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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:05

 
March 7, 2019

TEAM ALBERTA U18 FEMALE WINS GOLD ON HOME ICE AT CANADA WINTER GAMES

The Team Alberta U18 Female team defended home ice at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer by defeating Quebec 2-1 in a thrilling gold medal final. The team finished third in Pool B, with a 0-1-2 record, but really hit their stride in the playoff round where they defeated Manitoba 3-0 in the quarterfinals and BC 2-1 in the semi-finals. Sarah Wozniewicz had a terrific tournament for Team Alberta by scoring five points in six games, while Jaden Bogden scored the winning goal in the gold medal game. Both Bella McKee and Caroline Gosling were instrumental between the pipes during Alberta’s run, with McKee sporting a .920 save %, one shutout, and the gold medal win, while Gosling finished with a 1.78 GAA and a clutch semi-final overtime win. READ MORE >


TEAM ALBERTA U16 MALE WINS BRONZE

The Team Alberta U16 Male hockey team defeated Saskatchewan 12-0 in the bronze medal game to take home a medal for the eighth straight Canada Winter Games. The team finished first in Pool B with a 2-0-1 record during the round robin phase, defeating Manitoba and BC, while suffering an OT loss to Saskatchewan. They went on to defeat New Brunswick 8-3 in their quarterfinal game, but fell 8-4 to Ontario in the semi-finals. Matt Savoie and Dylan Guenther lead the way offensively for Team Alberta, each finishing the tournament with 13 points in six games, including five each in the bronze medal game. READ MORE >


2019 ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019 - Shirley Cameron, Theoron Fleury, Kevin Lowe, Duncan MacDougall, Bob Ridley, and the 1986-87 & 1987-88 Memorial Cup Champion Medicine Hat Tigers. The inductees will be honoured on Sunday, July 21 in Canmore in conjunction with the 2019 Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic. VIDEO > INDUCTEE BIOS >


BE ALBERTA BUILT! UNLOCK YOUR PLAYER’S POTENTIAL - MARCH & APRIL SPOTS AVAILABLE ALL AROUND THE PROVINCE

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can have their potential unlocked at one of the following camps: Small Area Games, Power Edge Pro (PEP), Super Skills, Dynamic Shooting, Developing Defencemen and Goaltender Skills. Camps for March and April are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS REGISTRATION >

 

MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR AD HOC MEMBERSHIP DEFINITION COMMITTEE

Hockey Alberta’s Board of Directors have approved the creation of an Ad Hoc Committee to review Hockey Alberta’s membership definition. We are looking for individuals who currently or very recently worked in board level roles of Hockey Alberta member organizations to participate within this committee. The Board believes it is important to have committee members representing a variety of different members of Hockey Alberta. MORE INFORMATION & APPLICATION >


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE FUTURE COACHES PROGRAM

Future Coaches is designed to develop male and female Midget Aged players in the areas of coaching, skill instruction, and leadership. There will be three Future Coaches weekend clinics available in Red Deer, Calgary, and Edmonton.

Red Deer - April 5-6 - REGISTER >

Calgary - April 12-13 - REGISTER >

Edmonton - April 12-13 - REGISTER >


POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS: BECOME A FUTURE LEADER!

Registration is now being accepted for the 2019 Future Leaders Development Weekend, taking place in Red Deer, May 3-5. The Future Leader Development Program is designed to develop and train post-secondary students in the area of coaching. Selected Future Leaders will be trained on and off ice through classroom sessions that include: skill development, leadership, team building and off ice training. REGISTER NOW >


START YOUR JOURNEY TOWARDS NEXT SEASON - REGISTRATION OPEN FOR WHL & PEEWEE SKILLS CAMPS

WHL Skills - A unique skill development opportunity is available to 2005-born male hockey players in Alberta, as Hockey Alberta and the Western Hockey League are co-hosting the fifth annual WHL Skills Camp. The camp, for U15 players, is set to run June 7-9, 2019 in Calgary. REGISTER >

Peewee Skills - Alberta males born in 2006 have the unique opportunity to participate in the fourth annual Hockey Alberta Peewee Skills Camp. The camp takes place in Calgary at the Cardel Rec South Arena on June 21-23. This Skills Camp will focus on skill development, checking skills, proper training techniques, and will provide athletes with information about the Team Alberta process. REGISTER > | PEEWEE SKILLS VIDEO >>


LAST CHANCE: NOMINATE YOUR COACH FOR COACH OF THE MONTH

Get your nominations in for the Hockey Alberta Coach of the Month – Year end grand prize sponsored by Players Bench! All nominees from this season will be eligible for one of our two year end grand prizes, which include 2 tickets to an Edmonton Oilers game or a Calgary Flames Game!

Help us recognize a coach in your community by nominating him or her for the Hockey Alberta Coach of the Month! Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 15th. NOMINATION FORM >


GOALTENDERS: TAKE YOUR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL

The Hockey Alberta Goaltender Skills Camp is a weekend development camp open to male and female athletes born 2004-2011, regardless of skill level. Camps are available in Edmonton (April 13-14) and Calgary (April 27-28).

The focus is on the development of goaltender specific skills, and each goalie will attend on-ice and off-ice sessions that focus on the mental and physical aspects of goaltending. On-ice sessions will be led by some of Alberta’s top goaltender instructors and will have and instructor to goalie ratio of 3:1. NORTH CAMP REGISTRATION > | SOUTH CAMP REGISTRATION >>


LAST CHANCE: REGISTER FOR ALBERTA CHALLENGE REGIONAL CAMPS

Registration for 2004 and 2005-born female athletes to participate in one of two regional selection camps for the 2019 Alberta Challenge is set to close on March 15! The Alberta Challenge runs May 1-5 in Leduc.

Both regional camps will take place April 5-7 at the following locations (dates and locations subject to change):

South - Cochrane -- REGISTER >
North - Fort Saskatchewan -- REGISTER >


LET’S RECOGNIZE OUR PEOPLE! HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE APRIL 15

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Hockey Alberta Awards. You can nominate a deserving individual for any of the following awards: Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, Official of the Year or the Award of Merit. You may also nominate an outstanding team for Team of the Year. This is a chance to recognize the outstanding people in your organization. The deadline for nominations in April 15. HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARDS NOMINATION FORM >


TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES RAFFLE - DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS MARCH 25

Throughout the hockey season many team focus fundraising efforts on a charity of choice to support. We hope you will consider your teammates at the Hockey Alberta Foundation as your hockey charity of choice. We have launched the Teammates helping Teammates raffle in support of the Every Kid Every Community Grant Program. There are only 100 tickets available, with two identical grand prizes available: 25 tickets to the Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks game on Friday, March 29, and transportation via motorcoach to and from Scotiabank Saddledome. Tickets are available for $100 each and can be purchased by cash, cheque or credit card by contacting the Hockey Alberta Foundation office or completing the online form.


PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - SLEEP AND LIFESTYLE

Any parent who has picked up their child the morning after a sleepover knows that nothing can ruin their day (and yours) like lack of sleep. Sleep hygiene is part of a healthy lifestyle and sets your child up to be at their best at home, at school, and at the hockey rink. Check out a few tips to help your child get into a sleep routine >

ACTIVE FOR LIFE - Six ways to encourage healthy sleeping habits for the whole family 

For more information and resources, check out the Parents tab at the Hockey Alberta website. RESOURCES >


 

GET GEARED UP FOR PLAYOFFS AND PROVINCIALS!

Let the madness begin! March is a month where springtime starts to near, and provincial champions are crowned. Get all of your Hockey Alberta and Provincial branded gear with the Hockey Alberta Shoppe!  With options for men’s, womens, unisex, youth, and team wear, the whole family can be bundled up to cheer on those young superstars. All throughout the month, receive 15% off ALL PRODUCTS by using the code MADMARCH until March 31! HOCKEY ALBERTA SHOPPE > 


Try Girls Hockey Day --- Girls Hockey Calgary 

 

#ForJack - St. Albert Peewee A Team Makes a New Friend


 

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:04

  
February 22, 2019

CANADA WINTER GAMES UPDATE

The 2019 Canada Winter Games are well underway in Red Deer and Team Alberta’s U16 Male team is in the hunt for medal in the Men’s Hockey tournament. The team finished first in Pool B with a 2-0-1 record during the round robin phase, defeating Manitoba and BC, while suffering an OT loss to Saskatchewan. They went on to defeat New Brunswick 8-3 in their quarterfinal game, but fell 8-4 to Ontario in the semi-finals. The chase for a medal is still alive as the team will play Saskatchewan for bronze today at 4:00pm at the Centrium.  MORE INFORMATION >


BE ALBERTA BUILT! UNLOCK YOUR PLAYER’S POTENTIAL - MARCH & APRIL SPOTS AVAILABLE

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can have their potential unlocked at one of the following camps: Small Area Games, Power Edge Pro (PEP), Super Skills, Dynamic Shooting, Developing Defencemen and Goaltender Skills. Camps for March and April are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS REGISTRATION >


CANADA WINTER GAMES - WHAT’S AHEAD?

Shortly after the Men’s tournament ends on Friday, February 22, the females will take centre stage with their tournament beginning on Sunday, February 24. The Team Alberta U18 Female team is in Pool B with BC, Nova Scotia, and Ontario.

Team Alberta U18 Female round robin games: Sunday, Feb 24 - 7:30pm - Centrium; Monday, Feb. 25 - 7:30pm - Centrium; Tuesday, Feb. 26 - 7:30pm - Centrium --- FULL FEMALE HOCKEY SCHEDULE >


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE FUTURE COACHES PROGRAM

Future Coaches is designed to develop male and female Midget Aged players in the areas of coaching, skill instruction, and leadership. There will be three Future Coaches weekend clinics available in Red Deer, Calgary, and Edmonton.

Red Deer - April 5-6 - REGISTER >

Calgary - April 12-13 - REGISTER >

Edmonton - April 12-13 - REGISTER >


POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS: BECOME A FUTURE LEADER!

Registration is now being accepted for the 2019 Future Leaders Development Weekend, taking place in Red Deer, May 3-5. The Future Leader Development Program is designed to develop and train post-secondary students in the area of coaching. Selected Future Leaders will be trained on and off ice through classroom sessions that include: skill development, leadership, team building and off ice training. REGISTER NOW >


 


PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - FOUR THINGS THAT SHOULD BE PART OF EVERY CHILD’S HOCKEY EXPERIENCE

ACTIVE FOR LIFE -

1. Highly active skills-based practices

2. Appropriate coaching during games

3. Respectful parents

4. Intense, yet respectful hockey

For more information and resources, check out the Parents tab at the Hockey Alberta website. RESOURCES >


LET’S RECOGNIZE OUR PEOPLE! HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE APRIL 15

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Hockey Alberta Awards. You can nominate a deserving individual for any of the following awards: Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, Official of the Year or the Award of Merit. You may also nominate an outstanding team for Team of the Year. This is a chance to recognize the outstanding people in your organization. The deadline for nominations in April 15. HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARDS NOMINATION FORM >


TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES RAFFLE

Throughout the hockey season many team focus fundraising efforts on a charity of choice to support. We hope you will consider your teammates at the Hockey Alberta Foundation as your hockey charity of choice. We have launched the Teammates helping Teammates raffle in support of the Every Kid Every Community Grant Program. There are only 100 tickets available, with two identical grand prizes available: 25 tickets to the Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks game on Friday, March 29, and transportation via motorcoach to and from Scotiabank Saddledome. Tickets are available for $100 each and can be purchased by cash, cheque or credit card by contacting the Hockey Alberta Foundation office or completing the online form.


 

GET GEARED UP FOR PLAYOFFS AND PROVINCIALS!

