Hockey equipment is, as you well know, expensive. We urge you to apply to receive a free bag of hockey gear though the Gift of Gear program, a local nonprofit that offers equipment on a first come, first serve basis. Simply apply online at their website below. This wonderful organization has already given our players 3 bags of free equipment. You could be next and applying will take less than 30 seconds of your time!
Apply to Gift of Gear
Should my daughter play boys or girls hockey? This short article highlights the pros and cons of each approach. The best solution? Play both! Not possible? Then we sure hope she skates with the Rose City Hockey Club!
Should my daughter play girls or boys hockey?
What is the American Development Model (ADM)? USA Hockey, the governing body of our sport, introduced ADM as a way to provide a systematic approach to developing hockey players from the earliest moments on the ice. ADM offers age specific drills appropriate to player skill level. In addition -- what we love about it -- is that ADM also tries to foster a love of the game. Here’s USA Hockey’s take on it:
USA Hockey - American Development Module
Ok, these ladies rock. They skate faster than the wind; they shoot harder than a cannon. They have amazing hand-eye coordination. They’ve sacrificed everything to get to the 2014 Olympics. Why? To wear the USA jersey and play the game they love. We are proud of their silver medal in Sochi & all they have done to raise awareness about girl's and women's hockey.
US Women’s Olympic Team
Catch a local game with the Portland Winterhawks, who play in the Western Hockey League. In 2012, they won their division and then nearly won the overall championship Memorial Cup game. The Winter Hawks play in the Moda Center (aka the Rose Garden). Tickets are very reasonable, so go catch a game with friends & family. More here: