Leduc Minor Hockey sees a record increase in female players
Years of hard work have resulted in a major increase in the number of females playing minor hockey in Leduc.
Nearly 150 players are playing on all-female teams this season thanks in large part to programs like the Female Hockey Alberta Development Model (ADM) put in place in 2016.
The Vice-President for Female Minor Hockey in Leduc Denise Broadbent tells The One News the growth in the women's game means a lot more than just hockey.
"All opportunities in this world are available to them, I want them to see that there are no barriers for them to achieve the things that they want to achieve and that they want to participate in so for me its very much about hockey but it's way more than hockey," says Broadbent"
This is the first year that Leduc Minor Hockey Association will have all-female recreation teams from initiation to midget.
Some of the best female players in the province will be in Leduc next year from May 1-5th for the Alberta Challenge tournament.
The city is also hosting a special tournament in February as part of hometown hockey. (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)