With a grand opening on Nov. 20, the Vanderhoof Minor Hockey Association hosted the event this year, welcoming female players from age five to 12 across the region for a weekend of team building events, off-ice games, skills sessions, as well as a round-robin tournament for fun.
Participants of the 2015 Northern Female Jamboree performed lunging and backward skating drills at the event’s skills session for advanced players on Nov. 21 in Vanderhoof’s arena.
“Vanderhoof is a great hockey community, and this Jamboree will give us a chance to show people how big female hockey is here,” said Lee Holland, president of the Vanderhoof Minor Hockey Association. “It will be a great opportunity for female players in the north to come together and have a fun weekend playing hockey.”
The event is funded in part by a legacy fund from the 2012 National U18 Woen’s Championship in Dawson Creek.