The Canadian youth women's water polo team will have a strong Saskatchewan flavour to it in the New Year.

Five Saskatchewan-born girls will be on the national team, including Estevan twins Josie and Alex Andrist. 

Josie Andrist, 17, said she's excited for the opportunity and to be able to help put Estevan on the map.

"I'm very excited, it's an insane opportunity for me and my sister especially since we're from this small, nowhere town," she said. We went to Montreal recently and nobody knew where we were from. So it's kind of nice."

The Andrist sisters will compete along with the rest of Team Canada at the Youth Pan American Championships in Brazil in January.

For Josie Andrist, this will be her first time playing on the national team. She admits she was a little surprised when she found out.

"It was kind of nice we both made the team. I didn't expect to make it and then I just did and it was great. Most of our (provincial) team are going," she said.

That includes former Estevan Sharks player Mikayla Hack, who will join the Andrist twins in Brazil.

And you better believe there's a sibling rivalry at play, Josie Andrist said.

"It's very competitive between us," she said.