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National Truth and Reconciliation Day

Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The day honours the children who never returned home and survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

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Hockey Alberta Hosting Two Female-Only NCCP Coach 2 Clinics

RED DEER – As part of providing an inclusive environment to all females, Hockey Alberta is hosting two female-only NCCP Coach 2 clinics this fall.

The clinics are being held in Leduc (reference number 2022002634) and Calgary (reference number 2022002638), and are intended for females who want to better understand the game of hockey or are considering coaching. Those who complete the course will be NCCP Coach 2 certified.

The introductory course includes information on team building, player experience, how to communicate with parents, how to organize a season and practice plans.

“These clinics are open to any female, whether a coach, parent or a young female, who is looking to improve the players experience,” said Danielle Wheeler, Female Hockey Mentor for Hockey Alberta. “There are misconceptions that these courses are only about tactics and drills; we cover that, but our goal is to give each player a positive experience and that can be achieved through coach education.”

Leduc’s clinic runs Oct. 2 starting at 8:30 am at the Leduc Recreation Centre. Calgary’s clinic will pilot a two-part format with an online session Oct. 30 starting at 6 pm, and an in-person portion November 6 starting at 9 am at Cardel South Rec Centre. These clinics are offered at a discounted rate.

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Those looking to fulfill their coaching requirements must do so prior to November 15.

For more information regarding coach requirements visit hockeyalberta.ca or to learn how to bring a female-only clinic to your community, contact Danielle Wheeler ([email protected]).

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Welcome to the 2022-23 Hockey Season

In the coming weeks, the 2022-23 hockey season will be getting underway. Players across the province will be on the ice for practices, tryouts, evaluations, games, and tournaments. They will be joined by coaches, officials, safety staff, and other volunteers whose hard work ensure that opportunities to play hockey exist across Alberta.

“After a successful season last year, in which players, coaches, and parents were able to come together at the rink once again, we are incredibly excited to get the 2022-23 season underway,” said Rob Litwinski, CEO of Hockey Alberta. “A big thank you to all of our volunteers and staff for their hard work throughout the offseason to get us ready for another year.”


New in 2022-23

U11 Hockey Alberta Development Program

For the 2022-23 hockey season, Hockey Alberta is expanding the U11 AA Pilot Project province wide and renaming it the U11 Hockey Alberta Development Pilot (U11 HADP). The focus of the U11 HADP is to implement amended hosting structures, player movement rules, league scheduling and Coach and Player Development Standards.

MORE INFORMATION >

Non-Body Checking Implemented at U18 Tiers 4-6

Hockey Alberta’s Minor Leagues Committee, which is comprised of Alberta’s six tiered Minor Hockey Leagues are implementing non-body checking/body contact only hockey at the Tier 4-6 categories of the U18 division for the 2022-23 season.

The decision to extend non-body checking into the U18 division at the Tier 4-6 categories comes after having implemented the same changes two seasons ago at the U15 division prior to the 2020-21 hockey season.

The tiered minor leagues are: Central Alberta Hockey League (CAHL), Northern Alberta Interlock (NAI), North East Alberta Hockey League (NEAHL), All-Peace Hockey League (APHL), Edmonton Federation Hockey League (EFHL), and Hockey Calgary.

MORE INFORMATION >

Changes for Male AAA and AA Hockey

In collaboration with the Alberta Elite Hockey League (AEHL), the Elite Male Committee and the AA Committee, Hockey Alberta has implemented several changes to AAA and AA male hockey. Changes include:

  • AEHL transitioning U16 AAA to U17 AAA.
  • U16 AA expanding to provincial pilot project.
  • U13 AA structure changes, including new criteria on the minimum number of U13 players in a recruitment area and amending the numbers at which more than one team is required.

MORE INFORMATION >

Interleague Play

Hockey Alberta and our tiered Minor Hockey Leagues are implementing an Interleague Play Pilot Project for the 2022-23 hockey season.

Interleague Play is a mechanism within Alberta One that will help reduce travel by allowing certain associations to play League games against like-tiered teams from another Minor League. The outcome of this Pilot Project will be to identify the best overall standards required to ensure Interleague play is a viable option across the entire province to reduce travel.

MORE INFORMATION >


Coach Clinics

Coach clinics for the 2022-23 season are still in the process of being finalized. More information on clinic registration will be released in the coming weeks.

You may still register for the HU – Online Coach 1/Coach 2 course HERE.

The deadline to meet all coach certification requirements is November 15.

COACH REQUIREMENTS >


Officiating Clinics

Officiating Clinics are now live and accepting registrations. Certification at all levels is available around the province.

Level 1 and 2 Clinics are in-person and Level 3+ Clinics are online.

PREREQUISITES TO REGISTER >

REGISTER FOR A CLINIC >


Respect in Sport

Parents and Coaches/Team Officials are required to complete the Respect in Sport program. Certification in the Respect in Sport program is valid for up to four seasons and is associated with a May 1 expiry date.

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 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.

TAKE RESPECT IN SPORT >


Funding Opportunities

There are a number of opportunities for organizations and individuals to receive financial support for the upcoming hockey season through the Hockey Alberta Foundation, KidSport, Jumpstart, and more.

YOUR GUIDE TO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN HOCKEY >


Para Hockey

Hockey Alberta is hosting a para hockey development weekend at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer on September 10-11. The weekend will kick off with a Player Development Camp on Saturday, designed to accommodate players of all ages and skill levels and feature on-ice skill development and gameplay. Equipment (sledges/ sticks) will be provided for new players. A bonus “drop-in” ice time will be available for those who can make it on Sunday from 9-10 am.

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Sunday will also feature a specialty Para Coach Development Clinic facilitated by Tara Chisholm (head coach of women’s National Para Team). The session will focus on basic skills and the importance of having players develop confidence, self esteem, and a love for the game. Coaches will be given a tailored course for those working with Para programs, an introduction to player development, coaching tools to increase knowledge of the game and effectively communicate with athletes and parents, and support Para athletes in team, practice, and game settings.

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Hockey Alberta’s Preferred Partners

Flip Give – Check out Flip Give, a free and easy-to-use cashback app for teams, designed to help sports families lower the cost to play by shopping for the things they’re already buying from over 700 top brands.

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TeamGenius – Turn tryouts into a breeze this year with our partner, TeamGenius. They help volunteers ditch the paperwork and spreadsheets for a single in-app experience.

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The Coaches Site – Set your coach up for success this season with a membership to The Coaches Site, where the game’s best coaches share their skills, drills, and tactics to the global coaching community.

DETAILS >

Best Western – If you need a home away from home for games or tournaments this hockey season, visit Best Western for exclusive Hockey Alberta membership rates.

DETAILS >

Traxx Coachlines – In need of safe transport this hockey season? Start with TRAXX Coachlines, a transportation and tour solutions company, providing first-class charter motor coach services throughout Western Canada.

DETAILS >

Vereburn Medical Supply - Vereburn Medical Supply is the official medical kit supply company to Hockey Alberta and is offering all Hockey Alberta members with reduced pricing on medical kits and supplies.

DETAILS >

MHA Minor Leagues Communication Pathway

Streamlining communication channels between Hockey Alberta, Minor Hockey Associations, and Leagues is a key element of the ongoing review of the Minor League structure for tiered Minor Hockey and Minor Female Hockey. With the collaboration of the Leagues, Hockey Alberta has developed an MHA Communication Season Pathway which highlights deadlines and key contacts for items such as Player and Team Registrations and Discipline and Sanctioning for the streamlined Alberta One regulations, policies, and procedures as well as those of the Regional Minor Leagues. It is intended to be a training tool for MHAs that can be provided to new and existing executive members.

MHA MINOR LEAGUES RESOURCE >


Good luck in the 2022-23 hockey season!

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Coach 1 Clinics being offered at a discounted rate for 2022-23

RED DEER – Hockey Alberta is proud to announce that all in-person Coach 1 – Intro to Coach clinics will be offered a discounted rate of $22 (plus GST) for the 2022-23 season.

The new one-time rate comes as part of the $1.5 million funding support provided by the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and Calgary Flames Foundation in an effort to increase coach education at the U7 and U9 levels.

“We are hoping that this discounted rate will encourage all head and assistant coaches to take the Coach 1 – Intro to Coach course,” said Stephen Pattison, Hockey Alberta Manager, Hockey Development. “The biggest impact on a player’s experience in their first few seasons is their coach, and with more certified coaches, we hope to positively impact more participants.”

Coach clinics are now open for registration and available across the province. The deadline to have all coaching certifications completed is November 15.

REGISTER FOR A CLINIC >

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Dates announced for 2023 Spring Showcase

RED DEER – Hockey Alberta is excited to announce the return of the Spring Showcase in 2023.

The three-week event, which features the Alberta Cup, Alberta Challenge, and Prospects Cup will be returning to the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre at Red Deer Polytechnic in April and May.

For the Alberta Challenge and Prospects Cup, this is the first step for athletes entering into the Team Alberta program.

For Alberta Cup athletes, it is an opportunity for players to showcase their talents in hopes of being invited to U16 Team Alberta Summer Camp and ultimately representing Team Alberta at the 2023 WHL Cup.

Prior to the spring competitions, regional tryout camps will be hosted throughout the province for players to register and attend.

Partnership opportunities are available for the 2023 Spring Showcase and can be found in the document below.

2023 Spring Showcase Partnership Opportunities


2023 Alberta Cup - April 26 – 30

Coach applications open: October 3 – November 3.

The Alberta Cup features male players born in 2008.

Regional camp registration will open on January 9, 2023.

  • Cost: $250.00
  • Includes:
    • 3 virtual sessions from guest speakers to prepare players for regional camp
    • Jersey
    • 4 ice sessions

Regional camps run March 31 – April 2, 2023 in Calgary, Red Deer, and Spruce Grove.

