Northern B.C. sees it’s first all-girls hockey league

The Female ‘A’ North Zone partnership consists of Prince George, Williams Lake, North East and the North West District.

Theresa Hodson Philips/Facebook

Theresa Hodson Philips/Facebook

There is a new hockey league for girls in northern B.C.

The Female ‘A’ North Zone partnership consists of Prince George, Williams Lake, North East and the North West District.

The league is currently scheduled to go until mid-January to allow teams to schedule around games outside the zone, including OMAHA in the Okanagan. However, once they do so, players will need to quarantine for 2 weeks before getting back on ice.

“This is a step forward. We have always had teams but we always had to go someplace else to play. This is the first time we have an organized league for girls in the North. And I am sure it will keep building,” said Theresa Hodson Philips, North-Zone rep for BC Hockey.

For tournament-style weekend games, Williams Lake, Fraser Lake and Taylor will be hosting the players.

“I hope we get more teams. I hope girls realize this is here to stay. Before we just had a few games, now we have a league, so it makes it more serious and competitive,” Philips added.

Below are the teams involved under each division:

U-18

  • North East Predators
  • North West District Minor Hockey Association
  • Williams Lake Timberwolves

U-15

  • Prince George Capitals
  • North East Predators
  • North West District Minor Hockey Association
  • Williams Lake Timberwolves

U-13

  • Prince George Capitals
  • Williams Lake Timberwolves

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Aman Parhar
Publisher/Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

aman.parhar@ominecaexpress.com

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