January 2013 Female Hockey Update
Dec. 8, 2012
Dear Female Players, Coaches and Parents:
I hope everyone had a nice break over the Holiday Season, enough to get ready for hockey’s second season as we look forward to more tournaments, playdowns and more female hockey events. Here are a few recaps and updates:
Varsity Connection: This program continues to build momentum in the second half as dates have filled at St. F.X, SMU and Mount Allison……check your schedules along with the AUS Women’s Hockey schedule and if you see a fit let us know. There has been positive feedback from all who have attended.
Skills Dev’t Program: The second skills development program took place at CHPlace on Dec. 22nd with enrollment reduced form November. At the end of the day over 30 females took to the ice with Brad Taylor, HNS’s Dev’t specialist running the program with the assistance of a number of volunteers.
Female Festival: As many of you have seen from our Female Hockey Guide, the Female Festival is scheduled for April 12, 13 and 14th. The promotional registration cards will be in circulation shortly along with information on the HNS web site. Once you and/or your team receive the material, fill it out and send in to the HNS address attention Marie Normore. You will also be able to print the document from the HNS web site and send in from there.
Tournaments : February 21st to the 24th AUS Championships at Mount Allison
In Sackville, N.B.
April 4th to 7th Nova Scotia Female AAA Hockey League
at the Pictou County Wellness Ctr. in New Glasgow
Around the Province: In addition to HNSFC events and programs there are a number of female hockey development initiatives: Sponsored by Scotiabank, Craig Clarke has taken the lead on an IP and Novice Dev’t Program every Friday night in New Glasgow, Mary Lou Andrea continues to draw new to the game females to her weekly program in Cape Breton, and there is a Wed AM skills program before school on Wednesday mornings for females in Cole Harbour.
In Windsor…..West Hants Minor Hockey Association in conjunction with the Long Pond Outdoor Classic scheduled February 10th has developed an all inclusive female development opportunity which includes all Valley female regional AA teams, the KES and Avon View teams. On hand will be national team member and Boston University star Natalie Spooner and Jennifer Wakefield of the CWHL. The Valley girls will have the opportunity to spend some quality time with these roles models on and off the ice. I’d like to thank Sheleena Thorton for the work she and other volunteers have undertaken to sustain hockey development and awareness in her region.
Thank you in advance for the continued support of female hockey.