Female U18 Fall Camp Takes Place in Winnipeg

Thursday, September 20, 2018 – The Female Under-18 program is heading out on the road to conduct Fall Camp in Winnipeg, MB. The 30 PLAYERS that are vying for a spot on Team Saskatchewan will compete in four (4) days of team practice and games. The exhibition schedule will begin on Friday (Sept. 21) and conclude on Sunday (Sept. 23). Games will take place at the Max Bell Arena and Seven Oaks Arena against the University of Manitoba, Team Manitoba (U18) and University of Regina. Full schedule is provided below.

Following Fall Camp, the players will report to their respective club teams. A final decision on the Team Saskatchewan Female Under-18 program will be made later on in the year. Those chosen will participate in the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, AB. The games will take place from February 13 to March 3, 2019.

For more information on the Canada Winter Games, check out the the games website.

Exhibition Game Schedule

 Date  Time  Opponent  Arena
 Friday, Sept. 21  1:00 PM  University of Manitoba  Max Bell Arena
 Saturday, Sept. 22  7:00 PM  Team Manitoba  Seven Oaks Arena
 Sunday, Sept. 23  11:00 AM  University of Regina  Seven Oaks Arena
* All game times in Central Daylight Time (Manitoba) *

MENS - Held every four years, the Canada Winter Games are a showcase of the best under-16 players in the country, representing their home province. Men’s hockey debuted at the inaugural Canada Games in 1967, with the University of Alberta Golden Bears beating the UBC Thunderbirds to win the first gold medal. The tournament replaced the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge every four years through the 1990s and 2000s, before it became a U16 event beginning with the 2011 Games.

WOMENS - Replacing the National Women's Under-18 Championship every four years, the Canada Winter Games highlights the future of the women's game in a province vs. province showdown for a gold medal. Women’s hockey was added to the schedule beginning with the 1991 Games in Charlottetown, P.E.I., when Hayley Wickenheiser scored the gold-medal-winning goal for Alberta as a 12-year-old, giving a glimpse of what was to come during a record-setting career with Canada’s National Women’s Team.

For more information please contact:
Joel Houseman
Senior Coordinator of High Performance 
Director of Operations Team Saskatchewan 
Saskatchewan Hockey Association
Tel (306) 789-5101

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