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St. Albert’s Savoie goes first overall at 2019 WHL Bantam Draft | Full list of Albertans selected

RED DEER - For the fifth straight year, an Albertan was the top selection at the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft as the Winnipeg Ice took Matthew Savoie with the first overall pick. The St. Albert native is coming off a strong performance at the 2019 Alberta Cup, as well as a bronze medal at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, where he skated for Team Alberta U16 Male as an under-aged player. Savoie became the first draft pick for the Ice since moving to Winnipeg from Cranbrook following the 2018-19 WHL season.

A total of seven Albertans were taken in the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft, with Albertans selected with four of the top five picks. Sherwood Park’s Keaton Downhaniuk and Mayerthorpe’s Koehn Ziemmer went third and fourth overall, respectively, to the Prince George Cougars, while the Brandon Wheat Kings took Red Deer forward Nate Danielson with the fifth overall pick.

Pick Player Team Position Hometown

FIRST ROUND

1st Matthew Savoie Winnipeg Ice Forward St. Albert
3rd Keaton Dowhaniuk Prince George Cougars Defence Sherwood Park
4th Koehn Ziemmer Prince George Cougars Forward Mayerthorpe
5th Nate Danielson Brandon Wheat Kings Forward Red Deer
8th Jordan Gustafson Seattle Thunderbirds Forward Ardrossan
12th Oasiz Wiesblatt Medicine Hat Tigers Forward Calgary
16th Rylen Roersma Brandon Wheat Kings Forward Lethbridge

SECOND ROUND

33rd Rhett Melnyk Tri-City Americans Forward Fort Saskatchewan
36th Jaren Brinson Prince George Cougars Defence Airdrie
40th Ross Stanley Edmonton Oil Kings Defence Yellowhead County
41st Samuel Huck Regina Pats Forward Calgary
43rd Bowden Singleton Vancouver Giants Forward Calgary
44th Graydon Gotaas Prince Albert Raiders Defence Camrose

THIRD ROUND

48th Tanner Scott Victoria Royals Forward Sherwood Park
49th Ben Hemmerling Everett Silvertips Forward Sherwood Park
54th Josh Davies Swift Current Broncos Forward Airdrie
55th Jake Sloan Tri-City Americans Forward Leduc County
56th Ryan Nolan Medicine Hat Tigers Defence Calgary
65th Reid MacKay Lethbridge Hurricanes Forward Irma

FOURTH ROUND

68th Rieger Lorenz Winnipeg Ice Forward Calgary
71st Jayden Joly Kelowna Rockets Forward Fort Saskatchewan
75th Liam Watkins Brandon Wheat Kings Forward Okotoks
76th Cale Ashcroft Saskatoon Blades Defence St. Albert
78th Connor Gourley Seattle Thunderbirds Forward Calgary
79th Billal Noori Calgary Hitmen Forward Edmonton
82nd Jagger Firkus Moose Jaw Warriors Forward Irma
84th Ty Hurley Swift Current Broncos Forward Sherwood Park

FIFTH ROUND

90th Kaiden Wiltsie Regina Pats Forward Calgary
93rd Nicholas Jones Brandon Wheat Kings Goaltender Calgary
94th Jamie Weller Kamloops Blazers Defence Calgary
96th Kaiden Ellertson Brandon Wheat Kings Defence Red Deer
98th Justen Maric Red Deer Rebels Goaltender Edmonton
103rd Avery Trotter Spokane Chiefs Defence Olds
104th Carson Brisson Moose Jaw Warriors Defence Leduc County
106th Cyle Clayton Brandon Wheat Kings Defence Strathmore

SIXTH ROUND

113th Matthew Sutter Calgary Hitmen Defence Spruce Grove
115th Jari Kykkanen Kelowna Rockets Goaltender Lloydminster
120th Daniel Hauser Winnipeg Ice Goaltender Chestermere
122nd Tyler MacKenzie Medicine Hat Tigers Forward Red Deer
128th Shea Van Olm Edmonton Oil Kings Forward Calgary

