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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:06

Hockey Alberta News
March 21, 2019
Hockey Alberta News

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 >


Hockey Alberta News

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 News

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 News

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 News

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 News

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 News

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 >


Hockey Alberta News

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 Program. FULL DETAILS >


Hockey Alberta News

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 >


Hockey Alberta News

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 >>


Hockey Alberta News

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 News

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 News

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 News

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 News

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 >


Hockey Alberta News

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 News

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Coach of the Month - March

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

Both coaches were selected from all of the Coach of the Month applications received by Hockey Alberta throughout the 2018-19 Minor Hockey season. Chris and Dave will receive a pair of tickets to see the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers, respectively.


Chris Overwater served as both the Head Coach of the Bantam AA Grizzlys and the Atom B Grizzlys in Olds. He’s been coaching hockey in Olds for six years, and also coaches baseball during the summer months.

"As a coach, Chris is open and honest with parents and treats each child on his team with high, but fair, expectations," said the parent who nominated Chris. "While on the bench, Chris presents with a high level of professionalism and is respectful of the officials and rules of the game. As a parent, I’ve watched my child grow tremendously under his tutelage. My child’s understanding and enjoyment of game play has developed to such an extent that there is time spent at home by my child enthusiastically re-enacting practice drills on pen and paper. When an eleven-year-old child is able to recognize their own growth in a season and associate their development with a particular coach, then you know that coach has done an exceptional job."

"He is a great family man, and family is very important to him. This shows in his approach to coaching as he cares for each and every player, coach and parent on the team," said Olds Minor Hockey President Jeff Latimer. "Chris is a student of the game, and is always trying to learn how to do better, to be better, to help develop every player. His knowledge of the game is remarkable."

"I enjoy coaching because of the athletes. Watching players improve and enjoy the sport is the best part of being able to coach," said Chris. "My coaching philosophy is to make each player better everyday. The focus on individual skill gives players the confidence to become better athletes. Team skills make players develop hockey IQ so they think the game better."

Chris will receive an award pack from Hockey Alberta and Players Bench which includes the tickets to a Flames game.


Dave Shaw is the Head Coach of the Sherwood Park Atom Tier 1 Arrows. He’s been coaching for seven years, and also coaches Lacrosse.

"Dave has not only provided leadership on the bench, but off the bench as well," said the parent who nominated Dave. "Throughout the season, Dave has created many opportunities for the kids to give back to our community. Dave has taught these boys how to show respect for others and to help people when in need. Coach Dave is an amazing coach and my son says that this is the best year of hockey he has had."

Dave, along with his wife, Erin, received the 2019 ’Sportsmen of the Year’ award from the Sherwood Park Minor Hockey Association.

"When I took the role of President of SPMHA this season, I had three distinct areas of focus. Those areas included Coach development, player development and community presence," said SPMHA President Elton Davidge. "This year’s Sportsman of the Year recipients obviously came into the season with the same objectives. Without suggestion from the Executive, this couple took an immediate leadership role with the intent of developing not just hockey players, but leaders in our community. They consistently promoted integration into the community and it reflected strongly in the team. The kids are not only being coached to make great plays in hockey, but through the efforts of Dave and Erin, they are learning life lessons, such as selflessness and the importance of giving back to our community. They are also learning what it means to be a “teammate” in a locker room of friends."

"The thing I enjoy most about coaching is being directly involved with the growth and development of our young athletes both on and off the ice. I love being able to share my knowledge of the sport and give the kids the structure and support for them to all grow and be successful," said Dave. "My coaching philosophy is to focus on things we can control and change moving forward. While learning lessons from our past, we continue on our path, working towards both short term and long term goals. I strive to use sports as a great way to develop long term athletes and also to help our youth become outstanding citizens and role models in their communities."

Dave will receive an award pack from Hockey Alberta and Players Bench which includes the tickets to an Oilers game.


Hockey Alberta News

The Coach of the Month award is presented every month during the Minor Hockey season, based on nominations submitted to Hockey Alberta.

2018-19 Recipients >

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Vote For Rich Valley - Kraft Hockeyville 2019

Rich Valley has made the Top 4 for Kraft Hockeyville 2019 and now they need your vote to bring the title back to Alberta!

Voting runs from March 29 (10:00 AM MDT) to March 30 (6:30 PM MDT) so cast your vote as many times as you can (voting is unlimited!)

VOTE HERE >

As Rich Valley puts it, the hockey arena is the life-blood of their community. In the fall of 2018, they had a catastrophic failure in their ice chiller that ended the season before it even started. There were no more weekly free-skate nights and no minor hockey associations in the area could practice or play. It meant either driving 30km or more to join other communities for the 2018-2019 season, or simply not playing at all.

Your votes mean they could win the grand prize - the opportunity to host an NHL® Pre-Season game in their community and $250,000 in arena upgrades, bringing hockey back to Rich Valley.

