Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Celebrate Hockey Across America Weekend at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

Not only is this weekend Valentine's Day, but for lovers of hockey, it's also Hockey Across America Weekend. Sponsored by USA Hockey, Hockey Across America Weekend is a nationwide celebration of the coolest game on ice.

If you're looking for a unique way to commemorate Hockey Across America Weekend, head down to Kettler Capitals Iceplex or Rockville Ice Arena for the 2nd Annual Challenge Cup Tournament. The Washington Pride of the Junior Women’s Hockey League is sponsoring this weekend's tournament, which will see two divisions (19U) face off at Kettler Capitals Iceplex starting Friday and at Rockville Ice Arena – The Home of The Washington Pride (17U) beginning Saturday.

The 2009 Challenge Cup will spotlight 22 of the top junior women’s teams from across North America.

The following teams will skating in this weekend’s tournament:

North American Hockey Academy Winter Hawks (VT)
National Sports Academy Mountaineers (NY)
Boston Shamrocks (MA)
Balmoral Hall School Blazers (MB)
Warner School Warriors (AB)
Edge School Mountaineers (AB)
Pacific Steelers (BC)
Chicago Mission (IL)Dawson College (QC)Detroit Little Caesars (MI)London Devilettes (ONT)Los Angeles Selects (CA)New Jersey Rockets (NJ)
The Washington Pride

Long Island Wave (NY)
North American Hockey Academy Winter Hawks (VT)
Lady Quakers (PA)
Rochester Edge (NY)Detroit Little Caesars (MI)Anaheim Lady Ducks (CA)New Jersey Rockets (NJ)
The Washington Pride

The 2009 JWHL Challenge Cup is also presented by the Washington Capitals as part of Hockey Weekend Across America.

Now Hockey Mom has all kinds of respect for gals who play hockey, especially in light of my own weak skating skills. Maybe some of these competitors can teach this old lady to skate backwards without holding on to the boards. In all seriousness, HM hopes to catch some of this weekend's 2009 JWHL Challenge Cup games and hope all you sports fans do the same

Happy Valentine's Day and Hockey Weekend Across America everyone....

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