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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:12

Hockey Alberta Newsletter
June 13, 2019

Development-Leadership-Speakers

DAVIDSON AND STEEL HIGHLIGHT DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP WEEKEND

Only a few seats remain for a rare opportunity to listen to Hockey Canada’s Melody Davidson and Anaheim Ducks Forward Sam Steel during Hockey Alberta’s Development Leadership weekend in Red Deer on June 22-23. The weekend is focused on minor hockey volunteers, with seminars on Coaching Skills, Intro to Hockey, and Development Directors. As part of the weekend, delegates will hear a keynote address and hot stove featuring Steel, Davidson and Power Edge Pro’s Joe Quinn. REGISTER NOW >


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UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL WITH OUR ALBERTA BUILT SUMMER CAMPS!

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can reach their potential at one of the following camps: Female Skills, Lethbridge Hurricanes Summer Skills, New Season Conditioning, and Super Skills. Upcoming camps are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. INFO >


2019 ELITE GOALTENDER CAMPS COMING TO RED DEER

Hockey Alberta is pleased to host some of the top minor hockey goaltenders in the province over the next two weekends, with the male camp running June 15-16, and female camp June 22-23. This is a development opportunity for 54 bantam & midget males and 36 females with a focus on mental preparation, career preparation, vision training, and technical & tactical components. GOALTENDER DEVELOPMENT >


Hockey Alberta

INTRO TO HOCKEY MODEL FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Hockey Alberta has finalized the Intro to Hockey Model, which provides the general structural and administrative guidelines and specific playing rules for all players, ages 5-8 years. DETAILS >


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POWER EDGE PRO - TRAIN LIKE CONNOR!

Minor Hockey Associations all around Alberta have been registering with PEP to develop their players in an efficient, productive, and professional manner. Is it a fit for your association? DETAILS >


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ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME GALA TICKETS - TICKETS OVER HALF SOLD!

The 16th Anniversary Awards Gala & Hockey Celebration will take place on Sunday, July 21 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. Get your tickets before they sell out! TICKETS >

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


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HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION PARTICIPATING IN THE 2019 BIRDIES FOR KIDS PROGRAM

The Hockey Alberta Foundation has been accepted as a participating charity in the 2019 Birdies for Kids program. This fundraising program is designed so that the Hockey Alberta Foundation will receive 100% of every donation accepted on its behalf and allows for additional funding of up to 50% of the original donations made. Your donation will support kids in Alberta who would otherwise not have access to the game. DONATE NOW >


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HOCKEY ALBERTA COACH CONFERENCE RETURNS TO CALGARY

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


AIRDRIE MHA SELLING MINI BOARD SYSTEM

Airdrie Minor Hockey is selling their Mini Boards. They have two sets in excellent condition with no logos on them. They are asking $5000 per set or best offer. If your association is interested in purchasing our boards, please contact Cindy Kunitz by email at officeadmin@airdriehockey.com or call 403-912-2680.


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PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - FUNDRAISING

Fundraising is a great way to collaborate as a team and community to achieve financial benefit. Fundraising can also be used as a means to promote healthy behaviours to athletes. As a team, you should decide on a fundraising platform - the more of you interested in the fundraiser, the greater the likelihood that your fundraiser will be a success!

View the Fundraising information in our Parent Guide!


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Registration now open for 2019-20 NHL/NHLPA 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 2019-20 NHL/NHLPA First Shift program.

The First Shift is a truly unique experience for new-to-hockey families, designed to help your child fall in love with hockey before you buy all the gear. The six-week learn to play program focuses on having fun while learnin Blog g basic skills. Registration is just $199, which includes full head-to-toe equipment.

The First Shift will be offered in eight locations across Alberta in the fall, and another three locations in the winter:

Fall Programs:

  • Brooks
  • Grande Prairie
  • Calgary (Wednesday sessions)
  • Calgary (Saturday sessions)
  • Edmonton
  • Leduc
  • Lethbridge
  • Onoway
  • Strathcona

Winter Programs:

  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Ponoka

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

The First Shift’s mission is to change the way hockey is offered, to inspire new families to join our community and enrol their kids in our sport. Because we believe in all that hockey has to offer kids, their families and our communities, we designed The First Shift to break down barriers to entry by offering a program that is accessible, affordable, and most importantly, fun!

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Summer Development Camps kick off in Red Deer

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta’s summer provincial development and evaluation camps begin this week in Red Deer, and run throughout the month of July.

Some of Alberta’s best hockey talent will be on display at these camps, with more than 200 athletes take part in a variety of on-ice and off-ice development opportunities. All camps are open to the public and take place at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.


U16 Male Provincial Camp, July 2-7

The U16 Male Provincial Camp features the top 80 U16 athletes identified by Hockey Alberta working out in off-ice sessions, as well as on-ice games and practices. From Provincial Camp, a short list will be created, and players scouted with their club teams until the 20-player Team Alberta roster is named for the 2019 WHL Cup in Calgary.


Officials Development Camp, July 2-7

The Officials Development Camp runs in conjunction with the U16 Male summer camp, as officials work provincial camp games and receive mentoring and evaluation. This is third stage of development for officials, starting with Alberta Cup zone camps, and progressing to the Alberta Cup competition.


