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ICE TIMES: Edition 20:06

HOCKEY ALBERTA - COVID-19 UPDATE

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Hockey Alberta has cancelled all May programming. Hockey Alberta offices will also remain closed until further notice. MORE INFORMATION >


PARENT ENGAGEMENT SERIES - NUTRITION

Episode Three features Edmonton Oilers/Edmonton Eskimos Head Team Physician Dhiren Naidu, Canmore Eagles Head Coach Andrew Milne, and former NHL defenceman Shawn Belle, and focuses on the importance of nutrition for young athletes. VIDEO >


AFHL ANNOUNCES 2019-20 AWARD AND SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

The Alberta Female Hockey League is pleased to announce the 2019-20 league award and scholarship winners. Four awards are handed out in each league: Most Valuable Player, Top Goaltender, Top Rookie, and Coach of the Year. One award is also given for the AFHL Administrator of the Year. RECIPIENTS >


WESTERN BRANCHES OFFICIATING VIDEO - SEASON 2, EPISODE 9

The Western Hockey League, in association with BC Hockey, Hockey Alberta, the Saskatchewan Hockey Association, and Hockey Manitoba, are producing an episodic video series about development as an official. Episode 9 is a message of appreciation for all officials. VIDEO >



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ICE TIMES: Edition 20:05

2020 PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS HOST SITES

March has arrived, which means the 2020 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, are right around the corner. Find out where your team could be playing this spring! HOST SITES >


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR FEMALE DEVELOPMENT 1 COACHING CLINIC

Hockey Alberta is pleased to offer a Development 1 coaching clinic for females who are working within the elite streams of minor hockey. REGISTRATION >


BYSTROM, LESLIE NAMED DISTINGUISHED FUTURE LEADERS

Hockey Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation are pleased to announce Braden Bystrom and Jantzen Leslie as distinguished Future Leaders. In addition to the original $1,000 scholarship awarded to participants of the program, the two distinguished Future Leaders each receive an additional $3,000 scholarship. MORE > | 2020 FUTURE LEADERS PROGRAM >


COACH OF THE MONTH NOMINATION DEADLINE - MARCH 13

Has your coach made a positive impact on your team this season? There is still time to nominate them for the Coach of the Month award, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, March 13. NOMINATION FORM >


ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS

Hockey Alberta is committed to providing Alberta Built development opportunities for coaches and players to grow and learn before, during, and after the season. Check out the camps in your area! ALBERTA BUILT CAMPS > | FUTURE COACHES >



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ICE TIMES: Edition 20:04

ZONES 4 AND 7 WIN ALBERTA WINTER GAMES GOLD

It was a thrilling finish at the 2020 Alberta Winter Games in Airdrie on Monday, with Zones 4 and 7 winning gold in Female and Male hockey, respectively. RECAP >


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR NATIONAL ABORIGINAL HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS SELECTION CAMPS

Registration is now open for 2002-2006 born male and female athletes to participate in selection camps for the 2020 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. MALE REGISTRATION > | FEMALE REGISTRATION >


EKEC SPEAKER SERIES COMING TO CANMORE

The Hockey Alberta Foundation, in conjunction with Canmore Minor Hockey and the Canmore Eagles, is bringing the Every Kid Every Community (EKEC) Speaker Series to Canmore on Friday, February 21. TICKETS >


APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2020 HIGH PERFORMANCE 1 SEMINAR

Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for the NCCP High Performance 1 Seminar being held in Red Deer July 21-26. APPLY >


U11 PLAYER PATHWAY

The U11 Player Pathway is supported by the Hockey Canada Long-Term Player Development Model. This framework provides the guiding principles for age appropriate and skill specific programming for all players in Hockey Canada’s youth hockey system. U11 PATHWAY >


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2020 FUTURE COACHES PROGRAM

Hockey Alberta’s Future Coaches Program is designed to develop and train U18 (Midget) level male and female hockey players in the areas of coaching, skill instruction and leadership. EDMONTON > | RED DEER > | CALGARY >


ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS

Hockey Alberta is committed to providing Alberta Built development opportunities for coaches and players to grow and learn before, during, and after the season. Check out the camps in your area! ALBERTA BUILT CAMPS >



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ICE TIMES: Edition 20:03

PARENT ENGAGEMENT SERIES - MULTISPORT

Hockey Alberta is pleased to continue its Parent Engagement Video Series, aimed at helping parents navigate through the ups and downs of being a hockey parent. MULTISPORT VIDEO >


WHO HAS MADE AN IMPACT ON YOUR MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION THIS SEASON?

