GWH Blog: World Girl's Hockey Day

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USA Hockey joined with hockey federations around the world on today for the first-ever World Girls' Hockey Day, created by the International Ice Hockey Federation to help grow girls' youth hockey.

World Girls' Hockey Day introduces females of all ages to hockey in a positive, fun and safe environment while helping them learn about hockey opportunities in their communities. The day also promotes fair play, sportsmanship, teamwork and making new friends while playing hockey. Activities range from American Development Model (ADM) clinics, Mother/Daughter skates, Meet & Greet skates with teams and Try Hockey for Free opportunities.

Seventy-six local hockey associations in the U.S. are hosting an event today in celebration of World Girls' Hockey Day.

Several members of the U.S. Women's National Team Program will join in the celebration, including current Gophers Anne Schleper and Jen Schoullis, who participated in a Mother/Daughter skate with the Shakopee Youth Hockey Association. Former Gopher Gigi Marvin was a U.S. National Team player who participated in the Waltham Youth Hockey Association's Try Hockey for Free event in Waltham, Mass.

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