SEVENTH ROUND

135th Riley Applegate Regina Pats Defence Marwayne
138th Nash Bamford Kamloops Blazers Forward Camrose County
140th Jackson Smith Kelowna Rockets Defence Calgary
142nd Hayden Pakkala Winnipeg Ice Forward Okotoks
144th Emanual Hudson Medicine Hat Tigers Defence Lethbridge
145th Jacob Lamoureux Calgary Hitmen Forward Sherwood Park
149th Ian Mills Everett Silvertips Goaltender Calgary
151st Ty Daneault Saskatoon Blades Forward Red Deer
153rd Adam Hamilton Vancouver Giants Defence Calgary
154th Porter Pennock Prince Albert Raiders Defence Elnora

EIGHTH ROUND

156th Josh Mettimano Winnipeg Ice Defence Cochrane
157th Owen Boucher Winnipeg Ice Defence Bonnyville
158th Ty Young Prince George Goaltender Coaldale
169th Carter Spirig Winnipeg Ice Forward Fort Saskatchewan
172nd Matthew Langdon Spokane Chiefs Forward Sherwood Park
173rd Nicholas Wolfenberg Saskatoon Blades Defence Calgary

NINTH ROUND

183rd Landon Van Engelen Portland Winterhawks Forward Tofield
191st Ayden Peters Lethbridge Hurricanes Forward Calgary
192nd Flynn Maxcy Edmonton Oil Kings Forward Edmonton
193rd Connor Claughton Prince George Cougars Defence Red Deer

TENTH ROUND

198th Gavin Schmidt Prince George Cougars Forward Foothills
100th Shawn Paul St. Arnaud Tri-City Americans Forward Westlock
103rd Joah Morberg Calgary Hitmen Defence Calgary
106th Erick Roest Lethbridge Hurricanes Goaltender Lethbridge
107th Sam Callahan Saskatoon Blades Forward Nanton

ELEVENTH ROUND

113th Marcus Nguyen Portland Winterhawks Forward Calgary

TWELFTH ROUND

124th Austin Elliot Saskatoon Blades Goaltender Strathmore
126th Jack Silverberg Prince Albert Raiders Forward Sherwood Park

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Hockey Alberta to host Goalie Coach Seminar this weekend

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta will be hosting a Goalie Coach Seminar this Saturday, May 25 in Red Deer.

Over 50 delegates from around the province will gather at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre for a day full of learning sessions on a variety of different goalie topics from a highly esteemed group of presenters. Topics to be covered include:

  • Developmental Philosophy
  • Building a Minor Hockey Goalie Plan
  • Incorporating a Goalie Coach
  • Grassroots and Elite Programming
  • Practice Inclusion and Habits
  • Mental Health and Preparation

This seminar follows the 2018-19 Goalie Development Plan which has identified a need to support the development and education around all areas of the position of goaltender. The plan focuses on many areas, including implementation of specific training/development sessions, a clear and concise goalie evaluation policy, and implementation of off ice training.

The Goalie Coach Seminar will feature the following presenters:

DUSTIN SCHWARTZ • Edmonton Oilers Goalie Coach (NHL)
• Former Edmonton Oil Kings Goalie Coach (WHL)
MATT WENINGER • Regional Manager and Provincial Goaltending Lead for Hockey Alberta
• Moose Jaw Warriors Goalie Coach (WHL)
IAN GORDON • Regional Goalie Lead for Hockey Alberta and Owner of Ian Gordon Goaltending
• Seattle Thunderbirds Goalie Coach (WHL)
DEREK PURFIELD

• Regional Goaltending Lead for Hockey Alberta, Team Alberta U16 Goalie Coach
• Okotoks Oilers Goalie Coach (AJHL)

KRAYMER BARNSTABLE • Regional Goaltending Lead for Hockey Alberta and Owner of Stable in Net Goaltending
• Red Deer Rebels Goalie Coach (WHL)
BARRY MEDORI • Coach Consultant for Team Alberta and Team Canada U17
• Former AJHL Head Coach
BOB WILKIE • Former NHL player
• Mental Performance Coach at I Got Mind
DAVID MARCOUX • Former Goalie Coach with the Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
• Owner of David Marcoux Goaltending

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2019 Team Alberta Peewee Skills Camp

RED DEER - Alberta males born in 2006 have the unique opportunity to participate in Hockey Alberta’s fourth annual Team 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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Hockey Alberta Newsletter
May 16, 2019

NORTH YELLOW WINS THE 2019 ALBERTA CHALLENGE!

