This weekend has been branded as World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend. Thirty nations across the globe will host over three hundred events (excluding Canada) this weekend in order to promote and grow the game.
In the United States, 138 events are planned, including hosted by NHL teams. This Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils, and San Jose Sharks. Several Bruins, including Boston native and Coyote Associate Captain Keith Yandle, will be on ice working with the girls.
Hockey Canada’s female-hockey director Joanne Hughes told NHL.com about the goal and purpose of World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend.
“It’s female health, it’s female nutrition, it’s female awareness, it’s sports psychology, it’s growth development, encouragement — it’s all sorts of aspects of the female game and of the female person …,” she said. “I’m so excited about it. I’m thrilled. It’s very contagious.”
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