2020 Global Game
Hockey Alberta, in partnership with Hockey Canada and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), is participating in the Global Game on the weekend of February 7-9 in St. John’s, NL. The Global Game is an IIHF initiative focused on uniting female hockey players across the globe through sport in this one, global continuous game.
The Global Game embodies the spirit of enjoyment, teamwork, and collaborating with those from diverse backgrounds. This unique game starts on February 8 and is played in 28 different countries across the globe before being handed off to Canada to play the final segment. A cumulative score is kept across all 28 countries between Team White and Team Blue with a winner being declared after the Canadian portion of the game. The goal is to unite all females currently playing hockey as one global family.
Two teams made up of participants from the 10 Hockey Canada branches compete for Team White and Team Blue in the Canadian portion of the Global Game. The participants selected for the Canadian game will be placed on a team with other players from across Canada. As a visiting province, Alberta has been given the opportunity to select two players to participate: one forward and one defense.
Selected participants get the opportunity to spend the weekend in St. John’s participating in off-ice sessions and listening to guest speakers. Along with these off-ice activities, participants will compete in the Global Game.
Friday, February 7: Participants arrive in St. John’s, NL
Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9: Global Girls Game weekend activities.
Sunday, February 9: Departure from St. John’s
Applicants must be Bantam age and registered to a Bantam A or B level female hockey team within Alberta for the 2019-2020 season. Accommodation will be covered for the participants selected. The application deadline for the 2020 Global Game has now passed.
NOTE: Depending on the hometown, participants may need to travel into Calgary or Edmonton on Thursday, February 6 or Friday, February 7 for their flight. By submitting an application, participants agree to cover the costs associated with their own travel to the airport. Meals and accommodations will be taken care of upon check in with Global Game Staff.