The 2021-22 Northern Capitals will have a strong Peace Region presence this year. The team revealed its starting roster this year, with six of the 20 players hailing from the Peace Region.
The six girls are Hailey Armstrong (Dawson Creek), Maria Ayre (Fort St. John), Keagan Goulet (Fort St. John), Kasey Ditner (Baldonnel), Staysha Hiebert (Cecil Lake), and Sierra Eagles (Tumbler Ridge). In addition to being local, all six players have spent time with the Northeast BC Predators program as well.
Here is where each of the players fit on the team's depth chart:
Armstrong, Ayre and Goulet each played with the Capitals during the 2019-20 season. Ayre had 11 points in 32 games, Armstrong had 18 points in 32, and Goulet had 12 in 27 games played. The Capitals didn't have a season last year as a result of the pandemic.
Three of the six players — Armstrong, Goulet, and Ditner — recently tried out for Team B.C. ahead of the 2021 National Women's U18 Championship. The final roster for Team B.C. has yet to be revealed. The U18 Championships go October 31 to November 6 in Dawson Creek.
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