2012 NATIONAL WOMEN’S UNDER-18
CHAMPIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
Development activities include clinics and hot stove panels for female coaches and officials, local elementary school visits by teams competing at the national championship, intermission mini-games, and programs such as Esso Puck Drop, McDonald’s In The Line-Up and Experience a Dream, which all give young female players the chance to step onto the ice alongside the top under-18 players from across the country.
For more information on how to get involved in Esso Puck Drop, McDonald’s In The Line-Up or Experience a Dream, please contact Hockey Canada’s manager of schools programs, Kevin Bathurst, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hockey Manitoba director of development Bernie Reichardt will host a coaching clinic, including on- and off-ice sessions Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. MT at Kin Arena in Dawson Creek. Three-time Olympic gold medal-winning National Women’s Team coach Melody Davidson will lead a hot stove panel featuring several provincial and national under-18 women’s coaches Thursday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. MT at Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre in Dawson Creek. All minor hockey coaches who attend the hot stove will receive free admission to the national championship game Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. MT between host team British Columbia and defending gold medallist Ontario Red.
Hockey Canada officials with experience at international and national levels will host a referee mentorship night Friday, Nov. 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. MT, also at the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre. All minor hockey officials in attendance will receive free admission to the national championship game Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. MT between British Columbia and Team Atlantic. Register for any of the above development activities for coaches and officials by emailing email@example.com or calling the City of Dawson Creek at (250) 784-3604.
National Women’s Team alumna Jennifer Botterill, a three-time Olympic gold medallist and five-time IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship gold medallist, will serve as inspiration for the players competing at this year’s National Women’s Under-18 Championship, as she is the featured guest speaker for the event’s evening banquet Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the EnCana Events Centre. Botterill is also speaking Wednesday, Nov. 7 at a breakfast event for professional women, called Community Futures Liard Presents Pursuing Excellence, set for 8 a.m. MT at the EnCana Events Centre and sponsored by RBC. Please call (250) 782-8748 or visit www.communityfutures.biz to reserve your spot at Botterill’s talk for just $25 per person.
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Ryan Robins Manager, Marketing Services and Events | Responsable, événements spéciaux et internationaux