Nominate that individual or team for one of six Hockey Alberta Awards, presented for outstanding achievements or contributions to amateur hockey in Alberta. AWARDS NOMINATION FORM >


VOTE FOR THE CROWFOOT COYOTES PEEWEE AA IN THE CHEVROLET GOOD DEEDS CUP

Congratulations to Hockey Calgary’s Crowfoot Coyotes, who are one of the regional finalists selected by Chevrolet in the Good Deeds Cup! From now until February 9, all 10 semi-finalist videos are available for viewing at Chevrolet Canada’s YouTube channel. The three teams that receive the most views will each be eligible to win a Finalist Prize, which includes $5,000 to the team’s designated charity. VIEW THEIR VIDEO >


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2020 TEAM ALBERTA/WHL SKILLS CAMP

Hockey Alberta and the Western Hockey League are pleased to be co-hosting the annual WHL Skills Camp for the sixth consecutive year. The camp is a unique skill development opportunity for 2006-born (U15) male hockey players. Participants must be registered with Hockey Alberta/ Hockey Canada to be eligible. REGISTER >


JANES DESIGN-A-MASK CONTEST

From now until February 17, submit your child’s original goalie mask design for the opportunity to have their artwork worn by Team Canada goaltenders at the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship! DESIGN-A-MASK TEMPLATE > | ENTRY FORM >


ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS

Hockey Alberta is committed to providing Alberta Built development opportunities for coaches and players to grow and learn before, during, and after the season. Check out the camps in your area! ALBERTA BUILT CAMPS > | COACH OPPORTUNITIES >



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ICE TIMES: Edition 20:02

2020 ALBERTA CUP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN | ALBERTA CUP STAFF ANNOUNCED

Registration is now open for 2005-born male athletes to participate in one of three regional selection camps for the 2020 Alberta Cup. REGISTER >


WELCOME NEW-TO-HOCKEY FAMILIES INTO YOUR MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

Bauer, Hockey Canada, the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the application process for the 2020-21 NHL/NHLPA First Shift program. APPLY NOW >


DODGE CARAVAN KIDS REGISTRATION DEADLINE JANUARY 31 - LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

The Dodge Caravan Kids Program is a joint effort between participating minor hockey associations and Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram retailers that provides up to $500 in funding and access to exclusive hockey benefits to novice level hockey teams across Canada. REGISTER >


EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY

EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY APPLICATION DEADLINE - JANUARY 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 to apply for the Player Assistance or Program Grant. The deadline to submit your application for funding is January 31. APPLICATION FORM >


ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS

ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS

Hockey Alberta is committed to providing Alberta Built development opportunities for coaches and players to grow and learn before, during, and after the season. Check out the camps in your area! ALBERTA BUILT CAMPS > | GOALTENDER GUIDE > | COACH OPPORTUNITIES >


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ICE TIMES: Edition 20:01

HOCKEY GIVES BACK OVER THE HOLIDAYS

Alberta’s hockey community is always at its best during the holiday season, and we asked Minor Hockey Associations and teams from across Alberta to share their stories of giving back to the community with us. READ >


2020 ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE CLASS ANNOUNCED

Seven outstanding individuals, along with the 1975 Canada Winter Games and Alberta Provincial Junior B champions, comprise the 2020 Induction Class for the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame. CLASS OF 2020 >


SPRING GOALIE, POWER EDGE PRO, AND SMALL AREA GAMES CAMPS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Hockey Alberta is committed to providing Alberta Built development opportunities for coaches and players to grow and learn before, during, and after the season. Check out the camps in your area! ALBERTA BUILT CAMPS > | GOALTENDER GUIDE > | COACH OPPORTUNITIES >


GOOD DEEDS CUP SUBMISSION DEADLINE - JANUARY 13

The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup seeks to inspire young Canadians to do good by transforming the positive values learned through hockey into Good Deeds within their communities. The deadline to submit your team’s Good Deeds Cup video is Monday, January 13. SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO >


FEMALE HOCKEY DAY - LETHBRIDGE ON JANUARY 25

Female Hockey Day will feature on and off-ice development sessions for players, coaches, officials, and parents – all to celebrate and grow female hockey. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join. REGISTER NOW > | EXPERIENCE THE DREAM >



SUPPORTING HOCKEY ALBERTA AND YOUR COMMUNITY - GATORADE

Gatorade sports drink was created for a single purpose, to fuel athletic performance. And over the last 50 years, Gatorade has worked to ensure that every single ingredient is a reflection of that mission. Gatorade is a proud partner of Hockey Alberta and its Alberta Built Athletes. For more information visit them HERE >


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ICE TIMES: Edition 19:24

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM HOCKEY ALBERTA!

During the holiday season, our office hours will be as such:

December 23 - Open regular hours (8:30am - 4:30pm) | December 24-27 - Closed | December 30 - Open regular hours | December 31 - 8:30am - noon | January 1 - Closed | January 2 & 3 - Open regular hours. Have a wonderful Holiday Season!


2020 PROVINCIAL HOST SITES ANNOUNCED

Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the host sites for the 2020 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial. HOST SITES >


FINAL CALL FOR HOCKEY ALBERTA CONCUSSION SAFETY PRESENTATIONS

Hockey Alberta has developed a presentation on the causes of concussions and what is involved in a proper recovery process. This two-hour presentation allows participants to interact with industry experts and enhance their understanding of this evolving injury with principles that can be applied across all sports. REQUEST A PRESENTATION >


HOCKEY ALBERTA HOLIDAY SKILLS CAMP IN RED DEER

Hockey Alberta is bringing a Holiday Skills Camp to Red Deer during the Holiday Break on January 2-3 for 2007-2010 born players. The Holiday Skills Camp focuses on additional skill sessions that will benefit your player in game situations. REGISTER > | MORE PLAYER CAMPS >


2021 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP PRIORITY DRAW

Excitement is building with the return of the IIHF World Junior Championship to Canadian ice in just over a year in Edmonton and Red Deer, and fans can be the first in line to access ticket packages. INFO >


PIPER CREEK OPTIMIST’S BATTLE OF ALBERTA FOR EKEC RETURNS FOR 2020

The Hockey Alberta Foundation and Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer are offering you the chance to win one of two ticket packages to the see the Battle of Alberta in Calgary or Edmonton. Proceeds go to the Every Kid Every Community program. INFO > | RAFFLE TICKETS >



SUPPORTING HOCKEY ALBERTA AND YOUR COMMUNITY - ATB FINANCIAL

A long time supporter of hockey in Alberta, ATB finds ways to help you manage money, handle debt, or save for the future (which is tomorrow, BTW). That is what they live for. For more information on ATB and their services, CLICK HERE >


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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:23

HOCKEY ALBERTA HOSTS 112TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & HOCKEY CONFERENCE

Hockey Alberta held its 112th AGM and Hockey Conference on November 22-23 in Red Deer. Matt Symes was the keynote speaker, talking about the importance and challenges of change. The Hockey Alberta Board of Directors has a new Chair and Vice Chair with Len Samletzki acclaimed as the new Chair and Allan Mowbray acclaimed as the Vice Chair. The Hockey Alberta Foundation also made changes to their Board, as Dennis Zukiwsky was acclaimed as the new Chair and Jeff Robson as Vice Chair. KEYNOTE ADDRESS > | HA BOARD > | HAF BOARD >


HOCKEY CANADA ANNOUNCES CHANGE TO AGE DIVISION NAMES

Hockey Canada membership approved a regulation change proposed by the board of directors to revise the naming of the age divisions used in minor hockey across Canada. INFO >


APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2020 GLOBAL GIRLS’ GAME

Hockey Alberta, in partnership with Hockey Canada and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), is participating in the Global Game on the weekend of February 7-9 in St. John’s, NL. The Global Game is an IIHF initiative focused on uniting female hockey players across the globe through sport in this one, global continuous game. APPLY NOW >


