Not that there was any doubt about it, however Chilliwack hockey star Aynsley D’Ottavio goes to the Canada Winter Video games.
The gifted teen made the 20 participant roster for U18 Staff B.C. after going by an intense choice course of that began final April. D’Ottavio was certainly one of 177 athletes taking part in two Program of Excellence (POE) camps in Salmon Arm and Richmond. Sixty-nine skaters moved on to a provincial camp in Penticton in July and so they had eyeballs on them as they moved into their fall seasons.
D’Ottavio is a defender for the Fraser Valley Rush of the B.C. Elite (AAA) Hockey League the place she is producing loopy offensive numbers. The Rosedale product has 9 objectives and 34 factors in simply 17 video games, good for second in league scoring behind Rush teammate Leah Barnard, a ahead who has 17 objectives and 41 factors over the identical interval. The league’s subsequent highest scoring blueliner is one other of D’Ottavio’s teammates, Nahvin Bal, with 12 factors.
D’Ottavio was in Whistler for one last camp final weekend, taking part in practices, dryland coaching and two exhibition video games in opposition to the U18 A Sea 2 Sky Bears.
“It was the toughest choice course of I’ve been part of and every participant gave it every part they’d,” stated Staff B.C. bench boss Kris Hogg. “Though the roster is 20 right this moment, we all know that the opposite gamers launched will proceed to be part of this system.”
D’Ottavio and Hogg have earlier expertise collectively as a part of the gold medal-winning Staff B.C. entry on the U18 Western Regional Championship in 2021.
The 2023 Canada Winter Video games might be held Feb. 18 to Mar. 5 in Prince Edward Island. D’Ottavio’s crew might be in a pool with New Brunswick, Quebec and Saskatchewan. Different groups within the event embrace ALberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Newfoundland, Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory and the hosts from PEI.
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