Five-year-old hockey player Scarlett Wall (bottom left) is joined at practice by six older girls hockey players

Five-year-old hockey player Scarlett Wall (bottom left) is joined at practice by six older girls hockey players

Female hockey players offer a gesture of support

Five-year-old Scarlett Wall is in her first year of hockey at MMHA and loves taking to the ice with the boys.

In a week that saw social media ablaze with International Women’s Day celebrations, some of the young girls at Mission Minor Hockey Association (MMHA) made their own gesture of support for gender equality.

Five-year-old Scarlett Wall is in her first year of hockey at MMHA and although she loves taking to the ice with the boys, she does long for some female camaraderie.

When word of this got around, some of the older girls decided it was time to pay Scarlett a visit.

On Saturday, March 5, Wall was joined at practice by six female MMHA players, including Jordyn Weisbeck who, at 12, is the oldest girl in the association and has no plans to hang up her jersey any time soon.

MMHA always welcomes new female players. Scarlett and Sienna Jones, who relocated from Wales to Mission in 2015, joined MMHA this season despite never playing hockey before and having been on the ice just a handful of times.

Both girls are already registered for next season.

Any existing female players or complete first-timers are urged to consider joining MMHA for the new season in September.

For more information, visit mmha.ca.