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Women's hockey league scores high with local ladies

The Grey Sharks are the South Cariboo Female Hockey League 2012/13 champions. Players are

The Grey Sharks are the South Cariboo Female Hockey League 2012/13 champions. Players are

The South Cariboo Female Hockey League capped off a successful season recently, with playoffs that saw the Grey Sharks win the league championship.

A close second was the Red Dragons, and the Black Widows squad was third overall.

It was the third season for the three-team league, which plays at the Rolf Zeis Memorial Arena in Lac la Hache.

Spokesperson Kim Mills notes that while they’ve experienced some minor growing pains, each year gets better.

“This year we had 37 women register, creating three fun teams, with ages ranging from 15 to 50-plus. We even get a handful of ladies travelling from Williams Lake.”

Registration is from June 1 to the end of September and that is followed by a draft, which Mills says is a great way to keep the teams even, spreading beginners and seasoned players evenly among the teams.

Games are played Monday evenings from October to mid-March, and last November, they hosted a women’s tournament as a fundraiser.

“Our executive hopes to keep this as an annual event.”

The league top scorer for the year was Rosey Myers (Grey Sharks), and most improved was Gwen Scott (Black Widows). The most sportsmanlike was Gale Ogden (Grey Sharks) and top goalie was Shelly Harnden (Grey Sharks).

“It’s wonderful that the ladies of our community have a place to get out and hone their hockey skills with other women. There were definitely lots of laughs heard.”

For more information about the league, contact Mills at 250-395-2435 or e-mail her at kimmills@shaw.ca. Registration forms will be available starting June 1 at Solstice Salon.