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News - September 2019

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Save the Date - 2019 Annual General Meeting

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is hosting its 112th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 in Red Deer. The meeting will consist of presentations, information seminars and discussion forums for member associations and teams as well as registered programs.

It is important for Executive Members of member Minor Hockey Associations and Junior/Senior Club Teams to attend the AGM to exercise your right to vote in the election and for Notices of Motion for Bylaw changes. It is also important for registered Accredited Schools, Sledge Hockey programs, Recreational Hockey programs and sanctioned leagues to attend the AGM to participate in discussions with the membership about the future of the game.

The input of our membership and registered programs is extremely important. Friday evening features a special presentation, trade show and networking social. Saturday opens with a series of President Meetings where delegates will be engaged in discussions such a minor hockey boundaries, body checking in Bantam and Midget, and leading change within amateur hockey. The Annual General Meeting portion of the weekend will take place on Saturday afternoon. Registration will be available in early October.

Hockey Alberta has partnered with the Best Western Hotel and the Cambridge Red Deer Hotel to provide the best possible rates for accommodations. Please book your accommodations as soon as possible to access these rates. If you are booking by phone, please indicate you are with the Hockey Alberta Annual General Meeting.

Information regarding Nominations for the Board of Directors and potential Notices of Motion will be circulated no less than thirty (30) days prior to the AGM. Please note that Member Dues for the 2019-2020 season and any overdue accounts must be paid in full for Members to be eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting. Please refer to Article 4, 4.6 (b) of the Hockey Alberta Bylaws and Regulations for information about voting privileges/procedures.


For any further information please contact either Michelle Skilnick (mskilnick@hockeyalberta.ca) or Allison Marriott (amarriott@hockeyalberta.ca).

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Team Alberta U18 Female set to kick off Fall Camp

EDMONTON - Twenty-Eight short listed players will take to the ice this weekend looking to earn a spot on the Team Alberta U18 Female team.

Hockey Alberta will be hosting their Team Alberta Female U18 Fall Selection Camp at Clare Drake Arena beginning Friday, September 27. A shortlist of 28 players was announced in July after 68 athletes had competed at a Summer Evaluation Camp held in Red Deer. The shortlist includes three goaltenders, nine defencemen, and 16 forwards. The final roster of 20 players will compete at the 2019 U18 National Championship tournament in Morden and Winkler, MB.

TEAM ALBERTA U18 FEMALE SHORTLIST ROSTER >

Of the 28 players, 19 will be playing in the Alberta Female Hockey League (AFHL) this upcoming season. Eight players hoping to make the team this fall already have experience at the provincial level, as Jaden Bogden, Hayleigh Craig, Aliya Jomha, Bree Kennedy, Sierra Laplante, Brooklyn Schroeder, and Alexandria Spence won a gold medal at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer.

Bogden and Schroeder were also part of the 2019 Esso Cup Champion St. Albert Slash along with Holly Borrett, Dayle Ross, Bronwyn Boucher, Natalie Kieser, and Allison Reich.

Players were selected to the shortlist based on their overall play throughout the Team Alberta scouting process, past Team Alberta programs, and at the U18 Summer Camp in Red Deer, July 9-14. The 2019 U18 National Championship Tournament will be running November 3-9 in Morden and Winkler, MB.

U18 Fall Camp Game Schedule

Date Time Location Opponent
Friday, September 27 7:00pm Clare Drake Arena U of A Pandas
Saturday, September 28 2:00pm Clare Drake Arena U of A Pandas
Sunday, September 29 1:00pm Clare Drake Arena Sherwood Park Bantam AAA (Boys)

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Welcome to National Coaches Week

RED DEER - National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. Along with parents and teachers, coaches have a profound impact on the future of our children. It is a great responsibility, and Canada’s two million coaches embrace it with passion and dedication. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.

Get involved with National Coaches Week:

EVENTS >

PARTICIPATION GUIDE >

COACH SPOTLIGHT >

HOCKEY COACHING RESOURCES >

Ice Times Newsletter

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:18

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2020 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES REGIONAL CAMPS

Registration is now open for 2007-born male athletes, as well as 2005 & 2006-born female athletes to take part in regional selection camps for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games. The 2020 Alberta Winter Games run February 14-17 in Airdrie. INFO > | MALE REGISTRATION > | FEMALE REGISTRATION >


COACH AND TRAINER APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2020 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES AND ALBERTA CUP

Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for coaches and trainers for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games (male and female programs) and the 2020 Alberta Cup. The deadline for all applications is Friday, October 4. INFO >


ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Is there a member of the Alberta hockey community you feel should be recognized for their contributions? Nominations are now open for the 2020 AHHF Induction Class, which will be comprised of individuals and groups or teams who have made a significant to hockey during their time as an Alberta resident. Nominations will be accepted until November 30. NOMINATE AN INDIVIDUAL > | NOMINATE A GROUP/TEAM >


COACH OF THE MONTH IS BACK FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON

One coach will be selected each month from October through March and will receive a coaching package valued at over $500, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel. Nominations are now open! NOMINATION FORM >


FUNDRAISING FORE YOUR TEAM

Canada Golf Card has partnered with the Hockey Alberta Foundation and the Every Kid Every Community Program to create a fundraiser fore your team. Canada Golf Card is Canada’s Favorite Golf Savings Program with over 800 Golf Courses participating across Canada, giving its members access to 4 discounts per course (including the USA and Mexico), featuring 2 for 1 golf and more! INFO >


THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING OUR SAFETY LEAD TRAINING SESSION

A big thank you to all of the associations that attending the Hockey Alberta Safety Lead Training Session on September 7! Associations in attendance included: Airdrie, Blackfalds, Clive, Coaldale, Delburne, Fairview, Foothills, Kneehill, Lac La Biche, Lacombe, Leduc, Millwoods, Okotoks, Olds, Peace River, Piikani, Ponoka, Red Deer, Rocky, St Albert, Standard, Sundre, Wabasca, and Warburg. MHA SAFETY LEAD POSITION >


EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY APPLICATION DEADLINE - OCTOBER 31

The Every Kid Every Community Grant (EKEC) is an annual program to support hockey in Alberta. The Hockey Alberta Foundation would like to encourage all Alberta-based Community Groups, Pond Hockey Programs, Youth Groups, Recreational Groups, Community Leagues and Local Minor Hockey Associations (LMHA) and clubs who have an idea, project or program that align with the EKEC guiding principles whereby an individual OR group may benefit from a Player Assistance or Program Grant to apply. The deadline to submit your application for funding is October 31. APPLICATION FORM >


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SHORT CALL TO ACTION FOR KRAFT HEINZ PROJECT PLAY

Submit your nomination now for the Kraft Heinz Project Play where you can win $250,000 to build or upgrade a recreational facility for your community. Three runner-up communities will also win $25,000. Nominations close September 22. Go to KraftHeinzProjectPlay.com to nominate your community now!


FLAMES AND OILERS TEAM UP FOR FIRST SHIFT IN RED DEER

The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers are partnering with Hockey Alberta to bring the NHL/NHLPA First Shift to Red Deer this winter. Registration is now open for the six-week learn-to-play program, which runs Saturdays at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, beginning February 15. Each week’s session also will feature alumni from the Flames and Oilers. INFO > | REGISTER >


GLENCROSS INVITATIONAL RODEO CHARITY ROUGHSTOCK RAFFLE

The Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event is giving you the chance to win this 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Truck with the elevation package. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by visiting the Hockey Alberta office or calling 403-342-6777. Proceeds support the Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation Every Kid Every Community program.


CELEBRATE THE GAME WITH IIHF GIRLS’ HOCKEY WEEKEND!

World Girls’ Hockey Weekend will celebrate the female game from coast to coast to coast – and beyond – Oct. 4-6. Will you join the party? Get your event registered now! DETAILS >


Hockey Alberta

INTRO TO HOCKEY MODEL FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Are you ready for the Intro to Hockey Model for the upcoming season? Check out the guidelines and playing rules for all players, ages 5-8 years. DETAILS >


HOCKEY ALBERTA SHOPPE - 15% OFF BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!

