Hockey fans in Toronto are invited to support our home team as the Toronto Leaside Junior Wildcats take on Team China at Don Mills Arena on Tuesday November 18 at 7pm.
The game is part of a rigorous training and touring schedule that has seen Team China, who is ranked 14th in the world in IIHF Division IB, compete against Ontario’s top female hockey teams. The Toronto Leaside Junior Wildcats plays in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League and is currently ranked 10th in a field of 20.
“We are thrilled to host Team China and offer our elite players the opportunity to compete at the international level – in our own community,” says Jennifer Smith, president of the Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association – one of the world’s largest female hockey clubs. “Olympic dreams begin in our community arenas, and we’re inviting all hockey fans to join us for a great evening of high-calibre hockey.”
In addition to running a rigorous junior hockey program, the Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association is active in developing women’s hockey internationally and plays host to international players seeking hockey development opportunities in Canada. This season the association is hosting four players from the New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation’s U18 and National teams for eight weeks of training and development.
Toronto Leaside Junior Wildcats vs. Team China – November 18, 2014
~ Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
~ Pre-game ceremonies begin at 7:10 p.m.
~ Puck drops at 7:45 p.m.
~ Admission is free
Don Mills Arena is located at 1030 Don Mills Rd, North York
About the Toronto Leaside Wildcats: Celebrating 40 years of female hockey
Established in 1974, the Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association offers fun, skill and age-appropriate programs for girls ages three and up. With a membership exceeding 1,400 players, the Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association is sanctioned by the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association and offers comprehensive learn-to-play, house league, competitive, junior hockey and adult programs.
About the Toronto Leaside Junior Wildcats
The Toronto Leaside Junior Wildcats are competing in their third season in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League (PWHL), the highest-level female minor hockey league in the world. The team is comprised of highly talented, dedicated female athletes, between the ages of 14 and 18 and is led by a high-calibre professional coaching staff. The team plays a 38 game league schedule against other PWHL teams from across Ontario, and also competes in tournaments throughout the season where players showcase their talents and teamwork for university coaches and provincial/national team scouts. All Junior Wildcats aspire to play hockey at the university level in Canada and the United States and we are committed to providing them with the skills and opportunities they need to excel on the ice and in the classroom so that they can realize their dreams.
For more information
Jennifer Smith firstname.lastname@example.org | 416-671-9508
Director, International Programs:
Andrew Smyth: email@example.com | 416-602-0073
Roanne Argyle: firstname.lastname@example.org | 416-994-3124