Stay warm while watching playoffs this season! With options for men’s, womens, unisex, youth, and team wear, the whole family can be bundled up to cheer on those young superstars. For a limited time, get 10% off our New Era Toque & Soft Shell Jacket by using the code Cozy10 until February 28! HOCKEY ALBERTA SHOPPE > 


 

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:03

  
February 7, 2019

BE ALBERTA BUILT! UNLOCK YOUR PLAYER’S POTENTIAL - REGISTER FOR A SKILLS CAMP TODAY

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can have their potential unlocked at one of the following camps: Small Area Games, Power Edge Pro (PEP), Super Skills, Dynamic Shooting, Developing Defencemen and Goaltender Skills. Camps for March and April are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS REGISTRATION >


SPRINGBANK ROCKIES - ONLY THREE MORE DAYS TO VOTE IN CHEVROLET GOOD DEEDS CUP

The Springbank Rockies are the only Alberta team to qualify as a semi-finalist in the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup. Help win $100,000 for an Alberta charity. CLICK HERE to watch the incredible 60 second video. Each view equals one vote. Once you click and watch the FULL video, it registers your vote. The entire hockey community is encouraged to get involved... every age group, every team, every association to help win $100,000 for the Nathan O’Brien Children’s Foundation and The Calgary Food Bank. CHEVROLET GOOD DEEDS CUP >


CANADA WINTER GAMES - EIGHT DAYS AWAY!

Red Deer will be hosting the 2019 Canada Winter Games from February 15 - March 3. The Male Hockey Tournament will run from Feb. 16-22, followed by the Female Tournament from Feb. 24-Mar. 2.

 

Team Alberta U16 Male round robin games: Saturday, Feb. 16 - 7:30pm - Centrium; Sunday, Feb. 17 - 4:00pm - Centrium; Monday, Feb. 18 - 7:30pm - Centrium --- FULL MALE HOCKEY SCHEDULE > 

 

Team Alberta U18 Female round robin games: Sunday, Feb 24 - 7:30pm - Centrium; Monday, Feb. 25 - 7:30pm - Centrium; Tuesday, Feb. 26 - 7:30pm - Centrium --- FULL FEMALE HOCKEY SCHEDULE >


 

HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION PARTICIPATING IN THE 2019 BIRDIES FOR KIDS PROGRAM

The Hockey Alberta Foundation has been accepted as a participating charity in the 2019 Birdies for Kids program. This fundraising program is designed so that the Hockey Alberta Foundation will receive 100% of every donation accepted on its behalf and allows for additional funding of up to 50% of the original donations made. MORE INFORMATION >

Visit the Shaw Charity Classic website and select ‘Alberta Hockey Foundation’ to donate online. DONATE NOW >

 


 

COACH OF THE MONTH - JANUARY

Hockey Alberta’s Coach of the Month for January, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel, is Ron Laferriere of Wainwright. READ MORE >

The Coach of the Month award is presented every month during the Minor Hockey season, based on nominations submitted to Hockey Alberta. One minor hockey coach will be selected each month from October through March and will receive a coaching package from Players Bench Team Apparel valued at over $500, which includes a helmet, gloves, track suit, coach bag, puck bag, rink board, and coaching resources.

Nominations are open throughout the 2018-19 season. NOMINATION FORM >


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES SUMMER HOCKEY SCHOOL

Hockey Alberta, in partnership with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Lethbridge Minor Hockey are running an incredible development opportunity for young athletes to learn from Hurricanes staff and Hurricanes players. The camp will be open to Novice, Atom and Peewee players. Utilizing the support of Hockey Alberta to instill the values of the Long Term Player Development Model the Hurricanes staff look forward to supporting the next generation of Lethbridge Hurricanes players!

For more information, please contact Matt Weninger, Regional Manager, South - 403-380-0195. REGISTER >


DISTINGUISHED LEADERS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS

Two outstanding post-secondary students have received Distinguished Leader status from the 2018 Future Leaders Development Program. Brett Ponich and Jake Wozney will each receive a $3,000 scholarship for their work during the Development weekend and Team Alberta Male U16 Summer Camp in Camrose. READ MORE >

Registration is now being accepted for the 2019 Future Leaders Development Weekend, taking place in Red Deer, May 3-5. REGISTER NOW >


 

BAMFORD DONATION HIGHLIGHTS HOMETOWN HOCKEY WEEKEND

The Gord Bamford Foundation provided a $10,000 donation to The Hockey Alberta Foundation, live on Rogers Hometown Hockey in Leduc on Februrary 3. Bamford was one of the special guests in attendance as part of Rogers Hometown Hockey, and he showed his love for the sport, and the kids who play hockey, in two ways. When Bamford took to the stage for a song, he was proudly sporting a Team Alberta jersey. Then, he presented Tim Leer, the Executive Director of the Hockey Alberta Foundation, with a cheque for $10,000 in support of the Every Kid Every Community program. READ MORE >


2019 HIGH PERFORMANCE 1 APPLICATIONS OPEN

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 High Performance 1 coaching seminar, being held in Red Deer from July 16-21.

The NCCP High Performance 1 Seminar will include professional speakers in the delivery of sessions including special teams, planning to perform, offensive/defensive team play, goaltending, game and bench management, ethics in coaching, teambuilding and many more. All Head Coaches coaching Bantam AAA, Midget AAA and Junior A teams that compete in Inter-provincial or National Championships or the highest level as determined by the branch, must be High Performance 1 Certified. APPLY NOW >


PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - NUTRITION WHILE TRAVELLING

With many teams heading on the road for tournaments and Provincial Championships, it is always important to plan ahead for your player’s diet. Eating healthy while travelling can be a challenge, but is easier when the team is on the same page with the same goals! When on the road, pack items that can last without refrigeration for a few days, ie. bananas, trail mix, whole-grain bagels, and/or nut butters. If you keep a cooler in your car, other snacks you could pack include unsweetened yogurt products, cut up veggies and dip, hard-boiled eggs and/or hummus! Out of town tournaments are often associated with eating at restaurants. For more information and resources, check out the Parents tab at the Hockey Alberta website. RESOURCES >


LET’S RECOGNIZE OUR PEOPLE!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Hockey Alberta Awards. You can nominate a deserving individual for any of the following awards: Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, Official of the Year or the Award of Merit. You may also nominate an outstanding team for Team of the Year. This is a chance to recognize the outstanding people in your organization. The deadline for nominations in April 15. HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARDS NOMINATION FORM >


TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES RAFFLE

Throughout the hockey season many team focus fundraising efforts on a charity of choice to support. We hope you will consider your teammates at the Hockey Alberta Foundation as your hockey charity of choice. We have launched the Teammates helping Teammates raffle in support of the Every Kid Every Community Grant Program. There are only 100 tickets available, with two identical grand prizes available: 25 tickets to the Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks game on Friday, March 29, and transportation via motorcoach to and from Scotiabank Saddledome. Tickets are available for $100 each and can be purchased by cash, cheque or credit card by contacting the Hockey Alberta Foundation office or completing the online form.


 

THANK YOU TO ATB FINANCIAL

ATB Financial hosted a fundraising event at Bo’s Bar and Grill, in Red Deer, on January 19. The Hockey Alberta Foundation would like to extend their thanks to Curtis Stange, John Windwick, and ATB for including the Foundation as the beneficiaries for the evening and for their continued support. Check out their feature article on Team Alberta U18 Female coach Carla MacLeod --- Coach knows preparation is key for Canada Winter Games >


ARE YOU READY TO VOLUNTEER AT THE ALLAN CUP?

The Lacombe Generals are hosting the 2019 Canadian Senior AAA hockey championship - the Viking Projects Allan Cup, April 8-13 in Lacombe. If you are interested in tickets, sponsorship or being a Volunteer at the event, email info@generalshockey.ca or check out the Generals’ website. GO TO THE WEBSITE >


STORIES IN THE HOCKEY WORLD

Innisfail Province  - Innisfailian behind bench at Canada Winter Games 

Rocky View Weekly - Springbank Rockies make top 10 of Good Deeds Cup

Regina Leader-Post - Lacombe Generals wrap season, clinch first in ACHW

Lethbridge News Now - Funding approved for World U-17 Hockey Challenge


ICE TIMES - Edition 19:02

January 24, 2019


 

BE ALBERTA BUILT! UNLOCK YOUR PLAYER’S POTENTIAL - REGISTER FOR A SKILLS CAMP TODAY

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can have their potential unlocked at one of the following camps: Small Area Games, Power Edge Pro (PEP), Super Skills, Dynamic Shooting, Developing Defencemen and Goaltender Skills. Camps are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS REGISTRATION >


RESOURCES FOR MINOR HOCKEY PARENTS

Being a a parent in minor hockey can be a challenging role. Hockey Alberta is pleased to present information on a variety of topics to help parents as they try to provide the most positive hockey experience possible for their children. Check out the Parents tab at the Hockey Alberta website. Resources include Parents & Players: A Guide for Enjoying Hockey In Alberta. The publication provides a lot of important information for parents new to the game, and those who have been around for a while. INFO FOR PARENTS >


SPACES STILL AVAILABLE FOR ALBERTA CUP, ALBERTA CHALLENGE AND PEEWEE PROSPECTS

Registration is ongoing for athletes interested in participating in a Regional selection camp for the Alberta Cup (2004-born males), Alberta Challenge (2004-05 born females), and Peewee Prospects (2006-born males). Registration has been brisk, and varying numbers of spots are available for each event. Don’t delay, register today. 

ALBERTA CHALLENGE REGISTRATION >     PEEWEE PROSPECTS REGISTRATION >     ALBERTA CUP REGISTRATION >


EKEC SPEAKER SERIES COMING TO VEGREVILLE

The Hockey Alberta Foundation, in conjunction with Vegreville Minor Hockey and KidSport Vegreville, is bringing the Every Kid Every Community (EKEC) Speaker Series to Vegreville. The evening will feature former NHL players Rob Brown and Jason Strudwick in a candid Hockey Hot Stove. TICKET INFO >


EKEC GRANT DEADLINE IS JANUARY 31

The deadline for second quarter applications for the Every Kid Every Community grants will be accepted until Thursday, January 31. APPLY NOW >


LET’S RECOGNIZE OUR PEOPLE!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Hockey Alberta Awards. You can nominate a deserving individual for any of the following awards: Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, Official of the Year or the Award of Merit. You may also nominate an outstanding team for Team of the Year. This is a chance to recognize the outstanding people in your organization. Recipients will be honoured at a special event later in the year.  HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARDS NOMINATION FORM >


 

TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES RAFFLE

Throughout the hockey season many team focus fundraising efforts on a charity of choice to support. We hope you will consider your teammates at the Hockey Alberta Foundation as your hockey charity of choice. We have launched the Teammates helping Teammates raffle in support of the Every Kid Every Community Grant Program. There are only 100 tickets available, with two identical grand prizes available: 25 tickets to the Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks game on Friday, March 29, and transportation via motorcoach to and from Scotiabank Saddledome. Tickets are available for $100 each and can be purchased by cash, cheque or credit card by contacting the Hockey Alberta Foundation office or completing the online form. 


ARE YOU READY TO VOLUNTEER AT THE ALLAN CUP?

The Lacombe Generals are hosting the 2019 Canadian Senior AAA hockey championship - the Viking Projects Allan Cup, April 8-13 in Lacombe. If you are interested in tickets, sponsorship or being a Volunteer at the event, email info@generalshockey.ca or check out the Generals’ website. GO TO THE WEBSITE >


 

JOIN THE FLAMES OR HITMEN TO WRAP UP YOUR SEASON

The Calgary Flames and Calgary Hitmen want to help your team celebrate the season with some special Minor Hockey Association ticket packages. With the Flames, your team can hold its Wrap Up Team Party at a Flames game for a special party price that includes game ticket, reserved area for your team pre-game, and exclusive food and beverage options. For the Hitmen, check out the Corral Series Minor Hockey Team Party options.

