10/13/2013 03:01 EDT | Updated 12/13/2013 05:12 EST

Girls face barrier to ice time, hockey association says

It's World Girls Hockey Weekend, an international event that encourages young girls to take up Canada's national game.

But the Vancouver Girls Ice Hockey Association is using the occasion to draw attention to a rule it says may be keeping some girls from hitting the ice.

The CBC's Matthew Black files this video report.