Women’s hockey league re­turns

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Kyle Smylie

Women’s hockey is back in Drumheller af­ter a num­ber of years with the start up of a new adult rec league this month, and they’re look­ing for more play­ers.

The league will start up on Septem­ber 28 and about 11 ice times are pri­mar­ily booked at both the Drumheller Me­mo­rial on Fri­day evenings with a cou­ple games planned in Rock­y­ford. So far, the rec league con­sists of four dif­fer­ent teams with Del­burne, Bow­den, and Rock­y­ford.

“We have enough, but barely enough. Be­ing that we are mom’s who work and have other re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, we could cer­tainly use more play­ers,” says or­ga­nizer Angie Gill.

“We just look for peo­ple who can skate and have knowl­edge of the game. A lot of us never played or­ga­nized hockey be­fore, it’s just about hav­ing that drive to get ex­er­cise and have fun. It’s a lot of fun and it’s a great group week­end.”

Be­ing a rec league, it is no con­tact and mostly played for fun. The team does not have a name or logo yet – that will be de­cided once the team starts play­ing to­gether. It has been three years since Drumheller had a women’s rec hockey league, since the Drumheller Drum­stix folded a few years ago be­cause of dwin­dling in­ter­est and in­di­vid­u­als mov­ing on. Gill hopes this league is here to stay for com­ing sea­sons.

Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing the team is en­cour­aged to visit the Drumheller Women’s Hockey Face­book page and leave a mes­sage there. If you don’t have Face­book you can email Angie at ang­iegil@telus. net. Fees are $100 for the full sea­son to help cover ice times, and drop-in costs are $20 a game up to two games a sea­son.

We have enough, but barely enough. Be­ing that we are Mom’s who work and have other re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, we could cer­tainly use more play­ers.” Angie Gill Or­ga­nizer

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It’s been years since Drumheller had a women’s rec hockey team but they’ll be back on the ice come Septem­ber 28.

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