Girl Power Rules! Hockey Calgary and GHC look to boost the number of females playing the sport
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Updated February 3rd, 2019
On Sunday March 3rd 2019, Girls Hockey Calgary will hold its annual “Try Girls Hockey” event at the East Calgary Twin Arenas. It’s a great way to introduce girls to the sport of hockey, with members of the Junior Inferno there to help out. HockeyXtra thought it would be fun to step into The Wayback Machine to revisit the first-ever “Try Girls Hockey” event in 2016. Since our story first ran, the GHC has seen a huge surge in the number of players. During the 2015/2016, there were 583 girls registered. This season, that number has now grown to 802! Come check out out the fun!
For information on how to register, visit girlshockeycalgary.com
The only thing faster than the growth of girls hockey in Calgary are the players on the ice!
It was a Sunday to remember at the East Calgary Twin Arenas in the southeast community of Erin Woods. On March 6th, 2016, more than 100 girls hit the ice for the first annual “Try Girls Hockey” event in Calgary.
First-time skaters shared the ice with seasoned competitors. Some of the promising young rookies were provided with equipment courtesy of Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank. Hockey Calgary also handed out jerseys and toques for the girls to remember this special day.
From TimBits to Bantam-aged players, the ice was full of smiles as kids, parents and coaches came together to celebrate a banner year for girls hockey. Hockey Calgary currently has more than 1200 females playing minor hockey. In the 2014-2015 season, 583 of those players were playing on female teams within Girls Hockey Calgary. That’s a huge increase from 1988, when the Blackfoot Pee Wee Cougars were the only girls team with a roster of just 12 players!
The growth continues, and both Hockey Calgary and Girls Hockey Calgary want to see the numbers go even higher!
To learn more about Girl Hockey Calgary you can visit their website at girlshockeycalgary.com
A HockeyXtra Show Production – 2019