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Canadian Women’s Olympic Hockey team members arrive in Regina to inspire next generation of players

Canadian Women’s Olympic Hockey team members arrive in Regina to inspire next generation of players

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Associates of the Canadian Women’s Olympic workforce created a stop in Regina to present off some shiny components and inspire the next technology of Canadian hockey gamers.

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The Pond to Podium Tour frequented 4 towns throughout the state with members of the Canadian Women’s Olympic Hockey team holding a fulfill and greet including Saskatoon native Emily Clark.

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“It’s an amazing time for us to be in the group and to have all these youthful hockey female gamers here and for us to be here and be ready to interact with them.”

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Clark remembers collaborating in hockey camps in Regina.

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“A thirty day period and a 50 % in the past, I was in Beijing, but 10 yrs ago, I was out here undertaking the specific identical camp that they’re executing,” said Clark. “So it’s really exciting for me to have been exactly where they are and for them to be in a position to see me and where by I’ve obtained to go and they are correct on the very same route as me.”

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Goaltender Kristen Campbell remembers heading to fulfill and greets as a child and the influence it experienced on her.

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“The to start with time I held the Olympic gold I was in quality 6, I feel and I fulfilled Jennifer Botterill and that kind of encouraged me to want to perform in the Olympics,” claimed Campbell. “So I consider its awesome viewing tiny girls hold the medal and just see their look on their faces. It makes you really feel fairly superior.”

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The objective of the Pond to Podium Tour is depart a legacy in every community and hope that the up coming technology of athletes will be influenced from conference the present customers of the national workforce.

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For the young ladies attending viewing the Olympic gold medal has influenced them to comply with in their role styles footsteps.

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Parents are inspired by the development that women’s hockey has taken.

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“It is wonderful to see the stage and platform that women’s hockey has gotten,” explained Derek Schmidt, a father who attended the celebration. “And elevating a young daughter myself, it is encouraging to see and its way above due but I’m content to see in which women’s sports activities has gotten.”

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Clark claims pushing for a sustainable women’s league now opens the door for girls in hockey.

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“I am definitely hopeful that by the time the ladies that are here this weekend, get to my age,” stated Clark. “There’s a leap for them to approach and for us to, you know, be addressed as equals.”