Get fixed up with some new gear as the school year begins! Use the code "BTS15" to receive 15% off all Hockey Alberta branded clothing! SHOP NOW >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - LUCY TRIES SPORTS

Created by veteran sports journalist Lisa Bowes, the Lucy Tries Sports series aims to promote inclusive physical literacy and encourage young readers to get involved in sports. Endorsed by elite athletes, the series focuses on participation and the importance of play. INFO >

View the Lucy Tries Sports information in our Parent Guide!


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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Flames, Oilers team up for First Shift in Red Deer

RED DEER - The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers are partnering with Hockey Alberta to bring the NHL/NHLPA First Shift to Red Deer this winter.

Registration is now open for the six-week learn-to-play program, which runs Saturdays from 8:30-9:30 am at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, beginning February 15. The focus of the on-ice sessions is fun-first, while teaching basic skating and fundamental hockey skills through play. Each week’s session also will feature alumni from the Flames and Oilers.

Register >

Registration is just $199, which includes full head-to-toe equipment. The First Shift is open to any new-to-hockey athletes aged six to 10 years (born between January 1, 2009 and March 1, 2014).

The NHL/NHLPA First Shift is a truly unique experience for new-to-hockey families, designed to ease kids and their families into the sport of hockey in a fun and friendly environment before you buy the gear. The ultimate goal is to create a path forward which includes follow-up programming that is accessible, affordable and fun.

A welcome event is set for Friday, January 24 for registered participants. That event offers information and activities to help build the athlete’s confidence, and for parents to feel comfortable in a hockey environment. It is also where the participants will get fitted with their equipment.

Aside from the Red Deer program, various other NHL/NHLPA First Shift programs are offered across the province in both the fall and winter, with limited spaces remaining. Alberta First Shift Programs >

For more information on the Calgary Flames/Edmonton Oilers First Shift program in Red Deer, please contact Bryden Burrell at bburrell@hockeyalberta.ca

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AHHF nominations now open

RED DEER - Who will comprise the 2020 induction class for the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame (AHHF)?

Is there a member of the Alberta hockey community you feel should be recognized for their contributions?

Nominations are now open for the 2020 AHHF Induction Class. Nominations are sought from members of the public to recognize:
  • individuals who have made a significant contribution to the game of hockey in Alberta through regional, national, or international accomplishments, or for their contributions to the growth and development of the game in Alberta.
  • groups or teams who achieved a significant result at a National or International level or impacted on a provincial level under exceptional circumstances.

Nominate an Individual >

Nominate a Group or Team >

At minimum, a nominee must have:

  • Made a significant impact to hockey during their time as an Alberta resident, having resided in Alberta for at least five years
  • Exceptional service or contribution to the game of hockey in Alberta or at a national or international level
  • Achieved significant personal, team and or professional accomplishment in the game
  • Made an impact in the game beyond a local or regional level
  • Received significant other recognition (i.e. inducted into the Canadian Sport Hall of Fame, Hockey Hall of Fame, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, won a national or international medal or championship, major individual award)

Nominations will be accepted until November 30.

The 2020 AHHF Induction Class will be announced early in the new year, with the inductees recognized at the annual special gala event.

For more information on the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame, including biographies of all Honoured Members, check out the AHHF website.

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Coach and Trainer applications now open for 2020 Alberta Winter Games and Alberta Cup

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for coaches and trainers for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games (male and female programs) and the 2020 Alberta Cup.

The deadline for all applications is Friday, October 4.


2020 Alberta Winter Games

Female Program

Hockey Alberta is seeking one head coach, one assistant coach, and one trainer for each of the six Alberta Winter Games regional teams.

AWG Female Coach Application > | AWG Female Trainer Application >

Male Program

Hockey Alberta is seeking one head coach and two assistant coaches for each of the eight Alberta Winter Games regional teams.

AWG Male Coach Application >

The 2020 Alberta Winter Games run February 14-17 in Airdrie.


2020 Alberta Cup

Hockey Alberta is seeking one head coach and two assistant coaches for each of the six Alberta Cup regional teams.

