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CATHARINES Annie Berg will never forget her summons from Hockey Canada. got the call and I remember them asking how I would feel about representing my country at the world championships, the Beamsville native said. lost it and didn even know what to say because I thought she was kidding. was unbelievable. 17 year old was one of 23 players chosen to represent Canada at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Under 18 Women World Championship, taking place Jan. 8 15 in St. Catharines. a huge honour to be named with all the other girls and to be thought of in the same category is an amazing feeling, the Grade 12 student at Beamsville and District Secondary School said. In April, Berg was invited to a strength and conditioning camp at McMaster University along with 59 other Team Canada hopefuls. From that camp, Berg was among 50 players invited to a week long camp in Calgary in August. She was one of only four players named to Team Canada that didn suit up for Canada in Lake Placid. has been a long evaluation process for the coaches and scouting staff as well as the players, but we have assembled a team that has some experience at this championship, said Melody Davidson, general manager of Canada national women teams programs. We believe they be ready to compete for a gold medal in St. Catharines. head coach Lisa Haley is excited about her team. depth of talent at this age group is very impressive, and players have provided plenty of impressive performances throughout the journey from August camp through to under 18 nationals, she said. of these players have the right combination of skills and intangibles that we believe are essential in competing for a world championship on home soil. and her teammates will head to Ottawa Dec. at Meridian Centre. Berg is ecstatic about the opportunity to compete for a world championship so close to home. friends and coach warehouse families can come out and it going to be awesome, she said. The team coaching staff hasn told her what her role will be on the team, but she plans to do what got her selected in the first place. am a hard working forward and I try to use my speed to be one of the first coach outlet purses era persons in on the forecheck and I try to make plays to set up my teammates, the 5 foot 9, 154 pound forward said. know everyone is there for the same reason and we will all be working hard towards that one goal. can wait for the championship to begin. just thinking about putting on that jersey for the first time, looking right and left and seeing all the amazing talent in the room, she said. think that first moment will be unbelievable. up for Berg in her hockey career will be joining the St. Lawrence Saints in New York state next fall for her first season of NCAA Division 1 hockey. a hockey school and hockey is their only D1 program, Berg said. it a small school, a great community and the coaches are amazing. got a late start in hockey halfway through the atom season when coach outlet stores in missouri she quit dance and headed to the Beamsville Arena. It was love at first sight. since I started, it has been my thing, she said. have tried other sports, but nothing really compares to hockey. spent half a season playing Beamsville house league hockey before moving to the St. Catharines Chaos/Brock Junior Badgers travel program. She played in St. Catharines from the atom to midget level and is now playing junior for the Cambridge Rivulettes in the Provincial Women Hockey League. Her father, former NHLer Bill Berg, has been a big influence on her hockey career. it amazing to have someone to come home to who can dissect portions of your coach outlet 40% off game, she said. great to have someone who has been through it, knows what you are going through and knows how to push you in the right direction.
is also an accomplished athlete away from hockey. She placed fourth to win antique bronze in the 61 kilogram division at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations wrestling championships this spring, was co captain of the Beamsville team that won last fall Zone 4 field hockey title and was also member of the Beamsville girls rugby team that won a silver medal at OFSAA. In summer 2014, she was a member of the Team Ontario under 16 girls rugby team that won a national championship.
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