Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest

Over the last year, we have experienced a considerable amount of change and have had to adapt as the world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Traditionally, Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest has been a place where young female athletes could spend half a day learning from some of the top female players in Canada, participating in on-ice drills, off-ice training, nutritional and speaker sessions. At Scotiabank, we believe these experiences help young athletes to connect with the game they love today to become strong female leaders for tomorrow. This year, although we could not offer an in-person event, it was still important that we provide female athletes an opportunity to learn and continue to grow as players. 

On March 7th, 2021, Scotiabank hosted the inaugural Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest Summit. An hour-and-a-half virtual session dedicated to women’s hockey.

Watch the full Summit video above and learn more about what happened at the Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest Summit below.

What Happened At the Summit

The inaugural Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest Summit was an hour-and-a-half-hour event that included inspiring programming and exclusive access to the virtual Scotiabank Arena. 

During the event, Scotiabank also announced the under-15 Scotia Rising Teammates. In partnership with Hockey Canada and the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA), Scotiabank selected 21 girls across Canada who demonstrate outstanding play, leadership and teamwork both on and off the ice to participate in a four-week mentorship program

The Summit was open to all female hockey players, their families and friends. If you happened to miss it, or want to re-watch it, the full Summit video can be viewed below. 


Scotiabank reveals the under-15 female hockey players selected for the new Scotia Rising Teammates Mentorship Program

Scotiabank, in partnership with Hockey Canada and the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association, announced the  Scotiabank Rising Teammates— a commitment to making sure hockey is inclusive, no matter one’s gender, and inspiring future generations of young female players. 

The 2021 Scotia Rising Teammates is comprised of 21 girls from across the country who are passionate about Canada’s game and are outstanding players, teammates, leaders and community members.  

Scotia Rising Teammates will participate in a once in a lifetime four-week mentorship program. Each Rising Teammate will receive the following:

• Four individual mentorship sessions with a PWHPA player
• Four group sessions that will include the participant’s teammates and special guest appearances
• Resource handbook
• Individual participant package
• $1,000 donation to the participant’s hockey team

Scotiabank and the Hockey Diversity Alliance

Scotiabank, in partnership with the Hockey Diversity Alliance, encouraged participants to take their photo to commit to promoting equality in hockey and in sports. Everyone who participated at the Summit had a chance to raise their hand, take a photo and commit to the Hockey Diversity Alliance – a vow to make hockey more inclusive, accessible, and safe for everyone. 

Each individual photo was added into a mosaic shown below:

If you took a photo and haven’t shared it with us on social media yet, please do and use the #ISupportHDA with @ScotiaHockey.


What was the Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest Summit?
Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest Summit was an hour-and-a-half FREE virtual event focused on women’s hockey and featured inspiring programming, amazing giveaways and special guest speakers like Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Kim Davis, Sarah Nurse, P.K. Subban, Natalie Spooner, Jayna Hefford and many more.

How can I be a Scotia Rising Teammate?
Scotiabank, in partnership with Hockey Canada and the PWHPA, have selected the Scotia Rising Teammates for 2021. At this time, we can’t confirm how next year’s program will work, but we do know we will continue to support young women in hockey. Please periodically check our site for updates on future programming. 

How were the Scotia Rising Teammates Chosen? 
Scotiabank worked with our partners to select the mentees (the “Scotia Rising Teammates”) based on factors relating to on-ice performance and off-ice leadership— values that are important to Scotia and the next generation of players.

How can I watch the Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest Summit?
The full Summit video can be found above.

What is the Hockey Diversity Alliance?
Scotiabank has partnered with the Hockey Diversity Alliance to support it’s mission to eradicate systemic racism in Hockey. To learn more about the Hockey Diversity Alliance, visit:

Who can I contact if I have a question not listed above?
Please email with any other questions you may have.