June 13, 2019
DAVIDSON AND STEEL HIGHLIGHT DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP WEEKEND
Only a few seats remain for a rare opportunity to listen to Hockey Canada’s Melody Davidson and Anaheim Ducks Forward Sam Steel during Hockey Alberta’s Development Leadership weekend in Red Deer on June 22-23. The weekend is focused on minor hockey volunteers, with seminars on Coaching Skills, Intro to Hockey, and Development Directors. As part of the weekend, delegates will hear a keynote address and hot stove featuring Steel, Davidson and Power Edge Pro’s Joe Quinn. REGISTER NOW >
UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL 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: Female Skills, Lethbridge Hurricanes Summer Skills, New Season Conditioning, and Super Skills. Upcoming camps are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. INFO >
2019 ELITE GOALTENDER CAMPS COMING TO RED DEER
Hockey Alberta is pleased to host some of the top minor hockey goaltenders in the province over the next two weekends, with the male camp running June 15-16, and female camp June 22-23. This is a development opportunity for 54 bantam & midget males and 36 females with a focus on mental preparation, career preparation, vision training, and technical & tactical components. GOALTENDER DEVELOPMENT >
INTRO TO HOCKEY MODEL FOR 2019-20 SEASON
Hockey Alberta has finalized the Intro to Hockey Model, which provides the general structural and administrative guidelines and specific playing rules for all players, ages 5-8 years. DETAILS >
POWER EDGE PRO - TRAIN LIKE CONNOR!
Minor Hockey Associations all around Alberta have been registering with PEP to develop their players in an efficient, productive, and professional manner. Is it a fit for your association? DETAILS >
ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME GALA TICKETS - TICKETS OVER HALF SOLD!
Contact Erin Zatylny at 403-967-0064 with any questions or for sponsorship inquiries.
HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION PARTICIPATING IN THE 2019 BIRDIES FOR KIDS PROGRAM
The Hockey Alberta Foundation has been accepted as a participating charity in the 2019 Birdies for Kids program. This fundraising program is designed so that the Hockey Alberta Foundation will receive 100% of every donation accepted on its behalf and allows for additional funding of up to 50% of the original donations made. Your donation will support kids in Alberta who would otherwise not have access to the game. DONATE NOW >
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 >
AIRDRIE MHA SELLING MINI BOARD SYSTEM
Airdrie Minor Hockey is selling their Mini Boards. They have two sets in excellent condition with no logos on them. They are asking $5000 per set or best offer. If your association is interested in purchasing our boards, please contact Cindy Kunitz by email at email@example.com or call 403-912-2680.
PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - FUNDRAISING
Fundraising is a great way to collaborate as a team and community to achieve financial benefit. Fundraising can also be used as a means to promote healthy behaviours to athletes. As a team, you should decide on a fundraising platform - the more of you interested in the fundraiser, the greater the likelihood that your fundraiser will be a success!
The Alberta Amateur Hockey Association (Hockey Alberta) is seeking qualified candidates to the positions of Chair and Vice Chair on its Board of Directors.
Candidates interested in serving as the Chair or Vice Chair of Hockey Alberta will possess some, or all, of the following attributes:
- Experience in role of Chair and/or Vice Chair.
- Experience chairing/leading meetings.
- Broad knowledge of board governance
- Passion for amateur hockey in the Province of Alberta
- Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Amateur hockey as an executive, administrator, coach or official
- Strategic planning
- Business planning
- Risk management
- Policy development
- Financial management
- Human resource management
- Marketing/public relations
In addition, please note the following:
- Previous experience on the Hockey Alberta Board is an asset.
- Previous experience on a not-for-profit board and knowledge of the workings of a board from a good governance perspective are preferred.
- An ICD (Institute of Corporate Directors) designation or equivalent training or experience working with a Board is an asset.
- Experience and understanding of the workings of a Provincial Sport Organization is an asset.
- Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check is required.
If you are interested and would like to help shape the future of hockey in Alberta, please complete the online Nomination Form (including Credentials Summary and Conflict of Interest declaration) and submit via the Hockey Alberta website.
Nominations are to be submitted via this online form:
Deadline to submit a nomination package is JULY 31, 2019.
RED DEER - As a part of Hockey Alberta’s strategy to continue educating minor hockey administrators and coaches, a Development Leadership Weekend will be held at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer on June 22-23.
