Ice Times Newsletter

ICE TIMES - Edition 19:04

February 22, 2019

CANADA WINTER GAMES UPDATE

The 2019 Canada Winter Games are well underway in Red Deer and Team Alberta’s U16 Male team is in the hunt for medal in the Men’s Hockey tournament. The team finished first in Pool B with a 2-0-1 record during the round robin phase, defeating Manitoba and BC, while suffering an OT loss to Saskatchewan. They went on to defeat New Brunswick 8-3 in their quarterfinal game, but fell 8-4 to Ontario in the semi-finals. The chase for a medal is still alive as the team will play Saskatchewan for bronze today at 4:00pm at the Centrium. MORE INFORMATION >


BE ALBERTA BUILT! UNLOCK YOUR PLAYER’S POTENTIAL - MARCH & APRIL SPOTS AVAILABLE

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can have their potential unlocked at one of the following camps: Small Area Games, Power Edge Pro (PEP), Super Skills, Dynamic Shooting, Developing Defencemen and Goaltender Skills. Camps for March and April are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS REGISTRATION >


CANADA WINTER GAMES - WHAT’S AHEAD?

Shortly after the Men’s tournament ends on Friday, February 22, the females will take centre stage with their tournament beginning on Sunday, February 24. The Team Alberta U18 Female team is in Pool B with BC, Nova Scotia, and Ontario.

Team Alberta U18 Female round robin games: Sunday, Feb 24 - 7:30pm - Centrium; Monday, Feb. 25 - 7:30pm - Centrium; Tuesday, Feb. 26 - 7:30pm - Centrium --- FULL FEMALE HOCKEY SCHEDULE >


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE FUTURE COACHES PROGRAM

Future Coaches is designed to develop male and female Midget Aged players in the areas of coaching, skill instruction, and leadership. There will be three Future Coaches weekend clinics available in Red Deer, Calgary, and Edmonton.

Red Deer - April 5-6 - REGISTER >

Calgary - April 12-13 - REGISTER >

Edmonton - April 12-13 - REGISTER >


POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS: BECOME A FUTURE LEADER!

Registration is now being accepted for the 2019 Future Leaders Development Weekend, taking place in Red Deer, May 3-5. The Future Leader Development Program is designed to develop and train post-secondary students in the area of coaching. Selected Future Leaders will be trained on and off ice through classroom sessions that include: skill development, leadership, team building and off ice training. REGISTER NOW >



PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - FOUR THINGS THAT SHOULD BE PART OF EVERY CHILD’S HOCKEY EXPERIENCE

ACTIVE FOR LIFE -

1. Highly active skills-based practices

2. Appropriate coaching during games

3. Respectful parents

4. Intense, yet respectful hockey

For more information and resources, check out the Parents tab at the Hockey Alberta website. RESOURCES >


LET’S RECOGNIZE OUR PEOPLE! HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE APRIL 15

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Hockey Alberta Awards. You can nominate a deserving individual for any of the following awards: Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, Official of the Year or the Award of Merit. You may also nominate an outstanding team for Team of the Year. This is a chance to recognize the outstanding people in your organization. The deadline for nominations in April 15. HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARDS NOMINATION FORM >


TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES RAFFLE

Throughout the hockey season many team focus fundraising efforts on a charity of choice to support. We hope you will consider your teammates at the Hockey Alberta Foundation as your hockey charity of choice. We have launched the Teammates helping Teammates raffle in support of the Every Kid Every Community Grant Program. There are only 100 tickets available, with two identical grand prizes available: 25 tickets to the Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks game on Friday, March 29, and transportation via motorcoach to and from Scotiabank Saddledome. Tickets are available for $100 each and can be purchased by cash, cheque or credit card by contacting the Hockey Alberta Foundation office or completing the online form.


GET GEARED UP FOR PLAYOFFS AND PROVINCIALS!

Stay warm while watching playoffs this season! With options for men’s, womens, unisex, youth, and team wear, the whole family can be bundled up to cheer on those young superstars. For a limited time, get 10% off our New Era Toque & Soft Shell Jacket by using the code Cozy10 until February 28! HOCKEY ALBERTA SHOPPE >


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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:08

April 18, 2019

THE ALBERTA CUP - ONE WEEK AWAY!

The 2019 Alberta Cup features the top bantam players from Alberta in a best-on-best setting. Former WHL and NHL stars who played in the Alberta Cup include: Jordan Eberle, Devan Dubnyk, Jake Debrusk, Matt Dumba, and Brayden Point. Don’t miss out on your chance to see the next crop of WHL and NHL stars. Tournament passes are on sale now. TICKETS > | ROSTERS > | INFO >


CALGARY BUFFALOES AND ST. ALBERT SLASH PREPARE FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Calgary Buffaloes will be the Pacific representative in this year’s TELUS Cup in Thunder Bay, ON. The tournament is set to begin on April 22. SCHEDULE >

The St. Albert Slash will look for the three-peat at the Esso Cup in Sudbury, ON. They begin play on April 21. SCHEDULE >


ALBERTA CHALLENGE HEADED TO LEDUC!

