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Valley Wild, Metro East welcomed as the province’s newest administrators of female hockey

Zoey Rafuse of the Valley Wild breaks away toward the Metro East Force Blue's net during the opening game of 2018 provincial Bantam AA female hockey championship tournament.
Zoey Rafuse of the Valley Wild breaks away toward the Metro East Force Blue's net during the opening game of 2018 provincial Bantam AA female hockey championship tournament in Berwick. - Kirk Starratt

DARTMOUTH, NS  – Hockey Nova Scotia has announced the approval of two new female hockey associations, including the Valley Wild.
Beginning during the 2018-19 season, the Metro East Inferno Female Hockey Association and the Valley Wild Female Hockey Association will become Hockey Nova Scotia’s newest member associations solely focused on female hockey.

“We are elated to welcome the Metro East Female Hockey Association and the Valley Wild Female Hockey Association to the Hockey Nova Scotia family,” said Hockey Nova Scotia president Garth Isenor. “This is another positive step in the right direction for female hockey in Nova Scotia.”

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Last March, the Halifax-based Metro West Force Female Hockey Association became the province’s first member association solely responsible for the administration of female hockey. Next season, the Metro East FHA will administer female hockey within the borders of the Dartmouth Minor Hockey Association (MHA), Eastern Shore MHA, East Hants MHA, and Cole Harbour MHA while the Valley FHA will look after the region made up of the Clare-Digby MHA, Western Valley MHA, West Hants MHA, and Acadia MHA.

“This change will allow these new female hockey associations to concentrate exclusively on growing and developing female hockey in their two respective regions,” Isenor said.
The establishment of these new female hockey associations is just the latest step that Hockey Nova Scotia and the Hockey Nova Scotia Female Council have taken to improve the administration and development of female hockey in the province. In 2015, Hockey Nova Scotia’s Female Council regionalized the female game by creating new executive committees in six geographical zones across Nova Scotia. This change was positive both on and off the ice as it improved competition as well as governance.
“We believe that the approval of these two new female hockey associations will go a long way in improving the female game in this province," said Hockey Nova Scotia Female Council chair Stephen Murray. “We are hopeful that in the near future, we will have fully-functional female hockey associations administering female hockey in all corners of our province.”
For more information on female hockey and female hockey registration for the upcoming 2018-19 season, please visit the Hockey Nova Scotia website or contact the Hockey Nova Scotia office.

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