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Volunteer Spotlight - Lesley Burton & Kayne Warwick

RED DEER - To celebrate National Volunteer Week, Hockey Alberta is shining the spotlight on a handful of volunteers who make a huge impact on the sport in Alberta.

More volunteer profiles can be found on Hockey Alberta’s Volunteer Appreciation page.


Lesley Burton

Hockey Alberta Ice Times NewsletterLesley holds a number of volunteer roles within her Southern Alberta community, most notably as a founding director of the University of Lethbridge Women’s Hockey Alumni Foundation.

She also is the manager of the Tilley Curling Club, President of the Tilley Hockey Academy, and a board member and coach for hockey and power skating. She also recently was a key volunteer for Hockey Alberta’s Female Hockey Day in Lethbridge.

"Growing up, I watched my parents help run our community and I was always very proud of what they did for all of us," said Lesley. "It takes a lot of work sometimes, but the friends you develop and the experiences you take away are what life is all about... ’leave it better than you found it’ is the way I look at it. Being a role model is very important to me as well, helping an athlete achieve their goals is so incredibly rewarding."

Lesley notes her time as a coach has been very memorable, as well as her position with the Tilley Curling Club, which is very near and dear to her family.


Kayne Warwick

Hockey Alberta Ice Times NewsletterKayne currently sits on the Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Association Board of Directors as the Initiation Director, where he started the Learn To Play and Junior Coach programs.

In addition to coaching within SLMHA, Kayne represents the association within the West Country league, and has also coached baseball, lacrosse, and volleyball.

"(I volunteer) for the kids and the game. Whatever small part I can play to ensure that the kids have a safe, fun and a positive experience playing and learning the game I love," said Kayne. "My most memorable moments have come from seeing the kids within the new programs attain that sense of achievement of trying something new and realizing its okay to fall, and there’s nothing that a little determination and work can’t overcome."

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RECOGNIZING HOCKEY’S VOLUNTEERS ACROSS ALBERTA

Hockey Alberta had the pleasure of joining organizations across Alberta and Canada in celebrating National Volunteer Week, which ran April 19-25. Over the course of National Volunteer Week, Hockey Alberta proudly featured a handful of Alberta’s hockey volunteers who have had a tremendous impact on the hockey experience in their community. VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHTS >


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SIX ALBERTANS SELECTED IN FIRST ROUND OF 2020 WHL BANTAM DRAFT

Seventy-four Albertans registered in Hockey Canada sanctioned programs heard their names called during 2020 WHL Bantam Draft on Wednesday, including six in the first round. FULL LIST >


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2019 ALBERTA CUP REWIND

Hockey Alberta takes a look back on the 2019 Alberta Cup, with a feature game each day from Thursday to Sunday. Check the Hockey Alberta website each day to view the highlighted game. THURSDAY - ALBERTA BLACK VS. ALBERTA GREY >


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HOCKEY AT HOME - CONDITIONING, SKILL DEVELOPMENT, AND GOALIE TRAINING

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep us all at home, it’s important to keep active, eat healthy, and even work on some hockey skills. Hockey Alberta is working with Crash Conditioning, Ali Stead (@never2late2learn.hky), and various goalie and Team Alberta resources to bring you weekly tips on how to stay ready for hockey’s return. HOCKEY AT HOME VIDEOS >


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2019 Alberta Cup Rewind: Game 4 - Alberta Black vs Alberta Grey

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta takes a look back on the 2019 Alberta Cup, with a feature game each day from Thursday to Sunday.

Thursday’s feature Alberta Cup Rewind game goes back to Thursday, April 25 with the Game 4 battle between Alberta Grey and Alberta Black:

Game #4

Alberta Black 4 - Alberta Grey 2

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

Boxscore > | AB Cup Results > | AB Cup Stats >


Interview: Team Alberta Trainer Mentor Dave Campbell

Hockey at Home

Hockey at Home with Marc & Izzy Lajoie - Soft Catch & Release Shooting

As part of Hockey Alberta’s Hockey at Home series, Team Alberta alumni Marc Lajoie (Tri-City Americans) and Izzy Lajoie (U of A Pandas) show off drills that can be done at home.


