SOURCE: Scotiabank

Scotiabank

May 08, 2014 14:32 ET

Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest Toronto: Female Canadian Hockey Stars to Coach Over 300 Minor Girl Hockey Players

Scotiabank and the Toronto Maple Leafs Team Up to Provide a Free Hockey Clinic

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 08, 2014) - Canadian women's hockey champions and Olympic gold medalists Sami Jo Small and members of the CWHL 2014 Clarkson Cup champion team Toronto Furies will coach over 300 female minor hockey players at the third annual Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest Toronto on Sunday, May 11. 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 the coaches.

WHAT: 

Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest Toronto

WHO: 
Sami Jo Small, two-time Olympic gold medalist, five-time World Champion, two-time World Champion MVP and co-founder of the Canadian Women's Hockey League 
Players from the CWHL's Toronto Furies
Over 300 minor girls hockey players from novice, atom and peewee levels (ages 7-12 years)
Kris Petrow, Scotiabank branch manager

Interview and photo opportunities available

WHEN: 

Sunday, May 11
8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. -- Girls will rotate between on- and off-ice hockey skills training, a community outreach session and a keynote address.
12:30 p.m. -- Sami Jo Small keynote presentation begins

WHERE: 
The MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence
400 Kipling Ave, Toronto
** Media to enter through main entrance (backside of building)

WHY: 

Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest offers young girls the opportunity to learn from, and interact with, great role models, who will help the girls develop their on-ice game skills, encourage them to reach for their dreams and celebrate hockey. 

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