– MEET AND GREET WITH WOMEN?۪S HOCKEY OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLISTS –
Ever wonder where the country?۪s top women?۪s hockey players take to the ice when they?۪re not wearing the red and white? Why not just ask Team Canada alumnae Jennifer Botterill and Sami-Jo Small when you stop by Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto between 12 and 1 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 23?
While you?۪re at it, why not meet some of the players who are lacing up their skates for the Toronto Furies this season? They?۪ll be on hand to sign autographs and tell you about why they choose to play for the CWHL, the most premiere women?۪s league in the world. The Canadian Women?۪s Hockey League features five incredible teams on both sides of the borders and is quickly becoming THE place to play for the top female hockey players not just across the country, but around the globe.
As leaders in the sport, Botterill and Small helped grow the Canada?۪s Women?۪s Hockey League into the professionally-run organization it is today. Let them tell you about how it all started, and they might just show you the gold medals they won at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. They?۪re hockey resumes can rival any of the NHL greats!
Also on site will be THE trophy that is quickly garnering a reputation as ???The Stanley Cup of women?۪s hockey.? Curious as to what that might be? Well, Botterill and Small will introduce you to The Clarkson Cup, named after former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson, and awarded annually to the team that wins the CWHL championship.
After snapping photos and showing off their hardware, the players from the Toronto Furies, along with Botterill and Small, will step onto the ice from 1 to 2 p.m. to take part in the Canada Walk of Fame Festival?۪s weekend hockey activities. They?۪ll join some lucky young players on the ice and show them some of the skills they?۪ve learned playing national and international hockey.
Learn more about the history of women?۪s hockey, one of the fastest growing and most exciting sports in the world, by popping by the Canadian Women?۪s Hockey League meet and greet session with Jennifer Botterill and Sami-Jo Small! And when you?۪re done, be sure to check out www.CWHL.ca and follow the league on Twitter @CWHL_Insider to find out how to buy tickets to see Alberta, Boston, Brampton, Montreal and Toronto live in action, and get into the speed, skill, finesse and PASSION that defines the great Canadian female game!