Hockey Saskatchewan officially unveiled the new Saskatchewan Female Junior Hockey League (SJFHL) website last week. The league is getting closer and closer to puck drop, though most teams still have lots of work to go before filling their roster.
The Outlook Mainline Ice Hawks are one of two local teams making up the 6-team SJFHL field during the inaugural season. They join the Western Prairie Klippers, Lumsden Lynx, Southwest Impact, Saskatoon Prairie Blaze and a Regina team as the original group.
Back on August 24 the Ice Hawks announced Josh Houseman as their first-ever head coach and general manager.
"Coach Houseman has an extensive hockey career as he has been involved with “Hockey Saskatchewan as a skills instructor, coach, coach mentor and evaluator since 2010." the team shared on social media. "[He was involved] in the Sask First Program with the U16 & U18 Male & Female programs during that time as well.“
Houseman has also been a part of the senior hockey scene for 20 years, and the team expects he will bring a substantial amount of skill and knowledge to lead them through the upcoming season and beyond.
The other local team in the Western Prairie Klippers are coming off an open skate this weekend, and have signed a few players ahead of camp this weekend. Read more about them and hear more about the league as a whole in the related article below.