Youth at seven (7) northern BC schools will get the opportunity to try hockey when the Road to World Junior A Challenge School Tour rolls through the Peace River area next week.

BC Hockey, in partnership with Hockey Canada and other important sponsors (see below), will be delivering fun and educational presentations to youth at elementary schools and community centres.

Following the demonstration, the floorball equipment, along with the BC Hockey In Our School program, will be left at each location so the kids can continue to learn the game and have fun while staying active.

The schedule for the Road to World Junior A Challenge School Tour is:

December 3, 2019
Fort St. John
Upper Pine Elementary Junior Secondary School
(sponsored by Karen Goodings, Electoral Area B Peace River Regional District)
Baldonnell Elementary
(sponsored by Bradley Sperling, Electoral Area C Peace River Regional District)

December 4, 2019
Tumbler Ridge
Tumbler Ridge Elementary
(sponsored by the Mayor and Council, District of Tumbler Ridge)

December 5, 2019
Chetwynd
Little Prairie Elementary School
West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations Community Centre
(sponsored by Black Diamond Group)

December 6, 2019
Dawson Creek
Ecole Frank Ross Elementary School
Tremblay Elementary School
(sponsored by Black Diamond Group, Tourism Dawson Creek and the Encana Events Centre)

The goal of the school tour is to give students an opportunity to enhance their life learning outcomes through hockey experiences. We hope to welcome some new participants into their local Minor Hockey Association (MHA).

If the weather cooperates, an outdoor event and a strategic planning meeting for minor hockey in the region are planned at the Ark Christian Youth Centre on Friday, December 6, 2019.

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, BC Hockey Manager, Programs - Regional Centre, North Allan Bristowe and Prince George Cougars Director of Player Development Steve O'Rourke will lead children through a series of on-ice drills and cross-ice events as part of a Skills Development Camp.