Team Alberta U18 Female Summer Camp, July 9-14

The top 68 U18 female hockey players, selected from a spring camp held in Spruce Grove, take part in a variety of games and practices. After the summer camp, players are shortlisted to continue through a fall training camp and scouting process. From there, the final 20-player Team Alberta roster will be selected for the National Women’s Under-18 Hockey Championship in Morden and Winkler, MB.


U16 Female Summer Camp, July 11-14

The U16 Female Provincial Camp is the second stage of development and identification process that feeds into the Team Alberta U18 Female program. The top 46 players participate in on and off-ice training and classroom sessions, and compete in game environments.


AJHL Development Camp, July 17-22

Selected athletes receive both on and off-ice development directed by AJHL/Hockey Alberta staff, and facilitated by the High Performance I Coaching Seminar delegates. The on-ice program will consist of both practice and game sessions, and the off-ice portion will cover athleticism, mental skills and team building as well as the technical and tactical skills required to play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

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Team Alberta U18 and U16 Female Camp Invites Announced

RED DEER - A total of 114 female athletes from across Alberta are about to take the next step in Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program.

Invitations have been extended to 68 players to attend the Team Alberta U18 Female Summer Camp July 9-14 in Red Deer, which is the next step in the selection process for the 2019 U18 Nationals in Morden & Winkler, MB. 46 players have also been invited to the Team Alberta U16 Female Summer Camp, which runs in conjunction with the U18 camp from July 11-14.

U16 Female Summer Camp Invites >

U18 Female Summer Camp Invites >

"Summer camp is a big event for these athletes and for Hockey Alberta," said Kendall Newell, Manager of Female Hockey. "The talent level that we have this year at both the U16 and U18 level is very encouraging to see, and we are excited to see these players show their skills."

The U16 camp list includes six goalies, 16 defence, and 24 forwards, while the U18 camp will host eight goalies, 24 defence, and 36 forwards. The selection process is based on the Team Alberta scouting process throughout the 2018-19 season, as well as the 2019 U16 Alberta Challenge in Leduc in May. From the Summer Camp, a shortlist will be established, with those players scouted with their club teams and 25-27 players continuing on to Fall Camp where the 20 players who will comprise the roster for Team Alberta are named.

U16 Summer Camp game schedule:

Date Time Away Team Home Team
Friday, July 12 6:00pm Blue Gold
Sunday, July 14 4:00pm Gold Blue

U18 Summer Camp game schedule:

Date Time Away Team Home Team
Wednesday, July 10 5:00pm Blue White
Wednesday, July 10 7:30pm Gold Black
Thursday, July 11 5:00pm Gold White
Thursday, July 11 7:30pm Blue Black
Saturday, July 13 5:00pm Gold Blue
Saturday, July 13 7:30pm White Black
Sunday, July 14 11:15am 4th seed 3rd seed
Sunday, July 14 1:30pm 2nd seed

1st seed


RED DEER -The coaching staff who will lead the Team Alberta U18 Female squad at the 2019 U18 National Championships has been announced by Hockey Alberta.

The team will be led by head coach Craig Perrett, who was on the bench as an assistant during the U18 Female gold medal run at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Flanking him will be assistant coaches Dayna Janzen and Brett Wold, who both recently finished head coaching stints at the 2019 U16 Alberta Challenge. Other coaching staff members include goaltender coach Engi Lim, who has experience with the Team Alberta U16 program, and video coach Shanya Shwetz, who was an assistant coach at the 2019 U16 Alberta Challenge.

"We are very excited about the experience level of this particular group of coaches," said Kendall Newell, Manager of Female Hockey. "With the staff in place, we can now begin the process of building towards another successful year for the Team Alberta U18 Female program."

Invitations will be sent out to 68 players by the end of May to participate in the summer selection camp running from July 9-14 in Red Deer. A shortlist of players will be selected to participate in the final selection camp taking place September 27-29, where the final roster will be chosen. The team training weekend October 18-20 will be the final preparation before departing for the competition in Morden & Winkler, MB, November 3-9.


2019 Team Alberta U18 Staff

Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the team staff that will lead Team Alberta U18 Female at the 2019 U18 Nationals.

STAFF
POSITION NAME
Director of Operations
Kendall Newell
Coach Mentor
Barry Medori
Head Coach Craig Perrett
Assistant Coach
Dayna Janzen
Assistant Coach Brett Wold
Video Coach
Shanya Shwetz
Goalie Coach
Engi Lim

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We’re Hiring!

Hockey Alberta is accepting applications for the position of Manager, Hockey Development, based in the Red Deer Head Office.

Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Hockey Development, the Manager, Hockey Development is responsible for the overall management and implementation of the Regional Centre Strategy. In conjunction with the Senior Manager, Hockey Development the strategy is developed and continually evaluated to ensure it aligns with the overall direction of the organization. In addition, this position operates the Central Regional Centre. This position works closely with the Manager, Coach Development in implementing the NCCP and Alberta Coach Development Plan through the Regional Centres.

Application >

Hockey Alberta is an opportunity for you to work in a volunteer-based organization, with passionate people from across the province. If you share a similar passion about working in a dynamic sporting environment, we encourage you to apply.