The 2019 Alberta Challenge wrapped up in Leduc on Sunday, May 5 with North Yellow skating to a 5-2 victory over North Blue in the championship game. DETAILS > | ALL-STARS >


NORTH GREY WINS THE 2019 PEEWEE PROSPECTS CUP

North Grey won the all-northern championship match-up over North Blue 6-2 to claim the 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup in Lethbridge. DETAILS >


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BROOKS PLAYS HOST TO THE 2019 NATIONAL JUNIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2019 National Junior A Championship is currently taking place in Brooks with the AJHL’s Bandits serving as the host team. The championship game goes Sunday (May 19) at 3pm. DETAILS > | SCHEDULE > | STATS > | STANDINGS >


TEAM ALBERTA U18 FEMALE NAMES COACHING STAFF FOR 2019 U18 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The coaching staff who will lead the Team Alberta U18 Female squad at the 2019 U18 Nationals has been announced by Hockey Alberta. Craig Perrett, Dayna Janzen, Brett Wold, Engi Lim, and Shanya Shwetz will be leading the team when they take to the ice in Morden & Winkler, MB in November. DETAILS >


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GET READY FOR NEXT SEASON WITH OUR ALBERTA BUILT SUMMER 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: Dynamic Shooting, Female Skills, Lethbridge Hurricanes Summer Skills, New Season Conditioning, and Super Skills. Upcoming camps are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. INFO >


TEAM ALBERTA U16 SUMMER CAMP INVITES ANNOUNCED

Eighty 2004-born male athletes from across Alberta are about to take the next step in Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program. Invitations have been extended to the players to attend the Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Camp July 1-7 in Red Deer, which is the next step in the selection process for the 2019 WHL Cup in Calgary. INVITES >


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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. Sessions include: Coaching Skills Seminar, Intro to Hockey Seminar, and Development Directors Seminar. MHAs are encouraged to send three volunteers to this event. INFO & REGISTRATION >


TICKETS ON SALE FOR WORLD U17 CHALLENGE IN MEDICINE HAT & SWIFT CURRENT

The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge - an international showcase of the best young hockey talent in the world – will be co-hosted by Medicine Hat and Swift Current in November 2019. TICKETS >


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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.


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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 >


DEVELOPMENT 1 COACHING CLINICS HAPPENING THIS SUMMER

Hockey Alberta will be hosting three Development 1 coaching clinics this summer in Edmonton, Medicine Hat, and Okotoks. INFO >


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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 >


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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 >


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INTRO TO HOCKEY - RINK DIVIDERS - DEADLINE TO ORDER IS JUNE 1

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 >


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PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - LESSONS FROM BEHIND THE GLASS

In a 10 point video series produced by BC Hockey, Allyson Tufts, author of "Lessons from Behind the Glass", provides insight on how to provide your child with a positive hockey experience.

View our Lessons from Behind the Glass information in our Parent Guide!


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2019 Team Alberta U18 staff announced

RED DEER -The coaching staff who will lead the Team Alberta U18 Female squad at the 2019 U18 National Championships has been announced by Hockey Alberta.

The team will be led by head coach Craig Perrett, who was on the bench as an assistant during the U18 Female gold medal run at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Flanking him will be assistant coaches Dayna Janzen and Brett Wold, who both recently finished head coaching stints at the 2019 U16 Alberta Challenge. Other coaching staff members include goaltender coach Engi Lim, who has experience with the Team Alberta U16 program, and video coach Shanya Shwetz, who was an assistant coach at the 2019 U16 Alberta Challenge.

"We are very excited about the experience level of this particular group of coaches," said Kendall Newell, Manager of Female Hockey. "With the staff in place, we can now begin the process of building towards another successful year for the Team Alberta U18 Female program."

Invitations will be sent out to 68 players by the end of May to participate in the summer selection camp running from July 9-14 in Red Deer. A shortlist of players will be selected to participate in the final selection camp taking place September 27-29, where the final roster will be chosen. The team training weekend October 18-20 will be the final preparation before departing for the competition in Morden & Winkler, MB, November 3-9.


2019 Team Alberta U18 Staff

Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the team staff that will lead Team Alberta U18 Female at the 2019 U18 Nationals.

STAFF
POSITION NAME
Director of Operations
Kendall Newell
Coach Mentor
Barry Medori
Head Coach Craig Perrett
Assistant Coach
Dayna Janzen
Assistant Coach Brett Wold
Video Coach
Shanya Shwetz
Goalie Coach
Engi Lim

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North Grey wins the 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup

LETHBRIDGE - The Peewee Prospects Cup has a long trip home from Lethbridge, as North Grey skated to a 6-2 win over North Blue to claim the 2019 title.

