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5th Annual Calgary Firestarter

Alberta's Premier U18 AAA/AA and U15 AA Female Hockey Tournament

COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GHC and our co-host Global Sport Academy Group have decided to postpone the 2020 Firestarter Tournament for all three divisions, U15 AA, U18 AA and U18 AAA.

This decision will be reviewed when Government of Alberta restrictions related to the COVID 19 pandemic are either lifted or reduced such that the holding of hockey tournaments is permitted.

GHC and Global Sport Academy Group look forward to presenting Alberta's Premier U18 AAA/AA and U15 AA Female Hockey Tournament as soon as the safety of our players, coaches, officials, staff and spectators can be assured.

*Last updated July 23, 2020

U18 AAA Firestarter Weekend

Date: TBD
(16 Teams)

Fee: $TBD
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U18 AA Firestarter Weekend

Date: TBD
(16 Teams)

Fee: $TBD
Sanction: 

U15 AA Firestarter Weekend

Date: TBD
(16 Teams)

Fee: $TBD
Sanction: 

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About The Firestarter

Showcasing Elite Female Hockey in Western Canada

The GHC Calgary Fire AAA/AA Female Program and its volunteer members created the Calgary Firestarter Tournament in 2016. A tournament of this size raises the profile of AAA/AA female hockey in Western Canada, and provides an opportunity for our athletes to diversify their competition pool. Its preseason timing also informs player selection for club teams.

Many of the athletes who compete in the Firestarter have committed to university or college teams in Canada and the United States. Our teams are a representation of the highest level of amateur female hockey in Western Canada.

Our Partners

Calgary Fire
Alberta Female Hockey League (AFHL)
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Hockey Canada
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Support The Firestarter

Creating Space for Elite Female Athletes

Women’s hockey is Canada’s fastest-growing sport.

The Calgary Fire AAA/AA Hockey Program will welcome 650+ female hockey players and their fans to our city for our Annual Firestarter Tournament, the largest female AAA/AA hockey tournament in Western Canada.

We are seeking sponsorship for our Firestarter tournament as well as our GHC Calgary Fire 2020/21 hockey season. This is a great opportunity for our sponsors to gain exposure while supporting female hockey players.

Watch Games Live

Live-streaming available on Calgary Fire YouTube Channel

Each Firestarter game is live-streamed via the Calgary Fire Youtube Channel. Click on GAME NAME to launch the viewer.

Games can be viewed on any device (TV, PC, tablet, phone) capable of launching Youtube. If you wish to view on another device, simply subscribe to the channel and connect from the other device.

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