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Ice Times

ICE TIMES: Edition 19:22

Newsletter 2019_OCT_NOV

November 14, 2019


REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2019 AGM AND HOCKEY CONFERENCE

Register now for the 2019 Hockey Alberta Annual General Meeting, November 22-23 in Red Deer. Matt Symes is the keynote speaker at the Friday night opening session. Minor Hockey Associations, club teams and registered programs are encouraged to attend, as the sessions and AGM contain important information on how to deal with the fast-paced changes in our sport and society. INFO > | REGISTER > 


ALBERTA WINTER GAMES MALE SELECTION CAMP DEADLINE FRIDAY

Spots are still available for the Alberta Winter Games Male Selection Camp, with the deadline to register on Friday, November 15. Experience this multi-sport event that takes place in Airdrie February 14-17.  REGISTER >


 

HOCKEY CANADA FOUNDATION DONATES TO EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY

As a result of funds raised at the 2019 Hockey Canada Foundation Gala & Golf, hosted in Edmonton last June, the $371,649 legacy funding will be split evenly between the Oilers Entertainment Group’s 2nd Shift program and the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community programs to help provide children of all backgrounds and circumstances the opportunity to experience hockey. MORE >


COACH OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 

Hockey Alberta’s February Coach of the Month, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel, is Greg Northcott of the Sturgeon Sting Midget AA. MORE > 


UPCOMING COACH AND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

Hockey Alberta is committed to providing Alberta Built development opportunities for coaches and players to grow and learn before, during, and after the season. Check out the clinics and camps in your area, including three Goaltending 2 clinics in Calgary, Red Deer, and Edmonton! COACH DEVELOPMENT CLINICS > | INSTRUCTIONAL STREAM CLINICS >ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS >


 

HOCKEY ALBERTA CONCUSSION SAFETY PRESENTATIONS

Hockey Alberta has developed a presentation that provides parents, coaches, players, and administrators a standard message on the causes of concussions and what is involved in a proper recovery process. This two-hour presentation is designed to provide participants the opportunity to interact with experts in the industry while enhancing their understanding of this evolving injury with principles that can be applied across all sport. REQUEST A PRESENTATION >


GLENCROSS INVITATIONAL CHARITY ROUGHSTOCK RODEO TRUCK RAFFLE - DEADLINE NOV. 25

The Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event is giving you the chance to win this 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Truck with the elevation package. Proceeds support the Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation Every Kid Every Community program. The final day to purchase tickets is November 25! HOW TO BUY >



SUPPORTING HOCKEY ALBERTA AND YOUR COMMUNITY - PLAYERS BENCH TEAM APPAREL

Players Bench is your first choice in elite team and corporate apparel, offering brands and products to suit any budget along with unbeatable customer service. A proud partner of Hockey Alberta, supporting the Coach of the Month program and servicing the apparel needs of Team Alberta, Coaches and Regional Centres. To see how Players Bench can work with your group go to: TEAMPLAYERSBENCH.CA >


 

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:21

Newsletter 2019_OCT_NOV

October 31, 2019


REGISTER NOW FOR 2019 AGM 

Register now for the 2019 Hockey Alberta Annual General Meeting, November 22-23 in Red Deer. Matt Symes is the keynote speaker at the Friday night opening session. Minor Hockey Associations, club teams and registered programs are to attend, as the sessions and AGM contain important information on how to deal with the fast-paced changes in our sport and society. INFO > | REGISTER > 


READY TO COMPETE AT NATIONAL WOMEN’S U18 CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Team Alberta U18 Female team is in Morden and Winkler, MB looking to continue their success after capturing gold at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. The team will play a pre-tournament game on November 3 at 4pm MST, with their full tournament beginning on November 5 at noon MST against Saskatchewan. SCHEDULE > | ROSTER > 


UPCOMING COACH AND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

Hockey Alberta is committed to providing Alberta Built development opportunities for coaches and players to grow and learn before, during, and after the season. Check out the clinics and camps in your area! COACH DEVELOPMENT CLINICS > | ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS >


FLAMES AND OILERS TEAM UP FOR FIRST SHIFT IN RED DEER

The Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Hockey Alberta are partnering to bring the NHL/NHLPA First Shift to Red Deer this winter. Registration is now open for the six-week learn-to-play program, which runs Saturdays at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, beginning February 15. Each week’s session also will feature alumni from the Flames and Oilers. INFO > | REGISTER >


COME CHECK US OUT AT THE CANADIAN FINALS RODEO IN RED DEER!

The Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event is giving you the chance to win this 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Truck with the elevation package. Proceeds support the Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation Every Kid Every Community program. The Hockey Alberta Foundation will be selling tickets at the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer until November 3!


 

SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ARCTIC WINTER GAMES SELECTION CAMPS

Registration is open and spots are still available for the chance to represent Team Alberta North at the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, YT. MALE REGISTRATION > | FEMALE REGISTRATION >


FUNDRAISING FORE YOUR TEAM

Canada Golf Card has partnered with the Hockey Alberta Foundation and the Every Kid Every Community Program to create a fundraiser "fore" your team. Canada Golf Card is Canada’s Favorite Golf Savings Program with over 800 Golf Courses participating across Canada, giving its members access to 4 discounts per course (including the USA and Mexico), featuring 2 for 1 golf and more! INFO >



SUPPORTING HOCKEY ALBERTA AND YOUR COMMUNITY - COACHMATE

Coachmate – designed by coaches, for coaches - is a proud partner and official supplier of Coachmate boards to Hockey Alberta. As a partner, Coachmate is pleased to pass on the same specialty pricing to all Hockey Alberta MHAs, teams, and coaches. To view the full range of available products, go to: COACHMATE.COM >


 

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:20

Newsletter 2019_OCT_NOV

October 17, 2019


PARENT ENGAGEMENT SERIES: PART 1 - SOCIAL MEDIA

Hockey Alberta is pleased to launch its Parent Engagement Video Series, aimed at helping parents navigate through the ups and downs of being a hockey parent. Episode One features Cale Makar of the Colorado Avalanche and Jordan Eberle of the New York Islanders, and focuses on social media use among young athletes. INFO > | VIDEO > 


2019 AGM KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED | REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Registration is now open for Minor Hockey Associations, club teams and registered programs from across the province to attend the 2019 Hockey Alberta Annual General Meeting, with Matt Symes set to deliver the keynote address. The AGM runs November 22 and 23 in Red Deer. INFO > | REGISTER > 


LETHBRIDGE TO HOST 2020 FEMALE HOCKEY DAY

Hockey Alberta is hosting the annual Female Hockey Day celebrations in Lethbridge on January 25, 2020. Female Hockey Day celebrates "Why We Play" and the growth of the female game. The day features a number of on-ice and off-ice sessions focusing on players, officials, parents, and coaches. INFO >


NEW NOVICE RULES FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Half-Ice and Cross-Ice hockey is here for all Initiation and Novice players! All negotiable and non-negotiable rules and guidelines can be found on our Intro to Hockey page. DETAILS > 


GLENCROSS INVITATIONAL RODEO CHARITY ROUGHSTOCK RAFFLE - UPCOMING EVENTS

The Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event is giving you the chance to win this 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Truck with the elevation package. Proceeds support the Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation Every Kid Every Community program. The Hockey Alberta Foundation will be at the following events selling tickets: 

  • October 24-November 1, 2019 - The Future Champions Challenge, Calnash Ag Event Centre, Ponoka, AB
  • October 29-November 3, 2019 - CFR, Westerner Park, Red Deer, AB