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Twelve Albertans selected at 2019 NHL Draft

RED DEER - It was another solid year for Alberta at the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver.

A total of 12 players with Alberta roots were selected, including seven in the first two rounds.

Four Team Alberta alumni were taken in the first round alone, with Fort Saskatchewan’s Kirby Dach going third overall to the Chicago Blackhawks, making him the highest-drafted Albertan since Jay Bouwmeester went third overall to the Florida Panthers in 2002.

Dach’s Team Alberta teammate Bowen Byram was selected by the Colorado Avalanche with the next pick, while Peyton Krebs and Brayden Tracey went 17th and 29th to the Vegas Golden Knights and Anaheim Ducks, respectively.

Carter Gylander of the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Sherwood Park Crusaders was the lone Alberta netminder selected in the draft, going to the Detroit Red Wings in the seventh round.

A full list of Albertans/Team Alberta alumni drafted can be found below:

Pick Player Team Position Hometown

FIRST ROUND

3rd Kirby Dach (Saskatoon Blades, WHL) Chicago Blackhawks Forward Fort Saskatchewan
4th Bowen Byram (Vancouver Giants, WHL) Colorado Avalanche Defence Cranbrook
17th Peyton Krebs (Winnipeg Ice, WHL) Vegas Golden Knights Forward Okotoks
29th Brayden Tracey (Moose Jaw, WHL) Anaheim Ducks Forward Calgary

SECOND ROUND

49th Matthew Robertson (Edmonton, WHL) New York Rangers Defence Edmonton
55th Dillon Hamaliuk (Seattle, WHL) San Jose Sharks Forward Leduc
56th Brett Leason (Prince Albert, WHL) Washington Capitals Forward Calgary

THIRD ROUND

92nd Quinn Olson (Okotoks, AJHL) Boston Bruins Forward Calgary
FOURTH ROUND
120th Maxwell Crozier (Sioux Falls, USHL) Tampa Bay Lightning Defence Calgary

SEVENTH ROUND

191st Carter Gylander (Sherwood Park, AJHL) Detroit Red Wings Goaltender Edmonton
199th Matthew Wedman (Seattle, WHL) Florida Panthers Forward Edmonton
206th Kieran Ruscheinski (Calgary, AMHL) Montreal Canadiens Defence Calgary

Home Ice Feature

True Spirit of Hockey Day at Lois E. Hole Elementary School

ST. ALBERT - Grade 4 classes at Lois E. Hole Elementary School in St. Albert held a True Spirit of Hockey Day event in March, putting their creative abilities to work while showcasing their passion for hockey. The students each illustrated and explained their suggestion for a Hockey Alberta Digital Mascot, which could be used to highlight the positive impact of hockey. With such overwhelming participation, and to thank the students for their incredible effort, Hockey Alberta presented a plaque and hosted a pizza party for the classes.

It’s no surprise that these students showed great passion for this project, as Lois E. Hole Elementary School boasts a Hockey Academy as part of their programming. The Hockey Academy is open to male and female students of all skill levels who are passionate about the game, want to improve themselves, and have a desire to learn and commit to improvement and progression. Their philosophy is one of growth and development. The academy promotes both on-ice and life skills in student athletes, creating quality citizens who will make wise choices, be respectful, enthusiastic, confident, cooperative and independent.

The students were also provided with a number of different items to keep their fandom for the game burning, including foam fingers, clappers and thunders sticks. Thank you to Melissa Kueber and Cindy Jeffery, who were instrumental in leading this initiative and making this day special for their students. Hockey Alberta would also like to extend a special thank you to Dominos St. Albert, who generously donated all of the pizzas for this event.

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Nominations sought for Board of Directors

The Alberta Amateur Hockey Association (Hockey Alberta) is seeking qualified candidates for the positions of Chair and Vice Chair on its Board of Directors.

NOTICE OF RECRUITMENT >

Candidates interested in serving as the Chair or Vice Chair of Hockey Alberta will possess some, or all, of the following attributes:

  • Experience in role of Chair and/or Vice Chair.
  • Experience chairing/leading meetings.
  • Broad knowledge of board governance
  • Passion for amateur hockey in the Province of Alberta
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Amateur hockey as an executive, administrator, coach or official
    • Strategic planning
    • Business planning
    • Risk management
    • Policy development
    • Financial management
    • Human resource management
    • Marketing/public relations
    • Lobbying

In addition, please note the following:

  • 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.
  • An ICD (Institute of Corporate Directors) designation or equivalent training or experience working with a Board is an asset.
  • Experience and understanding of the workings of a Provincial Sport Organization is an asset.
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check is required.

If you are interested and would like to help shape the future of hockey in Alberta, please complete the online Nomination Form (including Credentials Summary and Conflict of Interest declaration) and submit via the Hockey Alberta website.

Nominations are to be submitted via this online form:

APPLICATION / NOMINATION FORM >

Deadline to submit a nomination package is JULY 31, 2019.

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Joe Quinn, Melody Davidson, and Sam Steel to speak at Development Leadership Weekend

RED DEER - As a part of Hockey Alberta’s strategy to continue educating minor hockey administrators and coaches, a Development Leadership Weekend will be held at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer on June 22-23.

