Twenty-one female hockey players under the age of 15 have been selected to take part in the inaugural Scotia Rising Teammates mentorship program. Among the mentees are six Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) student athletes, Charlotte Siksik (Rink Hockey Academy), Kendal Davidson (South Alberta Hockey Academy), Arnica Bulmer (Shawnigan Lake School), Jordan Baxter (Delta Hockey Academy), Farah Walker (Edge School) and Jaimee Spring (Edge School).
The Scotiabank Rising Teammates program comprises young female leaders from across the country who are committed to making sure hockey is inclusive, despite one’s gender. It recognizes these young women for their leadership, passion for the game, demonstration of outstanding play and teamwork, both on and off the ice.
Players were nominated by their provincial branches then hand picked as Scotia Rising Teammates based on their on-ice performance and off-ice leadership, values of high importance for the future generation of players.
Each of the Scotia Rising Teammates will receive a four-week, once-in-a-lifetime mentorship program which includes a mentorship program with a Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) player, group sessions with special guest appearances, a resource package, an individual participant package and $1,000 donation to the mentee’s hockey team.