Les Palettes Roses offers an introduction to hockey

Female sports

Posted on May 3, 2022 by Lauren Peers

The Les Palettes Roses women’s hockey championship invites all those who wish to come and participate in an initiation friendly which will take place, free of charge, on 13 May at the Center Sportif Damien-Hétu in Sainte-Agathe.

What better example than seeing other women try their hand at hockey.  (Photo: courtesy)

What better example than seeing other women try their hand at hockey. (Photo: courtesy)

“The League’s mission is to promote women’s hockey by example, because we know that when there are girls who enter the arena and see our pink gloves, our pink puck, they identify us and know that they too have the right. to play. that they too have their place ”, explains Lisa Hays, president of the Ligue des Palettes Roses.

What better example than seeing other women try their hand at this sport. Thus, from 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm, three groups of 32 players will be able to get to know him by throwing themselves on the ice during a friendly match. Note that the initiation for adults is new this year.

“The goal is really to introduce girls and women to hockey and of all ages. With the collaboration of the Municipality, we have ice cream for the evening. In December 2015 we started with adults, then in 2018 and 2019 we added the girls. We really saw in the eyes of the girls that they were really excited and thrilled, so that’s something we wanted to do again, “says Isabelle Bourdeau, member of the Palettes Roses Committee and organizer of the event.

Dare to try

This meeting aims to promote physical activity among girls, but also women by showing them that they have their place in this sport.

“Women love Saturday night hockey, they watch hockey in the stands, but they don’t participate in the parade. You have to see the eyes of the participants, both children and adults, hockey is something magical. I don’t know what it is, I don’t know if it’s the equipment, I don’t know if it’s before, in the hockey room, or during, but there is something, it’s an extraordinary sport. […] There are many aspects of hockey that allow girls and women to experience better physical but also mental health. This part is not to be overlooked. This is why we are organizing a charity event because we know that they too can benefit from it ”, explains the president of the Ligue des Palettes Roses.

For those wishing to attend this grandstand meeting, admission is $ 10 for adults and free for minors. The profits will be donated in equal parts to the EuroPalettes project and to the La Colombe organization, whose mission is to improve the condition of women in the MRC des Laurentides.

Les Palettes Roses will lend full junior hockey equipment for girls who want to participate. To do this, you will need to register for the practice session which will take place on Sunday 8 May from 9:30 to 10:30, at the Sainte-Agathe arena.

For more information, visit the Les Palettes Roses Hockey League Facebook page.

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