FLAMES’ PARTY OPTIONS >  HITMEN PARTY OPTIONS >


 

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:01

January 10, 2019


 

REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2019 ALBERTA CUP

Registration is now open for 2004-born male athletes to participate in one of three Regional selection camps for the 2019 Alberta Cup. The Alberta Cup is being held in Red Deer, at the new Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, April 24-28. The 2019 event has a new structure, with six teams competing in a tournament format. REGIONAL CAMP REGISTRATION >


LESSONS FROM BEHIND THE GLASS 

Being a a parent in minor hockey can be a challenging role. Hockey Alberta is pleased to present information on a variety of topics to help parents as they try to provide the most positive hockey experience possible for their children. Check out the Parents tab at the Hockey Alberta website. Resources include the Lessons from Behind the Glass video series by Allyson Tufts. She has lived the life of a hockey mom, and wants to help you navigate the path. INFO FOR PARENTS >


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE GLOBAL GAME 

Hockey Alberta, in partnership with Hockey Canada and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), is hosting the Global Game on the weekend of February 16-17 in Calgary. The Global Game is an IIHF initiative focused on uniting female hockey players across the globe through sport in this one, global continuous game. There are 16 positions available for bantam-aged players in Alberta (10 forwards, four defense, two goalies). Participants must be Hockey Alberta/Hockey Canada registered at the Bantam Female A or B level this season. GLOBAL GAME REGISTRATION >


EKEC SPEAKER SERIES COMING TO VEGREVILLE

The Hockey Alberta Foundation, in conjunction with Vegreville Minor Hockey and KidSport Vegreville, is bringing the Every Kid Every Community (EKEC) Speaker Series to Vegreville. The evening will feature former NHL players Rob Brown and Jason Strudwick in a candid Hockey Hot Stove. TICKET INFO >


EKEC GRANT DEADLINE IS JANUARY 31

The deadline for second quarter applications for the Every Kid Every Community grants will be accepted until Thursday, January 31. APPLY NOW >


PAT QUINN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Hockey Canada Foundation has launched the Pat Quinn Scholarship Fund to honour the long-time coach and Team Canada legend. The fund will provide assistance to student-athletes in pursuit of a post-graduate professional designation. Applications are open to Canadian citizens from March 17 to June 30 of each calendar year. MORE INFORMATION >


CHL/NHL TOP PROSPECTS GAME - MINOR HOCKEY TICKET OFFER

The stars of tomorrow are coming to Red Deer with the 2019 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on January 23 at the Centrium. A special ticket offer is available for minor hockey teams - $30 Youth tickets (17 years and younger), a savings of $10. Go to ticketsalberta.com and use the promo code TPG to purchase. TOP PROSPECTS TICKETS >


 

TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES RAFFLE

Throughout the hockey season many teams, focus fundraising efforts on a charity of choice to support. We hope you will consider your teammates at the Hockey Alberta Foundation as your hockey charity of choice. We have launched the Teammates helping Teammates raffle in support of the Every Kid Every Community Grant Program. There are only 100 tickets available. Tickets are available for $100 each and can be purchased by cash, cheque or credit card by contacting the Hockey Alberta Foundation office or completing the online form. 


The Brooks Bandits are hosting Hockey Canada’s National Junior A Championship, May 11-19 at the Centennial Regional Arena. If you are interested in being a Volunteer at the event, REGISTER HERE TO VOLUNTEER >.
Ticket packages are still available for the event through the Hockey Canada website. BUY YOUR TICKETS >

 


ICE TIMES Edition 18:22

December 6, 2018


INTRODUCING TEAM ALBERTA

 

Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the Team Alberta roster for the 2019 U18 Female and U16 Male teams that will represent the province at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer.

 

U18 Female > I U16 Male >


ENTER TO WIN TICKETS AND TRANSPORTATION FOR YOUR TEAM TO WATCH CWHL ACTION IN RED DEER

 

 

Hockey Alberta in partnership with the CWHL are giving one minor hockey team the opportunity to attend the December 15, 2018 CWHL Matchup in Red Deer. The Calgary Inferno take on the Toronto Furies at the brand new Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

 

Included is round-trip transportation on a 50 passenger motorcoach along with 50 tickets to the game.

 

Find the above photo featured on our social media platforms and follow the instructions on the post to enter your team. Twitter > I Facebook > I Instagram >

 


CWHL GAME DAY SPEAKER SERIES - RED DEER

 

Hockey Alberta is inviting all coaches involved in female hockey to join the CWHL Game Day Speaker Seminar at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre on December 15. This session will include an information seminar about coaching in female hockey with Barry Medori, Hockey Alberta’s High Performance Coach Mentor.

 

This session includes a seminar starting at 5:00 pm (before the CWHL game at 7:00 pm) and a short debrief following the game. The session is $15 and it includes a ticket to the CWHL game featuring the Calgary Inferno and the Toronto Furies. Register >


IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO ALBERTA

 

 

Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), has awarded the 45th edition of the international tournament to the cities of Edmonton and Red Deer. More Information >


COACH OF THE MONTH - NOVEMBER

 

 

 

Hockey Alberta’s November Coach of the Month, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel, is Danielle Wheeler of Stettler.

 

A former Canadian Women’s Hockey League player, Danielle has been coaching since 2009, and currently coaches both the Stettler Novice Green and Stettler Novice Mites Grey teams. She also serves as the Registrar for Stettler Minor Hockey. Learn more about Danielle >

 

Nominate your coach for coach of the month >


TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES - SEND YOUR TEAM TO SEE THE CALGARY FLAMES

 

 

 

Throughout the hockey season many teams, focus fundraising efforts on a charity of choice to support. We hope you will consider your teammates at the Hockey Alberta Foundation as your hockey charity of choice.

 

We have launched the Teammates helping Teammates raffle in support of the Every Kid Every Community Grant Program. There are only 100 tickets available. Tickets are available for $100 each and can be purchased by cash, cheque or credit card by contacting the Hockey Alberta Foundation office or completing the online form. 

 

Contest Rules >


 

ICE TIMES Edition 18:21

November 22, 2018


LESSONS FROM BEHIND THE GLASS: ALLYSON TUFTS TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

 

Allyson Tufts, author of Lessons from Behind the Glass, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Hockey Alberta Annual General Meeting.

 

A book designed specifically for parents with a child in organized sports, Lessons from Behind the Glass outlines the ups and downs that come from being a hockey parent, based on Tuft’s first-hand experience as a hockey mom.

 

MHAs and club teams still have time to sign up for the Hockey Alberta AGM, which runs Friday and Saturday in Red Deer. Register >


SHOP HOCKEY ALBERTA MERCHANDISE FOR BLACK FRIDAY!

 

 

Use coupon code ’SUPERBLACK’ to earn 20% off your purchase in the Hockey Alberta Shoppe for Black Friday. This coupon code is valid until November 26th, 2018. Shop the Shoppe >


TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR CWHL ACTION ON ALBERTA FEMALE HOCKEY DAY

 

Registration is presently open for Female Hockey Day. The day will feature on and off-ice development sessions for players, coaches, and officials – all to celebrate female hockey. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join. Help celebrate Female Hockey Day >

 

To help us celebrate,  and to conclude a full day of Female Hockey Day activities, the Calgary Inferno will host the Toronto Furies in a Canadian Women’s Hockey League game. Join us as some of the best female hockey players in the world battle here in Red Deer.  Purchase Tickets >


CHEVROLET GOOD DEEDS CUP - STILL TIME TO SIGN UP

 

 

There is still time for peewee coaches to register their team to receive a free team kit for being a part of the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup. Peewee teams in the province are encouraged to have their team’s head coach sign up online to receive the team kit today! Team Kit Registration >

 

Peewee coaches who have already registered their teams for the Good Deeds Cup program are encouraged to submit their team’s entry for the Good Deeds Cup for the chance to win prize pack from Chevrolet that includes a profile feature on Hockey Night in Canada. Good Deeds Cup Submission >


FORD DRILLS AND SKILLS CONTEST FOR NOVICE, ATOM, PEEWEE HOCKEY TEAMS

 

 

Ford is encouraging youth playing in the Novice, Atom and Peewee levels to ‘Go Further’ by getting involved in their community. Teams can tell us how they are giving back by entering on the Ford Drills and Skills website before January 31st for a chance to win a day of training at Rogers Place. Contest Information & Registration >


TICKET PACKAGES AVAILABLE - WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE DEC 9-16 IN BONNYVILLE 

 

 

The World Junior A Challenge - a showcase of Canadian and international Junior A talent - is returning to Bonnyville, December 9-16. Since the tournament’s inception more than 230 NHL draft picks have played in the event.Ticket packages are still available for your chance to see some of the next stars in the NHL. Purchase Tickets >


VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGN

 

 

Kids from across Canada submitted entries to the Boston Pizza Design a Mask contest. Four finalists have been selected and the public can vote for their favourite online until November 27. Cast your vote >


I GOT MIND - ALBERTA TOUR DATES

 

 

Mental Illness is a growing issue in the world of sports, including stress, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. The I Got Mind Tour features current and retired athletes sharing stories of mental illness, and what they did to begin the path to recovery.

 

Featured speakers are former NHL goalie and HNIC analyst Kelly Hrudey, Olympic Gold Medalist Kerrin Lee-Gartner, former NHL defenceman (and founder of I Got Mind) Bob Wilkie, and a former Alberta Cup participant Caleb Wyrostock. Shawn O’Grady (Director Pre-Adolescent Treatment program at Hull Services) sheds light as to what happens in the brain of young athletes who deal with traumatic events in their pursuit of their athletic goals.

 

Athletes, parents and coaches can join the I Got Mind discussion at several locations across Alberta. Edmonton is the next tour stop, November 29, at the Oasis Centre, while dates have also been set for Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and Airdrie. Contact sadie@igotmind.ca for team discount tickets, or check the website for more info or tickets.   I GOT MIND TOUR >

 


ICE TIMES Edition 18:20

November 8, 2018


 

NOVEMBER 9 - DEADLINE FOR ALBERTA CUP AND PEEWEE PROSPECTS CUP COACH AND TRAINER APPLICATIONS

 

Hockey Alberta is seeking head coaches, assistant coaches and trainers for each of the teams participating in the Alberta Cup and Peewee Prospects Cup events that will be happening in late April and early May. All applications from interested candidates must be received by November 9. 

 

PEEWEE PROSPECTS APPLICATIONS >    ALBERTA CUP APPLICATIONS >


 

 

PLAYERS BENCH TEAM APPAREL COACH OF THE MONTH

 

Hockey Alberta’s October Coach of the Month, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel, is Dan Cavanagh of Calgary. Learn more about Dan >

 

Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce Players Bench Team Apparel as the new sponsor of the Coach of the Month Award. The Coach of the Month award is presented every month during the Minor Hockey season, based on nominations submitted to Hockey Alberta. Nominate a coach today >


 

 

REGISTER NOW FOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

Hockey Alberta’s 111th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24 in Red Deer.

 

The event will consist of presentations, information seminars and discussion forums for Executive Members of Minor Hockey Associations, Sports Schools and Junior/Senior Club Teams, as well as Executive Members of our sanctioned leagues. Register Now >


 

 

YOU’RE INVITED TO HELP CELEBRATE FEMALE HOCKEY DAY

 

Registration is now open for Hockey Alberta’s inaugural Female Hockey Day, Saturday, December 15 – with everything happening at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer. The day will feature on and off-ice development sessions for female players, coaches, and officials – all to celebrate female hockey. There will be a Try Hockey event for females who have never played hockey. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join.

 

To help us celebrate, and to conclude a full day of Female Hockey Day activities, the Calgary Inferno will host the Toronto Furies in a Canadian Women’s Hockey League game.

