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2019 Peewee Prospects Cup rosters announced

RED DEER - The 160 players competing in the 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup in Lethbridge, May 8-12, have been selected by Hockey Alberta.

The Peewee Prospects Cup program is the first step of the Hockey Alberta Development program and is held in off years of the Alberta Winter Games. It provides second-year peewee athletes, coaches, trainers and administrators an opportunity to discover the qualities of competitive hockey in a well-organized regional camp and select team competition.

The players are divided into the eight teams who will take to the ice at the ATB Centre in Lethbridge. Twenty 2006-born players comprise each roster, along with volunteers serving as head coach, assistant coaches and director of operations.

Peewee Prospects Cup Rosters > | Peewee Prospects Cup Schedule >

Rosters were selected following four regional camps held April 12-14 in Calgary, Olds, Edmonton and Vegreville, with two teams formed from each camp.

"We were once again very impressed with the level of talent displayed at all four regional camps this past weekend," said Dustin Moore, Coordinator of Team Alberta Male. "We’re looking forward to seeing what the 160 athletes selected to play in the Peewee Prospects Cup will bring to the ice in Lethbridge in May."

The Peewee Prospects Cup is a four-day, tournament-format competition. Round-robin action begins on Thursday, May 9 with six games. There are six games on Friday and four on Saturday, with the finals set for Sunday. All games are open to the public, and are free to attend.


For more information on the 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup, please contact Dustin Moore at dmoore@hockeyalberta.ca

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Calling all volunteers!

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

Volunteers are the faces of Hockey Alberta within their communities, positively representing themselves and the organization in regular encounters on a daily basis with participants in our sport.

Each year, hundreds of volunteers play integral roles in ensuring that Hockey Alberta is able to deliver high quality and efficient programming and services to the more than 90,000 participants across the province. Responsibilities range from day-to-day involvement in administration and discipline decisions for minor hockey, to coaching, instructing and mentoring, to working as a trainer or equipment manager in the Team Alberta program.

Currently, applications are being sought from interested individuals for a number of positions.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM >

Volunteering with Hockey Alberta offers the following opportunities:

  • To stay involved in the game that you love
  • To engage the community to improve the game of hockey in Alberta
  • To develop interpersonal skills that go beyond the game

More information can be found on the volunteer page of Hockey Alberta’s website.

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St. Albert Slash win third straight Esso Cup

SUDBURY, ON. - A year after becoming the first team to repeat as Esso Cup champions, the St. Albert Slash have made history again, by becoming the first team to win Canada’s National Female Midget Championship three straight years after a 4-1 victory over the host Sudbury Lady Wolves.

“Unbelievable. Surreal.” St. Albert Slash head coach Dan Auchenberg said of his team after the game. “They don’t even know what they just did, three straight Esso Cups. That’s unheard of.”

The Slash finished the preliminary round with a 2-0-1-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record before Madison Willan scored the overtime winner to defeat the Saskatoon Stars 2-1 in their semifinal.

Down by a goal after 20 minutes Saturday, goals from Taylor Anker (Sherwood Park, Alta.) and Mackenzie Kordic (Edmonton, Alta.) put St. Albert up heading to the third period. Kordic added a second goal on the power play, and Dayle Ross (Spirit River, Alta.) sealed the deal with an empty-netter with 40 seconds left. Slash goalie Brianna Sank made 33 saves in the victory.

Jaden Bogden, Isabelle Lajoie, and Brooklyn Schroeder cap off their terrific season by adding this Esso Cup championship to the gold medal they each won as a member of Team Alberta U18 Female at the Canada Winter Games, held in Red Deer in February.

Anker, Lajoie, Sank, Makenna Schuttler, and Willan have been on the team for all three Esso Cup Championships.

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Hockey Alberta Awards Presented

RED DEER - This past Sunday, April 28, Hockey Alberta presented their annual Hockey Alberta Awards in conjunction with the Alberta Cup. These Awards allow Hockey Alberta and the Alberta hockey community to recognize outstanding individuals and teams for their hard work and accomplishments in making a positive difference for our participants in the game of hockey during the 2018-19 season.

The Hockey Alberta Awards program includes awards that are open to nominations from Hockey Alberta member organization, staff member or volunteer, and others that are determined by Hockey Alberta through a review of eligible candidates.