The weekend will feature three different learning opportunities for minor hockey volunteers: Coaching Skills Seminar, Intro to Hockey Seminar (free), and Development Directors Seminar (free). Following the seminars, a keynote address and hotstove will be held for all delegates featuring Power Edge Pro Founder Joe Quinn, Olympic gold medal winning coach Melody Davidson, and Anaheim Ducks Forward Sam Steel.
Joe Quinn is the Founder and President of the revolutionary hockey training system Power Edge Pro (PEP). Power Edge Pro is an on-ice player development system utilizing propriety equipment and training patterns. The system focuses on Reactive Countering Training™, engaging multiple motor skills simultaneously to develop a player’s small area game performance. Quinn, who was named to The Hockey News Top 100 People of Power and Influence in 2018, has worked with such players as Connor McDavid, Taylor Hall, John Tavares, Matt Duchene, Dylan Larkin, and Aaron Ekblad.
Melody Davidson, a native of Oyen, AB, has been the head scout for Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Programs since 2010. Prior to that, she led Team Canada to back to back Olympic gold medals in 2006 in Turin, and 2010 in Vancouver. Along with her two gold medals as head coach, she was also an assistant on the 2002 winning team. Davidson has also coached at the national level in a number of world championships and other competitions. She was also the head coach of Team Alberta at the 1995 Canada Winter Games.
Sam Steel, a native of Ardrossan, AB, is just beginning his NHL career after being drafted by the Anaheim Ducks 30th overall in 2016. Steel was a standout player for the Sherwood Park Midget AAA Crusaders before graduating to the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League, which included a 131 point season in 2016-17. He was an important part of Team Canada’s 2018 World Junior gold medal winning team with nine points in seven games. Steel played 22 games for the Ducks during the 2018-19 season, notching 11 points.
RED DEER - The 16th Anniversary Awards Gala & Hockey Celebration is now more than half way sold-out! Get your tickets today and join us in celebrating this year’s inductees: Shirley Cameron, Theoren Fleury, Kevin Lowe, Duncan MacDougall, Bob Ridley and the 1986-87 & 1987-88 Medicine Hat Tigers Memorial Cup Champions. 2019 Inductee Bios >
Become a part of the biggest celebration of hockey in Alberta, the AHHF Induction Gala is on Sunday, July 21, at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. There are sponsorship opportunities available or plan to attend and purchase your Gala tickets >
Reserve a room at the Coast Hotel in Canmore Online >
Or by calling 1-800-663-1144. Please reference CCM-GFC 3880 or AHHF Awards - Attendees
RED DEER - John Jacobs, an Honoured Member of the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame and a Life Member of the Hockey Alberta Referee Council, passed away on Thursday, May 30 at the age of 65.
John’s officiating career begin in 1967. Over the course of his career, John obtained a Level 4L the highest ranking a linesman can achieve. He worked numerous national and international events, including serving as a linesman in six Viking Cups and several Team Canada Cups. Off the ice, John worked as a supervisor at three Viking Cups, and once at the Royal Bank Cup.
John’s list of contributions to officiating in Alberta is a lengthy one, starting in 1982 when he began instructing at the Hockey Alberta Officiating Development Camp, and was the Development Camp Coordinator for over 10 years, with 25 years of involvement with the camp. He was the Chair of the North Central Zone Referees Committee for four seasons, followed by six seasons as Hockey Alberta’s Referee Council Chair. He also served as a member of Hockey Alberta’s Board of Directors, as the officials’ representative.
John’s decades of work with officials in Alberta was recognized with a number of awards, including Hockey Alberta’s Hockey Development Award (2004), the Ernie Boruk Award (2008), and the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation Award (2008).
John is survived by his wife of 43 years, Donna; his daughters Terine (Derek) Forrester and Penny (Scotte) Titus; sister Val (Merv) Zwicker; mother-in-law Betty Hansen; sisters-in-law Carol (John) Zerkee and Lorraine Hansen; brothers-in-law Ted Hansen and Tim (Sandra) Hansen, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.
For his contributions to hockey in Alberta, John was inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013. And he was honoured as an Officials’ Life Member in 2011. Officials are encouraged to wear their uniforms, and golfers and encouraged to wear their golf shirts.
Donations in John’s memory can be made to Stettler Minor Hockey, the Stettler Food Bank, or another charity of your own choice.
A celebration of John’s life will be held on Friday, June 7 at 1:00 p.m. in his hometown of Stettler, at the arena where John spent so many of his weekends.