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Feb. 25, 2020



DARTMOUTH – Hockey Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the approval of two new female hockey associations.


The Fundy Highland Female Hockey Association and the Cape Breton Blizzard Female Hockey Association are Hockey Nova Scotia’s two newest female hockey-focused member associations.


“This is a great day for the female game in our province and we are thrilled to formally welcome these two organization to the Hockey Nova Scotia family,” said Hockey Nova Scotia president Arnie Farrell.


The Cape Breton Blizzard Female Hockey Association will welcome girls from the Cape Breton Regional Municipality while the Fundy Highland Female Hockey Association will be made up of players who live within the borders of the Truro & Area Minor Hockey Association (MHA), Pictou County MHA, Tatamagouche MHA, Cumberland County MHA, South Colchester MHA, and the West Colchester MHA.


“This change will allow these new female hockey associations to concentrate exclusively on the growth and development of female hockey in their respective areas of our province,” Farrell said.


In March of 2017, the Metro West Force Female Hockey Association became the province’s first member association solely responsible for the administration of female hockey. In 2018, the Metro East Inferno FHA and the Valley Wild FHA were also approved.


The establishment of these two new female hockey associations is just the latest step that Hockey Nova Scotia and the Hockey Nova Scotia Female Council have taken to improve the administration and development of female hockey in the province. In 2015, Hockey Nova Scotia’s Female Council regionalized the female game by creating new executive committees in geographical zones across Nova Scotia.


“We are very excited to now be working with five full-fledged female hockey associations,” said Hockey Nova Scotia Female Council chair Stephen Murray. “We know it is a step in the right direction for the promotion, growth and development of our sport.”


Hockey Nova Scotia would like to welcome the Cape Breton Blizzard Female Hockey Association and the Fundy Highland Female Hockey Association to the branch. We look forward to working with our newest member associations to grow the female game across our province.


For more information on female hockey, please visit the Hockey Nova Scotia website.

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