She Shoots She Saves (Central York Girls Hockey Association)

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During the 2019-20 season, Raychel Gillies, a Central York Panther, was timekeeping her fathers weekly hockey game when the goalie went into cardiac arrest.  Raychel immediately performed CPR, used an AED, and saved his life.  Our Orange Crush Peewee team, was inspired by Raychel's heroism and created their own fundraising campaign that not only raised enough money to place two life saving AED SaveStations at local Community outdoor rinks in Newmarket and Aurora, but also increased cardiac safety awareness.

This season, the entire Central York Girls Hockey Association  is being called upon to continue this amazing initiative.  From March 13 - 27th the CYGHA SHE SHOOTS, SHE SAVES campaign will be launched.  The goal of the campaign is, to bring our Association together, to raise money for more SaveStations for our community, and to shoot as many pucks as possible.  Who knew shooting a puck could save a life!


  • Each CYGHA player will register themselves under their age group (U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 U18, U22, Senior) through HockeyShare, an app that will allow the players to track their hockey shots. See link below: 
  • Players will work independently to take as many hockey shots as they can in the two week period. Shots can be practiced in your driveway, basement, outdoor rink, living room or on the street in front of your home! 
  • Each girl will gather pledges from friends and family. These pledges will be collected through a Crowdfunding platform donated and tailored for CYGHA by SaveStation.  Click on the document link below to find your Crowdfunding page.



  • Every CYGHA player, that participates in this campaign, will be entered into a draw to win one of two (one House League and one Rep) prizes of $500 to put towards their 2021-2022 CYGHA hockey registration. To be eligible for the draw, participating players or parents MUST follow CYGHA on Facebook or Instagram or @cyghaoffical 
  • Prizes, generously donated by HockeyShot, will be awarded to two House League and two Rep players in each age category who log the most shots
  • Individuals and the Team that raises the most money will have their photo included on the SaveStation.
  • 5 coaches of teams that have the most girls participate will win a complimentary years subscription to HockeyShare to use in next year's hockey season. 

As this campaign will mostly be driven by social media we ask that all players and parents follow us on either FB or instagram, @cyghaoffical. There will also be motivational posts and skill videos posted on our social media pages for all participants to improve their shots.

Email [email protected] for further information.