North Grey went wire-to-wire as the top team of the tournament, finishing with a perfect 5-0 record.

It was the first win for Head Coach John Sexsmith, a long-time coach with the Team Alberta program.

Earlier in the day, Calgary Red took the B Final with a 3-1 win over Capital Green.

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


B Final

Calgary Red 3 - Capital Green 1

Boxscore >


Championship Final

North Grey 6 - North Blue 2

Boxscore >


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 Peewee Prospects Cup: Day Three Recap

LETHBRIDGE - Day Three of the 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup is in the books, and the Championship Final is set.

It will be an all-North battle for the Cup on Sunday, as North Grey and North Blue both punched their ticket to the Championship Final with 7-4 and 2-1 wins over Calgary Red and Capital Green, respectively.Calgary Red and Capital Green will meet in the B Final.

The B Final is set for Sunday at 9:00am, and the Championship Final will follow at 11:30am.

Later in the day, Calgary White defeated Capital Royal 5-2 in the C final, while South Yellow defeated South Black 4-2 in the D Final.

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


Semi-Final 1

North Grey 7 - Calgary Red 4

Boxscore >


Semi-Final 2

North Blue 2 - Capital Green 1

Boxscore >


C Final

Calgary White 5 - Capital Royal 2

Boxscore >


D Final

South Yellow 4 - South Black 2

Boxscore >


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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Brooks welcomes the 2019 National Junior A Championship

RED DEER - The Brooks Bandits are set to welcome four regional champions to the 49th edition of the National Junior A Championship, May 11-19.

The host Bandits will compete with the Oakville Blades (Central), Ottawa Jr. Senators (East), Prince George Spruce Kings (Pacific) and Portage Terriers (West) at the Centennial Regional Arena.

"Brooks has been waiting nearly a decade for this moment and we can’t wait for the Centennial Regional Arena to host a major national event that Bandit fans have come to know and love,” said Tyler King, chair of the host committee and business manager with the Bandits. “We want everyone to leave this place amazed by the quality of event and community that we’ll be showing them. None of this would be possible without hundreds of hours of work from the incredible hockey fans that surround this region. We’d like to thank everyone who made this possible and can’t wait to show what we’ve got!"

Organizers announced that limited ticket packages are still available at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets. In addition, limited single-game tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m. on each game day.

The 2019 National Junior A Championship features 10 preliminary-round games, including the Bandits’ tournament-opener against Oakville at 7 p.m. MT on May 11, along with two semifinals and the championship game.

TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, will broadcast the championship game at 3 p.m. MT on May 19, while all other games will be available via live stream at HockeyCanada.ca/NJAC.

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2019 Peewee Prospects Cup: Day Two Recap

LETHBRIDGE - Day two of the 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup saw round-robin play wrap up, with Calgary Red, Capital Green, North Blue and North Grey all earning spots in Saturday’s semi-finals.

North Grey won both its games on Friday to finish atop Pool A with a perfect 3-0 record, while Capital Green battled back to tie South Yellow 2-2, and then defeated Calgary White 5-3 to secure second place.

North Grey will now face Calgary Red in the first semi-final game on Saturday at 11:30am, with Capital Green and North Blue going head-to-head in the second semi-final game at 2:00pm.

In Pool B action, North Blue beat South Black 4-1 to earn first place in Pool B, and Calgary Red scored a late goal to defeat Capital Royal 2-1.

Calgary White and Capital Royal will meet in the C Final on Friday at 4:30pm, and South Black and South Yellow will play in the D final at 7:00pm.

The B Final is set for Sunday at 9:00am, and the Championship Final will follow at 11:30am.

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


Game #7

North Grey 4 - Calgary White 3

Boxscore >


Game #8

South Yellow 2 - Capital Green 2

Boxscore >


Game #9

North Blue 4 - South Black 1

Boxscore >


Game #10

Calgary Red 2 - Capital 1

Boxscore >


Game #11

North Grey 4 - South Yellow 0

Boxscore >


Game #12

Capital Green 5 - Calgary White 3

Boxscore >


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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Six Alberta officials set to work National Jr. A Championship

RED DEER - Alberta is well-represented on the officiating crew for the 2019 National Junior A Championship in Brooks that starts Saturday.