Soft Catch & Release Shooting

The soft catch and release shooting technique allows a player to quickly control a pass and load the puck in a ready shooting position allowing the player to get the shot off quickly before a defender can apply pressure.

Some key execution points for this drill:

  • Good hockey position
  • High Elbow
  • Good transfer of weight
  • Keep your head up
  • Hands away from your body
  • Follow through to the target

For more Hockey at Home videos, go to hockeyalberta.ca/hockey-home

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Photo credit: Hockey Canada


2020 Hlinka Gretzky Cup cancelled

CALGARY - Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Hockey Canada has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, which was to be hosted Aug. 3-8 in Edmonton and Red Deer.

The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer:

“The health and safety of players, staff, officials, fans, family, volunteers and the general public is of the utmost importance to Hockey Canada, and although this was a difficult decision to make, we believe it is in the best interest of everyone involved given the uncertainty at this time.

Hockey Canada is grateful for the continued support of our event partners, including the National Hockey League (NHL), Canadian Hockey League (CHL), Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG), the Red Deer Rebels, Hockey Alberta, the Czech Ice Hockey Association and the Slovak Ice Hockey Federation, as well as the Government of Alberta, the cities of Edmonton and Red Deer, Edmonton Events and Tourism Red Deer. We look forward to returning to the Czech Republic and Slovakia for the 2021 Hlinka Gretzky Cup and will continue to work with our partners to ensure the event will be a success in Alberta in 2022.

Those who have purchased tickets for the 2020 Hlinka Gretzky Cup through private ticket launches will be contacted by May 15 regarding ticketing options, including a full refund. At this time, Hockey Canada is continuing to work with OEG and the Red Deer Rebels in preparation for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship.”

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Nine Albertans earn WHL Eastern and Western Conference honours

RED DEER/CALGARY - Alberta is once again very well-represented as the Western Hockey League (WHL) rolled out its 2019-20 Eastern and Western Conference award winners and All-Star teams.

Three WHL conference awards went to players hailing from Alberta:

Riley Fiddler-Schultz (Fort Saskatchewan), Calgary Hitmen - Eastern Conference Humanitarian of the Year
Dylan Guenther
(Edmonton), Edmonton Oil Kings - Eastern Conference Rookie of the Year
Ty Smith
(Lloydminster), Spokane Chiefs - Western Conference Top Defenceman

Riley Fiddler-Schultz is up for the Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy against Western Conference winner Jake Gricius of the Portland Winterhawks. The winner will be announced Tuesday, May 12.

Dylan Guenther and Western Conference Rookie of the Year Logan Stankoven of the Kamloops Blazers go head-to-head for the Jim Piggot Memorial Trophy, which will be announced Friday, May 15.

Ty Smith goes up against Eastern Conference Top Defenceman Calen Addison of the Lethbridge Hurricanes for the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy. The winner will be announced Tuesday, May 19.

The Lethbridge Hurricanes are up for the WHL’s Business Award, earning Eastern Conference honours, against the Western Conference Business of the Year in the Seattle Thunderbirds. The winner will be announced Wednesday, May 6.

Smith was also among the seven Albertans named to the WHL’s First and Second All-Star teams:

Eastern Conference First All-Star Team:
Forward - James Hamblin (Edmonton), Medicine Hat Tigers

Eastern Conference Second All-Star Team:
Defenceman - Matthew Robertson (Sherwod Park), Edmonton Oil Kings
Forward - Peyton Krebs (Okotoks), Winnipeg ICE

Western Conference First All-Star Team:
Defenceman - Ty Smith (Lloydminster), Spokane Chiefs

Western Conference Second All-Star Team:
Defenceman - Bowen Byram (Lethbridge/Cranbrook), Vancouver Giants
Forward - Zane Franklin (Marwayne), Kamloops Blazers
Forward - Bryce Kindopp (Lloydminster), Everett Silvertips

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Recognizing Hockey’s Volunteers Across Alberta

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is pleased to join organizations across Alberta and Canada in celebrating National Volunteer Week, which runs April 19-25.

