CHARLOTTETOWN – Two players from P.E.I. are Toronto-bound to represent the province on the ice at an international event featuring female players from across the country.
Emma Dyer and Rachael Richards are preparing to lace up their skates on March 11 at the 2018 IIHF Global Girls’ Game in Toronto. The pair were selected by Hockey P.E.I. to participate in the game, which is being hosted by Hockey Canada and the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) as part of the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Global Girls’ Game.
This year, 37 member federations will take part in the game that will begin on the other side of the globe and continue in rinks around the world until it finally wraps up in Canada. The OWHA invited two players from each Hockey Canada branch to take part.
Dyer and Richards were among the many of prospective players who submitted applications and essays detailing why they would like to represent Hockey P.E.I. at the event.
Dyer, a 14-year old forward from Summerside is currently in Grade 9 at Athena Consolidated Junior High School. Dyer is a member of the Western Wind bantam AAA team.
Richards, is a 13-year old defenceman from Cornwall where she is in Grade 8 at East Wiltshire Junior High School. Richards plays with the Mid Isle Wildcats’ bantam AAA team. The 2018 IIHF Global Girls’ Game gets underway in Toronto on March 10.
The weekend will also encompass various team activities, both on and off the ice, for the participating players from all across the country. Travel and accommodations to the event for the two players will be covered by Hockey P.E.I. and Hockey Canada.