The 2019 Alberta Challenge will be at the Leduc Recreation Centre on May 2-5. Six teams filled with the top bantam female players across Alberta will battle for the Challenge Cup. SCHEDULE > | ROSTERS > | INFO >


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PEEWEE PROSPECTS ROSTERS ANNOUNCED

The 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup rosters have been released. Each team will comprise of 20 players who will compete for the cup in Lethbridge on May 9-12. SCHEDULE > | ROSTERS > | INFO >


GET READY FOR NEXT SEASON WITH OUR ALBERTA BUILT CAMPS!

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can reach their potential at one of the following camps: Super Skills, Dynamic Shooting, and Developing Defensemen. Upcoming camps are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. INFO >


HOCKEY ALBERTA DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP WEEKEND - JUNE 22-23

Hockey Alberta is hosting a Development Leadership weekend for minor hockey volunteers in Red Deer on June 22 & 23. Available courses include a Coaching Skills Seminar, Intro to Hockey Seminar, and Development Directors Seminar. It is encouraged that each MHA send three volunteers to this event. INFO & REGISTRATION >


ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME GALA TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The 16th Anniversary Awards Gala & Hockey Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 21 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS >

Contact Erin Zatylny at 403-967-0064 with any questions or for sponsorship inquiries.


HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC

Join us at the annual Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic in beautiful Canmore on July 22-23 in support of the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community Program. FULL DETAILS >


HOCKEY ALBERTA COACH CONFERENCE RETURNS TO CALGARY

The 2019 Hockey Alberta Coach Conference is coming to Mount Royal University in Calgary on August 10-11. Prepare for the 2019-20 season with professional presentations from esteemed speakers and learn about the latest strategies, trends, and technologies. INFO & REGISTRATION >


MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for key volunteer positions across a number of committees for the 2019-20 hockey season. Volunteers are the faces of Hockey Alberta within their communities, positively representing themselves and the organization in regular encounters on a daily basis with participants in our sport. APPLICATION FORM >


2019 ALBERTA MASTERS GAMES

The 2019 Alberta Masters Games are heading to Rocky Mountain House on August 22-25! This 30+ event includes hockey as one of its feature sports - and competitors from across the province are needed! If you are interested, check out the website and get yourself registered. REGISTER >


INTRO TO HOCKEY - RINK DIVIDERS

With the full implementation of half ice/cross ice hockey at the Initiation and Novice levels in the 2019-20 season, Hockey Alberta has arranged promotional pricing on rink divider systems from Athletica Sport Systems for all member associations. Orders must be placed by June 1. INFO >


PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - THE PATHWAY TO HOCKEY IN ALBERTA

At Hockey Alberta, our Vision is “Hockey for Life.” As the parent of a player within the minor hockey system in Alberta, there is a lifetime of opportunity for you and your child(ren) to stay involved in with our great sport for many years. Regardless of the age of your child, there is a level of hockey where s/he can play, and enjoy the benefits of being a hockey participant.

View our Pathway to Hockey information in our Parent Guide!


Breaking Down Barriers - Trio of Female Coaches Sweep CWG Podium

"It’s a Great Day for Hockey!" - Brooks Novice Jamboree


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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:07

April 4, 2019

PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: WEEKS TWO & THREE RECAP

Twenty-Three new provincial champions have been crowned over the course of the past two weekends, highlighting a very successful run of the 2019 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial. The Junior B Provincials are set to run this weekend in Wetaskiwin! WEEK ONE CHAMPIONS > | WEEK TWO CHAMPIONS > | WEEK THREE CHAMPIONS >


THE ALBERTA CUP IS COMING TO RED DEER!

The 2019 Alberta Cup will feature the top bantam players from Alberta in a best on best setting. Former WHL and NHL stars that have participated in the tournament include: Jordan Eberle, Devan Dubnyk, Sam Steel, Matt Dumba, and Brayden Point. TICKETS > | ROSTERS > | INFO > | SPONSORSHIP >


CALGARY BUFFALOES & ST. ALBERT SLASH PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE

The Calgary Buffaloes will host BC’s Cariboo Cougars this weekend in a best of three series at Cardel Rec South. The winner will advance to compete in the TELUS Cup in Thunder Bay, ON.

Game 1: Fri. April 5 @ 7:00PM - Game 2: Sat. April 6 @ 7:00PM - *Game 3: Sun. April 7 @ 2:00PM *if necessary

The St. Albert Slash will host BC’s Greater Vancouver Comets this weekend in a best of three series at Akinsdale Arena. The winner will advance to compete in the Esso Cup in Sudbury, ON.

Game 1: Fri. April 5 @ 7:30PM - Game 2: Sat. April 6 @ 7:30PM - *Game 3: Sun. April 7 @ 12:45PM *if necessary


SLEDGE HOCKEY TAKES OVER LEDUC!

