Canadians celebrate World Girls Hockey Weekend

PMHA female players to get involved, play in longest game

Penticton is celebrating World Girls Hockey Weekend with a pair of atom and peewee games at Memorial Arena from 3:45 to 4:45 P.M. Hockey Canada image

Hockey Canada with the International Ice Hockey Federation is hosting the seventh annual World Girls’ Hockey weekend.

The goal for the event is to celebrate and grow the female game coast to coast and unite Canadians through grassroots programming that is led by local communities, minor hockey associations and families.

Penticton Minor Hockey Association is combining the atom and peewee players for game at Memorial Arena from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m on Oct. 7. One of the coaches will act as the referee and plans to make silly calls as well as making snow angels and try fun skills.

Saturday will also see players take part in the long game starting with the first puck drop in NewFoundland and Labrador, according to the B.C. Hockey website, and stopping in every province finishing in B.C. The Penticton bantam girls will play Kelowna at 5 p.m. at Memorial Arena in Penticton. Last year more than 2,500 players on nearly 100 teams in 49 games across five divisions.

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