Posted:Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Well, the Whitehorse Women's Hockey Association (WWHA) is BACK! We are ecstatic to have SIX teams in the league this year, up from 5 last year, up from 4 the year before. Women here rock! It's only my second season with the league and I know I'm going to love season 2 as much as I did season 1. We started right in with games this week.
The season appeared to be in a bit of turmoil earlier on because of a fire in our main games centre, that houses 2 of our 3 rinks! The arson that occurred earlier in the summer, was devastating and rumours flew about when and IF it would ever open. We had ONE rink left, ONE rink to serve the needs of the minor hockey, Arctic WInter Games teams, speed skating, figure skating, etc, etc! It was traumatic and stressful for us hockey lovers. But the city and crews really put forward an amazing effort to pull off the clean up and re-building of part of the games centre. It will be in business next month, just a month late. We now have super late games for this month, in an effort to accommodate all user groups. But judging by the turnout of our first 3 games in which all teams played - it doesn't matter.
The Board worked really hard to give the league SUPER cheap week-long camps this year (and last year). Attending these camps are a huge advantage for us who need the practice before the games start. I was a bit more obsessive and started skating & playing shinny soon after the rink opened up back in late July! The result of those early camps and enthusiastic women has shown the skill level of the league overall(we're all skill levels) has improved quite a bit from first games last year. Or maybe that's just me feeling more comfortable and confident?? :)
Oh! And we now have a website - www. whitehorsewomenshockey.com - feel free to stop by and visit!
Next I'll tell y'all about my awesome new, BLACK team. :)