The weekend will feature three different learning opportunities for minor hockey volunteers: Coaching Skills Seminar, Intro to Hockey Seminar (free), and Development Directors Seminar (free). Following the seminars, a keynote address and hotstove will be held for all delegates featuring Power Edge Pro Founder Joe Quinn, Olympic gold medal winning coach Melody Davidson, and Anaheim Ducks Forward Sam Steel.

Joe Quinn is the Founder and President of the revolutionary hockey training system Power Edge Pro (PEP). Power Edge Pro is an on-ice player development system utilizing propriety equipment and training patterns. The system focuses on Reactive Countering Trainingâ„¢, engaging multiple motor skills simultaneously to develop a player’s small area game performance. Quinn, who was named to The Hockey News Top 100 People of Power and Influence in 2018, has worked with such players as Connor McDavid, Taylor Hall, John Tavares, Matt Duchene, Dylan Larkin, and Aaron Ekblad.

Melody Davidson, a native of Oyen, AB, has been the head scout for Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Programs since 2010. Prior to that, she led Team Canada to back to back Olympic gold medals in 2006 in Turin, and 2010 in Vancouver. Along with her two gold medals as head coach, she was also an assistant on the 2002 winning team. Davidson has also coached at the national level in a number of world championships and other competitions. She was also the head coach of Team Alberta at the 1995 Canada Winter Games.

Sam Steel, a native of Ardrossan, AB, is just beginning his NHL career after being drafted by the Anaheim Ducks 30th overall in 2016. Steel was a standout player for the Sherwood Park Midget AAA Crusaders before graduating to the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League, which included a 131 point season in 2016-17. He was an important part of Team Canada’s 2018 World Junior gold medal winning team with nine points in seven games. Steel played 22 games for the Ducks during the 2018-19 season, notching 11 points.

COACHING SKILLS REGISTRATION > | INTRO TO HOCKEY REGISTRATION > | DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORS REGISTRATION >

Hockey Alberta Foundation

Get your AHHF Gala tickets today

RED DEER - The 16th Anniversary Awards Gala & Hockey Celebration is now more than half way sold-out! Get your tickets today and join us in celebrating this year’s inductees: Shirley Cameron, Theoren Fleury, Kevin Lowe, Duncan MacDougall, Bob Ridley and the 1986-87 & 1987-88 Medicine Hat Tigers Memorial Cup Champions. 2019 Inductee Bios >

Become a part of the biggest celebration of hockey in Alberta, the AHHF Induction Gala is on Sunday, July 21, at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. There are sponsorship opportunities available or plan to attend and purchase your Gala tickets >

Reserve a room at the Coast Hotel in Canmore Online >
Or by calling 1-800-663-1144. Please reference CCM-GFC 3880 or AHHF Awards - Attendees

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John Jacobs: 1954-2019

RED DEER - John Jacobs, an Honoured Member of the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame and a Life Member of the Hockey Alberta Referee Council, passed away on Thursday, May 30 at the age of 65.

John’s officiating career begin in 1967. Over the course of his career, John obtained a Level 4L the highest ranking a linesman can achieve. He worked numerous national and international events, including serving as a linesman in six Viking Cups and several Team Canada Cups. Off the ice, John worked as a supervisor at three Viking Cups, and once at the Royal Bank Cup.

John’s list of contributions to officiating in Alberta is a lengthy one, starting in 1982 when he began instructing at the Hockey Alberta Officiating Development Camp, and was the Development Camp Coordinator for over 10 years, with 25 years of involvement with the camp. He was the Chair of the North Central Zone Referees Committee for four seasons, followed by six seasons as Hockey Alberta’s Referee Council Chair. He also served as a member of Hockey Alberta’s Board of Directors, as the officials’ representative.

John’s decades of work with officials in Alberta was recognized with a number of awards, including Hockey Alberta’s Hockey Development Award (2004), the Ernie Boruk Award (2008), and the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation Award (2008).

John is survived by his wife of 43 years, Donna; his daughters Terine (Derek) Forrester and Penny (Scotte) Titus; sister Val (Merv) Zwicker; mother-in-law Betty Hansen; sisters-in-law Carol (John) Zerkee and Lorraine Hansen; brothers-in-law Ted Hansen and Tim (Sandra) Hansen, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

For his contributions to hockey in Alberta, John was inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013. And he was honoured as an Officials’ Life Member in 2011. Officials are encouraged to wear their uniforms, and golfers and encouraged to wear their golf shirts.

Donations in John’s memory can be made to Stettler Minor Hockey, the Stettler Food Bank, or another charity of your own choice.

A celebration of John’s life will be held on Friday, June 7 at 1:00 p.m. in his hometown of Stettler, at the arena where John spent so many of his weekends.

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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:11

Hockey Alberta Newsletter
May 30, 2019

Hockey Alberta Newsletter

UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL WITH OUR ALBERTA BUILT SUMMER CAMPS!

Registration is ongoing for Alberta Built Skills Camps offered by Hockey Alberta. Your young players can reach their potential at one of the following camps: Female Skills, Lethbridge Hurricanes Summer Skills, New Season Conditioning, Team AB Peewee Skills, and Super Skills. Upcoming camps are scheduled in numerous locations across the province. INFO >


Hockey Alberta

INTRO TO HOCKEY MODEL FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Hockey Alberta has finalized the Intro to Hockey Model, which provides the general structural and administrative guidelines and specific playing rules for all players, ages 5-8 years. DETAILS >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

POWER EDGE PRO - A FIT FOR ANY ASSOCIATION!

