At just 16-years old Cochrane's own Sarah Wozniewicz had the experience of a lifetime as she represented Team Canada at the IIHF U18 women's world championship in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Team Canada lost a 2-1 overtime decision to the Americans on Jan. 2.
Wozniewicz is back home now and says it was an amazing 16 days in Slovakia.
She says "It was so cool. Just playing with girls you've never played with before. I didn't really know anyone on the team because I was the only one from Alberta so I got to meet a lot of new friends. It's really interesting because there was people on our team from Quebec so there's a language barrier with our line mates."
Wozniewicz says she's been playing hockey since she was five and has been watching it for as long as she can remember and has looked up to other Canadian women hockey players.
She says "In the 2010 Olympics we watched that so much, we were skiiing when they won and it was so cool. You just get inspired by them because they're just doing what you want to do."
She says being picked to play for Team Canada is a long process. She says "Canada Winter Games last year there's Hockey Canada scouts that watch and then they invite you to a top 60, which is fitness testing. Then you get invited to a top 40 camp in Calgary and then from there if you make that team there's a summer team that is top 23 and then you go to Lake Placid if you make it. They watch you throughout your whole season and then pick the final roster in November."
Wozniewicz is currently in Grade 11 at Edge School and plays hockey four times a week and works out four times a week.
She say she is hoping to represent Team Canada again next year. She is also hoping to play University hockey and has dreams of making it to the Olympics.