Plans for Clearwater to host the Russian women’s hockey team next week are progressing, according to town councillor Ken Kjenstad.
The team is due to arrive on Sunday, March 20. About 30 players and officials are expected.
On Monday March 21 Clearwater Minor Hockey Association will host a meet and greet for sponsors and invited local hockey players.
On Tuesday the team will take a bus trip to Wells Gray Park.
On Wednesday, 4 – 5 p.m. the team’s on-ice practice at the Sportsplex will be open to the public. All other sessions will be closed.
Wednesday’s practice session will be followed by an exhibition game at 5:15 p.m. Local female hockey players will take part in mixed teams with members of the Russian women’s team.
The team’s first game of the world championships in Kamloops will be on March 28.