Alberta Cup


2023 Alberta Challenge - May 3-7

Coach applications open: October 3 – November 3.

The Alberta Challenge features female players born in 2008 and 2009.

Regional camp registration will open on January 16, 2023.

  • Cost: $250.00
  • Includes:
    • 3 virtual sessions from guest speakers
    • Jersey
    • 4 ice sessions

Regional camps run April 7-9 in Beaumont and Cochrane.

Alberta Challenge


2023 Prospects Cup - May 10-14

Coach Applications Open: October 3 – November 3

The Prospects Cup features male players born in 2010.

Regional Camp Player Registration will open on January 23, 2023.

  • Cost: $250.00
  • Includes:
    • 3 virtual sessions from guest speakers to prepare players for regional camp
    • Jersey
    • 4 ice sessions

Regional camps run April 14-16, 2023 in Calgary, Edmonton Area (TBD), Olds, and Vegreville.

Prospects Cup

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Enhanced Focus on Maltreatment for the 2022-23 Season

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is recruiting five volunteers to oversee investigations and decision-making pertaining to Maltreatment infractions and allegations based on discriminatory grounds.

The appointment of a Maltreatment Officer and four Maltreatment Investigators is part of the ongoing work to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all hockey participants by establishing a consistent process for investigation and decision-making pertaining to allegations of Maltreatment and Discrimination.

To facilitate these new positions, Hockey Alberta has amended its ‘Maltreatment, Bullying and Harassment’ Policy.

Full details on the policy, Section 11 – Maltreatment in the Hockey Canada rulebook, and the online reporting form for incidents of Maltreatment and Discrimination can be found on the Hockey Alberta website:

Maltreatment, Bullying and Harassment >

The Maltreatment Officer will work with Hockey Alberta staff to set out the requirements and guidelines for the investigation and adjudication process, as well as ensuring investigations are completed in accordance with Hockey Alberta Policy. The Maltreatment Officer will receive reports from the Maltreatment Investigators and issue all decisions. The Maltreatment Officer has been selected for the 2022-23 season.

The Maltreatment Investigators will conduct all investigations and/or hearings related to infractions and allegations based on discriminatory grounds. The Investigators will compile written reports of their findings and recommendations and submit them to the Maltreatment Officer.

Hockey Alberta is seeking qualified applicants to fill the Maltreatment Investigator positions. Included with this Bulletin is the Maltreatment Investigator Job Description. Qualified applicants should have strong communication, questioning, interview and analytical skills, and knowledge of Hockey Canada/ Hockey Alberta Bylaws and Regulations, Human Rights Legislation, Natural Justice and sanctioning to influence positive behavior.

Those interested in applying are encouraged to submit their application HERE.

BULLETIN 22-02

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Hockey Alberta office by email at [email protected].

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In Memoriam: Malcolm (Mac) MacLeod

Malcolm (Mac) MacLeod, a Life Member of Hockey Alberta and an Honoured Member of the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame, passed away on Friday, September 2, at the age of 89.

A resident of Mannville, Mac was involved in hockey for over 60 years as a player, coach, volunteer, bus driver and anything else required to assist to make the game possible for local youth.

Beginning in 1990, Mac joined Hockey Alberta as volunteer, including positions as Zone 2 Minor Hockey Chair (1990-94), Zone 2 Director (1994-98), and Hockey Alberta President for two years and Past President for two years. In 1998 he was awarded the Chairman’s award for his dedication to the game and exceptional service to the sport in Alberta.

In 2003, Mac received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medallion and was honoured as a Hockey Alberta Life Member. Three years later, he was inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame.

He will be forever remembered by his children: Debbie MacLeod (Garry Poliakiwski), Bonnie MacLeod (Pam Oakden), Terri (Murray) Zelinski, Scott MacLeod (Rhonda Milton). As well as survived by his grandchildren: Meggan, Lyndon, Brendan, Keyaira, Mack, Jaidyn, Tyler, Courtney and Taylor; great-granchildren: Laurel, Seth, Karsen, Jarrett, Karley and Erik; and great-great-grandchildren: Paisley and Westyn.

Mac’s service is September 10 at 1 P.M. at the Mannville Community Centre.

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ICE TIMES - Edition 22:16

Hockey Alberta News
WELCOME TO THE 2022-23 HOCKEY SEASON

In the coming weeks, the 2022-23 hockey season will be getting underway. Players across the province will be on the ice for practices, tryouts, evaluations, games, and tournaments. They will be joined by coaches, officials, safety staff, and other volunteers whose hard work ensure that opportunities to play hockey exist across Alberta. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming year on the ice.

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New Partner Announcement

Red Deer, AB. - Hockey Alberta today announced a new fundraising partnership with FlipGive, a free and easy-to-use cashback app for teams, designed to help sports families lower the cost to play by shopping for the things they’re already buying from over 700 top brands.

FlipGive also offers a free team budgeting and fee scheduling solution to save managers and parents time and energy while tracking their team’s financial health throughout the season.

“The partnership comes at the most opportune time, with the start of the hockey season right around the corner, and fundraising on the minds of many parents and associations,” said Mike Klass, Senior Manager Business Operations. “Hockey Alberta is excited to connect its members with the FlipGive program and see members directly benefit through the funds raised.”

“FlipGive is thrilled to partner with Hockey Alberta to offer a modern fundraising solution to their members,” said Beth Mobley, Director of Partnerships. “FlipGive believes no family should have to choose between sports, their budget, and their time. We hope this partnership can help parents, coaches, and managers lower the cost to play and put focus back on the kids and their development both on and off the ice.”

The average family earns $1,000 through shopping on FlipGive to help pay for their kids’ sports and activities each year. As of August 2022, teams had raised $36.5 million and counting.

Create a team and start earning with FlipGive today.>

Interested in using FlipGive for your entire association? Visit try.flipgive.com/hockeyalberta-associations to book a call with a FlipGive representative.

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Board of Directors Recruitment Notice

Are you interested in helping set the direction for sanctioned amateur hockey in the province of Alberta? Do you have experience as a Board member within a policy governance structure?

The Alberta Amateur Hockey Association (Hockey Alberta) is seeking qualified candidates for three (3) positions on its Board of Directors.

Positions include:

  1. Chair
  2. Vice Chair
  3. Director at Large*

*This position is a NEW position that is intended to be elected only if a Notice of Motion to change the Past Chair position to an elected position is approved by the members.

Deadline to submit a nomination package is AUGUST 31, 2022.

APPLICATION / NOMINATION FORM >

Hockey Alberta is the governing body for organized amateur hockey in the Province of Alberta. The Board of Directors builds and monitors the strategy of the organization through its vision, mission, values and strategic direction. The Board operates under a Policy Governance Model and delegates operations to the Chief Executive Officer. The Board is elected by and accountable to the members of Hockey Alberta.

The Board holds regular meetings, either in-person in Hockey Alberta’s head office in Red Deer or via phone/ digital platform.


Candidate Qualifications

The Board of Directors is focused on being a diverse group comprised of individuals with a variety of skill sets and experiences. For 2021, candidates with previous board experience are being sought to fill the three available positions. Criteria to be considered by the Nominations Committee for each candidate include:

I. Skills/ Experience

  • Advocacy (such as government relations/ lobbying)
  • Communications/ Marketing/ Social Media
  • Equality, Diversity, Inclusion
  • Human Resources
  • Environmental and Social Responsibility

II. Diversity

  • Female
  • Visible Minority
  • Indigenous
  • Younger Age Demographic

In addition:

  • Previous experience on the Hockey Alberta Board is an asset.
  • Previous experience on a not-for-profit board and knowledge of the workings of a board from a good governance perspective are preferred.
  • Experience and understanding of the workings of a Provincial Sport Organization is an asset.
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check is required.

CHAIR OF THE BOARD JOB DESCRIPTION >

DIRECTOR AT LARGE JOB DESCRIPTION >


Process Overview

The Governance Committee of Hockey Alberta has created an external three-person Nominations Committee that includes a former Chair of the Board of Directors.

All submitted applications are reviewed by the Nominations Committee. Through the application and interview process, the Nominations Committee will prepare a group of qualified candidates to be presented to the membership for election.

Board of Director positions are elected by the Members of Hockey Alberta at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Elected individuals will serve a term of three years.

To be eligible for the Board of Directors, a candidate is required to be nominated by a Member of Hockey Alberta, as defined in Article 2 of the Bylaws of the Alberta Amateur Hockey Association.

The links below to the Hockey Alberta website provide more information on Hockey Alberta Bylaws, and the Board’s Governance Model, Code of Conduct, and Conflict of Interest policy. Candidates are required to complete a conflict of interest declaration with their application.

I. BYLAWS AND REGULATIONS >

II. BOARD GOVERNANCE, STRUCTURE AND POLICIES >


For more information, please submit an email to:

[email protected]

21:13 Board of Directors Recruitment Notice >

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Update to Members

Update to Members - August 26, 2022

1. Hockey Canada Statement to Stakeholders
2. Statement from the Interim Chair of Hockey Canada

Hockey Canada has posted two Statements to its website this week.

The first document is a Statement to Stakeholders that provides updates on its Action Plan, as well as additional information on Hockey Canada’s approach to sexual misconduct, the National Equity Fund, and the 2018 and 2003 incident allegations.

The second document is a Statement from Andrea Skinner, the interim chair of Hockey Canada.

The documents can be found on the Hockey Canada website at the following links:

Statement to Stakeholders >

Statement from Interim Chair >

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AFHL and AEHL 2022-23 Season Schedules Released

RED DEER - The Alberta Female Hockey League (AFHL) and Alberta Elite Hockey League (AEHL) have released their schedules for the 2022-23 season. The schedules for each division (U18 AAA, U18 AAA Female, U18 AA Female, U17 AAA, U15 AAA and U15 AA Female) can be viewed on their respective websites.

