Neepawa’s Halli Krzyzaniak will get a chance to lace up the blades with some Olympians this week.
Krzyzaniak was one of 13 players from Canada’s national under-22 development team asked to stick around in Calgary and join the 27 members of the national women’s team’s centralized roster to play a trio of intrasquad games. The 18-year-old defenceman was the second-youngest player from the development team asked to remain, next to goaltender Kimberley Newell.
The intrasquad games, dubbed the Red-White Series, will be played on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday in Calgary.
Krzyzaniak has been training with the national development squad in Calgary since Aug. 10, playing in three intrasquad games.
Forwards Ashleigh Brykaliuk of Brandon and Karissa Kirkup of Virden also took part in the development camp, but were not among the three players to advance. Brykaliuk scored to help Team White beat Team Black 4-2 Saturday in the final game of the development camp to finish the series with a goal and an assist.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 19, 2013