Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Wallaceburg Girls Hockey Day a success

All three girls hockey teams in Wallaceburg took to the ice on Saturday, January 2, in the first-ever Girls Hockey Day in Wallaceburg. The event was also a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

“It went really well,” said Jennifer Mireault, one of the event organizers. “The Atoms and Peewees won their games, unfortunately the Bantams lost. Very busy, but fun filled day.”

A total of $882 was raised at the event.

“I hope it helped enlighten some to the seriousness of cystic fibrosis,” Mireault said. “This was just a way to bring a light to girls hockey in Wallaceburg, raise some money for a good cause, and teach the girls some team building skills off the ice.”

Cystic fibrosis is a disease that is close to the hearts of Wallaceburg Minor Hockey.

The Blackbird family have five daughters, and two of them have cystic fibrosis.

One of the girls with CF, Jerzee Blackbird, 10, plays on the Atom team.

Mireault, who is an assistant coach and trainer with the Atom squad, attended the recent premiere of “Three Young Ladies” – a documentary by Walpole Island filmmaker Sally Kewayosh, focused on the two Blackbird girls and another Walpole Island girl who has cystic fibrosis.

Here are the results on the ice:

– Bantam: Lucan 6, Wallaceburg 0

– Atom: Wallaceburg 2, Mooretown 0

– Peewee: Wallaceburg 9, East Lambton 0

Here are some photos from the Bantam game:

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