The most competitive part of the Canadian Tire Wickenheiser World Female Hockey FestivalÂ is landing a spot in the tournament.Â
More than 200Â teams from around the world applied, but the annual event, helmed by hockey legend and former Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser, took only 108.
Wickfest, as the tournament is known, drew 2,300 girls from agesÂ eight to 18 to Calgary over the course of two weekends. Beyond the game, there are seminars and workshopsÂ as well as presentations from Olympians, such as Erica Wiebe and Chandra Crawford.
Focus on professional development
With the tournament into its second weekend,Â WickenheiserÂ said Saturday she’s less concerned about
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