More girls hockey teams will be part of U13 and U15 AA hockey leagues next season. This includes a U15 AA Western Prairie Thunder team out of Rosetown.
The U15 AA league as a whole will expand from 8 to 12 teams in 2023-24.
The other three teams will be a Parkland team out of Melville and a second team in Regina and Saskatoon.
Meanwhile, the U13 AA league will jump from 10 to 13 teams. The expansion includes two new teams from Regina and a second team from Saskatoon.
"We are thrilled to see the expansion of the Female U13 AA and U15 AA leagues in Saskatchewan," said Kelly McClintock, General Manager of Hockey Saskatchewan. "This expansion will provide more opportunities for young female players to develop their skills and compete at a higher level. We look forward to seeing the growth of female hockey in Saskatchewan and the continued success of our female leagues."
The expansion of both the Female U13 AA and Female U15 AA leagues aligns with objectives outlined in Hockey Saskatchewan’s 2022-25 Strategic Plan.