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Hockey Manitoba celebrates World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend!

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  October 4, 2019 9:52 am

Starting today, Hockey Manitoba is proud to celebrate IIHF World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend taking place from October 4th to 6th. There are various events scheduled to take place throughout the province, ranging in size and scope, with the common goal of celebrating and growing the female game, and uniting people through grassroots programming led by female hockey associations, minor hockey associations and communities.

The Parkland Minor Hockey Association (PMHA) will be hosting an event this weekend in Dauphin for the fourth straight year. PMHA uses the event as part of an overall female hockey recruitment and attraction strategy. This year’s event will include a skills development session, a lunch and learn and their annual Mothers vs Daughters game.

“We have eight associations throughout the Parkland and not every female hockey player gets a chance to play female hockey so this is the one weekend during the year that they can come together and play with other like-minded individuals and have that experience.” said Ann Ransom, main organizer of the Parkland event.

Ransom said the World Girls Ice Hockey weekend has had a direct impact on female participation in the area.

“When we started in 2016, we were just starting a female hockey program and we were barely able to scratch together enough kids to form an atom team but over the last four years, we now have teams in atom, peewee, bantam and midget plus a Bantam AAA team.” Ransom said.

Below is a list of events scheduled to take place in Manitoba:

Parkland Minor Hockey Association On- and Off-Ice skills sessions, Moms vs. Daughters game 10/05/2019 Dauphin, Man.
Pembina Valley Minor Hockey Associations 3 v 3 tournament, Road hockey & Celebration 10/05/2019 Morden, Man.
Red Sucker Lake Female Hockey Road hockey & Watch the 2016 Olympic Gold Medal game 10/05/2019 Red Sucker Lake, Man.
Ste. Anne Minor hockey Association On- and Off-ice skills sessions & classroom activities. 10/06/2019 Ste. Anne, Man.
St. Vital Victorias Peewee AA Female Road Hockey & Celebration 10/05/2019 Winnipeg, Man.
Winnipeg East Female Hockey Association On- and Off-Ice Skills Sessions & Celebration 10/05/2019 Winnipeg, Man.
APHA Polar Bears Floorball & Celebration 10/06/2019 Winnipeg, Man.
University of Manitoba Bisons Women’s Hockey Team Tournament/Jamboree, Off-Ice Skills Sessions & Celebration 10/12/2019 Winnipeg, Man.
Altona Minor Hockey Association On- and Off-Ice Skills Sessions & Watch a Game 11/03/2019 Altona, Man.
Landmark Minor Hockey Association Recruitment Event & Off-Ice Skills Sessions 10/13/2019 Ste. Anne, Man.
Île-des-Chênes Minor Hockey On- and Off-Ice Skills Sessions & Celebration 10/05/2019 Île-des-Chênes, Man.
Lorette Minor Hockey On- and Off-Ice Skills Sessions & Celebration 10/05/2019 Île-des-Chênes, Man.
Macdonald Hockey On- and Off-Ice Skills Sessions & Celebration 09/29/2019 Starbuck, Man.

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