WINNIPEG - Hockey Manitoba is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Global Girls' Game hosted by the Ontario Women's Hockey Association (OWHA) and Hockey Canada. The Global Girls' Game focuses on bringing female players throughout the world together as teammates while working to grow the sport of female hockey. Hockey Manitoba will be sending two players to participate in the Canadian segment of the Global Girls' Game that will be taking place Sunday, March 11, 2018 in the Mississauga, ON.
Female hockey players from 40 countries will join together as teammates for the 2018 IIHF Global Girls Game. The first puck is dropped on Saturday, March 10 in Auckland New Zealand with the game moving from there through Asia, the Middle East, Russia, further west to Europe and on to the Americas. A cumulative score is kept for Team White and for Team Blue as the Global Game moves through various time zones with a theme of teamwork and friendship showcasing the strength of sport on world unity.
Global Game Schedule
Canada Global Game streamed live & on demand compliments OWHA starting at 5:30 pm Eastern Time March 11/18
Representing Hockey Manitoba will be:
Rayne Belot, Ile des Chenes - Rayne plays for the Springfield Ice Hawks Female Bantam A1 team & views herself as a very positive & supportive teammate. She has played the majority of her hockey with boys but after making a Female Peewee Prospects team last year she quickly realized how much she was missing not being a part of the pre-game talks & all the bonding with her teammates. Raynes favorite athletes include Bailey Bram,Patrick Laine & Dustin Byfuglien. In her spare time Rayne enjoys playing other sports such as Beach Volleyball & Basketball, she also like to volunteer her time planting trees and at local food banks during the holidays. Rayne urges younger girls to just go for it, try your best and push yourself but make sure it always stays fun.
Kiandra Keryluk, Winnipeg - Kiandra plays for the Winnipeg East Stars Female Bantam A1 team & enjoys the supportive nature of hockey no matter what skill level or team. Kiandra likes to stay busy with other sports that include, volleyball, basketball & badminton, she also enjoys playing acoustic guitar. She & her family/friends have also been very active in their community by raising money for Children's Wish Foundation, Liver Foundation & Children's Rehab Foundation. Kiandra hopes to one day start a foundation or charity to support families who have to temporarily move to a different province due to medical procedures as this has happen to Kiandra and her family. Kiandra urges other girls to get out there and meet girls with similar interests, such as hockey & to not worry if you feel you are not good enough, as practice will help you get better.