Hockey in Alberta relies on thousands of volunteers who freely give tens of thousands of hours of their time each year. Those volunteer roles include, but certainly aren’t limited to, serving as:

  • Executive members, directors, coaches, trainers, managers and many other positions within our Minor Hockey Associations, leagues and club teams, ensuring that the more than 3000 teams in the province can play, practice, and travel throughout the season;
  • Chairs, members or delegates on Hockey Alberta’s operational committees, making key decisions to ensure the smooth operation on a day-to-day basis; and
  • Coaches, trainers, directors of operations and mentors within Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta high performance programming.

Over the course of National Volunteer Week, Hockey Alberta is proud to present the names and faces of a handful of Alberta’s hockey volunteers, without whom our sport does not operate, and our players do not get the opportunity to experience our great game.

Volunteer Spotlights >

We encourage you to take a few moments to recognize and thank those key volunteers with your MHA or team.

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Volunteer Spotlight - Tosha Sim & Pete and Crystal Swales

RED DEER - To celebrate National Volunteer Week, Hockey Alberta is shining the spotlight on a handful of volunteers who make a huge impact on the sport in Alberta.

More volunteer profiles can be found on Hockey Alberta’s Volunteer Appreciation page.


Tosha Sim

Hockey Alberta Ice Times NewsletterTosha is the trainer for the Red Deer Junior B Vipers, a position she’s held since 2016, having previously been the volunteer coordinator for the team. She has been a volunteer coach for the Red Deer City Soccer Association since she was 16 years old.

"I volunteer because so many people have volunteered for me," said Tosha. "Growing up playing competitive soccer and being actively involved in my school community has taught me the importance of giving time to people and causes."

Tosha’s most memorable moments are the pair of Heritage Junior Hockey League North Division and League titles the Vipers brought home in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.

"It was an amazing opportunity to be part of the team and watch them work their way to the top," she said. "Also, I volunteer with my husband (Brady Sim). He has been with the team for 7-8 years. He does the play-by-play and announcing. It is really special to volunteer together, he is a superstar."

Tosha is currently an Elementary Education student, going in to her fourth year through the University of Alberta and Red Deer College.


Pete & Crystal Swales

Hockey Alberta Ice Times NewsletterPete and Crystal Swales are both longtime volunteers in Central Alberta, and currently volunteer with the Red Deer Senior AA Rustlers. Pete has been the team’s trainer since its inception a little over two years ago, with Crystal helping out in various roles during games and practices.

Both Pete and Crystal volunteer together in many roles outside of sport as well, including (what was then known as) the Suicide Prevention Line when they met 35 years ago.

As a registered RMT since 1995, Pete has worked with athletes in various roles, and began volunteering as a team trainer 15 years ago, spending five years with the Midget AAA team in Red Deer, before moving on to more volunteer roles outside of hockey, before returning to hockey in 2018 with the Senior Rustlers. In his sixth year with the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada, Pete is President of the Board of Directors.

"I was once asked why I volunteer... the simple answer is free pizza on the bus after a long trip to somewhere rural Alberta," said Pete. "The real reason is so much deeper, a sense of community and supporting others. At this point though, Crystal and I know now that if we need help or support the team is here for us. How do you put a price on that? Both my beautiful bride and I been so fortunate to have volunteered or served with so many groups and organizations, being asked to list them brings back many memories."

One of Pete’s favourite memories goes back to when he was first asked to join the Bantam AAA team for Westerns in B.C.

"It was a hectic week, neck injuries to band-aids on sore toes. What I didn’t realize then is for the most part the players of those days are part of our lives today," he said. "When Mikayla, our eldest granddaughter came to her first game, she leaned over the bench only to say ’oh Grandpa, those boys smell!’.

