Crapaud’s Madison Vincent is heading to Finland this summer.
The East Prince Bantam AAA Wildcats captain was one of three Canadian hockey players selected for the International Ice Hockey Federation Development Camp in Vierumaki from July 5 to 12. There will be players, coaches and officials from 50 different countries.
Vincent has been a member of the Hockey P.E.I.’s program of excellence for the past two years and was a member of the 2013 under-15 team that attended the Atlantic Challenge Cup.
The selection is based on both on-ice and off-ice criteria.
Vincent is a Grade 9 student at Englewood Consolidated, who spends much of her extra time volunteering through the Duke of Edinburgh awards program. It includes spending many hours at the South Shore Villa helping residents with their physical fitness activities.
Vincent is also student council president at Englewood Consolidated and a member of their jazz band. She also captains her school soccer and softball teams while also participating in basketball, badminton and track.
“Selecting one representative for the branch was a difficult task as we had several great candidates for the honour,” said Nancy MacMillan, Hockey P.E.I. Development Council chairwoman. “The committee is certain that Madison will be a great representative for Hockey P.E.I. in Finland.”