Hockey history in Surrey as Team India comes to play
A few hundred people witnessed some hockey history in Surrey on Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 13).
Spectators gathered at Surrey Sport & Leisure Centre in Fleetwood to watch the women of Team India play in a Canadian rink for the very first time.
The exhibition game, against a Surrey Falcons bantam-division squad, was organized by the City of Surrey and officials with the Canadian Tire-sponsored Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival, or WickFest, as a preview of the inaugural tournament in Surrey, to be played from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2019.
The tourney is hosted by Canadian hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser, a four-time Olympic gold-medalist who has helped stage a similar event in Calgary over the past decade.
Team India is in Surrey for a few days before travelling to Calgary to play in the ninth-annual Wickfest there.
Posted On: November 13, 2018
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