Last April, the management of the prestigious College Bourgate in Rigaud proudly announced Join the women’s hockey team kind of
School preparation to its sporting events. The announcement generated a lot of reaction as the coaches chosen to lead the new program were Olympian Melody Doust and professional hockey player Hannah Bunton.
What’s more, Quebec previously had only one women’s program of its kind, Stansted College in Estrie.
With the exception of one player whose parents already have a professional relationship, Melody Doust, leaders of Bourget’s new women’s program say they are not actively recruiting their student-athletes. They announced on social networks that they are conducting selection camps, as well as college visits.
On the first visit, there were 25 people at the door. I was shockedBourget’s sports coordinator, says Maxime Bérubé.
When explaining to parents how our program works, I quickly realized that it filled a need and they were really happy that this option was born. We completed our team quickly, to the point where we could assemble a second one. Last week, I received five more emails from families interested in our women’s programHe adds.
The goal of our project is to provide an environment that prepares our players for what they will find in college. Among other things, we think it’s a good idea to allow them to train during their school day. This gives them time to study in the evening without having to travel late and long distances to attend trainingHannah Bunton explains.
Our ideal timeline scenario…