CLARKE’S BEACH, N.L. — Shailynn Snow’s dream of suiting up for Team Canada is taking another step forward.
The Clarke’s Beach hockey phenom recently received an invite for the Hockey Canada under-18 women’s selection camp, taking place in Calgary Aug. 5-12. From that camp, a team will be selected to face the under-18 Americans in a series of games to be played the following week in Calgary.
Snow is a high-scoring forward who spent the last two seasons playing for Ridley College in Ontario as part of the Junior Women’s Hockey League. The 16-year-old was invited to the Hockey Canada strength and conditioning camp for the under-18 team last year, but was not involved in the August selection camp. She was later named an alternate for Team Canada at the world tournament.
In March, Snow told The Compass it was a goal of hers to be invited back to the main camp. She planned to continue training in Newfoundland after finishing her exams in at Ridley College, a prep school in St. Catherines.
Earlier this year, Snow formally committed to St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, where she’ll begin playing collegiate hockey in the fall of 2019. She received a full athletic scholarship from the American college.