Learn more about Rich Valley and their hockey community at richvalleyag.ca

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Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: Week Three Preview

RED DEER - The Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, start to wind down this weekend, with nine of the remaining ten tournaments set to go for Week Three.

Provincial championships set for March 28/29-31 are: Peewee Tier 4 (Vauxhall), Peewee Tier 3 (Fox Creek), Peewee Tier 2 (Edmonton), Peewee Tier 1 (Slave Lake), Peewee AA (Medicine Hat), Midget Female Elite (Grande Prairie), Midget AA (Edmonton), Junior C (Calgary), and Senior AA (Wainwright).

Two more Provincial Champions were crowned earlier this week as well. The Calgary Buffaloes defeated the St. Albert Raiders in three games to capture the Midget AAA provincial championship, while the Bantam AAA title went to the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers, who scored in double-overtime in Game Five against the Red Deer Rebels.

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

Hockey Alberta and ATB Financial are also proud to unveil a new Snapchat filter, available at all Provincial rinks across the province. Players and fans are encouraged to use the Provincials filter, and share it on Snapchat, as well as other social media platforms.

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

Senior AA: Twitter | Facebook | Live Stream
Midget AA: Twitter
Midget Female Elite: Facebook
Peewee Tier 2: Twitter
Peewee Tier 3: Facebook

Week One Results > | Week Two Results > | Champion Photos >


2019 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN SERIES

Senior AAA - Stony Plain Eagles VS. Innisfail Eagles
Innisfail wins best-of-seven series 4-2
Innisfail plays Lacombe Generals in two-game, total-goal series to determine Provincial champion

Game One: Stony Plain 5, Innisfail 2
Game Two: Innisfail 4
, Stony Plain 3
Game Three:
Innisfail 6, Stony 0
Game Four
: Stony Plain 5, Innisfail 4 (OT)
Game Five: Innisfail 5, Stony Plain 2
Game Six: Innisfail 5, Stony Plain 4 (OT)

Innisfail Eagles VS. Lacombe Generals
Two-game, total-goal series

Game One: Saturday, March 30, TBA - Lacombe @ Innisfail
Game Two: Sunday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. - Innisfail @ Lacombe

Allan Cup - April 8-13 - Lacombe, Alberta


Junior Female - Edmonton Wolves vs Cochrane Chaos
Edmonton wins best-of-five series 3-0

Game One: Edmonton 1, Cochrane 0
Game Two: Edmonton 2,
Cochrane 1
Game Three: Edmonton 2, Cochrane 1


Midget AAA - St. Albert Nektar Data Systems Raiders vs Calgary Buffaloes
Calgary wins best-of-five series 3-0

Game One: Calgary 3, St. Albert 2
Game Two: Calgary 4, St. Albert 3
Game Three: Calgary 7, St. Albert 4

Telus Cup - April 22-28 - Thunder Bay, Ontario


Bantam AAA - Fort Saskatchewan Rangers vs Red Deer Rebels
Fort Saskatchewan wins best-of-five series 3-2

Game One: Fort Sask 4, Red Deer 2
Game Two:
Fort Sask 4, Red Deer 2
Game Three: Red Deer 5, Fort Sask 2
Game Four: Red Deer 3, Fort Sask 0
Game Five: Fort Sask 5, Red Deer 4 (2OT)

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PHoto credit: Jody Wynette


Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: Week Two Results

RED DEER - Thirteen more provincial champions came away with title banners this weekend, as Week Two of the 2019 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, wrapped up on Sunday.

Teams skating away from this weekend’s tournaments with gold medals were: St. Albert Flyers (Minor Midget AAA), Trails West Wolves (Midget A), Glenlake Hawks (Midget B), Foremost Flyers (Midget C), Fort Macleod Mavericks (Midget D), St. Albert Slash (Midget Female AAA), Prairie Thunder (Midget Female B), Wheatland Warriors (Bantam AA) Calgary Fire Red (Bantam Female Elite), Lac La Biche Clippers (Bantam Female B), Medicine Hat Wildcats (Peewee Female A), Battle River Knights (Peewee Female B).

The Alberta Junior Female Hockey League championship playoff series wrapped up on Saturday, with the Edmonton Wolves claiming defeating the Cochrane Chaos 2-1 to claim the Junior Female Provincial Championship in three games.

In addition to the on-ice action, three host communities held a True Spirit of Hockey Day to celebrate a shared love for hockey and the community that supports the sport: Lethbridge, Olds and Strathmore.

Provincial championships set for March 28/29-31 are: Peewee Tier 4 (Vauxhall), Peewee Tier 3 (Fox Creek), Peewee Tier 2 (Edmonton), Peewee Tier 1 (Slave Lake), Peewee AA (Medicine Hat), Midget Female Elite (Grande Prairie), Midget AA (Edmonton), Junior C (Calgary), and Senior AA (Wainwright).