The 2019 Hockey Alberta Award recipients are:

  • Volunteer of the Year: Jody Forbes (Calgary). Presented to a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to amateur hockey during the current season.
  • Coach of the Year: Kent Beagle (Rimbey). Presented to a coach who has made an outstanding contribution to amateur hockey during the current season.
  • Player of the Year: Kason Buffalo-Rain (Maskwacis). Presented to a player who has achieved significant achievements, performances and contributions within amateur hockey during the current season.
  • Official of the Year: Lacey Senuk (St. Albert). Presented to an official who has made an outstanding contribution to amateur hockey during the current season.
  • Ernie Boruk Award: David Mousseau (Red Deer). Presented for outstanding dedication and contribution to Hockey Alberta Officials Committee.
  • Dave Ganley Award: Michael Roberts (Calgary). Presented for outstanding contribution to hockey officiating in Alberta
  • Team of the Year: Springbank Peewee AA Rockies. Presented to recognize a Team’s significant achievements, performances and contributions within amateur hockey during the current season.
  • Order of Merit: These awards recognize exceptional leadership and distinguished service to amateur hockey in Alberta for 10 years or more. Awards may be presented in the categories of Administration, Coaching/Development and officiating. Recipients have dedicated significant time, effort and leadership to the growth and development of amateur hockey, not only in their own community, but across the province.

Congratulations to all of the Award recipients and nominees and Hockey Alberta and the hockey community thank you for your contributions to our sport.

We encourage everyone to look at the full overview of the Hockey Alberta Awards program and consider who makes a difference to you, your team and your community in 2019-20.

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Alberta Red wins 2019 Alberta Cup | 2019 Alberta Cup All-Stars announced

RED DEER - Team Alberta Red defeated Alberta Black 3-1 to win the 2019 Alberta Cup.

After trailing Alberta Black 1-0, Alberta Red scored three unanswered goals in the period en route to a 3-1 victory.

Kaiden Wiltsie scored two for Alberta Red, with Timothy Tychonick scoring the game-winner seven minutes into the third. Ian Mills made 23 stops for the win, and was named Alberta Red’s Player of the Game.

Earlier in the day, Bowden Singleton broke out for eight points (3G, 5A) as Alberta Green defeated Alberta Yellow 10-2 in the B Final. Alberta Blue won the C Final over Alberta Grey 5-1.

Standings > | Leaders > | Schedule > | Day One Recap > | Day Two Recap > | Day Three Recap >

2019 Alberta Cup All-Stars

Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the 2019 Alberta Cup All-Stars:

Goaltender

Alberta Cup All-Star Nicolas Jones

#1 Nicholas Jones - Alberta Red

GP: 3 | MP: 152 | W: 3 | L: 0 | OTL: 0 | T: 0 | SO: 0 | SA: 51 | GA: 2 | SVS: 60 | GAA: 0.79 | SV%: .960


Defence

Alberta Cup All-Star Keaton Dowhaniuk

#4 Keaton Dowhaniuk - Alberta Black

GP: 5 | G: 2 | A: 2 | Pts: 4 | PIM: 8


Defence

Alberta Cup All-Star Jamie Weller

#6 Jamie Weller - Alberta Red

GP: 5 | G: 0 | A: 4 | Pts: 4 | PIM: 0


Forward

Alberta Cup All-Star Rieger Lorenz

#14 Rieger Lorenz - Alberta Green

GP: 5 | G: 4 | A: 8 | Pts: 12 | PIM: 6


Forward

Alberta Cup All-Star Bowden Singleton

#18 Bowden Singleon - Alberta Green

GP: 5 | G: 8 | A: 8 | Pts: 16 | PIM: 6


Forward

Alberta Cup All-Star Liam Watkins

#17 Liam Watkins - Alberta Red

GP: 5 | G: 3 | A: 5 | Pts: 8 | PIM: 0


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C Final

Alberta Blue 5 - Alberta Grey 1

Players of the Game: Alberta Blue: #6 Grayden Gotaas | Alberta Grey: #20 Koehn Ziemmer

Boxscore >


B Final

Alberta Green 10 - Alberta Yellow 2

Players of the Game: Alberta Green: #18 Bowden Singleton | Alberta Yellow: #20 Matt Savoie

Boxscore >


Championship Final

Alberta Red 3 - Alberta Black 1

Players of the Game: Alberta Red: #31 Ian Mills | Alberta Black: #2 Carson Brisson

Boxscore >


Hockey Alberta

Alberta Built Player of the Day

The Alberta Built player of the day is the athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of an "Alberta Built" player. Alberta Built is defined as:

1 - Good person - Know who you are.
2 - Character player - Believe in yourself.
3 - Grit player - Thrive on adversity
4 - Leadership - Treat yourself & people right
5 - Standard of performance - Focused approach on process - ALWAYS COMPETE - EVERY-DAYERS



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2019 Alberta Cup: Day Three Recap

RED DEER - Round-robin play at the 2019 Alberta Cup in Red Deer is all wrapped up, with Alberta Red and Alberta Black set to battle in the Championship Final.

