Hockey New Brunswick Revamps Female High Performance Program

The Atlantic branches have approved changes to the Female High Performance Program that will include the addition of a Female Under-14 program, at the 2023 Atlantic Challenge Cup.  

The Atlantic Challenge Cup is an annual tournament held on thanksgiving weekend where the Atlantic branches (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland & Labrador) compete against each other in 4 separate age divisions, Female & Male Under 14, Male Under 15 and Female Under 16. The process of selecting Team New Brunswick to compete at the 2023 Atlantic Challenge Cup will begin April 14 -16 at the HNB Cup in Fredericton.  

With the creation a Female Under-14 High Performance Program, adjustments will also be made to the Female Under-18 High Performance Program and Team Atlantic. Team Atlantic will be competing at the 2023 National Under-18 Female Championship November 2023 in Dawson Creek, BC. Team Atlantic staff will evaluate the upcoming Canada Games in PEI, as well as evaluations from the 2022 Atlantic Challenge Cup to select players for the upcoming Team Atlantic Summer Camp. 

In 2024 the Under-18 Female division will begin competing in an Atlantic Under-18 Tournament, which will be held in the Spring each year. This tournament will serve as the first step in the process of the selecting Team Atlantic in non-Canada Games years.  

Below is a critical path for U18 Female High Performance athletes.         

Under 18 Female High-Performance Critical Path 

Team Atlantic 2023 (2006 & 2007 Birth Year) 

January 2023 – Staff applications distributed
February 2023 – Staff selected 
February/March 2023 – Canada Winter Games 
May 2023 – Summer Camp Roster Announcement  
July 2023 – Team Atlantic Summer Camp (St. FX, Nova Scotia) 
September 2023 – Team Atlantic Roster Announcement 
November 2023 – National U18 Female Championship (Dawson Creek, BC) 

Team Atlantic 2024 (2007 & 2008 Birth Year)  

December 2023 – Hockey New Brunswick Under 18 Development Camp   
January 2024 – Staff applications distributed
February 2024 – Team Atlantic 2024 staff selected.  
April / May 2024 – Atlantic Under 18 Tournament 
May 2024 – Team Atlantic Summer Camp Roster Announcement  
July/August 2024 – Team Atlantic Summer Camp 
September 2024 – Team Atlantic Roster Announcement 
November 2024 – National U18 Female Championship  

For further information, contact: 

Brogan Bailey
Hockey New Brunswick, Director of High Performance and Events
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