Lo­cal play­ers make At­lantic ros­ters

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A trio of lo­cal hockey play­ers will get to show off their slick­est moves at the up­com­ing At­lantic Chal­lenge Cup in Monc­ton, N.B.

Tay­lor An­der­son, Court­ney Car­a­van, and Natalie Keep­ing will play for teams that are a part of Hockey New­found­land and Labrador’s High Per­for­mance Pro­gram at the four-day tour­na­ment, tak­ing place Oct. 8-11.

An­der­son, who lives in Har­bour Grace, will wear the No. 2 jersey on the blue­line for the fe­male un­der-18 team at the event. Join­ing her on the team will be Keep­ing , a f o rward from the Bay Roberts mi­nor hockey sys­tem, who will wear the No. 16 sweater.

Car­a­van will suit up for the un­der-15 fe­male team at the tour­na­ment as one of two goal­tenders. She plays in Bay Roberts and will wear the No. 1 jersey.

The play­ers were amongst the 103 play­ers se­lected to par­tic­i­pate based on their per­for­mances at the 2010 pro­vin­cial camps held in Gan­der last month. They’ll hope to play well in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the 2011 Canada Win­ter Games. The At­lantic Chal­lenge Cup rep­re­sents the fi­nal com­pe­ti­tion be­fore play­ers are se­lected for both the men’s and women’s teams rep­re­sent­ing New­found­land and Labrador.

The High Per­for­mance Pro­gram aims to of­fer hockey play­ers a chance to de­velop their hockey skills to a higher level through player eval­u­a­tions. Ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease, play­ers re­ceive ad­vanced coach­ing and in­for­ma­tion on spe­cial train­ing meth­ods.

The 2011 Canada Win­ter Games will take place in Hal­i­fax, N.S., from Feb. 11-27.

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