One referee and five linesmen from Alberta have been assigned to work the national championship hosted by the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Brooks Bandits. Other participating teams include the Oakville Blades, Ottawa Jr Senators, Portage Terriers and Prince George Spruce Kings.

Alberta’s officiating contingent is led by referee Kevin Webinger of Calgary. Webinger has been refereeing for 18 years and obtained his Level 6 in 2015. He has worked in the WHL, AJHL and USports for nine seasons and Para-Ice Hockey since 2011, including the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Korea. Notable assignments include this year include CJHL Top Prospects game, Allan Cup, and the World Para Ice Hockey Championships in the Czech Republic.

Five Alberta linesmen also bring an impressive amount experience to the event. Linesmen are also working the event:

  • Travis Toomey: notable assignments include 2017-18 AJHL playoffs, 2018-19 WHL playoffs and AJHL finals, and the 2019 Doyle Cup.
  • Devin Kohlhauser: graduate of 2014 Hockey Alberta Officials’ Development Camp; notable assignments include 2015 Mac’s Tournament and Officials Program of Excellence; 2016 World U17 Challenge; 2017 NHL/CHL Camp; 2018 WHL Canada/Russia Series, CHL Prospects Game; and 2019 Doyle Cup.
  • Ethan Cronkhite: 15 years of experience including five seasons working WHL, CIS, and Jr. A; notable assignments include 2012 Telus Cup, 2016 WHL Canada/Russia Series, 2017 World U17 Championship, and 2019 AJHL finals and Allan Cup.
  • Jason Nedinis: has worked in the WHL and USports since 2015, and AJHL since 2013; notable assignments include 2019 CJHL Prospects Game, 2018 and 2019 Doyle Cup, 2018 World Jr. A Challenge gold medal game, and 2012 Telus Cup.
  • Deion Foster: notable assignments include 2012 Telus Cup, 2015 Western Canada Cup, 2016 RBC Cup, 2017 World Jr. Championship, 2019 University Cup, 2018 CIBC Canada/Russia Series, 2019 WHL finals, six AJHL finals, and two Doyle Cups.

Home Ice Feature

Grade 5 Girls Introduced to Hockey Basics

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta staff took part in the 16th annual Go Girl event at the Collicutt Centre on Thursday to introduce over 100 Grade 5 girls to floor hockey. The girls worked on the basics of passing and stick handling, culminating in fun small area games.

Go Girl, with Red Deer College’s Be Fit For Life Centre, is a one day event with a focus on physical activity, health and confidence for young girls. This year had nearly 800 Grade 5 girls from Red Deer schools participate to gain new skills and knowledge while building friendships. Each student got to experience four different session through the day.

If you have a daughter who has an interest in hockey or has been playing for a number of years – there are a number of great opportunities for her to become involved in female hockey in Alberta.

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2019 Peewee Prospects Cup: Day One Recap

LETHBRIDGE - After a busy opening day of the 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup, six games are in the books, with six of eight teams earning a point.

Calgary White and North Grey both sit atop Pool A after victories over South Yellow and Capital Green, respectively.

Pool B remains wide open after two games for each team, with all four earning at least one point. North Blue leads the way with three points following a 7-2 win over Capital Royal, and a 4-4 tie with Calgary Red.

Day two features six more games of round-robin play, with Calgary White and North Grey kicking things off at 9am.

Standings > | Leaders > | Schedule >


Game #1

South Black 3 - Calgary Red 3

Boxscore >


Game #2

North Blue 7 - Capital Royal 2

Boxscore >


Game #3

North Grey 7 - Capital Green 2

Boxscore >


Game #4

Calgary White 4 - South Yellow 3

Boxscore >


Game #5

North Blue 4 - Calgary Red 4

Boxscore >


Game #6

Capital Royal 7 - South Black 4

Boxscore >


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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Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Camp invites announced

RED DEER - Eighty 2004-born male athletes from across Alberta are about to take the next step in Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program.

Invitations have been extended to the players to attend the Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Camp July 1-7 in Red Deer, which is the next step in the selection process for the 2019 WHL Cup in Calgary.

U16 Male Summer Camp Invites >

"We saw an outstanding level of talent at the 2019 Alberta Cup in Red," said Michael Kraichy, Manager of Team Alberta. "It wasn’t an easy task for our staff to select the eighty players to attend Summer Camp, but we’re excited to see what this group can show us as they move forward in the Team Alberta process.