Minor Hockey Associations all around Alberta have been registering with PEP to develop their players in an efficient, productive, and professional manner. DETAILS >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP WEEKEND - JUNE 22-23

Hockey Alberta is hosting a Development Leadership weekend for minor hockey volunteers in Red Deer on June 22-23. Sessions include: Coaching Skills Seminar, Intro to Hockey Seminar, and Development Directors Seminar. MHAs are encouraged to send three volunteers to this event. INFO & REGISTRATION >


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ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME GALA TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

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

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


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HOCKEY ALBERTA COACH CONFERENCE RETURNS TO CALGARY

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


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MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

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


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PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - FOUR PILLARS OF DEVELOPMENT

Hockey Alberta has identified four key pillars that are crucial to building a successful player and person within the game of hockey. The four pillars are: Physical, Mental, Life Skills, and Technical.

View the Four Pillars of Development information in our Parent Guide!


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Home Ice Feature

AHHF trio highlights special luncheon in Canmore

CANMORE - Mike Rogers, Mel Davidson and Al Coates were the featured guests at the special luncheon hosted in Canmore on Thursday in support of the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Gala.

Rogers and Davidson are both Honoured Members of the AHHF, and Coates is a member of the AHHF selection committee. All three have extensive hockey resumes at the professional and international levels, and they shared some of their favourite memories during a hockey hot stove session.

The luncheon was co-hosted by Hockey Alberta, the Hockey Alberta Foundation and the Canmore AHHF VIP Luncheon and Reception Committee, with members of the Canmore business community participating in an information session on sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 AHHF Gala. Luncheon sponsors included: Basecamp Lodge, Good Earth Coffeehouse (Banff), Stickworx and Canmore Raft Tours.

The AHHF Induction Gala is on Sunday, July 21, at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. This year’s inductees are Shirley Cameron, Theoren Fleury, Kevin Lowe, Duncan MacDougall, Bob Ridley and the 1986-87 & 1987-88 Medicine Hat Tigers Memorial Cup Champions. 2019 Inductee Bios >

If you would like to become an integral part of the biggest celebration of hockey in Alberta, there are sponsorship opportunities available or plan to attend the 16th Anniversary Awards Gala & Hockey Celebration.

Purchase your Gala tickets >

Reserve a room at the Coast Hotel in Canmore Online >
Or by calling 1-800-663-1144. Please reference CCM-GFC 3880 or AHHF Awards - Attendees

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Hockey Alberta’s 2019 Team Alberta/WHL Skills Camp

RED DEER - Time is running out for 2005-born male athletes to sign up for Hockey Alberta’s 2019 Team Alberta/WHL Skills Camp.

The camp, for U15 players, is set to run June 7-9, 2019 in Calgary at East Calgary Twin Arenas. The cost of the camp is $300.

Register >

The WHL Skills Camp provides athletes with the opportunity to learn from an impressive array of instructors, including instructors from the WHL. Participants will be divided into eight teams for the weekend, and participate in a variety of activities, including:

  • Friday: On and Off-Ice Combine testing
  • Saturday: Team Alberta/WHL presentation, Yoga, and two skill sessions.
  • Sunday: one skill session, a dry land session and the event will wrap up with a game officiated by the WHL Officials Development Camp.
  • Goaltenders will also participate in an on and off-ice goaltender session.

NOTE: Only Hockey Canada/Hockey Alberta Registered Athletes are eligible to register.

The camp will focus on skill development and proper training techniques, and provides athletes with information about the Team Alberta process, information on the WHL, while challenging players to excel on and off the ice. The maximum capacity for the camp is 168 athletes. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please contact Dustin Moore, Coordinator, Team Alberta


About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.

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2020 Provincial Championship Trial

RED DEER - During the 2018-19 hockey season, Hockey Alberta completed a trial project at the Peewee division to implement, test and review a new Provincial Championship Model under the Alberta One initiative. Under this trial, the previous Peewee A-D Provincial Championships transitioned to Peewee Tiers 1-4, with teams qualifying as League Champions from six Minor Leagues/organizations.

Representatives from Hockey Alberta’s Minor Regulations and Minor Leagues Committees have reviewed the data and feedback from the trial project in order to make the most informed decision going in to the 2020 Provincial Championships.

Committee members believe the trial project was successful in laying the foundation for the possible Provincial Championship structure of the future. However, it was agreed that one season is not enough to make a final decision related to the Provincial Championship structure.

Therefore, based on the review of the 2019 Peewee division trial project and taking into consideration results at the Bantam and Midget Zone Provincial Playdowns and Provincial Championships, which saw teams categorized based off league play, tiering, tournament and exhibition play through Minor Regulation 9.1 (c), it has been unanimously agreed to extend and amend the Provincial Championship Trial Project for the 2019-2020 season.