A total of 1,402 games have been scheduled across the 87 teams in the six divisions. The regular season starts for both U18 AAA divisions and U15 AAA on October 1, the U17 AAA season will kick-off on October 7, and the U18 AA and U15 AA Female divisions will follow on October 15.

Fans can follow all the action in the AFHL by downloading Hockey Alberta’s official mobile app (created by HockeyTech) from Apple or Google Play. The app features real-time scoring data direct from each arena. Follow every game in real time with complete box scores, game summary and up to the minute player stats. The Hockey Alberta app also features past Scores, future Schedules, Standings and both player and goalie stats.

AEHL and AFHL games will also be livestreamed exclusively on HockeyTV. HockeyTV enables fans to watch all games from the 2022-23 season live and on-demand from anywhere in the world. All livestreams will include live scoring and in-game overlays, giving viewers a high-quality experience and bridging the gap between the arena and watching from home. Fans can now sign up for a HockeyTV All-Access pass at the lowest price that it has ever been - $149.99. Visit HockeyTV.com to sign up.


AFHL

The U18 AAA division is comprised of six teams, while the U18 AA and U15 AA divisions are each comprised of 12 teams divided into two divisions, North and South. Each division will also feature a Showcase weekend, all in Red Deer. The U18 AA Showcase Weekend is December 2-4; U15 AA is December 9-11, and the U18 AAA division Showcase is February 3-5.

U18 AAA Schedule >

U18 AA Schedule >

U15 AA Schedule >


AEHL

A pre-season schedule of games has also been posted for the U17 AAA and U18 AAA divisions. Included for each division is a Showcase weekend. The U18 division will hold their Showcase early on in the season on October 8-9 at Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre in Edmonton. The U17 Showcase will take place at the Spray Lakes Family Sports Centre in Cochrane on December 2-4, while the U15 Showcase weekend is set for February 2-5 at the Leduc Recreation Centre.

U18 AAA Schedule >

U17 AAA Schedule >

U15 AAA Schedule >

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Registration to Host an Esso Fun Day is Now Open

Registration to host an Esso Fun Day is now open! Esso Fun Day programs provide new-to-hockey girls and women of all ages with a free, fun introduction to Canada’s game. The program originated in 1998 and has grown to become one of Hockey Canada’s largest recruitment tool for girls and women. This unique program was designed to help first-time players step on the ice and start their hockey journeys.

Esso Fun Day programs are designed to familiarize beginners to hockey with basic skills in a fun, positive and welcoming environment at no cost to the first-time participant. It enables participants to become contributing members of a team effort, experience team spirit, develop self-confidence and experience a sense of achievement.

Programs can be delivered to girls and women of all ages, including the Hockey Canada Timbits U7 Program, so players can experience the sport early and enjoy the game for a lifetime.

There are four Esso Fun Day formats available:

  1. One-day on-ice:
    • One on-ice session with a focus on basic skills and concepts (60-90 minutes), led by certified instructors.
    • One off-ice session with a focus on team-building, icebreakers and an introduction to the basic rules and terminology of hockey.
  2. One-day off-ice:
    • One off-ice session with a focus on basic skills and hockey concepts (60-90 minutes), led by certified instructors.
    • One off-ice session with a focus on team-building, icebreakers and an introduction to the basic rules and terminology of hockey.
  3. Six-week on-ice sessions:
    • An introductory first day, as outlined above in (1), followed by five additional weekly on-ice sessions.
    • Six-week programs create greater on-ice confidence, increasing the likelihood of continued participation.
  4. Six-week limited ice sessions:
    • An introductory first day, as outlined above in (1) or (2), followed by additional weekly sessions which may be either on-ice, off-ice of any combination of the two.
    • Six-week programs create greater on-ice confidence, increasing the likelihood of continued participation.

Hosts must be affiliated with a local hockey association in good standing with Hockey Alberta. Hosts should fill out the online application at least four weeks prior to their proposed program date. Host associations determine which program format suits their goals and resources. Reimbursement amounts are applicable for each version to off-set the costs of hosting the program.

More Information >

Register to Host Esso Fun Days >

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Update to Members - Hockey Canada’s National Equity Fund

The following Member Update was shared with Hockey Alberta’s Member organizations this week. Members of the hockey community in the province are encouraged to review the Update, along with the documents.

The past few weeks have been challenging times for the hockey community across Canada, with intense attention from the federal government, the media, and participants in our sport.

Hockey Canada’s use of the National Equity Fund in the settlement of 2018 sexual misconduct allegations has been a key component of the ongoing public discussion. The media has reported some member organizations and participants are questioning whether their fees should go to Hockey Canada in the future.

Hockey Alberta has been working with the other 12 Member Branch partners across Canada to gain clarity for our member organizations and participants when it comes to the National Equity Fund.

Linked in this message is a Memo from Brian Cairo, Chief Financial Officer for Hockey Canada. Mr. Cairo put together this Memo at the request of the 13 Member Branches to answer questions on the National Equity Fund, how the dollars within that fund are collected, and how it will be used going forward.

HOCKEY CANADA MEMO - NATIONAL EQUITY FUND >

Also linked in this email is the Action Plan that Hockey Canada published recently, outlining the steps that will be undertaken by Hockey Canada to drive culture change within our sport.

HOCKEY CANADA - ACTION PLAN >

Please review both documents. They can be used internally and when speaking with your participants.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Hockey Alberta Office so that we can work to obtain the clarity your organization is seeking.

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Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is Back for the 2022-23 Season

In its ongoing commitment to ensure access to hockey for young Canadians, the Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is back for the 2022-23 season. The relaunch of the program follows a tremendous year in 2020-21, when more than 2,000 Canadian families received an assist.

The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is once again making $1 million available to help Canadians experiencing financial challenges as a result of COVID-19. It will provide up to $500 per player in registration fee subsidies to approved applicants who are registered with a Hockey Canada-sanctioned association.

The goal: Help young Canadians get back on the ice and enjoying the game they love in their communities.

If you or someone you know could use an assist with registration fees, please visit HockeyCanada.ca/AssistFund for more information, or to apply.

If you have any questions, please look at the FAQs or contact [email protected].

When it comes to play, we can all use an assist.

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Registration now open for Arctic Winter Games Selection Camps

RED DEER - Registration is now open for both male and female athletes to participate in the 2023 Arctic Winter Games Selection Camps.

The U15 Male Selection camp is being hosted in Slave Lake on September 16-18, while the U18 Male Selection camp is being hosted in Peace River on September 23-25. Both selection camps are for athletes that are playing at or will be playing at the Tier 1 level or lower for the 2022-23 season.

U15 MALE REGISTRATION

U18 MALE REGISTRATION

The Female selection camp will be held in Manning on October 7-9. This camp is for players born in 2004-2009 playing at any level for the 2022-23 season.

FEMALE REGISTRATION

Communities eligible to participate in the Arctic Winter Games are located on or above the 55th Parallel. Click here to view a list of eligible communities.

The 2023 Arctic Winter Games are set for January 28 - February 4, 2023 in Fort McMurray.

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Class of 2022 inducted into AHHF

CANMORE – After more than two years of waiting, the Class of 2022 (formerly the Class of 2020) was inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame (AHHF) on Sunday, July 17.

The Class of 2022 features seven outstanding individuals - including four Stanley Cup champions and a two-time Olympic gold medallist - along with the 1975 Canada Winter Games and Alberta Provincial Junior B champions.

Bill Bucyk, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Bob Clark, John Davidson, Dr. Randy Gregg, Ken Hitchcock, Jamie Macoun and the 1974-75 Lethbridge Native Sons were enshrined in Alberta’s hockey history during the AHHF Gala at the Coast Hotel in Canmore.

The Gala is hosted by Hockey Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation, and the 2022 event was the 40th anniversary of the initial AHHF induction ceremony held in 1982. Ryan Leslie, NHL host on Sportsnet, was the emcee for the evening.

Throughout the evening, a common theme among the inductees was reflecting on how living in Alberta influenced their careers, and thanking those who played key roles in their success.

BILL BUCYK

bucykBill Bucyk was a respected linesman, referee and leader who skated in the World Hockey Association and internationally, and helped train some of the longest-serving officials in the NHL. He joins his brother Johnny Bucyk (Class of 2016), the long-time member of the Boston Bruins, in the AHHF.

Bill recalled playing road hockey with Johnny as kids, and waiting for the milkman to go by with the horse so they could get a puck.

He also recalled officiating games in which fellow inductees Randy Gregg and John Davidson played. He talked about Ken Hitchcock. But rather than a Hall of Fame coaching career, Bucyk recalled Hitchcock “as the best man to sharpen skates, nobody could an edge on them like Kenny could.” And he showed off one of the red pucks that were used during his officiating career in the WHA.

CASSIE CAMPBELL-PASCALL

cassieCassie Campbell-Pascall had an unparalleled career including captain of the Canadian National Women’s hockey team, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and six-time world champion, along with trailblazing work as a broadcaster nationally and internationally.

She reflected on how she got her start in hockey in Ontario, but that she has been a proud Albertan for 22 years. She thanked Mel Davidson (Class of 2017) for her role as a coach, and now as a friend, along with Loretta Normandeau (Class of 2011).

“Loretta, what you’ve done for women in hockey across the country, and particularly in Alberta is tremendous,” Campbell-Pascal said. “Although her team beat my Team Ontario, we were the favourites in 1991, and Team Alberta comes out of nowhere and beats us.”

