FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers could have a companion female Midget hockey team playing in the Peace Region this coming season.
According to a release from the team’s head coach Jason Stark, due to a large positive response from female hockey players in the Peace Region, the first Peace Region U18 Girls team I.D. camps will be taking place towards the end of the summer, with camps taking place in Taylor August 27th and 28th, and again on September 10th and 11th. The team’s organisers will attempt to arrange for several exhibition games afterwards.
The plan is for the as-yet unnamed team to play as a tournament team initially, in order to avoid the large costs incurred travelling as far as the Okanagan on a regular basis. Stark says that he is hopeful that the team can eventually get to the level to play in a female hockey league eventually. Currently, the closest higher-level female hockey teams closest to Fort St. John are located in Grande Prairie and Prince George.
The team is looking for applications for several positions, including: Assistant Coach, Manager, Fundraisers, Marketing, and Trainer. The team would ideally have these roles filled by members from each association in the Peace River District Minor Hockey Association. Dawson Creek Minor Hockey Association has offered to host the team’s registration.
The team is also starting to look for team sponsors to help offset costs.
The camp entry fees are $75.00/player for each camp, and applications to either of the camps need to be submitted by July 22nd to Jason Stark at: firstname.lastname@example.org.