Under the revised trial project, the previous A-D Provincial Championships at the Peewee, Bantam and Midget divisions will move into Tiers 1-4. Teams will not participate in Zone Playdowns, but will instead qualify as League Champions from the following leagues/ organizations:

Hockey Calgary
Hockey Edmonton
Central Alberta Hockey League
Northern Alberta Interlock
All Peace Hockey League
North Eastern Alberta Hockey League

The Bantam Tiers 1-4 Provincial Championship Tournaments will take place on the weekend of March 19-22, 2020, while the Peewee and Midget Tiers 1-4 Provincial Championship Tournaments will happen on the weekend of March 26-29, 2020.

The events will consist of eight teams comprised of the league winners from the six above mentioned leagues/ organizations, one host team and one league runner-up that will be identified as a wild card team by the Minor Regulations and Minor Leagues Committees. Leagues/organizations will be scheduling play to ensure that league champions are determined no later than Sunday, March 8 (Bantam) and Sunday, March 15 (Peewee and Midget).

Provincial Championships at the Atom division will remain unchanged from past seasons. Minor Hockey Associations will declare their teams by December 1 with Zone Playdowns commencing in January.

BULLETIN 18:14 - 2020 Provincial Championship Trial Project

If you have any questions regarding the 2020 Provincial Championship Trial Project, please contact either your Zone Minor Regulations Coordinator or Bryden Burrell, Coordinator of Hockey Programs (bburrell@hockeyalberta.ca).

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Hockey Alberta to host Goalie Coach Seminar this weekend

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta will be hosting a Goalie Coach Seminar this Saturday, May 25 in Red Deer.

Over 50 delegates from around the province will gather at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre for a day full of learning sessions on a variety of different goalie topics from a highly esteemed group of presenters. Topics to be covered include:

  • Developmental Philosophy
  • Building a Minor Hockey Goalie Plan
  • Incorporating a Goalie Coach
  • Grassroots and Elite Programming
  • Practice Inclusion and Habits
  • Mental Health and Preparation

This seminar follows the 2018-19 Goalie Development Plan which has identified a need to support the development and education around all areas of the position of goaltender. The plan focuses on many areas, including implementation of specific training/development sessions, a clear and concise goalie evaluation policy, and implementation of off ice training.

The Goalie Coach Seminar will feature the following presenters:

DUSTIN SCHWARTZ • Edmonton Oilers Goalie Coach (NHL)
• Former Edmonton Oil Kings Goalie Coach (WHL)
MATT WENINGER • Regional Manager and Provincial Goaltending Lead for Hockey Alberta
• Moose Jaw Warriors Goalie Coach (WHL)
IAN GORDON • Regional Goalie Lead for Hockey Alberta and Owner of Ian Gordon Goaltending
• Seattle Thunderbirds Goalie Coach (WHL)
DEREK PURFIELD

• Regional Goaltending Lead for Hockey Alberta, Team Alberta U16 Goalie Coach
• Okotoks Oilers Goalie Coach (AJHL)

KRAYMER BARNSTABLE • Regional Goaltending Lead for Hockey Alberta and Owner of Stable in Net Goaltending
• Red Deer Rebels Goalie Coach (WHL)
BARRY MEDORI • Coach Consultant for Team Alberta and Team Canada U17
• Former AJHL Head Coach
BOB WILKIE • Former NHL player
• Mental Performance Coach at I Got Mind
DAVID MARCOUX • Former Goalie Coach with the Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
• Owner of David Marcoux Goaltending

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2019 Team Alberta Peewee Skills Camp

RED DEER - Alberta males born in 2006 have the unique opportunity to participate in Hockey Alberta’s fourth annual Team Alberta Peewee Skills Camp.

The camp takes place in Calgary at the Cardel Rec South Arena on June 21-23. This Skills Camp will focus on skill development, checking skills, proper training techniques, and will provide athletes with information about the Team Alberta process.

Register >

The camp will consist of three sessions:

  • Checking Development
  • Position Specific training
  • Goal Scoring and Hockey Sense

The camp also includes a Team Alberta/Alberta Built presentation, a Long-Term Player Development Session, and will wrap up with a full three-period game.

NOTE: Only Hockey Canada/Hockey Alberta Registered Athletes are eligible to register.

This camp is open to 126 athletes (72 forwards, 36 defence, 18 goalies). Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.


For more information, please contact Dustin Moore, Coordinator, Team Alberta

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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:10

Hockey Alberta Newsletter
May 16, 2019

Hockey Alberta

NORTH YELLOW WINS THE 2019 ALBERTA CHALLENGE!

The 2019 Alberta Challenge wrapped up in Leduc on Sunday, May 5 with North Yellow skating to a 5-2 victory over North Blue in the championship game. DETAILS > | ALL-STARS >


Hockey Alberta

NORTH GREY WINS THE 2019 PEEWEE PROSPECTS CUP

North Grey won the all-northern championship match-up over North Blue 6-2 to claim the 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup in Lethbridge. DETAILS >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

BROOKS PLAYS HOST TO THE 2019 NATIONAL JUNIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2019 National Junior A Championship is currently taking place in Brooks with the AJHL’s Bandits serving as the host team. The championship game goes Sunday (May 19) at 3pm. DETAILS > | SCHEDULE > | STATS > | STANDINGS >


Hockey Alberta

TEAM ALBERTA U18 FEMALE NAMES COACHING STAFF FOR 2019 U18 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The coaching staff who will lead the Team Alberta U18 Female squad at the 2019 U18 Nationals has been announced by Hockey Alberta. Craig Perrett, Dayna Janzen, Brett Wold, Engi Lim, and Shanya Shwetz will be leading the team when they take to the ice in Morden & Winkler, MB in November. DETAILS >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

GET READY FOR NEXT SEASON WITH OUR ALBERTA BUILT SUMMER CAMPS!

