At the boards, Peyton Hockaday, yellow jersey, battles
for the puck with U14 teammate Curran Linehan.
13 AND CHECKING
The U.S. Hockey Association allows players to
check one another or body slam each other against
the boards at age 13. Because many smaller markets,
like Wilmington, rely on coed players to fill their team
roster, and boys are more likely to bulk up and build
muscle mass sooner than girls the same age, teenage
boys frequently overpower teenage girls.
But, there is some good news for girls who want
to try ice hockey. This year, the Ice House will host
Try Girls Hockey For Free, Saturday, February 23.
And, with some seed money granted by the Carolina
Hurricanes Foundation, the Coastal Carolina Hockey
Association, which is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit behind
the Icehawks brand, is encouraged to build a stronger
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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MAGAZINE’S INAUGURAL
Deadline for entries is January 4, 2019
Enter as amateur or professional. Subject categories are landscape, people,
and wildlife. The Grand Prize winner will have his or her photograph printed
on the cover of Wrightsville Beach Magazine and receive a one-year annual
subscription. All category winners will be showcased in our March 2019 issue.
To enter, email your photo as jpeg, tiff or bmp format to
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