SOURCE: Scotiabank

Scotiabank

February 12, 2014 09:30 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Hockey Greats Coach Over 120 Minor Girls Hockey Players

Hockey Stars Sami Jo Small and Cherie Piper Coach at Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest Manitoba -- Brandon

BRANDON, MB --(Marketwired - February 12, 2014) - Attention Sports, Assignment, Community & Photo Editors

Former Canadian women's hockey Olympians Sami Jo Small and Cherie Piper are teaming up to coach over 120 female minor hockey players at Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest Manitoba in Brandon on Monday, February 17, 2014. Hockey Manitoba and Scotiabank are bringing the event to the selected players on day two of Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest Manitoba; Winnipeg has its turn on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

The girls will have an unforgettable day of skills training, fun and encouragement to inspire them to reach for their goals. The all-day event is comprised of on and off-ice training, a community outreach component and a keynote address from both coaches. During the event, there will also be a special goalie clinic and a training program for hockey coaches.

WHAT:   
Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest -- Brandon  
    
WHO:   
Sami Jo Small, two-time Olympic gold medalist and co-founder of the Canadian Women's Hockey League       
Cherie Piper, three-time Olympic gold medalist and former member of Team Canada Women's Hockey
Led by certified coaches and instructors from Hockey Manitoba
Over 120 minor girls hockey players from novice, atom, and peewee levels (ages 7 - 12 years)
Simone Dixon, Manager of Personal Banking, Scotiabank 
    
WHEN: 
Monday, February 17, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Girls will rotate between on and off-ice skills training, a community outreach component and a keynote address.
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Special coaches' clinic which rotates between on ice training, a classroom session and the keynote address.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Sami Jo Small & Cherie Piper keynote presentation 
    
WHERE:      
Westman Communications Group Place (Keystone Centre)
#1 - 1175 - 18th Street
Brandon, MB 
    
WHY:   
Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest offers young girls the opportunity to learn from, and interact with, great role models who will help them develop their on-ice game skills, encourage them to reach for their dreams and celebrate the game of hockey.  

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