Three hundred young athletes from across Quebec raise their level of hockey with the Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest

During Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest, participants ages 7-16 will be joined by professional players from the PWHPA Secret® Dream Gap Tour for on-ice drills and off-ice practice. Athletes will participate in an off-ice goal setting session led by Hockey Canada and parents will have the opportunity to participate in an inclusivity session presented by You Can Play. Lunch for all participants will be offered by IGA. Former Montreal Canadiens, Gaston Gingras and Éric Houde, will guide the on-ice sessions with PWHPA players supporting the on-ice and off-ice sessions. Scotiabank teammate and Canadian hockey legend, Cassie Campbell-Pascallwill lead the event.

“I am so proud to be part of Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest, which helps encourage young female athletes in communities across Canada to reach their full potential,” says Cassie Campbell-Pascall. “It’s great to see Girls HockeyFest making its way to Quebec for the first time, the enthusiasm and passion for women’s hockey across the province is undeniable. »

Since 2006, Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest has attracted more than 16,000 young female athletes across Canada. Girls HockeyFest is one of many Scotiabank programs hockey for all initiative. Scotiabank hockey for all focuses on promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the game of hockey. The platform contributes $2 million during the 2021-2022 hockey season to programs that aim to increase diversity among community and local hockey organizations through Canada.

“There is a place for all Canadians in hockey, and we are thrilled to bring Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest to Montreal to connect young local athletes with the sport’s top professional talent,” said Geneviève Brouillard, Senior Vice President regional, Quebec at Scotiabank. “Montreal has a rich hockey culture, and I’m proud to see that Scotiabank is supporting so many young female athletes by offering them an incredible opportunity to participate in such unique programming at the Bell Centre, home of the Montreal Canadiens, an experience which I’m sure they’ll never forget.”

Girls HockeyFest will take place on Saturday April 23rd at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec.

Scotiabank is the official bank of the PWHPA and supports its goal of showcasing the most talented female hockey players in the world. The PWHPA Secret® Dream Gap Tour ended in Montreal on April 3rd with the Calgary-area Scotiabank team as Secret Cup® Champions.

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About Scotiabank Hockey
Scotiabank is the official bank of the NHL®, Toronto Maple Leafs (who play at Scotiabank Arena), Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames (who play at Scotiabank Saddledome) and Edmonton Oilers. The Bank also supports the Montreal Canadiens and is a sponsor of Hockey Canada, the PWHPA and the Hockey Diversity Alliance. Since 2008, the Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship Program has supported more than one million children and, through its involvement with minor hockey teams in communities across Canada. To learn more about Scotiabank hockey programs, please visit

About the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA)
The mission of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) is to promote, advance and support a unique and viable professional women’s ice hockey league in North America that features the greatest product of women’s professional ice hockey in the world. The organization aims to prove a united voice to players advocating for the creation of a sustainable professional league. Made up of the best female hockey players in the world, including 38 Olympians, over 60 members of Hockey Canada and USA Hockey, and national champions from Canada, USA, Finland and Russia. The PWHPA strives to accomplish its mission by coordinating training needs and programming opportunities during the 2020-2021 season and collaborating with like-minded organizations to make hockey more inclusive for today’s women. today and for future generations. To learn more about PWHPA and the Dream Gap Tour, visit


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Catherine J. Martinez