Albertans land on Team Canada, Team WHL rosters

Registration now open for Arctic Winter Games Selection Camps

Alberta well-represented in NHL Central Scouting’s Players to Watch list


 

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:19

Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
October 3, 2019

HOCKEY ALBERTA ANNOUNCES TEAM ALBERTA U18 FEMALE ROSTER

Hockey Alberta has announced the Team Alberta roster for the 2019 U18 Female team that will represent the province at the 2019 National Women’s U18 Championships in Morden and Winkler, MB. ROSTER >


 

HOCKEY ALBERTA ANNOUNCES TEAM ALBERTA U16 MALE ROSTER

Hockey Alberta has announced the Team Alberta roster for the 2019 U16 Male team that will represent the province at the 2019 WHL Cup in Calgary. ROSTER >


 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2020 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES REGIONAL CAMPS

Registration is now open for 2007-born male athletes, as well as 2005 & 2006-born female athletes to take part in regional selection camps for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games. The 2020 Alberta Winter Games run February 14-17 in Airdrie. INFO > | MALE REGISTRATION > | FEMALE REGISTRATION >


COACH AND TRAINER APPLICATION FOR 2020 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES AND ALBERTA CUP 

Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for coaches and trainers for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games (male and female programs) and the 2020 Alberta Cup. The deadline for all applications is Friday, October 4. INFO >


DODGE CARAVAN KIDS BACK FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON

The Dodge Caravan Kids program provides up to $500 worth of funding and access to exclusive hockey benefits to Novice-level hockey teams across Canada. REGISTER NOW > 


COACHES AND PLAYERS BENEFIT FROM SUCCESSFUL SLEDGE HOCKEY WEEKEND

Hockey Alberta hosted a sledge hockey event September 21-22 where 14 coaches received their sledge specific Coach 2 - Coach Level certification and 15 players attended the development session which featured warm up and cool down training, on-ice skills, and equipment maintenance sessions. SLEDGE >


TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR 2019 WORLD U17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE

The 2019 World U17 Hockey Challenge is coming to Medicine Hat and Swift Current on Nov. 2-9 and tickets are available now! The tournament features the top Under-17 players from around the world, including three Canada teams, Finland, Russia, Sweden, and USA. TICKETS > | SCHEDULE >


ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Is there a member of the Alberta hockey community you feel should be recognized for their contributions? Nominations are now open for the 2020 AHHF Induction Class, which will be comprised of individuals and groups or teams who have made a significant to hockey during their time as an Alberta resident. Nominations will be accepted until November 30. NOMINATE AN INDIVIDUAL > | NOMINATE A  GROUP/TEAM >


COACH OF THE MONTH IS BACK FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON

One coach will be selected each month from October through March and will receive a coaching package valued at over $500, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel. Nominations are now open! NOMINATION FORM >


FUNDRAISING FORE YOUR TEAM

Canada Golf Card has partnered with the Hockey Alberta Foundation and the Every Kid Every Community Program to create a fundraiser fore your team. Canada Golf Card is Canada’s Favorite Golf Savings Program with over 800 Golf Courses participating across Canada, giving its members access to 4 discounts per course (including the USA and Mexico), featuring 2 for 1 golf and more! INFO >


EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY APPLICATION DEADLINE - OCTOBER 31

The Every Kid Every Community Grant (EKEC) is an annual program to support hockey in Alberta. The Hockey Alberta Foundation would like to encourage all Alberta-based Community Groups, Pond Hockey Programs, Youth Groups, Recreational Groups, Community Leagues and Local Minor Hockey Associations (LMHA) and clubs who have an idea, project or program that align with the EKEC guiding principles whereby an individual OR group may benefit from a Player Assistance or Program Grant to apply. The deadline to submit your application for funding is October 31. APPLICATION FORM >


FLAMES AND OILERS TEAM UP FOR FIRST SHIFT IN RED DEER

The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers are partnering with Hockey Alberta to bring the NHL/NHLPA First Shift to Red Deer this winter. Registration is now open for the six-week learn-to-play program, which runs Saturdays at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, beginning February 15. Each week’s session also will feature alumni from the Flames and Oilers. INFO > | REGISTER >


GLENCROSS INVITATIONAL RODEO CHARITY ROUGHSTOCK RAFFLE

The Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event is giving you the chance to win this 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Truck with the elevation package. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by visiting the Hockey Alberta office or calling 403-342-6777. Proceeds support the Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation Every Kid Every Community program.


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - PLAYER SAFETY

Hockey Alberta is committed to a safe and fun environment for all participants to enjoy the game. Player safety can take many forms, but three that are consistently focused on are attitude, training, and equipment. READ MORE >

View the Player Safety information in our Parent Guide!


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:18

Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
September 19, 2019

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2020 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES REGIONAL CAMPS

Registration is now open for 2007-born male athletes, as well as 2005 & 2006-born female athletes to take part in regional selection camps for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games. The 2020 Alberta Winter Games run February 14-17 in Airdrie. INFO > | MALE REGISTRATION > | FEMALE REGISTRATION >


COACH AND TRAINER APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2020 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES AND ALBERTA CUP

Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for coaches and trainers for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games (male and female programs) and the 2020 Alberta Cup. The deadline for all applications is Friday, October 4. INFO >


ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Is there a member of the Alberta hockey community you feel should be recognized for their contributions? Nominations are now open for the 2020 AHHF Induction Class, which will be comprised of individuals and groups or teams who have made a significant to hockey during their time as an Alberta resident. Nominations will be accepted until November 30. NOMINATE AN INDIVIDUAL > | NOMINATE A  GROUP/TEAM >


COACH OF THE MONTH IS BACK FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON

One coach will be selected each month from October through March and will receive a coaching package valued at over $500, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel. Nominations are now open! NOMINATION FORM >


FUNDRAISING FORE YOUR TEAM

Canada Golf Card has partnered with the Hockey Alberta Foundation and the Every Kid Every Community Program to create a fundraiser fore your team. Canada Golf Card is Canada’s Favorite Golf Savings Program with over 800 Golf Courses participating across Canada, giving its members access to 4 discounts per course (including the USA and Mexico), featuring 2 for 1 golf and more! 


THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING OUR SAFETY LEAD TRAINING SESSION

A big thank you to all of the associations that attended the Hockey Alberta Safety Lead Training Session on September 7! Associations in attendance included: Airdrie, Blackfalds, Clive, Coaldale, Delburne, Fairview, Foothills, Kneehill, Lac La Biche, Lacombe, Leduc, Millwoods, Okotoks, Olds, Peace River, Piikani, Ponoka, Red Deer, Rocky, St Albert, Standard, Sundre, Wabasca, and Warburg. MHA SAFETY LEAD POSITION > 


EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY APPLICATION DEADLINE - OCTOBER 31

The Every Kid Every Community Grant (EKEC) is an annual program to support hockey in Alberta. The Hockey Alberta Foundation would like to encourage all Alberta-based Community Groups, Pond Hockey Programs, Youth Groups, Recreational Groups, Community Leagues and Local Minor Hockey Associations (LMHA) and clubs who have an idea, project or program that align with the EKEC guiding principles whereby an individual OR group may benefit from a Player Assistance or Program Grant to apply. The deadline to submit your application for funding is October 31. APPLICATION FORM >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

THREE DAYS LEFT TO NOMINATE YOUR COMMUNITY FOR KRAFT HEINZ PROJECT PLAY

Submit your nomination now for the Kraft Heinz Project Play where you can win $250,000 to build or upgrade a recreational facility for your community. Three runner-up communities will also win $25,000. Nominations close September 22. Go to KraftHeinzProjectPlay.com to nominate your community now!