2019 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENTS

Gold Medal Games

Minor Midget AAA - St. Albert Flyers 6, Lethbridge Headwater Hurricanes 3
Midget A - Trails West Wolves 3, Barrhead 2
Midget B - Glenlake Hawks 5,
La Crete Lumberjacks 3
Midget C - Foremost Flyers 6,
Smoky Lake North Stars 4
Midget D - Fort Macleod Mavericks 7,
Horse Lake Thunders 1
Midget Female AAA - St. Albert Slash 5,
Calgary Fire 1
Midget Female B - Prairie Thunder 4,
Lacoka 2
Bantam AA - Wheatland Warriors 3,
Lakeland Panthers 1
Bantam Female Elite - Calgary Fire Red 6,
North Central Impact 2
Bantam Female B - Lac La Biche 9,
Strathmore Storm 5
Peewee Female A - Medicine Hat Wildcats 6,
Red Deer Chiefs 1
Peewee Female B - Battle River Knights 4,
Stettler Storm 1

Champion Photos > | Week One Results >


2019 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN SERIES

Senior AAA - Stony Plain Eagles VS. Innisfail Eagles
Innisfail wins best-of-seven series 4-2
Innisfail plays Lacombe Generals in two-game, total-goal series to determine league champion

Game One: Stony Plain 5, Innisfail 2
Game Two: Innisfail 4
, Stony Plain 3
Game Three:
Innisfail 6, Stony 0
Game Four
: Stony Plain 5, Innisfail 4 (OT)
Game Five: Innisfail 5, Stony Plain 2
Game Six: Innisfail 5, Stony Plain 4 (OT)

Allan Cup - April 8-13 - Lacombe, Alberta


Junior Female - Edmonton Wolves vs Cochrane Chaos
Edmonton wins best-of-five series 3-0

Game One: Edmonton 1, Cochrane 0
Game Two: Edmonton 2,
Cochrane 1
Game Three: Edmonton 2, Cochrane 1


Midget AAA - St. Albert Nektar Data Systems Raiders vs Calgary Buffaloes
Calgary leads best-of-five series 2-0

Game One: Calgary 3, St. Albert 2
Game Two: Calgary 4, St. Albert 3
Game Three: Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. - St. Albert @ Calgary
Game Four (if necessary): Thursday, March 28, 7:00 p.m. - Calgary @ St. Albert
Game Five (if necessary): Saturday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. - St. Albert @ Calgary

Telus Cup - April 22-28 - Thunder Bay, Ontario


Bantam AAA - Fort Saskatchewan Rangers vs Red Deer Rebels
Best-of-five series tied 2-2

Game One: Fort Sask 4, Red Deer 2
Game Two:
Fort Sask 4, Red Deer 2
Game Three: Red Deer 5, Fort Sask 2
Game Four: Red Deer 3, Fort Sask 0
Game Five: Tuesday, March 26, 7:15 p.m. - Fort Sask @ Red Deer

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Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: Week Two Preview

RED DEER - 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.

Provincial championships set for March 21/22-24 are: Peewee Female B (Lethbridge), Peewee Female A (Olds), Bantam AA (Calgary Buffaloes), Bantam Female B (Okotoks), Bantam Female Elite (Red Deer), Midget Female B (Leduc), Midget Female AAA (St. Albert), Midget D (Fort MacLeod), Midget C (Whitecourt), Midget B (Calgary - Springbank), Midget A (Strathmore), and Minor Midget AAA (Edmonton).

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

Hockey Alberta and ATB Financial are also proud to unveil a new Snapchat filter, available at all Provincial rinks across the province. Players and fans are encouraged to use the Provincials filter, and share it on Snapchat, as well as other social media platforms.

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

Minor Midget AAA: Twitter | Facebook
Midget A: Facebook
Midget C: Twitter | Facebook
Midget D: Facebook
Midget Female AAA: Twitter
Bantam AA: Twitter | Instagram
Peewee Female B: Facebook

Two more host communities are also celebrating True Spirit of Hockey Day this week, with Fort Macleod and Lethbridge 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.


Previous Results

Week One Results >


2019 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN SERIES

Senior AAA - Stony Plain Eagles VS. Innisfail Eagles
Best-of-seven series tied 2-2
Winner plays Lacombe Generals in two-game, total-goal series to determine league champion

Game One: Stony Plain 5, Innisfail 2
Game Two: Innisfail 4
, Stony Plain 3
Game Three:
Innisfail 6, Stony Plain 0
Game Four
: Stony Plain 5, Innisfail 4 (OT)
Game Five: Friday, March 22, 8:30 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Innisfail
Game Six: Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. - Innisfail @ Stony Plain
Game Seven (if necessary): Sunday, March 24, 5:00 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Innisfail

Allan Cup - April 8-13 - Lacombe, Alberta


Junior Female - Edmonton Wolves vs Cochrane Chaos
Edmonton leads best-of-five series 2-0

