New U22 Western Prairie Klippers coach Dale Jackson is about to embark his team into the first-ever season of Saskatchewan Junior Female Hockey League play.
"Female hockey is all very new to me. I haven't been involved in that area of the game, so I'm learning lots."
Jackson will be joined behind the bench by Nicki Robinson who has experience as both a player and coach. Fresh to the world of female hockey, the new bench boss will likely be leaning on his assistant to get comfortable with things.
"I think the expectations are for us to have a winning team, and learn a lot from Nicki who has a lot of great experience in the female game."
The Saskatchewan Junior Female Hockey League was first announced back in March. It's been a long road to get to this point, and it's all set to pay off soon with team's finally getting on the ice to prepare for the upcoming season.
"I'm excited now. Have had the chance to meet some of the players and be on the ice with them," said Jackson who won't be backing down from the challenge, "My expectations are very high, that we'll be very competitive with the Regina area and Saskatoon area teams."
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