The Paralympic Sports Association hosted the Matt Cook Memorial Cup, a Western Canada Sledge Hockey Tournament, at the Leduc Recreation Centre on March 29-31. The tournament saw 19 teams participating from Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan, with 37 games played over 3 days. Gold medal winners included the Regina Avengers (Junior & Intermediate C) and the EASA Storm (Intermediate B). Next year’s tournament will be hosted in Calgary.


ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME GALA TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The 16th Anniversary Awards Gala & Hockey Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 21 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS >

Contact Erin Zatylny at 403-967-0064 with any questions or for sponsorship inquiries.


COACH OF THE MONTH - MARCH

Hockey Alberta’s March Coach of the Month, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel recipients are Chris Overwater of Olds and Dave Shaw of Sherwood Park. MORE >


BE ALBERTA BUILT! UNLOCK YOUR PLAYER’S POTENTIAL - SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR APRIL AND BEYOND

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can have their potential unlocked at one of the following camps: Small Area Games, Super Skills, Dynamic Shooting, and Goaltender Skills. Camps for April and beyond are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS REGISTRATION >


FUTURE COACHES PROGRAM - LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!

Future Coaches is designed to develop male and female Midget Aged players in the areas of coaching, skill instruction, and leadership. There will be three Future Coaches weekend clinics available in Red Deer, Calgary, and Edmonton.

Red Deer - April 5-6 - REGISTER >

Calgary - April 12-13 - REGISTER >

Edmonton - April 12-13 - REGISTER >


HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC

Join us at the annual Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic in beautiful Canmore on July 22 and 23 in support of the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community Program. FULL DETAILS >


THE ALLAN CUP IS ALMOST HERE!

The Lacombe Generals are hosting the 2019 Canadian Senior AAA hockey championship - the Viking Projects Allan Cup, April 8-13. TICKETS & INFO >


TEAM ALBERTA U16 AND U18 COACH APPLICATIONS OPEN

Hockey Alberta is searching for coaches to fill vacant positions for their U16 Male and U18 Female teams.The deadline to complete the application is April 8 at 4:00PM. U16 MALE APPLICATION > | U18 FEMALE APPLICATION >


2019 ALBERTA MASTERS GAMES

The 2019 Alberta Masters Games are heading to Rocky Mountain House on August 22-25! This 30+ event includes sports such as hockey, slo pitch, 3 on 3 basketball, and many more!

REGISTER >

INTRO TO HOCKEY - RINK DIVIDERS

With the full implementation of half ice/cross ice hockey at the Initiation and Novice levels, associations may look at investing in rink dividers to conveniently separate the ice surface for different games to be played. Hockey Alberta has received promotional pricing from Athletica Sport Systems for all member associations, so long as orders are submitted by June 1. INFO >


LET’S RECOGNIZE OUR PEOPLE! HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE APRIL 15

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Hockey Alberta Awards. You can nominate a deserving individual for any of the following awards: Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, Official of the Year or the Award of Merit. You may also nominate an outstanding team for Team of the Year. This is a chance to recognize the outstanding people in your organization. All award winners will be recognized at the 2019 Alberta Cup in Red Deer. The deadline for nominations is April 15. HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARDS NOMINATION FORM >


HOCKEY ALBERTA IS LOOKING FOR A NEW DIGITAL MASCOT - DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS APRIL 5!

Hockey Alberta is adopting a Digital Mascot, and we want students across the province to help us with the design!

The contest is open to elementary school students in Alberta from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The contest runs until April 5, 2019 with the winner announced in early June. HOW TO SUBMIT >


HOCKEY ALBERTA & LACOMBE FORD/DRAYTON VALLEY FORD ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP

A new partnership between Hockey Alberta and Lacombe Ford/ Drayton Valley Ford will make Hockey Alberta vehicles much more recognizable when travelling around the province. The partnership sees Lacombe Ford/Drayton Valley Ford providing Hockey Alberta with a 2018 Ford Flex and Ford Explorer for the next two years. DETAILS >


PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - RESPECT IN SPORT

The Respect in Sport Program is an online certification program designed to protect our youth as well as enhance Hockey Alberta’s mandate of providing a safe and fun environment for all of our participants. It is Canada’s leading online bullying, abuse, harassment, and negligence prevention program for parents, coaches, and community leaders. It is offered in two different streams: Respect in Sport Parent, and Respect in Sport Activity Leader.

View our Respect in Sport information in our Parent Guide!


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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:06

March 21, 2019

PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: WEEK ONE RECAP

Thirteen new provincial champions were crowned on Sunday, highlighting a busy first weekend of the 2019 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial. CHAMPIONS >


PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: WEEK TWO PREVIEW

Twelve more champions will be crowned this weekend as Week Two of the Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, kicks off across the province. LOCATIONS >


ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME GALA TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The 16th Anniversary Awards Gala & Hockey Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 21 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS >

Contact Erin Zatylny at 403-967-0064 with any questions or for sponsorship inquiries.


