Six women’s under-18 players to join elite camp

Waterdown’s Lauren Wildfang will join five other candidates for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team when they travel to Vierumäki, Finland, this month to participate in the IIHF High Performance Camp.

The session is taking place in conjunction with the IIHF Hockey Development Camp, which together will feature 250 female participants from more than 30 countries.

The two IIHF female camps take place July 15-22 at Vierumäki Sports Institute, as part of the second phase of the International Ice Hockey Federation’s “To Sochi and Beyond,” a strategic development plan to improve women’s hockey worldwide. The high performance camp is for players from the top women’s hockey nations, while the development camp is for any eligible IIHF member nations wishing to participate, although both will “use the expertise and experience present at both camps to create valuable crossover opportunities.”

The Canadian invitees from across the country all attended Canada’s National Women’s Program strength and conditioning camp this May in Toronto.