Nelson’s Reece Hunt will play for B.C. at the Canada Winter Games. Photo submitted

Nelson’s Reece Hunt will play for B.C. at the Canada Winter Games. Photo submitted

Nelson hockey player added to Team B.C. roster

Reece Hunt will compete at the upcoming Canada Winter Games

Nelson’s Reece Hunt will play for hockey gold at the Canada Winter Games as part of Team B.C.

Hunt, a 17-year-old forward, has been included in B.C.’s 20-player, under-18 women’s roster ahead of the Games.

“We are very proud of this group of talented young hockey players and look forward to watching them represent B.C. on the national stage,” said BC Hockey CEO Barry Petrachenko in a statement.

“The coaching staff and evaluators have done an exceptional job in selecting the team and preparing Team B.C. to meet the challenges of a multi-sport event like the Canada Winter Games.”

It’s Hunt’s third straight year on the provincial team and her first trip to the Games, which run Feb. 24 to March 3 in Red Deer, Alta.

B.C. has never previously won hockey gold at the Games. The closest the team came was a silver medal finish in 1991. B.C. was sixth at the last Games, which were hosted by Prince George in 2015.