RED DEER - Two outstanding young Albertans are on their way to take part in the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation’s Global Girls Hockey Game in Toronto.
Kamyrn Oddan of Clandonald and Emilie Morin of Enoch were selected out of more than 25 applicants to attend the international event. Two female hockey players from each province are headed to the Global Game, which will see 37 IIHF member organizations hold events across the globe this weekend.
Oddan is a 15 year-old forward with the Vermilion Female Bantam B Tigers.
"I am so honoured and excited to have the awesome opportunity to play in the 2018 Global Game," she said. "It’s so great to have the chance to meet girls from all across Canada who have the passion as I do. My favourite thing about hockey is the fun I have playing with my teammates. I always try to improve and grow, and I think the Global Game is an awesome experience to learn from, while having fun along the way!"
In addition to hockey, Oddan also plays volleyball and badminton, and is involved in her local 4-H club.
Morin is a 13 year-old defender, who currently plays for the Edmonton Bantam A Sabres.
"Hockey is my passion," she said. "I am so honoured to be representing Alberta, female hockey and Indigenous Canadians at the Global Game!"
Outside of female hockey, Morin also takes part in her school’s Hockey Academy, and plays 3-on-3 hockey in the summer, along with softball.
Participants spend the weekend in Toronto participating in skills clinics, listening to guest speakers, visiting the Hockey Hall of Fame, as well as participating in the main event, the Global Game on Sunday afternoon.
About the Global Game
The Ontario Women’s Hockey Association, in partnership with Hockey Canada and the International Ice Hockey Federation, is hosting the Global Game March 10-11 in Toronto. The Global Game embodies the spirit of enjoyment, teamwork, and collaborating with those from diverse backgrounds. This unique game starts on Saturday and will be played in 28 different countries before being handed off to Canada to play the final segment of the game. A cumulative score is kept across all 28 countries between Team White and Team Blue with a winner being declared after the Canadian portion of the game. The goal this game is to unite all females currently playing hockey as one global family.