Chance of a lifetime

Last week members of the Fort Frances Girls and Women’s Hockey Association (FFGWHA) were invited by the Winnipeg Jets and Tim Hortons to take to the ice at a Canada Life Centre, home of the Winnipeg Jets.

A post on the FFGWHA Facebook page says they were given 26 tickets for 12 players plus escorts and coaches.

“This was too many for our U7 team and not enough for both our U7 and U9 9 (teams),” The post says. “FFGWHA used our bingo proceeds to purchase tickets for both teams and the Jets/Tim Hortons rep agreed.”

Because of public support the team was able to bring 21 girls to play on NHL ice in front of an NHL crowd along with the 40-plus fans that traveled with the group.

-Facebook photo