Hockey Alberta has announced the 160 athletes who will wear the Hockey Alberta logo for the first time at the Prospects Cup - among the athletes are Airdrie and area hockey players. 

Airdrie players on the South Black Roster include: 

  • #9 Austin Campbell (forward) 

  • #17Jaret Otto (forward)

  • # 4 Gavyn Campbell (defence)

Other area players on the team include:

  • #8 Colton Bischoff (forward) from Strathmore

  • #10 Charlie Dean (forward) from Canmore

  • #19 Finn Visser (forward) from Olds

  • #18 Nathan Snook (forward) from Chestermere

  • #31 Desmond Snell (goalie) from Didsbury

The South Gold Roster also includes Airdrie players:

  • #18 Luke Tschetter (forward)

  • #4Corbin Raven (defence)

Other area players include:

  • #9 Beckham Brodeur (forward) from Carstairs

  • #14 Jett Evans (forward) from Strathmore

  • #17 Eric Sexton (forward) from Chestermere

  • #19 Colton Watts(forward) from Carstairs

  • #2 Emmett Kautz (defence) from Strathmore

  • #3 Walker Kautz (defence) from Wheatland County

  • #1Ty Tunke (goalie) from Okotoks

Eight teams play a round-robin style tournament from May 8-12 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer.

"Each team’s 20-person roster is made up of two goaltenders, six defence and 12 forwards."

In a news release, Hockey Alberta stated that The Prospects Cup is the first step of the Hockey Alberta Development program. It provides second-year U-13 male athletes, coaches, trainers, and administrators an opportunity to discover the qualities of competitive hockey in a well-organized regional camp and select team competition.

"The Prospects Cup is the introduction to the Hockey Alberta process for these athletes as it focuses on their development and growth while also introducing the majority of them to short-term competition,” said Blake Cosgrove, Hockey Alberta’s Manager of Elite Hockey Development. “This group of players is exciting to watch, and I hope they enjoy the experience."

Over the April 12-14 weekend, hundreds of players participated in four regional camps in Calgary, Edmonton, Olds, and Vegreville. Two teams from each camp were selected to compete in the Prospects Cup tournament. Male players born in 2011 who participated in a Hockey Canada-sanctioned program this season were eligible to try out.

The Alberta Cup (April 24-28) and the Alberta Challenge (May 1-5) also comprise the Spring Showcase.

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