It’s a fast start at the North Island Championships.

Wing lands a spot with Red Deer

Played hockey for the last two seasons with the Vancouver Island Hurricanes Major Midget team

Campbell River’s Julia Wing, who has played hockey for the last two seasons with the Vancouver Island Hurricanes Major Midget team, has signed to play next season with the Red Deer Queens of the Alberta College Athlete Conference Female Hockey league.

Wing has committed to Red Deer College and has accepted a partial scholarship to do so. Although being offered spots with university hockey programs in the U.S., she has chosen to stay in Canada for post-secondary education.

Wing will spend the next four years in the Bachelor of Science program at Red Deer to become a registered nurse while she continues to play high-level hockey.

At her signing, Wing thanked all the coaches who have helped her get to where she is now. She also acknowledged the support of local businesses and corporate sponsors who have stepped up to help support Campbell River Minor Hockey with their donations.