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May. 13, 2018

DARTMOUTH — Hockey Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the creation of our seventh female hockey zone.
Beginning during the 2018-19 season, the Quad Counties Female Hockey Zone will welcome female hockey players from the Guysborough area, Antigonish, Strait Richmond and Inverness County. Earlier this year, the Cape Breton West Minor Hockey Association, Antigonish Minor Hockey Association, Strait Richmond Minor Hockey Association, and the Canso Minor Hockey Association signed an agreement fully supporting the creation of the Quad Counties Female Hockey Zone.
The new zone will be guided by an executive committee that will be responsible for the administration of female hockey in the area.

“We believe that the creation of the seventh female hockey zone is a logical next step in the female hockey governance restructuring process that we have been working on over the last few years,” said Stephen Murray, chair of Hockey Nova Scotia’s Female Council. “We look forward to working with the new zone committee to continue to grow the female game in the Quad Counties area."
Antigonish and Guysborough were formerly part of the Fundy-Highland Zone while Strait Richmond and Inverness County were in the Cape Breton Zone.
In 2015, Hockey Nova Scotia’s Female Council regionalized the female game by creating new executive committees in six geographical zones across Nova Scotia. This change was positive both on and off the ice as it improved competition as well as governance. 

Since that time, three of the six zones (Metro West, Metro East and the Valley Wild) have become full-fledged Hockey Nova Scotia member associations solely focused on female hockey.

As part of the agreement signed in March, the four Minor Hockey Associations in the Quad Counties have expressed their full support for the Quad Counties Zone becoming a Female Hockey Association in the near future. 
“This is an exciting development for female hockey in the province and we are confident that female hockey players in the Quad Counties area will benefit as result,” Murray said.
Hockey Nova Scotia would like to welcome the executive committee of Quad Counties Female Hockey Zone to our hockey family. We look forward to working together to grow female hockey in our province.

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