There is arguably no more important role in hockey than that of the coach, who is tasked with guiding young players not only on the ice, but off it as well. They are leaders in hockey, and leaders in life.
Hockey Canada and BFL Canada are on the hunt for the country’s best women’s hockey coaches, and it is calling on players and parents from coast to coast to coast to nominate coaches who have made significant contributions to the game.
Twenty-two provincial and territorial winners will be selected – two from each of the 10 provinces, and two from the northern territories. Each province/territory will have one grassroots winner and one high-performance winner. Those winners will receive $1,000 each.
From that group of 22, two coaches – one grassroots and one high-performance – will be named national winners and both will receive a trip to the IIHF Women’s World Championship, March 31 to April 10 in Halifax and Truro, N.S. plus $2,500.
The selection committee includes a trio of Canadian women’s hockey leaders – Olympic gold medallists Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Gina Kingsbury and Caroline Ouellette. They are joined by Steve Lacoste, vice-president of sports and leisure with BFL, and Teal Gove, manager of hockey development with Hockey Canada.
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