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Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: Week One preview

RED DEER - The 2018 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, officially kick off today (Thursday) with 14 tournaments across the province.

Provincial championships set for March 15-18 include: Bantam A (Marwayne), Bantam B (Rocky Mountain House), Bantam C (Drumheller), Bantam D (Elk Point), Bantam Female A (Brooks), Bantam Female B (Stettler), Peewee Female B (Medicine Hat), Atom AA Major (Glenlake/Calgary), Atom AA Minor (Chestermere), Atom A (Whitecourt), Atom B (Beaverlodge), Atom C (Spirit River), Atom D (Bentley), and Atom Female (St. Paul).

You can keep track of all this weekend’s tournaments at, by following along with the score ticker at, on Facebook, Twitter (using the hashtags #HAProvincials or #ATBProvincials), or on Snapchat (username: hockeyalberta).

Hockey Alberta and ATB Financial are also proud to unveil a brand new Snapchat filter, available at all Provincial rinks across the province. Players and fans are encouraged to use the Provincials filter, and send a photo to Hockey Alberta on Snapchat for a chance to win a gift card prize pack from Hockey Alberta and ATB Financial.

You can also follow along with a number of individual tournaments on social media:

Atom AA Major: Twitter | Instagram
Atom AA Minor:
Twitter | Facebook
Atom A: Facebook
Atom D:
Twitter | Facebook
Bantam B:

Seven host communities are also celebrating True Spirit of Hockey Day this week, with Beaverlodge, Bentley, Chestermere, Elk Point, Rocky Mountain House, Stettler and Whitecourt all hosting a number of fun activities at local schools, allowing students to learn about hockey, and the teamwork and friendships that can be generated in the sport.


Senior AAA - Stony Plain Eagles VS. Lacombe Generals
Best-of-seven series tied 1-1

Game One: Stony Plain 2, Lacombe 4
Game Two:
Lacombe 3, Stony Plain 4
Game Three:
Friday, March 16, 8:00 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Lacombe
Game Four
: Saturday, March 17, 7:30 p.m. - Lacombe @ Stony Plain
Game Five: Wednesday, March 21, 8:00 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Lacombe
Game Six (if necessary): Friday, March 23, 8:00 p.m. - Lacombe @ Stony Plain
Game Seven (if necessary): Wednesday, March 28, 8:00 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Lacombe

Allan Cup - April 9-14 - Rosetown, Saskatchewan

Midget AAA - Teams, dates TBD

Telus Cup - April 23-29 - Sudbury, Ontario

Bantam AAA - Airdrie Xtreme vs. St. Albert Sabres
Airdrie leads best-of-five series 2-0

Game One: Airdrie 3, St. Albert 2 (OT)
Game Two: Airdrie 3,
St. Albert 2 (3OT)
Game Three: Saturday, March 17, 3:30 p.m. - St. Albert @ Airdrie
Game Four (if necessary): Sunday, March 18, 1:30 p.m. - St. Albert @ Airdrie
Game Five (If necessary): Wednesday, March 21, 6:45 p.m. - Airdrie @ St. Albert

Western Canadian Bantam AAA Championship - March 29 - April 1 - Kamloops, British Columbia


Photo credit: LA Media

2018 Alberta Cup rosters announced

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the rosters for the 2018 Alberta Cup.

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

Twenty 2003-born players comprise each roster, along with volunteers serving as head coach, assistant coaches, trainer, and director of operations. Rosters were selected in the aftermath of zone camps held March 23-25 throughout the province.

2018 Alberta Cup Rosters > | 2018 Alberta Cup Schedule >

"We are very excited to take the next step in the Road to Red Deer," said Manager of Team Alberta, Mike Kraichy. "We’re looking forward to a fantastic event in Spruce Grove this year, and for the high level of talent that will hit the ice."

The teams will play in a four-day, tournament-format competition. The event also features an education seminar hosted by the Western Hockey League.

Eighty players from this year’s competition will be selected to attend Team Alberta’s Provincial Camp in July, with a chance to represent their province at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer.

Tournament Passes

Tournament passes for the 2018 Alberta Cup are now on sale. A weekend pass is $59 (plus GST), a family weekend pass (two adults and two children) is $173 (plus GST), and a day pass is $17 (plus GST). Day Passes will also be available at the door.

Tournament Passes >

Alberta Cup Banquet

Tickets for the 2018 Alberta Cup Banquet are also now available for purchase. Tickets are $59 per person (plus GST). Only 180 tickets are available, and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.. The Alberta Cup Banquet is Saturday, April 28 at 5 p.m. at the Stony Plain Pavilion.

Banquet Tickets >


The 2018 Alberta Cup is looking for passionate, dedicated volunteers! If you are interested in being part of the Alberta Cup, numerous volunteer positions are available throughout the tournament, including: off-ice officials, admission table, program and 50/50 sales, security and more. To apply to be a volunteer, please fill out the form below.