Game One: Edmonton 1, Cochrane 0
Game Two: Edmonton 2,
Cochrane 1
Game Three: Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. - Cochrane @ Edmonton
Game Four (if necessary): Sunday, March 24, 4:45 p.m. - Cochrane @ Edmonton
Game Five (if necessary): Saturday, March 30, 6:00 p.m. - Edmonton @Cochrane


Midget AAA - St Albert Nektar Data Systems Raiders vs Calgary Buffaloes
Best-of-five series begins on March 22

Game One: Friday, March 22, 8:15 p.m. - St. Albert @ Calgary
Game Two: Sunday, March 24, 3:00 p.m. - Calgary @ St. Albert
Game Three: Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. - St. Albert @ Calgary
Game Four (if necessary): Thursday, March 28, 7:00 p.m. - Calgary @ St. Albert
Game Five (if necessary): Saturday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. - St. Albert @ Calgary

Telus Cup - April 22-28 - Thunder Bay, Ontario


Bantam AAA - Fort Saskatchewan Rangers vs Red Deer Rebels
Fort Saskatchewan leads best-of-five series 2-0

Game One: Fort Sask 4, Red Deer 2
Game Two:
Fort Sask 4, Red Deer 2
Game Three: Saturday, March 23, 5:15 p.m. - Red Deer @ Fort Sask
Game Four (if necessary): Sunday, March 24, 12:15 p.m. - Red Deer @ Fort Sask
Game Five (If necessary): Tuesday, March 26, 7:15 p.m. - Fort Sask @ Red Deer

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Photo credit: Rob Wallator


Team Alberta U16, U18 Coach applications now open

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is now accepting coach applications for the Team Alberta U16 Male and U18 Female teams that will be competing in the 2019 WHL Cup and National Women’s U18 Championship, respectively.

Team Alberta U16 Male is seeking two Assistant Coaches and one Video Coach, while Team Alberta U18 Female is seeking one Head Coach, two Assistant Coaches, one Video Coach, and one Goaltender Coach.

U16 Coach Application > | U18 Coach Application >

Key dates for the U16 Male program include the Alberta Cup (April 24-28, Red Deer), Team Alberta Summer Camp (July 1-7, Red Deer), and the WHL Cup (October, Calgary).

Key dates for the U18 Female program include Team Alberta Summer Camp (July 8-14, Red Deer), Fall Camp (September, date and location to be confirmed), and the U18 Nationals (November 3-9, Winkler/Morden, MB).

The deadline for all coaching applications is April 8 at 4pm.

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Hockey Alberta is seeking Coach Developer applications

Hockey Alberta is currently seeking the application of Coach Developers. Coach Developers play a large role in the delivery of the National Coaching Certification Program’s (NCCP) coach courses and additional coach development initiatives through Hockey Alberta.

During the 2018-2019 season, Hockey Alberta delivered over 150 NCCP courses and an additional 110 professional development courses focusing on topics such as Seasonal Planning, Game & Bench Management, Practice Planning, Creating Offense and others. Supporting and developing coaches will continue to be a focus for Hockey Alberta, and in efforts to expand our network and capacity we are looking to identify experienced and passionate leaders to join our team.

Coach Developer Responsibilities & Requirements

All accepted Coach Developers must be available to attend our training and leadership weekend taking place June 22 & 23 in Red Deer.

Interested coaches are invited to fill out the Coach Developer Application Form.

For more information, please contact Drew Dixon - Manager, Coach Development.

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Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: Week One Results

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

One Midget team, five Bantam teams, and seven Atom teams skated away from their respective tournaments with gold medals: Strathmore Storm (Midget Female A), NWZ Outlaws (Bantam A), Drumheller Raptors (Bantam B), Tofield Titans (Bantam C), Hanna Colts (Bantam D), GHC Bantam 1 Red (Bantam Female A), St. Albert Barons (Atom AA Major), Strathcona Warriors (Atom AA Minor), La Crete Lumberjacks (Atom A), Picture Butte Blades (Atom B), Taber Oil Kings (Atom C), Magrath Chiefs (Atom D), and Airdrie Lightning (Atom Female).

In addition to the on-ice action, seven host communities held a True Spirit of Hockey Day to celebrate a shared love for hockey and the community that supports the sport: Cold Lake, Duchess, Elk Point, Nanton, Okotoks, Red Deer and Vermilion.

Provincial championships set for March 21/22-24 include: Peewee Female B (Lethbridge), Peewee Female A (Olds), Bantam AA (Calgary Buffaloes), Bantam Female B (Okotoks), Bantam Female Elite (Red Deer), Midget Female B (Leduc), Midget Female AAA (St. Albert), Midget D (Fort MacLeod), Midget C (Whitecourt), Midget B (Calgary - Springbank), Midget A (Strathmore), and Minor Midget AAA (Edmonton).

Five more host communities will host a True Spirit of Hockey Day this week: Fort Macleod, Lethbridge and Vauxhall.


