News and Upcoming Events
Blazers host JWHL North Invitational Weekend in Winnipeg
The Balmoral Hall School Blazers continue to be the only Manitoba team which plays in the elite Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) which is recognized by the top colleges as the premier league for preparatory teams in North America. Playing in the JWHL allows elite level athletes to thrive and develop into outstanding collegiate athletes.
During our JWHL North Weekend, BH will play host to five of the best teams in North America over the course of the weekend for four regular season games.
This unique weekend provides a unique opportunity to come and watch the next generation of collegiate, professional and Olympic all stars as they go head to head at Winnipeg’s MTS Iceplex Arena.
Admission is free for all JWHL Games.
Houston selected as 1st Star in Boston
The JWHL has selected Ryleigh Houston as its 1st Star during the opening weekend of play.
Houston scored 6 goals and collected 2 assists to lead the BH Blazers to a strong 3 and 1 record, which earned the team second place overall in the league standings.
Houston’s 8 points ties her for the league scoring lead heading into Penticton, BC, for North Div. play this coming weekend.
A Crosby backs the Canadian Women’s Hockey League: Mom Trina joins board to help make dreams possible for daughter and other female players
(from a story on www.cwhl.ca)
The CWHL represents the premier league for professional women’s hockey, and one of the main leagues where players, after finishing university, can continue to play and succeed.
Right now, there are not nearly as many options for women who want to play hockey as there are for men. With the addition of new board member Trina Crosby, whose daughter Taylor is every bit as passionate about the sport as older brother Sidney.
“Part of the reason why I decided to get involved is … because I do have two children; one’s a boy who’s been able to live his dream,” Trina said, “and my daughter … it would be wonderful if she could just continue to play hockey and not be forced to stop, because there’s simply just nowhere for her to play.”
The CWHL has already attracted some very significant names in the world of Women’s hockey, counting past and current Olympians among its ranks, such as board vice-chair Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Jennifer Botteril, who played for Team Canada in Vancouver, and shares the current centralization roster with BH Blazers alumnae Bailey Bram and Jenelle Kohanchuk.
Read the whole story about the revitalization that’s going on at the CWHL on the official website, and stay tuned for more exciting hockey news as we get closer to the Sochi Olympics in the New Year!
Check out the video below for more on the CWHL and Trina Crosby’s involvement.
BLAZERS 2013/14 SCHEDULE : BH will play in all 3 Major University Showcase Tournaments.
April 4, 2013
Balmoral Hall continues to be the only Manitoba team which plays in the elite Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL), one which is recognized by the top colleges as the premier league for prep teams in North America.
In addition, the Blazers are the only Manitoba team invited to the top three most prestigious tournaments of the hockey season. The NAHA tournament held in Vermont, the U19 division of the Stoney Creek University Showcase and the Challenge Cup “U19” division held in Washington, D.C. All three continue to be the most competitive and most actively scouted of all prep tournaments in North America.
Finally, the girls of the BH Blazers will face off against the U of M Bisons in a weekend showdown this coming season. Stay with us for more updates and results!
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.