Two Oakville natives and a member of the Niagara Falls Major Junior A IceDogs have earned invites to Hockey Canada’s goaltenders’ camps.
Alysia DaSilva has been invited Hockey Canada’s Under 18 National Women’s Program goaltending camp.
She and 13 other invitees in the U18 group and U22 Development Camp, will convene June 6-9 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. The candidates include seven under-18 goaltenders and seven under-22/development netminders, who will work with several highly skilled instructors, both on and off the ice, during the four-day camp at Hockey Canada’s home rink.DaSilva, who turned 17 in April, plays for Mississauga in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League. She finished the 2012-13 regular season with a 15-6 record and 1.72 goals-against average. In the playoffs she was 5-4 with a 2.21 GAA.
“We’re excited to welcome our country’s top young female goaltenders to our first-class facilities in Calgary for this year’s camp,” Hockey Canada’s director of female national teams Kalli Quinn said. “This will be a wonderful opportunity for them to work with some of the best goaltending instructors in the business, and learn what it takes to be a part of Canada’s National Women’s Program.”
On the men’s side, Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, will look at 19 netminders who will attend the eighth-annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp, June 13-16 at the Markin MacPhail Centre.Thirteen goaltenders in the under-20 age category (candidates for Canada’s National Junior Team) and six in the under-18 category (candidates for Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team) will get the opportunity to work with a number of instructors during the four-day camp.
Oakville’s Spencer Martin, a member of the Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga Steelheads Ice will attend the U20 camp. In the 2012-13 campaign, Martin, who turns 18 on June 8, had a 17-21 record and a 3.02 GAA.
Joining the U18 group is Niagara IceDogs’ Brent Moran. The 16-year-old Moran played his first season at the Major Junior A level this past season. In 19 games he posted a 7-10 record with a 4.26 GAA.