Alberta Red defeated Alberta Black 6-3 to finish first in the round-robin standings, with the previously undefeated Alberta Black squad landing in second.

Alberta Green beat Alberta Yellow 8-3 earlier in the day, but needed Alberta Black to beat Alberta Red in order to earn a berth in the final, but instead sit third in the standings, and will face Alberta Yellow again in the B Final.

Alberta Blue earned its first win of the tournament with a 6-2 win over Alberta Grey, and the two teams will meet again in the C Final.

The C Final gets underway Sunday morning at 8:30am, the B Final at 11:15am, and the Championship Final is set for 2:00pm. All games will be streamed online by HockeyNow Live.

Standings > | Leaders > | Schedule > | Day One Recap > | Day Two Recap >


Game #10

Alberta Green 7 - Alberta Yellow 3

Players of the Game: Alberta Green: #11 Conyr Hellyer | Alberta Yellow: #6 Ross Stanley

Boxscore >


Game #11

Alberta Red 6 - Alberta Black 3

Players of the Game: Alberta Red: #10 Samuel Huck | Alberta Black #17 Tanner Scott


Boxscore >


Game #12

Alberta Blue 6 - Alberta Grey 2

Players of the Game: Alberta Blue: #8 Nash Bamford | Alberta Grey: #8 Gavin Bartlett

Boxscore >


Hockey Alberta

Alberta Built Player of the Day

The Alberta Built player of the day is the athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of an "Alberta Built" player. Alberta Built is defined as:

1 - Good person - Know who you are.
2 - Character player - Believe in yourself.
3 - Grit player - Thrive on adversity
4 - Leadership - Treat yourself & people right
5 - Standard of performance - Focused approach on process - ALWAYS COMPETE - EVERY-DAYERS



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2019 Alberta Cup: Day Two Recap

RED DEER - With the second day of the 2019 Alberta Cup in Red Deer all wrapped up, Alberta Black sits atop the standings with a perfect 3-0 record.

Alberta Black won its only game of the day 5-3 over Alberta Green, the first loss of the weekend for the latter team. Meanwhile, Alberta Red defeated Alberta Blue 4-1 to move into second place in the tournament.

Each team plays its final round-robin games on Saturday, starting with Alberta Yellow and Alberta Green at 10am.

Standings > | Leaders > | Schedule > | Day One Recap >


Game #6

Alberta Green 6 - Alberta Grey 1

Players of the Game: Alberta Green: #18 Bowden Singleton | Alberta Grey: #7 Matthew Sutter

Boxscore >


Game #7

Alberta Yellow 6 - Alberta Blue 4

Players of the Game: Alberta Yellow: #18 Billal Noori | Alberta Blue: #14 Ty Hurley


Boxscore >


Game #8

Alberta Black 5 - Alberta Green 3

Players of the Game: Alberta Black: #4 Keaton Dowhaniuk | Alberta Green: #6 Ryan Nolan

Boxscore >


Game #9

Alberta Red 4 - Alberta Blue 1

Players of the Game: Alberta Red: #5 Alexey Trischuk | Alberta Blue: #20 Landon Van Engelen

Boxscore >


Hockey Alberta

Alberta Built Player of the Day

The Alberta Built player of the day is the athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of an "Alberta Built" player. Alberta Built is defined as:

1 - Good person - Know who you are.
2 - Character player - Believe in yourself.
3 - Grit player - Thrive on adversity
4 - Leadership - Treat yourself & people right
5 - Standard of performance - Focused approach on process - ALWAYS COMPETE - EVERY-DAYERS


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Alberta Cup Kids Fun Zone

RED DEER - Come visit the Alberta Cup Kids Fun Zone at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre today and tomorrow (Saturday, April 26) from 8:30-3:00. This fun, free and interactive activity corner utilizes three key skills to being successful in hockey.

