Local players make Atlantic rosters
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.