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Nelson's Reece Hunt once again selected to represent BC at Women’s U18 Championship

Reece Hunt is heading to Quebec City in November to represent BC at the 2017 National Women’s U18 Championship. — Photo courtesy BC Hockey

Reece Hunt of Nelson is heading back to represent BC at the 2017 National Women’s U18 Championship in Quebec City, Quebec, this November.

The Nelson Minor Hockey product earned the trip after being selected to the Provincial Female U18 roster.

BC Hockey made the announcement Sunday.

“We are excited to have such an amazing team of players and staff heading to Quebec in November,” said Team BC Head Coach, Graham Thomas. 

“We are confident that this group will continue to build on the successes Team BC has experienced at the National Women’s U18 Championship in recent years.”

In 2016, Hunt of Nelson earned player-of-game status following a semi final loss to Ontario Red in Regina.

Team BC went on to defeat Ontario Blue 5-3 to capture the bronze medal.

Hunt is currently in Penticton playing for the Okanagan Hockey Academy.

In March of this year, Hunt accepted a full-ride scholarship to NCAA Division I Bemidji State University in Minnesota beginning in 2019-20.

The 5’5 forward, who last season toiled for the Kootenay Wild of the BC Female Midget AAA Hockey League, finished the season with 31 points including 16 goals and was the second leading scorer in the league.

Hunt’s performance earned her a spot on the 2017 Female Midget AAA All-Star Team.

“We are very proud of and excited for this group of talented young women who have been selected to represent Team BC at the National Women’s U18 Championship this fall,” commented BC Hockey Chief Executive Officer, Barry Petrachenko. 

“We are confident that this team will be great representatives of BC and the Yukon and look forward to their success at the tournament in their drive to improve on last years’ bronze medal finish.”

Last weekend also saw Hunt’s older brother Sawyer, team captain of the Nelson Leafs Hockey team, score the winning goal in overtime as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League squad edge Grand Forks 3-2 in double overtime.

The Leafs are currently one of the hottest teams in the KIJHL, winners of four straight games to sit in top spot in the Murdoch Division.