FLAMES AND OILERS TEAM UP FOR FIRST SHIFT IN RED DEER

The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers are partnering with Hockey Alberta to bring the NHL/NHLPA First Shift to Red Deer this winter. Registration is now open for the six-week learn-to-play program, which runs Saturdays at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, beginning February 15. Each week’s session also will feature alumni from the Flames and Oilers. INFO > | REGISTER >


GLENCROSS INVITATIONAL RODEO CHARITY ROUGHSTOCK RAFFLE

The Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event is giving you the chance to win this 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Truck with the elevation package. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by visiting the Hockey Alberta office or calling 403-342-6777. Proceeds support the Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation Every Kid Every Community program.


 

CELEBRATE THE GAME WITH IIHF GIRLS’ HOCKEY WEEKEND!

World Girls’ Hockey Weekend will celebrate the female game from coast to coast to coast – and beyond – Oct. 4-6. Will you join the party? Get your event registered now! DETAILS >


 Hockey Alberta

INTRO TO HOCKEY MODEL FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Are you ready for the Intro to Hockey Model for the upcoming season? Check out the guidelines and playing rules for all players, ages 5-8 years. DETAILS > 


 

HOCKEY ALBERTA SHOPPE - 15% OFF BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!

Get fixed up with some new gear as the school year begins! Use the code "BTS15" to receive 15% off all Hockey Alberta branded clothing! SHOP NOW > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - LUCY TRIES SPORTS

Created by veteran sports journalist Lisa Bowes, the Lucy Tries Sports series aims to promote inclusive physical literacy and encourage young readers to get involved in sports. Endorsed by elite athletes, the series focuses on participation and the importance of play. INFO >

View the Lucy Tries Sports information in our Parent Guide!


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:17

 
Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
September 5, 2019

 

SLEDGE HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT FOR PLAYERS AND COACHES - SEPTEMBER 21

Hockey Alberta is kicking off the 2019-20 season with a two-day Sledge Hockey Player Development Camp at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer on September 21-22. Along with the player camp, there will be a sledge hockey specific Coach 2 clinic offered for those who coach in the game. PLAYER REGISTRATION > | COACH REGISTRATION >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

SHORT CALL TO ACTION FOR KRAFT HEINZ PROJECT PLAY

Submit your nomination now for the Kraft Heinz Project Play where you can win $250,000 to build or upgrade a recreational facility for your community. Three runner-up communities will also win $25,000. Nominations close September 22. Go to KraftHeinzProjectPlay.com to nominate your community now!


First-Shift-2019

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019-20 NHL/NHLPA FIRST SHIFT PROGRAM

The First Shift is a truly unique experience for new-to-hockey families, 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. INFO > | REGISTER >


GLENCROSS INVITATIONAL RODEO CHARITY ROUGHSTOCK RAFFLE

The Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event is giving you the chance to win this 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Truck with the elevation package. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by visiting the Hockey Alberta office or calling 403-342-6777. Proceeds support the Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation Every Kid Every Community program.


 

CELEBRATE THE GAME WITH IIHF GIRLS’ HOCKEY WEEKEND!

World Girls’ Hockey Weekend will celebrate the female game from coast to coast to coast – and beyond – Oct. 4-6. Will you join the party? Get your event registered now! DETAILS >


 Hockey Alberta

INTRO TO HOCKEY MODEL FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Are you ready for the Intro to Hockey Model for the upcoming season? Check out the guidelines and playing rules for all players, ages 5-8 years. DETAILS > 


 

HOCKEY ALBERTA SHOPPE - 15% OFF BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!

Get fixed up with some new gear as the school year begins! Use the code "BTS15" to receive 15% off all Hockey Alberta branded clothing! SHOP NOW > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - COACHING NUTRITION

Coaching happens on and off the ice, so how does one coach healthy food choices? Coaches have the ability to foster a culture of healthy eating within a team setting. 

View the Coaching Nutrition information in our Parent Guide!


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:16

Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
August 22, 2019

LLOYDMINSTER SELECTED AS HOST OF THE 2021 ESSO CUP

The Esso Cup, Canada’s National Female Midget Championship, is headed back to Alberta in 2021 when the Lloydminster Steelers host the 13th edition of the event, April 18-24. DETAILS >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA GETS RECOGNIZED BY RESPECT GROUP

Hockey Alberta is proud to be recognized by Respect Group for our long-time participation and leadership in the Respect in Sport program. DETAILS >


MHA SAFETY LEAD TRAINING SESSION - SEPTEMBER 7

As part of ensuring a safe environment for players, Hockey Alberta is encouraging each of its associations to identify a person who is passionate about safety in the game to fulfil the role of the Safety Lead. As part of this role, Hockey Alberta will be providing a one day training session on Saturday, September 7 at the Hockey Alberta office in Red Deer. MEMO >REGISTER >


 

SLEDGE HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT FOR PLAYERS AND COACHES - SEPTEMBER 21

Hockey Alberta is kicking off the 2019-20 season with a two-day Sledge Hockey Player Development Camp at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer on September 21-22. Along with the player camp, there will be a sledge hockey specific Coach 2 clinic offered for those who coach in the game. PLAYER REGISTRATION > | COACH REGISTRATION >


First-Shift-2019

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019-20 NHL/NHLPA FIRST SHIFT PROGRAM

The First Shift is a truly unique experience for new-to-hockey families, 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. INFO > | REGISTER >


AFHL ALL-IN ON CONCUSSION SAFETY WITH HEADCHECK HEALTH

The Alberta Female Hockey League (AFHL) have announced a new agreement with HeadCheck Health, Inc. to supply all teams with mobile and web-based technology to follow the league’s concussion protocol and record and share vital information on suspected concussions with medical professionals. INFO >


  

COACHING APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2020 ARCTIC WINTER GAMES

Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for coaching positions with the male and female Team Alberta North squads that will participate in the 2020 Arctic Winter Games. INFO > 


HOCKEY ALBERTA AND DIGITEX EXTEND PARTNERSHIP

Digitex Canada Inc. and Hockey Alberta are pleased to announce that Digitex has been named as the Official Office Equipment provider for Hockey Alberta. DETAILS >


 

LAKE BONAVISTA MHA GIRLS HOCKEY WEEKEND - AUGUST 24 & 25

Lake Bonavista will be hosting their 4th annual Girls Hockey Weekend on August 24 & 25. This volunteer-run event raises money for charity while providing a number of free camp spots to young girls who may otherwise not be able to attend such an event. For details on coaching line-up, schedule, media enquiries, etc. please call Mick Beale at 403-828-0039.


GLENCROSS INVITATIONAL RODEO CHARITY ROUGHSTOCK RAFFLE

The Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event is giving you the chance to win this 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Truck with the elevation package. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by visiting the Hockey Alberta office or calling 403-342-6777. Proceeds support the Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation Every Kid Every Community program.


 

CELEBRATE THE GAME WITH IIHF GIRLS’ HOCKEY WEEKEND!

World Girls’ Hockey Weekend will celebrate the female game from coast to coast to coast – and beyond – Oct. 4-6. Will you join the party? Get your event registered now! DETAILS >


 Hockey Alberta

INTRO TO HOCKEY MODEL FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Are you ready for the Intro to Hockey Model for the upcoming season? Check out the guidelines and playing rules for all players, ages 5-8 years. DETAILS > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - FAIR PLAY

Hockey is an emotional sport. Whether it is the behaviour of our kids on the ice, our parenting comments in the car, or the remarks and actions of spectators in the arena, we all share a responsibility to conduct ourselves in a way that creates a positive culture around the sport we love. INFO >

View the Fair Play information in our Parent Guide!


