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Female Hockey in Manitoba Celebrated at ‘Project 100’

November 19, 2014 8:01 AM | Sports

Project 100

The largest female hockey event ever to be hosted in Manitoba will bring together approximately 1,000 players, coaches and officials to Winnipeg next month.

Hockey Manitoba is hosting Project 100 presented by Scotiabank at the MTS Iceplex December 12-14. The weekend will include a variety of exhibition games, skills camps and development clinics.

“We are extremely excited to celebrate the growth and development of female hockey in Manitoba, and continue to highlight the wonderful opportunities available for young girls in our sport,” said Bill Whitehead, president of Hockey Manitoba.

Throughout the weekend, fans will be treated to some great hockey with the Female Bantam AAA MTS Showcase Challenge, MWJHL All-Star Game, Female Peewee Challenge and Sport School exhibition series. There are also numerous development programs and camps scheduled such as the Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest, JUST PLAY Discovery Days program, and a Skills & Drills Specialty Clinic for female coaches.

Proejct 100’s feature game will see the University of Manitoba Bisons take on an a “Made in Manitoba” alumni team, comprised of past Hockey Manitoba players that have achieved tremendous success at elite levels such as Team Manitoba, Team Canada and college/university. Players include Christine Bestland, Rebecca Hewett, Melanie Gagnon, Laura Fridfinnson, Stacey Corfield and other notable alumni.

The game is free to attend and begins at 7 p.m. on December 13 in the WFP Arena.