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Coach Of The Month - September

Chris Levesque, of the Fort McMurray Atom Oil Barons, is the inaugural recipient of the Hockey Alberta Coach of the Month award.

In his nomination, Chris was recognized for the respect that he shows his players, as he encourages them to better people on and off the ice. Chris is described as an outstanding leader and role model, who is well-prepared, positive and energetic, and who provides confidence in the development model he has outlined, and who communicates very clearly with the parents and players about his plans for the team.

“Chris goes above and beyond what anyone could or should ever expect from a volunteer coach. I am proud to say that he coaches my son and I am thankful for the values and work ethic that he encourages every day," said a team parent.

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Official Assigned To IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship

Lacey Senuk, of St. Albert, has been assigned by the International Ice Hockey Federation to work at the World Women’s U18 Championship in Buffalo, NY

Eighteen Canadian officials have been assigned by the IIHF to work at 11 different IIHF events during the 2014-15 season. All 18 officials are products of the Hockey Canada Officiating Program.

CANADIAN OFFICIALS ASSIGNED TO IIHF EVENTS IN 2014-15

Referees (hometown)

HCOP

IIHF Event

Location

Jonathan Alarie (Mirabel, Que.)

Level VI

World Junior Championship, Div. I, Gr. B

Dunaújváros, Hungary

Gabrielle Ariano-Lortie (Montreal, Que.)

Level IV

World Women’s Championship

Malmö, Sweden

Brandy Dewar (Mississauga, Ont.)

Level IV

World Women’s Championship, Div. I, Gr. B

Beijing, China

Lisa Grison (Ottawa, Ont.)

Level IV

World Women’s Championship, Div. I, Gr. A

Rouen, France

Jeff Ingram (Langley, B.C.)

Level VI

World Championship, Div. I, Gr. B

Eindhoven, Netherlands

Brett Iverson (Richmond, B.C.)

Level VI

World U18 Championship

Zug & Lucerne, Switzerland

Vanessa Morin (Windsor, Que.)

Level IV

World Women’s U18 Championship, Div. I

Vaujany, France

Lacey Senuk (St. Albert, Alta.)

Level IV

World Women’s U18 Championship

Buffalo, N.Y.

Pascal St. Jacques (Laval, Que.)

Level VI

World Junior Championship

Toronto, Ont. & Montreal, Que.

Linesmen (hometown)

HCOP

IIHF Event

Location

Jordan Browne (Oshawa, Ont.)

Level IV

World Junior Championship

Toronto, Ont. & Montreal, Que.

Stephanie Gagnon (Sherbrooke,

Que.)

Level IV

World Women’s Championship

Malmö, Sweden

Pierre-Luc Huot (Chambly, Que.)

Level IV

World U18 Championship, Div. III, Gr. A

Taipei City, Chinese Taipei

Danielle McGurry (Winnipeg, Man.)

Level IV

World Women’s Championship, Qualification

Yokohama, Japan

Jennifer McMahon (Toronto, Ont.)

Level III

World Women’s U18 Championship

Buffalo, N.Y.

Bevan Mills (Langley, B.C.)

Level IV

World Junior Championship

Toronto, Ont. & Montreal, Que.

Nicolas Piche (Mirabel, Que.)

Level IV

World U18 Championship

Zug & Lucerne, Switzerland

Vanessa Stratton (Toronto, Ont.)

Level III

World Women’s U18 Championship

Buffalo, N.Y.

Justine Todd (Ottawa, Ont.)

Level III

World Women’s Championship, Div. I, Gr. A

Rouen, France

In addition, two referees, Steve Papp (Kelowna, B.C.) and Jean-Philippe Sylvain (Magog, Que.), and three linesmen, Chris Carlson (Edmonton, Alta.), Bevan Mills (Langley, B.C.) and Jesse Wilmot (Hamilton, Ont.), are on the long list to officiate at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship next May in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic. A final list of officials for that event will be announced in February 2015.

The Hockey Canada Officiating Program (HCOP) is for anyone interested in officiating the game of hockey, from beginners to seasoned veterans. There are six levels in the HCOP, from those looking to get started to the top tier of officials.

For more information on the Hockey Canada Officiating Program and all of Hockey Canada’s development programs, visit www.hockeycanada.ca, or follow along through social media at www.facebook.com/hockeycanada and www.twitter.com/hockeycanada