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Passing

Passing the puck to a teammate helps move the puck up the ice faster, gets the puck into a better position to score a goal, and helps a team defend their own net. Tips on making a good pass include:

  • your hands and arms should be relaxed and away from your body
  • look where you would like to pass
  • release the puck or ball from the heel to the toe of the stick and finish by pointing to the target with your stick blade.

Shooting

In hockey, we want to score more goals than the other team by shooting the puck into the net. A good shot features a quick release and accurate directing of the puck or ball. There are different types of shots (slap, wrist, snap, backhand), but all shots have common techniques for a quick and accurate release:

  • your arms should be relaxed and away from your body,
  • the puck or ball should start toward your back leg,
  • as you take the shot your weight should move from your back leg to your front leg
  • finally follow through by pointing to the target with your stick blade.

Stickhandling
Stickhandling allows a player to keep the puck while s/he moves around the ice, avoid defenders and get to a better scoring area. Important stickhandling tips include:

  • your “top” hand “hides” the top end of your stick
  • your “bottom” hand’s thumb and index finger grips the stick like a “V”
  • keep the puck or ball in the middle of your stick blade
  • guide the stick with your “top” hand while sliding your “bottom” hand up and down.

For more information on these or any of the other hockey related skills please visit Hockey Canada’s player development section.


Do you want to try hockey?

Hockey Alberta and Minor Hockey Associations across the province offer various youth program options (minor hockey, rec hockey, pond hockey etc) designed to fit your busy life. Or you can check out programs such as the Canadian Tire First Shift that give you an introduction to the game - and includes free equipment.

For more details or to ask questions:

Hockey Alberta website: hockeyalberta.ca/players/

Email: info@hockeyalberta.ca

Phone: 403-342-6777

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2019 Alberta Cup: Day One Recap

RED DEER - After a busy first day of the 2019 Alberta Cup in Red Deer, five games are in the books, with Alberta Black leading the way with a pair of wins.

Alberta Red finished the day undefeated, picking up a 7-1 win over Alberta Grey in their first game of the day, and then earning a single point in a 2-2 draw with Alberta Yellow.

Day two of the Alberta Cup features four games, starting with Alberta Grey versus Alberta Green at 9am.

Standings > | Leaders > | Schedule >


Game #1

Alberta Black 4 - Alberta Yellow 0

Players of the Game: Alberta Black: #10 Nate Danielson | Alberta Yellow: #2 Cale Ashcroft

Boxscore >


Game #2

Alberta Red 7 - Alberta Grey 1

Players of the Game: Alberta Red: #17 Liam Watkins | Alberta Grey: #17 Jisaiah Pulongbarit

Boxscore >


Game #3

Alberta Green 3 - Alberta Blue 2

Players of the Game: Alberta Green: #16 Rylen Roersma | Alberta Blue: #19 Carter McLeod

Boxscore >


Game #4

Alberta Black 4 - Alberta Grey 2

Players of the Game: Alberta Black: #16 Reid MacKay | Alberta Grey: #20 Koehn Ziemmer

Boxscore >


Game #5

Alberta Red 2 - Alberta Yellow 2

Players of the Game: Alberta Red: #31 Ian Mills | Alberta Yellow: #31 Connor Stojan

Boxscore >


Hockey Alberta

Alberta Built Player of the Day

The Alberta Built player of the day is the athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of an "Alberta Built" player. Alberta Built is defined as:

1 - Good person - Know who you are.
2 - Character player - Believe in yourself.
3 - Grit player - Thrive on adversity
4 - Leadership - Treat yourself & people right
5 - Standard of performance - Focused approach on process - ALWAYS COMPETE - EVERY-DAYERS

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Joel Ward (centre), RDC President and CEO, receives a special Hockey Alberta jersey from Rob Litwinski, Hockey Alberta CEO and Terry Engen, Hockey Alberta Board Chair.


Celebration honours long-time partner of RDC

Hockey Alberta

RED DEER - Red Deer College honoured its longtime partner Hockey Alberta this afternoon in the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre/Centre des Jeux du Canada at a celebration recognizing Hockey Alberta’s $1.5 million donation toward building the facility.

The Centre is now the home of Hockey Alberta’s head office and provincial training centre, and the site of conferences, competitions and training events for many of the programs the organization coordinates including the Alberta Cup this weekend, featuring the top bantam-aged players in the province.