AB Cup Coach Application > | AB Cup Trainer Application >

The 2020 Alberta Cup runs April 29 - May 3 in Red Deer.

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Registration now open for 2020 Alberta Winter Games Regional Camps

RED DEER - Registration is now open for 2007-born male athletes, as well as 2005 & 2006-born female athletes to take part in regional selection camps for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games.

The 2020 Alberta Winter Games run February 14-17 in Airdrie.

NOTES:

  1. Registration is limited at each position at each camp.
  2. Only Hockey Canada/Hockey Alberta Registered Athletes are eligible to register.

Male Regional Selection Camps

All four male regional camps will take place December 6-8 at the following locations (dates and locations subject to change):

Calgary - East Calgary Twin Arenas
Capital - Kinsmen Twin Arena (Edmonton)
North - Vegreville Recreation Centre
South - Olds Sportsplex

Register >

Space at each regional camp is limited, and registration is on a first come, first served basis. *Each camp has limited space for goaltenders*

Regional Directory > | Regional Map >

If you are unsure in which region you reside, or have any other questions, please contact Dustin Moore at dmoore@hockeyalberta.ca prior to registration.

The deadline to register for a male regional selection camp (subject to capacity) is Friday, November 15.


Female Regional Selection Camps

Both female regional camps will take place November 29 - December 1 at the following locations (dates and locations subject to change):

North - Wetaskiwin Civic Centre Twin Arenas
South - Innisfail Twin Arenas

Register >

Space at each regional camp is limited, and registration is on a first come, first served basis. *Each camp has limited space for goaltenders*

Regional Map >

If you are unsure in which region you reside, or have any other questions, please contact Taryn Baumgardt at tbaumgardt@hockeyalberta.ca prior to registration.

The deadline to apply for a female regional selection camp (subject to capacity) is Friday, November 8.

Ice Times Newsletter

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:17

SLEDGE HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT FOR PLAYERS AND COACHES - SEPTEMBER 21

Hockey Alberta is kicking off the 2019-20 season with a two-day Sledge Hockey Player Development Camp at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer on September 21-22. Along with the player camp, there will be a sledge hockey specific Coach 2 clinic offered for those who coach in the game. PLAYER REGISTRATION > | COACH REGISTRATION >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

SHORT CALL TO ACTION FOR KRAFT HEINZ PROJECT PLAY

Submit your nomination now for the Kraft Heinz Project Play where you can win $250,000 to build or upgrade a recreational facility for your community. Three runner-up communities will also win $25,000. Nominations close September 22. Go to KraftHeinzProjectPlay.com to nominate your community now!


First-Shift-2019

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019-20 NHL/NHLPA FIRST SHIFT PROGRAM

The First Shift is a truly unique experience for new-to-hockey families, designed to help your child fall in love with hockey before you buy all the gear. The six-week learn to play program focuses on having fun while learning basic skills. INFO > | REGISTER >


GLENCROSS INVITATIONAL RODEO CHARITY ROUGHSTOCK RAFFLE

The Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event is giving you the chance to win this 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Truck with the elevation package. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by visiting the Hockey Alberta office or calling 403-342-6777. Proceeds support the Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation Every Kid Every Community program.


CELEBRATE THE GAME WITH IIHF GIRLS’ HOCKEY WEEKEND!

World Girls’ Hockey Weekend will celebrate the female game from coast to coast to coast – and beyond – Oct. 4-6. Will you join the party? Get your event registered now! DETAILS >


Hockey Alberta

INTRO TO HOCKEY MODEL FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Are you ready for the Intro to Hockey Model for the upcoming season? Check out the guidelines and playing rules for all players, ages 5-8 years. DETAILS >


HOCKEY ALBERTA SHOPPE - 15% OFF BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!

Get fixed up with some new gear as the school year begins! Use the code "BTS15" to receive 15% off all Hockey Alberta branded clothing! SHOP NOW >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - COACHING NUTRITION

Coaching happens on and off the ice, so how does one coach healthy food choices? Coaches have the ability to foster a culture of healthy eating within a team setting. INFO >

View the Coaching Nutrition information in our Parent Guide!


Hockey Alberta Newsletter