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DiBella one of 13 players back with Team B.C.

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
July 22nd, 2011

As a rookie Aimee DiBella made the most an opportunity to play for Team B.C. at the Canada Winter Games in February 2011.

Now as a seasoned veteran blueliner, the 5’7″, 140-pound Nelson Minor Hockey product has once again earned the praise of her coaches as a member of the B.C. Hockey Provincial U18 Girl’s squad.

DeBella, 17, joins 19 other players and six staff at the provincial camp beginning Friday in Osoyoos.

“The staff is looking forward to getting the final Team B.C. roster together in Osoyoos,” said Team B.C. Head coach Jeff Oldenborger. “It will mark the first opportunity to teach our systems, build our identity and learn exactly what each of us can bring to the team.”

“I have high expectations of this group of players, as well as the staff, and I am excited to see what kind of chemistry we can build early in our process,” he adds.

DiBella, a member of the Kootenay Wildcats Female Major Midget Hockey Club, is once again joined by teammate Daley Oddy of Cranbrook.

The two Wildcats both played last season when Team B.C. finished out of the medals at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax.

The provincial camp runs includes four one and a half hour on-ice sessions at the Sun Bowl Arena, as well as a number of off-ice fitness, classroom and team building activities at the Sonora Community Recreation Centre. Accommodation and meals will also be held at the Recreation Centre.

“After a number of years absence, B.C. Hockey’s Female High Performance Program is excited to return to Osoyoos for the 2011 Summer Development Camp,” said Team BC Director of Operations, Greg Hermiston.

“The 2011 edition of Team BC has 13 returning players that competed in Halifax at the Canada Winter Games, and we are set to work hard to prepare for the National Championships.”

Following the camp, the team will come together again for a set of exhibition games, which will be held in September.  BC Hockey will release more information on the game schedule in early September.

Team B.C. is gearing up for the 2011 Women’s National Under 18
Championships set for Saguenay, Quebec November 2-6.

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