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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Officiating a family affair for the Woods’

LETHBRIDGE – For Brent, Ryan, and Levi Woods, a life in the game of hockey has come in the form of officiating.

Growing up in small town British Columbia, Brent Woods was recruited to become an official from a family friend around the age of 14 or 15. When he moved to Alberta for university, he debated whether to continue with officiating, and ultimately opted to stick with it as it was a good way to make some extra money and spend his spare time.

He would eventually begin a role with the South Region Officials Committee as the lead of the mentoring and supervision program, which would continue with for many years. Along with that role, Brent also took on a role as an assigner. After taking a break from the Board, he is now back on as the Vice-Chair and lead of their grassroots program, which is aimed at recruiting more officials, particularly in rural areas.

With such a prominent role on the officials committee, it was only natural that his two sons, Ryan and Levi, would step in and join their father. Ryan has now been an official for six seasons, claiming that his love for the game was the reason for getting into it. When he stopped playing hockey, it was a great way for him to still be involved.

Levi just completed his first season as an official, which he says had some bumps in the road, but he continued to progress and get more comfortable with every game that he was a part of. He says that he would lean on his Father and Brother for advice throughout the year.

The trio were able to work a few games as crew, something that they said was a fun and unique experience.

“It makes it easier when we’re out there,” said Ryan. “When I’m refereeing a game and I know that my two linesmen are my dad and my brother, it’s easier for me because I know them personally, and I know I can have good communication between them.”

As a mentor, Brent’s best advice to a young official is to just go out and try it, and if you see a penalty, call it. Whether it’s the right or wrong call, if you saw it, trust your judgement, and make the call. That advice is something that both of his sons echo as younger officials.

“This is something I’ve wanted for a long time,” said Brent. “It gives me comfortability and confidence when I can be out there with them, and make sure they are getting respect from the coaches, fans, and players.”

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Glencross Invitational Stepping on the Ice in 2022

RED DEER - The Glencross Invitational is back! The Glencross Invitational Charity Camp and Poker Event will return to Red Deer, October 19 or 20 (pending the NHL schedule), 2022. Teams will hit the ice at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre before putting it all on the table at the Westerner Park.

Previously the Glencross Invitational Bronc Riding, the committee chose to send the broncs to pasture and instead feature a charity hockey camp. Four teams will face-off for the Glencross Charity Camp Championship, with players lining up next to some of the best to ever play the game. Spots on the team are available for purchase. With only 15 skaters and one (1) goalie per team, spots are limited. Tickets to watch the action unfold are also available.

Following the tournament, the cards will be shuffled and the chips ready as sponsors and celebrities take their seat at the table for the 9th annual Glencross Celebrity Charity Poker Event. All proceeds from the Glencross Invitational Charity Camp and Poker Event will be donated to the Hockey Alberta Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta.

“We’re happy to be back to host an event in partnership with the Hockey Alberta Foundation in support of charities across Alberta,” said Curtis Glencross. “After a two year hiatus, we chose to transition to a charity hockey camp to give sponsors an opportunity to participate in the event and play alongside some of their hockey idols, while making an impact on kids throughout the province.”

Positions in the event are limited. More information on the partnership opportunities are available in the Sponsorship Package below. Tickets to watch the tournament are available online.

2022 Glencross Sponsorship Package >

Glencross Invitational Charity Camp and Poker Event Tickets >


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.




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

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.


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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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Listening to Understand

RED DEER – Recognizing the need for change in sport culture, Hockey Alberta set out to understand the extent to which racism and lack of inclusion impacts hockey across the province. The organization formed the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Task Force in October 2021. Over the last seven months, the task force has been working to change the narrative.

June marks the celebration of Pride Month and National Indigenous History Month. Members of the task force include Justin Connelly, who identifies as a gay male, and Devin Buffalo, a member of the Samson Cree Nation.

Connelly sits on the Board of Directors of the Calgary Inclusive Hockey Association (CIHA). Pioneers of LGBTQ+ hockey awareness in Alberta, the CIHA has a spot on the roster for everyone of all skill levels. Connelly’s own hockey experience has allowed him to bring a unique perspective to the EDI Task Force.

