USA Hockey celebrated your current players while growing participation for girls hockey as part of the ninth annual IIHF Girls’ Hockey Weekend, October 5-6, 2019. To participate, host sites utilized various activities; season kick-off party, cross-ice jamboree, try hockey for free, or create an original event to celebrate local female hockey players.
*Events are encouraged to be focused on the 8U age group.
To find an event near you, contact your local association or email USA Hockey at ComePlayYouthHockey@usahockey.org.
#DYK | In the 2018-19 season, more girls & women participated in ice hockey than ever before, with nearly 83,000 lacing up the skates. Over the past 10 years, girls & women's hockey participation has grown by 34%. #GirlsHockey— USA Hockey (@usahockey) October 5, 2019
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Some Try Hockey Free fun over World Girls Hockey Weekend!!— Washington Wild (@WWFHA) October 6, 2019
Thanks to all who came out & shared this great game with us! There is no better way to spend the weekend than introducing this sport to more girls. @usahockey @iihfhockey #GoWild #wwfha #WGIHW #THF #iihf #girlshockey pic.twitter.com/SBNJ3xJiRn
In celebration of IIHF Girls' Hockey Weekend, we asked you to send in your go-to goal celly, whether it was on the ice, in the driveway or in the living room!
Participants were asked to record a quick video of your favorite goal celebration and post it Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #CellyChallenge and #GirlsHockey for a chance to win USA Hockey memorabilia signed by Kendall Coyne Schofield and Maddie Rooney.
The contest ran Monday, September 30 through Sunday, October 6, 2019, and prize pack winners will be contacted via social media this week.