Vancouver Female Ice Hockey Association
BC Hockey Association of the Year!

1972: Killarney Girls Hockey was formed as a Society with the Government of BC.

1972-1980: Killarney Girls Hockey had Junior (ages 6-9), Intermediate (ages 13-17) and Senior (ages 18+; a.k.a. Shamrocks) teams.

1979-1980: Killarney Girls teams won the BCIHA Junior and Intermediate League Championships.

1980-1983: A new Junior team (ages 7-12) was formed and sponsored by the Vancouver Firefighters. The teams took part in many Metro Vancouver tournaments and played against LMFIHA teams from Cloverdale, Richmond, the North Shore, Delta and Surrey. For several years, teams attended the 'Showcase', which involved ice parades, autograph signing, food, the presentation of small commemorative banners, and mingling with the Vancouver Canucks.

1984-1995: Killarney had six teams; three Senior teams called the Ice Breakers (a.k.a. Klovers) A, the Shamrocks (a.k.a. Coyotes) AA and the Knights AAA, two Midget teams called the Crunch AA and the Crash A, and one Junior team called the Killarney Kanucks.

1988-1989: Killarney Girls win the LMFIHA Midget Championship.

1990-1991: A Killarney Girls Midget team represented Zone 5 at the BC Winter Games in Penticton.

1991-1992: A Killarney Girls Midget team represented Zone 5 at the BC Winter Games in Cowichan and won the gold medal.

1992-1993: The Knights Senior team represented Zone 5 at the BC Winter Games in Vernon.

1993-1994: The Knights Senior team represented Zone 5 at the BC Winter Games in Kitimat.

1994-1995: The Knights Senior team represented Zone 5 at the BC Winter Games in Comox and won the bronze medal. The Icebreakers Senior team won the LMFIHA League Championship.

1997: BC Hockey/PCAHA/LMFIHA declared that Junior and Midget aged female players must register in the zone that they live in (except if there is no team in that zone).

2001: After a few years without any Junior teams, the association tried to restart their program for young girls ages 5 and up. The association registered three teams (which had Harry Potter-themed names).

2005: The association officially rebranded all of their teams as the Vancouver Angels and purchased new jerseys with the current colours and a new logo.

2008: The Knights Senior team dissolved to give ice times towards younger players.

2010: The association begins to grow as the popularity of female ice hockey skyrockets due to the Vancouver Olympics.

2013-2014: U16 players Hazel B., Madeline F., Zoe L., and Elaine M. attended the BC Winter Games. Julia R. is awarded a PCAHA scholarship.

2014: The associations participated in the Car Free Festival on Main Street, Slice of Summer at Killarney, The Fair at Champlain Heights Community Centre, Kits Picnic in the Park, and World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend. The association also entered a float in the Santa Claus Parade, and 75 players joined the parade.

2014: The first Come Try Hockey event is held, helping to further fuel the growth of female hockey.

2015-2016: PCAHA scholarships are awarded to Emily F., Natalie C., and Natalie B.

2016-2017: PCAHA scholarships are awarded to Jaime Y. and Emily W.

2016-2017: PCAHA awarded the association with the Association of the Year and Executive of the Year awards. The association hosted a Yukon Atom C1 team for an exhibition series in January.

2017: Killarney Girls Ice Hockey Association (KGIHA) officially became Vancouver Female Ice Hockey Association (VFIHA).

2018: The association hosted the BC Hockey Bantam A Provincials. BC Hockey awarded the association with Association of the Year Award. Referee-in-Chief Dairobi Paul was awarded the Officiating Development Award and Treasurer Karen Jacobson was awarded the Life Members Executive Award.