CALGARY - Three current AFHL athletes, along with three alumna are among the 109 female athletes invited to the BFL Canada National Women’s Development Team and National Women’s Under-18 team summer camps.
Hockey Canada has announced a pool of 109 of the country’s top young players invited to participate in a pair of virtual camps with Canada’s National Women’s Program.
Goaltender Sophie Lajeunesse (Calgary Fire Midget AAA), blueliner Dayle Ross (St. Albert Slash Midget AAA), and forward Kyle Perry (Red Deer Midget AAA Sutter Fund Chiefs) will attend the BFL National Women’s Under-18 Team Summer Camp. Ross was part of St. Albert’s Esso Cup-winning team in 2019.
Sarah Wozniewicz, who played for the Olds U15 AA Grizzlys in 2016-17 will also take part in the U18 Summer Camp. Wozniewicz is one of three players who won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2020 IIHF U18 Women’s Championship.
As the virtual meetings progress through the summer, the athletes will cover topics that include at-home strength and conditioning plans, mental performance plans and check-ins, nutrition, dry-land skills, skating simulations, team-building activities, short-term international competition preparation and meetings with coaches.
The online sessions will take place up to twice weekly, with critical information being communicated to athletes to allow them to continue to evolve as high-performance athletes in this new environment, and will utilize the strengths and experience of Canada’s National Women’s Program leadership to help connect one-on-one, athlete-to-athlete.