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Team Alberta

2022 Prospects Cup Regional Camp Registration Now Open

RED DEER - Registration is now open for 2009-born male athletes to take part in regional selection camps for the 2022 Prospects Cup.

All regional camps will take place April 15-17 at the following locations (dates and locations subject to change):

Calgary Regional Camp - Don Hartman NE Sportsplex
South Regional Camp - Olds Sportsplex
Capital Regional Camp - The Meadows Community Recreation Centre (Edmonton)
North Regional Camp - Wally Fedun Arena (Vegreville)

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  1. Registration is limited at each position at each camp.
  2. Eligible athletes must be permanent residents of Alberta.
  3. Only Hockey Canada/Hockey Alberta Registered Athletes are eligible to register.

If you are unsure in which Region you reside, or have any other questions, please contact Hudson Kelly at [email protected] prior to registration.

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Home Ice Feature

First Annual Peace Country Female Jamboree a Success

BEAVERLODGE – The inaugural Peace Country Jamboree was a huge success in providing a unique opportunity for young female hockey players in northern Alberta.

The Jamboree was co-hosted by the Peace Country Female Hockey Club, and Beaverlodge and Sexsmith Minor Hockey Associations, October 29-30. The event was open to registered U7-U13 female hockey players, who spent the weekend honing their skills on the ice and showcasing their skills among their female peers.

The Jamboree featured players learning from female coaches like Tanya Chomyc, who led various drills and exercises to help the young players develop their skills.

Christy Martin, the Jamboree’s organizer, believes these types of events are very important for young female players, especially those in the north where the opportunity to play on an all-female team can be limited due to numbers.

“I’ve noticed, seeing my sons play and then my daughter who was in her first year of U13, we could see their drive was a little bit different. Once we moved her into girl’s hockey, her drive has immensely increased. She’s not just the girl sitting on the blue line,” said Martin. “So, I think the girls really realized that when they had a scrimmage for their last session [at the Jamboree]. They all got to participate. So, I think it really opened their eyes, especially the younger girls, just to see that there’s a team out there for them.”

In accordance with COVID-19 restrictions, attendance was capped at 60 (30 for U7/U9 players, and 30 for U11/ U13 players), with the focus on on-ice activities. Parents and family members also had the opportunity to watch the players as they learned and interacted.

Martin hopes that the Jamboree inspires other small hockey associations to establish all female hockey programs to help encourage young women to play.

And there are plans to expand the Jamboree in the future. Martin said the Jamboree hopes to increase the number of players who can participate, especially at the U7 and U9 levels, and to include off-ice activities, such as seminars led by women who played hockey beyond the minor level to inspire younger players who might feel like they do not have a place in hockey. Other plans include a luncheon for the players, and other interactive activities to allow the players time to get to know each other.

For more information on Female Hockey programs existing all-female Minor Hockey leagues and grassroots Female Hockey programs can be found on the Hockey Alberta website.

Have you been inspired by someone in Alberta’s hockey community? Hockey Alberta is interested in highlighting individuals and groups who make a difference or have a unique story to tell. Submit your story idea by email to: [email protected].

Team Alberta

Emerson Jarvis Recognized as Member of the 2022 U18 Women’s World Championship

Hockey Alberta would like to congratulate Emerson Jarvis and Howie Draper who would have represented Canada at the 2022 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship.

Jarvis has been recognized as one of the 23 players - three goaltenders, seven defence and 13 forwards - that would have represented Canada National Women’s Under-18 Team this month. Draper was set to step behind the bench as head coach.

Canada was looking to earn its first gold medal since 2019 in Linköping and Mjölby, Sweden, but the ongoing uncertainty and changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) to cancel the championship for the second consecutive year, just two weeks before the puck dropped.

“Our disappointment of not competing in the championship this month does not overshadow the dedication and hard work our athletes and staff put in to be ready to compete,” said Gina Kingsbury, director of hockey operations. “I am extremely proud of this group. It is crucial for the development of these athletes, as well as the growth of the women’s game, to be able to hold this tournament, and we remain hopeful there is an opportunity for them to showcase their talents and represent Canada on the world stage in the near future.”

Draper, who led Canada to gold and silver at the 2019 and 2020 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championships, returned for his fourth year behind the bench. He is joined by assistant coaches Vicky Sunohara (Scarborough, Ont./University of Toronto, OUA) and Tara Watchorn (Newcastle, Ont./Stonehill College, NEWHA), and goaltending coach Gord Woodhall (Winnipeg, Man./Winnipeg, MFHL).

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team has won five gold medals (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019), seven silver medals (2008, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020) and one bronze (2018) at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship.

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, please visit, or following along through social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Centre Ice Podcast

Centre Ice Podcast - Episode Nineteen: Rob Litwinski & Lacey Senuk

RED DEER - The first episode of 2022 features Hockey Alberta’s CEO, Rob Litwinski, looking back on the year that was, what lies ahead in 2022, and sharing the organization’s long-term vision with HA2025. Plus, hear a bonus interview with Albertan official Lacey Senuk, who recently received the call to officiate at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

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Episode Links: Hockey Alberta Annual Report > | HA 2025 > | Female Hockey Day > | Job: Mentor, Female Hockey > | Coach of the Month > | Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, Hockey Alberta Contribute $600,000 to Grassroots Programs > | A Dream Come True >

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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!