“The reason why I joined Hockey Alberta’s EDI Task Force is because I want to be able to give back to the game and sport that have meant so much to me. I have played, volunteered and worked in hockey the majority of my life,” said Connelly. “But at the age of 17, I stopped playing, I felt different. I didn’t feel included in the sport, in the game that I love. At the age of 23, I came out and realized it was okay to be myself. My true and genuine self, be confident, and still play the sport I love. I want to be able to give back and for other people like me to feel the exact same way. I want to make sure that hockey is an inclusive, open and a safe place for them so they can play the sport they love and be who they are without anyone standing in their way.”

Buffalo is a member of the Samson Cree Nation and grew up in Wetaskiwin. Over the course of his minor hockey career, he faced racism. He chose to overcome the remarks by showing what he was capable of on the ice. His goaltending career led him to the Alberta Junior Hockey League, Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and his performances earned him a scholarship to Dartmouth College. In his third season, he was nominated for the prestigious Hobey Baker Memorial award for the top men’s hockey player in the NCAA.

“As an indigenous player playing hockey in Alberta, I faced racism and stereotypes. In particular, during a racial incident in hockey there was a feeling of fear, confusion, I really had no idea what to do in the moment. No one to turn to,” said Buffalo. “Like many players who have faced racism in hockey there was no outlet, or I didn’t feel safe sharing what happened to me at the time. Threatened that my position might get taken away from me, etc.”

After five seasons playing professionally in the East Coast Hockey League, Buffalo returned to Alberta to set his sights on new goals. In 2020, he began Waniska Athletics, named for a Cree word that means “wake up and rise,” Buffalo has delivered hockey camps and virtual school tours to Indigenous youth. He is currently attending law school at the University of Alberta.

“I really do think that this committee is headed in the right direction in Hockey Alberta and it’s very exciting to be a part of that,” said Buffalo. “When I had this opportunity to join this task force I thought maybe it was a good opportunity to have my voice heard and to have an influence in policy making and to make a difference so that no other indigenous hockey player had to deal with that and they had avenues and they had ways and people to support them.”

During the month of June, celebrate Pride and National Indigenous History Month while taking the time to listen to the stories. The EDI Task Force is listening to the experiences to improve the game of hockey for the better. Hockey Alberta encourages everyone to step up and make the game more inclusive for every individual because hockey is for everyone.

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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.


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 >


Photo Credit: Rob Wallator

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.




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).

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 or follow on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Home Ice Feature

Asian Heritage Month - Celebrating the Legacies of Greatness

Each May, we celebrate Asian Heritage Month. Throughout the month, Hockey Alberta reflects on the many achievements and contributions of Albertans of Asian heritage who, throughout our history, have done so much to make hockey the game we know and love.

To celebrate this year’s theme, “Continuing a legacy of greatness,” we first must look back at the legacies of those before us, including Larry Kwong. Born in Vernon, B.C., Kwong quickly became an offensive phenom for the Vernon Hyrdophones at 16 years old. As his skills heightened, so did the impact of World War II. Kwong put his dreams on hold to enlist in the army. His basic training stationed him in Red Deer, where he played for the army’s Red Deer Wheelers. As his comrades were sent overseas, Kwong was instructed to stay in Red Deer to play hockey to entertain the troops. During this time, he found himself facing off against NHL’ers and holding his own. Little did he know, his dreams were in motion. Kwong, a trailblazer for Chinese-Canadian players became the first player of Asian heritage and the first person of colour to play in the NHL. Kwong played his first and last shift in the league on March 13, 1948, but he opened the gate for many to follow, like Steve Tsujiura of Coaldale.

Though he never played in the NHL, Tsujiura put up impressive numbers and received several WHL awards to catch the eyes of the professional scouts. In 1981, he was chosen in the 10th round of the 1981 NHL draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. Tsujiura’s professional career spanned over 14 seasons in the AHL and in leagues overseas in Switzerland and Italy. Prior to the 1998 Winter Olympic Games, he was extended an invitation to represent Japan on the national stage. Following the Games, Tsujiura retired from playing to take on the role of head coach of the Japanese National Team. Tsujiura saw the coaching position as an opportunity to stay in the game, something he took advantage of for four seasons before retiring from the game completely.

Similar to Tsujiura, Kassy Betinol’s Olympic debut came in 2022 with the Chinese Women’s National Team. The Okotoks native received an invitation to centralize with Team China because of her Chinese heritage. Betinol became a fixture on Team Alberta growing up and played in the Okanagan in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League before earning a scholarship to Minnesota-Duluth University. After a rookie NCAA season cut short due to COVID-19, Betinol received an invitation to Canada’s National Women’s Development Team 2020 Summer Camp. After spending her 2021-22 season with the Chinese National Team, Betinol will return for another season at Minnesota-Duluth before looking for professional opportunities. She credits her Team Alberta experience for aiding in her development in a organized and professional environment to set her up in the success she has achieved thus far in her career.