 

Get your friends and teammates together and register now for the events ongoing throughout the day.  FEMALE HOCKEY DAY REGISTRATION >


 

 

 

ALBERTA CHALLENGE AWARDED TO LEDUC

 

Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the 2019 Alberta Challenge will be hosted in Leduc, May 1-5, 2019. Regional Camps for the 2019 Alberta Challenge are set for April 5-7 in Fort Saskatchewan (North) and Cochrane (South). Registration for Regional Camps opens in January.

 

Applications are now being accepted for head coaches, assistant coaches and trainers with the participating teams at the Alberta Challenge. APPLY NOW >

 


 

 

DODGE CARAVAN KIDS - SUPPORTING OUR NOVICE TEAMS

 

NOVICE TEAMS - Don’t miss out on the Dodge Caravan Kids Program, which provides up to $500 in funding and access to exclusive benefits for your team. Dodge Caravan Kids is a joint effort between participating minor hockey associations and Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram retailers. Sign up your team today!


 

 

CHEVROLET GOOD DEEDS CUP - SUPPORTING OUR PEEWEE TEAMS 

 

The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup is well underway this season, with hundreds of Peewee coaches in Alberta applying to receive their Team Kit. Every kit is a premium coach’s hockey bag that comes with 10 practice pucks, 24 lace bracelets, 20 emblem stickers and 20 vehicle decals. PLEASE NOTE: The head coach of the Peewee team must submit the registration form. Don’t delay, apply today before kits run out. Coach’s Kit Signup >


 

 

HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER

 

The NHL and NHLPA are encouraging teams across Canada to take part in their Hockey Fights Cancer Campaign. If your team signs up to be part of HFC Assist, you can be provided official HFC helmet decals and lavender stick tape. Share your stories and your passion for Hockey Fights Cancer with hockey’s biggest team! Email hockeyfightscancer@cancer.ca  


 

 

I GOT MIND TOUR

 

Mental Illness is a growing issue in the world of sports, including stress, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. The I Got Mind Tour features current and retired athletes sharing stories of mental illness, and what they did to begin the path to recovery.

 

Featured speakers are former NHL goalie and HNIC analyst Kelly Hrudey, Olympic Gold Medalist Kerrin Lee-Gartner, former NHL defenceman (and founder of I Got Mind) Bob Wilkie, and a former Alberta Cup participant Caleb Wyrostock. Shawn O’Grady (Director Pre-Adolescent Treatment program at Hull Services) sheds light as to what happens in the brain of young athletes who deal with traumatic events in their pursuit of their athletic goals.

 

Athletes, parents and coaches can join the I Got Mind team in Edmonton on November 29 at the Oasis Centre for an entertaining and educational evening. Contact sadie@igotmind.ca for team discount tickets, or check the website for more info or tickets.  I GOT MIND TOUR >


 

 

PART TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY - PARALYMPIC SPORTS ASSOCIATION

 

The Paralympic Sports Association is looking to hire a Program Assistant for their organization. Learn more about this opportunity >


ICE TIMES Edition 18:19

Oct 25, 2018


 

INFORMATION BULLETINS 18:05 AND 18:06 

 

Hockey Alberta is hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24 in Red Deer.

 

Please refer to Information Bulletins 18:05 and 18:06 for updates pertaining to the AGM, including accommodation and schedule details, as well as nominations and a notice of motion.

 

Bulletin 18:05 > I Bulletin 18:06 >


CELEBRATING 20+ YEARS

 

 

Hockey Alberta is proud to celebrate the contributions of staff member Tim Leer, for his more than 20 years with our organization. Tim started at Hockey Alberta on August 1, 1997, and since then has held numerous roles. Currently he is the Executive Director of the Hockey Alberta Foundation. In recognition of more than two decades at Hockey Alberta, CEO Rob Litwinski presented Tim with an engraved hockey stick. Congratulations Tim!


EKEC SPEAKER SERIES RETURNS TO LETHBRIDGE

 

 

The Hockey Alberta Foundation with support from Kirks Tirecraft, Lethbridge Hurricanes and ATB Wealth are bringing another Every Kid Every Community (EKEC) Speaker Series event to Lethbridge. The afternoon will feature Lethbridge Broncos’ alumni Bryan Trottier and Brian Sutter. Trottier, a former New York Islander and Stanley Cup champion, will share stories with Sutter, the former St.Louis Blues captain, in a Hockey Hot Stove. 

 

Tickets for the event are $50 for individuals or $400 for a table of 8 and include a beverage, appetizers, entrance to the event and a game day ticket to see the Lethbridge Hurricanes take on the Medicine Hat Tigers. More Information/Tickets > 


2019 ALBERTA CUP COACH AND TRAINER APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

 

 

An exciting opportunity awaits coaches and trainers across the province, as Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for coaches and trainers for the 2019 Alberta Cup.

 

Hockey Alberta is seeking one head coach, two assistant coaches and one trainer for each of the six Alberta Cup teams. More Information >


2019 PEEWEE PROSPECTS CUP RETURNS TO LETHBRIDGE

 

 

The Peewee Prospects Cup will return to Lethbridge in 2019 and Hockey Alberta is now accepting coaching applications for the tournament.

 

Hockey Alberta is seeking one head coach and two assistant coaches for each of the eight Peewee Prospects Cup teams. More Information >

 


FEMALE HOCKEY DAY - DECEMBER 15

 

 

December 15 will mark the inaugural Female Hockey Day. Hosted in Red Deer, the day will feature on and off ice development sessions for players, coaches, and officials – all to celebrate female hockey. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join.

 

To help us celebrate, the CWHL’s Calgary Inferno will be facing off against the Toronto Furies on Female Hockey Day at the brand new Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.


DODGE CARAVAN KIDS RETURNS FOR NOVICE HOCKEY TEAMS

 

The Dodge Caravan Kids Program is a joint effort between participating minor hockey associations and Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram retailers that provides up to $500 in funding and access to exclusive hockey benefits to novice level hockey teams across Canada. More Information >


 GOOD DEEDS CUP RETURNS FOR PEEWEE HOCKEY TEAMS

 

 

The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup is back for 2018-19, and Peewee coaches in Alberta can now register to receive their Team Kit. Every kit is a premium coach’s hockey bag that comes with 10 practice pucks, 24 lace bracelets, 20 emblem stickers and 20 vehicle decals. Coach’s Kit Signup >


LIL’ OILERS EXPANDS

 

 

This season, Lil’ Oilers will not only return to Edmonton to host 350 first-time players, but will also expand north in Oil Country, offering 100 spots for first-time skaters aged 4-8 in the Grande Prairie area. This program will be led by Oilers Alumni and three-time Stanley Cup Champion, Colin Fraser. Eligible children will be selected via lottery to participate in the program. The lottery will be open from November 1, 2018 until November 30, 2018. More Information/Application >


TRAINING DAY CONTEST FOR MINOR HOCKEY TEAMS

 

 

BC Tree Fruits is proud to partner with the Western Hockey League to present the BC Tree Fruits Training Day contest, providing one lucky minor hockey team in Western Canada with the opportunity to lace up their skates for a practice with their local WHL Club.

 

Get your teammates together and take a picture enjoying some delicious BC Tree Fruits apples. Show your best apple face and submit that photo with a contest entry form. Enter the contest >



ICE TIMES Edition 18:18

October 11, 2018


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

 

Hockey Alberta’s 111th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24 in Red Deer.

 

The meeting will consist of presentations, information seminars and discussion forums for Executive Members of Minor Hockey Associations, Sports Schools and Junior/Senior Club Teams, as well as Executive Members of our sanctioned leagues. Register Now >


EKEC SPEAKER SERIES RETURNS TO LETHBRIDGE

 

 

The Hockey Alberta Foundation with support from Kirks Tirecraft, Lethbridge Hurricanes and ATB Wealth are bringing another Every Kid Every Community (EKEC) Speaker Series event to Lethbridge. The afternoon will feature Lethbridge Broncos’ alumni Bryan Trottier and Brian Sutter. Trottier, a former New York Islander and Stanley Cup champion, will share stories with Sutter, the former St.Louis Blues captain, in a Hockey Hot Stove. 

 

Tickets for the event are $50 for individuals or $400 for a table of 8 and include a beverage, appetizers, entrance to the event and a game day ticket to see the Lethbridge Hurricanes take on the Medicine Hat Tigers. More Information/Tickets >


2019 ALBERTA CUP COACH AND TRAINER APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

 

 

An exciting opportunity awaits coaches and trainers across the province, as Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for coaches and trainers for the 2019 Alberta Cup.

 

Hockey Alberta is seeking one head coach, two assistant coaches and one trainer for each of the six Alberta Cup teams. More Information >


HOST A PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN YOUR COMMUNITY

 

 

Hockey Alberta is now accepting bids from Minor Hockey Associations interested in hosting the 2019 Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial. Download Bid Guidelines >


 

ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME - NOMINATIONS OPEN UNTIL NOVEMBER 30

 

 

The Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame (AHHF) recognizes those individuals, groups and teams who have made a significant contribution to the game of hockey in Alberta through regional, national, or international accomplishments, or who have contributed to the growth and development of the game in Alberta.

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the Induction Class of 2019. More Information >


 EKEC GRANT DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 31

 

 

The deadline for 1st quarter applications for the Every Kid Every Community grants will be accepted until Wednesday, October 31st. Apply Now >


DODGE CARAVAN KIDS RETURNS FOR NOVICE HOCKEY TEAMS

 

The Dodge Caravan Kids Program is a joint effort between participating minor hockey associations and Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram retailers that provides up to $500 in funding and access to exclusive hockey benefits to novice level hockey teams across Canada. More Information >


 GOOD DEEDS CUP RETURNS FOR PEEWEE HOCKEY TEAMS

 

 

The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup is back for 2018-19, and Peewee coaches in Alberta can now register to receive their Team Kit. Every kit is a premium coach’s hockey bag that comes with 10 practice pucks, 24 lace bracelets, 20 emblem stickers and 20 vehicle decals. Coach’s Kit Signup >


SLEDGE HOCKEY IN CENTRAL ALBERTA

 

 

The Paralympic Sports Association has started a new Sledge Hockey Program for Central Alberta. The program, operating in Red Deer, is available for participants of all ages looking to learn and improve their sledge hockey skills. The program will run out of the GH Dawe Arena on Fridays and the Kinex Arena on Sundays. Sleds and sticks are provided. More Information >


 

ICE TIMES Edition 18:17

Sept 27, 2018


WELCOME TO THE START OF A NEW HOCKEY SEASON

 

 

2018-19 marks the 111th season of Hockey Alberta as the governing body of amateur hockey in this Province.  Each of these years comes with the same new sense of excitement for all of us involved in the game.  The Ice Times newsletter has become one of the key communication platforms to our membership and the entire hockey community in Alberta. This edition of the newsletter not only serves as a kick-off for this season, but also outlines important changes, including regulation and playing rule revisions. It also highlights initiatives and programs both new and continuing that Hockey Alberta offers to facilitate growth for our minor hockey associations, along with players, coaches, officials and parents.

 

As our organization continues to strive towards our vision of “Hockey For Life”, we owe gratitude to our volunteers for continuing to push our game forward.  Each year hockey is driven by the countless volunteers giving back thousands of hours to the game across the province for all ages and levels of hockey.  Thank you to our stakeholders who help make each season successful.  We are excited to work on our new initiatives this season and tackle the challenges in front of us.   Our entire organization is excited to execute the following initiatives, which focus on key stakeholders in the game who help lead to the positive hockey experience we want everyone to have. 

