Women’s hockey league looking for players

Female-only league emphasizes sportsmanship while developing a love for the game.

The fifth season of the Cranbrook women’s recreational hockey league is set to get underway in October, and organizers are putting out the call for any women over 18 to sign up, regardless of skill level.

Games are during weekend evenings in Cranbrook and the emphasis is on developing a love for the game while creating new friendships, as players come in from areas like Jaffray, Kimberley and Skookumchuck.

When the league started, there was a vision to provide the opportunity for women to get together and have a fun evening of hockey.

A lot of players are hockey moms of hockey-playing kids who’ve spent years watching the game, but have never had a chance to try out the sport.

Other players include women who went through minor hockey when they were teenagers, but are now in college, or returning from a post-secondary education from out of the region.

There are mother-daughter lines out on the ice, while teams also feature a couple grandmothers.

The skill level varies, but emphasis on sportsmanship means that beginners enjoy their first on-ice sessions. Referees are supplied by the league, but games are run in a low-key manner and any penalties called are dealt through penalty shots so that play resumes quickly.

Anyone interested in getting involved with the women’s-only hockey league can contact Jean Terpsma at gterpsma@gmail.com or at 250-427-3182.

Just Posted

Local athletes promote Special Olympics Global Day of Inclusion

On July 20 Tim Hortons teamed up with the Special Olympics to raise awareness and funds

Cranbrook Bandits senior team wraps up season

The Bandits ended their district playoffs play with a 6-3 loss against the Twins

The last Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Gwynne Dyer It has been suggested that Boris Johnson (who becomes the… Continue reading

B.C. removes personal limits for bringing home out-of-province alcohol

Previous relgulations placed limits on the amount of liquor that B.C. residents could bring home

Know it All: Summer entertainment in Kimberley Cranbrook

Cranbrook Arts The featured artist this month in the gallery at Cranbrook… Continue reading

3 dead, 2 missing in northern B.C: Here’s what we know so far

Lucas Fowler, 23, and his girlfriend, Chynna Deese, were shot and killed on July 14 or 15

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

VIDEO: Man found dead near B.C. teens’ truck could be linked to a double homicide

RCMP said they are looking for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni

Family of missing B.C. senior with dementia frustrated with situation, heartened by community support

Nine days since Grace was last seen the question remains: ‘How can an 86-year-old just disappear?’

Okanagan Air Cadet challenges gender-exclusive haircut policy

Haircut regulation inspires challenge around gender identity

Latest plan is to fly trapped fish by helicopter over Big Bar slide

Multi-pronged plan set in motion to freesalmon blocked by landslide in the Fraser River

At the Cranbrook Public Library

Mike Selby Keith G. Powell tells the fascinating story of Jimmy Peever… Continue reading

Unsealed record suggests U.S. man convicted of murdering Vancouver Island couple left DNA on zip tie in 1987

William Talbott is set to be sentenced Wednesday in the murders of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg

VIDEO: Bystander training gains traction as tool to prevent sexual harassment, violence

Julia Gartley was sexually assaulted after an event, and no one stepped in to help

Most Read