Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce details regarding PROJECT 100 presented by Scotiabank, which will bring together approximately 1000 female players, coaches and officials in the largest single female hockey event ever hosted in Manitoba. The event will feature a variety of exhibition games, skills camps and development clinics over the weekend of December 12-14, 2014 at the MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg, MB.
Bill Whitehead, President of Hockey Manitoba comments, "we are extremely excited to celebrate the growth and development of female hockey in Manitoba, and continue to highlight the wonderful opportunities available for young girls in our sport."
Throughout the weekend, fans will be treated to some great hockey with the Female Bantam AAA MTS Showcase Challenge, MWJHL All-Star Game, Female Peewee Challenge and Sport School exhibition series. There are also numerous development programs and camps scheduled such as the Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest, JUST PLAY Discovery Days program, and a Skills & Drills Specialty Clinic for female coaches.
PROJECT 100's feature game will see the University of Manitoba Bisons take on an a "Made in Manitoba" alumni team, comprised of past Hockey Manitoba players that have achieved tremendous success at elite levels such as Team Manitoba, Team Canada and college/university. Players include Christine Bestland, Rebecca Hewett, Melanie Gagnon, Laura Fridfinnson, Stacey Corfield and many more notable alumni.
U of M Female Bisons vs. "Made in Manitoba" Alumni
Saturday, December 13 (WFP Arena)
6:45pm Pre-game ceremony
7:00pm Puck Drop
CLICK HERE for the full "Made in Manitoba" roster.
The game is FREE to attend, Hockey Manitoba encourages all female hockey fans to come out and watch what will be the best collection of female hockey talent on the ice in our province since the 2007 IIHF World Women's Championships in Winnipeg. A special VIP reception presented by Manitoba Pork Council will follow the game and fans in attendance will have the chance to win tickets!
Hockey Manitoba recognizes Scotiabank as Premier Partner of the 100th Anniversary. Hockey Manitoba also recognizes key partners of the Hockey Manitoba 100th Anniversary; TSN 1290, Winnipeg Free Press, CCM, Royal Sports, Canad Inns, Cargill Ltd., Esdale Printing, Manitoba Chamber of Commerce, Manitoba Pork Council, MTS, Hockey Canada, Sport Manitoba, Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, Sport Manitoba Hall of Fame, Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club and Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation.
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