BE ALBERTA BUILT! UNLOCK YOUR PLAYER’S POTENTIAL - SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR APRIL AND BEYOND

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can have their potential unlocked at one of the following camps: Small Area Games, Super Skills, Dynamic Shooting, and Goaltender Skills. Camps for April and beyond are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS REGISTRATION >


LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR MEMBERSHIP DEFINITION COMMITTEE

Hockey Alberta’s Board of Directors have approved the creation of an Ad Hoc Committee to review Hockey Alberta’s membership definition. We are looking for individuals who currently or very recently worked in board level roles of Hockey Alberta member organizations to participate within this committee. MORE INFORMATION & APPLICATION >


TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES RAFFLE - FOUR DAYS LEFT

Throughout the hockey season many team focus fundraising efforts on a charity of choice to support. We hope you will consider your teammates at the Hockey Alberta Foundation as your hockey charity of choice. We have launched the Teammates helping Teammates raffle in support of the Every Kid Every Community Grant Program. There are only 100 tickets available until Monday, March 25, with two identical grand prizes available: 25 tickets to the Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks game on Friday, March 29, and transportation via motorcoach to and from Scotiabank Saddledome. Tickets are available for $100 each and can be purchased by cash, cheque or credit card by contacting the Hockey Alberta Foundation office or completing the online form.


FUTURE COACHES PROGRAM - LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!

Future Coaches is designed to develop male and female Midget Aged players in the areas of coaching, skill instruction, and leadership. There will be three Future Coaches weekend clinics available in Red Deer, Calgary, and Edmonton.

Red Deer - April 5-6 - REGISTER >

Calgary - April 12-13 - REGISTER >

Edmonton - April 12-13 - REGISTER >


HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC

Join us at the annual Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic in beautiful Canmore on July 22 and 23 in support of the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community Program. FULL DETAILS >


ALBERTA CUP SPONSORSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE

The Alberta Cup is being held in Red Deer, at the new Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre on April 24-28. Six teams of players will then move on to compete at the Alberta Cup tournament, which provides ‘best-on-best’ competition for 14-year old players. Sponsorships are now available at a variety of levels. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES >


START YOUR JOURNEY TOWARDS NEXT SEASON - REGISTRATION OPEN FOR WHL & PEEWEE SKILLS CAMPS

WHL Skills - Hockey Alberta and the Western Hockey League are co-hosting the fifth annual WHL Skills Camp for 2005-born male hockey players. The camp, for U15 players, is set to run June 7-9, 2019 in Calgary. REGISTER >

Peewee Skills - Hockey Alberta is hosting the fourth annual Peewee Skills Camp for 2006-born athletes. The camp takes place in Calgary at the Cardel Rec South Arena on June 21-23. REGISTER > | PEEWEE SKILLS VIDEO >>


GOALTENDERS: TAKE YOUR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL

The Hockey Alberta Goaltender Skills Camp is a weekend development camp open to male and female athletes born 2004-2011, regardless of skill level. Camps are available in Edmonton (April 13-14) and Calgary (April 27-28). NORTH CAMP REGISTRATION > | SOUTH CAMP REGISTRATION >>


LET’S RECOGNIZE OUR PEOPLE! HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE APRIL 15

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Hockey Alberta Awards. You can nominate a deserving individual for any of the following awards: Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, Official of the Year or the Award of Merit. You may also nominate an outstanding team for Team of the Year. This is a chance to recognize the outstanding people in your organization. All award winners will be recognized at the 2019 Alberta Cup in Red Deer. The deadline for nominations in April 15. HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARDS NOMINATION FORM >


HOCKEY ALBERTA IS LOOKING FOR A NEW DIGITAL MASCOT!

Hockey Alberta is adopting a Digital Mascot, and we want students across the province to help us with the design!

The contest is open to elementary school students in Alberta from Kindergarten to Grade 6. The contest runs until April 5, 2019 with the winner announced in early June. HOW TO SUBMIT >


PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - CHAIN OF INFLUENCE

Something has happened to my child, who do I contact?

View our Chain of Influence Information on our Parent Guide!


GET GEARED UP FOR AND PROVINCIALS!

Get all of your Hockey Alberta and Provincial branded gear with the Hockey Alberta Shoppe! With options for men’s, womens, unisex, youth, and team wear, the whole family can be bundled up to cheer on those young superstars. All throughout the month, receive 15% off ALL PRODUCTS by using the code MADMARCH until March 31! HOCKEY ALBERTA SHOPPE >


CANADA WINTER GAMES LANYARDS AVAILABLE

The 2019 Canada Winter Games are offering their extra lanyards to tournaments or groups who may want them for their members or events. For more details or to request lanyards, please contact Karen Oatway.