Outside of hockey, Crystal has volunteered with RCMP Victim Services, Suicide Prevent Crisis Line, helping organize Red Deer Firefighters retirement parties, and most recently was the Chairperson of the Central Albert Quilt Guild’s Quilt Show.

"I volunteer to give back and I feel that is so important," said Crystal. "Volunteers are the backbone of so many communities and organizations, which is very rewarding"

Crystal’s favourite moments came from volunteering with Red Deer’s Midget AAA team, travelling to Kenora in 2004 to the Telus Cup and bringing home bronze, and then again when Red Deer hosted in 2007 and won sivler.

Pete is the owner of a theraputic clinic in Red Deer, which is currently closed for safety reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

After a 30-year career as an emergency 9-1-1 dispatcher with Red Deer Emergency Services, Crystal retired and now is a part of the front-line staff at the Red Deer Hospital, and as an essential employee continues to work and serve her community.

Hockey at Home

Hockey at Home Goalie Skills - Recoveries & Crease Movement

As part of the Hockey at Home Series, Hockey Alberta will publish a weekly video focused on goaltender skills drills that can be done at home.

This week, Team Alberta alumna, University of Calgary Dinos goaltender Dayna Owen shows how to practice recoveries and crease movement. Check back every Saturday for the latest goalie skills video!


Recoveries and Crease Movement

Oftentimes, goaltenders do not get the opportunity to practice good recovery habits in drills during the season. Now is the perfect time to work on good habits that can help get you ready for next season!

Being able to recover and move across the crease efficiently is a key element to having your feet ready and set for the next shot. You can isolate your recovery and agility skills, or you can combine them with tracking exercises to your glove and blocker. In season and during team drills these skills, without deliberate focus and repetitions, can be easily overlooked which will ultimately limit performance. This drill can be done with a puck or a ball, whichever works best for your training. When practicing these skills, there are a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • Start in an down/butterfly stance – Chest up, weight over your knees, eyes downward, chin in front of knees
  • Hands away from the body, blocker and glove are positioned in front of the body. Elbows are bent and hands are ready.
  • To rotate to start your recovery, think head, hands, hips;
    • Eyes and head turn to look where the goalie is going (new target)
    • Hands begin to move together towards the next target (remember: elbows stay against the body)
    • Lead leg pulls under the body and squares the hips up to the next target
  • Once you have rotated, get up and push with the outside/back leg
  • Stop using the lead leg
  • Make sure to square up your shoulders to the “shooter” (or ball being thrown)
  • Push yourself to set your feet prior to the “shot”
  • Make sure to track the puck all the way into your blocker (or glove)
    • If you do not catch it, square up to the rebound to practice good habits
  • Make sure to do this on both sides (glove and blocker)
  • To progress this drill:
    • Have the “shooter” move to different positions to simulate shorter/larger pushes across
    • Incorporate up/down movements to simulate getting in and out of the butterfly (knee pads encouraged)
    • Reaction balls can be bounced off of the ground towards the goaltender
    • Obstacles can be placed to simulate a screen (depending on the skill set of the goaltender)
    • Change up the footwork patterns (smaller shuffles, bigger T-Push-like cross-crease movements, etc)

Hockey Alberta Goaltender Guide >


For more Hockey at Home videos, go to hockeyalberta.ca/hockey-home

Home Ice Feature

Volunteer Spotlight - Tom Chapman & Darren Smith

RED DEER - To celebrate National Volunteer Week, Hockey Alberta is shining the spotlight on a handful of volunteers who make a huge impact on the sport in Alberta.

More volunteer profiles can be found on Hockey Alberta’s Volunteer Appreciation page.


Tom Chapman

Hockey Alberta Ice Times NewsletterTom has been coaching hockey in Lethbridge for eight years, at every level from Peewee AA to Midget AAA. He also currently is the Lethbridge Hurricane’s assistant video coach.

