Langley's Eddie Hicks hopes to soar in Sochi at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Langley's Eddie Hicks hopes to soar in Sochi at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Hicks named to Canadian freestyle team

Langley skier aiming for spot at Sochi Games in 2014

Eddie Hicks has been named to the Canadian national freestyle team for the 2012/13 season.

The 23-year-old Langley skier and Brookswood graduate, Hicks was named to Canada’s Group B moguls team.

Hicks is entering his fifth season skiing for Canada.

“Youth, depth and exceptional talent is how I would characterize next season’s roster,” said David Mirota, Canada’s high performance director.

“What we are seeing is the result of an incredibly strong history of freestyle skiing in Canada, where great athletes come back as great coaches and keep the evolution going.”

The Canadian Freestyle Ski Association (CFSA) has set a goal of winning six Olympic medals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games from amongst the 55 athletes named to the team for next year. The selection process for those Games begins in the 2013 competitive season.