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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:05

March 7, 2019

TEAM ALBERTA U18 FEMALE WINS GOLD ON HOME ICE AT CANADA WINTER GAMES

The Team Alberta U18 Female team defended home ice at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer by defeating Quebec 2-1 in a thrilling gold medal final. The team finished third in Pool B, with a 0-1-2 record, but really hit their stride in the playoff round where they defeated Manitoba 3-0 in the quarterfinals and BC 2-1 in the semi-finals. Sarah Wozniewicz had a terrific tournament for Team Alberta by scoring five points in six games, while Jaden Bogden scored the winning goal in the gold medal game. Both Bella McKee and Caroline Gosling were instrumental between the pipes during Alberta’s run, with McKee sporting a .920 save %, one shutout, and the gold medal win, while Gosling finished with a 1.78 GAA and a clutch semi-final overtime win. READ MORE >


TEAM ALBERTA U16 MALE WINS BRONZE

The Team Alberta U16 Male hockey team defeated Saskatchewan 12-0 in the bronze medal game to take home a medal for the eighth straight Canada Winter Games. The team finished first in Pool B with a 2-0-1 record during the round robin phase, defeating Manitoba and BC, while suffering an OT loss to Saskatchewan. They went on to defeat New Brunswick 8-3 in their quarterfinal game, but fell 8-4 to Ontario in the semi-finals. Matt Savoie and Dylan Guenther lead the way offensively for Team Alberta, each finishing the tournament with 13 points in six games, including five each in the bronze medal game. READ MORE >


2019 ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019 - Shirley Cameron, Theoron Fleury, Kevin Lowe, Duncan MacDougall, Bob Ridley, and the 1986-87 & 1987-88 Memorial Cup Champion Medicine Hat Tigers. The inductees will be honoured on Sunday, July 21 in Canmore in conjunction with the 2019 Hockey Alberta Foundation Golf Classic. VIDEO > INDUCTEE BIOS >


BE ALBERTA BUILT! UNLOCK YOUR PLAYER’S POTENTIAL - MARCH & APRIL SPOTS AVAILABLE ALL AROUND THE PROVINCE

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can have their potential unlocked at one of the following camps: Small Area Games, Power Edge Pro (PEP), Super Skills, Dynamic Shooting, Developing Defencemen and Goaltender Skills. Camps for March and April are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS REGISTRATION >

MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR AD HOC MEMBERSHIP DEFINITION COMMITTEE

Hockey Alberta’s Board of Directors have approved the creation of an Ad Hoc Committee to review Hockey Alberta’s membership definition. We are looking for individuals who currently or very recently worked in board level roles of Hockey Alberta member organizations to participate within this committee. The Board believes it is important to have committee members representing a variety of different members of Hockey Alberta. MORE INFORMATION & APPLICATION >


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE FUTURE COACHES PROGRAM

Future Coaches is designed to develop male and female Midget Aged players in the areas of coaching, skill instruction, and leadership. There will be three Future Coaches weekend clinics available in Red Deer, Calgary, and Edmonton.

Red Deer - April 5-6 - REGISTER >

Calgary - April 12-13 - REGISTER >

Edmonton - April 12-13 - REGISTER >


POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS: BECOME A FUTURE LEADER!

Registration is now being accepted for the 2019 Future Leaders Development Weekend, taking place in Red Deer, May 3-5. The Future Leader Development Program is designed to develop and train post-secondary students in the area of coaching. Selected Future Leaders will be trained on and off ice through classroom sessions that include: skill development, leadership, team building and off ice training. REGISTER NOW >


START YOUR JOURNEY TOWARDS NEXT SEASON - REGISTRATION OPEN FOR WHL & PEEWEE SKILLS CAMPS

WHL Skills - A unique skill development opportunity is available to 2005-born male hockey players in Alberta, as Hockey Alberta and the Western Hockey League are co-hosting the fifth annual WHL Skills Camp. The camp, for U15 players, is set to run June 7-9, 2019 in Calgary. REGISTER >

Peewee Skills - Alberta males born in 2006 have the unique opportunity to participate in the fourth annual Hockey Alberta Peewee Skills Camp. The camp takes place in Calgary at the Cardel Rec South Arena on June 21-23. This Skills Camp will focus on skill development, checking skills, proper training techniques, and will provide athletes with information about the Team Alberta process. REGISTER > | PEEWEE SKILLS VIDEO >>


LAST CHANCE: NOMINATE YOUR COACH FOR COACH OF THE MONTH

Get your nominations in for the Hockey Alberta Coach of the Month – Year end grand prize sponsored by Players Bench! All nominees from this season will be eligible for one of our two year end grand prizes, which include 2 tickets to an Edmonton Oilers game or a Calgary Flames Game!

Help us recognize a coach in your community by nominating him or her for the Hockey Alberta Coach of the Month! Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 15th. NOMINATION FORM >


GOALTENDERS: TAKE YOUR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL

The Hockey Alberta Goaltender Skills Camp is a weekend development camp open to male and female athletes born 2004-2011, regardless of skill level. Camps are available in Edmonton (April 13-14) and Calgary (April 27-28).

