Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT074 - (SPORTS-HKO-Gear-Library) VANCOUVER. x-18s. Canada's national winter sport can be a costly one to play, but one high school coach in Vancouver is trying to change that. Tupper Tigers coach Todd Hickling put out calls for donations through his network so that any girl who wanted to join the fledgling team could do so. ("..right for them.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Hickling says the parent advisory council is covering the team's fees and one local business donated jills, which are groin protectors that would have cost the girls about 50 dollars a piece. Hickling says there aren't enough opportunities for "late beginners" to join the sport and while some of the girls are learning to skate, they're getting help from others on the team with more experience. …

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