Saanichton player at the Hart of Team B.C.

After winning a silver medal with the U18 national women’s hockey team, Micah Hart is once again donning the ‘C’.

Saanichton’s Micah Hart will captain the Team B.C. women’s hockey team at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George. The Games start Feb. 13 and Hart also earned the honour of carrying in the provincial team’s flag during the opening ceremonies.

After winning a silver medal with the Canadian Under 18 national women’s hockey team in Buffalo late last year, Micah Hart is once again donning the ‘C’.

This time, the Saanichton hockey player holds the captaincy of Team B.C. — the host team at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George this month. On Feb. 13, Hart will also carry the provincial flag into the Games’ opening ceremonies, representing all of B.C.’s athletes.

“It was amazing to be chosen,” she said. “It’s a huge honour.”

This isn’t Hart’s first time with Team B.C.

The talented defenceman  has been playing with the squad since last May and many of her teammates have played alongside her with other high-level teams — including the national U18 squad. That team won silver at the 2015 IIHF World Championships.

“We played some exhibition games in September versus Saskatchewan and Manitoba. We won two games and lost two against some really strong teams.”

Hart said B.C.’s goal is, of course, to win the gold medal and said they’ll take it one game at a time.

Their first match is against Quebec, she said. They’ll play a series of round robin games and hopefully reach the playoffs.

Hart added being the captain does bestow upon her some added responsibility. She held the ‘C’ with Canada’s U18 team as well and noted once the players hit the ice, her focus is on helping the team win games.

Hart currently attends Penticton Secondary School and is part of the Okanagan Hockey Academy.

She said her sister lives in Prince George and is expecting her family to be in the interior city to watch her play.

“I think it will be an amazing atmosphere at the Opening Ceremony in Prince George and an unforgettable experience leading Team B.C.”

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