CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – PEI U15 Female AAA league is set to begin with defending champions Central Storm and host team Midisle Wildcats at South Shore Arena, Crapaud on Friday, Nov. 6 with puck drop at 8:30 pm.

 

Central Storm under new head coach Chris Harkness (Assistants – Maggie Grimmer and Jessica Cameron) is hard at work gearing up for the 2020-2021 season.  The team features a mix of new and returning players. Returning players include Taysha Kirkham, Cassie Gordon, Renee Chapman, Carys Jelly, Alyssa Perry, Paige Hancock, Abby Larkin, and Grace London.  New to the team this year are Isa MacPhee, Emily Gardiner, Miah Lawlor, Hannah Whalen, Petra Klimes, Carly Acorn, Taylor Hunter, and Olivia Lowe.  The Central Storm, based at Simmons Arena in Charlottetown, is looking forward to a competitive season against teams on Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick when the season kick-off in November.

 

Mid Isle Wildcats under returning coach Ryan Kelly (Assistants – Steve Langley, Paul Crabbe, and Carla Stewart) are looking forward to the 2020-21 hockey season with nine returning players that are raring to go complemented by seven rookies who can’t wait to prove themselves in this competitive league. The Wildcats will focus on teamwork, sportsmanship, and play for the pure love of the game. They wish the other teams best of luck this year but warn them to “Beware of the CATS”. Their home arena is South Shore Actiplex in Crapaud.

 

Western Wind, hosted at O’Leary Community Sports Centre, are excited to compete hard for their all-female coaching staff, led by rookie head coach and former Wind player Sami Sentner (Assistants – Cailin Gaudet, Hannah DesRoches, and Gracyn Handrahan). The team, representing 5 associations between Tignish and Summerside, anticipate a competitive season icing a combination of veteran players for leadership as well as several who have made the transition from male to female hockey in the U15 AAA Female league.

 

Teams play a 28 game season including 8 interlocking games with New Brunswick teams consisting of Moncton Rocket, Fundy Hurricanes, and Western Phantoms. At the conclusion of the regular season, teams will compete in playoffs to determine the winner of the 2021 Dawn Moase Cup.

 

Please refer to the following link for information on Hockey PEI Phase 4 Protocol: https://hockeypei.com/members/return-to-hockey/

 

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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:

Tanner Doiron

Manager, Hockey Operations & Communications

tanner@hockeypei.com