Total of 108 AFHL athletes named to Alberta Challenge rosters

RED DEER – A total of 108 Alberta Female Hockey League players earned themselves a spot at the Alberta Challenge. 

On Tuesday, Hockey Alberta announced the names of 120 athletes who will represent their regions at the 2024 Alberta Challenge. 

Six teams (three from each of the North and South regions) will compete in a modified round-robin tournament May 1-5 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer. Two goalies, six defence and 12 forwards comprise each team. 


Regional Camps were held April 5-7 in Cochrane and Beaumont. Female players born in 2009 and 2010 who were registered with a Hockey Alberta or Hockey Canada sanctioned program this season were eligible to tryout. 

“This year’s group of players is very talented and that was on display at the Regional Camps, said Danielle Wheeler, Hockey Alberta’s Manager of Female Development. “The competition at Alberta Challenge will truly showcase best-on-best competition and allow for athletes and staff to take the next step in their hockey journey.” 

The Alberta Challenge is the sole female-only event part of Hockey Alberta’s Spring Showcase. It is the first opportunity for athletes, coaches, therapists, equipment managers and administrators to experience short-term competition and an introduction to Team Alberta programming. 

The Spring Showcase opens with the Alberta Cup (April 24-28) and wraps with the Prospects Cup (May 8-12).  

Partnership opportunities are available for the 2024 Spring Showcase and can be found in the document below. 


TBS is Hockey Alberta’s preferred apparel provider for the Alberta Challenge, powered by Gatorade. A wide variety of merchandise items are available for purchase, with the deadline to place your order ending at 11 PM on April 16 in order to receive your merchandise by the Alberta Challenge. Online orders placed by the deadline will deliver to the event for pickup at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre on May 1. Any questions regarding merchandise can be directed to Kara Spady ( at Hockey Alberta.