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:15

 
Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
August 8, 2019

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA COACH CONFERENCE - THIS WEEKEND!

Recently inducted Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame member Theo Fleury will be the keynote speaker for the 2019 Hockey Alberta Coach Conference at Mount Royal University in Calgary on August 10-11. He will be joined by a number of esteemed coaches and presenters, including Geoff Ward from the Calgary Flames. SPEAKERS > REGISTER > 


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL WITH OUR ALBERTA BUILT SUMMER CAMPS!

Finish your summer strong with an Alberta Built Skills Camp offered by Hockey Alberta in August. Your young players can reach their potential at our Female Skills Camp in Calgary and/or Super Skills Camp in Red Deer, Calgary or Grande Prairie. INFO >


EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY RECEIVES BIG BOOST FROM GOLF & GALA EVENTS
 
The Every Kid Every Community program has $129,000 coming its way, thanks to the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Awards Gala and Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic, presented by ATB Wealth. Check out the great video.
 
 

Congratulations to the team of Theo Fleury, Brock Melnyk, Shawn Stordy and Jennings Thuen, 2019 HAF Golf Classic Champions! Congratulations are also in order for Mike Commodore, who won the celebrity low net. MORE >


First-Shift-2019

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019-20 NHL/NHLPA FIRST SHIFT PROGRAM

The First Shift is a truly unique experience for new-to-hockey families, 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. INFO > | REGISTER >


MHA SAFETY LEAD TRAINING SESSION - SEPTEMBER 7

As part of ensuring a safe environment for players, Hockey Alberta is encouraging each of its associations to identify a person who is passionate about safety in the game to fulfil the role of the Safety Lead. As part of this role, Hockey Alberta will be providing a one day training session on Saturday, September 7 at the Hockey Alberta office in Red Deer. BULLETIN >REGISTER >


  

SLEDGE HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT FOR PLAYERS AND COACHES - SEPTEMBER 21

Hockey Alberta is kicking off the 2019-20 season with a two-day Sledge Hockey Player Development Camp at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer on September 21-22. Along with the player camp, there will be a sledge hockey specific Coach 2 clinic offered for those who coach in the game. PLAYER REGISTRATION > | COACH REGISTRATION >


OFFICIATING CLINIC REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Registration is now available for all 2019-20 officiating clinics throughout Alberta. DETAILS >


SHOWCASE YOUR COMMUNITY TO CANADA!

Hockey Canada is now accepting bids to play host to the 2021 World Junior A Challenge and 2021 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. DETAILS >


GLENCROSS INVITATIONAL RODEO CHARITY ROUGHSTOCK RAFFLE

The Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event is giving you the chance to win this 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Truck with the elevation package. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by visiting the Hockey Alberta office or calling 403-342-6777. Proceeds support the Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation Every Kid Every Community program.


 

CELEBRATE THE GAME WITH IIHF GIRLS’ HOCKEY WEEKEND!

World Girls’ Hockey Weekend will celebrate the female game from coast to coast to coast – and beyond – Oct. 4-6. Will you join the party? Get your event registered now! DETAILS >


 Hockey Alberta

INTRO TO HOCKEY MODEL FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Are you ready for the Intro to Hockey Model for the upcoming season? Check out the guidelines and playing rules for all players, ages 5-8 years. DETAILS > 

 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - NUTRITION & TRAVELLING

Eating healthy while travelling can be a challenge, but is easier when the team is on the same page with the same goals. 

View the Travelling information in our Parent Guide!


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

 

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:14

 
Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
July 25, 2019

Development-Leadership-Speakers

TEAM ALBERTA SHORTLIST ROSTERS ANNOUNCED

Hockey Alberta’s summer provincial development and evaluation camps have completed and shortlist rosters have been assembled for the U16 Male and U18 Female programs. Evaluations will continue into the season and teams will be finalized in the fall. U16 MALE >U18 FEMALE >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

THEOREN FLEURY AND GEOFF WARD HIGHLIGHT COACH CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Recently inducted Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame member Theo Fleury will be the keynote speaker for the 2019 Hockey Alberta Coach Conference at Mount Royal University in Calgary on August 10-11. He will be joined by a number of esteemed coaches and presenters, including Geoff Ward from the Calgary Flames. SPEAKERS > REGISTER > 


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL WITH OUR ALBERTA BUILT SUMMER CAMPS!

Finish your summer strong with an Alberta Built Skills Camp offered by Hockey Alberta in August. Your young players can reach their potential at our Female Skills Camp in Calgary and/or Super Skills Camp in Red Deer, Calgary or Grande Prairie. INFO >


First-Shift-2019

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019-20 NHL/NHLPA FIRST SHIFT PROGRAM

The First Shift is a truly unique experience for new-to-hockey families, 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. INFO > | REGISTER >


MHA SAFETY LEAD TRAINING SESSION - SEPTEMBER 7

As part of ensuring a safe environment for players, Hockey Alberta is encouraging each of its associations to identify a person who is passionate about safety in the game to fulfil the role of the Safety Lead. As part of this role, Hockey Alberta will be providing a one day training session on Saturday, September 7 at the Hockey Alberta office in Red Deer. BULLETIN >REGISTER >


  

SLEDGE HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT FOR PLAYERS AND COACHES - SEPTEMBER 21

Hockey Alberta is kicking off the 2019-20 season with a two-day Sledge Hockey Player Development Camp at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer on September 21 & 22. Along with the player camp, there will be a sledge hockey specific Coach 2 clinic offered for those who coach in the game. PLAYER REGISTRATION > | COACH REGISTRATION >


HOCKEY CANADA SUMMER SHOWCASE

Beat the heat this summer with the Team Canada Summer Showcase, featuring the future of Canadian hockey and teams from around the world. See it FREE in Calgary at the Markin McPhail Centre at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park. DETAILS >

GLENCROSS INVITATIONAL RODEO CHARITY ROUGHSTOCK RAFFLE

The Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event is giving you the chance to win this 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Truck with the elevation package. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by visiting the Hockey Alberta office or calling 403.342.6777. Proceeds support the Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation Every Kid Every Community program.


 Hockey Alberta

INTRO TO HOCKEY MODEL FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Hockey Alberta has finalized the Intro to Hockey Model, which provides the general structural and administrative guidelines and specific playing rules for all players, ages 5-8 years. DETAILS > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

POWER EDGE PRO - TRAIN LIKE CONNOR!

Minor Hockey Associations all around Alberta have been registering with PEP to develop their players in an efficient, productive, and professional manner. Is it a fit for your association? DETAILS > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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. Your donation will support kids in Alberta who would otherwise not have access to the game. DONATE NOW >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - LONG TERM PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) or Long Term Player Development (LTPD) is a "made-in-Canada" framework to maximize a player’s potential and long term involvement in sport over the course of his/her life. INFO >

View the Long Term Player Development information in our Parent Guide!


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:13

Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
July 11, 2019

Development-Leadership-Speakers

SUMMER DEVELOPMENT CAMPS UNDERWAY IN RED DEER

Hockey Alberta’s summer provincial development and evaluation camps continue this week in Red Deer, and run throughout the month of July. Camps include: Team Alberta U16 Male Provincial Camp, Officials Development Camp, Team Alberta U18 Female Summer Camp, U16 Female Summer Camp, and the AJHL Development Camp. MORE >


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL WITH OUR ALBERTA BUILT SUMMER CAMPS!

