Hockey Manitoba is pleased to welcome all participants, volunteers and personnel to PROJECT 100 presented by Scotiabank, the largest single female hockey event ever hosted in Manitoba. The event brings together approximately 1000 female players, coaches and officials in a variety of exhibition games, skills camps and development clinics over this weekend, December 12-14, 2014 at the MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg, MB.
Bill Whitehead, President of Hockey Manitoba comments, “we are honoured to host this historic event and on behalf of our branch and our partners, we welcome everyone to this special exhibition. Female hockey is the fastest growing area of the game and we are excited to highlight the wonderful opportunities available for young girls in our sport.”
Beginning with the Female Bantam AAA MTS Showcase Challenge on Friday, the weekend will include an MWJHL All-Star Game, a Female Peewee Challenge and Sport School exhibition series. There are also numerous development programs and camps scheduled such as the Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest, JUST PLAY Discovery Days program, and a Skills & Drills Specialty Clinic for female coaches.
On Saturday, PROJECT 100′s feature game will see the University of Manitoba Bisons face the “Made-in-Manitoba” alumni team, comprised of past Hockey Manitoba players that have achieved success at elite levels such as Team Manitoba, Team Canada and college/university. Players include Bailey Bram, Rebecca Hewett, Melanie Gagnon, Laura Fridfinnson, Stacey Corfield and many more notable alumni.
U of M Female Bisons vs. “Made-in-Manitoba” Alumni
Saturday, December 13 (WFP rink)
6:45 PM Pre-game ceremony
7:00 PM Puck Drop
CLICK HERE for the full “Made-in-Manitoba” roster.
The game is FREE to attend, Hockey Manitoba encourages all female hockey fans to come out and watch what will be the best collection of female hockey talent on the ice in our province since the 2007 IIHF World Women’s Championships in Winnipeg. A special VIP reception presented by Manitoba Pork Council will follow the game and fans in attendance will have the chance to win tickets!
Visit our website for further information about PROJECT 100 presented by Scotiabank at www.hockeymanitoba.ca/100 or the PROJECT 100 page HERE. Click here for up to date scores and stats from the Female Bantam AAA Showcase Challenge.
Hockey Manitoba recognizes Scotiabank as Premier Partner of the 100th Anniversary. Hockey Manitoba also recognizes key partners of the Hockey Manitoba 100th Anniversary; TSN 1290, Winnipeg Free Press, CCM, Royal Sports, Canad Inns, Cargill Ltd., Esdale Printing, Manitoba Chamber of Commerce, Manitoba Pork Council, MTS, Hockey Canada, Sport Manitoba, Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, Sport Manitoba Hall of Fame, Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club and Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation.