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Focusing on Development for coaches, officials and players

RED DEER - As the Hlinka Gretzky Cup continues in Edmonton this weekend, Hockey Alberta is offering numerous events to promote player, coach and official development, in conjunction with the Centre ICE Summit.

The weekend kicks off with the Alberta Built Coach Seminar, which runs all day Friday and Saturday at MacEwan University. The seminar is a rare opportunity for more than 100 Alberta coaches to participate in presentations from top level coaches, and internationally-renowned experts in the fields of coaching and player development. The list of presenters includes: Todd McLellan and Glen Gulutzan (Edmonton Oilers); Paul Dennis (University of Toronto); John Dunn (University of Alberta); Dr. Stephen Norris (iMobius Ingenuity Inc); Richard Monette (Active for Life); and panel discussions, including an IIHF panel with guest speakers from Slovakia, Germany and Switzerland.

Friday afternoon and evening features a special development opportunity for Hockey Alberta officials. The event features a 90-minute on-ice session led by Dave Smith, the NHL Officials Director of Fitness. Also included is a 60-minute classroom session with presentations from Hockey Alberta, the WHL, and other guest presenters.

On Saturday and Sunday, player development will take centre stage as Hockey Alberta, in partnership with the Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG), will host the first ever Summer ICE Jamboree for novice players. The event, open to any players born in 2010 and 2011, will be structured according to Hockey Alberta’s new Intro to Hockey model which focuses on long-term player development by utilizing smaller ice surfaces to enhance skating, passing, shooting and overall touches of the puck. Games will be ongoing throughout the weekend at the Downtown Community Arena.

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Hockey Alberta Sledge Player Development Camp coming to Calgary

Hockey Alberta is kicking off the 2018-19 season with a two-day Sledge Hockey Player Development Camp at WinSport in Calgary on September 15 & 16. Designed to accommodate players of all ages and skill levels, this camp will feature a unique combination of on-ice skill development and game-play sessions for new and returning sledge hockey players.

The camp will be led by the Canada’s Women’s National Para-Ice Hockey team Head Coach, Tara Chisholm. With a Masters in Adapted Physical Activity, Tara is a part-time Kinesiology instructor at Medicine Hat College and is very passionate about teaching and truly understanding what skills are required in sledge hockey while at the same time making sure the players are having fun!

Players attending this camp will receive:

  • 1 on-ice skill development session
  • 2 on-ice game-play sessions
  • Lunch on Sunday
  • Hockey Alberta jersey
  • Participant gift

Cost: $69 per player

Location: WinSport - 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary

Schedule: A full schedule will be emailed to registered players one (1) week prior to camp.

  • Registration check-in will take place on Saturday, September 15 starting at 3:30 PM with the on-ice skill development session to follow, wrapping up around 7:30 PM.
  • Game play sessions will run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 15.

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Nominations open for Board of Directors

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is seeking qualified candidates to fill three Director at Large vacancies on its Board of Directors.

Candidates interested in serving as a Director should have a passion for the sport of hockey. 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 would be considered an asset. Experience and understanding of the workings of a Provincial Sport Organization is an asset, as is expertise in Human Resources, Marketing, Public Relations or Lobbying.

  • Directors serve three-year terms on the Board. The Board meets in person six times annually in Red Deer, holds a monthly conference call and attends various events throughout the year.

Nominations are being accepted until September 10, and all candidates must be nominated by a Member of Hockey Alberta (membership is defined in Article 2 of the Bylaws of Hockey Alberta). More information can be found below:

Board Recruitment Notice > | Board Policies >

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We have moved!

Hockey Alberta has completed the transition to our new home in the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre at Red Deer College.

Here is the important information you need to know if you are trying to reach us:

Sending by Canada Post:

Hockey Alberta
100 College Boulevard, Box 5005
Red Deer, AB
T4N 5H5

Visiting Us in Person:

Hockey Alberta
Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
120 College Circle
Suite 201

Phone and Email:

Phone: 403-342-6777

Email Hockey Alberta: info@hockeyalberta.ca
Email Hockey Alberta Foundation: foundation@hockeyalberta.ca

Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Closed Weekends and Statutory Holidays

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Golf and Gala events raise over $107,000 for Every Kid Every Community

RED DEER – The Every Kid Every Community program has $107,719 coming its way, thanks to the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Awards Gala and Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic, presented by ATB Investor Services.

The three-day fundraising event in Canmore began on July 22 with the AHHF Awards Gala at the Coast Hotel, with money raised for EKEC through a wine pull, silent auction, and live auction.

The 13th annual HAF Golf Classic, presented by ATB Investor Services, ran July 23 and 24 at the Stewart Creek Golf Club.

The Talking Goalie once again raised a significant portion of funds for EKEC, withstanding a barrage of shots from golfers throughout the day, raising $10,500, with challengers opting to show their support to either the Calgary Flames or Edmonton Oilers. The Calgary Flames Foundation and the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation each matched the amount raised in their name, bringing the grand total of funds raised by the Talking Goalie to $21,000.

The Hockey Alberta Foundation would like to thank all those who showed their support for the Hockey Alberta Foundation and Every Kid Every Community program, helping to get more kids across the province into hockey. A special thank-you goes out to the Flames Foundation and Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation for their charity challenge contributions. The Foundation would also like to thank its title sponsor, ATB Investor Services, key contributing sponsors Vada Capital, Q2 Artificial Lift Services, ATB Financial, Hytech Productions Ltd, and Shaw Birdies for Kids for their continued support.

For photos from both events, click here.

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Team Alberta Male alumni win Hlinka Gretzky Cup, Female alumnae named to Team Canada Development and U18 Teams

EDMONTON/CALGARY - It was quite the weekend for 11 former members of Team Alberta’s U16 Male and U18 Female teams, with six alumni winning the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, and five alumnae named to Team Canada’s Development and U18 team rosters.

Bowen Byram, Kirby Dach, Taylor Gauthier, Dylan Holloway, Peyton Krebs and Matthew Robertson took home a gold medal with Team Canada on Saturday at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Edmonton, defeating Sweden 6-2. All six players were members of Team Alberta’s gold-medal winning U16 Male squad at the 2016 WHL Cup.

Meanwhile, Team Alberta Female alumnae Stephanie Markowsk, Danielle Serdachny and Rachel Weiss were named to Canada’s National Women’s Team’s Under-18 roster on Sunday, while alumnae Alex Poznikoff and Malia Schneider were among the 22 players named to Canada’s National Women’s Development team.

Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team will take part in a pair of three-game series against the United States, Aug. 16-19 at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary.


Hockey Alberta is proud to unveil a new section at hockeyalberta.ca. Home Ice Feature stories will focus on interesting stories about the individuals and groups who make a difference within the hockey community in Alberta. If you have a suggestion for a Home Ice Feature story, email info@hockeyalberta.ca.

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Six Team Alberta alumni headed to Hlinka Gretzky Cup

CALGARY - Six members of Team Alberta’s 2016 WHL Cup gold medal-winning squad will suit up for Team Canada at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Edmonton and Red Deer August 6-11.

Forwards Kirby Dach, Dylan Holloway and Peyton Krebs, defencemen Bowen Byram and Matthew Robertson, and goaltender Taylor Gauthier are among the 22 players selected to represent Canada in Red Deer and Edmonton for the annual international under-18 tournament.

Canada hits the ice in Red Deer on Saturday, August 4 at 7 p.m. for a pre-tournament game against the Czech Republic before heading to Edmonton to open round-robin play against Switzerland on Monday at 7p.m.

This year marks the first time the newly rebranded Hlinka Gretzky Cup will be played in Canada. Ticket packages and single-game tickets for Red Deer and Edmonton can be purchased at HlinkaGretzkyCup.com.