The club prides itself on more than developing competitive teams or individual hockey skills. Its mission is simple but powerful: To help every girl gain confidence and the leadership skills necessary to be successful on and off the ice.
Thanks to grants and donations, the program loans hockey gear to its players, and even offers scholarships to keep the game affordable for families. In the 2019-20 season, nearly $1,400 in scholarships were awarded to qualified candidates.
During the summer, girls have the opportunity to take part in a camp to prepare for the upcoming travel season. This five-day camp offers dry land training, video reviews, and chalk talks from experts in leadership, nutrition, sports psychology and other areas of development. Girls get two hours of practice time each day on the ice, along with video reviews. Olympian Lindsey Fry helps in coaching the sessions.
According to camp director Courtney Carnes, who also coaches the 14U travel team, the objective is to cover all aspects of competitive development.