Huskies and Jr Canucks battle Hockey Canada's Women's team hopefuls

By Jeromy Corrigan
September 14, 2018 - 6:50am Updated: September 14, 2018 - 3:31pm

Hockey Canada's Women's National team will continue training camp today, and later this evening the hopefuls will begin exhibition action against a pair of North West Junior Hockey League teams.

The National team hopefuls have been split into a pair of squads who will each play the Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks of the Fort St.John Huskies of the North West Junior Hockey League.

Huskies President Mike Bacco stated this is an exciting opportunity.

"It's going to be really exciting. Not often you can say you are playing Olympic competitors, so we are really looking forward to it."

The Huskies General Manager Jeremy Clothier echoed those comments.

"It's not something you can do every day or every year. When they approached us and Dawson Creek we both jumped at it. Pretty good experience. It will be a learning curve for our guys as these women are vying for spots on the National team for the next Olympic run."

Clothier added he wouldn't be surprised if these ladies skated around a lot their guys early on.

Canada White plays Fort St.John at 4 p.m. today and Canada Red will battle Dawson Creek at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dawson Creek will face Canada White at noon, and Fort St. John tangles with Canada Red at 3 p.m.

All four games will be played at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek.

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