The list includes eight goalies, 24 defence, and 48 forwards. The selection process is based on the Team Alberta scouting process throughout the 2018-19 season, as well as the 2019 Alberta Cup in Red Deer in April. From the Summer Camp, a shortlist will be established, with those players scouted with their club teams until the 20 players who will comprise the roster for Team Alberta are named.


2019 Team Alberta U16 staff announced

Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the team staff that will lead Team Alberta U16 Male at the 2019 WHL Cup.

STAFF
POSITION NAME
Director of Hockey Operations
Michael Kraichy
Coach Mentor
Barry Medori
Head Scout
Bobby Fox
Head Coach Brandin Cote
Assistant Coach
Jay Pylypuik
Assistant Coach Cody Reynolds
Video Coach
Adam Sergerie
Goalie Coach
Derek Purfield
Equipment Manager Dave Campbell

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Lethbridge set to welcome the 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup

LETHBRIDGE – The 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup is set to begin in Lethbridge, with 160 male athletes from across the province ready to take their first step in the Team Alberta program.

Eight teams are taking to the ice at the ATB Centre from Thursday to Sunday: Calgary Red, Calgary White, Capital Green, Capital Royal, North Blue, North Grey, South Black, and South Yellow.

The teams will play in a four-day, tournament-format competition. All games are free to attend.

Schedule >

"The Peewee Prospects Cup is an exciting time for these athletes, and their families, as it’s a significant step in their young hockey careers," said Dustin Moore, Coordinator of Team Alberta Male. "We’re looking forward to the level of talent we’re going to see on the ice, as well as the growth that will happen off the ice over the course of the tournament."

Round-robin play kicks off on Thursday with six games, and another six games on Friday. The top two teams in each pool after round-robin play will battle in the semi-finals on Saturday, with the C and D finals playing out later in the day. The tournament concludes on Sunday with the B Final at 9:00am, and the Championship Final at 11:30am.

Full tournament results will be displayed on the score ticker at the top of both peeweeprospects.ca and hockeyalberta.ca. Schedules, stats and standings can also be found at peeweeprospects.ca. You can also follow along with the action on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Team Alberta U16 Male, U18 Female seeking Therapist and Equipment Manager

RED DEER - Applications are now being accepted for the role of Therapist for Team Alberta U16 Male and U18 Female, as well as Equipment Manager for Team Alberta U18 Female.

Team Alberta U16 Male is seeking a Therapist for the team competing in the WHL Cup in Calgary, October 22-27. Team Alberta U18 Female is seeking a Therapist and Equipment Manager for the 2019 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Winkler and Morden, MB, November 3-9.

U16 Therapist Application > | U18 Therapist Application > | U18 Equipment Manager Application >

The deadline for all applications is Friday, May 17.


For more information, please contact Dave Campbell at dcampbell@hockeyalberta.ca.

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2019 Officials Elite Summer Camp

RED DEER - Applications are now being accepted to attend the 2019 Officials Elite Summer Camp, July 19-21 in Red Deer.

In partnership with the Alberta Junior Hockey League, Hockey Alberta is offering a three-day development camp for officials at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, in conjunction with Hockey Alberta’s 2019 AJHL Development Camp.

Camp staff includes NHL Referee Kyle Rehman, former Olympic Referee Kevin Acheson, and former World Championship Linesman Dean Lachowski.

Apply Now >

There is no fee to apply for the Officials Elite Summer Camp. Successful applicants will be charged $495 to register (includes GST). The registration fee includes meals and accommodations.

*Preference will be given to those who have attended Development Camp.

The deadline to apply is May 19. For more information, please contact Curtis Nichols at cnichols@hockeyalberta.ca.

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North Yellow Wins the 2019 Alberta Challenge Cup

LEDUC - North Yellow defeated North Blue 5-2 to win the 2019 Alberta Challenge Cup.

North Yellow got on the board just under four minutes into the game on a goal by Sadie Makokis. They then rattled off three goals in the final three minutes of the second period to take a 4-0 lead into the final frame, where they would add one more.

Emerson Jarvis led the way for North Yellow with two goals, while Paige Ring added a goal and an assist, and Ainsley Mccoy-Birk scored a goal of her own. Mackenzie Dojahn and Erika Lind stopped a total of 23 shots in the victory. Maya Serdachny and Andie Hammel scored the goals for North Blue.

