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ICE TIMES - Edition 20:24

Hockey Alberta Ice Times Newsletter

December 23, 2020

 


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HOCKEY CANADA UNVEILS 50/50 DRAW DETAILS FOR 2021 WORLD JUNIORS

Although the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship will be played without fans in the arena in Edmonton, plans have been unveiled for fans in Alberta to engage in the World Juniors. Fans in Alberta can purchase tickets from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. MT on game days.

 

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM HOCKEY ALBERTA! 

From the staff, board and volunteers of Hockey Alberta, we would like to wish you a safe and wonderful Holiday Season!

 


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HOCKEY GIVES BACK ACROSS ALBERTA

The hockey community always shines brightest during the holiday season, and, despite many obstacles, 2020 is no different. Hockey Alberta is featuring the good deeds of teams from across the province this holiday season.

 

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2021 FEMALE HOCKEY TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY ON JANUARY 30 & 31

Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce that 2021 Female Hockey Day will be taking place virtually (via Zoom) on January 30 & 31. Registration will open on January 4.

 

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HOCKEY FOR LIFE

Alberta’s hockey community is filled with incredible people and incredible stories. Hockey Alberta wants to share your stories and celebrate the hockey community in our province. Submit your own or nominate someone from your community whose story deserves to be told!

 

MICHELLE SKILNICK > | JASON WIWAD > | SUBMIT YOUR OWN > 

 


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MAJOR LEAGUE SOCKS PAIRS UP WITH HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION

For every pair of socks sold HERE between November 19 and December 31, using code ’hockeyalberta’ at checkout, Major League Socks will donate $6 per pair back to the Every Kid Every Community Program. Your team can also win a Zoom call with an NHL player by sending out the link to friends and family. The team with the most socks sold will get a 30 minute zoom call with an Oilers or Flames player, as well as a set of teams socks of their choice.

 

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ICE TIMES - Edition 20:23

Hockey Alberta Ice Times Newsletter

December 10, 2020

 


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HOCKEY FOR LIFE

Alberta’s hockey community is filled with incredible people and incredible stories. Hockey Alberta wants to share your stories and celebrate the hockey community in our province. Submit your own or nominate someone from your community whose story deserves to be told!

 

KYLE KOWALSKI > | FESYK FAMILY > | SUBMIT YOUR OWN >

 


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MOVING MOUNTAINS FOR MIGHTY MAX

A Fairview family is seeking help for their son, Max, who was recently diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 2. The GoFundMe currently sits at over $365,000 on the way to the $2.8 million goal.

 

DONATE >READ MAX’S STORY >

 


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COACH OF THE MONTH - RANDY ROSEN

Hockey Alberta’s Coach of the Month, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel, is Randy Rosen of Sherwood Park. In August, Randy was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer. Despite a very poor prognosis, Randy decided that he still had so much to give back to the community and that he wanted to continue coaching.

 

READ RANDY’S STORY >

 


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CENTRE ICE PODCAST - NAVIGATING THE PAUSE

Episode Four of the Center Ice podcast focuses on how teams who are affected by the Government of Alberta’s Public Health Order can navigate the pause on hockey.

 

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Hockey Alberta Ice Times Newsletter

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCKS PAIRS UP WITH HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION

For every pair of socks sold HERE between November 19 and December 31, using code ’hockeyalberta’ at checkout, Major League Socks will donate $6 per pair back to the Every Kid Every Community Program. Your team can also win a Zoom call with an NHL player by sending out the link to friends and family. The team with the most socks sold will get a 30 minute zoom call with an Oilers or Flames player, as well as a set of teams socks of their choice.

 

SHOP NOW > | CONTEST DETAILS >

 


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Staying Safe with Hockey Alberta - 20:04

Introduction

 

Thank you to all of our hard working members who are navigating the evolving COVID-19 situation. We all realize that these are challenging times, but we will get through this pause and back to the game we all love. Hockey Alberta would like to wish all of the hard working volunteers and your families a happy and healthy holiday season!

 

The focus of this month’s safety newsletter is athlete well-being.

 


Warmup, Cooldown, and Stretching

 

One of the most effective ways to prevent common injuries is to ensure that the athlete is prepared for physical activity, which starts with a proper warm up, cool down, and stretching routine. A good warm up increases blood flow throughout the body, decreases the resistance in joints and muscles, and reduces the risk of strains and pulls. Cooling down allows for a reduction in muscle soreness, less likelihood of feeling dizzy or fainting, and a reduction of adrenaline in the body. Finally, a good stretching routine increases the range of motion in the body, creates greater strength, and improves overall performance. Hockey Canada has created an in depth guide to warm up, cool down, and stretching which can be accessed through Hockey Alberta’s website.

 

Information on warmups, cooldowns, and stretching can found on the Hockey Alberta Player Safety page.

 


Lifestyle

 

Whether an athlete is competing at the highest level or just participating for fun, having a healthy lifestyle can be key in achieving hockey success and compliments the benefits of physical activity. Proper nutrition is critical in a child’s development and crucial to performance. In addition, good nutrition habits can last a lifetime. Another habit that is important to overall well-being and performance is sleep. Sleep is the foundation for your child to be at his or her best at home, in school, and at the rink. Hockey Alberta has partnered with industry experts to create resources for these important lifestyle behaviors, including a video from Edmonton Oilers Physician Dr. Dhiren Naidu discussing the importance of nutrition.

 

Information on nutrition can be found on the Hockey Alberta Nutrition page.

 

Information on lifestyle habits can be found on the Hockey Alberta Sleep and Lifestyle page.

 


Bullying, Abuse, and Harassment

 

A hockey dressing room should be a safe and fun environment that is free of bullying, abuse, and harassment. These behaviors are unacceptable and it is the responsibility of everyone to ensure that our participants are safe from such behaviors. As a leader in your association, awareness, understanding, and preparation are key to ensure that such situations are managed properly. Hockey Alberta has complied and created numerous resources to help our members navigate these types of situations.

 

Information on bullying, abuse, and harassment can found on the Hockey Alberta Game and Conduct page. 

 


Attitude and Respect

 

The foundation of player well-being is the attitude of our participants and the respect that we give ourselves and each other. This respect is created by remembering the positive impact we would like to have on the players, maintaining the spirit of good competition, encouraging life long healthy habits and behaviors, and creating an environment that is positive, where people can speak up should they feel concerns about their health, well-being, or safety.