Finish your summer strong with an Alberta Built Skills Camp offered by Hockey Alberta in August. Your young players can reach their potential at our Female Skills Camp in Calgary and/or Super Skills Camp in Red Deer, Calgary or Grande Prairie. INFO >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME GALA TICKETS - 10 DAYS AWAY!

The 16th Anniversary Awards Gala & Hockey Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 21 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. Get your tickets before they sell out! TICKETS >

Contact Erin Zatylny at 403-967-0064 with any questions or for sponsorship inquiries. 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA COACH CONFERENCE - ONE MONTH AWAY!

The 2019 Hockey Alberta Coach Conference is coming to Mount Royal University in Calgary on August 10-11. Prepare for the 2019-20 season with professional presentations from esteemed speakers and learn about the latest strategies, trends, and technologies. INFO & REGISTRATION > 


First-Shift-2019

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019-20 NHL/NHLPA FIRST SHIFT PROGRAM

The First Shift is a truly unique experience for new-to-hockey families, 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. INFO > | REGISTER >


MHA SAFETY LEAD TRAINING SESSION - SEPTEMBER 7

As part of ensuring a safe environment for players, Hockey Alberta is encouraging each of its associations to identify a person who is passionate about safety in the game to fulfil the role of the Safety Lead. As part of this role, Hockey Alberta will be providing a one day training session on Saturday, September 7 at the Hockey Alberta office in Red Deer. BULLETIN >REGISTER >


 Hockey Alberta

INTRO TO HOCKEY MODEL FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Hockey Alberta has finalized the Intro to Hockey Model, which provides the general structural and administrative guidelines and specific playing rules for all players, ages 5-8 years. DETAILS > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

POWER EDGE PRO - TRAIN LIKE CONNOR!

Minor Hockey Associations all around Alberta have been registering with PEP to develop their players in an efficient, productive, and professional manner. Is it a fit for your association? DETAILS > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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. Your donation will support kids in Alberta who would otherwise not have access to the game. DONATE NOW >


BOWDEN MHA SELLING MINI BOARD SYSTEM

Bowden Minor Hockey is selling their 12" Foam Rink Dividers.  They are in excellent condition as they have only been used for 24 Initiation games plus three tournaments. They are asking $1500 for the set.  If your association is interested in purchasing the boards, please contact Adam Willert by email at [email protected] or call 403-350-6346. 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - BULLYING

Bullying is repeated, unwanted aggressive behavior by one or more individuals towards another. Check out our tips on how to keep children safe, identify bullying, and how to react when being bullied. INFO >

View the Bullying information in our Parent Guide!


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:12

Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
June 13, 2019

Development-Leadership-Speakers

DAVIDSON AND STEEL HIGHLIGHT DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP WEEKEND

Only a few seats remain for a rare opportunity to listen to Hockey Canada’s Melody Davidson and Anaheim Ducks Forward Sam Steel during Hockey Alberta’s Development Leadership weekend in Red Deer on June 22-23. The weekend is focused on minor hockey volunteers, with seminars on Coaching Skills, Intro to Hockey, and Development Directors. As part of the weekend, delegates will hear a keynote address and hot stove featuring Steel, Davidson and Power Edge Pro’s Joe Quinn. REGISTER NOW >


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL WITH OUR ALBERTA BUILT SUMMER CAMPS!

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can reach their potential at one of the following camps: Female Skills, Lethbridge Hurricanes Summer Skills, New Season Conditioning, and Super Skills. Upcoming camps are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. INFO >


2019 ELITE GOALTENDER CAMPS COMING TO RED DEER

Hockey Alberta is pleased to host some of the top minor hockey goaltenders in the province over the next two weekends, with the male camp running June 15-16, and female camp June 22-23. This is a development opportunity for 54 bantam & midget males and 36 females with a focus on mental preparation, career preparation, vision training, and technical & tactical components. GOALTENDER DEVELOPMENT >


 Hockey Alberta

INTRO TO HOCKEY MODEL FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Hockey Alberta has finalized the Intro to Hockey Model, which provides the general structural and administrative guidelines and specific playing rules for all players, ages 5-8 years. DETAILS > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

POWER EDGE PRO - TRAIN LIKE CONNOR!

Minor Hockey Associations all around Alberta have been registering with PEP to develop their players in an efficient, productive, and professional manner. Is it a fit for your association? DETAILS > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME GALA TICKETS - TICKETS OVER HALF SOLD!

The 16th Anniversary Awards Gala & Hockey Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 21 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. Get your tickets before they sell out! TICKETS >

Contact Erin Zatylny at 403-967-0064 with any questions or for sponsorship inquiries. 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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. Your donation will support kids in Alberta who would otherwise not have access to the game. DONATE NOW >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA COACH CONFERENCE RETURNS TO CALGARY

The 2019 Hockey Alberta Coach Conference is coming to Mount Royal University in Calgary on August 10-11. Prepare for the 2019-20 season with professional presentations from esteemed speakers and learn about the latest strategies, trends, and technologies. INFO & REGISTRATION > 


AIRDRIE MHA SELLING MINI BOARD SYSTEM

Airdrie Minor Hockey is selling their Mini Boards.  They have two sets in excellent condition with no logos on them.  They are asking $5000 per set or best offer.  If your association is interested in purchasing our boards, please contact Cindy Kunitz by email at [email protected] or call 403-912-2680.


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - FUNDRAISING

Fundraising is a great way to collaborate as a team and community to achieve financial benefit. Fundraising can also be used as a means to promote healthy behaviours to athletes. As a team, you should decide on a fundraising platform - the more of you interested in the fundraiser, the greater the likelihood that your fundraiser will be a success!

View the Fundraising information in our Parent Guide!


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:11

Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
May 30, 2019

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL WITH OUR ALBERTA BUILT SUMMER CAMPS!

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can reach their potential at one of the following camps: Female Skills, Lethbridge Hurricanes Summer Skills, New Season Conditioning, Team AB Peewee Skills, and Super Skills. Upcoming camps are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. INFO >


 Hockey Alberta

INTRO TO HOCKEY MODEL FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Hockey Alberta has finalized the Intro to Hockey Model, which provides the general structural and administrative guidelines and specific playing rules for all players, ages 5-8 years. DETAILS > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

POWER EDGE PRO - A FIT FOR ANY ASSOCIATION!

Minor Hockey Associations all around Alberta have been registering with PEP to develop their players in an efficient, productive, and professional manner. DETAILS > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP WEEKEND - JUNE 22-23

Hockey Alberta is hosting a Development Leadership weekend for minor hockey volunteers in Red Deer on June 22-23. Sessions include: Coaching Skills Seminar, Intro to Hockey Seminar, and Development Directors Seminar. MHAs are encouraged to send three volunteers to this event. INFO & REGISTRATION >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME GALA TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The 16th Anniversary Awards Gala & Hockey Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 21 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS >

Contact Erin Zatylny at 403-967-0064 with any questions or for sponsorship inquiries. 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA COACH CONFERENCE RETURNS TO CALGARY

The 2019 Hockey Alberta Coach Conference is coming to Mount Royal University in Calgary on August 10-11. Prepare for the 2019-20 season with professional presentations from esteemed speakers and learn about the latest strategies, trends, and technologies. INFO & REGISTRATION > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for key volunteer positions across a number of committees for the 2019-20 hockey season. 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. APPLICATION FORM > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - FOUR PILLARS OF DEVELOPMENT

Hockey Alberta has identified four key pillars that are crucial to building a successful player and person within the game of hockey. The four pillars are: Physical, Mental, Life Skills, and Technical.

View the Four Pillars of Development information in our Parent Guide!


