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Posted: August 17, 2022

Kootenay Ice Agers off to 55+ Canada Games

After two years hiatus because of the pandemic the Kootenay Ice Agers women’s hockey team from Zone 7 (East Kootenay), heads to Kamloops for the 55+ Canada Games, taking place August 23 to 27.

The Kootenay Ice Agers, representing B.C., are scheduled to play against teams from Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta at the national tournament.

The BC 55+ Games, held in Cranbrook and Kimberley in 2018, was the first year that women’s hockey was incorporated.

Thanks to the determination and hard work of Melanie McFarlane the Zone 7 team was created and had a very successful debut.

In 2018 the Ice Agers won silver, being defeated by Zone 4 (Lower Mainland) in the final.

The Ice Agers went on to win a berth in the upcoming 2022 Canada Games by narrowly beating the team from Zone 4 and winning gold at the 2019 BC 55+ Games in Kelowna.

The 2022 BC 55+ Games will be held in Victoria in September and the Kootenay Ice Agers intend on a repeat performance for the top of the podium.

The BC 55+ Games Zone 7 Society supports the Ice Agers in the upcoming Canada and BC Games by generously donating funds to assist with the cost of practice ice time.

Zone 7 has 86 members and 48 participants entered in the Victoria Games.  Activities and sports include tennis, swimming, track and field, cribbage, archery, golf, cycling, slo-pitch, hockey and badminton, among others.  Anyone 55 years or older may join and participate in future Games.

For more information on the BC 55+ Games and Zone 7 go to:

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