The Team Alberta program is constructed to develop not only the players, but support staff as well, which is what trainer Alex Le was looking for when he volunteered. Le, of Calgary, has volunteered with Hockey Alberta on several occasions, including as the U16 Equipment Manager and Trainer in 2015 and 2016. Joining the Northwest Calgary Athletics Association as the trainer for the Midget A Bruins in 2007, Le was looking to learn and grow when he began volunteering with Hockey Alberta. Also an employee of Hockey Alberta’s long-time partner and supporter, ATB Financial, Le concludes that ATB is here to support Albertans through everything, just like Hockey Alberta.

Kwong, Tsujiura, Betinol and Le have stamped their mark on the game in their own way. Reflecting on their legacies, we will look to the next generations of Asian-Canadians to continue the legacy of greatness on the sport of hockey.


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 >


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 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.

Tickets >


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


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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!

Buy Edmonton Oilers Mega 50/50 Tickets >

Buy Calgary Flames Remax 50/50 Multi-Day Jackpot >

Hockey Alberta Foundation

Tickets for the 2022 Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Gala on Sale Now

RED DEER – Tickets are on sale now for the 2022 Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame (AHHF) Induction Gala.

You can help celebrate the Class of 2022 on Sunday, July 17 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore.

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 celebration marks the 40th anniversary of the AHHF. The Class of 2022 (originally introduced as the Class of 2020) includes: Bill Bucyk, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Bob Clark, John Davidson, Dr. Randy Gregg, Ken Hitchcock, Jamie Macoun and the 1974-75 Lethbridge Native Sons.

“After two years, we are elated to celebrate the Class of 2022 as part of the 40th anniversary of the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame,” said Al Coates, chair of the AHHF. “Gathering with friends, family and Honoured Members to recognize the inductees and their contributions to the growth of the game in our province, makes for the memorable evening for all.”

Doors open at 4:30 P.M., dinner is at 5:30 P.M., followed by the induction ceremony, and a special hockey hot stove to conclude the evening.

To become a part of the biggest celebration of hockey in Alberta, purchase your tickets to the AHHF Induction Gala on Individual tickets are $165 or a table of eight can be purchased for $1,320 (plus GST and online fees). New this year is the VIP Table – a table of eight that includes two bottles of wine, table bar service (including complimentary beverages) and one-full page advertisement in the evening’s program.

Accommodations are available at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. Reserve a room online (dates will pre-populate to July 17 arrival and July 19 departure), or by calling 1-800-663-1144. Please reference CCM-GFC 5124 or AHHF Awards 2022 – Attendees.

For more information on the Hockey Alberta Hall of Fame, visit To learn more about Hockey Alberta, the Hockey Alberta Foundation or to purchase tickets, visit or follow on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.


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

Boxscore >

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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North Grey 5 - North Blue 3

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

Boxscore >

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



Photo: LA Media

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

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

Boxscore >

Game #10

Calgary White 9 - Capital Green 2

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

Boxscore >

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

Team Alberta

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Team Alberta

2022 Prospects Cup: Day Two Recap

RED DEER - Day two at the Prospects Cup is in the books! Each team played their second game of the tournament.

In the first game of the day, South Gold overcame Capital Green 6-3, to get them their first win.

North Grey took an early lead, in Game 6. Calgary White battled back to make it a one goal game. With a final score of 5-2, North Grey added another win to the column.

It was a third period push for South Black after coming back from a 5-1 deficit, but North Blue prevailed with a 6-5 win. The win gives North Blue a 2-0 record.

In Game 8 of the 2022 Prospects Cup, Calgary Red held a one goal lead over Capital Royal, finishing 3-2, for their second win of the tournament.