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


Hockey Alberta

TEAM ALBERTA U16 SUMMER CAMP INVITES ANNOUNCED

Eighty 2004-born male athletes from across Alberta are about to take the next step in Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program. Invitations have been extended to the players to attend the Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Camp July 1-7 in Red Deer, which is the next step in the selection process for the 2019 WHL Cup in Calgary. INVITES >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP WEEKEND - JUNE 22-23

Hockey Alberta is hosting a Development Leadership weekend for minor hockey volunteers in Red Deer on June 22-23. Sessions include: Coaching Skills Seminar, Intro to Hockey Seminar, and Development Directors Seminar. MHAs are encouraged to send three volunteers to this event. INFO & REGISTRATION >


Hockey Alberta

TICKETS ON SALE FOR WORLD U17 CHALLENGE IN MEDICINE HAT & SWIFT CURRENT

The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge - an international showcase of the best young hockey talent in the world - will be co-hosted by Medicine Hat and Swift Current in November 2019. TICKETS >


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ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME GALA TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

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

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


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC

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


Hockey Alberta

DEVELOPMENT 1 COACHING CLINICS HAPPENING THIS SUMMER

Hockey Alberta will be hosting three Development 1 coaching clinics this summer in Edmonton, Medicine Hat, and Okotoks. INFO >


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

HOCKEY ALBERTA COACH CONFERENCE RETURNS TO CALGARY

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


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MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

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


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

INTRO TO HOCKEY - RINK DIVIDERS - DEADLINE TO ORDER IS JUNE 1

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


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - LESSONS FROM BEHIND THE GLASS

In a 10 point video series produced by BC Hockey, Allyson Tufts, author of "Lessons from Behind the Glass", provides insight on how to provide your child with a positive hockey experience.

View our Lessons from Behind the Glass information in our Parent Guide!


Hockey Alberta Newsletter

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2019 Team Alberta U18 staff announced

RED DEER -The coaching staff who will lead the Team Alberta U18 Female squad at the 2019 U18 National Championships has been announced by Hockey Alberta.

The team will be led by head coach Craig Perrett, who was on the bench as an assistant during the U18 Female gold medal run at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Flanking him will be assistant coaches Dayna Janzen and Brett Wold, who both recently finished head coaching stints at the 2019 U16 Alberta Challenge. Other coaching staff members include goaltender coach Engi Lim, who has experience with the Team Alberta U16 program, and video coach Shanya Shwetz, who was an assistant coach at the 2019 U16 Alberta Challenge.

"We are very excited about the experience level of this particular group of coaches," said Kendall Newell, Manager of Female Hockey. "With the staff in place, we can now begin the process of building towards another successful year for the Team Alberta U18 Female program."

Invitations will be sent out to 68 players by the end of May to participate in the summer selection camp running from July 9-14 in Red Deer. A shortlist of players will be selected to participate in the final selection camp taking place September 27-29, where the final roster will be chosen. The team training weekend October 18-20 will be the final preparation before departing for the competition in Morden & Winkler, MB, November 3-9.


2019 Team Alberta U18 Staff

Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the team staff that will lead Team Alberta U18 Female at the 2019 U18 Nationals.

STAFF
POSITION NAME
Director of Operations
Kendall Newell
Coach Mentor
Barry Medori
Head Coach Craig Perrett
Assistant Coach
Dayna Janzen
Assistant Coach Brett Wold
Video Coach
Shanya Shwetz
Goalie Coach
Engi Lim

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North Grey wins the 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup

LETHBRIDGE - The Peewee Prospects Cup has a long trip home from Lethbridge, as North Grey skated to a 6-2 win over North Blue to claim the 2019 title.

North Grey went wire-to-wire as the top team of the tournament, finishing with a perfect 5-0 record.

It was the first win for Head Coach John Sexsmith, a long-time coach with the Team Alberta program.

Earlier in the day, Calgary Red took the B Final with a 3-1 win over Capital Green.

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


B Final

Calgary Red 3 - Capital Green 1

Boxscore >


Championship Final

North Grey 6 - North Blue 2

Boxscore >


Hockey Alberta

Alberta Built Player of the Day

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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2019 Peewee Prospects Cup: Day Three Recap

LETHBRIDGE - Day Three of the 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup is in the books, and the Championship Final is set.

It will be an all-North battle for the Cup on Sunday, as North Grey and North Blue both punched their ticket to the Championship Final with 7-4 and 2-1 wins over Calgary Red and Capital Green, respectively.Calgary Red and Capital Green will meet in the B Final.

The B Final is set for Sunday at 9:00am, and the Championship Final will follow at 11:30am.

Later in the day, Calgary White defeated Capital Royal 5-2 in the C final, while South Yellow defeated South Black 4-2 in the D Final.