The focus is on the development of goaltender specific skills, and each goalie will attend on-ice and off-ice sessions that focus on the mental and physical aspects of goaltending. On-ice sessions will be led by some of Alberta’s top goaltender instructors and will have and instructor to goalie ratio of 3:1. NORTH CAMP REGISTRATION > | SOUTH CAMP REGISTRATION >>


LAST CHANCE: REGISTER FOR ALBERTA CHALLENGE REGIONAL CAMPS

Registration for 2004 and 2005-born female athletes to participate in one of two regional selection camps for the 2019 Alberta Challenge is set to close on March 15! The Alberta Challenge runs May 1-5 in Leduc.

Both regional camps will take place April 5-7 at the following locations (dates and locations subject to change):

South - Cochrane -- REGISTER >
North - Fort Saskatchewan -- REGISTER >


LET’S RECOGNIZE OUR PEOPLE! HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE APRIL 15

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Hockey Alberta Awards. You can nominate a deserving individual for any of the following awards: Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, Official of the Year or the Award of Merit. You may also nominate an outstanding team for Team of the Year. This is a chance to recognize the outstanding people in your organization. The deadline for nominations in April 15. HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARDS NOMINATION FORM >


TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES RAFFLE - DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS MARCH 25

Throughout the hockey season many team focus fundraising efforts on a charity of choice to support. We hope you will consider your teammates at the Hockey Alberta Foundation as your hockey charity of choice. We have launched the Teammates helping Teammates raffle in support of the Every Kid Every Community Grant Program. There are only 100 tickets available, with two identical grand prizes available: 25 tickets to the Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks game on Friday, March 29, and transportation via motorcoach to and from Scotiabank Saddledome. Tickets are available for $100 each and can be purchased by cash, cheque or credit card by contacting the Hockey Alberta Foundation office or completing the online form.


PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - SLEEP AND LIFESTYLE

Any parent who has picked up their child the morning after a sleepover knows that nothing can ruin their day (and yours) like lack of sleep. Sleep hygiene is part of a healthy lifestyle and sets your child up to be at their best at home, at school, and at the hockey rink. Check out a few tips to help your child get into a sleep routine >

ACTIVE FOR LIFE - Six ways to encourage healthy sleeping habits for the whole family

For more information and resources, check out the Parents tab at the Hockey Alberta website. RESOURCES >


GET GEARED UP FOR PLAYOFFS AND PROVINCIALS!

Let the madness begin! March is a month where springtime starts to near, and provincial champions are crowned. Get all of your Hockey Alberta and Provincial branded gear with the Hockey Alberta Shoppe! With options for men’s, womens, unisex, youth, and team wear, the whole family can be bundled up to cheer on those young superstars. All throughout the month, receive 15% off ALL PRODUCTS by using the code MADMARCH until March 31! HOCKEY ALBERTA SHOPPE >


Try Girls Hockey Day --- Girls Hockey Calgary

#ForJack - St. Albert Peewee A Team Makes a New Friend


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Ice Times - Edition 19:03

BE ALBERTA BUILT! UNLOCK YOUR PLAYER’S POTENTIAL - REGISTER FOR A SKILLS CAMP TODAY

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can have their potential unlocked at one of the following camps: Small Area Games, Power Edge Pro (PEP), Super Skills, Dynamic Shooting, Developing Defencemen and Goaltender Skills. Camps for March and April are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS REGISTRATION >


SPRINGBANK ROCKIES - ONLY THREE MORE DAYS TO VOTE IN CHEVROLET GOOD DEEDS CUP

The Springbank Rockies are the only Alberta team to qualify as a semi-finalist in the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup. Help win $100,000 for an Alberta charity. CLICK HERE to watch the incredible 60 second video. Each view equals one vote. Once you click and watch the FULL video, it registers your vote. The entire hockey community is encouraged to get involved... every age group, every team, every association to help win $100,000 for the Nathan O’Brien Children’s Foundation and The Calgary Food Bank. CHEVROLET GOOD DEEDS CUP >


CANADA WINTER GAMES - EIGHT DAYS AWAY!

Red Deer will be hosting the 2019 Canada Winter Games from February 15 - March 3. The Male Hockey Tournament will run from Feb. 16-22, followed by the Female Tournament from Feb. 24-Mar. 2.

Team Alberta U16 Male round robin games: Saturday, Feb. 16 - 7:30pm - Centrium; Sunday, Feb. 17 - 4:00pm - Centrium; Monday, Feb. 18 - 7:30pm - Centrium --- FULL MALE HOCKEY SCHEDULE >

Team Alberta U18 Female round robin games: Sunday, Feb 24 - 7:30pm - Centrium; Monday, Feb. 25 - 7:30pm - Centrium; Tuesday, Feb. 26 - 7:30pm - Centrium --- FULL FEMALE HOCKEY SCHEDULE >


HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION PARTICIPATING IN THE 2019 BIRDIES FOR KIDS PROGRAM

The Hockey Alberta Foundation has been accepted as a participating charity in the 2019 Birdies for Kids program. This fundraising program is designed so that the Hockey Alberta Foundation will receive 100% of every donation accepted on its behalf and allows for additional funding of up to 50% of the original donations made. MORE INFORMATION >

Visit the Shaw Charity Classic website and select ‘Alberta Hockey Foundation’ to donate online. DONATE NOW >


COACH OF THE MONTH - JANUARY

Hockey Alberta’s Coach of the Month for January, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel, is Ron Laferriere of Wainwright. READ MORE >

The Coach of the Month award is presented every month during the Minor Hockey season, based on nominations submitted to Hockey Alberta. One minor hockey coach will be selected each month from October through March and will receive a coaching package from Players Bench Team Apparel valued at over $500, which includes a helmet, gloves, track suit, coach bag, puck bag, rink board, and coaching resources.

Nominations are open throughout the 2018-19 season. NOMINATION FORM >


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES SUMMER HOCKEY SCHOOL

Hockey Alberta, in partnership with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Lethbridge Minor Hockey are running an incredible development opportunity for young athletes to learn from Hurricanes staff and Hurricanes players. The camp will be open to Novice, Atom and Peewee players. Utilizing the support of Hockey Alberta to instill the values of the Long Term Player Development Model the Hurricanes staff look forward to supporting the next generation of Lethbridge Hurricanes players!

For more information, please contact Matt Weninger, Regional Manager, South - 403-380-0195. REGISTER >


DISTINGUISHED LEADERS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS

Two outstanding post-secondary students have received Distinguished Leader status from the 2018 Future Leaders Development Program. Brett Ponich and Jake Wozney will each receive a $3,000 scholarship for their work during the Development weekend and Team Alberta Male U16 Summer Camp in Camrose. READ MORE >

Registration is now being accepted for the 2019 Future Leaders Development Weekend, taking place in Red Deer, May 3-5. REGISTER NOW >


BAMFORD DONATION HIGHLIGHTS HOMETOWN HOCKEY WEEKEND

The Gord Bamford Foundation provided a $10,000 donation to The Hockey Alberta Foundation, live on Rogers Hometown Hockey in Leduc on Februrary 3. Bamford was one of the special guests in attendance as part of Rogers Hometown Hockey, and he showed his love for the sport, and the kids who play hockey, in two ways. When Bamford took to the stage for a song, he was proudly sporting a Team Alberta jersey. Then, he presented Tim Leer, the Executive Director of the Hockey Alberta Foundation, with a cheque for $10,000 in support of the Every Kid Every Community program. READ MORE >


2019 HIGH PERFORMANCE 1 APPLICATIONS OPEN

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 High Performance 1 coaching seminar, being held in Red Deer from July 16-21.

The NCCP High Performance 1 Seminar will include professional speakers in the delivery of sessions including special teams, planning to perform, offensive/defensive team play, goaltending, game and bench management, ethics in coaching, teambuilding and many more. All Head Coaches coaching Bantam AAA, Midget AAA and Junior A teams that compete in Inter-provincial or National Championships or the highest level as determined by the branch, must be High Performance 1 Certified. APPLY NOW >


PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - NUTRITION WHILE TRAVELLING

With many teams heading on the road for tournaments and Provincial Championships, it is always important to plan ahead for your player’s diet. Eating healthy while travelling can be a challenge, but is easier when the team is on the same page with the same goals! When on the road, pack items that can last without refrigeration for a few days, ie. bananas, trail mix, whole-grain bagels, and/or nut butters. If you keep a cooler in your car, other snacks you could pack include unsweetened yogurt products, cut up veggies and dip, hard-boiled eggs and/or hummus! Out of town tournaments are often associated with eating at restaurants. For more information and resources, check out the Parents tab at the Hockey Alberta website. RESOURCES >


LET’S RECOGNIZE OUR PEOPLE!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Hockey Alberta Awards. You can nominate a deserving individual for any of the following awards: Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, Official of the Year or the Award of Merit. You may also nominate an outstanding team for Team of the Year. This is a chance to recognize the outstanding people in your organization. The deadline for nominations in April 15. HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARDS NOMINATION FORM >


TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES RAFFLE

Throughout the hockey season many team focus fundraising efforts on a charity of choice to support. We hope you will consider your teammates at the Hockey Alberta Foundation as your hockey charity of choice. We have launched the Teammates helping Teammates raffle in support of the Every Kid Every Community Grant Program. There are only 100 tickets available, with two identical grand prizes available: 25 tickets to the Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks game on Friday, March 29, and transportation via motorcoach to and from Scotiabank Saddledome. Tickets are available for $100 each and can be purchased by cash, cheque or credit card by contacting the Hockey Alberta Foundation office or completing the online form.


