by Hockey PEI Communications // @HockeyPEI | Dec 21st
CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The road to the 2023 Canada Winter Games has begun for Hockey PEI’s Women’s Team. With last week’s news of increased public health restrictions being imposed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Hockey PEI was forced to postpone its in-person Canada Winter Games Hockey Camps set to take place in Evangeline and Crapaud this week.
For the Women’s team, the team staff wanted to still offer an opportunity to its athletes despite the continued disappointment of COVID-19 forced cancellations. The adaptation came together quickly, and a schedule of programming was set out for its 50 participants to take part in a virtual camp via Zoom over the next few days.
Players are being given at-home workouts by the teams’ Strength & Conditioning Coach and Hockey PEI alumni, Shannon MacAulay. These workouts include video links and instructions from MacAulay on specific Hockey player strength focus and opportunities to take part in activities like yoga sessions.
Furthermore, the athletes are taking part in Mental Performance training with Mental Skills Consultant, Meagan Ferguson.
Head Coach Jess Cameron said this week the team looks to find success in strengthening its team unity. “Our staff is focused on fostering a well-rounded experience for our CWG athletes. This virtual camp will allow us to build a strong foundation for our team culture”
In efforts to keep the camp fun and engaging the staff is set to host “Team Bingo” along with a “Coaches Daily Challenge” for players to complete and post about once finished!
The 2023 Canada Winter Games is set to take place in Prince Edward Island, on the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. From February 18 to March 5, the Games will bring together 3,600 athletes, managers, and coaches, across 20 different sports, for the largest multi-sport event in the country.