2019 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENTS

Gold Medal Games

Midget Female A - Strathmore Storm 4, Irma Aces 3 (OT)
Bantam A - NWZ Outlaws 4, Cochrane Rockies 1
Bantam B - Drumheller Raptors 6, St. Paul Canadiens 2
Bantam C - Tofield Titans 6, Beaverlodge Blades 0
Bantam D - Hanna Colts 4, Kneehill Chiefs 3
Bantam Female A - GHC Red 3, Okotoks Oilers 0
Atom AA Major - St. Albert Barons 10, Red Deer Chiefs 9
Atom AA Minor - Strathcona Warriors 5, Rocky Chiefs 3
Atom A - La Crete Lumberjacks 9, Edson Sabres 2
Atom B - Picture Butte Blades 6, Kitscoty Pitbulls 4
Atom C - Taber Oil Kings 6, Duchess Storm 4
Atom D - Magrath Chiefs 9, Viking Gas Kings 3
Atom Female - Airdrie Lightning 4, Medicine Hat Wildcats 0

Champion Photos >


2019 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN SERIES

Senior AAA - Stony Plain Eagles VS. Innisfail Eagles
Best-of-seven series tied 2-2
Winner plays Lacombe Generals in two-game, total-goal series to determine league champion

Game One: Stony Plain 5, Innisfail 2
Game Two: Innisfail 4
, Stony Plain 3
Game Three:
Innisfail 6, Stony Plain 0
Game Four
: Stony Plain 5, Innisfail 4 (OT)
Game Five: Friday, March 22, 8:30 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Innisfail
Game Six: Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. - Innisfail @ Stony Plain
Game Seven (if necessary): Sunday, March 24, 5:00 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Innisfail

Allan Cup - April 8-13 - Lacombe, Alberta


Midget AAA - St Albert Nektar Data Systems Raiders vs Calgary Buffaloes
Best-of-five series begins on March 22

Game One: Friday, March 22, 8:15 p.m. - St. Albert @ Calgary
Game Two: Sunday, March 24, 3:00 p.m. - Calgary @ St. Albert
Game Three: Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. - St. Albert @ Calgary
Game Four (if necessary): Thursday, March 28, 7:00 p.m. - Calgary @ St. Albert
Game Five (if necessary): Saturday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. - St. Albert @ Calgary

Telus Cup - April 22-28 - Thunder Bay, Ontario


Bantam AAA - Fort Saskatchewan Rangers vs Red Deer Rebels
Fort Saskatchewan leads best-of-five series 2-0

Game One: Fort Sask 4, Red Deer 2
Game Two:
Fort Sask 4, Red Deer 2
Game Three: Saturday, March 23, 5:15 p.m. - Red Deer @ Fort Sask
Game Four (if necessary): Sunday, March 24, 12:15 p.m. - Red Deer @ Fort Sask
Game Five (If necessary): Tuesday, March 26, 7:15 p.m. - Fort Sask @ Red Deer

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2019 Digital Mascot Contest

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.

Each person participating in the contest is to:

  • draw a picture of his/her suggestion for a digital mascot for Hockey Alberta;
  • write a short paragraph telling how the digital mascot shows off the positive aspects of hockey and/or why the mascot is a good one for Hockey Alberta; and
  • provide a name for the mascot.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel selected by Hockey Alberta. Each entry will be reviewed on its look, the mascot’s name and the written paragraph.

Find out how to submit your entries >

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Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: Week One Preview

RED DEER - The 2019 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, officially kick off today (Thursday) with 13 tournaments across the province.

Provincial championships set for March 14-17 include: Atom Female (Medicine Hat), Atom D (Elk Point), Atom C (Duchess), Atom B (Picture Butte), Atom A (Peace River), Atom AA Minor (Calgary - Trails West), Atom AA Major (Okotoks), Bantam Female A (Girls Hockey Calgary), Bantam D (Kneehill), Bantam C (Nanton), Bantam B (Vermilion), Bantam A (Cold Lake), and Midget Female A (Irma).

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

Hockey Alberta and ATB Financial are also proud to unveil a new Snapchat filter, available at all Provincial rinks across the province. Players and fans are encouraged to use the Provincials filter, and share it on Snapchat, as well as other social media platforms.

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

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

Five host communities are also celebrating True Spirit of Hockey Day this week, with Cold Lake, Duchess, Elk Point, Nanton, Okotoks, Red Deer and Vermilion 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.


