By Michael Boriero
It took over a 12 months to finalize the squad, however Hockey Quebec has introduced its roster for the ladies’s crew representing the province on the upcoming Prince Edward Island 2023 Canada Winter Video games in Charlottetown, and it options a number of athletes from the Japanese Townships.
Practically two weeks in the past, Arianne Leblanc, a grade 12 pupil at Stanstead School and a goaltender for the Spartans hockey crew, acquired information that she was chosen as one of many two goaltenders heading to P.E.I from Feb. 18 to March 5. And she or he received’t be going there alone.
Leblanc shall be joined by three of her teammates at Stanstead. Béatrice Perron-Roy, Alexia Aubin, and Maxim Tremblay can even be out east representing Quebec within the feminine under-18 division. One other teammate, Jamie Arsenault, has been chosen to signify New Brunswick.
“Clearly, I actually needed to make the crew, however I didn’t know if I’d make it. But additionally, the truth that I made it with quite a lot of my teammates, I believe it’s going to be very nice to play on the identical crew as them once more […] we’re all actually excited to go,” Leblanc mentioned in a telephone interview.
She informed The File that tryouts for the squad began in the summertime of 2021. There have been three extra analysis camps in December, this previous summer time, and once more in October. However whereas she was shocked to make the crew within the second, Leblanc has quite a lot of confidence in her skills.