BOB CLARK

clarkBob Clark was the first-ever Minister of Youth in Alberta, and the face of Junior A hockey in Alberta with the Olds Grizzlys and the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

Clark, who passed away in July 2020, was represented by his children Dean and Donna. His wife Norma said grace prior to dinner being served.

“Over the years, I had many conversations with dad on how to build teams. Dad said one of the most important things was getting the right people to do the right jobs,” said Dean.

Donna talked about her father’s passion for the Grizzlys and the Alberta Junior Hockey League, and how “he bled black and gold.”

Along with Clark’s Hall of Fame induction, a new Hockey Alberta award was announced in his memory by Bob Bartlett, a member of the AHHF committee. The Robert Clark Legacy Award for Leadership in Hockey will recognize individuals for long-time leadership in the sport and for establishing positive community relationships.

JOHN DAVIDSON

John Davidson was an outstanding NHL goaltender, award-winning broadcaster, and respected front office executive who currently is president of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Davidson was unable to attend, but in a video acceptance speech said his induction was about thanks.

“The thanks is owed to the province of Alberta, and all the areas myself and my family have lived,” Davidson said. “And it’s about family… The support has been just wonderful all these years, even though we’ve been spread out.”

He talked about his parents, and recalled when “they stretched out the budget and bought my first pair of goalie skates. It was a big deal to spend that much money, and it was a big deal for me to get it, and it really helped me move along as a goaltender.”

He recalled his one season playing Tier 2 hockey for Lethbridge. They were losing to the Edmonton Maple Leafs in a playoff game in Edmonton, when the arena caught fire and eventually burned to the ground. The series eventually resumed in Taber, with Lethbridge sweeping the series.

DR. RANDY GREGG

greggRandy Gregg was a five-time Stanley Cup champion with the Edmonton Oilers and two-time CIAU champion.

Gregg took the opportunity to talk about three athletes who have been key people in his life – his wife Kathy, an Olympic speedskater he met at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, and his daughters Sarah and Jessica.

“It’s amazing, for all the accomplishments we all have, the sacrifices that are made by our spouses, the real award should go to my wife Kathy,” Gregg said.

He recalled Sarah as an 11-year-old softball pitcher, who wouldn’t come out of a game after taking a line drive to the shin, because the team needed her.

“I look at that, and the qualities she learned playing sports made her such a great mother, a great wife, and a great community citizen,” Gregg said.

Jessica was also a national team speedskater, who became a great mother and wife, thanks to her involvement in sport.

“As much as we love to give accolades to the fine people who are inducted into a hall of fame, what we really want in the sport of hockey is to make a difference in all those young boys and girls who are playing our sport, and make sure their lives are enriched.”

KEN HITCHCOCK

Ken Hitchcock was a Stanley Cup champion NHL head coach, and three-time Olympic gold medalist with Team Canada over a more than 40-year coaching career.

Hitchcock, who also was unable to attend, focused on the important of living in Alberta as he was starting his career.

“My coaching chops were all cut in Alberta, and in particular Sherwood Park. The support that I had in Sherwood Park minor hockey for 12 years gave me a leg up on a lot of coaches,” Hitchcock said in his video acceptance speech.

He also thanked the support he received from college and university coaches such as Dave King, Clare Drake (Class of 2006) and George Kingston (Class of 2016).

“They allowed us to become coaches and understood the science of coaching. They were very unselfish every summer in spending time and helping us to learn the concepts of what it was like to build a team,” said Hitchcock. “That legacy tree that they started in the early 80s has led a lot of guys who are coaching in the NHL to great careers.”

1974-75 LETHBRIDGE NATIVE SONS

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The Lethbridge Native Sons were the 1975 Canada Winter Games and Alberta Junior B provincial champions.

Team captain Joe Meli recalled how when the team was being formed in 1974, no one knew what was in store for them. But when the players and their families have gotten together over the ensuing decades, they have enjoyed telling and retelling the stories.

“Our family, friends, and the fans of Lethbridge made it so exciting for us, especially down the stretch when things were getting really exciting. It was just a tremendous time for a bunch of teenagers to go through that,” said Meli.

JAMIE MACOUN

macounJamie Macoun was a two-time Stanley Cup during a 17-year career with Calgary, Toronto and Detroit, and two-time World Championships silver medalist.

Macoun talked about the importance of giving back to the community, and focused on former teammate Lanny McDonald (Class of 2015), and his involvement in Special Olympics dating back to when he was a Toronto Maple Leaf.

“Lanny decided that he needed to give back to the community and he gave back to the community when he was 20, and he’s still giving back to the community now,” said Macoun.

He also reflected on the unsung heroes who volunteer to help ensure that others can participate, often at the expense of time with their own families. He talked about his father, who founded a junior team in Newmarket, Ontario, and was also on the executive of the Newmarket Minor Hockey Association. Macoun said it wasn’t until he was 12 years old that he realized his father had never been on skates.

“He and my mom, the amount of time spent making dinners, rushing off to practices. It’s not until you get older and have your own family that you realize how much work that is,” Macoun said.

For more information on the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame and the Class of 2022, check the AHHF website at ahhf.ca.

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Hockey Alberta accepting applications for Member Liaison Position

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is expanding the Member Liaison Team and looking for new teammates.

The Member Liaison will play a significant role in the pursuit of the vision and mission of Hockey Alberta as it focuses on providing quality service to the member Minor Hockey Associations of Hockey Alberta. Acting as a liaison based on Association size and location, these positions are key in helping establish and enhance Hockey Alberta’s strategic alliance with members. Not only will the Member Liaison role provide guidance and mentorship on items related to governance and day to day operations, but also support in the connection to member service structure on behalf of Minor Hockey Associations in Alberta. Key areas of responds ability include.

GOVERNANCE

• Provide mentorship and guidance to MHA Executive Members

• Guide the MHA to ensure compliance with the requirements of being a Hockey Alberta member MHA and a registered non-profit organization

• Guide MHA’s on Bylaw, Regulation and Policy development and amendment

• Guide MHA’s with respect to meeting structure and effective / efficient meeting etiquette

• Provide the MHA’s with access to tools and resources designed to share best practices and provide information

MINOR HOCKEY OPERATIONS

• Communication and collaboration with member MHA’s and other stakeholders are a priority focus when sharing and gathering information about minor hockey

• Act as a spokesperson for Hockey Alberta in communicating information to the member Minor Hockey Associations

• Lead and guide the member MHA with respect to Hockey Alberta Member Standards

• Engage member MHA’s in discussions that help share ideas related to growing the game

If you or someone you know would be a great fit in supporting the leadership of minor hockey in Alberta, please complete the following nomination/application process through the link below.

INFORMATION & APPLICATION >

The deadline to submit an application or nomination is Wednesday, July 27.

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Twelve Albertans selected in the 2022 NHL Draft

RED DEER - Twelve Albertans were selected in the 2022 NHL Draft to 10 different teams.

After two Albertans were selected in round one of the draft on Thursday night, 10 more were drafted in rounds two through seven on Friday.

In total, nine are alumni of the Alberta Elite Hockey League and one Team Alberta alumnus.

A full list of Albertans drafted can be found below:

Pick Player Team Position Hometown

FIRST ROUND

9 Matthew Savoie Buffalo Sabres Forward St. Albert
32 Reid Schaefer Edmonton Oilers Forward Spruce Grove

SECOND ROUND

35 Jagger Firkus Seattle Kraken Forward Irma
40 Dylan James Detroit Red Wings Forward Calgary
56 Rieger Lorenz Minnesota Wild Forward Calgary

THIRD ROUND

79 Jordan Gustafson Vegas Golden Knights Forward Ardrossan

FIFTH ROUND

130 Jared Davidson Montreal Canadiens Forward Edmonton
144 Ty Young Vancouver Canucks Goaltender Coaldale

SIXTH ROUND

162 Emmett Croteau Montreal Canadiens Goaltender Bonnyville
174 Daylan Kuefler New York Islanders Forward Stettler
177 Ben Hemmerling Vegas Golden Knights Forward Sherwood Park
186 Josh Davies Florida Panthers Forward Airdrie

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U11 HADP Final Team Listing

RED DEER - On June 7, Hockey Alberta announced the U11 Hockey Alberta Development Pilot (U11 HADP), an expansion province wide of the U11 AA Pilot Project that was operated last season.

As communicated as part of this announcement, Hockey Alberta identified the initial listing of Minor Hockey Associations (MHAs) that would be hosting U11 HADP. In addition, an application process was communicated that would allow MHAs to apply to Hockey Alberta prior to July 1 to request expansion, reduction or retraction from the U11 HADP.

Upon the July 1st deadline having past, Hockey Alberta would like to communicate the final U11 HADP team listing for the 2022-2023 hockey season.

North

(Operated by APHL)

South

(Operated by CAHL)

EFHL

Hockey Calgary

Fort McMurray

Airdrie

Beaumont

Calgary (12)

Grande Prairie

*Brooks

Edmonton (8)

Lakeland

Chestermere

Fort Saskatchewan

Lloydminster

Cochrane

Leduc

*Peace River

*Lacombe

Sherwood Park (2)

*Wainwright

*Lethbridge (2)

Spruce Grove

Whitecourt

Medicine Hat

St. Albert (2)

Okotoks

Stony Plain

Olds

Strathcona

Red Deer (2)

Sturgeon HC

Strathmore

Sylvan Lake

* MHAs granted U11 HADP Expansion as part of the expansion/reduction application period.

More information on the U11 HADP can also be found here.

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2023 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships dates announced

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the dates for the 2023 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships.

A total of 34 events will be held in communities around the province next March and April. The applications to bid to host a 2023 Provincials event will be open in the fall.

