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Ice Times Newsletter

ICE TIMES - Edition 21:01


HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM HOCKEY ALBERTA

The calendar has flipped to 2021 and Hockey Alberta is excited for all of the challenges and triumphs that this new year will bring us. We hope to see you all back in a rink soon!


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR VIRTUAL 2021 FEMALE HOCKEY DAY

Registration is now open for 2021 Female Hockey Day, which will be taking place virtually (via Zoom) on January 30 & 31. The cost for each participant is $15.

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HOCKEY GIVES BACK ACROSS ALBERTA

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

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HOCKEY FOR LIFE

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

JORDAN EBERLE > | SHAWN BELLE > | SUBMIT YOUR OWN >


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NEXXT LEVEL FEMALE OFFICIALS FORUM TO BE HOSTED BY VARIOUS ALBERTA SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS

Five Alberta sports organizations have come together to support a virtual event for female sports officials. The event will bring together an elite panel of speakers who have officiated at a world class level. Each speaker, through personal experience, will offer insight, lessons learned, and potential pathways to aspiring, young officials.

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2020 YEAR IN REVIEW

The year 2020 was a challenging one. As a hockey community it was one of change, adversity and adaptation. - along with many positive stories. Please join us in looking back on the top stories for Hockey Alberta in 2020.

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ICE TIMES - Edition 21:02

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR VIRTUAL 2021 FEMALE HOCKEY DAY

Time is running out to register for 2021 Female Hockey Day, which will be taking place virtually (via Zoom) on January 30 & 31. The cost for each participant is $15.

REGISTER NOW >


CHEVROLET GOOD DEEDS CUP SUBMISSION DEADLINE - JANUARY 28

The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup wants to inspire young Canadians to do good by transforming the positive values learned through hockey into Good Deeds within their communities. The goal of the program is to develop hockey players on and off the ice.

MORE INFORMATION >


HOCKEY FOR LIFE

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

LORNA LEBLANC > | LACEY SENUK > | SUBMIT YOUR OWN >


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CENTRE ICE PODCAST - EPISODE SIX: ACCESSIBILITY TO HOCKEY

Episode Six of the Center Ice Podcast focuses on the importance of keeping hockey - and sport in general - accessible to everyone.

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Centre Ice Podcast - Episode Six: Accessing the Game

Episode Six of the Center Ice Podcast focuses on the importance of keeping hockey - and sport in general - accessible to everyone.

Canadian Long Drive Champion Lisa ’Longball’ Vlooswyk, the newest member of the Hockey Alberta Foundation Board of Directors, joins us to discuss the Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community program and why she chose to join the board, while Executive Director of Heros Hockey, Kevin Hodgson, shares the incredible programming Heros Hockey offers for vulnerable youth across the country.


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Episode Links: Every Kid Every Community > | Female Hockey Day > | Hockey for Life Story Submissions > | Maschmeyer, Mikkelson to attend BFL National Women’s Team Training Camp > | Six Albertans to Attend Canada’s National Para Hockey Team Training Camp > | Heros Hockey >

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Centre Ice is the brand-new Hockey Alberta podcast, featuring the latest news and views on amateur hockey across the province. Subscribe now on your favourite podcast app!

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Six Albertans named for Canada’s National Para Hockey Team Training Camp

CALGARY – Six Albertans are among the 14 players selected to attend the National Para Hockey Team Training Camp, presented by Canadian Tire, set for Jan. 16-26 in Calgary.

Attending the training camp from Alberta are forwards Cody Dolan (Calgary), Auren Halbert (Calgary), Zach Lavin (Okotoks), Zach Savage (Westlock) and defense Micah Kovacevich (Edmonton) and Branden Sison (Edmonton).

Several Albertans also join the coaching and support staff. Team Canada alumnus Steve Arsenault (Edmonton) joins as an assistant coach, Ashton Murley (Beaumont/University of Alberta) and Blair Smook (Airdrie) will serve as the equipment managers and Charley Hasselaar (Millarville/University of Calgary) joins as the Athletic therapist.

The 11-day training camp includes practices and three-on-three intrasquad games at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park, and will take place in a bubble environment closed to the public.

Throughout the 2020-21 season, Canada’s National Para Hockey Team will continue to prepare for the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, China. The team intends to hold additional camps prior to the 2021 IPC World Para Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic in May, while future camps and international competitions remain dependent on further impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Roster named for BFL National Women’s Team Training Camp

CALGARY - Two Albertans are among the top players from across the country who have been invited to attend the BFL National Women’s Team Training Camp, presented by Sobeys, in Calgary Jan. 17-30. The camp will take place in a bubble environment closed to the public.

Goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim) and defence Meaghan Mikkelson (St. Albert) will attend the training camp.

Several Albertans also join the coaching and support staff tasked to lead Canada’s National Women’s Team through the 2020-21 season. Brad Kirkwood (Calgary/University of Calgary) will serve as the goaltending coach, James Emery (Calgary) as the video coach and Christine Atkins (Fort Macleod) as one of the team therapists.

Thirty-five players will participate in the camp, giving the coaching staff an opportunity to evaluate players in preparation for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Halifax and Truro, N.S., April 7-17.

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Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup submission deadline approaching

CALGARY - The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup wants to inspire young Canadians to do good by transforming the positive values learned through hockey into Good Deeds within their communities. The goal of the program is to develop hockey players on and off the ice.

Over the past four years, thousands of hockey players across the country have been challenged to go out and perform Good Deeds in their communities. Teams have made an extraordinary impact, but the COVID-19 pandemic means that isn’t possible this season.

For the fifth year of the program, instead of asking teams to submit Good Deeds, Chevrolet is asking for them PITCH GOOD DEED IDEAS that will have a significant impact on their community. Every team that participates has the chance to become this year’s champion and win a $100,000 donation to the registered charity of their choice.

Not only do teams have the chance to become champions, but also to do additional good. Chevrolet will donate $50 to the Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund for each Good Deed idea submitted, donating up to $75,000 and helping more kids access Canada’s game.

To ensure the impact is felt far and wide, submissions will be open to U11, U13 and U15 minor hockey teams registered with Hockey Canada.

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN AND ENTERING IS SIMPLE

  1. Ensure your hockey team is U11, U13 or U15 and registered with Hockey Canada.
  2. Be safe! Please follow all applicable COVID-19 guidelines for brainstorming and filming your Good Deed idea videos.
  3. Work with your team to brainstorm a Good Deed idea that can help your community.
    • Good Deed examples:
      • Donate $100,000 to your local humane society to help it rescue more animals.
      • Donate $100,000 to your local hospital foundation so it can purchase more machines for their cardiac unit.
      • Be creative! Find a Good Deed that is relevant to your community!
  4. Create a video (30-60 seconds) to pitch your Good Deed idea. The video should include:
    • Team name and location (City/Town and province).
    • Your Good Deed idea.
    • Why the Good Deed would be meaningful to your community.
    • Who is the registered charity of your choice to receive the $100,000 prize?
  5. Submit your Good Deed idea on Twitter using your hockey team’s Twitter account. Make sure you use the following tags:
    • @ChevroletCanada
    • #ChevroletGoodDeedsCup

CHEVROLET GOOD DEEDS CUP IMPORTANT DATES
December 20, 2020 – January 28, 2021 – Pitch your Good Deed idea

For more information on the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup Program please visit chevroletgooddeedscup.ca

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2021 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta has made a difficult decision regarding this season’s Provincial Championships. With the uncertainty we are facing in the fight against COVID-19, the decision has been made to cancel all tournaments for the 2021 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial. These tournaments will not be rescheduled for the 2021 season.

This decision has been made with the safety of all our members and participants in mind. Within the current environment in Alberta related to COVID-19, hosting tournaments will likely not be possible, and making this decision now will ensure that members do not waste time, money and other resources in planning to host tournaments.

Hockey Alberta remains focused on working with government officials to develop a plan that will permit teams to return to practice and game play and keep our youth active for their physical and mental well-being. Working with League representatives at each level of hockey we hope to be able to salvage the season. The cancellation of Provincial tournaments provides leagues with the opportunity to plan the remainder of the season, scheduling play through until the end of the season for all teams.

Establishing the meaningful competition that is required to identify and move Teams from League play into Playoffs will not be easy. However, as we return to play this season, Leagues will have the ability to still find ways to determine a champion. Hockey Alberta remains optimistic that we can regroup and host the 2022 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships.

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Highlight Reel: 2020

The year 2020 was a challenging one. As a hockey community it was one of change, adversity and adaptation. - along with many positive stories. Please join us in looking back on the top stories for Hockey Alberta in 2020.

2020 Year In Review >

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Registration open for virtual 2021 Female Hockey Day

RED DEER - Registration is now open for the virtual two-day Female Hockey Day event on January 30-31.

This event will include a variety of sessions covering relevant topics for athletes from U9 - U18, and feature speakers from the national, provincial, and community levels – all to celebrate female hockey.

The cost for each participant is $15. Registered participants will receive the Zoom link the day prior to the event.

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Fuelled by Gatorade

2021 Female Hockey Day will be Fuelled by Gatorade. Each participant registered will receive an event package including a Gatorade bottle, towel, and other materials. Register by January 26 to receive your package for the event.


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