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Two female hockey players invited to Team Canada camp

Two Kelowna female hockey players have been invited to attend the Team Canada Women’s Under-18 Strength and Conditioning Camp that is being held in Hamilton this weekend

Jordan Krause  and Julia McKinnon were selected to attend the camp after being evaluated during last season and at various national camps and events.

Krause has nine years of hockey experience and currently plays for the Pursuit of Excellence hockey academy in Kelowna. She has won three B.C. provincial gold medals—in 2008, 2009, and 2010—and most recently represented Team B.C. in the 2011 Canada Games in Halifax, NS.

McKinnon currently plays for the Ontario Hockey Academy, and has 13 years of hockey experience. She is a four time B.C. provincial champion and was the provincial top scorer in the 2009/2010 season. She was also Team B.C.’s top scorer at the 2011 Canada Games.

Invitations were made based on evaluations done throughout the 2010-2011 season by Hockey Canada’s regional scouts and the coaching staffs of Canada’s National Women’s Team, National Women’s Under 22 Team and National Women’s Under 18 Team. Those who were chosen to attend the off-ice camp were evaluated while they played with their club teams in-season, as well as at various national camps and events.

The camp consists of five days of off-ice fitness training and is considered an important first step in identifying those who could be in the running to represent Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Kelowna midget female hockey player Stephanie Schaupmeyer has been selected to play for Team B.C.

The selection was made after a camp last weekend held in Salmon Arm.

Schaupmeyer was one of five Kelowna players that played for the Thompson Okanagan Rockets in the B.C. Female Midget AAA League this season.

In 23 games she scored 11 goals and added nine assists for 20 points.

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B.C. Hockey announced the head coaches for the female teams that play in the B.C. Female AAA League.

For the second year Mark Elder will be behind the bench for the defending B.C. champion Rockets.

The FMAAA is entering its fifth season of play, which showcases the top female talent in B.C. at the Female Midget level.

The 2010-2011 season saw the Rockets capture their second straight Female Midget AAA Championship after defeating the Kootenay Wildcats.

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