What a great success! Hats off to all the amazing young ladies who played in the Girls N Goals Fun Tourney and the all of the parents, grandparents, aunties, friends, and family that came to support these young ladies! It was a such a blast to watch! I am pretty sure everyone had FUN!
Congratulations to Team Lime for winning the team cheer contest! Hope you liked the bubblegum!!
Congratulations to Trynity, Paislee and Victoria for winning our great prizes. Our Rookie Prize will be announced a little later this week.
Proudly, we brought together girls from the following communities:
As these young ladies grow in hockey, they will eventually find themselves playing with and against many of the girls that were part of Girls N Goals.
Again we wish to thank our Event Partners:
This event is made possible by Hockey Alberta Foundation's Every Kid Every Community Program. Thank you HAF!!! Without your support this event would not have been possible.
We extend deep gratitude to our key partners for their amazing support of this event:
City of Leduc
County of Leduc
We also send kudos to Alberta Milk and McDonalds (Leduc) for bringing some JOY to this this event.
A Big Hooorah for all of the Moms and Current & Former Players who served as our ALL FEMALE Coaching staff. Hockey Alberta is very interested in recruiting more Moms, players and former players into coaching positions across the province. As such, Hockey Alberta offers a We Are Coaches coaching clinic which is FREE and only for females. Six hours of instruction (on one day) will result in Coach 2 certification. There are three clinics coming up - Red Deer, Edmonton, and Calgary. Check out Hockey Alberta website for details.
Many thanks to our all-female Officiating crew as well. We encourage many, many girls to consider wearing the stripes. It is another beautiful side of the game that can bring unique are far-reaching opportunities in its own right. In fact, one of the female officials Hayleigh Dansereau is last year's Alberta Female Hockey League Officiating Scholarship winner. She received $1500 toward her university education.
Thanks to the various community members who stepped up as scorekeepers, in particular to Rylan Barabonoff and Jocelyn Barabonoff who dedicated their entire weekend to scorekeeping and countless hours behind-the scenes.
Lastly, I wish to extend immense gratitude to Thor Barabonoff. Thor's wealth of experience, BIG Heart, and passion for hockey made him a perfect fit for the Big Kahuna job of putting on this tournament.
Girls, continue your passion for hockey! Let it grow! You belong in this sport!
Here are some links to check out:
Team Canada Women's National Team...On the Road to the Olympics , they will be in Leduc on December 10th to play against Leduc Junior Athletic Club's Midget AAA men's team! Mark your calendar and come to watch wearing your Girls N Goals Jersey!
With sincere appreciation,
Leduc Minor Hockey Association
VP Female Hockey