In early January, BC Hockey held U16 identification camps in various zones throughout the province.
Female hockey players from around Vancouver Island participated in evaluations in Shawnigan Lake on Jan. 2 and 3.
Campbell River athlete Paige Beauregard was selected to the BC Hockey Island Zone team and will attend the BC Hockey main camp April 13-17 in Salmon Arm.
The U16 level of the Female High Performance Program was established to introduce eligible athletes to high-performance hockey, focussing on both on- and off-ice aspects of the game. In an effort to emulate national and international women’s hockey competitions, eligible players are invited to attend their zone’s U16 camp. Identified players are then given the opportunity to represent their zones at the U16 High Performance provincial competition.
Participants will be placed onto teams with players from across the province at the Female U16 Identification Camp (formerly called the BC Cup). This season (2016) will be the first year that players will be evaluated and the camp used to select the top 40 athletes who will be invited to attend a Strength and Conditioning Camp in July.
Beauregard is currently playing with the North Island Impact, which is a Bantam Regional ‘A’ team. She previously played with the Campbell River Minor Hockey Association Female Hurricanes and Tyees.