"I volunteer because of my love for the game of hockey. Ever since I was a small boy hockey has been my world, it’s taught me so many life lessons and helped create lifelong friendships, and I can’t imagine my life with hockey," said Tom. "Teammates have become family the bond created between us is something that can’t be explained. I volunteer to help young players and their families fall in love with the game like I have. It’s truly amazing what the game of hockey can do for you, seeing young players fall in love with the game is priceless and why I will continue to volunteer for the rest of my life!"

Tom said his most memorable moment as an volunteer came back in the 2018-2019 season while coaching Midget AAA in Lethbridge.

"Our team attended the prestigious Macs Midget AAA tournament and earned our way to the finals, we were the first team from Lethbridge to make the finals in over 25 years," he said. "This is something myself, the rest of our staff and most importantly the players and their families will never forget."

Tom farms alongside his father in Lomond, and continues to work during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Darren Smith

Hockey Alberta Ice Times NewsletterDarren is a long-time hockey coach in Edmonton, and also coaches lacrosse and baseball. He’s also volunteered as an assistant coach in lacrosse, and as an player evaluator during hockey evaluations.

In addition to coaching, as a police dog handler with the Edmonton Police Service Canine Unit, Darren says he valued attending schools and community centers with his police dog to interact with elementary and junior high aged students, answering questions and discussing life choices.

As a police officer and the parent of a young athlete, I recognize the impact that sport and the coaching staff can have on the development of the individual as an athlete and who the individual develops into away from the game," said Darren. "As a member of the community developing individual values, personal life skills, and team life skills, the friendships developed through sport as an athlete, coach, or parent. I love the excitement of sports."

Darren says he’s been very fortunate as a coach to witness the excitement of the players as they celebrate winning a tournament championship, a city championship or Edmonton Minor Hockey Week.

"As a coach, my most memorable moments occur when I see players in the community whom I have coached in the past, and they stop to talk and tell me how they are doing, how their sports are going, how their schooling is going, or they invite me to watch them play," he said.

As a police officer, Darren is an essential worker, and continues to serve the city of Edmonton during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hockey at Home

Hockey at Home with Ali Stead: Backhand Flip

Hockey Alberta is excited to work with Ali Stead (@never2late2learn.hky) to bring you weekly off-ice skills drills, as part of the Hockey at Home Series.

Ali Stead is a hockey player and social media influencer. Having only started playing hockey a few years ago, she developed her skills quickly, and is now passionate about sharing her love and knowledge for the game. Be sure to check back every Thursday for the latest drill!


Backhand Flip

Acquiring a soft touch on the backhand can open up new opportunities during gameplay. Here’s a fun drill to improve your backhand control.

Give it a try with these key points in mind:

  • Keep knees bent for a strong stance and good weight transfer
  • On the backhand flip, roll wrists forward to create a wedge that will get under the puck and create lift
  • On the forehand catch, roll wrists forward to trap and cradle the puck with a closed blade
  • Look up periodically to scan your environment

For a regressed version, try using a tennis ball instead!


For more Hockey at Home videos, go to hockeyalberta.ca/hockey-home

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Volunteer Spotlight - Kevin Kuryluk & Janet Fairless

RED DEER - To celebrate National Volunteer Week, Hockey Alberta is shining the spotlight on a handful of volunteers who make a huge impact on the sport in Alberta.

More volunteer profiles can be found on Hockey Alberta’s Volunteer Appreciation page.


Kevin Kuryluk

Hockey Alberta Ice Times NewsletterKevin has held numerous volunteer positions in the Grande Prairie area, including coaching minor hockey and minor baseball, and has been a minor hockey board member since 2016.

Kevin also volunteers with Hockey Alberta in several capacities, including facilitating coach clinics, on-ice instruction at development camps, and volunteer coaching.

"I feel like if I can help a young athlete grow as a person and become more confident, I can help them accomplish more," said Kevin. "If that’s carried forward with them for their entire life, it will create opportunities for others. I also think back to my youth and how many great people influenced my life through their volunteer work, and I believe we build stronger communities through sport and teamwork and I enjoy watching the players I coach grow and develop. There’s no downside to volunteering."

