WORLD GIRLS' HOCKEY WEEKEND KICKS OFF IN TRURO TODAY
Oct. 7, 2017
TRURO — Teams from across Nova Scotia are joining female players from around the world this weekend in an international celebration of female hockey.
For the seventh year in a row, the women’s hockey world will come together for three days to celebrate World Girls’ Hockey Weekend. This year’s event is being held from Friday, October 6 to Sunday, October 8.
The centrepiece of the weekend for Canadians, as it has been for the past three years, is the Long Game, which brings together players in every province and territory for Red and White bragging rights in five age groups – Atom, Peewee, Bantam, Midget and Senior.
Beginning in Newfoundland and Labrador, the first game begins bright and early on Oct. 8. When the buzzer sounds after an hour, the game – and the score – head east, with provinces and territories hosting 60-minute games until it all ends in B.C. 15 hours later.
For the first time ever, the Nova Scotia edition of the Long Game is being held in a central location. The Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro is playing host to this year’s Nova Scotia games. The match-ups will feature teams from right across the province. The action gets underway at 10 a.m. when the puck drops on Nova Scotia's Atom Long Game.
(PHOTO: The TASA Purple Dragon prepare for the Novice Long Game on Saturday at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre)
Novice players from TASA, Dartmouth and Fundy-Highland will help launch the event. Their game gets underway at 9 a.m.
But in Canada, World Girls’ Hockey Weekend is about more than just one game, however long it may be.
Hockey associations, teams, communities and families from across Nova Scotia are encouraged to host events of their own, from road hockey games to team skills sessions and everything in between.
For a complete list of the events taking place in Nova Scotia (and across the country), please visit the Hockey Canada website.
Good luck to everyone hitting the ice today in Truro and happy World Girls’ Hockey Weekend!