  • To create new opportunities, and continue the existing ones within our Alberta Coach Development plan. A plan that is implemented province wide to improve leadership and educational opportunities for Alberta coaches 
  • To continue the alignment of Alberta’s Officiating Model
  • To advance our Alberta ONE hockey system alignment model to provide consistent operations in leagues and associations; and the review of Provincial Championship format
  • To launch the Parent Engagement Strategy, which will include resources to assist us to be better sport parents
  • To further the Member Standards Model which is a dedicated program to help guide, serve and develop all aspects of our members
  • To continue, in partnership with the Hockey Alberta Foundation, finding new ways to add resources to growing the game and finding ways to enhance the opportunities for more Albertans to experience hockey and stay in the game

This season also marks two unique events for Hockey Alberta.  We enter the first season in our new home inside the beautiful Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre located in Red Deer College. We are very excited for the opportunities this facility brings for Hockey Alberta.  This season will also see Alberta, and host city Red Deer, welcome the nation as host of the Canada Winter Games.  This is the first time since 1995 it has been hosted in our province.

 

I would like to personally extend well wishes to everyone across Alberta and hope that you all have a memorable hockey experience as we enter another season.  We look forward to being with you every step of the way.

 

Yours in hockey,

Rob Litwinksi, CEO


REGULATION AMENDMENTS

 

 

 

Hockey Alberta has implemented a number of regulation amendments for the 2018-19 season for the following areas:

  • Intro to Hockey
  • Minor Hockey
  • Junior & Senior Hockey
  • Sports Schools
  • Sledge Hockey
  • AA Hockey
  • Female Hockey ADM
  • Male Hockey ADM

To learn more about these amendments, please click here.


COACHING CLINICS

 

 

Hockey Alberta offers a variety of Coach Clinics targeted to the age and level of athletes coaches are leading. View Clinics >

 

MHAs and Club Teams must ensure that all teams and/or groups meet the requirements outlined by Hockey Alberta before November 15. Any team/group that does not meet the requirements outlined within the Hockey Alberta Regulations is not eligible to participate in sanctioned hockey games. Coach Requirements >


OFFICIATING

 

 

Fall is an important time of year for Officials in Alberta. Clinic season is in full swing and Hockey Alberta offers a number of officiating clinics throughout the province. For a listing of these clinics, please visit Hockey Canada’s EHOCKEY website. 

 

*Please note that Hockey Canada has made rule changes for the 2018 season forward to improve the game for all participants. More Information >

 

Structure Changes > I 2018-2020 Hockey Canada Rulebook > 


INTRO TO HOCKEY

 

 

Hockey Alberta’s Intro to Hockey Model, for all players aged 5-8 years, will be in effect for the 2019-20 season. It replaces previous models and programming at the Novice and Initiation levels. However, Minor Hockey Associations can opt to make the switch, or undertake a transition process, during the 2018-19 season.  More Information >


FEMALE HOCKEY DAY

 

 

Mark your calendars. December 15 will mark the inaugural Female Hockey Day. Hosted in Red Deer, the day will feature on and off ice development sessions for players, coaches, and officials – all to celebrate female hockey. More details will be released shortly, but to help us celebrate, the Calgary Inferno will be facing off against the Toronto Furies at 7:00 PM in CWHL action! All ages and skill levels are welcome to join! We hope that you can help us circle the date on the calendar and plan on being in Red Deer to show the hockey world #WhyWePlay


WE HAVE MOVED

 

 

Hockey Alberta has completed the transition to our new home in the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre at Red Deer College. While our phone numbers remain the same, the mailing address/directions to our office are now different. More Information/How to reach us >


 

 

ICE TIMES Edition 18:16

September 6, 2018


THE FIRST SHIFT - COMING TO A COMMUNITY NEAR YOU

 

 

Do you have a child aged 6-10 that is ready to fall in love with hockey? Registration is open for the 2018-19 Canadian Tire First Shift, a learn to play program for new to hockey players. For just $199, players receive brand new head-to-toe equipment and six weeks of on-ice instruction.

 

First Shift Locations > I Register for First Shift in Red Deer >


SLEDGE HOCKEY SEASON KICK-OFF

 

 

Hockey Alberta is bringing a sledge hockey specific player development camp and Coach 2 – Coach Level clinic to Calgary September 15-16.

 

The player development camp will accommodate players of all ages and skill levels, featuring a combination of on-ice skill development and game-play sessions. The coach clinic emphasizes basic skills and the importance of having players develop confidence, self-esteem and a love for the game. More Information >


HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC

 

 

The Every Kid Every Community program has $107,719 coming its way, thanks to the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Awards Gala and Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic, presented by ATB Investor Services. More Information >


GLENCROSS INVITATIONAL ROUGHSTOCK RODEO

 

 

Congratulations to the Curtis Glencross and Friends Committee on another very successful event this year! The two day event raised money for the Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community Program. The Hockey Alberta Foundation would like to thank Curtis and the Committee for their continued support.


JOIN THE FUN! WORLD GIRLS HOCKEY WEEKEND

 

 

Female hockey teams across Alberta are encouraged to take part in the 2018 World Girls Hockey Weekend. This will be a 3-day, cross Canada skills event that any team, group or association can take part in at any time during the weekend! Anyone running a practice that weekend or looking to host a development ice time are encouraged to join. The age-appropriate practice plans are already created and will be sent to the host/coach through the Hockey Canada Network App

 

Click here for more information and to register your team’s event for World Girls Hockey Weekend >


EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY SPEAKER SERIES

 

 

Does your Minor Hockey Association want to host NHL alumni for an evening of hockey stories and entertainment? The Every Kid Every Community Speaker Series is a chance to meet and interact with alumni while raising money that will go back to your community. If you are interested in hosting or would like more information on the event, please click here or email foundation@hockeyalberta.ca.


AHHF NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

 

 

Nominations are now open for the 2019 AHHF Induction Class. A maximum of seven inductees will be recognized, including up to six individuals and/or two teams or groups. More Information >


YOUR DONATIONS MATCHED UP TO 50%

 

 

The Hockey Alberta Foundation is about YOU, our TEAMMATE, helping others become teammates. To make a donation to support kids in Alberta who would otherwise not have access to the game, please click here! All donations will be matched up to 50% by the Shaw Birdies for Kids to help get more kids into the game. Donate >


ICE TIMES Edition 18:15


August 9, 2018

A WEEKEND FOCUSING ON DEVELOPMENT FOR COACHES, OFFICIALS AND PLAYERS

 

 

As the Hlinka Gretzky Cup continues in Edmonton this weekend, Hockey Alberta is offering numerous events to promote player, coach and official development, in conjunction with the Centre ICE Summit.

 

The weekend kicks off with the Alberta Built Coach Seminar, which runs all day Friday and Saturday at MacEwan University. The seminar is a rare opportunity for more than 100 Alberta coaches to participate in presentations from top level coaches, and internationally-renowned experts in the fields of coaching and player development. The list of presenters includes: Todd McLellan and Glen Gulutzan (Edmonton Oilers); Paul Dennis (University of Toronto); John Dunn (University of Alberta); Dr. Stephen Norris (iMobius Ingenuity Inc.); Richard Monette (Active for Life); and panel discussions, including an IIHF panel with guest speakers from Slovakia, Germany and Switzerland.

 

Friday afternoon and evening features a special development opportunity for Hockey Alberta officials. The event features a 90-minute on-ice session led by Dave Smith, the NHL Officials Director of Fitness. Also included is a 60-minute classroom session with presentations from Hockey Alberta, the WHL, and other guest presenters.

 

On Saturday and Sunday, player development will take centre stage as Hockey Alberta, in partnership with the Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG), will host the first ever Summer ICE Jamboree for novice players. The event, open to any players born in 2010 and 2011, will be structured according to Hockey Alberta’s new Intro to Hockey model which focuses on long-term player development by utilizing smaller ice surfaces to enhance skating, passing, shooting and overall touches of the puck. Games will be ongoing throughout the weekend at the Downtown Community Arena.

 

HOCKEYALBERTA.CA >

ICE TIMES Edition 18:14

July 26, 2018


TEAM ALBERTA U18 FEMALE & U16 MALE SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

Twenty-eight female athletes and thirty-five male athletes from across Alberta are moving forward on the Road to Red Deer.

 

Hockey Alberta has announced its shortlist roster for the Team Alberta U16 Male squad that will participate in the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer. The shortlist includes five goaltenders, 10 defence, and 20 forwards. U16 Male Shortlist >

 

Also announced is the U18 Female shortlist roster for the squad that will participate in the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer. The shortlist includes three goaltenders, nine defence, and 16 forwards. U18 Female Shortlist >


ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2018 INDUCTED

 

 

Grant Fuhr, Wally Kozak, Ron MacLean, Mike Vernon, and 1991 Team Alberta U18 Female and 1999 Team Alberta U16 Male were enshrined in Alberta’s hockey history on Sunday night at the AHHF Awards Gala, held at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. More >


FEMALE SKILLS CAMPS COMING TO CALGARY & RED DEER

 

 

Hockey Alberta is bringing a Female Skills Development Camp to Calgary and Red Deer this August.

 

These camps will focus specifically on female hockey players and providing the skills/development needed for unlocking athlete potential. The camps feature multiple on-ice skill development as well as multiple off-ice multi-sport sessions. More >


SUPER SKILL CAMPS COMING TO CALGARY, GRANDE PRAIRIE AND RED DEER

 

 

Registration is now open for the Hockey Alberta Super Skills Development Camps taking place in Calgary, Grande Prairie and Red Deer this August.

 

The camp, with a focus on individual skill development for participants on and off the ice, will feature drills in conjunction with Power Edge Pro and activities that incorporate activities such as golf, soccer and basketball. More >


ICE TIMES Edition 18:13

July 12, 2018


HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION CASINO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

 

 

The Hockey Alberta Foundation is hosting a casino at the Grand Villa Casino in Edmonton on Friday July 20th to Saturday, July 21st. Shifts run from 6:00 pm – 3:00 am with meals provided. If you are interested in volunteering for a casino shift, please contact Holly Martin at hmartin@hockeyalberta.ca.


ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTION GALA

 

 

We would be honoured if you would join us in celebrating the accomplishments of this year’s AHHF induction class. Tickets are still available! For more information please visit our website.

 

If you cannot attend but would still like to support the event, we are accepting donations for silent and live auction items to support the EKEC Program. For more information about the EKEC Program and donating, please contact Tim Leer by phone at 403-342-6777.


GOALTENDER DEVELOPMENT CAMP - GRANDE PRAIRIE

 

 

Hockey Alberta’s Goaltender Development Camp is coming to Grande Prairie from July 30 - August 2 for Atom, Peewee and Bantam aged goalies. The focus of this camp is on the development of goaltender specific skills and the mental/physical aspects of the game. More Information >


FEMALE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT - CALGARY

 

 

Hockey Alberta is bringing a Female Skills Development Camp to Calgary on August 10-12 for Novice, Atom, and Peewee aged players! More >


SUMMER SUPER SKILLS CAMPS COMING TO CALGARY, GRANDE PRAIRIE & RED DEER

 

 

Registration is now open for the Hockey Alberta Super Skills Development Camps taking place in Calgary, Grande Prairie and Red Deer this August.

 

The Hockey Alberta Super Skills Development Camp focuses on individual skill development on and off the ice. The camp costs $499 and includes five full days of on and off ice activities for participants. More >


THE FIRST SHIFT 

 

 

The First Shift is a truly unique experience designed to help your child fall in love with hockey before you buy all the gear. The six-week learn to play program focuses on having fun while learning basic skills. Registration is just $199, which includes full head-to-toe equipment.

 

Red Deer Registration > I All Alberta Locations >


ICE TIMES Edition 18:12

June 14, 2018


SUPER SKILLS SUMMER DEVELOPMENT CAMPS

 

 

Hockey Alberta’s Super Skills Development Camp is being hosted in Grande Prairie, Calgary and Red Deer this August. This week-long camp will focus on individual skill development on and off the ice. On-ice drills focus on skating, puck control, passing and shooting.  Off-ice sessions will work on agility, balance and coordination.

