Media Advisory - St. John's celebrates Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada with first ever Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest

Hockey Stars Sami Jo Small and Tessa Bonhomme coach at Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest St. John's

ST. JOHN'S, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian Olympic women's hockey champions Tessa Bonhomme and Sami Jo Small are teaming up to coach 150 female minor hockey players at the first ever Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest in St. John's on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The girls will have an unforgettable day of skills training, fun and encouragement to inspire them to reach for their goals. The all-day event is happening on Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada, Canada's coast-to-coast celebration of hockey, and is comprised of on and off-ice training and a keynote address from both coaches.

WHAT: Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest, St. John's
WHO: Sami Jo Small, two time Olympic gold medalist and co-founder of the Canadian Women's Hockey League
  Tessa Bonhomme, Olympic gold medalist
  150 minor girls hockey players
  Beverly Robart, Scotiabank District Banking Manager, Newfoundland and Labrador 
WHEN: Saturday, February 9, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., girls will rotate between on-ice skills training, off-ice skills training
4:00 p.m. - Sami Jo Small and Tessa Bonhomme keynote presentation begins
WHERE:  Mile One Centre
  50 New Gower St
  St. John's, NL
WHY:  Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest offers young girls the opportunity to learn from, and interact with, great role models who will help them develop their on-ice game skills, encourage them to reach for their dreams and celebrate the game of hockey.




SOURCE: Scotiabank - Sponsorships & Donations

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