Abbotsford hockey talent aim for Team BC

Several local players getting the chance to represent the province

A handful of Abbotsford hockey talent could be representing the province later this year.

On Monday, BC Hockey announced the 60 players selected for the Male U16 Provincial Camp, which occurs in Shawnigan Lake in July. Players selected will suit up for Team BC at the Western Branch Challenge in October.

Abbotsford natives Owen Forfellow, Michael Milne and Nolan Wall all made the cut for the camp.

Forfellow and Milne are both Yale Hockey Academy products, and were both recently drafted in the WHL’s Bantam Draft earlier this month. Wall is an Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association product who starred on the Hawks Bantam A1 team this season.

Meanwhile, starting today (Friday) is the BC Hockey 2017 Female U18 Invitational Selection Camp in Lake Cowichan. It runs until Sunday, with the players selected for Team BC, which will participate in the 2017 Women’s U18 National Championship in Quebec City this fall.

Abbotsford talent battling for a spot at the event include defender Alex Allan, forward Desiree Wiens and forward Kesslan McCabe.

Allan plays with the Pacific Steelers of the Junior Women’s Hockey League, while McCabe is a Delta Hockey Academy product. Wiens is an AMHA product.

For more information on the camps, visit bchockey.net.


 

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