Krzyzaniak named to national women's camp


Neepawa's Halli Krzyzaniak is among the handful of Westman players who have been invited to the national women's hockey program strength and conditioning camp, which takes place next month.

The camp is considered the first big step on the road to making the Team Canada roster for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The 19-year-old blueliner joins Glenboro's Brittni Mowat, Brandon's Ashleigh Brykaliuk and Cassidy Carels of Bruxelles as players from the area who will participate in both on and off-ice sessions, while also introducing and reiterating Hockey Canada’s expectations in areas such as nutrition, mental conditioning, physical fitness, testing, training and other positive daily behaviours.

Following the strength and condition camp, Hockey Canada scouts will continue to evaluate players at additional national team camps in August, and as they compete with their club and school teams at various provincial and national events, including the 2015 Canada Winter Games; 2015 Esso Cup, Canada’s National Female Midget Championship; and both NCAA Division 1 and Canadian Interuniversity Sport competition.

“This camp is a key step on the road to continued Team Canada success during the 2014-15 season, but also as we start an exciting and intense four-year journey toward PyeongChang,” said Melody Davidson, general manager of national women’s team programs in a release. “We can’t wait to welcome these talented young women, and potential future Olympians, to Hamilton for five days of learning what it takes, both on and off the ice, to wear the Team Canada jersey.”

The camp takes place May 7-11 at McMaster University in Hamilton.

Krzyzaniak recently wrapped up her first season as a member of the University of North Dakota women's hockey team. Krzyzaniak and UND advanced to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Face-off championship game, falling to Minnesota in the final.

With files from Hockey Canada release

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