GIRLS' HOCKEY UNITED is a special weekend that brings together approximately 700 girls and young women from across the province in celebration of the tremendous growth and development of female hockey. The weekend features a variety of exhibition games, skills camps and development clinics, and marks the largest annual female hockey event hosted in Manitoba, and one of the largest in Canada. All told over 75 hours of female hockey at all ages and skill levels will take place!
GIRLS' HOCKEY UNITED is also a movement created by Hockey Manitoba designed to promote the sport of hockey to young females, and celebrate the growth and continuing opportunities for girls to get into our great game! Currently, Hockey Manitoba is proud to have over 4,500 female players registered in the province.
2016 GIRLS' HOCKEY UNITED
December 9-11, 2016
This year's event includes:
Female Bantam AAA Showcase
This is a high performance female program open to Bantam aged female teams (ages 13-14) from AA and AAA leagues in the province. The Female Bantam AAA Showcase provides a setting for high performance teams to play each other while exhibiting the skill present in our female athletes in Manitoba. Ten (10) teams from across the province will compete in the Showcase this year, and participate in a variety of skills development sessions.
Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest
Over 340 female hockey players between the ages of 7-14 take part in off-ice, on-ice skill development and nutrition sessions. Registration is FREE and all sessions are run by Hockey Manitoba certified coaches and volunteers. This year's special guest is Cassie Campbell, a two-time Olympic Champion, who will assist on-ice and deliver a special presentation to all participants. A special skills competition between the U of M Bison Women's team will also be a part of the festivities.
Manitoba Women's Junior League All-Star Game
The province's top women's hockey players at the Junior level come together to showcase their talent at the annual MWJHL All Star game on Friday Dec. 9h at 7:00pm.
Exhibition & League Games
A number of fantastic games from a variety of female teams will take place throughout the weekend including Novice A1, Novice A2, Atom A1, Atom A2, Peewee A2, Midget AAA, Junior Women's and Senior Women's.