Polar Bears Hockey
It was a great inaugural season for the all-Female Polar Bear hockey program. We had 185 Females register from the Novice level through to Midget playing A hockey. The Polar Bears boasted 3 City championship teams and 1 City Finalist. The Atom A1 Polar Bears coached by Mike Wisener won their best of 3 final series 2 games to none sweeping the St. Boniface Stars. The Peewee A1 Polar Bears coached by Paul Samyn defeated Stonewall in their best of 5 series 3 games to 2 and the Peewee A2 Polar Bears “White” Coached by Scott Clarke defeated our own Polar Bears “Blue” coached by Kevin Moroz 3 games to 1 in an all APHA final. We would also like to acknowledge the APHA Peewee Female Rangers who draw directly from the Polar Bears program on their City Championship as well.
All of our Females improved as players and have come out of the season far stronger than when they went into tryouts in September. It’s clear to see that Female Hockey is thriving within the APHA with even more development and success is still to come. Congratulations to all our Females on a wonderful first season of Polar Bear hockey.
GO Bears Go!
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