The Provincial Championships will open during the week of March 23-26, and carry on for three consecutive weeks until April 6-9. Below is a breakdown of events during each week:

Dates Number of Events
March 23 - 26 17
March 30 - April 2 11
April 6 - 9 2
League Playoffs 4

Week one will feature the most events with 17, with a large majority of them taking place in the U13 and U15 divisions. Week two features 11 events, most of which will be in the U18 division. Junior B Male and U17 AAA will be the only events on the April 6-9 weekend, while four champions will be decided via playoffs.

Most Minor Tiered and Minor Female events will feature eight teams - the host, a wild card and the champions from each division’s respective leagues: Hockey Calgary, Edmonton Federation Hockey League, Central Alberta Hockey League, Northern Alberta Interlock, All Peace Hockey League, North Eastern Alberta Hockey League, Rocky Mountain Female Hockey League, and East Central Female Hockey League.

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The summer of hockey is here

Summer is officially here! What better way to cool off than at the rink during the first-ever summer World Juniors. Single-game tickets for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship are on sale now, starting at just $40. Ticket packages to attend multiple games from Aug. 9-20 are also available, starting at $295. Grab your sunglasses, the brightest stars in the junior game are coming to Edmonton.

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Hockey Alberta hosts successful 2022 Summit

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta would like to thank the sponsors, presenters, attendees, and staff who all contributed to a successful organizational summit.

The 2022 Hockey Alberta Summit presented by Sprung Arenas, Stantec and CANA took place in Red Deer, at the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre, June 10-12. The summit brought the leaders of our sport together for a weekend of Community, Collaboration & Innovation. Focusing on member appreciation and education, the Summit consisted of presentations, workshop sessions, expert panels and social engagement. Through these various forums, we explored both the challenges and opportunities facing our sport and our members that deliver it.

The summit began on Friday, June 10 with a powerful keynote presentation from Dr. Jody Carrington of Olds. Carrington told the approximately 200 people in attendance that society is facing a looming mental health crisis that is immense, and that our children are suffering from uncertainty, fear and “emotional dysregulation”. She noted that one in four children between the ages of 12 and 18 years have a plan to end their lives.

Moving into Saturday, the summit included presentation streams for both presidents and administrators, as well as development leaders. A wide variety of topics were covered by numerous speakers and the day was capped off with a member appreciation night at Bo’s Bar and Stage.

The final day featured more presentations in the morning, and a visit from Hockey Canada President & C.O.O, Scott Smith.

Hockey Alberta is asking for your feedback on the summit, whether you attended or not. Please take the time to fill out our survey below so we can better serve our members in the future.

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Hockey coaches - you could save a life

RED DEER – Minor hockey coaches are not only life-changers, but they could be life-savers, for their players.

That powerful message was delivered by Dr. Jody Carrington, a clinical psychologist from Olds, to kick off the 2022 Hockey Alberta Summit presented by Sprung Arenas, Stantec and CANA. The Summit runs until Sunday at the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre.

“You are going to change a life this season, and probably save it,” said Carrington during her keynote address on Friday night.

Carrington told the approximately 200 people in attendance that society is facing a looming mental health crisis that is immense, and that our children are suffering from uncertainty, fear and “emotional dysregulation”. She noted that one in four children between the ages of 12 and 18 years have a plan to end their lives.

But hockey, and youth sports in general, can be part of the solution, with coaches playing a key role.

“Some of the most pivotal moments in my life happened in the hockey rink,” said Carrington, who is also a hockey coach. “Coaches, you are woven into their stories. No one forgets a hockey coach.”

Carrington emphasized that every coach will have traumatized kids on their team. That makes the role of coach integral in helping their players deal with the situations they are facing, not only with the team but in their personal lives. She talked about the importance of taking the time to get to know the players. And when they are hurting, the key is to provide genuine acknowledgement of the situation, not just an apology.

“When you’re acknowledged, you rise,” Carrington said. “Feeling seen is the only thing you need moving forward.”

For more on Dr. Jody Carrington, check out her website at https://www.drjodycarrington.com/.

The 2022 Hockey Alberta Summit continues on Saturday with sessions geared towards Administration and Coach/ Player Development – each with a series of presentations, workshop sessions, expert panels and social engagement.

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U11 Hockey Alberta Development Pilot Expanding in 2022-23 Season

For the 2022-23 hockey season, Hockey Alberta is expanding the U11 AA Pilot Project province wide and renaming it the U11 Hockey Alberta Development Pilot (U11 HADP). The focus of the U11 HADP is to implement amended hosting structures, player movement rules, league scheduling and Coach and Player Development Standards.

During the 2021-22 hockey season, Hockey Alberta established the U11 AA Pilot Project in conjunction with the Northern Alberta Interlock (NAI). The initial pilot offered scheduling options conducive to league geography, a formal tryout process (similar to that used within the AA Hockey Model) and allowed players to be certain of the level of competition at which they would participate. Feedback was positive and the interest in a predetermined top level of U11 HADP hockey continues to increase, which has resulted in expanding the pilot province wide.

Under the U11 HADP, Hockey Alberta will be working in collaboration with our Minor Hockey Leagues and their member MHAs. The Central Alberta Hockey League, Hockey Calgary, Edmonton Federation Hockey League will host the U11 HADP for their member associations, while the All Peace Hockey League, NAI and North Eastern Alberta Hockey League will work together to host the U11 HADP for their member associations.

The goal of the U11 HADP is to identify the best overall structure for the top level of U11 and to ensure alignment and progression within the entire hockey system. The Principles of Long-Term Athlete Development and Hockey Canada’s U11 Pathway will be followed, as the best philosophy for developing players is to create an environment where similarly skilled players can compete.

If you have any questions regarding the expansion and renaming of the U11 Hockey Alberta Development Pilot, please contact Hockey Alberta.


Please refer to Information Bulletin 21-11 for more information regarding the changes or the U11 HADP webpage.

Info Bulletin 21:11 >

U11 HADP >

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Registration now open for 2022-23 First Shift program

Do you have a child aged 6-10 years who is ready to fall in love with hockey? Registration is now open for the 2022-23 NHL/NHLPA First Shift program.

The NHL/NHLPA First Shift program is designed to ensure a positive experience for new-to-hockey families by offering a low-cost entry program to hockey.

Register For the First Shift Program Now >

Hockey Alberta News

Hockey Alberta will be running the First Shift Program from Feb. 11 - March 18, 2023. In total, the First Shift will be offered in nine locations across Alberta during the 2022-23 season:

  • Canmore - Fall
  • Calgary (Hockey Calgary) - Fall
  • Chestermere - Winter
  • Edmonton (Edmonton Oilers & Hockey Edmonton) - Fall & Winter
  • Grande Prairie - Fall
  • Red Deer (Hockey Alberta) - Winter
  • Leduc - Fall
  • Ponoka - Winter
  • Peace River - Fall

To register for a First Shift program near you, and for more information, click here.

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Non-Body Checking Implemented at U18 Tiers 4-6

Hockey Alberta’s Minor Leagues Committee, which is comprised of Alberta’s six (6) tiered Minor Hockey Leagues (CAHL, NAI, NEAHL, All Peace, EFHL & Hockey Calgary) have unanimously agreed to implement non-body checking/body contact only hockey at the Tier 4-6 categories of the U18 division for the 2022-2023 season.

The decision to extend non-body checking into the U18 division at the Tier 4 – 6 categories comes after having implemented the same changes two season ago at the U15 division prior to the 2020-2021 hockey season.

Minor Hockey Associations in any of the six (6) tiered Minor Hockey Leagues will be required to declare their teams in accordance with the Alberta One Standardized Tiering Grid.

If you have any questions regarding the implementation of non-body checking hockey at the U18 division, please contact either your League President or the Hockey Alberta Office.


Please refer to Information Bulletin 21-10 for more information regarding the changes.

Info Bulletin 21:10 >

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D-Op, Coach, and Trainer applications now being accepted for 2023 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for the positions of Director of Operations, Coach, and Trainer for the 2023 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships.

Hockey Alberta, in partnership with the Indigenous Sport Council of Alberta, is overseeing and coordinating the selection process for the players and coaches representing the province at the championships. That process includes recruiting and selecting the Indigenous coaching staff, registration and selection camps for players, team training, and designing the uniforms.

The Aboriginal Sport Circle established the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) in 2002 to serve as the premiere competition for young Aboriginal hockey players in Canada.

The annual event provides a forum for elite U15 and U18 aged Aboriginal male and female youth and attracts participation from First Nation, Inuit and Metis across the 13 provinces and territories. This annual event helps foster cultural unity and pride to celebrate the athletic abilities of Aboriginal athletes from across the country. The NAHC also serves as a focal point for grassroots and regional Aboriginal hockey development.

Details on the the 2023 edition of the NAHC will be released soon. More than 500 elite U15 and U18 Indigenous hockey players from across Canada will compete in male and female divisions in the tournament.

2023 NAHC TEAM ALBERTA DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS APPLICATION >

2023 NAHC TEAM ALBERTA COACHING APPLICATION >

2023 NAHC TEAM ALBERTA TRAINER APPLICATION >


For any questions, please contact Mike Applegate, Regional Manager, Northeast.

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Team Alberta U18 Female announces 2023 Canada Winter Games coaching staff

RED DEER – Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the coaching staff that will be behind the bench for Team Alberta U18 Female at the 2023 Canada Winter Games.

Leading the group is Brett Wold (Red Deer), who will be joined by Assistant Coaches Ally Bendfeld (Innisfail) and Evan Vossen (Medicine Hat), along with Video Coach Jessie Olfert (Edmonton), Goaltending Coach Marlène Boissonnault (Calgary), and Apprentice Coach Shanya Shwetz (Edmonton).

