Esso Fun Day female hockey camp

female minor hockey players got to play hockey, some for the very first time, during the Esso Fun Day.

The Esso Fun Day held Saturday, July 9 at the Chilton Regional Arena, where participants got to find out just what women’s hockey is all about, was “a great success, with quite a few girls trying hockey for the first time, and great support from parent coaches and the older minor hockey players,” said Organizer Lisa Brown.

“Overall there were 28 participants, split into two age groups, and nine older female hockey players that volunteered to help out.”

The Esso Fun Day featured 1.5 hours of on-ice instruction, 1 hour of off-ice team-building games, a barbecue lunch, and Esso Fun Day hockey jerseys were handed out.

“There was great parent support for the coaching and with the barbecue lunch, and the rink staff were excellent as always,” said Brown, adding that based on the participant and parent survey forms that were filled out afterwards, the day “could not have been any better. Much appreciation was expressed for the opportunity, the excellent coaching, and the mentorship of the older Tri-Port Wild players.  We’re very proud of how the older players supported and encouraged the younger ones, and I think that played a big part in the new players now wanting to join hockey themselves.”

One of the team building exercises asked the participants, aged 10-13 years, to identify what they liked about being part of a hockey team, and according to Brown the three top things listed were “positive vibes, change room bonding and teamwork,” which is a “good reminder of what’s important when it comes to being part of a team, and why a female hockey option is so essential for many of these girls.”

Just Posted

North Island students release salmon fry

180 students from kindergarten to grade seven partipcated in the program

B.C. Scientists witness first-ever documented killer whale infanticide

“It’s horrifying and fascinating at the same time.”

Port McNeill gets yarn bombed

Colourful crochet creations pop up all over town

Port Hardy Council approves construction of the Multiplex project

Goahead given to “phase one” of the process

Pacific Coastal Airlines in the hot seat at council meeting

Boothroyd noted Pacific Coastal Airlines “Give is larger than the size of our footprint.”

Vancouver Aquarium’s resident octopus released into ocean

Staff let the Giant Pacific octopus go into the waters near Bowen Island so she can reproduce

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

‘Not well thought out:’ Arizona family slams B.C. speculation tax

American family spends half the year in vacation home on Vancouver Island

Family of B.C. wildfire victim wants better emergency preparedness for vulnerable people

Williams Lake’s David Jeff “fell through the cracks”

Senate backs bill to legalize recreational marijuana

Justin Trudeau reminded senators that his government was elected on a promise to legalize pot

Where Canadians buy real estate abroad: report

Hot Spots: Top 30 home-buying destinations for Canadians in the Americas

Ban on grizzly bear hunt, new rules take effect April 1

Taxidermists, tanners will have to report on any grizzly bears or parts brought to them

BREAKING: Cassie Sharpe adds world championship to Olympic gold

Mount Washington skier defends her crown in France, wins overall halfpipe title

Ontario father grief stricken over murder of ex-wife and children

‘No words to explain,’ grieving father of slain teens says in statement

Most Read