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:10

Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
May 16, 2019

Hockey Alberta

NORTH YELLOW WINS THE 2019 ALBERTA CHALLENGE!

The 2019 Alberta Challenge wrapped up in Leduc on Sunday, May 5 with North Yellow skating to a 5-2 victory over North Blue in the championship game.  DETAILS > | ALL-STARS >


 Hockey Alberta

NORTH GREY WINS THE 2019 PEEWEE PROSPECTS CUP

North Grey won the all-northern championship match-up over North Blue 6-2 to claim the 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup in Lethbridge. DETAILS > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

BROOKS PLAYS HOST TO THE 2019 NATIONAL JUNIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2019 National Junior A Championship is currently taking place in Brooks with the AJHL’s Bandits serving as the host team. The championship game goes Sunday (May 19) at 3pm. DETAILS > SCHEDULE > | STATS > | STANDINGS >


Hockey Alberta

TEAM ALBERTA U18 FEMALE NAMES COACHING STAFF FOR 2019 U18 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The coaching staff who will lead the Team Alberta U18 Female squad at the 2019 U18 Nationals has been announced by Hockey Alberta. Craig Perrett, Dayna Janzen, Brett Wold, Engi Lim, and Shanya Shwetz will be leading the team when they take to the ice in Morden & Winkler, MB in November. DETAILS > 


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

GET READY FOR NEXT SEASON WITH OUR ALBERTA BUILT SUMMER CAMPS!

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can reach their potential at one of the following camps: Dynamic Shooting, Female Skills, Lethbridge Hurricanes Summer Skills, New Season Conditioning, and Super Skills. Upcoming camps are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. INFO >


Hockey Alberta

TEAM ALBERTA U16 SUMMER CAMP INVITES ANNOUNCED

Eighty 2004-born male athletes from across Alberta are about to take the next step in Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program. Invitations have been extended to the players to attend the Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Camp July 1-7 in Red Deer, which is the next step in the selection process for the 2019 WHL Cup in Calgary. INVITES >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP WEEKEND - JUNE 22-23

Hockey Alberta is hosting a Development Leadership weekend for minor hockey volunteers in Red Deer on June 22-23. Sessions include: Coaching Skills Seminar, Intro to Hockey Seminar, and Development Directors Seminar. MHAs are encouraged to send three volunteers to this event. INFO & REGISTRATION >


Hockey Alberta

TICKETS ON SALE FOR WORLD U17 CHALLENGE IN MEDICINE HAT & SWIFT CURRENT

The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge - an international showcase of the best young hockey talent in the world – will be co-hosted by Medicine Hat and Swift Current in November 2019. TICKETS >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME GALA TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The 16th Anniversary Awards Gala & Hockey Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 21 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS >

Contact Erin Zatylny at 403-967-0064 with any questions or for sponsorship inquiries. 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC

Join us at the annual Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic in beautiful Canmore on July 22-23 in support of the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community ProgramFULL DETAILS >


Hockey Alberta

DEVELOPMENT 1 COACHING CLINICS HAPPENING THIS SUMMER

Hockey Alberta will be hosting three Development 1 coaching clinics this summer in Edmonton, Medicine Hat, and Okotoks. INFO >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA COACH CONFERENCE RETURNS TO CALGARY

The 2019 Hockey Alberta Coach Conference is coming to Mount Royal University in Calgary on August 10-11. Prepare for the 2019-20 season with professional presentations from esteemed speakers and learn about the latest strategies, trends, and technologies. INFO & REGISTRATION > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for key volunteer positions across a number of committees for the 2019-20 hockey season. 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. APPLICATION FORM > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

INTRO TO HOCKEY - RINK DIVIDERS - DEADLINE TO ORDER IS JUNE 1

With the full implementation of half ice/cross ice hockey at the Initiation and Novice levels in the 2019-20 season, Hockey Alberta has arranged promotional pricing on rink divider systems from Athletica Sport Systems for all member associations. Orders must be placed by June 1. INFO >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - LESSONS FROM BEHIND THE GLASS

In a 10 point video series produced by BC Hockey, Allyson Tufts, author of "Lessons from Behind the Glass", provides insight on how to provide your child with a positive hockey experience.

View our Lessons from Behind the Glass information in our Parent Guide!


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:09

Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
May 2, 2019

Hockey Alberta

TEAM ALBERTA RED WINS THE 2019 ALBERTA CUP!

The 2019 Alberta Cup was capped off with a terrific final game, where Team Alberta Red defeated Alberta Black 3-1 to win the championship. DETAILS & ALL-STARS >


 Hockey Alberta

ST. ALBERT SLASH WIN THIRD STRAIGHT ESSO CUP

St. Albert Slash have made history by becoming the first team to win Canada’s National Female Midget Championship three straight years after a 4-1 victory over the host Sudbury Lady Wolves. MORE > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ALBERTA CHALLENGE UNDERWAY IN LEDUC! 

The 2019 Alberta Challenge begins today (Thursday) at the Leduc Recreation Centre. Six teams filled with the top bantam female players from across Alberta are battling for the Challenge title. SCHEDULE > | ROSTERS > | INFO >


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PEEWEE PROSPECTS CUP COMING TO LETHBRIDGE

The 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup rosters have been released. Check out who will compete for the Cup in Lethbridge on May 9-12. SCHEDULE >ROSTERS > | INFO >


  Hockey Alberta

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018-19 HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARD RECIPIENTS

On Sunday, April 28, 13 individuals, teams and associations were recognized at the Hockey Alberta Awards in Red Deer. Find out more about the deserving recipients and consider who makes a difference to you, your team and your community in 2019-20.

 


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

GET READY FOR NEXT SEASON WITH OUR ALBERTA BUILT SUMMER CAMPS!

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can reach their potential at one of the following camps: Super Skills, Dynamic Shooting, and Developing Defensemen. Upcoming camps are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. INFO >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP WEEKEND - JUNE 22-23

Hockey Alberta is hosting a Development Leadership weekend for minor hockey volunteers in Red Deer on June 22-23. Sessions include: Coaching Skills Seminar, Intro to Hockey Seminar, and Development Directors Seminar. MHAs are encouraged to send three volunteers to this event. INFO & REGISTRATION >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME GALA TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The 16th Anniversary Awards Gala & Hockey Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 21 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS >

Contact Erin Zatylny at 403-967-0064 with any questions or for sponsorship inquiries. 

 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC

Join us at the annual Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic in beautiful Canmore on July 22-23 in support of the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community ProgramFULL DETAILS >


Hockey Alberta

DEVELOPMENT 1 COACHING CLINICS HAPPENING THIS SUMMER

Hockey Alberta will be hosting three Development 1 coaching clinics this summer in Edmonton, Medicine Hat, and Okotoks. INFO >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA COACH CONFERENCE RETURNS TO CALGARY

The 2019 Hockey Alberta Coach Conference is coming to Mount Royal University in Calgary on August 10-11. Prepare for the 2019-20 season with professional presentations from esteemed speakers and learn about the latest strategies, trends, and technologies. INFO & REGISTRATION > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for key volunteer positions across a number of committees for the 2019-20 hockey season. 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. APPLICATION FORM > 


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

2019 ALBERTA MASTERS GAMES

The 2019 Alberta Masters Games are heading to Rocky Mountain House on August 22-25! This 30+ event includes hockey as one of its feature sports - and competitors from across the province are needed! If you are interested, check out the website and get yourself registered. REGISTER >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

INTRO TO HOCKEY - RINK DIVIDERS

With the full implementation of half ice/cross ice hockey at the Initiation and Novice levels in the 2019-20 season, Hockey Alberta has arranged promotional pricing on rink divider systems from Athletica Sport Systems for all member associations. Orders must be placed by June 1. INFO >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:08

Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
April 18, 2019

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

THE ALBERTA CUP - ONE WEEK AWAY!