 

Grande Prairie > I Calgary > I Red Deer >


TEAM ALBERTA U18 FEMALE SUMMER CAMP ROSTERS

 

Hockey Alberta has extended invitations to 46 athletes born in 2001-2003 to compete at Team Alberta’s U18 Female Summer Development Camp, which runs July 10-15 in Camrose. More Information >


GOALTENDER DEVELOPMENT CAMP - GRANDE PRAIRIE

 

 

Hockey Alberta’s Goaltender Development Camp is coming to Grande Prairie from July 30 - August 2 for Atom, Peewee and Bantam aged goalies. The focus of this camp is on the development of goaltender specific skills and the mental/physical aspects of the game. More Information >


AUCTION ITEM DONATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

 

 

The Hockey Alberta Foundation is looking for companies, groups or individuals who would like to become a TEAMMATE of the Every Kid Every Community (EKEC) program and provide support in raising funds for our great cause. Donations are being accepted for the silent and live auctions being held during the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Induction and Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic.

 

If you are interested in providing an auction item for either event, please contact Holly Martin at hmartin@hockeyalberta.ca.


OFFICIALS AWARDS PRESENTED

 

 

Hockey Alberta and the Official’s Committee are pleased to announce award and scholarship winners for the 2017-18 season, including Ernie Boruk Award winner Kumail Moledina (Edmonton), and Dave Ganley Award winner Gary Goreniuk (Bonnyville). For a full list of award and scholarship recipients, click here


YOUR DONATIONS MATCHED UP TO 50%

 

 

The Hockey Alberta Foundation is about YOU, our TEAMMATE, helping others become teammates. To make a donation to support kids in Alberta who would otherwise not have access to the game, please click here! All donations will be matched up to 50% by the Shaw Birdies for Kids to help get more kids into the game.


HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION CASINO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

 

 

The Hockey Alberta Foundation is hosting a casino at the Grand Villa Casino in Edmonton on Friday July 20th to Saturday, July 21st. Shifts run from 6:00pm – 1:30am with meals provided. If you are interested in volunteering for a casino shift, please contact Holly Martin at hmartin@hockeyalberta.ca.


CALLING ATOM HOCKEY TEAMS

 

 

KZProductions has an upcoming project in which they’re hoping to feature Atom hockey teams who gave back to their communities during the 2017-2018 season. If your Atom team is interested in taking part, please contact Karen Zylak. Contact Information >


ICE TIMES Edition 18:11

May 31, 2018


SUMMER ICE JAMBOREE FOR NOVICE PLAYERS

 

 

Hockey Alberta and Oilers Entertainment Group are partnering for a new Novice hockey event in Edmonton this August. Being held in conjunction with the Hlinka Gretzky Cup and Centre ICE Summit, the Summer ICE Jamboree will bring Novice hockey players from across Alberta together to be immersed in the excitement of international hockey and the thrill of learning and playing alongside new teammates. More Information >

 


AUCTION ITEM DONATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

 

 

The Hockey Alberta Foundation is looking for companies, groups or individuals who would like to become a TEAMMATE of the Every Kid Every Community (EKEC) program and provide support in raising funds for our great cause. Donations are being accepted for the silent and live auctions being held during the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Induction and Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic.

 

If you are interested in providing an auction item for either event, please contact Holly Martin at hmartin@hockeyalberta.ca.


DEVELOPMENT 1 - EDMONTON - JUNE 15 & 16

 

 

 

Hockey Alberta will be running an NCCP Development 1 coaching clinic at the Downtown Community Arena in Edmonton on June 15 & 16. NCCP Development 1 is a requirement for coaches working with Peewee, Bantam and Midget AA teams as well as Minor Midget AAA. This is a great opportunity for other coaches to improve their qualifications and learn more in-depth elements of the game. Register >


ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTION GALA

 

 

We would be honoured if you would join us in celebrating the accomplishments of this year’s AHHF induction class. Tickets are still available! For more information please visit our website.

 

If you cannot attend but would still like to support the event, program advertisements are available. For more information about program advertisements, please contact Tim Leer by phone at 403-342-6777.


 TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES - ATTENTION MINOR HOCKEY TEAMS

 

 

Does your team or Minor Hockey Association have funds remaining from the 2017-2018 season?  If so, consider making a donation to the Hockey Alberta Foundation on behalf of your team/association and the donation will be matched up to 50% through the Shaw Birdies for Kids program. Donations will go to the Every Kid Every Community Grant Program, which provides kids the chance to experience hockey, in many cases for the very first time. Donate >


HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION CASINO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

 

 

The Hockey Alberta Foundation is hosting a casino at the Grand Villa Casino in Edmonton on Friday July 20th to Saturday, July 21st. Shifts run from 6:00pm – 1:30am with meals provided. If you are interested in volunteering for a casino shift, please contact Holly Martin at hmartin@hockeyalberta.ca.


ICE TIMES Edition 18:10

May 17, 2018


DEVELOPMENT 1 - EDMONTON - JUNE 15 & 16

 

 

 

Hockey Alberta will be running an NCCP Development 1 coaching clinic at the Downtown Community Arena in Edmonton on June 15 & 16. NCCP Development 1 is a requirement for coaches working with Peewee, Bantam and Midget AA teams as well as Minor Midget AAA. This is a great opportunity for other coaches to improve their qualifications and learn more in-depth elements of the game. Register >


INTRO TO HOCKEY - ORDERING RINK DIVIDERS

 

 

 

With changes to the Initiation and Novice programs, Hockey Alberta recommends purchasing rink dividers to ensure the best experience possible for Intro to Hockey players. Hockey Alberta has arranged for special preferred pricing on Ice Divider Systems, Initiation-sized nets, and blue pucks through Athletica Sport Systems. Orders must be completed by June 1 to receive promotional pricing.

 

Contact: Paula Sealey – psealey@athletica.com – 519-747-1856 ext. 234.


POWER EDGE PRO TRAINING FOR MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS

 

 

Power Edge Pro (PEP) is Hockey Alberta’s official skill development partner, utilizing PEP’s proprietary Reactive Countering Training on-ice training system. Minor Hockey Associations can also benefit from Power Edge Pro, by working directly with them to assist in the development of  players and teams. Through PEP’s Youth Association Partnership program, minor hockey associations are provided with the coach training, teaching tools, and resources to ensure coaches of any skill level or experience can successfully instruct the PEP system to their players. Power Edge Pro MHA Information >


VOLUNTEER WITH HOCKEY ALBERTA

 

 

Volunteers are the faces of Hockey Alberta within their communities, positively representing themselves and the organization in regular encounters on a daily basis with participants in our sport. 

 

We are currently accepting applications to fill volunteer roles within our Operational Committees for the 2018-19 hockey season. More Information & Application >


TEAM ALBERTA U16 MALE SUMMER CAMP INVITES ANNOUNCED

Eighty male athletes from across Alberta have been invited to take the next step on the Road to Red Deer. More >


RESPECT IN SPORT RECERTIFICATION INFORMATION

 

 

As part the Parent Engagement Strategy, effective starting May 1 for the 2018-19 season, Hockey Alberta now requires Parents and Coaches/Team Officials to recertify their Respect in Sport every four seasons. More >


HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARDS - NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

 

 

Hockey Alberta recognizes the amazing work done by groups and individuals in the game of hockey every year through the Hockey Alberta Awards Program. Nominate an incredible member of your hockey community before May 31. More Information & Nomination Form >


LIMITED SPACE REMAINS FOR THE 2018 HOCKEY ALBERTA/WHL SKILLS CAMP

 

 

A unique skill development opportunity is available to 2004-born male hockey players in Alberta, as Hockey Alberta and the Western Hockey League are co-hosting the fourth annual WHL Skills Camp. The camp is set to run June 8-10 in Calgary. Register >


REGISTER TODAY FOR HOCKEY ALBERTA’S PEEWEE SKILLS CAMP

 

 

Alberta males born in 2005 have the unique opportunity to participate in the third annual Hockey Alberta Peewee Skills Camp, hosted by the Team Alberta program this June in Calgary. More Information & Registration >


ALBERTA OFFICIALS ON THE NATIONAL STAGE

 

 

Congratulations to Alberta officials Tyler Adair,  Chad Huseby and Colin Watt. Tyler represented Alberta officiating at the CIS Nationals, Colin is presently representing Alberta as an official at the RBC Cup in Chilliwack and Chad was selected as one of twelve officials to officiate the Memorial Cup in Regina beginning tomorrow.

 

Photo: Chad Huseby, 2005 Officiating Summer Development Camp


 TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES - ATTENTION MINOR HOCKEY TEAMS

 

 

Does your team have funds remaining at the end of year?  If so, consider making a donation to the Hockey Alberta Foundation on behalf of your team and your donation will be matched up to 50% through the Shaw Birdies for Kids program. Donations will go to the Every Kid Every Community Grant Program, which is all about giving kids the chance to experience hockey, in many cases for the very first time. Donate >


GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE 2018 ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME AWARDS GALA

 

 

This year we are excited to be inducting Wally Kozak, Ron MacLean, Grant Fuhr, Mike Vernon, 1991 Canada Winter Games Female Team Alberta, and 1999 Canada Winter Games Male Team Alberta into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame. They will be officially inducted at the AHHF Awards Gala taking place on Sunday, July 22nd at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. Event Information >  


TOP SHELF ROAD HOCKEY

 

 

The Top Shelf 3 on 3 Road Hockey Series is coming to Alberta with stops in Edmonton and Calgary in June. The event welcomes players of all ages and skill sets, and features competitive and recreational divisions for all experience levels and competitive interests in all age categories from youth to adult. Tournament dates are:

  • June 9-10, Calgary, Cross Iron Mills Mall
  • June 16-17, Edmonton, Edmonton Expo Centre

 More Information >


ICE TIMES Edition 18:9

May 3, 2018


CENTRAL WINS THE 2018 ALBERTA CUP

 

 

Team Central is skating away from Spruce Grove as 2018 Alberta Cup champions. More >


ST. ALBERT SLASH REPEAT AS CHAMPIONS AT 2018 ESSO CUP

 

 

The St. Albert Slash became the first team in Esso Cup history to repeat as back-to-back champions, defeating the Saskatoon Stars 2-1 to win gold at Canada’s National Female Midget Championship. More >


HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARDS - NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

 

 

Hockey Alberta recognizes the amazing work done by groups and individuals in the game of hockey every year through the Hockey Alberta Awards Program. Nominate an incredible member of your hockey community before May 31. More Information & Nomination Form >


POWER EDGE PRO TRAINING FOR MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS

 

 

Power Edge Pro (PEP) is Hockey Alberta’s official skill development partner, utilizing PEP’s proprietary Reactive Countering Training on-ice training system. Hockey Alberta’s minor hockey associations can also benefit from Power Edge Pro, by working directly with them to assist in the development of their players and teams. Through PEP’s Youth Association Partnership program, minor hockey associations are provided with the coach training, teaching tools, and resources to ensure coaches of any skill level or experience can successfully instruct the PEP system to their players.

 

Power Edge Pro MHA Information >


VOLUNTEER WITH HOCKEY ALBERTA

 

 

Volunteers are the faces of Hockey Alberta within their communities, positively representing themselves and the organization in regular encounters on a daily basis with participants in our sport. 

