CWHL Hockey Action Coming To SarniaJanuary 18, 2018 4:18pm
Top women’s hockey talent is making its way to Sarnia on Saturday to mark 20 years of girls’ Silver Stick play.
The Toronto Furies will square off against Les Canadiennes de Montreal in a Canadian Women’s Hockey League regular season match up at Progressive Auto Sales Arena.
It’s part of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada. Sarnia is one of three satellite locations for the event which is based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.
It’ll be a homecoming for Sarnia native and Furies forward Carolyne Prevost who grew up playing on the local AAA boys team and took part in Silver Stick in the early 2000’s.
Prevost, a two-time NCAA champion with the University of Wisconsin, says it’ll be exciting to lace up the skates in Sarnia again.
“I just didn’t think it could happen, my Toronto team playing Montreal in Sarnia,” says Prevost. “I was just so stoked about coming back home after having played there since I was young. Coming back home to play in front of family and friends that haven’t seen me play in so long, it’s extremely exciting.”
Prevost says the CWHL is growing and getting more exposure every year.
“To look at how it’s grown in the six years that I’ve been part of it, and to have corporate sponsors be on board and NHL franchises backing up different teams in the league, it’s definitely unimaginable the growth that’s happened in women’s hockey and across the league.”
Prevost is joined on the Furies roster by Bright’s Grove’s Jessica Platt.
Platt recently became the first openly transgender athlete to compete in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.
Saturday’s game is set for 2pm, cost is $15.