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PHOTOS: Showcasing women's hockey careers for the next generation

About 40 girls ranging in age from nine to 15, were on hand this week for the Sarnia Sting’s second annual ‘Power Play’ event with Jennifer Love, the hockey club’s athletic therapist.

The event, held in partnership with the Sting and Scotiabank, invited young female hockey players to a full day experience, including on and off-ice training as well as a seminar featuring talks from other women working in the hockey industry.

Some of the women on hand included Cait Stiles (goalie coach, University of Windsor Women’s Hockey); Amy Maitre (assistant coach, University of Windsor Women’s Hockey); Lyndsie Baxter (manager, digital content and community for the Sting); Nicole Bennett (Sarnia Sting retail & customer service supervisor); and Val Gotelaer (coordinator, group sales and experience).

This marked the second year for the March Break event, held to coincide with International Women’s Day, and designed to give young women in Sarnia-Lambton a first-hand experience of professional hockey training, nutrition, and routine.

Also on hand for the on-ice training were Sting head coach Alan Letang and assistant coach Dustin Jeffrey, along with players Cooper Way, Lukas Fischer, Easton Wainwright and Marko Sikic.

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