For the fourth summer in a row, a female U18 player from the Swift Current Innovation Credit Union AAA Wildcats attended Hockey Canada’s U18 Summer Showcase Development Camp.
Last summer, Moosomin product Ava Metzger got the call to attend camp in Calgary from July 29 to August 5.
âAt first when I got the email I was like ‘wow, is this for me?’ but yes it was good, âshe said. âObviously when I was a kid I was just shooting pucks in the fairway and I had the only Hockey Canada puck and that’s the first thing I thought of when I got the email. It’s pretty great to be a step closer to that goal of playing with Team Canada.
The second-year Wildcats forward received a host of comments during his time at camp through on-ice and video sessions, games and meetings.
âThey really have a lot of habits, it all came back to our ways so that was one of the big things to remember,â she said.
According to Metzger, the first day of camp didn’t start well as a teammate was in close contact with a false positive on the flight to Calgary, forcing the entire team to be sidelined.
“So we ended up quarantining the first day, our tests came back negative so it was good, it was just another day off for us,” she said.
Former Wildcats who attended the camp are Baylee Kirwan in 2020, Taylor Lind in 2019 and Taylor Kirwan in 2018.