Young girls “Lace ’em Up” at the North Peace Arena

first_img“So we’re just running fundamentals of hockey and just exposure to girls – an opportunity to get out and have a little opportunity to have a puck and see if they like hockey,” says coordinator Darla Jackson.Jackson says her daughter began playing peewee hockey for the first time this year, which got her thinking about girls’ participation in sports.“This was just something to see what our interest looks like in Fort St. John for female hockey,” explains Jackson. “It’s been pretty lacking in the last while, our female development.”- Advertisement -Jackson says approximately 50 – 60 young female athletes signed up for today’s hockey clinic.Participants range in age from 5 to 17.This is the first time a girl-oriented hockey clinic is being hosted in Fort St. John but Jackson says hopefully it won’t be the last.Advertisement “I would hope to see us do this maybe twice a year or something like that,” Jackson concludes. “Maybe even work into hockey camps or something in the future for females.”last_img read more