Girls and Women's Hockey

Girl's and Women's Hockey | Learn about opportunities for females players of all ages

A desire to provide more opportunities for girls to play the game in Greater Victoria led to the founding of the Capital Region Female Minor Hockey Association.
Take a step-by-step look at the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence and get more information on the CIS, CWHL and development initiatives, o...
Seeing how much fun their kids were having, a group of hockey moms in Chetwynd, B.C., got out of the stands and onto the ice. By doing it fo...
Have you ever wanted to give Canada’s game a try? Esso Fun Days give participants a free, fun introduction to the game.
The Women Master Coach Developer program is equipping female leaders with the training to develop more female coaches.

The game of female hockey has been played for more than 100 years, and has been growing exponentially since 1990, the year of the first official women’s world championship. Today, it is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world.

Hockey Canada has the information you need to succeed in all areas of the sport. Whether you are an aspiring player, coach, official, parent or association member, it’s time to lace up the skates, crack the books, strap on the pads and get into the great Canadian female game!

Players and Officials

  • Opportunities and learning the road to Team Canada
  • Starting out or building skill level
  • Learning the history of the sport


  • Developing player strategies
  • Designing practice and year plans
  • Skills and drills


  • Understanding the female game and its opportunities
  • Development recommendations
  • Contacts and organizations


  • Programs available
  • Hosting and promoting local events
  • Growing your female game

Find all of this and more at

For more information, please contact Hockey Canada’s manager of hockey development, Teal Gove, at [email protected].

2019 WGIHW: Canadians celebrate women’s hockey
The women’s game was in the spotlight Oct. 4-6 during the ninth annual World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend.
DEV: Girls go global in Calgary
Calgary hosted female players from every corner of the country for the Canadian leg of the IIHF Global Girls’ Game.
2018 WGHW: Celebrating the female game
Canada joined with 41 countries around the world as part of the eighth annual World Girls’ Hockey Weekend
HCC: Getting the all-star treatment
HCC: Getting the all-star treatment