Young female athletes will be coached by the best at the third annual Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest Manitoba next week.
Winnipeg native and two-time Olympic gold medallist Sami Jo Small and three-time Olympic gold medallist Cherie Piper will coach over 300 minor hockey players on February 16 and 17 during the two-day event in Winnipeg and Brandon, respectively.
“We think it is really encouraging that Canadian hockey parents are finding their daughters are getting the right opportunities to play this fantastic sport,” said Sandra Edie, district banking manager for Scotiabank in Winnipeg. “These young female athletes are the future of the sport and we feel it is so important to encourage their growth.”
The event is an opportunity for players to learn from Canada’s top female athletes about both on ice skills and the importance of working together as a team.
Sunday’s event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. at the MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg. On Monday, Brandon’s Westman Communications Group Place (Keystone Centre) will host the girls from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.