Professional Women’s Hockey is making its historic debut in Kemptville


by Kathy Dickenson and Nancy Peckford 

North Grenville is making history once again, as the Municipal Centre will host its first ever professional women’s hockey game featuring outstanding Olympic level female athletes, some of whom played in Beijing just a few months ago. 

Doors will open on Friday, December 9 at 3:45 pm, warm-up at 4:15 and puck drop at 4:45 pm.  Group ticket rate (for 10 or more) is $10, single tickets are $15 each.

This is a rare opportunity to see elite female hockey players in action, including Kendall Coyne Schofield, Renata Fast, Sarah Nurse, Blayre Turnbull, Melodie Daoust and Rebecca Johnston. Team Adidas will take on Team Scotiabank. 

This prestigious professional women’s hockey game will showcase the strength and agility of internationally renowned female hockey players. Players will take part in autograph sessions and meet and greet after the game. 

Kemptville Minor Hockey will be taking donations for the Salvation Army Food Bank at this event. For each item donated, attendees will receive an entry to a draw for PWHPA merchandise.

Organized by the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA), in partnership with Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) and the Ottawa Senators, the Kemptville game is part of  the lead up to a first-ever all-star event, set to take place in Ottawa on Sunday, December 11.  In the lead up, three regular season games are being hosted in just three communities – Kemptville, Gatineau and at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.

North Grenville is very blessed to have a thriving girls minor hockey program that includes over 200 kids from ages 4 to 18, and a girls only Initiation program to teach the fundamentals from ages 4 to 6.

The Storm program saw unprecedented success last year with two teams (U13 and u11) rivaling for a first place finish in the Ontario end of year provincial tournament . 

No matter what your involvement in girls hockey, if you have an appreciation for hockey or women in sports generally, don’t miss this unique opportunity to watch world class women’s hockey right here at home. 

Tickets on sale now or can be purchased at the door:


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