Girl Power Rules! Hockey Calgary and GHC look to boost the number of females playing the sport

Watch the featured video above. 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 – 2016

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