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 >
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 HouseÂ® 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 >
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 >
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 >
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.
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
|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)|
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.
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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.
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 [email protected]