Heading to Richmond are (left to right): Top row - Allyson Ellis

Atom team off to largest all-female hockey tourney in Western North America

The CVMHA Female Atom tournament team will be competing Easter weekend in the largest all-female hockey tournament in Western North America – the Ravens Ice Classic in Richmond, B.C.

This newly formed team has pulled 10 local female players from their regular season house and Rep teams to participate in this international event. This will be an amazing opportunity for these players as they usually play with and against boys. The team will be contending in the top Atom division.

Both players and families would like to give a big thanks to Female Development Coach/Coordinator Louise Gauthier. “Without Louise constantly pushing for female development in the Valley this team would not have been made possible,” a team spokesperson said.

“In bringing these girls together, we hope that it will encourage more females to come out and try the exciting game of hockey.”

The girls thank their player sponsors Smits Construction, MT Renovations, Jeremy’s Scrap Metal, Teacher File, Courtenay Fire Department, Daryl Robbins CGA, Bricor Developments, Rob Nygren Royal LePage and Holiday Inn.

As well, the players thank the following local businesses for their gracious donations to their fundraising efforts: Chances Gaming, Tab Imports, Fiction, Trousers, Atlas Cafe, Happy’s Source for Sports, Walker 24, 5th Street Florist, onethirtythree, Rattan Plus, Uranus, BE, Union Street Grill, Courtenay Recreation, Crown Isle, The Everything Wet Store, Fitness Excellence and Long John Silvers.


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