ARCTIC WINTER GAMES REGIONAL SELECTION CAMPS - MALE DEADLINE - NOV. 30

The deadline is fast approaching for 2005-2006 born male athletes to register for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games Selection Camps held in Fairview on Dec. 6-8. Spots are still available for the Female Selection Camps held in Manning on Dec. 20-22. The deadline to register for the female camps is December 15. MALE REGISTRATION > | FEMALE REGISTRATION >


HOCKEY ALBERTA HOLIDAY SKILLS CAMP IN RED DEER

Hockey Alberta is bringing a Holiday Skills Camp to Red Deer during the Holiday Break on January 2-3, 2020 for 2007-2010 born players. The Holiday Skills Camp is designed to provide your player with additional skill development sessions that will benefit the player during in game situations. REGISTER > | MORE PLAYER CAMPS >


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2020 FEMALE HOCKEY DAY IN LETHBRIDGE

Registration is now open for Hockey Alberta’s Female Hockey Day on Saturday, January 25 at the ATB Centre in Lethbridge. The day will feature on and off-ice development sessions for players, goalies, coaches, and officials – all to celebrate female hockey. INFO > | REGISTER >



SUPPORTING HOCKEY ALBERTA AND YOUR COMMUNITY - DRAYTON VALLEY AND LACOMBE FORD

Drayton Valley and Lacombe Ford are a proud partner of Hockey Alberta and powering your community. For information on your next vehicle visit their website at direct2wheels.ca >


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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:22


REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2019 AGM AND HOCKEY CONFERENCE

Register now for the 2019 Hockey Alberta Annual General Meeting, November 22-23 in Red Deer. Matt Symes is the keynote speaker at the Friday night opening session. Minor Hockey Associations, club teams and registered programs are encouraged to attend, as the sessions and AGM contain important information on how to deal with the fast-paced changes in our sport and society. INFO > | REGISTER >


ALBERTA WINTER GAMES MALE SELECTION CAMP DEADLINE FRIDAY

Spots are still available for the Alberta Winter Games Male Selection Camp, with the deadline to register on Friday, November 15. Experience this multi-sport event that takes place in Airdrie February 14-17. REGISTER >


HOCKEY CANADA FOUNDATION DONATES TO EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY

As a result of funds raised at the 2019 Hockey Canada Foundation Gala & Golf, hosted in Edmonton last June, the $371,649 legacy funding will be split evenly between the Oilers Entertainment Group’s 2nd Shift program and the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community programs to help provide children of all backgrounds and circumstances the opportunity to experience hockey. MORE >


COACH OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER

Hockey Alberta’s February Coach of the Month, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel, is Greg Northcott of the Sturgeon Sting Midget AA. MORE >


UPCOMING COACH AND PLAYER DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

Hockey Alberta is committed to providing Alberta Built development opportunities for coaches and players to grow and learn before, during, and after the season. Check out the clinics and camps in your area, including three Goaltending 2 clinics in Calgary, Red Deer, and Edmonton! COACH DEVELOPMENT CLINICS > | INSTRUCTIONAL STREAM CLINICS > | ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS >


HOCKEY ALBERTA CONCUSSION SAFETY PRESENTATIONS

Hockey Alberta has developed a presentation that provides parents, coaches, players, and administrators a standard message on the causes of concussions and what is involved in a proper recovery process. This two-hour presentation is designed to provide participants the opportunity to interact with experts in the industry while enhancing their understanding of this evolving injury with principles that can be applied across all sport. REQUEST A PRESENTATION >


GLENCROSS INVITATIONAL CHARITY ROUGHSTOCK RODEO TRUCK RAFFLE - DEADLINE NOV. 25

The Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event is giving you the chance to win this 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Truck with the elevation package. Proceeds support the Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation Every Kid Every Community program. The final day to purchase tickets is November 25! HOW TO BUY >



SUPPORTING HOCKEY ALBERTA AND YOUR COMMUNITY - PLAYERS BENCH TEAM APPAREL

Players Bench is your first choice in elite team and corporate apparel, offering brands and products to suit any budget along with unbeatable customer service. A proud partner of Hockey Alberta, supporting the Coach of the Month program and servicing the apparel needs of Team Alberta, Coaches and Regional Centres. To see how Players Bench can work with your group go to: TEAMPLAYERSBENCH.CA >