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WWFHA hosts Olympian Lyndsey Fry and 65 Players for the 2015 IIHF / USA Hockey Girls’ Hockey Weekend

By WWFHA Staff Writer, 10/12/15, 5:15PM PDT


Western Washington Female Hockey Association (WWFHA) celebrated Girls’ Hockey Weekend October 9 – 11, 2015 with Lyndsey Fry, 2014 US Women’s Ice Hockey Sochi Olympian, Harvard alumna and newly appointed WWFHA Honorary Board Member. WWFHA and Highland Ice Arena of Shoreline, Washington were designated as a host organization and site by USA Hockey for the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Girls’ Hockey Weekend, which served as an opportunity to honor female participation in the sport. The goal of the event was to grow the game, provide more opportunities to play ice hockey, and develop a lifelong love of the sport.

64 female players ages 4 -18 joined Lyndsey on the ice this weekend for four age-specific skill clinics. In addition, Lyndsey shared her story, signed autographs and answered a barrage of questions for each group. Fry, from Chandler, Arizona, found an enthusiastic audience in the young athletes; they could relate to her as a fellow player from a region with relatively little hockey and very few girls playing. Lyndsey, a warm, engaging and endlessly energetic individual, won the respect of and charmed all who met her. Every participant received a signed photo of Fry, and many of them went home with giveaways ranging from USA Hockey hairbands to Washington Wild scarves. In addition, many individual photos were taken with Lyndsey, who good naturedly allowed hundreds of finger prints on her impressively heavy Olympic Silver medal. 

Lyndsey says, “My weekend in Washington is one I will never forget. The girls and the volunteers with WWFHA show a passion and love for the game that matches any other organization in the country. I had so much fun with the kids and appreciated the hard work they put into their time on the ice with me, all while keeping big smiles on their faces! The kids are eager to learn and I have no doubt that they will continue to improve each and every day. I can’t wait to go back and visit again!”

Olympian Lyndsey Fry Speaking with WWFHA Players - photo by Kathyrn Kelly

Lyndsey with a Washington Wild Player

The timing of Lyndsey’s visit to the home of the Washington Wild as part of the IIHF Girls Weekend could not be better, as WWFHA, in cooperation with Highland Ice Arena, plans shortly to announce the only all-girl ice hockey beginner program in the Northwest, featuring 'Learn to Skate' and 'Learn to Play Hockey' sessions. Washington State is striving to become the next hotbed of female hockey at this time. In fact, WWFHA, located just north of Seattle in Shoreline, is the only all-girl hockey association in the US Pacific Northwest, offering teams and programs for girls of all ages and skill levels. In 2002, a group of dedicated parents desiring a place for their daughters to play ice hockey started WWFHA with three teams – U12, U14 and U19. In the last ten years, WWFHA has transitioned from a recreational club providing girls an opportunity to play ice hockey to an association aiming to meet the competitive and recreational goals of each and every female hockey player, regardless of ability or experience. In the last year WWFHA has doubled in size and now offers 5 teams and special programs for the 10-and-under age group.

Washington Wild Player with Spirit

WWFHA is a member of USA Hockey, Pacific Northwest Amateur Hockey Association (PNAHA), and the Canadian Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association (PCAHA). The Washington Wild teams have earned seven PCAHA Championship titles and many tournament championship honors; the U19 AA team has competed at USA Hockey Nationals and Districts for years.

Parent Feedback

I wanted to take a moment to say a big “Thank You” to the Washington Wild for making today such a memorable moment for our girls.  Lyndsey was awesome with the girls.  She engaged them and had them all involved from 8:45 until the end.  My daughter was talking about it the entire way home.  I would love to see her back every year.
I also wanted to tell you how much we love the older girls mentoring the younger ones.  They’ve been so kind, patient and helpful.  Looking forward to a great season!
- a new WWFHA Washington Wild Parent


WWFHA’s commitment to girls’ hockey is 100% - focusing on the players, their goals, development, and hockey dreams. WWFHA strives to provide a well-rounded offering to its members, both recreationally and competitively, by providing an avenue for growth and development tailored specifically for girls and the female game. With on-ice skills and systems as the priorities, WWFHA also now offers additional seminars in conditioning, training, power skating, goalie training, nutrition, well-body image, foot and ankle care, yoga, student counseling, and the collegiate admissions and hockey recruiting process.

About Lyndsey Fry Hockey

Lyndsey Fry was born in Chandler, Arizona and played for the 2009-10 US National U18 team, 2013 National Team and 2014 US Olympic team and won the 2013 IIHF World Championship and earned a Silver Medal in the 2014 Sochi, Russia Olympics. She is a Harvard University alumna and now owns and operates Lyndsey Fry Hockey which is dedicated to hockey and personal development through camps, private instruction, and personal training. She is a motivational speaker and offers a weekly ‘Happy Fry-Day’ newsletter, along with books on mental conditioning and proper hockey nutrition. To learn more visit and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram by searching “fryhockey.” 

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