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Lightning set to strike at WikiFest

THE DREWRY ELECTRIC Lightning midget girls team is at WikiFest this weekend in Burnaby, hoping to defend their division championship. - PHOTO SUBMITTED
THE DREWRY ELECTRIC Lightning midget girls team is at WikiFest this weekend in Burnaby, hoping to defend their division championship.
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The Drewry Electrical Lightning female hockey team is looking to defend their Midget division championship this weekend (Nov. 15018) at the Wickenheiser International Women’s Hockey Festival.

The Comox Valley squad is one of 62 teams – including the Mexican national team – at Burnaby 8 Rinks for the annual WikiFest, hosted by four-time Olympic medalist Hayley Wickenheiser. Last year, the Lightning won five straight games to take their division title.

This year, they play Vancouver Angels today, Tri-Cities and South Delta on Saturday, and Whitehorse on Sunday. The final goes Sunday at 7:15 p.m.

Over 1,200 young women from across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico are converging in Burnaby to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete and learn from the some of the most elite athletes, sports personalities and trainers in the world, organizers note.

This tournament promises a high-level of competition and an opportunity to learn from some of the world’s best in the clinics and workshops.

Hayley Wickenheiser, four-time Olympic medalist; NHL legends Bobby Clarke and Pat Quinn; Olympic swimming champion Scott Dickens; the Lead of Sport Psychology for the 2014 Olympics, Dr. Kimberley Amirault-Ryan;  Mel Davidson, Hockey Canada scout and Hall of Fame coach are just some of sport’s elite who will be in attendance.

It is the high-level of competition and the on and off-ice clinics that make this not just a hockey tournament, but truly a festival of the female game. One of the primary objectives of this event is to focus on the entire athlete and cover topics such as training, nutrition and sport psychology and more, organizers note.

Now in its third year, proceeds of WikiFest are donated to Right to Play (60 per cent) and KidSport BC (40 per cent).

 

For more information click on www.wikihockey.com.

 

 

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