Girls hockey celebrated this weekend in Kelowna

Bantam and peewee rep tournaments hosted by Kelowna Minor Hockey as part of World Girls' Hockey Weekend

As part of the fifth annual IIHF World Girls’ Hockey Weekend, Kelowna Minor Hockey is playing host to its annual peewee and bantam female rep hockey tournaments.

Both tourneys begin today at Rutland and Memorial Arenas and run through until Sunday.

The peewee draw features six teams—Kelowna, Surrey, Tri-Cities, Langley, Prince George and Vancouver.

Ten teams will compete on the bantam side—Kelowna, South Island, Surrey, Tri-Cities, Williams Lake, Kamloops, North Island, Prince George, Richmond and West Kootenay.

This coming weekend is an excellent opportunity to come out and support some of our female teams in Kelowna,” said Dani Sarbit, a member of the female development team for KMH.

The peewee final is set for 5:45 p.m. Sunday at Rutland East, while the bantam championship goes at 7 p.m. at Rutland West.

As a special feature of the tournament, KMHA will be hosting a Hockey Shootout outside Rutland Arena from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Equipment will be supplied and people are urged to bring a friend.

Meanwhile, as part of the celebration one of Kelowna’s atom girls teams, coached by Allister Jones, will be in Penticton Saturday to take part in Hockey Canada’s Long Game.

Fifty-five games featuring 110 teams in the atom, peewee, bantam, midget and senior divisions will be played all across the country.

The Kelowna atom girls will be on the ice from 3 to 4 p.m.


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