2018 Floor Hockey Tournament

Tournament will open with a special address from Olympian, Chandra Crawford! 

We had such a good time at the 3rd floor hockey tournament on March 22! CCS hosted 5 schools and special guests, including gold medal Olympian, Chandra Crawford. All monies raised will go to WinSport's newcomer program to try sport on snow and ice!  You can read all about the exciting event HERE on Palliser's webpage.

  

Chandra Crawford 

Chandra is a music-loving mountain girl born and raised in Canmore, Alberta. In 2005 she founded "Fast and Female," an organization dedicated to Empowerment Through Sport that reaches 2000 girls annually all over North America.

In 2006 Chandra won Olympic Gold in cross-country skiing and captured many hearts when she belted out the national anthem from the top step of the podium.
 
In March 2014 she retired from ski racing after three Olympics and 13 years of international ski racing with the Canadian National Team. She is working full time empowering girls with Fast and Female events across Canada after graduating from the University of Calgary executive MBA program in the spring of 2016.
Her main interests beyond MBA school Fast and Female consist of doing the following activities with friends and family: yoga, camping, dancing, reading, languages, eating seafood, concerts, and any kind of adventure in the mountains with her husband Jared, their one year old Kyla and their dog, Stella.

She'd love to hear from you on Facebook, LinkedIn or @chandracrawford on twitter

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 - Won gold in 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy (YouTube of National Anthem)

 - Retired in 2014 from competitive skiing

 - President and Founder of Fast and Female Canada

More links about Chandra below: 

Cross Country Ski 

CBC article 

The Globe and Mail article

Chandra Crawford - Wikipedia 

 

 

On March 23, 2017 special guest speaker, Olympian Catriona LeMay Doan opened our second annual Floor Hockey Tournament. Proceeds from this tournament will go to WinSport "better than yesterday".

 

 

May 4, 2017 was the big reveal and it was very exciting as our floor hockey tournament raised $9446.69!  BUT we heard from John Francis at WinSport, they had a supporter who was inspired by our fundraising event and matched the money! So the total for new Canadians on ice and and snow is now $19,446.69.  Yay, we're so excited for everyone!

www.Winsport.ca

Junior Reports

Cougars win first game of the season!

On Monday, January 30, 2017, the CCS floor hockey team went to the new Rundle College Elementary School for their first ever game this year. It was unusual for the team because the school was aware of their floors getting damaged, so they put foam covering on the sticks and used a ball instead of a puck. The game got off to a slow start. At the end of the first period the game was tied a 0-0. One young fan gave his opinion after the first period. “I thought the goalie played really good considering he only made a couple of saves ” He explained enthusiastically “The team played good defensively and offensively.”

The second period had started. Half way through the 2nd period… GOAL! Andrew B. scored the first goal with Kyle E. with the assist and Calgary Christian Cougars were up on the Rundle Cobras by the end of the 2nd period 1-0 Cougars!

During the last period the crowd was chanting “Let’s Go Cougars, Let’s Go!” and the room came to life. Kyle E. zoomed closer to the net and quickly scored.  2-0 Cougars!  The rest of the game was hard defence with lots of close calls but the team held together and the final score was 2-0 Cougars. Stay tuned for the rematch happening March, 14 at 4:00 in the Cougar's den.

 

Jr. Reporter

Yianni