Golden hockey girls could win the experience of a lifetime

Female hockey players could win a hometown visit from Olympian Haley Wickenheiser.

Canada’s sport rocks for all sorts of reasons but Hayley Wickenheiser wants to know “Why Girls’ Hockey Rocks in Your Community”.  The three-time Olympic gold medalist in women’s hockey is launching a nationwide contest to engage girls and women to make some noise for the game they love and the hometown they play it in. Female hockey players are being invited to create a 60 – 90 second video demonstrating true Canadian spirit and hockey girl power.

On the line:

·         A visit to Golden from the hockey heroine where Wickenheiser will skate with the minor hockey team (or up to 15 friends and family)

·         An autograph and picture session

·         A speaking engagement for the entire minor hockey association

·         Cool prizes from her personal memorabilia collection for the video’s creator

“I can’t wait to see what crazy and creative ideas the girls come up with to show off their town and pump up the game,” says Wickenheiser. “I learned to play in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, so I know first-hand, the size of a community doesn’t reflect its enthusiasm and gumption. I hope to see videos made by players from Annapolis, Nova Scotia to The Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.”

Play by the rules:

·         Make a 60 – 90 second video, the more zany the better

·         Enlist your friends, family, school, neighbours, mayor…anyone!

·         Post it to YouTube and submit the link via hayleywickenheiser.com

·         Get people to ‘Like’ it by sharing it on Twitter, Facebook and any way you can!

Hayley Wickenheiser and the University of Calgary Dinos recently won, for the first time, the CIS Finals in Edmonton against McGill. Wickenheiser is currently competing with Team Canada in the IIHF World Championships in Vermont. Already an athlete, student, mother, author, and philanthropist, Wickenheiser is taking on a new challenge mentoring young players through her new website hayleywickenheiser.com. Wickenheiser is trying to reach female players around the world who don’t always have access to premier coaching and special camps by providing an online training tool for game development. Check out skills and drills videos and other cool interactive features where members can connect with the world’s best female hockey player, Hayley Wickenheiser.

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