2019 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN SERIES

Senior AAA - Stony Plain Eagles VS. Innisfail Eagles
Best-of-seven series tied 1-1
Winner plays Lacombe Generals in two-game, total-goal series to determine league champion

Game One: Stony Plain 5,
Game Two: Innisfail 4
, Stony Plain 3
Game Three:
Friday, March 15, 8:30 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Innisfail
Game Four
: Saturday, March 16, 7:30 p.m. - Innisfail @ Stony Plain
Game Five: Friday, March 22, 8:30 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Innisfail
Game Six (if necessary): Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. - Innisfail @ Stony Plain
Game Seven (if necessary): Sunday, March 24, 5:00 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Innisfail

Allan Cup - April 8-13 - Lacombe, Alberta


Midget AAA - Teams, dates TBD

Telus Cup - April 22-28 - Thunder Bay, Ontario


Bantam AAA - Fort Saskatchewan Rangers vs Red Deer Rebels
Best-of-five series begins on March 16

Game One: Saturday, March 16, 2:45 p.m. - Fort Sask @ Red Deer
Game Two:
Sunday, March 17, 1:00 p.m. - Fort Sask @ Red Deer
Game Three: Saturday, March 23, 5:15 p.m. - Red Deer @ Fort Sask
Game Four (if necessary): Sunday, March 24, 12:15 p.m. - Red Deer @ Fort Sask
Game Five (If necessary): Tuesday, March 26, 7:15 p.m. - Fort Sask @ Red Deer

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Six Albertans selected for 2019 U Sports Nationals

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta would like to congratulate the six Albertans selected to work the 2019 U Sports Men’s and Women’s National Championships.

Referees Chris Crich (Airdrie) and Colin Watt (Edmonton), along with Linesmen Michael Roberts (Calgary), Chad Huseby (Red Deer), and Deion Foster (Edmonton), will all officiate at the U Sports Men’s National Championship in Lethbridge.

On the female side, Referee Lacey Senuk (St. Albert) was chosen for the U Sports Female National Championships in Charlottetown, PE.

Both National Championships run March 14-17.

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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 starting this weekend, as teams prepare to “March to a title” at the 2019 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial.

Tournament action will determine the majority of the 2019 provincial champions. Thirteen titles will be awarded this weekend. Next weekend will see another 12 champions crowned. Nine more champions will be determined on March 31, along with the Junior B champions on April 7. Tournament champions emerge from a weekend of round-robin pool play and playoff action in their respective tournaments.

Provincial championships set for March 14-17 are: Atom Female (Medicine Hat), Atom D (Elk Point), Atom C (Duchess), Atom B (Picture Butte), Atom A (Peace River), Atom AA Minor (Calgary - Trails West), Atom AA Major (Okotoks), Bantam Female A (Girls Hockey Calgary), Bantam D (Kneehill), Bantam C (Nanton), Bantam B (Vermilion), Bantam A (Cold Lake), and Midget Female A (Irma).

Provincial championships set for March 21/22-24 are: Peewee Female B (Lethbridge), Peewee Female A (Olds), Bantam AA (Calgary Buffaloes), Bantam Female B (Okotoks), Bantam Female Elite (Red Deer), Midget Female B (Leduc), Midget Female AAA (St. Albert), Midget D (Fort MacLeod), Midget C (Whitecourt), Midget B (Calgary - Springbank), Midget A (Strathmore), and Minor Midget AAA (Edmonton).

Provincial championships set for March 28/29-31 are: Peewee Tier 4 (Vauxhall), Peewee Tier 3 (Fox Creek), Peewee Tier 2 (Edmonton), Peewee Tier 1 (Slave Lake), Peewee AA (Medicine Hat), Midget Female Elite (Grande Prairie), Midget AA (Edmonton), Junior C (Calgary), and Senior AA (Wainwright).

As well, five champions will be determined via league playoffs: Senior AAA, Junior A, Junior Female, Midget AAA, and Bantam AAA.

For schedules, arenas, host organizations and contacts, and other event-specific information, check the Hockey Alberta website at hockeyalberta.ca or the Provincial Championships website at haprovincials.ca.

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: Cold Lake, Duchess, Elk Point, Fort Macleod, Lethbridge, Nanton, Okotoks, Olds, Red Deer, Vauxhall and Vermilion.

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Coach of the Month - February

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta’s February Coach of the Month, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel, is Jason Rietveld of the Edmonton Adaptive Sports Association (EASA).

Jason is currently the Head Coach of the EASA Storm B Sledge Hockey team, as well as the Strathcona Novice Major Warriors. This is his second year as the Head Coach of the Storm, but he has been with the EASA for five years, the first three as an Assistant Coach.

"Jason has been an integral part of the sledge hockey community as well as the minor hockey community in Josephburgh and Strathcona County," said the parent who nominated Jason for the award. "He is extremely busy; a dairy farmer along with three kids, and he coaches both sledge hockey and minor hockey. He has dedicated hours of his time to volunteer with kids and adults with disabilities to allow them to participate in adaptive sport. He is very reliable, dedicated and committed to both the sledge hockey program and the minor hockey association."

"I find great satisfaction when the players grasp what you have taught them, and you can see the improvement in their game and level of play," said Jason. "I believe in hard work and 100% effort from the whole team, regardless of skill level. I teach that it takes all six players on the ice to win a hockey game."


