Girls and Women's Hockey

Girls and Women's Hockey | Opportunities to play or get involved

Girls were choosing to leave the game, until Shellany Brewer stepped in and helped create the Central Female Hockey Association in and around Fredericton, New Brunwick.
The Women Master Coach Developer program is equipping women with the training to develop more coaches.
A desire to grow women’s hockey in B.C. led to the founding of the Capital Region Female Minor Hockey Association.
The 2020 IIHF Global Girls’ Game will give one Manitoban a chance to play in front of a few special fans in St. John’s.
Jordyn and Kyla Bear want to advance their hockey careers and be role models for the Ochapowace Cree First Nation.

Women’s hockey has been played for more than 100 years, and has been growing exponentially since 1990, the year of the first IIHF Women’s World Championship. Today, it is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world.

Hockey Canada has the information you need to succeed in all areas of the sport. Whether you are an aspiring player, coach, official, parent or association member, it’s time to lace up the skates, crack the books, strap on the pads and get into the great Canadian game!

Players and Officials

  • Opportunities and learning the road to Team Canada
  • Starting out or building skill level
  • Learning the history of the sport



  • Developing player strategies
  • Designing practice and year plans
  • Skills and drills



  • Understanding the female game and its opportunities
  • Development recommendations
  • Contacts and organizations



  • Programs available
  • Hosting and promoting local events
  • Growing your female game


Find all of this and more at

For more information, please contact Hockey Canada’s manager of hockey development, Teal Gove, at

2022 WGIHW: Canadians celebrate women’s hockey
See how Canadians celebrated World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend in 2022.
Pond to Podium: Grassroots to gold medal
The gold medallists met minor hockey players across the country.
2021 WGIHW: Canadians celebrate women’s hockey
See how Canadians celebrated World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend in 2021.
GTG: Global Girls’ Game in St. John’s
40 players gathered for hockey, culture and empowerment.