 

We are currently accepting applications to fill volunteer roles within our Operational Committees for the 2018-19 hockey season. More Information & Application >


2018 WHL BANTAM DRAFT

 

 

For the fourth straight year, an Albertan was the top selection at the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft as the Edmonton Oil Kings took Dylan Guenther with the first overall pick.  Complete WHL Draft Results >


ONLY SIX FORWARD SPOTS REMAIN FOR THE 2018 HOCKEY ALBERTA/WHL SKILLS CAMP

 

 

A unique skill development opportunity is available to 2004-born male hockey players in Alberta, as Hockey Alberta and the Western Hockey League are co-hosting the fourth annual WHL Skills Camp. The camp is set to run June 8-10 in Calgary. Register >


REGISTER TODAY FOR HOCKEY ALBERTA’S PEEWEE SKILLS CAMP

 

 

Alberta males born in 2005 have the unique opportunity to participate in the third annual Hockey Alberta Peewee Skills Camp, hosted by the Team Alberta program this June in Calgary. More Information & Registration >


FREE - TRY FIELD HOCKEY EVENTS ACROSS ALBERTA

 

 

Field hockey is a non-contact game of possession, elimination and tackling. Kids have the opportunity to try Field Hockey for free this spring with Field Hockey Alberta. Try Field Hockey events are taking place around the province. Sign up for an event today! Schedule of Events >


FACILITY OPERATIONS SUMMIT - EDMONTON

 

 

Join Rogers Place Facility Operators as they gather with peers from across North America for professional development and networking. More Information >


ICE TIMES Edition 18:8

April 19, 2018


NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK

 

 

Our strength is in our volunteers.  Without you our great game does not operate. Hockey Alberta is grateful for every single volunteer in our province who contributes to making hockey happen. In addition to our dedicated volunteers, we would like to recognize our staff who volunteered over 3000 hours in their communities.

 

Thank you, hockey family, for every role you play and everything you do.


LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE - HOCKEY ALBERTA GOALTENDER DEVELOPMENT CAMPS



These are weekend development camps open to male and female athletes born 2003-2009 of all skill levels. The focus is on the development of goaltender specific skills, and each goalie will attend on-ice and off-ice sessions that focus on the mental and physical aspects of goaltending. 

South Camp (Calgary) > I North Camp (Edmonton) >


 

 TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES - ATTENTION MINOR HOCKEY TEAMS

 

 

Do you have any team funds remaining at the end of year?  If so, consider making a donation to the Hockey Alberta Foundation on behalf of your team and your donation will be matched up to 50% through the Shaw Birdies for Kids program. Donations will go to the Every Kid Every Community Grant Program, which is all about giving kids the chance to experience hockey, in many cases for the very first time. Donate >


ALBERTA CUP HITS SPRUCE GROVE NEXT WEEK

 

 

Eight teams will take to the ice at the Agrena in Spruce Grove April 25-29. The teams include two from each of Calgary and Edmonton, and one each representing the South, Central, Northeast and Northwest zones of the province. More Information >


POWER EDGE PRO SKILL DEVELOPMENT CAMPS

 

 

Male and female players across the province can now take their skill development to the next level with Hockey Alberta’s Power Edge Pro (PEP) Skill Development Camps. Only three camps remain (Red Deer, Calgary and Grande Prairie) and space is limited in each.  More Information & Registration > 


ICE TIMES Edition 18:7

April 5, 2018


HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: WEEK THREE RESULTS

 

 

The third and final weekend of Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, wrapped up on Sunday with seven new champions being crowned. More >


HOCKEY ALBERTA SHOPPE - GET YOUR PROVINCIALS MERCHANDISE

 

 

Missed your opportunity to purchase clothing from the 2018 Provincial Championships? For a limited time Provincial Championships merchandise is available in the Hockey Alberta Shoppe. Shop Now >


VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR OFFICIALS COMMITTEE POSITION

 

Applications are now being accepted from experienced and interested individuals to serve in a leadership capacity with Hockey Alberta’s Officials Committee for the 2018-19 season. More >


ALBERTA CUP ROSTERS ANNOUNCED

 

 

Eight teams will take to the ice at the Agrena in Spruce Grove April 25-29. The teams include two from each of Calgary and Edmonton, and one each representing the South, Central, Northeast and Northwest zones of the province. More Information >


SILVER, BRONZE MEDALS FOR BANTAM MALES AND JUNIOR FEMALES AT ARCTIC WINTER GAMES

 

 

Team Alberta North is skating away from the 2018 Arctic Winter Games with a pair of medals. More >

 

Congratulations to officials Mikala Brown and Ray Sylvester for representing Alberta as officials for the Bantam Male and Junior Female Gold Medal Games at the Arctic Winter Games.


FOUR SPACES REMAIN! GOALTENDER SKILL DEVELOPMENT CAMP - CALGARY

 

 

The Goaltender Skill Development Camp is weekend camp open to male and female athletes born from 2003-2009 of all skill levels. The focus is on the development of goaltender specific skills, and each goalie will attend on-ice and off-ice sessions that focus on the mental and physical aspects of goaltending. South Camp (Calgary) > 


EKEC SPEAKER SERIES - CALMAR

 

 

The Hockey Alberta Foundation, along with Calmar Minor Hockey Association are excited to announce the CMHA Comedy Night and Speaker Series featuring Rob Brown and Jason Strudwick on April 21.

 

The event runs on Saturday, April 21 at the Calmar Curling Rink. Tickets to the event are $40 each, or $320 for a table of eight (includes dinner). Proceeds from the event will benefit the Every Kid Every Community program and Calmar Minor Hockey Association. Tickets >


ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME GALA - JULY 22, CANMORE


We would be honoured if you would join us in celebrating the accomplishments of this year’s AHHF induction class: Wally Kozak, Ron MacLean, Grant Fuhr, Mike Vernon, 1991 Canada Winter Games Female Team Alberta Gold Medalists, and 1999 Canada Winter Games Male Team Alberta Gold Medalists. For more information please contact Ericka at 403-967-0064.

 

 Sponsorship opportunities for the AHHF Gala are available. Opportunities > 


HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC - JULY 23-24, CANMORE

 

 

The annual Golf Classic has made its home at the prestigious Stewart Creek Golf Club in Canmore at the end of July each year. The tournament kicks off with an evening reception in support of Every Kid Every Community with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auction and entertainment. The golf portion begins the following day. Proceeds from the event benefit the Every Kid Every Community program. For more information about team options and sponsorship opportunities, please click here.


TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES - ATTENTION MINOR HOCKEY TEAMS

 

 

Do you have any team funds remaining at the end of year?  If so, consider making a donation to the Hockey Alberta Foundation on behalf of your team and your donation will be matched up to 50% through the Shaw Birdies for Kids program. Donations will go to the Every Kid Every Community Grant Program, which is all about giving kids the chance to experience hockey, in many cases for the very first time. Donate >


2ND ANNUAL BATTLE OF ALBERTA A HUGE SUCCESS

 

 

The second annual Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer’s Battle of Alberta fundraiser for the Every Kid Every Community program was a major success, with $21,000 going to the Hockey Alberta Foundation.

 

The event was held in January at Bo’s Bar and Grill in Red Deer, with Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames fans gathering for a night of hockey, stories, and a chance to win tickets to see the Battle of Alberta in Edmonton on January 25, and in Calgary on March 31.


Ice Times Edition 18:6

March 22, 2018


PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: WEEK ONE RESULTS

 

 

Fourteen new provincial champions were crowned on Sunday, highlighting a busy first weekend of the 2018 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial. More >


HOCKEY ALBERTA SHOPPE - GET YOUR PROVINCIALS MERCHANDISE

 

 

Missed your opportunity to purchase clothing from the 2018 Provincial Championships? For a limited time Provincial Championships merchandise is available in the Hockey Alberta Shoppe. Shop Now >


ARCTIC WINTER GAMES IN FORT SMITH, HAY RIVER

 

 

The Team Alberta North Junior Female squad punched its ticket to the semi-finals, while the Bantam Males moved to a 1-2 record on Wednesday at the Arctic Winter Games. More >


ALBERTA CUP ZONE SELECTION CAMPS - THIS WEEKEND

 

 

Hundreds of Bantam aged athletes will be taking part in the 2018 Alberta Cup Zone Selection Camps taking place March 23-25 across the province. The 2018 Alberta Cup runs April 25-29 in Spruce Grove. More about the Alberta Cup >


EKEC SPEAKER SERIES - CALMAR

 

 

The Hockey Alberta Foundation, along with Calmar Minor Hockey Association are excited to announce the CMHA Comedy Night and Speaker Series featuring Rob Brown and Jason Strudwick on April 21. Event Information >


HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC

 

 

The 2018 Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic will be hosted in Canmore on July 23rs and 24th at Stewart Creek Golf Club. For more information on team options and sponsorships please click here.


ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTION GALA

 

 

This year we are excited to be inducting Wally Kozak, Ron MacLean, Grant Fuhr, Mike Vernon, 1991 Canada Winter Games Female Team Alberta, and 1999 Canada Winter Games Male Team Alberta into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame. They will be officially inducted at the AHHF Awards Gala taking place on Sunday, July 22nd at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. Event Information >  


HOST ASSOCIATIONS NEEDED - THE FIRST SHIFT

 

 

The Canadian Tire Fist Shift mission is to change the way hockey is offered, to inspire new families to join our community, and enroll their kids in our sport. The Canadian Tire First Shift was designed to make hockey accessible, affordable, and most importantly, fun! Associations can apply to host a program today! More Information >


TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES - ATTENTION MINOR HOCKEY TEAMS

 

 

 

Do you have any team funds remaining at the end of year?  If so consider making a donation to the Hockey Alberta Foundation on behalf your team and your donation will matched up to 50% through Shaw Birdies for Kids program. Donations will go to the Every Kid Every Community Grant Program, which is all about giving kids the chance to experience hockey, in many cases for the very first time. 


HOCKEY FOR LIFE - PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

 

 

Sponsorship of tells the residents of Alberta, and beyond, that a company believes in supporting excellence, development, and leadership to help ensure this province’s rich hockey foundation is ALBERTA BUILT for future generations. Check our PARTNERS page for programs and events that currently have sponsorship opportunities available. More Information >


PARENT RESOURCES

 

Hockey Alberta is proud to unveil a new section of the ICE TIMES Newsletter that will focus on providing resources and important information to hockey parents in Alberta. The Parent Resources section will be a permanent feature in the newsletter moving forward and we encourage you to forward this information to parents within your organizations, teams and leagues. Parents interested in signing up for the newsletter themselves can do so at the bottom right of the hockeyalberta.ca homepage. 

 

 

March is National Nutrition Month and in the hockey world, it is Provincials. Fueling your body with the right kind of food can pump up your performance. This trip to provincials, get the winning edge by planning ahead to meet your nutrition needs. Learn More >


 

ICE TIMES Edition 18:5


March 8, 2018


HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

 

 

To all of the female officials, players, coaches, trainers, managers, volunteers, hockey moms and sisters in our lives, this game wouldn’t be the same without you.


FUTURE COACHES - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN



Future Coaches is a program that provides Midget-aged athletes the tools and resources to be successful in coaching, skill instruction and leadership as they transition into the next stage of their lives. Registration is open for the remaining Future Coaches seminars taking place this spring. All athletes in attendance will be provided credit for the Coach 2 - Coach Level course. 

Edmonton (April 6-7) > I Calgary (April 13-14) >


REGISTER TODAY - GOALTENDER SKILL DEVELOPMENT CAMP

 

 

The Goaltender Skill Development Camps are weekend camps open to male and female athletes born 2003-2009 of all skill levels. The focus is on the development of goaltender specific skills, and each goalie will attend on-ice and off-ice sessions that focus on the mental and physical aspects of goaltending. 

 

South Camp (Calgary) > I North Camp (Edmonton) >


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR POWER EDGE PRO SKILL DEVELOPMENT CAMPS

 

 

Male and female players across the province can now take their skill development to the next level with Hockey Alberta’s Power Edge Pro (PEP) Skill Development Camps. Camps will be held in Calgary (two), Grande Prairie, Lloydminster, Red Deer and St. Albert. More Information & Registration > 


 BECOME A TEAMMATE!

 

 

The Hockey Alberta Foundation is about YOU, our teammate, helping others become future teammates. With your support we can achieve our goal: creating happier and healthier kids through community hockey programs that eliminate barriers to participation and give all kids the chance to play. For more information on what the Hockey Alberta Foundation does or to become a TEAMMATE, please visit www.hockeyalbertafoundation.ca


SMALL AREA GAMES CAMPS - COMING TO A COMMUNITY NEAR YOU!

