A pair of Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX) defensemen have committed to the University of Alberta for the 2022/23 season.
Taylor Catcher joined the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) in 2017/18 spending her first season with Okanagan Hockey Academy’s Female U17 Prep team. She would spend part of the 2019/20 season with Pursuit of Excellence (now RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna), before joining NAX for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons. In 23 games this season the Yellowknife, NWT product finished with 2 goals and 8 assists.
Edmonton, AB product Sara Kaziel has spent the past four seasons in the CSSHL, joining the NAX Female U18 Prep team in 2018/19. In 76 CSSHL games Kaziel totalled 31 points, including a career best 19 in 27 games played during the 2021/22 season. Her 19 points led all NAX defenders and was third among team scoring.
The University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, AB and competes in the Canada West Division of U SPORTS.