CHARLOTTETOWN – Two players from PEI are heading to St. John’s, Newfoundland in February to represent the province on the ice at an international event featuring female players from across the country.
Nevaeh Marshall and Melia Mason are all set for the 2020 IIHF Global Girls Game in Newfoundland on February 7th. The pair were selected by Hockey PEI to participate in the game, which is being hosted by Hockey Canada and Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador (“HNL”) as part of the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Global Girls Game.
The IIHF Global Girls Game brings together 13 & 14-year-old players from over 40 different ice hockey federations all around the world before its last stop in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Hockey NL has invited two players from each Hockey Canada branch to take part. Nevaeh and Melia were among the many prospective players who submitted applications and essays detailing why they would like to represent Hockey PEI at the event.
Nevaeh Marshall is a 14-year old Defenseman from Warren Grove. Her favorite player is Reneta Fast, current Team Canada defenseman. Nevaeh is a current member of the North River Bantam A Girls.
Melia Mason is a 13-year old Forward from Stratford. Her favorite player is Hall-of-Famer, Hayley Wickenheiser. Melia is a current member of the Pownal Bantam A Girls team.
The 2020 IIHF Global Girls Game events get underway in Newfoundland on February 7th with the Global Game on Saturday, February 8th. 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 both Nevaeh and Melia as they will be great hockey ambassadors for PEI and wish them the best of luck on the ice in Newfoundland.
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Hockey PEI is the governing body for organized hockey in Prince Edward Island. Hockey PEI’s main purpose is to foster, promote, develop, supervise, regulate and govern the sport of amateur hockey throughout Prince Edward Island. For more on Hockey PEI and its programs visit www.hockeypei.com or contact:
Hockey Prince Edward Island