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

1972

  • Formed a Society with the Government of BC as Killarney Girls Hockey

 

1972-1980

Teams were made up of:

  • Senior (ages 18+)  - called Shamrocks
  • Intermediate (ages 13-17)
  • Junior (ages 6-9)

 

1979-1980

  • Won the BCIHA Junior League Championship
  • Won the BCIHA Intermediate League Championship

 

1980 -1983

New phase of Junior team (ages 7–12) sponsored by the Vancouver Firefighters

  • Junior teams took part in many Metro Vancouver tournaments and played against the LMFIHA league teams made up of Cloverdale, Richmond, North Shore, Delta, Surrey
  • Took part in several years of attending the “Showcase” where the teams mingled with the Vancouver Canucks, had ice parades, autograph signing, food, presentation of small commemorative banners, and lots of fun.

 

1984 –1995

6 Killarney teams:

  • Senior teams were called the Ice Breakers A, Shamrocks AA, Knights AAA
  • Senior teams also used the names the Coyotes AA and the Klovers A
  • The Midget teams were called the Crunch AA and the Crash A
  • The Junior team was called the Killarney Kanucks

 

1988-89  

  • Midget LMFIHA League Champions

 

1990-91   

  • Midget team represented Zone 5 at BC Winter Games (Penticton)

 

1991-92  

  • Midget team represented Zone 5 at BC Winter Games (Cowichan) won GOLD medal

 

1992-93  

  • Senior team (Knights) represented Zone 5 at BC Winter Games (Vernon)

 

1993-94  

  • Senior team (Knights) represented Zone 5 at BC Winter Games (Kitimat)

 

1994-95  

  • Senior team (Knights) represented Zone 5 at BC Winter Games (Comox), won BRONZE medal 
  • Senior Icebreakers AA were LMIHA League Champions

 

1997

  • BC Hockey/PCAHA/LMFIHA declared that girls (Junior and Midget age players) must register in the zone that they live in (except if there is no team in that zone)

 

2001

  • After a few years of no teams in the Junior division, there was another attempt at reviving a younger girls team starting at the age of 5. The association registered 3 teams and they chose Harry Potter names for the teams.

 

2005 

  • New jerseys were purchased in the current colours with a new logo (officially rebranded as Vancouver Angels)

 

2008

  • Senior team (Knights) dissolved to give ice times available to younger players

 

2010

  • Association begins to grow as female hockey popularity skyrockets due to Vancouver Olympics

 

2013-14

  • U16 girls Hazel B, Madeline F, Zoe L and Elaine M attended BC Winter Games
  • PCAHA Scholarship awarded to Julie Rudecki

 

2014

  • Association and teams participated in the Car Free Festival on Main St, Slice of Summer at Killarney, The Fair at Champlain Heights Community Centre, and Kits Picnic in the Park, as well as in the October World Hockey Day.

 

Dec 2014

  • Entered a float in the Santa Parade with 75 of our players marching down Georgia St

 

2014  

  • Come Try Hockey events start, helping to further fuel the growth of female hockey

 

2015-16

  • PCAHA Scholarships awarded to Emily F, Natalie C, Natalie B 
  • PCAHA Banners awarded to PeeWee C2, Atom C1, Midget C1

 

2015-16

  • PCAHA Scholarships awarded to to Jamie Y and Emily W

 

2016-17

  • PCAHA awarded Killarney with the Association of the Year and the Executive of the Year awards
  • Hosted Yukon Atom C1 team in January
  • Banners went to Atom C1, PeeWee C1, PeeWee C2, Bantam C2, Midget C1 and C2

 

June 2017

  • Killarney Girls Ice Hockey Association officially became VANCOUVER FEMALE ICE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

 

March 2018

  • Hosted the BC Hockey Bantam A Provincials