“As we head towards the 2023 Canada Winter Games in P.E.I., we are thrilled to have put together such a great coaching staff," said Kendall Newell, Manager, Female Hockey for Hockey Alberta. “The group has a lot of experience in the Team Alberta program, and we are looking forward to starting the evaluation process."

Other members of the staff for Team Alberta U18 Female include: Athletic Therapist Paige Shannon (Calgary), Equipment Manager Dave Campbell (Grande Prairie), and Director of Operations Kendall Newell (Red Deer).

POSITION NAME HOMETOWN
Director of Hockey Operations Kendall Newell Red Deer
Head Coach Brett Wold Red Deer
Assistant Coach Ally Bendfeld Innisfail
Assistant Coach Evan Vossen Medicine Hat
Video Coach Jessie Olfert Edmonton
Goalie Coach Marlène Boissonnault Calgary
Canada Games Apprentice Coach Shanya Shwetz Edmonton
Athletic Therapist Paige Shannon Calgary
Equipment Manager Dave Campbell Grande Prairie

Wold has spent the last two seasons as the Head Coach of the U18 AAA Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs, where he was named 2021-22 Coach of the Year for the Alberta Female Hockey League. In the Team Alberta program, Wold joined the 2019 U18 Women’s National Championship team as an Assistant Coach.

Bendfeld works as an Assistant Coach with the Olds College Broncos of the ACAC. She has also been involved in many events with the Team Alberta program, including as an Assistant Coach with the gold medal winning 2019 Canada Winter Games team. Most recently, she was a Coach Mentor for South White at the 2022 Alberta Challenge.

Vossen is the current head coach of South Alberta Hockey Academy Female U18 Prep. At the 2022 Alberta Challenge he was part of the championship team, South Black, as an Assistant Coach. Aside from the Challenge, the Canada Winter Games will mark his debut behind the bench for Team Alberta.

Olfert spent 2021-22 as the head coach of the U15 AA North Central Impact. She has been involved in the Alberta Challenge and Alberta Winter Games as both an assistant and head coach. Recently, the head coach for North Blue at the 2022 Alberta Challenge.

Boissonnault joined the Team Alberta U18 team as the goaltender coach at the 2021 Western Regional Championships, where they earned silver. She is a Canada Winter Games Alumni, then a goaltender for Team New Brunswick in 2015.

Shwetz spent the past season as an assistant coach with the provincial champions, the U18 AAA Edmonton Pandas. She has also been involved with the Alberta Challenge, Alberta Winter Games, and with the U18 Provincial Team as a Video Coach (2019) and Assistant Coach (2021). At the 2022 Alberta Challenge, she stepped behind the bench as head coach of North Yellow.

Canada Games Apprentice Coach Information

Canada Games Apprentice Coach Program

The 2023 Canada Winter Games run February 18 - March 5 in Prince Edward Island. For more information on Team Alberta, please visit hockeyalberta.ca or follow on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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Male AAA/AA Tryout Process Updates

Hockey Alberta has created new pages detailing the tryout process for players wishing to pursue Male AAA/AA hockey. Updates to the process have been made to simplify the tryout process for players, including the removal of the Male Elite Notification of Tryout form. Players will only need to register with their Elite Draw Zone association/AA Recruitment Area association.

Pages outlining the tryout process are available for review here:

Elite Male Hockey AAA > | AA Hockey >

Please direct any questions to Hockey Alberta.


Please refer to Information Bulletin 21-09 for more information regarding the changes.

Info Bulletin 21:09 >

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Reconnecting the Hockey Community with Dr. Jody Carrington

RED DEER – Hockey Alberta is inviting you to Dr. Jody Carrington! Her message, “Kids These Days – Reconnecting our Hockey Community,” embraces Hockey Alberta’s values and can be heard on Friday, June 10, at the Hockey Alberta Summit presented by Sprung Arenas, Stantec and CANA.

The evening is open to the public and will feature Dr. Carrington, appetizers and a social with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and the festivities beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 each plus fees and are available on hockeyalberta.ca. Deadline to purchase tickets is June 5 and you must be 18 years of age or older to attend. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Dr. Carrington is a renowned psychologist, hockey Mom, coach and resident Albertan. Her work focuses on reconnection as the key to healthy relationships and productive teams and the importance of acknowledging each other as a starting point.

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Hockey Edmonton and the Edmonton Oilers Announce Partnership

EDMONTON – Hockey Edmonton and the Edmonton Oilers are partnering to offer a revolutionized elite hockey program in the city. The first program of its kind, will include the renaming of Hockey Edmonton’s two male U18 AAA Alberta Elite Hockey League (AEHL) teams to the Edmonton Junior Oilers, beginning the 2022-23 season.

Through this partnership, the Edmonton Oilers will provide the teams access to world-class resources, including: player and coach development opportunities, facility utilization, apparel and equipment, and social media support. While the teams will be guided by Hockey Edmonton’s four pillars of player development: technical-tactical, physical, mental, and life skills.

Aiming to foster well-rounded individuals both on and off the ice, Hockey Edmonton will also ensure that academic supports are available to these elite student athletes. Additionally, to ensure that this innovative club hockey program limits barriers to access, the fees will remain affordable and effective for families, compared to other program options offered regionally.

“The Alberta Elite Hockey League congratulates Hockey Edmonton on their partnership with the Edmonton Oilers to support truly elite hockey in the capital city,” said Aaron Rawlake, AEHL Vice-Chair. “This partnership is innovative, community-centered and has the athlete experience as the pillars which will make it successful. Congratulations to Hockey Edmonton and the Oilers for continuing to grow hockey in Alberta.”

The Edmonton Junior Oilers will be managed by Hockey Edmonton’s Hockey Development Committee (HDC). The committee includes respected hockey development experts such as Craig MacTavish, Billy Moores, Dan Kordic, Umberto Fiorillo, Stephen Zipp, and Joel Lenius. Collectively this group consists of NHL, AHL, WHL and AJHL, and post-secondary, playing and coaching experience. Hockey Edmonton recently hired accomplished coaches Nathan Papirny and Derek Hemsley to Head Coach the two teams in the inaugural season.

The Edmonton Junior Oilers Spring ID Camp will run May 30 to June 1. Additional program details will be available on hockeyedmonton.ca.

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We are asking each player, in cooperation with parents/ guardians, to complete the survey and provide your honest and candid feedback - whether it is positive or negative - so that we can continue planning for the future of sanctioned hockey in Alberta.

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Battle of Alberta Benefits Hockey in Your Community

RED DEER – It’s the most exciting time in the NHL season – playoffs. After 31 years, Alberta’s favourite rivalry is back for a best-of-seven series as the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames face-off in Round two. With all eyes on the professionals, these hockey superstars started their journey at the grassroots level.

Minor hockey is offered to youth up to 18 years old with an Intro to Hockey program available for ages 5-8. To register in hockey, contact your minor hockey association near you. Due to the assistance from the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and the Calgary Flames Foundation, there are community organizations that continue to make hockey accessible to every Albertan, including:

  • Sport Central provides sports equipment at no cost to kids in need. Based out of Edmonton, the volunteers also accept gently-used equipment by donation.
  • Calgary Flames Sports Bank helps kids and families across southern Alberta access equipment at no cost. The organization works with KidSport Calgary to breakdown the cost of fees and equipment to ensure every child has an opportunity to play sports. The Calgary Flames Sports Bank operates with the help of volunteers and donations.
  • KidSport offers grants to help cover the registration costs for sport, allowing all kids to play. Grants can be applied for online and the organization welcomes donations.
  • HEROS Hockey uses the game of hockey to teach life-skills and empower marginalized youth. The organizations provides free hockey programming for at risk children and youth, offering a safe and stable environment for them to grow, connect and succeed.

Thanks to the support from the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, Hockey Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation are proud to have awarded over $820,000 to organizations across northern Alberta during the 2021-22 season through the Member Grant. The funds were used to support programs and initiatives hosted by members of Hockey Alberta.

In addition to the Member Grant, the Hockey Alberta Foundation offers the Every Kid Every Community Grant to aid in player assistance and community programs. Through these grants, the foundation is able to support programs that ensure everyone has the opportunity to try hockey.

You can do your part to give back to the game this season too! In Round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs, proceeds from the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames 50/50 will be going back to the community. The Edmonton Oilers Mega 50/50 runs from May 15-24. While the Calgary Flames Remax 50/50 Multi-Day Jackpot takes place May 19-20. There’s a chance to win early bird prizes every day and purchases can be made online.

What could be more thrilling than a Battle of Alberta? The opportunity to win big, of course!

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Eight Albertans selected in first round of 2022 WHL Draft | Full list of Albertans registered in Hockey Alberta/Hockey Canada sanctioned programs selected

RED DEER - Eight Albertans registered in Hockey Alberta/Hockey Canada sanctioned programs heard their names called during the first round of the 2022 WHL Draft on Thursday, with Calgarian Jackson Smith going second overall.

Smith was selected by the Tri-City Americans with the second pick, and is the highest-drafted Albertan since Matthew Savoie went first overall to the Winnipeg Ice in 2019.

Braeden Cootes (Sherwood Park) was next off the board, going 10th overall to the Kamloops Blazers, followed by Connor Schmidt (Sturgeon County), Hayden Harsanyi (Calgary), Luke Vlooswyk (Calgary), Aaron Obobaifo (Calgary) and Julien Maze (Edmonton).