Kevin notes his recent experience as being part of the Team Alberta North Male coaching staff for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games as one of his most memorable moments.

"Even though the games were cancelled, just being part of the process starting in August with applying for the job through to our training weekend with the players from both the male and female teams it was a fantastic experience," he said. "Another highlight for me has been working all of the Hockey Alberta PEP camps and being with the Hockey Alberta PEP program from the beginning."

Kevin operates a grain farm and is considered an essential worker, so he continues to work through the COVID-19 pandemic.


Janet Fairless

Hockey Alberta Ice Times NewsletterJanet is a long-time volunteer with Hockey Alberta as the Zone 1 Minor Administration Coordinator and Minor Administration Chair. Her long list of volunteer roles in hockey also includes coaching female hockey with the Grimshaw Minor Hockey Assoications, numerous team manager positions, registrar for Grimshaw MHA, and the manager and registrar for the Grimshaw Huskies Senior Men’s team. She also has been a member of the Arctic Winter Games Mission Staff since 2012.

Outside of hockey, Janet holds several other volunteer roles with Ducks Unlimited, the Grimshaw Community Services Board, and has volunteered for both the Alberta Summer and Alberta Winter Games.

"(I volunteer) for the joy it gives to the athletes, that’s the main reason," said Janet. "But also, these things need to be done so activities and organizations can run... someone has to do it. People ask me why I do it, what am I getting out of it. If you are doing it for the purpose of getting something out of it, then I don’t feel that you are there for the right reasons. My answer always is satisfaction from helping others, and the relationships. I have met so many great people and made so many wonderful friends through my volunteering."

Janet said her favourite moments always come from seeing the look of accomplishment on athlete’s faces when they win a banner or medal.

"One that really stands out was giving the Most Sportmanlike banner to the Indis Atom Hockey team last year at Provincials in Peace River," she said. "That was a very happy group of young players. You would think they had won the Stanley Cup and in my eyes they did. I almost cried presenting it to them, they were a great group, right from the bench staff, players to the fans."

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Six Albertans selected in first round of 2020 WHL Bantam Draft | Full list of Albertans registered in Hockey Canada sanctioned programs selected

RED DEER - Seventy-five Albertans registered in Hockey Canada sanctioned programs heard their names called during 2020 WHL Bantam Draft on Wednesday, including six in the first round.

Zemlak was taken by the Victoria Royals, with blueliner Mazden Leslie (Lloydminster) going right after him, 10th overall to the Vancouver Giants. Cole Miller (Edmonton) went 16th overall to the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Saige Weinstein (Edmonton) to the Spokane Chiefs at 18, Dawson Seitz (Medicine Hat) to the Edmonton Oil Kings with the 20th pick, and the Prince George Cougars wrapped up the first round by selecting Ryker Singer (Lloydminster) 22nd overall.

Alberta also boasted the first two goaltenders taken in the draft, with Seattle drafting Scott Ratzlaff (Irma) in the second round, 43rd overall, and Moose Jaw selecting Jackson Unger (Calgary) in the third round, 53rd overall.

A full list of Albertans registered in Hockey Canada sanctioned programs drafted can be found below:

Pick Player Team Position Hometown

FIRST ROUND

9th Austin Zemlak Victoria Royals Defence Fort McMurray
10th Mazden Leslie Vancouver Giants Defence Lloydminster
16th Cole Miller Lethbridge Hurricanes Forward Edmonton
18th Saige Weinstein Spokane Chiefs Defence Edmonton
20th Dawson Seitz Edmonton Oil Kings Forward Medicine Hat
22nd Ryker Singer Prince George Cougars Forward Lloydminster