 

 

The Small Area Games camp is a unique spring development program is based on individual skills and small area games. There will be six Small Area Games camps running throughout the province this spring. Select one of the following links for more information about the camp nearest you.

 

Grande Prairie > I Lloydminster > I Red Deer > I Calgary (Village Square) > Calgary (Vivo) > I Medicine Hat >


REGISTER TODAY FOR HOCKEY ALBERTA’S PEEWEE SKILLS CAMP

 

 

Alberta males born in 2005 have the unique opportunity to participate in the third annual Hockey Alberta Peewee Skills Camp, hosted by the Team Alberta program. More Information & Registration >


PARENT RESOURCES

 

Hockey Alberta is proud to unveil a new section of the ICE TIMES Newsletter that will focus on providing resources and important information to hockey parents in Alberta. The Parent Resources section will be a permanent feature in the newsletter moving forward and we encourage you to forward this information to parents within your organizations, teams and leagues. Parents interested in signing up for the newsletter themselves can do so at the bottom right of the hockeyalberta.ca homepage. 

 

 

 

March is Nutrition Month and also in the world of hockey… Provincial Championships. Plan ahead for your trip to provincials so you know what is available on the road there, at your hotel, at the rink and in the community. Careful planning and preparation can ensure you are fueled up and hydrated to ensure your best performance during the competition! More Information >


ICE TIMES Edition 18:4


February 21, 2018
ZONE 2 SWEEPS ALBERTA WINTER GAMES GOLD



Zone 2 swept the gold medals in the hockey competition, as the 2018 Alberta Winter Games wrapped up in Fort McMurray on Monday. More >

EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY GRANT - DEADLINE APPROACHING



Do you have a program or want to create one that supports hockey in your community? Make sure to get your applications in to the Every Kid Every Community grant! The deadline is February 28. Application >


REGISTER TODAY - GOALTENDER SKILL DEVELOPMENT CAMP



The Goaltender Skill Development Camps are weekend camps open to male and female athletes born 2003-2009 of all skill levels. The focus is on the development of goaltender specific skills, and each goalie will attend on-ice and off-ice sessions that focus on the mental and physical aspects of goaltending. 

South Camp (Calgary) > I North Camp (Edmonton) >


HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION’S RIVERSIDE MEADOWS SKATING PROGRAM



In partnership with the Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E) Program, the Hockey Alberta Foundation is excited to be back out on the ice to assist with a weekly skating program at the outdoor rink at Riverside Meadows in Red Deer. The program is open to the public, and both kids and adults can rent skates and helmets from the skate shack at the rink.


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR POWER EDGE PRO SKILL DEVELOPMENT CAMPS



Male and female players across the province can now take their skill development to the next level with Hockey Alberta’s Power Edge Pro (PEP) Skill Development Camps. Camps will be held in Calgary (two), Grande Prairie, Lloydminster, Red Deer and St. Albert. More Information & Registration >
EKEC SPEAKER SERIES - RECAP



The Every Kid Every Community Speaker Series event in Olds on February 2 was a major success. The event, featuring Craig MacTavish and Brian Burke, raised $10,000 for the Every Kid Every Community Program, the Olds Minor Hockey Association, Olds Grizzlys and Olds College Broncos. The funds staying in the Olds community will be used to put on a try-hockey event, with a focus on getting girls into the game.


BECOME A TEAMMATE!



The Hockey Alberta Foundation is about YOU, our teammate, helping others become future teammates. With your support we can achieve our goal: creating happier and healthier kids through community hockey programs that eliminate barriers to participation and give all kids the chance to play. For more information on what the Hockey Alberta Foundation does or to become a TEAMMATE, please visit www.hockeyalbertafoundation.ca


SMALL AREA GAMES CAMPS - COMING TO A COMMUNITY NEAR YOU



The Small Area Games camp is a unique spring development program is based on individual skills and small area games. There will be six Small Area Games camps running throughout the province this spring. Select one of the following links for more information about the camp nearest you.

Grande Prairie > I Loydminster > I Red Deer > I Calgary (Village Square) > Calgary (Vivo) > I Medicine Hat >

ICE TIMES Edition 18:3


February 9, 2018
LAST CHANCE! AJHL GAME DAY SPEAKER SERIES - CANMORE



The Speaker Series features a unique professional development opportunity for minor hockey coaches to learn from high profile junior coaches, as well as a chance to catch the Canmore Eagles in action. This game is the kick-off to ’Rogers Hometown Hockey’. More Information/Registration >



MIDGET ELITE NORTH, BANTAM ELITE SOUTH WIN 2018 AFHL PROSPECTS GAMES




The 2018 Alberta Female Hockey League Prospects Games were a huge success, with the Midget Elite North and Bantam Elite South teams coming out on top in their respective games. More >


FUTURE COACHES - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN



Future Coaches is a program that provides Midget-aged athletes the tools and resources to be successful in coaching, skill instruction and leadership as they transition into the next stage of their lives. Registration is open for each of the three Future Coaches seminars taking place this spring. All athletes in attendance will be provided credit for the Coach 2 - Coach Level course. 

Red Deer (February 20-21) > I Edmonton (April 6-7) > I Calgary (April 13-14) >


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SMALL AREA GAMES



The Small Area Games camp is a unique spring development program is based on individual skills and small area games. There will be six Small Area Games camps running throughout the province this spring.

Grande Prairie > I Loydminster > I Red Deer > I Calgary (Village Square) > Calgary (Vivo) > I Medicine Hat >


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2018 HOCKEY ALBERTA/WHL SKILLS CAMP



 A unique skill development opportunity is available to 2004-born male hockey players in Alberta, as Hockey Alberta and the Western Hockey League are co-hosting the fourth annual WHL Skills Camp. The camp is set to run June 8-10, 2018 in Calgary. More >


APPLY TODAY - HOCKEY CANADA U14 GOALTENDER CAMPS



This camp will introduce U14 goaltenders to the skills, concepts and techniques of the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence Goaltending Program. Eligible goaltenders are 2004-2005 born male goaltenders currently playing Peewee AA or Bantam AA or higher. 

South Camp (Calgary) > North Camp (Edmonton) >


REGISTER TODAY - HOCKEY ALBERTA GOALTENDER DEVELOPMENT CAMPS



Registration is now open for the Hockey Alberta Goaltender Skills Camps. These are weekend development camps open to male and female athletes born 2003-2009 of all skill levels. The focus is on the development of goaltender specific skills, and each goalie will attend on-ice and off-ice sessions that focus on the mental and physical aspects of goaltending. 

South Camp (Calgary) > I North Camp (Edmonton) >


APPLY TODAY - ELITE GOALTENDER DEVELOPMENT CAMP



Applications are now being accepted for Hockey Alberta’s Elite Goaltender Development camps. This camp, for goaltenders playing Elite, AA and AAA levels of hockey, will focus on maximizing development for athletes to learn the techniques, tactics and skills of how to excel at the next level.

Female Elite Camp (Cochrane) > I Male  Elite Camp (Camrose) >




ICE TIMES Edition 18:2

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January 25, 2018


PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN DRAWS SET



The road to the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, has officially begun for hundreds of teams and thousands of players across the province as Zone Playdowns get underway. More >


ALBERTA CUP ZONE SELECTION CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN



Registration is now open for 2003-born male athletes to take part in zone selection camps for the 2018 Alberta Cup. All zone camps will take place March 23-25. The deadline to register is Friday, March 2 at 4:00 p.m. More Information and Registration >


REGISTER FOR FUTURE COACHES IN RED DEER



Future Coaches is a program that gives midget-aged athletes the tools to be successful in coaching, skill instruction and leadership. 

Hockey Alberta is hosting the two day course in Red Deer on February 20 & 21. For $50 athletes will receive: classroom and on-ice sessions, Coach 2 course credit, a coaching starter kit, access to the Hockey Canada Network App and lunch on both days. Register >


EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY SPEAKER SERIES COMING TO OLDS



The Hockey Alberta Foundation is excited to announce the Every Kid Every Community Speaker Series in Olds with Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke and Edmonton Oilers Vice President of Hockey Operations Craig MacTavish.

The event runs on February 2 at the Pomeroy Inn and Suites in Olds, as well the Olds Sportsplex, in conjunction with the Olds Grizzlys game against the Camrose Kodiaks. Tickets >


AFHL PROSPECTS GAME ROSTERS ANNOUNCED



The Alberta Female Hockey League is pleased to announce the rosters for the 2018 Midget Elite and Bantam Elite AFHL Prospects games. More >


ALBERTA HOCKEY DAY

Over 600 participants joined Hockey Alberta to celebrate hockey players the youngest players of our game. Alberta Hockey Day took place throughout the province: Brooks, Westlock, Red Deer, Strathmore, High Level and Paradise Valley. Hockey Edmonton and Hockey Calgary also took part.

Alberta Hockey Day included different activities featuring small area games and age appropriate hockey. The focus was on Initiation level training through on-ice and classroom instructional streams, station based skills practices, dryland training, parent presentations and coach education. Thank you to everyone who took part through participation or hosting.


VOTE FOR OKOTOKS IN THE GOOD DEEDS CUP



Only three days remain to vote for the Okotoks Oilers in the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup national competition. Every viewing of their video on the Good Deeds Cup website counts as a vote for the team. Click here to watch the Okotoks Oilers video >


 

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January 11, 2017


COACH DEVELOPMENT SPEAKER NIGHT - STILL TIME TO REGISTER



Hockey Alberta is hosting two Coach Development Speaker Nights in January, providing coaches the opportunity for networking and professional development from well-respected and knowledgable coaches in Alberta. 

Calgary - January 15 - Mount Royal University - Click here for speakers information and to register >

Edmonton - January 17 - Radisson Hotel and Conference Centre - Click here for speakers information and to register >


GET READY TO CELEBRATE ALBERTA HOCKEY DAY



Six communities across the province are set to celebrate Hockey Alberta’s second annual Alberta Hockey Day on Saturday, January 20.

Brooks, High Prairie, Paradise Valley, Red Deer, Strathmore and Westlock will all host a variety of activities on Alberta Hockey Day - with a special focus on age-appropriate programming at the Initiation and Novice levels. Complete Schedule of Activities >


FEMALE ROSTER ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 ARCTIC WINTER GAMES



Seventeen of the top female athletes living north of the 55th parallel have been selected to represent Team Alberta North for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. More >


EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY SPEAKER SERIES COMING TO OLDS



The Hockey Alberta Foundation is excited to announce the Every Kid Every Community Speaker Series in Olds with Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke and Edmonton Oilers Vice President of Hockey Operations Craig MacTavish.

The event runs on February 2 at the Pomeroy Inn and Suites in Olds, as well the Olds Sportsplex, in conjunction with the Olds Grizzlys game against the Camrose Kodiaks. Tickets >


PIPER CREEK OPTIMISTS BATTLE OF ALBERTA EVENT IN SUPPORT OF THE EKEC PROGRAM



The 2nd Annual Battle of Alberta event was held in Red Deer on Saturday, January 6th with guest speakers Rob Brown, Jason Strudwick and Curtis Glencross. The event raised upwards of $20,000 for the Every Kid Every Community Program.


ALBERTANS TO WEAR THE MAPLE LEAF IN PYEONGCHANG



Ten Albertans (Eight male and two female) will represent Canada in Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics. More>


EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY SPEAKER SERIES - UPCOMING EVENTS

Whitecourt – February 17th – Partnering with Whitecourt MHA and the Whitecourt Wolverines. Proceeds of the event go to the Every Kid Every Community Program and the R&R Foundation in memory of Ryder and Radek MacDougall.

Calmar – April 21st – Partnering with Calmar MHA. Proceeds of the event will go to the Every Kid Every Community Program and Calmar MHA.