A full list of Albertans registered in Hockey Alberta/Hockey Canada sanctioned programs drafted can be found below:

Pick Player Team Position Hometown

FIRST ROUND

2nd Jackson Smith Tri-City Americans Defence Calgary
10th Braeden Cootes Seattle Thunderbirds Forward Sherwood Park
13th Nathan Behm Kamloops Blazers Forward Calgary
14th Connor Schmidt Moose Jaw Warriors Defence Sturgeon County
16th Hayden Harsanyi Medicine Hat Tigers Forward Medicine Hat
17th Luke Vlooswyk Red Deer Rebels Defence Calgary
19th Aaron Obobaifo Vancouver Giants Forward Calgary
20th Julien Maze Everett Silvertips Forward Edmonton

SECOND ROUND

23rd Kadon McCann Medicine Hat Tigers Forward Cochrane
24th Cash Koch Tri-City Americans Forward Calgary
26th Jace McFaul Swift Current Broncos Defence Edmonton
29th Wyatt Pisarczyk Calgary Hitmen Defence Airdrie
40th Noah Degenstein Moose Jaw Warriors Forward Airdrie

THIRD ROUND

45th Matt Paranych Medicine Hat Tigers Defence Edmonton
61st Aiden Foster Prince George Cougars Forward Lloydminster
62nd Lochlan Tetarenko Saskatoon Blades Forward Bragg Creek
63rd Andrew Thomson Kamloops Blazers Forward Sherwood Park
66th Ryan Miller Portland Winterhawks Forward Medicine Hat

FOURTH ROUND

70th Brayden Klimpke Saskatoon Blades Defence Calgary
71st Owen Schoettler Spokane Chiefs Defence Edmonton
73rd Ryan Grout Tri-City Americans Goalie Sturgeon County
75th Luke Powell Edmonton Oil Kings Forward Edmonton
77th Hudson Gainer Medicine Hat Tigers Defence Medicine Hat
79th Jerrett Ross Victoria Royals Defence Leduc
80th Landon McFadden Moose Jaw Warriors Forward Edmonton
86th Corbin Sanderman Everett Silvertips Goalie Three Hills
88th Ashton Brown Winnipeg ICE Forward Sherwood Park

FIFTH ROUND

89th Jack Kachkowski Medicine Hat Tigers Defence St. Albert
90th Jaxen Adam Tri-City American Defence Cochrane
91st Caleb Matthews Victoria Royals Forward Calgary
93rd Trennen Redlick Spokane Chiefs Forward St. Albert
95th Kale Dach Calgary Hitmen Forward Fort Saskatchewan
96th Parker Seymour Spokane Chiefs Defence Fort McMurray
108th Ethan Makokis Everett Silvertips Defence St. Albert
110th Owen Brees Winnipeg ICE Defence Lethbridge

SIXTH ROUND

111th Jordan Switzer Medicine Hat Tigers Goalie Edmonton
114th Cohen Carter Medicine Hat Tigers Defence Drayton Valley
115th Finn Kallay Spokane Chiefs Forward St. Albert
126th Noah Smith Prince Albert Raiders Defence Brooks
130th Lukas Kaplan Everett Silvertips Forward Spruce Grove
131st Caleb Gartner Edmonton Oil Kings Defence Calgary

SEVENTH ROUND

134th Rhett Serfas Kelowna Rockets Defence Turin
136th Cruz Chase Regina Pats Goalie Airdrie
140th Jaxen Gauchier Swift Current Broncos Forward High Prairie
141st Samuel Laplante Regina Pats Defence Okotoks
143rd Dylan Ruff Victoria Royals Forward Sylvan Lake
144th Dominic Grieco Brandon Wheat Kings Forward Lethbridge
145th Mitchell DeCoste Prince George Cougars Defence Airdrie
149th Tyler Deakos Saskatoon Blades Forward Cochrane
150th Rowan McDonald Prince George Cougars Forward Spruce Grove
152nd Liam Magnuson Vancouver Giants Defence Calgary
154th Christian Stephanson Winnipeg ICE Forward Calgary

EIGHTH ROUND

157th Ethan Watkins Victoria Royals Forward Calgary
162nd Austin Wentz Moose Jaw Warriors Forward Bonnyville
169th Jaxen Smyth Kelowna Rockets Forward Red Deer
171st Matthew Kondro Red Deer Rebels Goalie St. Albert
176th Hudson Landmark Winnipeg ICE Forward Sherwood Park

NINTH ROUND

177th Connor Wolitski Everett Silvertips Defence Spruce Grove
178th Sam Saskiw Spokane Chiefs Goalie Sherwood Park
183rd Jake DeMone Kelowna Rockets Defence Lethbridge
184th Brennen Hocher Swift Current Broncos Defence Calgary
187th Roghan Walker Lethbridge Hurricanes Forward Beaverlodge
196th Kyler Beechinor Kelowna Rockets Defence Bentley
198th Jaden Kokosha Winnipeg ICE Forward Ardrossan

TENTH ROUND

204th Zachary Larmour Lethbridge Hurricanes Defence Edmonton
209th Nate Crashley Lethbridge Hurricanes Forward Calgary
211th Malakai Zwiers Saskatoon Blades Goalie Lloydminster
219th Jager Gugyelka Edmonton Oil Kings Defence Coaldale

ELEVENTH ROUND

224th Cade Bolding Vancouver Giants Defence Sherwood Park
227th Carson Croteau Kelowna Rockets Defence Bonnyville
231st Cole Fisher Lethbridge Hurricanes Forward Dunmore
236th Colten Scott Seattle Thunderbirds Goalie Calgary
239th Hunter Yanick Kamloops Blazers Forward Fort Saskatchewan

TWELFTH ROUND

263rd Jack Toogood Edmonton Oil Kings Forward Devon
THIRTEENTH ROUND
286th Griffin Wright Winnipeg ICE Goalie Edmonton

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Share your experiences in the 2022 Participant Satisfaction Survey

Hockey Alberta wants to hear from you!

Earlier today, emails were sent to youth participants (or parents/ guardians) registered in the Hockey Alberta system in the 2021-22 season. The emails contained a link to Hockey Alberta’s 2022 Participant Satisfaction Survey. The survey asks a number of questions about your experiences in hockey during the just-completed season.

Based on Hockey Alberta’s Vision, Mission and Values, the association’s Board of Directors has provided strategic direction for Hockey Alberta to establish strategic objectives, key results and goals for the next four years as we work towards a revolutionized hockey system - HA 2025. As part of this process, Hockey Alberta has committed to measure the player experience and adjust as necessary to continually improve.

We are asking each player, in cooperation with parents/ guardians, to complete the Survey and provide your honest and candid feedback - whether it is positive or negative - so that we can continue planning for the future of sanctioned hockey in Alberta.

There are three versions of the survey - one for players registered with a Minor Hockey Association, one for players registered in a Pond or Recreational Hockey program, and one for players registered at an Accredited School. Please make sure you complete the correct survey. And, if you had more than one child participating in Hockey Alberta-sanctioned activities in the 2021-22 season, please fill out a separate survey with each child.

As well, please try not to focus on COVID-19 issues (for example, masking, facility limitations etc) when completing this survey. Wherever possible, please respond based on your hockey experiences alone.

If you did not receive a survey via email, you are encouraged to click on the appropriate link below, and complete the survey.

If you have questions, they can be submitted to [email protected]

The survey will remain open until May 31.

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North Grey Claims the 2022 Prospects Cup

RED DEER - The 2022 Prospects Cup came to a close on Sunday with North Grey overcoming North Blue to win the championship with a score of 5-3.

North Grey went undefeated at the tournament as Osten Strickland opened the scoring early for North Grey in the final game. Gavin Harrison stood on the back door to tap in goal number two and Connor Nickle capitalized on the powerplay to make it 3-0 after the first. In the second period, Domonic Neville struck again for North Grey to add another. Nearly five minutes into the third period, Adam Cutting scored on the powerplay to get North Blue on the board. Looking for the comeback, Landan Horiachka posted two back-to-back to make it a one goal game. But it was Neville who added the insurance goal to seal North Grey the championship.

Championship Sunday’s schedule shook out to be a battle of the regions at the Prospects Cup, as each region faced-off in their final games of the tournament.

To start the day, Capital Royal got their first win over Capital Green with a score of 5-2 to finish seventh overall. Following, South Black overcame South Gold in a 8-4 decision to finish in fifth place. In a battle for third place, Calgary Red and Calgary White were back and forth until the third where White scored three unanswered goals. At the end of 60 minutes of play, Calgary White came out on top in a 5-2 win to claim third.

The Prospects Cup marks the end of Hockey Alberta’s 2022 Spring showcase events. Prior to the Prospects Cup, the three-week stretch featured the Alberta Cup and the Alberta Challenge.

Standings > | Stats > | Schedule > | Day One Recap > | Day Two Recap > | Day Three Recap >


Game #13

Capital Royal 5 - Capital Green 2

Players of the Game: Capital Royal: #12 Evan Dowling | Capital Green: #11 Owen Morrow

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Game #14

South Black 8 - South Gold 4

Players of the Game: South Black: #20 Gus Rustebakke | South Gold: #8 Tayte Hoiland

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Game #15

Calgary White 5 - Calgary Red 2

Players of the Game: Calgary White: #1 Tyce Falvi | Calgary Red: #12 Caelan Laverty

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Championship

North Grey 5 - North Blue 3

Players of the Game: North Grey: #7 Osten Strickland | North Blue: #14 Kade Hughes

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Gatorade Alberta Built Performer of the Day - Connor Nickle (North Grey)

The Alberta Built player of the day is the athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of an "Alberta Built" player. Alberta Built is defined as:

1 - Good person - Know who you are.
2 - Character player - Believe in yourself.
3 - Grit player - Thrive on adversity
4 - Leadership - Treat yourself & people right
5 - Standard of performance - Focused approach on process - ALWAYS COMPETE - EVERY-DAYERS

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2022 Prospects Cup: Day Three Recap

RED DEER - Day three at the Prospects Cup is in the books and the matchups are set for Sunday’s final.

