Introducing your 2014 – 2015 BH Blazers!
About the Program
“Balmoral Hall gave me the opportunity to play against an amazing amount of good players and good teams. I was playing against university teams in Grade 10 when I was 14 years old, so I’ve been exposed to this level of hockey since a really young age. That has helped me to step into this level [university hockey] and accomplish some things already.”
~Caitlin MacDonald ’09, Blazers Prep Team
The BH Blazers Hockey program offers female hockey players high calibre training and development opportunities, along with a rigorous academic curriculum delivered in small class settings. The BH Blazers program includes a high school team, a developmental hockey skills program as well as a skating skills program for Grades 3 – 5. Unique to BH is a high performance hockey program that provides an international platform for promising elite female hockey players to enhance their opportunity to secure collegiate level hockey scholarships.
The Blazers Varsity Prep Hockey team was founded in 2006 – 2007 with their first victory coming in their first game against the Thunder Bay Queens. The Varsity Prep team has since enjoyed team and individual success with tournament wins being recorded at tournaments such as the Minnesota Thoroughbred, Kyle, Westman, and Saskatoon Tournaments. During the 2008 – 2009 season the Varsity Prep team joined the Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) which is comprised of teams from Boston, Vermont, British Columbia, Colorado, Minneapolis, Washington, Alberta, and New York. In their first season in the league the Blazers won the West Division and finished as league finalists. During this same season the Varsity Prep hockey team recorded their 100th lifetime win in just three seasons.
For more information on the Blazers Varsity Prep Hockey team please contact: Director of Hockey – Gerry Wilson
“The JWHL is THE place to play if you want to get noticed by an NCAA Division 1 School.” ~Lisa Bowes, TSN
Individual Prep student-athletes have also enjoyed success with BH player/alumnae being named to a Team Canada Roster 16 times, and 48 times BH player/alumnae being named to a Team Manitoba Roster. In addition to provincial and national level recognition, in the 4 years of the Prep team’s existence 26 BH Varsity Prep team graduates are playing at the CIS or NCAA level on academic and/or athletic scholarships.