The top U17 hockey players in Alberta are gearing up to show off their skills at the Alberta Cup.

Three local players have been chosen to suit up for the Green team later this month.

Okotoks defenceman Grady Pichette along with two goalies, Carter Esler of Okotoks and Steele Bass of High River have been selected.

It's a six-team modified round-robin tournament.

It goes in Red Deer from April 27-30.