Female Coordinator Contact Info:
Sooke MHA has approx 80 females registered every season. Girls are able to play hockey on integrated teams or female only teams. We have rostered female only teams consistently from atom to midget and at novice when the numbers permit. Female teams play against other female teams throughout the season.
With an average of three ice times per week, Sept to March, it is a great way to stay in shape and make new friends. We traditionally have new female players in each division. It is never too late to join!
Equipment Loan Program:
Sooke MHA female program has an equipment loan program for those that require equipment. If you would like more information or like to donate your outgrown (and usable) hockey gear, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Try Hockey for $50 !!!
Sooke MHA has a four week trial for all new players that costs only $50. For more information, please view www.sookeminorhockey.ca or contact our registrar to sign up!
Hockey Myths vs Reality:
Myth: Hockey is a “boys sport”.
Reality: Female hockey is growing in popularity and is a recognized Olympic sport. There are currently over 70,000 females registered to play hockey in Canada with over 1,000 on Vancouver Island last season. The numbers are increasing every year!
Myth: There is a lot of body contact when playing hockey.
Reality: No body checking is allowed in any female only division.
Myth: You have to get up early in the morning to play hockey.
Reality: Although there is the occasional early ice slot, the majority of practices and games take place in the early evening, and on the weekends.
Myth: Girls have to play with boys to ‘really’ play hockey.
Reality: Girls have the opportunity to play either recreational or competitive hockey on female only teams.