Hockey Alberta has named the 120 athletes who are representing their regions at the 2024 Alberta Cup. Airdrie and area athletes are among those on the roster.

"The Alberta Cup aids in the identification and selection of potential players for Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program, with hundreds of players annually trying out for 120 spots (20 positions on each of the six regional teams)."

Two teams from each of the North, Central and South regions are facing off against each other in a modified round-robin tournament taking place in Renexd Deer at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, April 24-28.

Each of the six teams is comprised of two goaltenders, six defence and 12 forwards.

Alberta Black Roster

  • #11 Zachery Hall (Forward) - Airdrie
  • #20 Jordan St. Louis (Forward) - Airdrie
  • #9 Seamus Dillon (Forward) - Cochrane
  • #14 Matthew Hilderman (Forward) - Cochrane
  • #16 Crew Martinson (Forward) - Olds
  • #2 Kale McCann (Defence) - Cochrane
  • #6 Kingston Sauter (Defence) - Rocky View County

Alberta Blue Roster

  • #10 Nathan Cole (Forward) - Airdrie
  • #12 Mirco Dufour (Forward) - Rocky View County
  • #17 Jensen Marsh (Forward) - Cochrane
  • #2 Aden Bouchard (Defence) - Airdrie
  • #6 Xander Ramsay (Defence) - Airdrie 
  • #7 Daniel Vaillant (Defence) - Cochrane
  • #31 Linden Sobocan (Goalie) - Cochrane

Alberta Green Roster

  • #14 Adam Halat (Forward) - Chestermere

Alberta Red Roster

  • #11 Ashton McCann (Forward) - Okotoks
  • #17 Carter Radford (Forward) - Strathmore
  • #18 Gustav Rustebakke (Forward) - Foothills County
  • #6 Kyler Sorocak (Defence) - Chestermere

Hockey Alberta added that in addition to player development, it also features opportunities for administrators, referees, coaches, therapists, and equipment managers to be identified for potential positions at higher-level events, such as the World U17 Hockey Challenge.

Athletes gathered at three Regional Camps over the weekend in late March in Calgary, Red Deer and Spruce Grove. Male players born in 2009 who participated in a Hockey Canada-sanctioned program this season were eligible to try out.

"There were many talented kids from across the province who tried out for the Alberta Cup program,” said Blake Cosgrove, Hockey Alberta’s Manager of Elite Hockey Development. "While this opportunity focuses on player development, it is also another opportunity to evaluate players as we progress towards the WHL Cup. We are very excited for this age group to showcase themselves at the Alberta Cup as well as future Hockey Alberta events."

The Alberta Cup provides players and staff with an opportunity to experience elite-level play in a short-term competition and is part of the player evaluation process for selecting Team Alberta to compete at the WHL Cup in October.

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