Hockey Alberta’s only female under-16 tournament, the Alberta Challenge, is set to take place May 4-7 in Red Deer.

North Yellow and South Black will begin the action on Thursday at 9 A.M. at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Six teams will play off for a spot in the championship game on Sunday at 2 P.M.

This weekend nine players hailing from central Alberta are in the mix:

  • Bentley (Jensyn Stephenson, Peyton Stephenson)
  • Lacombe (Addison Shaw)
  • Olds (Ceder Thorburn)
  • Red Deer (Bailey Rogers)
  • Rocky Mountain House (Bree Prediger)
  • Stettler (Summer Greiner)
  • Sylvan Lake (Brylee Hull, Parker Small)
  • Condor (Aldawna Evers)

Over 120 students from St. Theresa Elementary School will be in attendance on Friday to participate in off-ice activities and spread cheer. The Hockey Alberta Foundation has partnered with local schools to allow students to experience the great game of hockey.  

The Alberta Challenge is a modified round-robin tournament where each team is composed of two goaltenders, six defence and 12 forwards. It is the second event of Hockey Alberta’s Spring Showcase, taking place prior to the Prospects Cup (May 11-14) and following the Alberta Cup (April 27-30).