The 2019 Alberta Cup features the top bantam players from Alberta in a best-on-best setting. Former WHL and NHL stars who played in the Alberta Cup include: Jordan Eberle, Devan Dubnyk, Jake Debrusk, Matt Dumba, and Brayden Point. Don’t miss out on your chance to see the next crop of WHL and NHL stars. Tournament passes are on sale now. TICKETS > | ROSTERS > | INFO > 


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

CALGARY BUFFALOES AND ST. ALBERT SLASH PREPARE FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Calgary Buffaloes will be the Pacific representative in this year’s TELUS Cup in Thunder Bay, ON. The tournament is set to begin on April 22. SCHEDULE >

The St. Albert Slash will look for the three-peat at the Esso Cup in Sudbury, ON. They begin play on April 21. SCHEDULE >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ALBERTA CHALLENGE HEADED TO LEDUC! 

The 2019 Alberta Challenge will be at the Leduc Recreation Centre on May 2-5. Six teams filled with the top bantam female players across Alberta will battle for the Challenge Cup. SCHEDULE > | ROSTERS > | INFO >


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PEEWEE PROSPECTS ROSTERS ANNOUNCED

The 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup rosters have been released. Each team will comprise of 20 players who will compete for the cup in Lethbridge on May 9-12. SCHEDULE >ROSTERS > | INFO >


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

GET READY FOR NEXT SEASON WITH OUR ALBERTA BUILT CAMPS!

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can reach their potential at one of the following camps: Super Skills, Dynamic Shooting, and Developing Defensemen. Upcoming camps are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. INFO >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP WEEKEND - JUNE 22-23

Hockey Alberta is hosting a Development Leadership weekend for minor hockey volunteers in Red Deer on June 22 & 23. Available courses include a Coaching Skills Seminar, Intro to Hockey Seminar, and Development Directors Seminar. It is encouraged that each MHA send three volunteers to this event. INFO & REGISTRATION >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME GALA TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The 16th Anniversary Awards Gala & Hockey Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 21 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS >

Contact Erin Zatylny at 403-967-0064 with any questions or for sponsorship inquiries. 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC

Join us at the annual Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic in beautiful Canmore on July 22-23 in support of the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community ProgramFULL DETAILS >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA COACH CONFERENCE RETURNS TO CALGARY

The 2019 Hockey Alberta Coach Conference is coming to Mount Royal University in Calgary on August 10-11. Prepare for the 2019-20 season with professional presentations from esteemed speakers and learn about the latest strategies, trends, and technologies. INFO & REGISTRATION > 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for key volunteer positions across a number of committees for the 2019-20 hockey season. 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. APPLICATION FORM > 


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

2019 ALBERTA MASTERS GAMES

The 2019 Alberta Masters Games are heading to Rocky Mountain House on August 22-25! This 30+ event includes hockey as one of its feature sports - and competitors from across the province are needed! If you are interested, check out the website and get yourself registered. REGISTER >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

INTRO TO HOCKEY - RINK DIVIDERS

With the full implementation of half ice/cross ice hockey at the Initiation and Novice levels in the 2019-20 season, Hockey Alberta has arranged promotional pricing on rink divider systems from Athletica Sport Systems for all member associations. Orders must be placed by June 1. INFO >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - THE PATHWAY TO HOCKEY IN ALBERTA

At Hockey Alberta, our Vision is “Hockey for Life.” As the parent of a player within the minor hockey system in Alberta, there is a lifetime of opportunity for you and your child(ren) to stay involved in with our great sport for many years. Regardless of the age of your child, there is a level of hockey where he/she can play, and enjoy the benefits of being a hockey participant.

View our Pathway to Hockey information in our Parent Guide!


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

Breaking Down Barriers - Trio of Female Coaches Sweep CWG Podium

"It’s a Great Day for Hockey!" - Brooks Novice Jamboree


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:07

Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
April 4, 2019
Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: WEEKS TWO & THREE RECAP

Twenty-Three new provincial champions have been crowned over the past two weekends during the 2019 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial. The Junior B Provincials are underway this weekend in Wetaskiwin! WEEK ONE CHAMPIONS > | WEEK TWO CHAMPIONS > | WEEK THREE CHAMPIONS >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

THE ALBERTA CUP IS COMING TO RED DEER!

The 2019 Alberta Cup features the top bantam players from Alberta in a best-on-best setting. Former WHL and NHL stars who played in the Alberta Cup include: Jordan Eberle, Devan Dubnyk, Sam Steel, Matt Dumba, and Brayden Point. Don’t miss out on youor chance to see the next crop of WHL and NHL stars. Tournament passes are on sale now. TICKETS > | ROSTERS > | INFO > | SPONSORSHIP >


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The Calgary Buffaloes host BC’s Cariboo Cougars this weekend in a best of three series at Cardel Rec South. The winner advances to compete in the TELUS Cup in Thunder Bay, ON.

Game 1: Fri. April 5 @ 7 pm - Game 2: Sat. April 6 @ 7 pm - *Game 3 (if nec.): Sun. April 7 @ 2 pm

The St. Albert Slash host the Greater Vancouver Comets this weekend in a best of three series at Akinsdale Arena to determine who will advance to compete in the Esso Cup in Sudbury, ON.

Game 1: Fri. April 5 @ 7:30 pm - Game 2: Sat. April 6 @ 7:30 pm - *Game 3 (if nec.): Sun. April 7 @ 12:45 pm


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

SLEDGE HOCKEY TAKES OVER LEDUC! 

The Paralympic Sports Association hosted the Matt Cook Memorial Cup, a Western Canada Sledge Hockey Tournament, at the Leduc Recreation Centre on March 29-31. The tournament saw 19 teams participating from Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan, with 37 games played over 3 days. Gold medal winners were the Regina Avengers (Junior & Intermediate C) and the EASA Storm (Intermediate B). Next year’s tournament is in Calgary.


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME GALA TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The 16th Anniversary Awards Gala & Hockey Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 21 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS >

Contact Erin Zatylny at 403-967-0064 with any questions or for sponsorship inquiries.


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

COACH OF THE MONTH - MARCH

Hockey Alberta’s March Coach of the Month recipients - sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel - are Chris Overwater of Olds and Dave Shaw of Sherwood Park. MORE > 


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

BE ALBERTA BUILT! UNLOCK YOUR PLAYER’S POTENTIAL - SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR APRIL AND BEYOND

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, Super Skills, Dynamic Shooting, and Goaltender Skills. Upcoming camps are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS REGISTRATION >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

FUTURE COACHES PROGRAM - LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!

Future Coaches is designed to develop male and female Midget Aged players in the areas of coaching, skill instruction, and leadership. There are three Future Coaches weekend clinics available.

Red Deer - April 5-6 - REGISTER >

Calgary - April 12-13 - REGISTER >

Edmonton - April 12-13 - REGISTER >


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HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC

Join us at the annual Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic in beautiful Canmore on July 22-23 in support of the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community ProgramFULL DETAILS >


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THE ALLAN CUP IS ALMOST HERE!