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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.

The 2018-19 deadline for Coach of the Month nominations is Friday, March 15. All coaches who are nominated will be eligible to win one of two year-end prize packages, which include tickets to a Calgary Flames or Edmonton Oilers game.

Nomination Form >

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March 7, 2019
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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 >


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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 >


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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 >

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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 >


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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 >


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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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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 >>


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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 >


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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).

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 >>


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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 >


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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 >


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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.


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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 >


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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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Hockey Alberta Foundation

Introducing the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019

RED DEER - Five outstanding individuals, along with the only Alberta team to win back-to-back Memorial Cups, comprise the 2019 Induction Class for the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame.

Hockey Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation announced on Thursday the 2019 inductees who will be recognized at the AHHF Awards Gala on Sunday, July 21, at the Coast Hotel in Canmore:

  • Shirley Cameron – player, coach and builder of women’s hockey in Alberta
  • Theoren Fleury – NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner with the Calgary Flames and Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Kevin Lowe – six-time Stanley Cup champion with the Edmonton Oilers and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Duncan MacDougall – four decades of involvement with at the grassroots level of the officiating program in Edmonton
  • Bob Ridley – long-time play-by-play voice (and bus driver) of the Medicine Hat Tigers
  • Medicine Hat Tigers (1986-1987 and 1987-88) – two-time Memorial Cup champions, and the only Alberta team to win back-to-back Memorial Cups

Inductee Bios >

We invite you to celebrate the legacy of these Alberta hockey legends on Sunday, July 21 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. For ticket information, click here.

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Registration now open for Hockey Alberta’s 2019 Peewee Skills Camp

RED DEER - 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 >

The camp will consist of three sessions:

  • Checking Development
  • Position Specific training
  • Goal Scoring and Hockey Sense

The camp also includes a Team Alberta/Alberta Built presentation, a Long-Term Player Development Session, and will wrap up with a full three-period game.

NOTE: Only Hockey Canada/Hockey Alberta Registered Athletes are eligible to register.

This camp is open to 126 athletes (72 forwards, 36 defence, 18 goalies). Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.


For more information, please contact Dustin Moore, Coordinator, Team Alberta

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AFHL February Wrap Up

RED DEER - As the regular season draws to a close, the St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White (Midget Elite), and Calgary Fire Red (Bantam Elite) all head into the playoffs as the top seed in their respective leagues.


Midget AAA

As the playoffs are set to begin, the final Midget AAA Female standings are:

1) St. Albert Slash (79 pts)
2) Lloydminster PWM Steelers (65 pts)
3) Calgary Fire (56 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (30 pts)
5) Rocky Mountain Raiders (20 pts)
6) Edmonton Pandas (20 pts)

Slash forward Madison Willan had a terrific year as she lead the league in goals (24), assists (26), and points (50).

St. Albert’s goaltending tandem of Holly Borrett and Brianna Sank were red-hot this season. Borrett paced the league with a 0.86 GAA, and 13 wins, while adding six shutouts. Sank is right behind with a 0.86 GAA, 12 wins and leads the league with eight shutouts.

Midget AAA Leaderboard >

Congratulations to seven AFHL players, as they won a gold medal in the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer playing with Team Alberta U18 Female: Goaltender Bella McKee (Lloydminster), blueliner Sierra LaPlante (Calgary), and forwards Hayleigh Craig (Lloydminster), Isabelle Lajoie (St. Albert), Payton Laumbach (Lloydminster), Jaden Bogden (St. Albert), and Brooklyn Schroeder (St. Albert).


Midget Elite

After the completion of the regular season, the Midget Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) St. Albert Sharks (50 pts)
2) Sherwood Park Fury (44 pts)
3) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (40 pts)
4) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (35 pts)
5) Edmonton Pandas (26 pts)
6) North Central Impact (23 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (61 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (61 pts)
3) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (50 pts)
4) Airdrie Lightning (44 pts)
5) Rocky Mountain Raiders (16 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (16 pts)

Calgary Fire Red forward Kelly Stanford took over the lead in total points with 36, while Sherwood Park’s Madison Porter ended the season as the top goal scorer with 24. Her teammate, Reagan Korber, lead the way with 16 assists.

Calgary Fire Red’s Cassidy Brown’s 0.90 GAA and five shutouts were both the top mark in Midget Elite, while her teammate Rebecca Boswell, Airdrie’s Jocelyn Pearce, and Calgary Fire White’s Cienna Kinghorn lead the league with 11 wins.

