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Program formed for girls who are new to hockey

NEW GLASGOW, N.S. – Fundy Highland Female Hockey is hosting the NHL/NHLPA FIRST SHIFT program, open to any females between the ages of six and 10.

The program is designed to ensure a positive experience for new-to-hockey families. The idea is for families to experience the game at its best – to understand why so many Canadians feel an inherent love for the sport, and to stimulate a desire for continued participation. The First Shift program aims to take away any intimidation as it relates to equipment requirements, and/or rules of the game, remove potential safety concerns, and most importantly, provide an experience that is memorable and fun.

The First Shift believes in all hockey has to offer kids, their families and communities. It was designed to facilitate entry into hockey by offering a program that is accessible, affordable, safe, and most importantly, fun.

“We cannot wait to help your kids fall in love with hockey,” says Fundy Highland First Shift program facilitator Mike MacLeod.

The first shift program is sponsored by Bauer Hockey and the NHL/NHLPA. It is designed to help kids fall in love with hockey before you buy all the gear. The six-week learn-to-play program focuses on having fun while learning basic skills.

Registration is $199, and includes head-to-toe Bauer equipment (including skates, sticks, and gear bags).

The program will take place in Pictou County, with ice times at the Hector Arena in Pictou.

Fundy Highland serves Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou counties.

For more details and to register, visit: (Click on the Hockey Nova Scotia (Fundy) – New Glasgow option)

The deadline to register is Sept. 28.

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