Brandon, MB – Assiniboine Community College (ACC) will be welcoming current and former Team Canada players to the Hockey Manitoba Senior Women’s Provincials in Brandon this weekend.
Jocelyne Larocque, a 2014 Olympic gold medalist in Sochi, along with Fiona Smith-Bell, a two-time world champion and 1998 Olympic Silver medalist in Nagano, Japan, will be at the provincial tournament at the Keystone Centre on Saturday, March 15th.
Both Larocque and Smith-Bell will participate in a Hot Stove Session at 2 p.m. in Salon A (across from the Optimist Arena). They will speak to Hockey Brandon female teams, parents and the public about their experiences playing female hockey growing up in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, right up to playing for Team Canada at the Olympics and World Championships.
Following this session, they will be available for photos and autographs until 5 p.m. Female hockey teams are encouraged to wear their team jerseys for photos with the Olympians.
Fiona Smith-Bell will also conduct a clinic earlier in the day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Optimist Arena for a group of female Atom teams from Hockey Brandon. Both the clinic and Hot Stove Session are proudly supported by RBC’s Play Hockey Program, Hockey Brandon and ACC.
On Sunday, Larocque will attend both the Senior A and B championship games as a guest of honour and will drop the puck for the official face-offs. She will also be available for photos and autographs from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Kinsmen Arena.
The clinic, Hot Stove Session and photo/autograph session are held in conjunction with ACC’s Cougars women’s hockey team hosting the Hockey Manitoba Senior Women’s Provincials from March 14 to 16 at Optimist and Kinsmen Arenas.