Winnipeg East Female Hockey

Mission and Policies

The mission of Winnipeg East Female Hockey Council in conjunction with the St. Boniface Minor Hockey Association and the Transcona Minor Hockey Association is to foster an environment of learning and development for all players in our association, both on and off the ice, in a safe and responsible manner.

Objectives

  1. Introduce and provide much-needed hockey programs for young female athletes ages 5-17.
  2. Create an opportunity for continued participation in hockey and the development of hockey skills and knowledge.
  3. Create a program that allows our young female athletes the opportunity to acquire life skills and meet friends for life.

Policies

 

 

From Hockey Canada website:

 

Should my Daughter Play Co-Ed Hockey or Girls Hockey? 

Answered by Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada

This really depends on what is best for each individual athlete and the opportunities that are available within your community and association. Organizations need to step up and create female teams at the Atom and PeeWee levels so the girls have the option of playing female hockey at all levels. It is important to remember that at some point the athlete will have to join the women’s game if they wish to continue to play at a high performance (provincial or national) and/or a post – secondary level. Be careful not to burn your bridges!
If you are in a community that does not have female hockey and you are playing on a co-ed team it is important to stay in contact with your provincial branch and make sure you have the opportunity to get involved with the Branch POE (Program of Excellence). It is important for players (and parents) to remember that if you want to advance in hockey eventually you have to play female hockey.

Answered by, Manager Female Hockey Development, Hockey Canada

The benefits of females playing female hockey are reflected on both the skill development and the social aspect of the game. It is important for girls to have the opportunity to interact with teammates and be leaders on their teams. The skill level of female hockey has increased dramatically and girls today have the opportunity to compete at a high level and still benefit from the social and leadership side of the game as well.