Vincent chosen to attend international hockey camp in Finland

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Only one of three Canadians selected

CHARLOTTETOWN – Madison Vincent of Crapaud has been chosen to participate in an international hockey camp this summer.

The 15-year-old daughter of Kent and Kim Vincent will represent Hockey P.E.I. and Hockey Canada at the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation Development Camp in Vierumaki, Finland, from July 5 to 12.

“Selecting one representative for the branch was a difficult task as we had several great candidates for the honour,” said Nancy MacMillan, chair of the Hockey P.E.I. Development Council. “The committee is certain that Madison will be a great representative for Hockey P.E.I. in Finland.”

Three Canadian players

Only three Canadian players will represent Canada at the camp, which will feature coaches, players and officials from 50 different nations.

The selection is based on both on-ice and off-ice criteria, and each applicant was required to submit a one-page essay entitled, “Why I deserve the right to represent Hockey P.E.I. and Hockey Canada at the IIHF Hockey Development Camp.” 

In addition, each application required two letters of reference.

“Selecting one representative for the branch was a difficult task as we had several great candidates for the honour. The committee is certain that Madison will be a great representative for Hockey P.E.I. in Finland.” Nancy MacMillan, chair of the Hockey P.E.I. Development Council

Team captain

Vincent, who plays right wing and was captain of the East Prince Wildcats of the P.E.I. Bantam AAA Girls Hockey League for the 2013-14 campaign, has been a member of the Hockey P.E.I. Program of Excellence for the past two years. She was a member of the 2013 under-15 team that attended the Atlantic Challenge Cup.

Volunteer efforts

Vincent, who is a Grade 9 student at Englewood Consolidated School, spends much of her extra time volunteering through the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Program, where she spends many hours at the South Shore Villa helping residents with their physical fitness activities.

Vincent is also very active in school life at Englewood. She is currently student council president, and is a member of the jazz band. She also captains her school soccer and softball teams, and participates in basketball, badminton and track and field.

Organizations: International Ice Hockey Federation Development Camp, Hockey P.E.I. Development Council, IIHF Hockey Development Camp P.E.I. Bantam AAA Girls Hockey League Englewood Consolidated School

Geographic location: Finland, Vierumaki, Madison Canada Englewood

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