Some changes for girls hockey are taking effect locally.
A new partnership has been formed between Nipissing Lakers Athletics and the North Bay & District Girls Hockey Association (NBDGHA).
Officials have announced the Ice Boltz will now be known as the Junior Lakers, with a logo and colour change.
“We are very excited about the partnership between the Nipissing Lakers and the North Bay & District Girls Hockey Association,” says Darren Turcotte, Coach of the Lakers women’s team. “We are very fortunate to have had 19 players from the NBDGHA play for us over the course of our first 10 seasons and we look forward to many more in the future,” Turcotte said. “This partnership will allow the Nipissing Lakers to help promote girls hockey in the area and make North Bay a true high-performance city when it comes to playing against other provincial teams.”
Mike Brideau, NBDGHA president, is also excited about teaming up with Nipissing Athletics.
“This agreement will give our players the opportunity to develop not only their hockey skills, but life skills while being mentored by the Nipissing Lakers Women’s Team,” he says. This is a win-win for both NBDGHA and Nipissing,”
Brideau says the association is entering its 25th year next season.
He says to help commemorate the Ice Boltz name, the new Jr. Laker jerseys will have an Ice Boltz logo on the shoulders.