SECOND ROUND

24th Talon Brigley Red Deer Rebels Forward Sylvan Lake
31st Matteo Fabrizi Red Deer Rebels Defence St. Albert
37th Harrison Lodewyk Prince Albert Raiders Forward Red Deer
39th Josh Van Mulligen Medicine Hat Tigers Defence Medicine Hat
40th Kooper Gizowski Spokane Chiefs Forward Edmonton
43rd Scott Ratzlaff Seattle Thunderbirds Goalie Irma

THIRD ROUND

46th Rylan Brown Prince George Cougars Defence Sherwood Park
47th Tanner Gould Tri-City Americans Forward Calgary
49th Marcus Pacheco Kelowna Rockets Forward Edmonton
51st Shane Smith Medicine Hat Tigers Forward Duchess
53rd Jackson Unger Moose Jaw Warriors Goalie Calgary
56th Ethan Semeniuk Vancouver Giants Forward Calgary
57th Teydon Trembecky Brandon Wheat Kings Forward Strathcona
58th Aiden Oiring Winnipeg Ice Forward Calgary
65th Carter Yakemchuk Calgary Hitmen Defence Calgary
66th Zackary Shantz Prince George Cougars Forward Grande Prairie

FOURTH ROUND

70th Chase Walker Prince George Cougars Forward Byemoor
77th Mikhail Volotovskii Saskatoon Blades Forward Calgary
79th Eastyn Mannix Brandon Wheat Kings Defence Wainwright
80th Ashton Cumby Winnipeg Ice Defence Bonnyville
82nd Emmitt Finnie Kamloops Blazers Forward Lethbridge
86th Carter Kowalyk Edmonton Oil Kings Defence St. Albert

FIFTH ROUND

90th Zachary Wilson Prince Albert Raiders Forward Wetaskiwin
91st Hunter Sawka Calgary Hitmen Forward Cochrane
92nd Ephram McNutt Prince George Cougars Defence Red Deer
94th Ty Fraser Winnipeg Ice Forward Raymond
96th Carter Capton Brandon Wheat Kings Goalie Lethbridge
98th Colin Reay Vancouver Giants Goalie Sherwood Park
101st Benjamin Stokes Tri-City Americans Forward Calgary
103rd Wesley Golden Prince Albert Raiders Defence Grande Prairie
105th Andrew Basha Medicine Hat Tigers Forward Calgary
106th Kai Matthew Kamloops Blazers Forward Edmonton

SIXTH ROUND

110th John Szabo Edmonton Oil Kings Forward Lethbridge
114th Logan Dochuk Kelowna Rockets Defence Edmonton
117th Jackson Romeril Kelowna Rockets Defence Calgary
118th Cooper Michaluk Spokane Chiefs Goalie Sherwood Park
119th Drew Freer Tri-City Americans Forward Calgary
120th Dax Hughes-Williams Calgary Hitmen Defence Calgary
123rd Hunter St. Martin Medicine Hat Tigers Forward Edmonton
124th Kyle Federico Spokane Chiefs Defence Calgary
125th Justin Kipkie Victoria Royals Defence Calgary
128th Ivan Kedrov Prince Albert Raiders Forward Calgary
129th Luke McCrady Edmonton Oil Kings Defence Calgary
130th Xander Shulte Calgary Hitmen Forward Stony Plain

SEVENTH ROUND

133rd Carmelo Crandell Saskatoon Blades Forward St. Albert
139th Alex Scheiwiller Kelowna Rockets Goalie Calgary
141st Oakley Mcilwain Brandon Wheat Kings Defence Lloydminster
142nd Ryan Arnold Red Deer Rebels Forward St. Albert
146th Nolan Kelly Spokane Chiefs Forward Calgary
149th Logan Cunningham Victoria Royals Goalie Sherwood Park

EIGHTH ROUND

154th Brock Lott Winnipeg Ice Goalie Red Deer
158th Josh Karman Winnipeg Ice Defence Calgary
161st Josh Perreault Spokane Chiefs Forward Red Deer
170th Zach Zahara Medicine Hat Tigers Goalie Rocky View County
172nd Matthew Paskiewicz Everett Silvertips Forward Calgary
173rd Reid Larson Edmonton Oil Kings Defence Calgary

