Local skaters in B.C. Cup

Fifteen-year-old Stephanie Churchill of Sidney has been selected to attend the 2014 Female Hockey U18 B.C. cup

Sidney’s Stephanie Churchill is one of two local hockey players off to Salmon Arm April 23 to 27.

SIDNEY — Fifteen-year-old Stephanie Churchill of Sidney has been selected to attend the 2014 Female Hockey U18 B.C. cup in Salmon Arm April 23 to 27.

Over the 2013/14 season, B.C. Hockey evaluators attended games and identified Churchill as someone with exceptional skill and aptitude.

Female U18 is the beginning stage of the hockey Canada Program of Excellence. B.C. Hockey Evaluators collect data over the season and invite the top 80 players from B.C. (eight goalies, 24 defencemen and 48 forwards) to form four teams to compete at the B.C. Cup.

Churchill plays defence and this past season played on the Major Midget team out of Campbell River (the Vancouver Island Hurricanes). She will play for the Stars squad at the B.C. Cup.

Defenseman Micah Hart of Saanichton has also been selected to a B.C. Cup team. Hart, who played for Team Canada’s U18 squad in games against the United States last season, will suit up for the Thunder in Salmon Arm. Hart plays hockey and attends school at the Okanagan Hockey Academy.

 

— Submitted by B.C. Hockey with files from News staff