The Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) has released two full rosters of players for the 2016 JWHL All-Star game, including three players from the Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) Female Prep team.
Forwards Alyssa MacMillan (Penticton, BC) and Alley Rempe (Calgary, AB) will join blueliner Chloe Cook (Summerland, BC) on the North Division All-Star team.
MacMillan has netted 18 points (5-13-18) in 25 JWHL games so far this season, while Rempe also has picked up 18 points (8-10-18) in 25 games. Cook has registered 11 points (6-5-11) in 25 games to lead all OHA defenceman.
This year 40 players will be represented in a short exhibition game featuring the North Division All-Stars vs. the South Division All-Stars. The game is a celebration of some of the league’s top players. Coaches nominate players from their teams who are then selected by the league based on their performance throughout the season.
The All-Star game will kick off the 9th annual Challenge Cup. Over the years, this event has grown to be one of the top scouting opportunities for NCAA programs as well as Hockey Canada and USA Hockey. The tournament will host 38 elite teams from the United States and Canada, attracting over 8,000 players and spectators to the Kettler Capitals Iceplex and Rockville Ice Arena from February 12-15, 2016.
In addition to the tournament, the Washington Capitals and JWHL will be hosting a free girl’s clinic on Thursday Feb. 11th at 6:50PM followed by the JWHL All-Star Game at 8:00PM. More information will be available at capitals.nhl.com or to keep up on all the action go to www.jwhl.org/cc. You may follow the JWHL via social media for all schedules, rosters and game updates.
For further information on the OHA Female Prep program, please contact:
Head Coach, OHA Female Prep
OHA helped shape the person I am today in an abundance of ways. The training regime and on-ice practice went a long way in helping me achieve my set goals in hockey, while making the jump to the next level attainable. Ultimately, it was the lessons I learned off the ice that have shaped me the most. From learning to balance school with hockey, to building character and unity with my team. All in all, OHA was the best decision to not only further my hockey career, but also to further myself as a person."