Midget Elite Leaderboard >


Bantam Elite

The Bantam Elite standings for the regular season have been finalized:

North Division:
1) North Central Impact (56 pts)
2) Lloydminster Junior Steelers(54 pts)
3) Sherwood Park Royals (54 pts)
4) Edmonton Pandas (46 pts)
5) St. Albert Raiders (19 pts)
6) Peace Country Bonnett’s Storm (11 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire Red (58 pts)
2) Calgary Fire White (52 pts)
3) Rocky Mountain Raiders (39 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (39 pts)
5) Olds Grizzlys (35 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (5 pts)

Edmonton’s Sage Taylor lead the Bantam Elite regular season with 38 points, while Sherwood Park’s Emerson Jarvis took the goal scoring title with 24. North Central’s Jorja Nystrom lead the way with 17 assists.

Jorja Fisher sat atop the league with a 1.24 GAA, while North Central’s Rory Gidosh took top spot with 12 wins. Edmonton’s tandem of Katherine Holan and Teegan Fedoruk were the league leaders with five shutouts each.

Bantam Elite Leaderboard >

After the first weekend of the playoffs, there are eight teams remaining. Sherwood Park defeated Peace Country Bonnet’s Storm in two games, while Edmonton did the same versus the St. Albert Raiders in the North division. Sherwood Park will move on to play Lloydminster and Edmonton will face the North Central Impact. In the South it was the Rocky Mountain Raiders defeating Lethbridge, and Red Deer getting past Olds. Red Deer will now face Calgary Fire Red, while the Raiders take on Calgary Fire White. All second round playoff games will take place this weekend (March 8,9,10).

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Team Alberta captures gold at Canada Winter Games

RED DEER - Team Alberta U18 Female denied the odds and rode a wave of confidence to win gold on home soil in Women’s Hockey at the 2019 Canada Winter Games Saturday afternoon.

Alberta drew undefeated Quebec in the final, and defeated them 2-1 in front of a capacity crowd at the Downtown Arena.

Kassy Betinol had the crowd on its feet just over 10 minutes into the game on the powerplay, her third goal of the tournament.

Jaden Bogden made it 2-0 five minutes into the second, but Quebec responded just two minutes later to draw within one.

Alberta goaltender Bella McKee shut the door from there, and made 31 saves to lead her team to gold.

The gold medal was Alberta’s 100th medal of the 2019 Canada Winter Games, and second in hockey, with the Men’s team winning bronze in week one.

GAME STATS > | GAME ONE RECAP > | GAME TWO RECAP > | GAME THREE RECAP > | QF RECAP > | SF RECAP >

TEAM ALBERTA ROSTER > | TEAM ALBERTA CWG GUIDE > | FULL SCHEDULE/STATS >

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Team Alberta to play for Canada Winter Games gold

RED DEER - Team Alberta is headed to the gold medal game at the Canada Winter Games after a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over BC in the semi-finals on Friday afternoon.

Scoreless through two periods, BC led the shots on goal 18-11.

Alberta’s Kassy Betinol would put Alberta on the board just 1:28 into the third period, putting a shot in the top corner on a partial break. BC would come back and get a goal of their own just under three minutes later to tie the game at 1-1. With just over eight minutes remaining, BC was given a penalty shot opportunity, which ultimately resulted in no goal. No other goals were scored, and the game required overtime.

After both teams traded chances in OT, Team Alberta’s Sarah Wozniewicz scored the winner off of a pass by Danielle Serdachny just over halfway through the extra frame.

Caroline Gosling put together a strong performance in goal for Alberta, stopping 26 of 27 shots she faced for the win.

Alberta draws up against Quebec in the finals Saturday afternoon at 12:30 at the Downtown Arena. The game will be shown live on TSN5.

GAME STATS > | GAME ONE RECAP > | GAME TWO RECAP > | GAME THREE RECAP > | QF RECAP > | SF RECAP >

TEAM ALBERTA ROSTER > | TEAM ALBERTA CWG GUIDE > | FULL SCHEDULE/STATS >

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Alberta shuts out Manitoba, earns semi-final berth

RED DEER - Team Alberta will play for a medal at the Canada Winter Games after a 3-0 victory over Manitoba in quarter-final action on Thursday afternoon.

After a scoreless first period, Teghan Inglis put Alberta on the board just over five minutes into the second with a powerplay goal, and Sarah Wozniewicz made it 2-0 late in the frame.

Team Alberta held off Manitoba throughout the third, and Wozniewicz scored her second of the game into an empty net to seal the 3-0 win.

Bella McKee put forth another strong performance in net for Alberta, stopping all 29 shots she faced for the shutout win. Manitoba netminder Raygan Kirk also made 29 saves while taking the loss.

Alberta draws up against British Columbia in the semi-finals Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Downtown Arena. The live stream of the game can be found here.

BC is undefeated in the tournament so far, and is coming off a 7-1 quarter-final win over New Brunswick.

The winner of the game will play for gold on Saturday at 12:30pm at the Downtown Arena, while the loser will play for Bronze at 9:00am.

GAME STATS > | GAME ONE RECAP > | GAME TWO RECAP > | GAME THREE RECAP >

TEAM ALBERTA ROSTER > | TEAM ALBERTA CWG GUIDE > | FULL SCHEDULE/STATS >