Earlier in the day, North Grey defeated South Green 1-0 in the B Final. South White won the C Final over South Black 5-1.

STANDINGS > | LEADERS > | SCHEDULE > | DAY ONE RECAP > | DAY TWO RECAP > | DAY THREE RECAP >


C Final

South White 5 - South Black 1

Players of the Game: Alberta White: #18 Ayah Salem | South Black: #4 Ryann Holbein

Boxscore >


B Final

North Grey 1 - South Green 0

Players of the Game: North Grey: #7 Raine Murdoch | South Green: #18 Leighanna Rizarri

Boxscore >


Championship Final

North Yellow 5 - North Blue 2

Players of the Game: North Yellow: #17 Sophie McKinley | North Blue: #3 Shaelyn Hopkins

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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 Challenge All-Stars Announced

2019 Alberta Challenge All-Stars

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

Goaltender

Alberta Challenge All-Star Misty Rey

#31 Misty Rey - South Green

GP: 2 | MP: 118 | W: 2 | L: 0 | OTL: 0 | T: 0 | SO: 0 | SA: 59 | GA: 1 | SVS: 58 | GAA: 0.51 | SV%: .980


Defence

Alberta Challenge All-Star Payten Evans

#2 Payten Evans - South White

GP: 4 | G: 1 | A: 1 | Pts: 2 | PIM: 0


Defence

Alberta Challnege All-Star Andie Proulx

#4 Andie Proulx - North Yellow

GP: 4 | G: 2 | A: 1 | Pts: 3 | PIM: 0


Forward

Alberta Challenge All-Star Jordyn Hutt

#12 Jordyn Hutt - South White

GP: 4 | G: 1 | A: 1 | Pts: 2 | PIM: 4


Forward

Alberta Challenge All-Star Michela Naccarato

#15 Michela Naccarato - North Blue

GP: 4 | G: 1 | A: 5 | Pts: 6 | PIM: 0


Forward

Alberta Challenge All-Star Emerson Jarvis

#12 Emerson Jarvis - North Yellow

GP: 4 | G: 1 | A: 3 | Pts: 4 | PIM: 0

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2019 Alberta Challenge: Day Three Recap

LEDUC - With playoff standings on the line, day three of the 2019 Alberta Challenge featured three important games.

North Yellow secured their spot in the championship game with a 3-1 victory over South White in the first game of the day. An evenly matched second game featured a 4-4 tie between North Grey and South Green. The last game of the day saw a scoreless tie between North Blue and South Black. With that point North Blue clinched their spot in the final.

The final day of the Alberta Challenge features the A, B, and C finals. Games begin at 9:30am with the championship game beginning at 2:30pm.

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Game #1

North Yellow 3 - South White 1

Players of the Game: South White: #17 Keana McKibbin | North Yellow: #3 Sadie Makokis

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Game #2

North Grey 4 - South Green 4

Players of the Game: North Grey: #20 Lindsey Wakefield | South Green: #16 Jolie Nafziger

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Game #3

North Blue 0 - South Black 0

Players of the Game: South Black: #20 Sage Taylor | North Blue: #31 Farah Walker

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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 Challenge: Day Two Recap

LEDUC - The competition was hot and heavy during day two of the 2019 Alberta Challenge with each team playing two games and the standings race tightening up.

North Blue led the day with two wins, while South White finished with two ties. North Yellow got through with a win and a loss, and North Grey ended with a tie and a loss.

Day three of the Alberta Challenge features three more games, which will decide the final playoff round seeding. It all starts with North Yellow versus South White at 10:00am.

Standings > | Leaders > | Schedule >


Game #1

North Yellow 3 - North Grey 2

Players of the Game: North Grey: #18 Cassidy Rhodes | North Yellow: #12 Emerson Jarvis

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Game #2

North Blue 5 - South Green 1

Players of the Game: South Green: #3 Kendal Davidson | North Blue: #16 Jorja Nystrom

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Game #3

South Black 4 - South White 4

Players of the Game: South Black: #18 Ryann Perrett | South White: #6 Makenna Stevens

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Game #4

North Blue 5 - North Yellow 1

Players of the Game: North Yellow: #18 Kori Paterson | North Blue: #31 Asia Kachuk

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Game #5

North Grey 2 - South White 2

Players of the Game: North Grey: #11 Jacquelyn Fleming | South White: #20 Ashlynn Stitt

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Game #6

South Green 3 - South Black 0

Players of the Game: South Black: #2 Julianne Crozier | South Green: #11 Charley Healey

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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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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:09

May 2, 2019

TEAM ALBERTA RED WINS THE 2019 ALBERTA CUP!

