BC Hockey Female Jamboree starts today

The BC Hockey Female Jamboree in Chase is one of the premier events offered to female players ages five to 13.

Hosted by the Chase Minor Hockey Association, the BC Hockey Female Jamboree will be held at the Art Holding Arena March 9 to 11.

The BC Hockey Female Jamboree in Chase is one of the premier events offered to female players ages five to 13. The grassroots development program is geared towards females already playing the game as well as those starting out.

The event creates a non-competitive atmosphere, which allows the participants to have fun and play with other girls with similar abilities and experience from around the province.

Typically two BC Hockey Jamborees are held each year. In the Lower Mainland, BC Hockey partners with the Vancouver Canucks and the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey to organize an event meant to bring female players from all Minor Hockey Associations together to play.

The second BC Hockey Female Jamboree is held in another region of the province and changes from year to year. This year, Chase is the chosen location.

BC Hockey jamborees stress sportsmanship, fair play, and respect for fellow players, coaches and officials. It is run by BC Hockey and is an initiative of the BC Hockey Female Hockey Development Committee.

Players are placed on teams based on age and ability. Each team will compete in three games.

Opening ceremonies for the BC Hockey Female Jamboree will be held Friday, March 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.