In October the International Ice Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada will team up to host the seventh annual World Girls’ Hockey Weekend. This event aims to celebrate and grow the Female Game from coast to coast and unite Canadians through grassroots programming that is led by local communities, Minor Hockey Associations and families.
The variety of events are endless for groups or individuals to get involved. From girls and women trying out the sport for the first time to just a simple celebration of the game, Canadians from coast to coast are encouraged to take part and register their event with Hockey Canada. Women’s hockey is the fastest growing game in Canada, let’s keep the momentum going and utilize this opportunity to educate and motivate our players, coaches, volunteers and supporters.
Dozens of countries across the globe will also be participating in the weekend as each puts their celebration efforts on display. As the world leader in the sport, World Girls Hockey Weekend is our chance to put our stamp on the female game and show the rest of the world what Canadians are capable of. This October 6-8, let’s have a cross-Canada celebration heard around the world!
HOST AN EVENT
If you would like to host an event in your community or with your team during World Girls Hockey Weekend (October 6-8th) register your single event through Hockey Canada. Each participant of all registered World Girls Hockey Weekend events will receive a special edition toque.
2017 WGHW Event Registration
Minor Hockey Associations can participate in a variety of ways to help promote the female game. Ideas include:
- Esso Fun Days
- Skill Development Clinics
- and…..much more
For suggestions on types of events you can host or be a part of, Click Here.
THE LONG GAME
As a part of the feature event for the weekend, the World Girls Hockey Weekend Long Game, Hockey PEI will be hosting five games on Saturday October 7th. These games will be a part of a full continuous game across Canada that sees Team Red versus Team White in five age groups that unite players coast to coast. All age eligible players are invited to take part.
Associations and teams interested in participating in the Long Game should contact Jen MacDonald.
For additional information on the celebration you can see more on Hockey Canada’s website at:
2017 World Girls Hockey Weekend