Mackenzie Wong of the Fraser Valley Phantom looks for a rebound against the Okanagan Rockets during a Female Midget AAA playoff game last season. Wong and Stephanie Payne of the Pacific Steelers have been picked for Team BC.

Local pair picked for Team BC

Wong, Payne to play in national championship in Dawson Creek

Mackenzie Wong and Stephanie Payne have been selected to Team BC, and will at the 2012 Under-18 National Women’s Championship in Dawson Creek Nov. 7-12.

The two Surrey residents were selected after a Team BC development camp July 25-29 in Salmon Arm. Twenty-four players were invited to the camp, as was the Kazakhstan women’s team, and 20 were chosen to the team.

Wong, 16, played for the Fraser Valley Phantom of BC Hockey’s Female Midget AAA League. She led the Phantom in scoring, and was third overall in the five-team league with 18 goals and 20 assists for 38 points, three behind league-leader Jesse Keca of the Thompson-Okanagan Rockets. Keca, from Kelowna, will also be on Team BC in Dawson Creek.

Payne, 17, is a defenceman with the Pacific Steelers of the Junior Women’s Hockey League.