Play continues in Red Deer at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre at the Prospects Cup on Saturday, May 14, with South Gold and North Grey facing off at 9 a.m. Watch the action live or on

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

Game #1

South Gold 6 - Capital Green 3

Players of the Game: South Gold: #15 Lukas Needham | Capital Green: #17 Ryan Sadovia

Boxscore >

Game #2

North Grey 5 - Calgary White 2

Players of the Game: North Grey: #8 Kale Breton | Calgary White: #7 Rhett Marshall

Boxscore >

Game #3

North Blue 6 - South Black 5

Players of the Game: North Blue: #11 Asher Halliday | South Black: #12 Matteus Lucas

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Game #4

Calgary Red 3 - Capital Royal 2

Players of the Game: Calgary Red: #19 Jacob Pidde | Capital Royal: #4 Lucas Folk

Boxscore >

Gatorade Alberta Built Performer of the Day - Landon Horiachka (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

Team Alberta

2022 Prospects Cup: Day One Recap

RED DEER - The Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre saw four games of action on day one of the 2022 Prospect Cups.

Calgary Red upped South Black 6-4 to notch the first win of the tournament.

While North Blue took home the "w" with a 8-3 win over Capital Royal in Game two.

Taking control early in the game, North Grey was victorious in the match-up against Capital Green with a score of 9-3.

In the final game of the day, Calgary White found the back of the net three times, but South Gold battled to make it a one goal game. The final score was 3-2 for Calgary White.

Day two of the Prospects Cup will see South Gold meet Capital Green at 11:30 a.m. in Red Deer. Watch the action live or on

Standings > | Stats > | Schedule >

Game #1

Calgary Red 6 - South Black 4

Players of the Game: Calgary Red: #4 Ty Hamilton | South Black: #14 Brock MacDougall

Boxscore >

Game #2

North Blue 8 - Capital Royal 3

Players of the Game: North Blue: #4 Lucas Folk | Capital Royal: #12 Landon Horiachka

Boxscore >

Game #3

North Grey 9 - Capital Green 3

Players of the Game: North Grey: #5 Lachlan Rodger | Capital Green: #15 Kenneth Petaulassie

Boxscore >

Game #4

Calgary White 3 - South Gold 2

Players of the Game: Calgary White: #12 Kyle Obobaifo | South Gold: #31 Drake Mooney

Boxscore >

Gatorade Alberta Built Performer of the Day - Jun Perejma (Calgary Red)

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

Team Alberta

2022 Prospects Cup Kicks Off in Red Deer

RED DEER - The third and final event of Hockey Alberta’s Spring Showcase kicks off Thursday as the 2022 Prospects Cup gets underway in Red Deer.

Eight teams, comprised of 160 of the province’s top 2009-born male athletes, are taking to the ice at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre from Thursday to Sunday: Calgary Red, Calgary White, Capital Green, Capital Royal, North Blue, North Grey, South Black and South Gold.

The teams will play in a four-day, tournament-format competition with the top two round-robin seeds playing for the championship.

Full tournament results will be displayed on the score ticker at the top of, where you can also find schedules, stats and standings. All 2022 Prospects Cup games will be streamed live on HockeyTV. You can also follow along with the action on Twitter.

Tournament passes are still available online or at the door for $42 (includes GST and service fee), and children 12 and under will be free of charge. Day Passes will also be available at the door or online for $10.50 each.

Throughout the weekend 50/50 tickets are available for purchase online. Proceeds from the Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta 50/50 will be used to offset athlete costs, enhance the athlete experience, and provide development opportunities for Team Alberta coaches and support staff.

The Prospects Cup provides second-year U13 athletes, coaches, trainers and administrators an opportunity to discover the qualities of competitive hockey in a well-organized regional camp and select team competition. Athletes eligible for the Hockey Alberta Prospects Cup must be registered with a Hockey Canada/Hockey Alberta program.


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.


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:

Team Alberta

2022 Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Camp Invites Announced

RED DEER - Eighty 2007-born male athletes from across Alberta have been selected to attend the 2022 Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Camp.

Invitations have been extended to eight goaltenders, 24 defence and 48 forwards to attend the Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Camp July 5-10 in Red Deer, which is the next step in the selection process for the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island.

Team Alberta U16 Male Fall Camp Invites >

"We were extremely impressed with the level of talent we saw on display throughout this season," said Michael Kraichy, Manager of Team Alberta. "Our entire staff is excited to see what this group can show us as they move forward in the Team Alberta process."

The selection process is based on the Team Alberta scouting process throughout the 2021-22 season, as well as the 2022 Alberta Cup in Red Deer, which ran April 28-May 1. From the Summer Camp, a shortlist will be established, with those players scouted with their club teams until the 20 players who will comprise the roster for Team Alberta are named.