March 1, 2018
For immediate release
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.- Hockey NL announced today that two bantam female players from this province will be attending the 2018 Global Game hosted by the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association in cooperation with Hockey Canada and the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Canada segment of the Global Game will take place on Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at the Iceland Arena in Mississauga, Ont. with festivities commencing at 5:30 p.m. local time.
Victoria Bennett of St. John’s and Kaitlyn Bouzane of Gander will join players from across the country to participate in the festivities. They will participate in a game, visit the Hockey Hall of Fame and attend a dinner with guest speakers. Hockey NL wishes the players a successful event that will be filled with positive hockey experiences and great memories.
Bennett is a forward for the St. John’s Caps Under 15 female team with the St. John’s Minor Hockey Association while Bouzane competes as defense for the Gander Flyers Under 15 female team with the Gander Minor Hockey Association.
Both players entered and were selected through an application process where players submitted a 250 word essay explaining they were deserving to represent Hockey NL.
ABOUT THE GLOBAL GAME
The Girl’s Global Game is an initiative that unites all federations from around the globe in celebration of the female hockey game. Its inaugural event took place in October 2015 which saw 30 countries participate, including Canada. You can visit the current IIHF website to see the summaries of games that took place:
Last year, 38 countries participated in one game over the course of 2 days that united players across 6 continents as teammates! Each country had two teams that represented Team Blue and Team White and accumulated a score that was tallied as the games traveled west from New Zealand all the way until the big finale here in Canada. Our players became teammates with other girls from all over the World!