NINTH ROUND

180th Ethan Neutens Kelowna Rockets Forward Cochrane
187th Brent Hoshowski Victoria Royals Forward Bonnyville
189th Connor Dale Winnipeg Ice Forward St. Albert
191st Kaden Phillips Lethbridge Hurricanes Defence Sundre
194th Eric Jamieson Everett Silvertips Defence Calgary

TENTH ROUND

199th Thomas Matte Moose Jaw Warriors Forward Calgary
204th Cole Unger Medicine Hat Tigers Defence Medicine Hat
206th Hayden Fechner Saskatoon Blades Forward Edmonton
207th Logan Greenough Everett Silvertips Defence Calgary
215th Nicholas Johnson Portland Winterhawks Forward Calgary

ELEVENTH ROUND

220th Jadon Iyogun Saskatoon Blades Forward Calgary

TWELFTH ROUND

226th Luke Roberts Seattle Thunderbirds Goalie St. Albert
228th Jack Ketsa Winnipeg Ice Defence St. Albert

Hockey at Home

Hockey at Home with Crash Conditioning - Episode Three (Featuring Mike Green and Dr. Christopher Woo)

Hockey Alberta is excited to partner with Doug ’Crash’ Crashley of Crash Conditioning Ltd to bring a weekly series to the homes of hockey players across Alberta, focused on strength and conditioning.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep us all at home, it’s important to maintain strength, conditioning and proper nutrition as much as possible. Follow along with Crash each week as he takes us through a routine to help everyone become a ’Crashlete’ at home! Stay tuned every for a new workout from Crash every Tuesday.

Episode three features vision training with Dr. Christopher Woo, and strength training with Edmonton Oilers defenceman Mike Green.

The Workout:

1.Warmup - 15-20 metres for each, or approximately 5-15 reps:
a) Sock walk
b) Ankle walk
c) Toe walk - forward/reverse lateral
d) Lunge walk - forward/reverse lateral
e) Inchworm - forward/reverse
f) Leg swings
g) Marching
h) High knees

2. Linear speed - 3 step quickness (4-8 reps)

3. Lateral step quickness (4-6 reps)

4. Strength:
a) Rear foot elevated split squat
b) Seated shoulder press

5. Follow the Hockey Alberta nutrition guide - eat and sleep well!


Hockey at Home Series >

Home Ice Feature

Volunteer Spotlight - Julie Feragen & Scott Henderson

RED DEER - To celebrate National Volunteer Week, Hockey Alberta is shining the spotlight on a handful of volunteers who make a huge impact on the sport in Alberta.

More volunteer profiles can be found on Hockey Alberta’s Volunteer Appreciation page.


Julie Feragen

Hockey Alberta Ice Times NewsletterJulie is currently Hockey Alberta’s Minor Female Chair, a position she’s held for four years, and is the Senior Midget Governor for NAI. She’s previously held the position of Vice President and President of the Ponoka Minor Hockey Association, and the Governor for the North Central.

"(Volunteering) brings much appreciation from many, people make a point of telling you that it’s worth it," said Julie. "I find that it’s a great way to meet new people and show that you appreciate others at the same time. Great networking!"

Julie says her most memorable moments are being a part of the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships every year, and being there to see the excitement of the teams who make it to gold medal games.

Being in the agriculture industry, Julie is an essential employee and continues to work and serve her clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Scott Henderson

Hockey Alberta Ice Times NewsletterScott has given his time to the sport for 12 years as a coach, board member and director with Hockey Calgary, as well as the First Shift Program and the Calgary Flames Learn to Play Program.

"I’ve had all four of my children play hockey, and it gave so much to our family that I really like to give back," said Scott. "The satisfaction of seeing children progress from just starting on ice to skating and developing a love for the game is why I volunteer."

Scott currently works in the construction industry, and continues to work through the COVID-19 pandemic.