Dawson Creek U18 women’s hockey bid to receive $60,000 if successful

Dawson Creek is on the shortlist of cities to host the event by Hockey Canada. It’s an eight team, 22 game tournament that will be held in January of 2016.

In a release Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes says, “The IIHF U18 Women’s Worlds will provide a lift to the local economy and will serve as a beacon of inspiration for young hockey players in B.C. This event represents a wonderful opportunity to showcase Dawson Creek to the international sport community and for northern hockey fans to experience high level, exciting competition.”

Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier says, “The City of Dawson Creek and the entire South Peace are very excited to have been shortlisted by Hockey Canada for the chance to host the IIHF U18 Women’s Worlds Championships. This is an incredible opportunity for our region to host some of the best hockey talent and provide Northern British Columbia the chance to display our volunteer and community spirit worldwide.”

Hockey Canada is expected to select the host city for the event next month.

 

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