The Lacombe Generals are hosting the 2019 Canadian Senior AAA hockey championship - the Viking Projects Allan Cup, April 8-13. Don’t miss out on your chance to see the best senior players in the nation as they hit the ice in Lacombe. TICKETS & INFO >


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TEAM ALBERTA U16 AND U18 COACH APPLICATIONS OPEN

Hockey Alberta is accepting applications for Team Alberta’s U16 Male and U18 Female teams. Deadline is April 8 at 4 pm. U16 MALE APPLICATION > | U18 FEMALE APPLICATION >


 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

2019 ALBERTA MASTERS GAMES

The 2019 Alberta Masters Games are heading to Rocky Mountain House on August 22-25! This 30+ event includes hockey as one of its feature sports - and competitors from across the province are needed! If you are interested, check out the website and get yourself registered. REGISTER >


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INTRO TO HOCKEY - RINK DIVIDERS

With the full implementation of half ice/cross ice hockey at the Initiation and Novice levels in the 2019-20,. Hockey Alberta has arranged for special pricing for rink divider systems from Athletica Sport Systems for all member associations. Orders must be placed by June 1. INFO >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 Order 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. All award winners will be recognized at the 2019 Alberta Cup in Red Deer. The deadline for nominations is April 15. HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARDS NOMINATION FORM >


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA IS LOOKING FOR A NEW DIGITAL MASCOT - DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS APRIL 5!

Hockey Alberta is adopting a Digital Mascot, and we want students across the province to help us with the design! The contest is open to elementary school students in Alberta from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The contest runs until April 5, so don’t delay. HOW TO SUBMIT >


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HOCKEY ALBERTA & LACOMBE FORD/DRAYTON VALLEY FORD

A new partnership between Hockey Alberta and Lacombe Ford/ Drayton Valley Ford will make Hockey Alberta vehicles much more recognizable when travelling around the province. The partnership sees Lacombe Ford/Drayton Valley Ford providing Hockey Alberta with a 2018 Ford Flex and Ford Explorer for the next two years. DETAILS >


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PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - RESPECT IN SPORT

The Respect in Sport Program is an online certification program designed to protect our youth as well as enhance Hockey Alberta’s mandate of providing a safe and fun environment for all of our participants. It is Canada’s leading online bullying, abuse, harassment, and negligence prevention program for parents, coaches, and community leaders. It is offered in two different streams: Respect in Sport Parent, and Respect in Sport Activity Leader.

View our Respect in Sport information in our Parent Guide!


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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:06

Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
March 21, 2019
Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: WEEK ONE RECAP

Thirteen new provincial champions were crowned on Sunday, highlighting a busy first weekend of the 2019 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial. CHAMPIONS >


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PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: WEEK TWO PREVIEW

Twelve more champions will be crowned this weekend as Week Two of the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, kicks off across the province. LOCATIONS >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME GALA TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The 16th Anniversary Awards Gala & Hockey Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 21 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS >

Contact Erin Zatylny at 403-967-0064 with any questions or for sponsorship inquiries.


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

BE ALBERTA BUILT! UNLOCK YOUR PLAYER’S POTENTIAL - SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR APRIL AND BEYOND

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, Super Skills, Dynamic Shooting, and Goaltender Skills. Camps for April and beyond are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS REGISTRATION >


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR 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. MORE INFORMATION & APPLICATION >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES RAFFLE - FOUR DAYS LEFT 

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 until Monday, March 25, 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.


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

FUTURE COACHES PROGRAM - LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!

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 >


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HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC

Join us at the annual Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic in beautiful Canmore on July 22 and 23 in support of the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community ProgramFULL DETAILS >


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ALBERTA CUP SPONSORSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE

The Alberta Cup is being held in Red Deer, at the new Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre on April 24-28. Six teams of players will then move on to compete at the Alberta Cup tournament, which provides ‘best-on-best’ competition for 14-year old players. Sponsorships are now available at a variety of levels. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES >


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

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

Peewee Skills - Hockey Alberta is hosting the fourth annual Peewee Skills Camp for 2006-born athletes. The camp takes place in Calgary at the Cardel Rec South Arena on June 21-23. REGISTER > | PEEWEE SKILLS VIDEO >>


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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). NORTH CAMP REGISTRATION > | SOUTH CAMP REGISTRATION >>


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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. All award winners will be recognized at the 2019 Alberta Cup in Red Deer. The deadline for nominations in April 15. HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARDS NOMINATION FORM >


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA IS LOOKING FOR A NEW DIGITAL MASCOT!

Hockey Alberta is adopting a Digital Mascot, and we want students across the province to help us with the design!

The contest is open to elementary school students in Alberta from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The contest runs until April 5, 2019 with the winner announced in early June. HOW TO SUBMIT >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - CHAIN OF INFLUENCE

Something has happened to my child, who do I contact?

View our Chain of Influence Information on our Parent Guide!


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

GET GEARED UP FOR AND PROVINCIALS!

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 > 


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CANADA WINTER GAMES LANYARDS AVAILABLE

The 2019 Canada Winter Games are offering their extra lanyards to tournaments or groups who may want them for their members or events. For more details or to request lanyards, please contact Karen Oatway.


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:05

Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
March 7, 2019
Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


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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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >

 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >>


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >>


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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.


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 > 


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Try Girls Hockey Day --- Girls Hockey Calgary 

 

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


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:04

Hockey Alberta Newsletter
February 22, 2019

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


 


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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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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.


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 > 


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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:03

 Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
February 7, 2019

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 Newsletter

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 >

 


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


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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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


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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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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.


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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 >


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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 [email protected] or check out the Generals’ website. GO TO THE WEBSITE >


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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


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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:02

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

January 24, 2019


 

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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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.


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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 [email protected] or check out the Generals’ website. GO TO THE WEBSITE >


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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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:01

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

January 10, 2019


 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 >


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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


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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 >


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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.


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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 >

 


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ICE TIMES Edition 18:22

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

December 6, 2018


INTRODUCING TEAM ALBERTA

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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 Newsletter

 

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

 

 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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 >


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ICE TIMES Edition 18:21

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

November 22, 2018


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

 

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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!

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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 

 

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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

 

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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

 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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 [email protected] for team discount tickets, or check the website for more info or tickets.   I GOT MIND TOUR >

 


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ICE TIMES Edition 18:20

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

November 8, 2018


 

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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 >


 

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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 >


 

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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 >


 

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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 >


 

 

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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 >

 


 

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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!


 

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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 >


 

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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 [email protected]  


 

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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 [email protected] for team discount tickets, or check the website for more info or tickets.  I GOT MIND TOUR >


 

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PART TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY - PARALYMPIC SPORTS ASSOCIATION

 

The Paralympic Sports Association is looking to hire a Program Assistant for their organization.


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ICE TIMES Edition 18:19

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

Oct 25, 2018


 

INFORMATION BULLETINS 18:05 AND 18:06 

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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

 

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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

 

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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

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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

 

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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

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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

 

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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 >


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Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ICE TIMES Edition 18:18

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

October 11, 2018


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

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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

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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. 


 Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ICE TIMES Edition 18:17

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

Sept 27, 2018


WELCOME TO THE START OF A NEW HOCKEY SEASON

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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 Newsletter

 

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 Newsletter

 

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

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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 Newsletter

 

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

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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 Newsletter

 

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 >


 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

ICE TIMES Edition 18:16

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

September 6, 2018


THE FIRST SHIFT - COMING TO A COMMUNITY NEAR YOU

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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 Newsletter

 

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

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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 [email protected].


AHHF NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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%

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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 >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ICE TIMES Edition 18:15

Hockey Alberta Newsletter
August 9, 2018

A WEEKEND FOCUSING ON DEVELOPMENT FOR COACHES, OFFICIALS AND PLAYERS

 

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

 

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 >