The partnership between these two organizations began with a Charter in 2011, when Hockey Alberta moved its head office onto RDC’s Main Campus. The partnership has allowed both organizations to increase the ways they serve Albertans through collaboration. The partnership also allowed RDC and Hockey Alberta to pursue a new facility to support the development of the sport, a vision which contributed significantly to the planning and execution of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

“While this facility is home for Hockey Alberta’s head office and is a tremendous addition to central Alberta, Hockey Alberta’s vision is to use it as a central hub for hockey in the province,” said Rob Litwinski, CEO of Hockey Alberta. “This long-term strategy for Hockey Alberta has always been about more than the facility. It has been about having a centre where Hockey Alberta could operate its many programs and events in a central location.”

Since its opening in the fall, Hockey Alberta has hosted thousands of coaches, officials, volunteers, administrators and players from around the province for various programs, training seminars, events. “We believe this is only the start as Hockey Alberta adds more of its own programming and events in Red Deer, and pursues hosting National and International events,” says Litwinski. “The decision to make an investment into the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre was based on a business model which will allow Hockey Alberta to enhance its opportunity to diversify its revenue with added programs, events, brand growth and partnerships.”

Creating this competition and training space as a part of RDC’s significant infrastructure development project provides an unparalleled opportunity for athletes at all levels. Hockey Alberta accesses the fitness zone along with boardrooms, classrooms, gymnasium, residence and arena facilities for its wide array of off-ice and on-ice development programming for coaches, administrators, and officials. This includes Hockey Alberta’s Leadership Development Weekend in June for coaches, mentors, and development directors.

Hockey Alberta’s presence on campus creates enhanced practicum and field placement opportunities for RDC students from a leadership, business or sports perspective, as well as collaborative programming opportunities in these areas. In this way, the unique collaboration provides opportunities for current as well as future learners.

“Hockey Alberta is a true partner,” says Joel Ward, RDC President and CEO. “We’ve shared the vision for developing leaders in our region - through education and through sport - for a long time, and we’re dedicated to helping each other serve these needs in our community.”

The generous donation from Hockey Alberta was key to construction of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, and the unique, collaborative partnership is critical to the way that RDC can support the learning needs of Albertans. “As we look toward becoming Red Deer University, we’re proud of the practical, applied learning opportunities that our partnerships help us provide, opportunities which further set us apart as a leader in innovative approaches to learning,” says Ward. “In addition to the practicum and placement opportunities, having Hockey Alberta located in our new Centre will further blur the line between learning and work experience, seamlessly transitioning our business and sport studies students into careers in industry.”

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2019 Alberta Cup kicks off in Red Deer

RED DEER - Many of the top 2004-born male hockey players from around the province have converged on Red Deer this week for the 2019 Alberta Cup.

Six teams are taking to the ice at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre from Thursday to Sunday: Alberta Black, Alberta Blue, Alberta Green, Alberta Grey, Alberta Red and Alberta Yellow.

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

Full tournament results will be displayed on the score ticker at the top of both abcup.ca and hockeyalberta.ca. Schedules, stats and standings can also be found at abcup.ca.

Tournament passes are still available online at abcup.ca or at the door for $42 (includes GST and service fee), and children 12 and under will be free of charge. Day Passes will also be available at the door for $10 each.

Friday and Saturday will also feature a "Kids Zone" in the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, free of charge for all families to enjoy.

All 2019 Alberta Cup games will be streamed live on hnlive.ca. You can also follow along with the action on Twitter. Hockey Alberta has also unveiled a new Alberta Cup Snapchat filter for all attendees to use.

The Alberta Cup is the premier event in the province that helps identify the top male players in Alberta. It is well attended by scouts as they prepare for the Western Hockey League’s bantam draft. In addition to player evaluations, the competition is also an opportunity for administrators, coaches, trainers and referees to be evaluated for future positions with the Team Alberta Program.

Alberta Cup graduates include Matt Dumba, Braden Holtby, Jay Bouwmeester, Brayden Point, Scott Hartnell, Jordan Eberle, Devan Dubnyk, and Jake DeBrusk.

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Alberta Cup Officials announced

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the nine Officials selected to work the 2019 Alberta Cup.

Stephen Doane (Calgary), Quinn Dunnigan (St. Albert), Nick Fedori (Edmonton), Aidan Forester (Okotoks), Kent Hanna (Medicine Hat), Mike Knoblauch (St. Albert), Chris Lopes (Calgary), Kael Maltais (Spruce Grove) and Tyson Phillips (Lethbridge) will all take the next step in their officiating careers.

