October 15, 2020
CENTRE ICE PODCAST - EPISODE TWO: NHL DRAFT RECAP
Episode Two of the Centre Ice Podcast looks back on the Albertans selected in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, featuring interviews with first-round draft picks Jake Neighbours, Ozzy Wiesblatt and Kaiden Guhle.
NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2020-21 COACH OF THE MONTH
Nominations are now being accepted for Coach of the Month, presented by Players Bench Team Apparel. Nominate a coach who goes above and beyond for your team this season.
TWO WEEKS LEFT TO APPLY FOR AN EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY GRANT
The Every Kid Every Community Grant (EKEC) is an annual program to support hockey in Alberta. The Hockey Alberta Foundation would like to encourage groups and individuals to apply for a Program or Player Assistance grant. The deadline to apply is October 31.
ONE MONTH REMAINING TO COMPLETE COACHING QUALIFICATIONS
Minor Hockey Associations (MHAs) and Club Teams must ensure all teams and/or groups meet the requirements outlined by Hockey Alberta before November 15.
GEAR UP LIKE A PRO WITH GATORADE
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October 29, 2020
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2020 HOCKEY ALBERTA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Hockey Alberta is hosting the 113th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, November 21. This year’s meeting will be held virtually, using Zoom, starting at 1:00 PM (MST).
HOCKEY CANADA ASSIST FUND TO PROVIDE $1 MILLION TO HELP YOUNG CANADIANS RETURN TO HOCKEY
The Hockey Canada Foundation has launched its new $1 million Assist Fund to provide registration fee subsidies for qualified Canadians who are registered with Hockey Canada-sanctioned associations for the 2020-21 season. The Hockey Alberta Foundation would also like to encourage groups and individuals to apply for a Program or Player Assistance grant through Every Kid Every Community.
CAN I PARTICIPATE IN HOCKEY?
Hockey Alberta has created a flow chart to help families navigate their way through the expectations and process when a player is showing symptoms or has been tested for COVID-19.
JAKE NEIGHBOURS AND OZZY WIESBLATT: A FIRST ROUND FRIENDSHIP
When Jake Neighbours and Ozzy Wiesblatt were drafted 26th overall and 31st overall by the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks, respectively, it was not only a tremendous moment for each athlete, but a chance to celebrate each other’s accomplishments.
HOCKEY ALBERTA CONCUSSION SAFETY SEMINARS
Hockey Alberta is once again offering Concussion Safety Seminars virtually for the 2020-21 season. This two hour interactive presentation delivered by industry professionals is designed for parents, coaches, administrators, and athletes to provide a consistent message on concussions and concussion management.
October 2, 2020
RETURN TO HOCKEY UPDATE
Hockey Alberta has released an updated version of the Return to Hockey plan.
INTRODUCING CENTRE ICE: THE HOCKEY ALBERTA PODCAST
Hockey Alberta is excited to launch Centre Ice: The Hockey Alberta Podcast, featuring the latest news and views on amateur hockey across the province.
BARRY MEDORI HONOURED WITH HOCKEY CANADA AWARD
On August 28, Hockey Canada announced Hockey Alberta Coach Mentor Barry Medori as the 2020 recipient of the Gordon Juckes Award.
HOCKEY CANADA COMMUNITY, PRESENTED BY SCOTIABANK, LAUNCHED FOR 2020-21 SEASON
Hockey Canada and Scotiabank, the Official Bank of Hockey Canada, have teamed up to deliver the Hockey Canada Community, an online destination to share and celebrate great Canadian hockey stories.