Volunteer Form >

Alberta Cup Apparel

2018 Alberta Cup apparel is now available for pre-order. All orders must be placed by April 12. To place an order, click the link below.

Alberta Cup Apparel >

For more information on the Alberta Cup, click here.


Ron Bonnetrouge/Arctic Winter Games

Silver, Bronze medals for Bantam Males and Junior Females at Arctic Winter Games

FORT SMITH/HAY RIVER - Team Alberta North is skating away from the 2018 Arctic Winter Games with a pair of medals.

Despite trailing for most of the game, the Bantam Males looked poised for overtime in the gold medal game against host Northwest Territories, before allowing a buzzer-beater with less than 10 seconds to go in the game.

Jacobi Rouleau and Joseph Gerwatoski (2) scored for Alberta North, who claimed the silver medal after winning gold at the 2016 Arctic Winter Games. Earlier in the day, Alaska edged Nunavut 3-2 to win the bronze medal.

Meanwhile, the Junior Females went the distance against the Yukon, and took home the bronze medal after a 3-2 shootout win. Tea Vasseur and Sanna Mierzewski scored for Alberta North, with Sanne Hansen scoring the shootout-winner.

In the championship game, Alaska edged host Northwest Territories 3-2 to claim the Junior Female gold medal.

Male Roster > | Female Roster > | Schedule/Results > | Day One Recap > | Day Two Recap > | Day Three Recap > | Day Four Recap >

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Photo credit: LA Media

Albertans bring home WHL hardware

RED DEER/CALGARY - Alberta was very well-represented when the Western Hockey League announced its 2017-18 Eastern and Western Conference award winners and All-Star teams on Wednesday.

Three WHL awards went to a pair of players hailing from Alberta:

Cale Klague (Lloydminster), Moose Jaw Warriors - Eastern Conference Top Defenceman
Carter Hart
(Sherwood Park), Everett Silvertips - Western Conference Player of the Year, Western Conference Top Goaltender

Both players were among the 12 Albertans named to the WHL’s First and Second All-Star teams:

Eastern Conference First All-Star Team:
Defenceman - Kale Clague (Lloydminster, AB), Moose Jaw Warriors
Defenceman - David Quenneville (Edmonton), Medicine Hat Tigers

Eastern Conference Second All-Star Team:
Goaltender- Logan Thompson (Calgary), Brandon Wheat Kings
Defenceman - Josh Mahura (St. Albert), Regina Pats
Defenceman - Colby Sissons (Edmonton), Swift Current Broncos
Forward - Tyler Steenbergen (Sylvan Lake, AB), Swift Current Broncos
Forward - Brayden Burke (Edmonton), Moose Jaw Warriors

Western Conference First All-Star Team:
Goaltender - Carter Hart (Sherwood Park, AB), Everett Silvertips
Defenceman - Ty Smith (Lloydminster), Spokane Chiefs
Forward - Matthew Phillips (Calgary, AB), Victoria Royals
Forward - Jaret Anderson-Dolan (Calgary), Spokane Chiefs

Western Conference Second All-Star Team:
Forward - Dillon Dube (Cochrane), Kelowna Rockets

WHL Award Winners > | WHL All-Star Teams >

Hockey Alberta is proud to unveil a new section at Home Ice Feature stories will focus on interesting stories about the individuals and groups who make a difference within the hockey community in Alberta. If you have a suggestion for a Home Ice Feature story, email [email protected].


Mike Vernon, Grant Fuhr, Wally Kozak, Ron MacLean, and the 1991 Team Alberta Female and 1999 Team Alberta Male squads comprise the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018

Introducing the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2018

RED DEER - Four outstanding individuals, along with a pair of gold medal-winning Team Alberta squads comprise the 2018 Induction Class for the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame (AHHF).

Hockey Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation announced on Wednesday the 2018 inductees who will be recognized at the AHHF Awards Gala in Canmore:

  • Grant Fuhr, five-time Stanley Cup champion with the Edmonton Oilers
  • Mike Vernon, two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Calgary Flames and Detroit Red Wings
  • Wally Kozak, former Head Scout/Manager of Player Development for Canada’s National Women’s team
  • Ron MacLean, host of Hockey NIght in Canada and Rogers Hometown Hockey
  • 1991 Team Alberta Female, Canada Winter Games gold medalists
  • 1999 Team Alberta Male, Canada Winter Games gold medalists

Inductee Bios >

We invite you to celebrate the legacy of these Alberta hockey legends on Sunday, July 22 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. For ticket information, click here.


News Photo credit: Sheldon Graber

Communities and teams across Alberta gearing up for Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships

RED DEER - Six months of regular season and tournament action, including up to six weeks of games in Zone playdowns, culminates this month, as teams prepare to “March to a title” at the 2018 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial.

Tournament action will determine the majority of the 2018 provincial champions. Fourteen titles will be awarded on March 18. March 25 will see another 15 champions crowned, and the remaining six champions will be determined on April 1. Tournament champions will emerge from a weekend of round-robin pool play and playoff action in their respective tournaments.