The Alberta Cup is the first step in the Hockey Alberta Official’s Development Program. The nine Officials were selected based on their performance at the three Alberta Cup Regional Camps recently held in Blackfalds, Calgary and Spruce Grove.

The 2019 Alberta Cup runs April 25-28 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer.

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Slash, Buffaloes in search of National titles

RED DEER -The hunt for a National title is underway for a pair of Alberta’s Midget AAA teams, as the 2019 Esso Cup and Telus Cup are both set to begin.


The journey for a three-peat begins on Sunday for the St. Albert Slash, as the 2019 Esso Cup gets underway in Sudbury, ON.

The Slash are representing the Pacific region at the tournament for the third straight year, and are the two-time reigning Esso Cup champions.

The Slash kick off their tournament Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm MST against the As de Quebec.

Schedule > | Stats > | Standings >


Meanwhile, the Calgary Buffaloes look to bring a Telus Cup title back to Alberta since the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs won back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013.

The 2019 Telus Cup kicks off Monday in Thunder Bay, ON. Calgary opens the tournament against the host Thunder Bay Kings at 5:30pm.

Schedule > | Stats > | Standings >

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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:08

April 18, 2019

Hockey Alberta News

THE ALBERTA CUP - ONE WEEK AWAY!

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


Hockey Alberta News

CALGARY BUFFALOES AND ST. ALBERT SLASH PREPARE FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

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


Hockey Alberta News

ALBERTA CHALLENGE HEADED TO LEDUC!

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


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PEEWEE PROSPECTS ROSTERS ANNOUNCED

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


Hockey Alberta News

GET READY FOR NEXT SEASON WITH OUR ALBERTA BUILT CAMPS!

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


Hockey Alberta News

HOCKEY ALBERTA DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP WEEKEND - JUNE 22-23

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


Hockey Alberta 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

HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC

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


Hockey Alberta News

HOCKEY ALBERTA COACH CONFERENCE RETURNS TO CALGARY

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


Hockey Alberta News

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for key volunteer positions across a number of committees for the 2019-20 hockey season. Volunteers are the faces of Hockey Alberta within their communities, positively representing themselves and the organization in regular encounters on a daily basis with participants in our sport. APPLICATION FORM >


Hockey Alberta News

2019 ALBERTA MASTERS GAMES

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


Hockey Alberta News

INTRO TO HOCKEY - RINK DIVIDERS

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


Hockey Alberta News

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

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

View our Pathway to Hockey information in our Parent Guide!


Hockey Alberta News

Breaking Down Barriers - Trio of Female Coaches Sweep CWG Podium

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


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Twenty Albertans listed in NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings

RED DEER - NHL Central Scouting has released its final rankings ahead of the 2019 NHL draft, with 20 Albertans on the list.

Six Albertans landed in the top 30 of the North American Skater rankings: Kirby Dach, Bowen Byram, Peyton Krebs, Brayden Tracey, Brett Leason and Matthew Robertson.

Byram moved up two spots to become the highest ranked Albertan, while Tracey’s outstanding rookie season in the WHL, which landed him the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Year nod, saw him jump up 52 spots in the rankings.

Taylor Gauthier, Carter Gylander and Matthew Davis were both listed among the top North American goaltenders.

The full list of Albertans appearing in the NHL Central Scouting midterm rankings can be found below:

Final Rank Player Position Last Amateur Club League
7 Taylor Gauthier Goalie Prince George WHL
10 Carter Gylander Goalie Sherwood Park AJHL
24 Matthew Davis Goalie Spruce Grove AJHL
2 Bowen Byram Defence Vancouver WHL
3 Kirby Dach Forward Saskatoon WHL
10 Peyton Krebs Forward Kootenay WHL
21 Brayden Tracey Forward Moose Jaw WHL
25 Brett Leason Forward Prince Albert WHL
26 Matthew Robertson Defence Edmonton WHL
85 Maxwell Crozier Defence Sioux Falls USHL
105 Quinn Olson Forward Okotoks AJHL
137 Luke Bast Defence Brooks AJHL
147 Jake Lee Defence Seattle WHL
170 Bryce Kindopp Forward Everett WHL
179 Chase Felgueiras Defence Humboldt SJHL
197 Kirby Proctor Defence Des Moines USHL
199 Tarun Fizer Forward Victoria WHL
201 Zachary Okabe Forward Grande Prairie AJHL
202 David Kope Forward Edmonton WHL
Limited Viewing Dillon Hamaliuk Forward Seattle WHL

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