Linney’s Legacy

While many people knew Chuck Linney as the go-to sports photographer in Cumberland County and surrounding areas, a smaller group of now young women knew him as much more. They knew him as the man who allowed them to play minor hockey at the highest levels available while playing on all-female teams. They knew him as the heart and soul of female hockey in Cumberland County.
Beginning in the early 2000s, Chuck stepped into the role of coaching his daughter, Nicole, niece, Lori and several young female hockey players throughout the county. Female hockey in Cumberland County was known to ice as many as 4 teams per season, ranging from PeeWee house league to Midget AA. Along with coaching, Chuck was also heavily involved in organizing the annual
Ronnie Elliott Girls Hockey Clinic and the Ronnie Elliott Memorial Hockey tournament. Between 2010-2013, Chuck led the way for two teams to win Provincial Championships at the Midget A level, before moving on to pursue his passion for photography.
Shortly after Chuck’s departure from female hockey in CCMHA, female hockey in Nova Scotia was restructured, meaning the closest female teams are now Truro and Pictou County.
After noticing the number of female hockey players at the U9 and U7 levels in CCMHA, a group of dedicated parents and volunteers were able to form the first female team in the county in nearly 10 years. This group, named Linney’s Legacy Female Hockey Club is excited to be participating in the Triumph Female Hockey League this coming spring. As the team takes the ice for their first season together, we would like to thank everyone who has answered the call to help us make it happen. In every practice and game we play, Chuck Linney’s legacy will live on, reminding us all of the power of sports to unite, uplift and inspire young girls everywhere.
Thank you Chuck 💜 #CL