North Grey punched their ticket to the championship game and remained undefeated with a 5-2 victory of South Gold in the opening game of the day. The second game of the day featured Calgary White who defeated Capital Green 9-2.

North Blue earned their spot in Sunday’s championship game with a thrilling 8-5 win over Calgary Red. The final game of the day featured Capital Royal and South Black, with Black getting the win 6-2.

Each game on Sunday will feature a region vs. region matchup, starting with Capital Green taking on Capital Royal at 8:00am. The next game will feature South Gold vs. South Black at 10:30am. Playing for third place will be Calgary White and Calgary Red at 1:00pm, before the championship game between North Grey and North Blue at 3:30pm.

Watch the action live or on HockeyTV.ca.

Standings > | Stats > | Schedule > | Day One Recap > | Day Two Recap >


Game #9

North Grey 5 - South Gold 2

Players of the Game: North Grey: #15 Jagger John | South Gold: #4 Brock Dingman

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Game #10

Calgary White 9 - Capital Green 2

Players of the Game: Calgary White: #15 Sam Rishaug | Capital Green: #4 Lucas McConnell

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Game #11

North Blue 8 - Calgary Red 5

Players of the Game: North Blue: #11 Asher Halliday | Calgary Red: #20 Boris Sigachev

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Game #12

South Black 6 - Capital Royal 2

Players of the Game: South Black: #16 Crew Martinson | Capital Royal: #1 Max Booth

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Gatorade Alberta Built Performer of the Day - #20 Ayden Stuckless (North Blue)

The Alberta Built player of the day is the athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of an "Alberta Built" player. Alberta Built is defined as:

1 - Good person - Know who you are.
2 - Character player - Believe in yourself.
3 - Grit player - Thrive on adversity
4 - Leadership - Treat yourself & people right
5 - Standard of performance - Focused approach on process - ALWAYS COMPETE - EVERY-DAYERS

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Rec Hockey Model - providing affordable opportunities for hockey

Hockey Alberta’s new Recreational Hockey Model is entering its second year of ensuring that families have access to affordable, fun, and safe opportunities to participate in youth hockey with a low time commitment.

Hockey Alberta’s Recreational Hockey Model provides participants with a moderately structured stream of hockey with modified playing rules, limited registration rules and no residency requirements.

As a sanctioned organization/ program within Hockey Alberta, a group has the flexibility to create and maintain its own internal processes to ensure their programming meets the needs of the participants.

And as an incentive for the 2022-2023 season, any program not previously registered with Hockey Alberta that wishes to register a Recreational Hockey Program will be eligible for a reduced rate per participant (players & team officials) for their first season.

Hockey Alberta will be hosting a Recreational Hockey Model Open House on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:30 pm via Zoom. If you have questions, or want to know more about how the Recreational Hockey Model could work for your organization, make sure you attend this session.

REGISTER NOW FOR OPEN HOUSE >

The Recreational Hockey Model consists of three (3) streams of hockey, and organizations can choose the stream that makes the most sense for their participants. Each stream offers a varied competitive structure and level of commitment appropriate to the level(s) and age(s) of the participant(s).

When programs are sanctioned under the Recreational Hockey Model, organizers and participants also enjoy an extensive list of benefits, which include:

  • Medical and Dental Insurance Coverage for registered participants (players, officials, team officials)
  • Directors and Officers Liability Insurance coverage for your Executives and Volunteers.
  • Administration and Operational Support from Hockey Alberta staff.
  • Player and Coach Development support from Hockey Alberta Regional Managers.
  • Support and policy guidance regarding Risk and Conduct Management protocols and processes (screening, complaint handling, Maltreatment, Abuse and Harassment, etc.)
  • Access to Hockey Alberta certified officials.
  • Plus much more..

If your organization is ready to join our already 50+ sanctioned programs and 5000+ participants, please fill out the Recreational Hockey Program Application.

More information on Hockey Alberta’s Recreational Hockey Model can be found at:

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2022 Alberta Challenge Allstars Announced

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the 2022 Alberta Challenge All-Stars:

Goaltender

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#1 Alyssa Barrette - South White

GP: 3 | MP: 186 | W: 3 | L: 0 | OTL: 0 | SOL: 0 | SO: 1 | SA: 50 | GA: 3 | SVS: 47 | GAA: 0.97 | SV%: .940


Defence

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#5 Ella Lloyd - North Blue

GP: 5 | G: 1 | A: 0 | Pts: 1 | PIM: 10


Defence

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#6 Cadence Richards - North Yellow

GP: 5 | G: 2 | A: 1 | Pts: 3 | PIM: 2


Forward

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#18 Emelia McDermid - South Green

GP: 5 | G: 3 | A: 1 | Pts: 4 | PIM: 0


Forward

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#18 Kara Mitenko - South Black

GP: 5 | G: 3 | A: 1 | Pts: 4 | PIM: 2


Forward

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#20 Paige Smith - North Yellow

GP: 5 | G: 2 | A: 0 | Pts: 2 | PIM: 0

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2022 Alberta Challenge: Day Three Recap

RED DEER - Day three wrapped up the round-robin play at the 2022 Alberta Challenge in Red Deer. With three games on the schedule, match-ups were determined for championship Sunday.

North Yellow dominated Game 10 with a 5-1 win over South Green. North Yellow finishes round-robin action with a 3-0-1 record, solidifying their sport in the final. While South Green completes the round-robin with a 2-2-0 record.

South Black put the pieces together for a 7-2 victory over South White. Both South Black and South White conclude the round robin with a 2-2-0 record.

It was North Blues early two goal lead that secured the 2-1 triumph over North Grey. North Blue and North Grey close the round robin round with 1-2-1 and 1-3-0 records, respectively.

After an exciting day three at the Alberta Cup that saw a three-way tie for second seed, match-ups were decided using the tie-breaker process. Championship Sunday will feature three games at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer. Starting with a rematch-up of North Grey (6th) and North Blue (5th) at 9:30 am, South Green (4th) will battle it out with South White (3rd) at 12 pm. Facing off in the championship game is South Black (2nd) and North Yellow (1st) at 2:30 pm.

Watch the action live or online at HockeyTV.com.

Standings > | Stats > | Schedule > | Day One Recap > | Day Two Recap >


Game #10

North Yellow 5 - South Green 1

Players of the Game: North Yellow: #16 Madyson Naumann | South Green: #16 Jennifer Keller

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Game #11

South Black 7 - South White 2

Players of the Game: South Black: #17 Ashley McCallum | South White: #16 Silken Nicholas

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Game #12

North Blue 2 - North Grey 1

Players of the Game: North Blue: #19 Tayah Wallace | North Grey: #17 Christina Ngandu

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Gatorade Alberta Built Performer of the Day - Sydney Klebanosky (North Yellow)

The Alberta Built player of the day is the athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of an "Alberta Built" player. Alberta Built is defined as:

1 - Good person - Know who you are.
2 - Character player - Believe in yourself.
3 - Grit player - Thrive on adversity
4 - Leadership - Treat yourself & people right
5 - Standard of performance - Focused approach on process - ALWAYS COMPETE - EVERY-DAYERS

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2022 Alberta Challenge: Day Two Recap

RED DEER - Two days of the 2022 Alberta Challenge have passed, with North Yellow sitting alone atop the standings with five points. Right behind them are South Green and South White, who each have four.

The day began with a tight matchup between South Green and North Grey where Green would hold on to a 2-1 victory. Following that, North Blue got into their first of two games on the day, ending in a 1-1 tie with North Yellow.

South Black took to the ice looking for their first win and that is exactly what they got as they defeated previously unbeaten South Green. To cap off the day, South White took home a 4-1 victory over North Blue.

Day three of the Alberta Challenge features three games, starting with a top matchup between North Yellow and South Green at 10am at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer.

Standings > | Stats > | Schedule > | Day One Recap >


Game #6

South Green 2 - North Grey 1

Players of the Game: South Green: #10 Brynn Evans | North Grey: #31 Rowan Houweling

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Game #7

North Blue 1 - North Yellow 1

Players of the Game: North Blue: #5 Ella Lloyd | North Yellow: #19 Keelyn Pisani

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Game #8

South Black 3 - South Green 0

Players of the Game: South Black: #31 Brooke Davis | South Green: #14 Olivia Imperato

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Game #9

South White 4 - North Blue 1

Players of the Game: South White: #1 Alyssa Barrette | North Blue: #17 Emma Tilander

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Gatorade Alberta Built Performer of the Day - Ella Lloyd (North Blue)

The Alberta Built player of the day is the athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of an "Alberta Built" player. Alberta Built is defined as:

1 - Good person - Know who you are.
2 - Character player - Believe in yourself.
3 - Grit player - Thrive on adversity
4 - Leadership - Treat yourself & people right
5 - Standard of performance - Focused approach on process - ALWAYS COMPETE - EVERY-DAYERS

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We need a new teammate!

Love sport? Love social media? Love being part of a team? Hockey Alberta is seeking an energetic and creative social media expert to join the organization as our newest Marketing and Communications team member, with a focus on social media.

The Marketing and Communications department provides expertise, leadership, and services to Hockey Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation. This includes: social media, website and online digital content, direct communication, media relations, public relations, promotions, graphic design, event planning and execution, photography, and video. Marketing and Communications staff work with internal and external stakeholders, including Hockey Alberta and Hockey Alberta Foundation staff and volunteers, Member organizations, participants, external agencies, Hockey Canada and its Member Branches, the media, and other partners in the hockey community.

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This is a full-time position based in our Red Deer office, operating under the direction of the Manager, Marketing and Communications. The successful candidate liaises closely and works collaboratively with a team of Marketing Communications Coordinators, the Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications, and staff members across the organization.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 18.