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Senior women hockey players forming new team
Londoner Deb Van Brenk has been canada goose black friday sale through hockey wars, playing since age 10 and blocking shots between the https://www.estrategias.de pipes since age 11. Over the years, she has faced some of the hardest shooting members of the Canadian national women team including Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Geraldine Heaney, who once broke Van Brenk goalie canada goose outlet mask with a slapshot.
But like many female hockey players especially those of her generation Van Brenk, 54, has faced more shots off the ice from those doubting the legitimacy of women hockey.
think all canada goose outlet store uk of us who have played, whether at an early age or at a high level, have had stories of subtle and overt uk canada goose discrimination, Van Brenk said. once had a pair of pads provided by an association. And after I worked them in for a year, I was told I had to hand them back because the guys wanted them. hockey is not new, but canada goose uk black friday since its genesis during times of much ridicule in the 1890s, the game cheap canada goose has become one of the fastest growing sports in North America.
Here in London, a new senior women team for players 55 and older is forming within District 30 of the Ontario Senior Games Association. The squad, which will gather for the first time on March official canada goose outlet 21 at Nichols Arena, will give a growing number of senior women hockey players, like Van Brenk, an opportunity to compete for a championship at the March 5 7, 2019 Ontario Senior Games in Huntsville.
The women canada goose factory sale will gather again in November 2018 to prepare Canada Goose Jackets for provincials, but some of them will canada goose outlet nyc skate at a recreational and competitive level in local canada goose outlet canada women hockey leagues playing at Budweiser Gardens, Western Fair buy canada goose jacket cheap Sports Centre and London Sports Park.
Londoner Kim Benke, an all around canada goose coats senior athlete who is spearheading the formation of the canada goose outlet online uk new squad, said she canada cheap canada goose goose jacket outlet expects the current roster of 16 players to grow exponentially as the 2019 Games approach. Benke said she hopes that eventually there will be a London based mini tournament determining who will represent London at the provincial games. But for now, it all about jumpstarting the squad and enjoying the company of other women who have a passion for the canada goose outlet uk sale game.
played hockey since Grade 9, gave it up but played in my 30s, dropped it again but then starting playing in the Huff N Puff (Seniors Fitness Association). I missed it when I wasn playing, Benke said.
Van Brenk, who will tend net next Wednesday during the inaugural game, shares a story familiar to many female hockey players. She first started canada goose outlet toronto factory skating canada goose outlet reviews with equipment borrowed from her brother. A skilled athlete who started playing fastball at age 9, Van Brenk can contain herself when expressing how exciting it is to uk canada goose outlet see how far women hockey has come in recent years.
come a long, long way, Van Brenk said, it is such fun to watch women hockey at the highest level, and to watch girls play at all levels. Van Brenk coaches with her daughter Grace Midget Intermediate team with the London Devilettes program.
such a rush watching the girls play a sport they love, Van Brenk said. as for me, I play at least until somebody hollers, grandma, go! And I play beyond that, I canada goose outlet uk hope. information about the new women senior hockey team, contact Kim Benke at 519 432 0199.
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