Female hockey players from northern Saskatchewan are getting a chance to learn from the best this week at a camp in Prince Albert.
The camp, for hockey players ages nine to 17, was led by Canadian Olympians Carla MacLeod and Emily Clark on Tuesday.
Clark, who was a member of the Canadian team that won the silver medal in South Korea this past winter, says the camp is about much more than just teaching hockey skills.
“I think honestly it’s not about hockey at all, it’s not about teaching them how to shoot, get them to skate better,” she says. “I think, for me and Carla, we’ve talked a lot about people who’ve influenced us, former players.”
Cameron Halkett is a 12-year-old player from La Ronge.
She says the camp teaches the full the set of skills of how to be successful on the ice.
“Just how to be a good teammate, how to have fun on the ice, how much hard work it takes to be an Olympian, I guess,” she says.
The Fourth Annual North Female Hockey Camp wraps up on Wednesday afternoon.
(PHOTO: Left to right, Emily Clark, Cameron Halkett and Carla MacLeod pose with Olympic medals. Photo by Fraser Needham.)