THANK YOU TO ATB FINANCIAL

ATB Financial hosted a fundraising event at Bo’s Bar and Grill, in Red Deer, on January 19. The Hockey Alberta Foundation would like to extend their thanks to Curtis Stange, John Windwick, and ATB for including the Foundation as the beneficiaries for the evening and for their continued support. Check out their feature article on Team Alberta U18 Female coach Carla MacLeod --- Coach knows preparation is key for Canada Winter Games >


ARE YOU READY TO VOLUNTEER AT THE ALLAN CUP?

The Lacombe Generals are hosting the 2019 Canadian Senior AAA hockey championship - the Viking Projects Allan Cup, April 8-13 in Lacombe. If you are interested in tickets, sponsorship or being a Volunteer at the event, email info@generalshockey.ca or check out the Generals’ website. GO TO THE WEBSITE >


STORIES IN THE HOCKEY WORLD

Innisfail Province - Innisfailian behind bench at Canada Winter Games

Rocky View Weekly - Springbank Rockies make top 10 of Good Deeds Cup

Regina Leader-Post - Lacombe Generals wrap season, clinch first in ACHW

Lethbridge News Now - Funding approved for World U-17 Hockey Challenge


Ice Times Newsletter

Ice Times - Edition 19:02

BE ALBERTA BUILT! UNLOCK YOUR PLAYER’S POTENTIAL - REGISTER FOR A SKILLS CAMP TODAY

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can have their potential unlocked at one of the following camps: Small Area Games, Power Edge Pro (PEP), Super Skills, Dynamic Shooting, Developing Defencemen and Goaltender Skills. Camps are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. ALBERTA BUILT SKILLS CAMPS REGISTRATION >


RESOURCES FOR MINOR HOCKEY PARENTS

Being a a parent in minor hockey can be a challenging role. Hockey Alberta is pleased to present information on a variety of topics to help parents as they try to provide the most positive hockey experience possible for their children. Check out the Parents tab at the Hockey Alberta website. Resources include Parents & Players: A Guide for Enjoying Hockey In Alberta. The publication provides a lot of important information for parents new to the game, and those who have been around for a while. INFO FOR PARENTS >


SPACES STILL AVAILABLE FOR ALBERTA CUP, ALBERTA CHALLENGE AND PEEWEE PROSPECTS

Registration is ongoing for athletes interested in participating in a Regional selection camp for the Alberta Cup (2004-born males), Alberta Challenge (2004-05 born females), and Peewee Prospects (2006-born males). Registration has been brisk, and varying numbers of spots are available for each event. Don’t delay, register today.

ALBERTA CHALLENGE REGISTRATION > PEEWEE PROSPECTS REGISTRATION > ALBERTA CUP REGISTRATION >


EKEC SPEAKER SERIES COMING TO VEGREVILLE

The Hockey Alberta Foundation, in conjunction with Vegreville Minor Hockey and KidSport Vegreville, is bringing the Every Kid Every Community (EKEC) Speaker Series to Vegreville. The evening will feature former NHL players Rob Brown and Jason Strudwick in a candid Hockey Hot Stove. TICKET INFO >


EKEC GRANT DEADLINE IS JANUARY 31

The deadline for second quarter applications for the Every Kid Every Community grants will be accepted until Thursday, January 31. APPLY NOW >


LET’S RECOGNIZE OUR PEOPLE!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Hockey Alberta Awards. You can nominate a deserving individual for any of the following awards: Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, Official of the Year or the Award of Merit. You may also nominate an outstanding team for Team of the Year. This is a chance to recognize the outstanding people in your organization. Recipients will be honoured at a special event later in the year. HOCKEY ALBERTA AWARDS NOMINATION FORM >


TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES RAFFLE

Throughout the hockey season many team focus fundraising efforts on a charity of choice to support. We hope you will consider your teammates at the Hockey Alberta Foundation as your hockey charity of choice. We have launched the Teammates helping Teammates raffle in support of the Every Kid Every Community Grant Program. There are only 100 tickets available, with two identical grand prizes available: 25 tickets to the Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks game on Friday, March 29, and transportation via motorcoach to and from Scotiabank Saddledome. Tickets are available for $100 each and can be purchased by cash, cheque or credit card by contacting the Hockey Alberta Foundation office or completing the online form.


ARE YOU READY TO VOLUNTEER AT THE ALLAN CUP?

The Lacombe Generals are hosting the 2019 Canadian Senior AAA hockey championship - the Viking Projects Allan Cup, April 8-13 in Lacombe. If you are interested in tickets, sponsorship or being a Volunteer at the event, email info@generalshockey.ca or check out the Generals’ website. GO TO THE WEBSITE >


JOIN THE FLAMES OR HITMEN TO WRAP UP YOUR SEASON

The Calgary Flames and Calgary Hitmen want to help your team celebrate the season with some special Minor Hockey Association ticket packages. With the Flames, your team can hold its Wrap Up Team Party at a Flames game for a special party price that includes game ticket, reserved area for your team pre-game, and exclusive food and beverage options. For the Hitmen, check out the Corral Series Minor Hockey Team Party options.

FLAMES’ PARTY OPTIONS > HITMEN PARTY OPTIONS >