Two players from PEI are Toronto-bound next month to represent the province on the ice at an international event featuring female players from across the country.
Avery Bradley and Briana Creed are preparing to lace up their skates on February 19th at the 2017 IIHF Global Girls’ Game in Toronto. The pair were selected by Hockey PEI to participate in the game, which is being hosted by Hockey Canada and 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. Bradley and Creed were among the many of prospective players who submitted applications and essays detailing why they would like to represent Hockey PEI at the event.
Avery Bradley, a 13-year old goalie from Stratford is currently in Grade 8 at Stonepark Junior High School. Bradley tends the net for the Pownal Bantam A Devils. She is one of four goalies participating in the event.
Avery has devoted herself to the position of goalie and you will often find her at the rink giving back to the game volunteering with Initiation camps to introduce new kids to the sport. Bradley recounts in her essay how she chose hockey over dance as a young girl. “I told them (parents) don’t sign me up for dance again, I want to play hockey. From that time hockey has been my sport. I started as a defenceman, but our team needed a goalie. I strapped on the pads and was hooked. I knew this is where I was meant to be”
Briana Creed, is a 14-year old forward from Gaspereaux where she is in Grade 9 at Montague Intermediate School. Creed is a forward with the Central Storm Bantam AAA team.
“I come to the rink everyday wanting to improve and learn something new,” wrote Creed in her submitted essay. “I always remember to respect my teammates, coaches, the officials and the other teams as they are only trying to get better, as well help me reach my goals”.
The 2017 IIHF Global Girls’ Game gets underway in Toronto on February 19th. The weekend will also encompass various team activities both on and off the ice for the participating players from all across the country. Travel and accommodations to the event for the two players will be covered by Hockey PEI and Hockey Canada.
Hockey PEI 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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