Female hockey in the province of Alberta continues to expand and is the fastest growing demographic in the Calgary area. Today, Hockey Alberta announced the addition of 3 new U18 Elite Female Teams in Alberta for the 2024-25 season. One of those teams will be hosted by OHA Edmonton and play in the CSSHL, and the other 2 teams will be part of the Alberta Female Hockey League (AFHL) and will be located in Sherwood Park and Calgary.

The new teams are the result of work over the past two years where Hockey Alberta has engaged several parties to help measure the successes of the Elite Female Hockey Model and where the model can be improved. Remaining focused on the principles of the model, the recent growth of female hockey has been evaluated, along with the opportunities available for players to progress within Alberta’s female hockey system.

For more information, read the Hockey Calgary Information Bulletin and/or the Hockey Alberta Information Bulletin.