A place for girls to play hockey

Peninsula Minor Hockey hosts All Girls Day of Hockey at Panorama Rec.

Peninsula Minor Hockey coach Holly Reid takes a few younger skaters through a stick handling drill during Sunday’s All Girls Day of Hockey at Panorama Recreation Centre.

Getting young girls interested in hockey was the goal of Sunday’s All Girls Day of Hockey at Panorama Recreation Centre.

Tricia Johnston, the event coordinator for Peninsula Minor Hockey, says she hopes the weekend on-ice activities interests more girls in playing hockey.

“Our numbers have been growing,” she said, noting the association had Bantam and Peewee team this past season.

Johnston said if enough girls register this year, there could be teams in the Novice (age 7 to 8) and Atom (age 9 to 10) divisions. Registration takes place next month and the season resumes in September.

Holly Reid, a coach of young female skaters in the association, says Sunday’s event had a lot of girls with a little bit of experience and a few with none. It’s important, she said, to give girls an opportunity to play and show them how to give back to the sport as they progress through the association. Reid played 13 years in Peninsula Minor Hockey.

“It’s a sport that anyone can play,” she said.

The All Girls Day of Hockey was sponsored by Hockey Canada, Save-On-Foods and Panorama Recreation. To register for hockey this season, visit www.pmha.bc.ca.