Another fast and furious Western Washington Female Hockey Association (WWFHA) season flashes by with a lot of exciting news to report mid-season. Highlights:
Season Tryouts (August)
A record-setting number of players attended this year’s tryouts for the U14, U19 and U19 Rep teams!
Every player received a free hockey bag and practice jerseys, and local 2006 US Women’s Hockey Olympian Kelly Stephens Tysland was the keynote speaker.
New website launched that includes online registration, team pages, team and player stats, news, information, calendar, mobile app to follow teams, and more!
Team apparel and fan wear presented by Night Owl Logoworks.
Order your apparel: http://www.wwfha.com/page/show/1259798-team-shop
WWFHA 2014 - 2015 Apparel Samples
Team and individual pictures presented by Daria Schubert Photography
Still available - Order your pictures: http://dariaschubert.zenfolio.com/wildkickoff2014
New this season, the honorary board supports the WWFHA mission, acts as advisors, and champions our organization.
Kelly Stephens Tysland – USA Women’s Ice Hockey Olympian
Stacey Rondeau Livingston – Olympic Official
Kelly Katorji – Independent Collegiate Scout
New this season, professional staff support and develop players to provide a well-rounded experience on and off the ice.
Katie Denniston – student counselor
Dr. Cherie Johnson – physician and surgeon – foot and ankle
Rene Czerwinski – well body counselor
Mary Howley-Ryan and Meghan Cichy – dietitians / nutritionists
Tani Midgarden – yoga instructor
Exhibition and placement games began in September--season started in October.
NPSHL League Games Begin for the U14 team
League games began in September.
Rep team comes together at the beginning of the season.
WWFHA U19 Rep at a team dinner in Richmond
Both teams have a blast in Kamloops and show well.
WWFHA U19 and U14 Teams in Kamloops
Both teams enjoy the US vs. Sweden game and meet US National Team Players afterwards, asking questions and taking pictures.
U19 player, Leah Johnson, is selected to participate in the ‘Experience a Dream’ event. Leah skated in on-ice warm-ups with the US National team and stood on the blue line with the starting line-up during the national anthems!
The teams also attend the US vs. Canada Gold Medal Game with Canada winning in a shoot-out.
WWFHA and the US National Team
The Rep team travels to one of the most highly scouted tournaments in the US.
Several players visit local colleges and connect with coaches.
The Rep team travels to another prominent tournament in Toronto and continue connecting with collegiate coaches.
WWFHA U19 Rep at the Hockey Hall of Fame
The U19 team competes outdoors in near-zero degree temperatures and snow.
Thanks to everyone who donated in 2014; we broke last year’s record by a wide margin!
Welcome, New Board Members – Jim Funfar and Eric Spencer
The Second Half of the Season Will be Just as Busy and Exciting!
All Washington Wild team return to their regular league play and look forward to playoffs
U19 Rep team attends the Abbotsford Ice Tournament – Abbotsford, BC (January)
2015 PNAHA Washington State Girls’ Development Camp – Bellingham, WA (January 24-25) - More info here
U19 Rep team participates in USA Hockey Districts –San Jose, CA (March 4-8)
All WWFHA teams compete in the 18th Annual Richmond Ice Classic Tournament – Richmond, BC (March 20-22)
Thanks for a great first half of the season!
Watch the website for camps, clinics and tryouts this summer
Summer team in the Beantown Classic – Marlboro, MA (July)
A team will travel to Marlboro, MA to attend one of the premier amateur showcase events with over 180 scouts in attendance.
Tryouts April 18 – 19, 2015 at Olympicview
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