Home Ice Feature

A Dream Come True

Lacey Senuk’s goal of working as an on-ice official at the Winter Olympics seemed like a pipe dream - until she got the call.

The Level 5 official from St. Albert will be skating the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China as a referee in the Women’s Hockey competition.

“It’s the pinnacle of officiating for myself. It’s an unbelievable honour to be selected as part of the group that’s going. It’s been a unique couple years and to finally reach that goal is pretty surreal,” said Senuk.

Senuk is no stranger to the international stage. Her experience working IIHF tournaments, including the 2021 Women’s World Championships, placed her on a preliminary list of officials being considered for the Olympics. After traveling to Denmark for fitness testing and classroom work in November, Senuk was designated to Czechia to work an Olympic qualifier tournament before the IIHF officially named her as a referee on January 7.

“It’s always been a pipe dream just because it’s every four years, it’s a very small group of officials going. But now that dream has come true,” said Senuk. “You don’t have the words, it’s pretty indescribable. The pipe dream has come alive and it’s come to fruition.”

With less than a month until the tournament begins, Senuk’s preparation is unusual compared to her normal routine. Under normal circumstances, Senuk would work games right up to when she leaves. Due to the COVID-19 environment, she is instead turning her focus to her off-ice fitness, studying the rulebook, limiting her interactions to just her “bubble”, and hitting the ice when it is convenient for her.

“I owe a lot of gratitude to Hockey Alberta and Hockey Canada for where I am and the association that I started with in St. Albert,” said Senuk. “If it wasn’t for the individuals involved there that saw potential and helped me, it’s hard to say, would I be where I am today? You don’t know but I am very thankful for the part that every single person has played in my development as an official.”

In total, 21 females will skate the women’s tournament, making it the second Olympics that will be entirely officiated by female officials. Women’s hockey action begins on February 3, and continues through until the gold medal game on February 17.

Hockey Alberta Foundation

Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, Hockey Alberta Contribute $600,000 to Grassroots Programs

EDMONTON, AB - In a team effort to make a significant impact in growing the game of hockey in Northern Alberta, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) has committed $1.5 million in funding to the Hockey Alberta Foundation (HAF) this past October.

In the first funding grant as part of this partnership, 50 applications from across Northern Alberta were submitted and the EOCF along with the HAF have approved 44 fulfillments. These grants totalled more than $600,000 with more funding to come in 2022, as the next application deadline for the Member Program Grant is February 28.

Groups who received 2021 grants include:

  • Accessible programs for low income families/vulnerable youth
  • Introduction to hockey programming
  • Coaching training/certification
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion training/programming
  • Female programming
  • Sled hockey equipment
  • Travel costs for remote communities
  • Referee retainment
  • Try hockey for free programming

The funding will continue to generate support for three areas:

  1. Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community grant program
  2. Hockey Alberta’s member grant program, supported by the EOCF
  3. Hockey Alberta’s volunteer recognition/thank you program

"Helping minor hockey and the growth of the game in Alberta has always been an important mandate for the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation," said Kevin Lowe, EOCF Director and Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman. "This past year was difficult for minor hockey participants, their families, coaches and all minor hockey associations throughout the province. These grants will provide funding and stability, allowing organizations to continue to grow the game of hockey in our province."

The new Hockey Alberta member grant program allows access to funding for Hockey Alberta members in Northern and Central Alberta. Priority for funding will continue to be given to those in need for leadership development, introduction to hockey, female, para, Indigenous hockey programming and any inclusion and diversity initiatives. Members will be able to access the funding application at

"We would like to thank the EOCF for their generous donation, as these funds will help grow the Every Kid Every Community grant program in Northern Alberta through the member grant program. It is through partnerships such as this that the Hockey Alberta Foundation and Hockey Alberta can keep growing and providing kids access to the game in communities throughout Alberta," said Dennis Zukiwsky, Chairperson, Hockey Alberta Foundation.

Throughout the pandemic, volunteers have been the backbone of minor hockey. To thank the volunteers, the EOCF and HAF have formed the Hockey Alberta volunteer recognition/thank you program. Coaches, parents and players will have an opportunity to be inspired by the Edmonton Oilers or Edmonton Oil Kings by attending games and getting more connected to the teams.

The HAF works to inspire every kid in every community’s passion for hockey. In collaboration with the EOCF, the HAF can continue to grow the game in Northern Alberta.


Female Hockey Day Set for 2022

LLOYDMINSTER – Female Hockey Day celebrations are heading east to Lloydminster Saturday, January 29. The event encourages female players, parents, coaches and supporters of all ages to gather for the development, growth and celebration of the game.

After hosting the event virtually in 2021, Female Hockey Day - presented by ATB Financial - will include on and off-ice sessions for current and prospective players, development sessions for goaltenders and a coaching clinic for Hockey Moms. Try Hockey events for both youth and adults will be offered, as well as an Intro to Hockey event for U7 and U9 players. Players in U11, U13, and U15/U18 divisions will take part in on and off-ice development sessions.

The evening will feature the Alberta Female Hockey League’s U15 AA Lloydminster Richardson’s Jewellery Jr. Steelers facing off against the Sherwood Park Royals. To cap off the festivities, those who participated in the day’s activities will be invited to a free skate.

Registration is now open with more information to become available in the new year.

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Please check the Servus Sports Centre website for all COVID-19 vaccination requirements and updates.

Relive the fun of the 2020 Female Hockey Day:

2020 Female Hockey Day Photo Gallery