Twelve players from the Bantam Female Kermode Rep team in Terrace participated in the U16 camp in Williams Lake on Jan. 5 and 6 – and more than half of them made the final roster for the U16 BC Cup North Zone team.
The camp attracted female players between the ages of 13 and 14 from all over the north, stretching from as far west as Prince Rupert to as far east as 100 Mile House and as far north as Fort St. John, for a total of 50 players.
“The Terrace players all had an excellent camp and represented our team respectfully with their hard work and skills,” said coach Mario Desjardins.
Seven players made the final roster of 18 skaters and two goalies.
Congratulations to Sage Desjardins, Deborah Wraight, Taylor Beck, Marissa Nichol, Hunter Mosher, Caitlyn Ray and Kelsey Roberts, said Desjardins.
These seven players will represent the North Zone along with 13 other teammates in the U16 BC Cup tournament hosted in Duncan, B.C. April 4 – 7.
They will then be re-evaluated by BC Hockey’s High Performance Evaluation team to prepare them for BC Hockey U18 high performance invite-only camp next year.
Five other players from the Terrace team also had an excellent camp: Cassie Penfold, Cassidy Broughton, Meghan Pritchett, Casey Norris and Katerina Samaras, all proved they are not far from making the top 20 in the north with their strong effort in the fitness testing and on ice play.
The Terrace Bantam Female Reps have been having a fantastic 2012/2013 season, going into the Christmas break with a record of 19 wins, 10 loses and 5 ties.
They’ve competed in five tournaments so far, finishing first once, second twice and third once.
The team heads to Surrey this weekend, Feb. 1 – 3, where they’ll play Prince George, Abbotsford and Surrey A2 to start. Then they’ll hop over to the second pool, where they’re hoping to meet up with the Surrey A1 team which has jumped into first place in the Lower Mainland female league ahead of North Shore Winter Club.