The slate of provincial championship tournaments starts next weekend, March 15-18 in 14 locations around Alberta.

Provincial championships set for March 15-18 include: Bantam A (Marwayne), Bantam B (Rocky Mountain House), Bantam C (Drumheller), Bantam D (Elk Point), Bantam Female A (Brooks), Bantam Female B (Stettler), Peewee Female B (Medicine Hat), Atom AA Major (Glenlake/Calgary), Atom AA Minor (Chestermere), Atom A (Whitecourt), Atom B (Beaverlodge), Atom C (Spirit River), Atom D (Bentley), and Atom Female (St. Paul).

Provincial championships set for March 21/22-25 include: Senior AA (Bonnyville), Minor Midget AAA (Lethbridge), Midget A (Sherwood Park), Midget B (Wetaskiwin), Midget C (Rimbey), Midget D (Taber), Midget Female AAA (Red Deer), Midget Female A (Strathcona), Midget Female B (Lac La Biche), Bantam Female Elite (Grande Prairie), Peewee A (Edmonton), Peewee B (La Crete), Peewee C (Thunderstars), Peewee D (Oyen), and Peewee Female A (Okotoks).

Provincial championships set for March 29 - April 1 include: Junior B (Fort St. John), Junior C (Sherwood Park), Midget AA (Spruce Grove), Midget Female Elite (Calgary), Bantam AA (Edmonton), Peewee AA (Glenlake/Calgary).

Four champions will be determined via league playoffs: Senior AAA, Junior A, Midget AAA, and Bantam AAA. The final round of the Senior AAA provincials kicks off tonight (Friday) between the Lacombe Generals and the Stony Plain Eagles. Playoffs are just underway in the Alberta Junior Hockey League, while the Midget AAA Division Finals begin on Sunday. The Bantam AAA Provincial Championship is now set, with the St. Albert Sabres and Airdrie Xtreme squaring off, beginning on Saturday.

For schedules, arenas, host organizations, and other event-specific information, check the Provincial Championships website at or the Hockey Alberta website at You can also follow Hockey Alberta on Twitter and Facebook.

Provincial championship host locations were awarded in mid-December, and in the ensuing months, organizing committees in communities across Alberta have been busy securing local sponsors, organizing opening ceremonies, confirming teams and schedules, ordering souvenirs and player gifts, arranging for accommodations, and numerous other tasks to ensure that the participating teams have a memorable experience.

In addition to the on-ice action, several communities will participate in True Spirit of Hockey Day activities in their location communities. In conjunction with the Provincial Championship tournament hosts in these communities, a local school is hosting a number of fun activities, allowing students to learn about hockey, and the teamwork and friendships that can be generated in the sport. Participating communities are: Beaverlodge, Bentley, Chestermere, Daysland/Forestburg, Elk Point, La Crete, Okotoks, Oyen, Rocky Mountain House, Stettler, Taber and Whitecourt.

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Alberta girls go global

RED DEER - Two outstanding young Albertans are on their way to take part in the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation’s Global Girls Hockey Game in Toronto.

Kamyrn Oddan of Clandonald and Emilie Morin of Enoch were selected out of more than 25 applicants to attend the international event. Two female hockey players from each province are headed to the Global Game, which will see 37 IIHF member organizations hold events across the globe this weekend.

Oddan is a 15 year-old forward with the Vermilion Female Bantam B Tigers.

"I am so honoured and excited to have the awesome opportunity to play in the 2018 Global Game," she said. "It’s so great to have the chance to meet girls from all across Canada who have the passion as I do. My favourite thing about hockey is the fun I have playing with my teammates. I always try to improve and grow, and I think the Global Game is an awesome experience to learn from, while having fun along the way!"

In addition to hockey, Oddan also plays volleyball and badminton, and is involved in her local 4-H club.

Morin is a 13 year-old defender, who currently plays for the Edmonton Bantam A Sabres.

"Hockey is my passion," she said. "I am so honoured to be representing Alberta, female hockey and Indigenous Canadians at the Global Game!"

Outside of female hockey, Morin also takes part in her school’s Hockey Academy, and plays 3-on-3 hockey in the summer, along with softball.

Participants spend the weekend in Toronto participating in skills clinics, listening to guest speakers, visiting the Hockey Hall of Fame, as well as participating in the main event, the Global Game on Sunday afternoon.

About the Global Game

The Ontario Women’s Hockey Association, in partnership with Hockey Canada and the International Ice Hockey Federation, is hosting the Global Game March 10-11 in Toronto. The Global Game embodies the spirit of enjoyment, teamwork, and collaborating with those from diverse backgrounds. This unique game starts on Saturday and will be played in 28 different countries before being handed off to Canada to play the final segment of the game. A cumulative score is kept across all 28 countries between Team White and Team Blue with a winner being declared after the Canadian portion of the game. The goal this game is to unite all females currently playing hockey as one global family.