Female Coaches to Lead Sask First Under-16 Teams at 2023 Showcase Tournament
By Hockey Saskatchewan
REGINA, Sask. – The Sask First high-performance program proudly presents its all-female coaching staff for the 2023 Team Saskatchewan Female Under-16 program.
The two teams will be led by Courtney Mish and Cassie Schlamp, both of whom are experienced coaches from the Sask First program.
Thirty-four of the province’s top players selected from the April tournament will be coached and nurtured by the staffs during the next phase of the program. The chosen 2008/2009-born athletes will attend a Summer Camp in Regina from Aug. 6-7, 2023, followed by a Showcase Tournament in Swift Current, Sask., from Sept. 7-10, 2023.
During the Showcase Tournament, the prospects will be divided into Team Green and Team White and will compete against each other as well as clubs from the Saskatchewan Female Under-18 “AAA” Hockey League (SFAAAHL).
"We're thrilled to announce the all-female coaching staffs for the 2023 Team Saskatchewan Female Under-16 program. These excellent coaches have all previously been involved in the Sask First program and we have no doubt that they will be instrumental in leading this group into the next phase of the program," said Joel Houseman, Director of Operations of Sask First.
Hockey Saskatchewan congratulates those selected and wishes them all the best in the upcoming months.
Female U16 Program – Team Green
Courtney Mish (Regina, SK) has been promoted from last year’s bench and will serve as the Head Coach for Team Saskatchewan Female Under-16 (Green). She spent two seasons with the University of Regina Cougars (U Sports) and played for Team Saskatchewan at the 2011 National Women's Under-18 Championship in Quebec.
Alyssa Wiebe (Saskatoon, SK) will serve as an Assistant Coach for Team Saskatchewan Female U-16 (Green). She has played for the Notre Dame Hounds in the SFAAAHL as well as NCAA women’s hockey with the University of North Dakota. Wiebe served as Assistant Coach with the Female Under-15 “AA” Saskatoon Comet Impact during the 2022-23 season.
Jessica Warren (Saskatoon, SK) will serve as an Assistant Coach for Team Saskatchewan Female Under-16 (Green). She played two seasons with the Saskatoon Stars of the SFAAAHL. Warren served as an Assistant Coach for the Female Under-18 “A” Saskatoon Comet Predators during the 2022-23 season.
Female U16 Program – Team White
Cassie Schlamp (McLean, SK) will return to serve as the Head Coach for Team Saskatchewan Female Under-16 (White). She served as Head Coach for the Saskatchewan Female Hockey League’s Under-15 “AA” Prairie Storm Lightning during the 2022-23 season. In addition, Schlamp has been heavily involved as a Sask First program coach.
Jordan Szczecinski (Weyburn, SK) will serve as an Assistant Coach for Team Saskatchewan Female U-16 (White). She served as Head Coach for the Saskatchewan Female Hockey League’s Under-15 “AA” South East Whitecap Goldwings during the 2022-23 season.
Sam Ridgewell (Delisle, SK) will serve as an Assistant Coach for Team Saskatchewan Female U-16 (White). She spent four seasons with Merrick College (NCAA) and recently played goaltender for the Buffalo Beauts in the Premier Hockey Federation (PHF).
About SASK FIRST
The Sask First Program was introduced by Hockey Saskatchewan in 1988 and since that time the program has brought great pride and accomplishment within our province. The Sask First Program was designed to provide a better understanding of the game as well as to promote the development of quality players, coaches, trainers, officials and administrators. The participants are enriched as individuals and can achieve self-satisfaction and enjoyment as part of the hockey community.
About HOCKEY SASKATCHEWAN
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