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WHITE AND MOMBOURQUETTE SELECTED TO REPRESENT NOVA SCOTIA AT IIHF GLOBAL GIRLS’ GAME
Jan. 20, 2017

MOMBOURQUETTE AND WHITE SELECTED TO REPRESENT NOVA SCOTIA AT IIHF GLOBAL GIRLS’ GAME

DARTMOUTH –
Two girls from Nova Scotia will be Toronto-bound next month to represent the province on the ice in an international event featuring girls from across the country.

Meika Mombourquette and Corrinne White are preparing to lace up their skates in February at the 2017 IIHF Global Girls’ Game in Toronto. The pair were selected by Hockey Nova Scotia’s Female Council to participate in the game which is being hosted by the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) as part of the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Global Girls’ Game. This year, 37 member federations will take part in the game that will begin on the other side of the globe and continue in rinks around the world until it finally wraps up in Canada.


The OWHA invited two players from each Hockey Canada branch to take part. Mombourquette and White were among the dozens of prospective players who submitted applications and essays detailing why they would like to represent the branch at the event.


(PHOTO: Corrinne White (left) and Meika Mombouquette (right))

Mombourquette, a 13-year old forward from L’Ardoise, plays Female Bantam A hockey with the Cape Breton West Islanders.


“Becoming involved with female hockey has had such an impact on my self-esteem,” Mombourquette, who never misses a practice despite the three hour commute to and from the rink, wrote in her essay. “I think that showing commitment helps me be a leader and model for other girls who may not yet have the confidence to become involved in sports."

White, also 13-years old, is a Female Bantam A blueliner from Chester Basin whose mother Tanya helped create the first all-female team in the Chester Minor Hockey Association. Today, White skates with the Metro West Force.

“I love this sport,” White, wrote in her essay. “Not only has it made me more active and competitive but it has also given me confidence and a sense of security. Female hockey has provided the perfect environment for me and is a large part of who I am.”


The 2017 IIHF Global Girls’ Game gets underway in Toronto on February 19. Travel and accommodations to the event for the two girls will be covered by Hockey Nova Scotia’s Female Council and Hockey Canada.


Hockey Nova Scotia would like to congratulate these two young hockey ambassadors on their selections and wish them the best of luck on the ice in Toronto.




 
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