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October 22, 2019 11:41 am by TNYF Staff

It’s been a long road for Rahaf and her family, but she has finally found a new home with the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy (WJHA). After her family left Syria for a better life in Canada, Rahaf joined the WJHA in Grade 2 at Brooklands Elementary School and despite never seeing snow or ice before, she could barely contain her excitement when she put on her new hockey equipment for the first time.

Murray Cobb, Director of the WJHA, fondly remembers seeing Rahaf for the first time, as a young girl eagerly jumping onto the ice, holding her stick wrong and a huge smile across her face.

“She’s come a long way from holding her stick like a walking stick and I know she’s going to go on to do great things in her adult life,” says Cobb.

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