Canadian Olympic women’s hockey medallists Jocelyne Larocque and Fiona Smith-Bell will work with female players in Brandon this weekend while attending the Hockey Manitoba senior women’s provincial championships.
The duo will speak to local players and coaches and be available for autographs and photographs on Saturday at the Keystone Centre’s Salon A from 2-5 p.m. Smith-Bell will also run a hockey clinic for atom teams on Saturday at the Optimist Arena from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Sunday, Larocque will drop the puck for ceremonial opening faceoffs in the Senior A final (Optimist Arena, 2 p.m.) and Senior B final (Kinsmen Arena, 2:30 p.m.) and will sign autographs at the Kinsmen Arena until 4 p.m.
Larocque, a native of Ste. Anne, helped Canada capture gold at the Sochi Winter Games, while Smith-Bell celebrated silver with Canada at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
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