First shift for Sault girls

Randy Russon
May 9, 2018

Here’s to you, girls. Sault Female Hockey Association is poised to offer a cost-effective introduction to the sport for girls 6-10-years old, local president Elissa Plastino has confirmed.

The SFHA is one of several associations from across Canada to be chosen to play host to the Canadian Tire ‘first shift’ program.

A partnership between Canadian Tire, Bauer and Hockey Canada, the first shift project is designed to facilitate entry into the sport by offering a program for new players that it believes is accessible, affordable, safe and fun.

For $199, participants will receive six on-ice skills sessions and be outfitted in full Bauer hockey gear.

Registration for the Sault Ste. Marie program will be available online via starting on June 1 and will be limited to 30 participants.

A welcome event to meet participants, introduce them to coaches, and get them sized for equipment will take place in late September with on-ice sessions beginning in mid-October, according to aforementioned SFHA president Plastino.

Following completion of the program, participants will have the opportunity to transition into the SFHA’s fundamentals initiation program or age-appropriate house league divisions.

The SFHA provides hockey programming including learn-to-play, house league, and rep competitive teams for local girls 4-21 years old who want to play Canada’s great game in a supportive, fun environment.

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