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Celebrate IIHF World Girls Hockey Weekend with USA Hockey

By USA Hockey, 10/04/17, 11:00AM MDT

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USA Hockey will join with federations from around the world Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 7-8) to celebrate the seventh annual IIHF World Girls Hockey Weekend. More than 120 events are scheduled across 31 states from coast to coast, including four led by NHL teams (Carolina Hurricanes, Dallas Stars, New Jersey Devils and San Jose Sharks).

One of the weekend's feature events will be held Saturday in Wesley Chapel, Florida, where the U.S. Women’s National Team will host a free on-ice clinic for female players ages 6-17 at Florida Hospital Center Ice from 9-11 a.m. ET. The team is training in Wesley Chapel as part of its preparation for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Participants and fans can join in the GHW celebration on social media using the #GirlsHockey hashtag.

What is IIHF World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend?

World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend is a special worldwide opportunity for girls and women of all ages to try ice hockey. Event hosts are encouraged to:

  • Introduce girls and women to basic ice hockey skills in a positive, fun and safe environment.
  • Inform females about ice hockey opportunities in their community.
  • Educate participants about fair play, sportsmanship and teamwork.
  • Celebrate female ice hockey, introduce participants to new friends and help them fall in love with the game.

Stay tuned to USAHockey.com for GHW event recaps.

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