OAKVILLE, ON, March 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian women's hockey elite and gold medal winning Olympians, Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Tessa Bonhomme will team up to coach 300 female minor hockey players from the Oakville Hornets Hockey Association at Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest, Oakville on Sunday March 4, 2012 at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.
This unique opportunity will provide the girls with an unforgettable day of skills training, fun and encouragement to inspire them to achieve goals on and off the ice. The all-day event is comprised of on and off-ice training, testing out the latest hockey sticks from Pro Hockey Life and a keynote address from both coaches on how they reached their own life goals.
|WHAT:||Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest, Oakville Hornets|
|WHO:|| Cassie Campbell-Pascall, two time Olympic gold medalist and former Captain, Team Canada Women's Hockey;
Tessa Bonhomme, 2010 Olympic gold medalist and Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) 2010 top draft pick;
Players from local CWHL teams;
300 novice, atom, peewee and bantam level girls (ages 7 - 14 years) from the Oakville Hornets Girls Hockey Association
|WHEN:|| Sunday March 4, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Girls will rotate between on-ice skills training, off-ice skills training, a skills competition and a keynote address
11:05 am sharp - Cassie Campbell-Pascall & Tessa Bonhomme keynote presentation begins in the arena bowl
|WHERE:|| Sixteen Mile Sports Complex at North Park
3070 Neyagawa Boulevard (north of Dundas Street), Oakville, ON
** Media to enter through Main Entrance
|WHY:||Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest has taken place in Ottawa for eight years, in Calgary for five and this year was expanded to Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba. For the second time in Oakville, Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest offers young girls the opportunity to learn from and interact with great role models, who will help the girls develop their on-ice game skills, encourage them to reach for their dreams and celebrate the game of hockey.|
For further information:
(event on site contact) Patty Stathokostas: Scotiabank Media Communications, 416 464 3752 (cell) or [email protected].