The 2019 Alberta Cup was capped off with a terrific final game, where Team Alberta Red defeated Alberta Black 3-1 to win the championship. DETAILS & ALL-STARS >


ST. ALBERT SLASH WIN THIRD STRAIGHT ESSO CUP

St. Albert Slash have made history 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. MORE >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

ALBERTA CHALLENGE UNDERWAY IN LEDUC!

The 2019 Alberta Challenge begins today (Thursday) at the Leduc Recreation Centre. Six teams filled with the top bantam female players across Alberta are battling for the Challenge title. SCHEDULE > | ROSTERS > | INFO >


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PEEWEE PROSPECTS CUP COMING TO LETHBRIDGE

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 >


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018-19 HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARD RECIPIENTS

On Sunday, April 28, 13 individuals, teams and associations were recognized at the Hockey Alberta Awards during the Alberta Cup tournament in Red Deer. Find out more about the deserving recipients and consider who makes a difference to you, your team and your community in 2019-20.


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GET READY FOR NEXT SEASON WITH OUR ALBERTA BUILT SUMMER 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 >


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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 streams 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 >


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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.


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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 >

DEVELOPMENT 1 COACHING CLINICS HAPPENING THIS SUMMER

Hockey Alberta will be hosting three Development 1 coaching clinics this summer in Edmonton, Medicine Hat, and Okotoks. INFO >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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 Newsletter

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 Newsletter

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 Newsletter

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 >


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2019 Alberta Challenge: Day One Recap

LEDUC - After two practices each, the teams finally got to play their first games on Thursday evening at the 2019 Alberta Challenge.

We saw a tie between North Grey and North Blue, while North Yellow picked up a decisive 5-0 over South Black, and a tight 2-1 victory for South Green over South White.

Day two of the Alberta Challenge features two games for each team for a total of six, starting with North Yellow versus North Grey at 8:30am.

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Game #1

North Grey 2 - North Blue 2

Players of the Game: North Grey: #10 Tyra Edl | North Blue: #15 Michela Naccarato

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Game #2

North Yellow 5 - South Black 0

Players of the Game: North Yellow: #4 Andie Proulx | South Black: #10 Alysia Grotsky

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Game #3

South Green 2 - South White 1

Players of the Game: South Green: #12 Jordyn Hutt | South White: #31 Misty Rey

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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 Challenge kicks off in Leduc

LEDUC – For 120 female athletes from across Alberta, the next several days of competition will mark a significant milestone in their young hockey careers.

These athletes, born in 2004-05, have been named to the rosters of the six teams that will compete in Hockey Alberta’s 2019 Alberta Challenge, May 2-5 at the Leduc Recreation Centre.

The Alberta Challenge is held alternating years opposite of the Alberta Winter Games, with three teams selected to represent the North, and three to represent the South. The players were selected from approximately 300 who attended regional camps held April 5-7 in Cochrane and Fort Saskatchewan. Twenty athletes comprise each roster, along with volunteers serving as head coach, assistant coaches, coach mentor, trainer, and director of operations. The Challenge is also part of the development process for female on-ice officials across the province.

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In addition to pursuing the Challenge, the athletes are also vying for a spot at the U16 Female Summer Camp, held July 11-14 in Red Deer, and is one of the stages in the identification and selection process for the Team Alberta U18 program.

“Leduc will play host to some of the top young female athletes in the province, and spectators will definitely be impressed by their talent,” said Taryn Baumgardt, Hockey Alberta’s Coordinator of Female Hockey. “For the players, the Alberta Challenge is a great opportunity to measure themselves against others in the province, as well as receive instruction from elite caliber coaches.”

The teams play a modified round-robin competition. Preliminary round action gets underway on Thursday at 4 pm, with three games. There will be six games on Friday, starting at 8:30 am. On Saturday, preliminary action finishes, with three games, starting at 10 am. The tournament concludes on Sunday with the championship game set for 2:30 pm.

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For more information, or to check the game results during the Alberta Challenge, go to hockeyalberta.ca or abchallenge.ca. You can also follow along with the action on Facebook and Twitter.