Women's professional hockey comes to Hyannis in February

Boston takes on Toronto in Canadian Women's Hockey

Regular season game highlights Olympic gold and silver medal winners

The Hyannis Youth & Community Center (HYCC) will be the center of women’s professional hockey action on February 5, 2011 as the Boston Blades, stocked with Olympic silver medal winning players, take on the women from Toronto which has its own Olympic gold medal winning players in a regular season match-up at 2:30 p.m. in the Joseph P. Kennedy Memorial Skating Rink at the HYCC.

All seats are $5 for adults and $3 for girls and youth hockey players (kids under 5 are free). Groups of 15 or more can purchase tickets in advance for $4 (girls and youth hockey players $1). Tickets are available for purchase at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center at 141 Bassett Lane. Ticket sale hours are Monday–Saturday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Cash or credit card payment will be accepted. Mail order tickets can also be purchased by downloading, filling out and mailing the ticket form.

Some of the rostered players, many of whom are from New England, include Boston stars & US Olympians Angela Ruggiero, Caitlin Cahow, Karen Thatcher, Erika Lawler & Kacey Bellamy. Toronto’s Canadian Olympians include Jennifer Botterill, Tessa Bonhomme and Sami Jo Small.

"Spectators will see a high powered, fast action game that is sure to peak the interest for any young players’ competitive spirit," said David Curley of the Recreation Division that manages and operates the HYCC. "We are happy to once again be the venue for a great learning experience for our youth hockey players around the region."

"We are excited to be a part of the growing enthusiasm and support for the youth hockey community on Cape Cod," said Paul Hendrickson, general manager of the Boston Blades.

The Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) is a not-for-profit organization run by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Amateur Women's Hockey (CAAAWH). The Canadian Women's Hockey League is the most premier, professionally run women's hockey league in the world. This league, gives elite level players a competitive environment to showcase their on ice skills. The CWHL is governed by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women (CAAAWH)'s board of directors which also runs and hosts the Clarkson Cup.

Courtesy of HYCC.

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