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


Semi-Final 1

North Grey 7 - Calgary Red 4

Boxscore >


Semi-Final 2

North Blue 2 - Capital Green 1

Boxscore >


C Final

Calgary White 5 - Capital Royal 2

Boxscore >


D Final

South Yellow 4 - South Black 2

Boxscore >


Hockey Alberta

Alberta Built Player of the Day

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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Brooks welcomes the 2019 National Junior A Championship

RED DEER - The Brooks Bandits are set to welcome four regional champions to the 49th edition of the National Junior A Championship, May 11-19.

The host Bandits will compete with the Oakville Blades (Central), Ottawa Jr. Senators (East), Prince George Spruce Kings (Pacific) and Portage Terriers (West) at the Centennial Regional Arena.

"Brooks has been waiting nearly a decade for this moment and we can’t wait for the Centennial Regional Arena to host a major national event that Bandit fans have come to know and love,” said Tyler King, chair of the host committee and business manager with the Bandits. “We want everyone to leave this place amazed by the quality of event and community that we’ll be showing them. None of this would be possible without hundreds of hours of work from the incredible hockey fans that surround this region. We’d like to thank everyone who made this possible and can’t wait to show what we’ve got!"

Organizers announced that limited ticket packages are still available at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets. In addition, limited single-game tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m. on each game day.

The 2019 National Junior A Championship features 10 preliminary-round games, including the Bandits’ tournament-opener against Oakville at 7 p.m. MT on May 11, along with two semifinals and the championship game.

TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, will broadcast the championship game at 3 p.m. MT on May 19, while all other games will be available via live stream at HockeyCanada.ca/NJAC.

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2019 Peewee Prospects Cup: Day Two Recap

LETHBRIDGE - Day two of the 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup saw round-robin play wrap up, with Calgary Red, Capital Green, North Blue and North Grey all earning spots in Saturday’s semi-finals.

North Grey won both its games on Friday to finish atop Pool A with a perfect 3-0 record, while Capital Green battled back to tie South Yellow 2-2, and then defeated Calgary White 5-3 to secure second place.

North Grey will now face Calgary Red in the first semi-final game on Saturday at 11:30am, with Capital Green and North Blue going head-to-head in the second semi-final game at 2:00pm.

In Pool B action, North Blue beat South Black 4-1 to earn first place in Pool B, and Calgary Red scored a late goal to defeat Capital Royal 2-1.

Calgary White and Capital Royal will meet in the C Final on Friday at 4:30pm, and South Black and South Yellow will play in the D final at 7:00pm.

The B Final is set for Sunday at 9:00am, and the Championship Final will follow at 11:30am.

Standings > | Leaders > | Schedule > | Day One Recap >


Game #7

North Grey 4 - Calgary White 3

Boxscore >


Game #8

South Yellow 2 - Capital Green 2

Boxscore >


Game #9

North Blue 4 - South Black 1

Boxscore >


Game #10

Calgary Red 2 - Capital 1

Boxscore >


Game #11

North Grey 4 - South Yellow 0

Boxscore >


Game #12

Capital Green 5 - Calgary White 3

Boxscore >


Hockey Alberta

Alberta Built Player of the Day

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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Six Alberta officials set to work National Jr. A Championship

RED DEER - Alberta is well-represented on the officiating crew for the 2019 National Junior A Championship in Brooks that starts Saturday.

One referee and five linesmen from Alberta have been assigned to work the national championship hosted by the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Brooks Bandits. Other participating teams include the Oakville Blades, Ottawa Jr Senators, Portage Terriers and Prince George Spruce Kings.

Alberta’s officiating contingent is led by referee Kevin Webinger of Calgary. Webinger has been refereeing for 18 years and obtained his Level 6 in 2015. He has worked in the WHL, AJHL and USports for nine seasons and Para-Ice Hockey since 2011, including the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Korea. Notable assignments include this year include CJHL Top Prospects game, Allan Cup, and the World Para Ice Hockey Championships in the Czech Republic.

Five Alberta linesmen also bring an impressive amount experience to the event. Linesmen are also working the event:

  • Travis Toomey: notable assignments include 2017-18 AJHL playoffs, 2018-19 WHL playoffs and AJHL finals, and the 2019 Doyle Cup.
  • Devin Kohlhauser: graduate of 2014 Hockey Alberta Officials’ Development Camp; notable assignments include 2015 Mac’s Tournament and Officials Program of Excellence; 2016 World U17 Challenge; 2017 NHL/CHL Camp; 2018 WHL Canada/Russia Series, CHL Prospects Game; and 2019 Doyle Cup.
  • Ethan Cronkhite: 15 years of experience including five seasons working WHL, CIS, and Jr. A; notable assignments include 2012 Telus Cup, 2016 WHL Canada/Russia Series, 2017 World U17 Championship, and 2019 AJHL finals and Allan Cup.
  • Jason Nedinis: has worked in the WHL and USports since 2015, and AJHL since 2013; notable assignments include 2019 CJHL Prospects Game, 2018 and 2019 Doyle Cup, 2018 World Jr. A Challenge gold medal game, and 2012 Telus Cup.
  • Deion Foster: notable assignments include 2012 Telus Cup, 2015 Western Canada Cup, 2016 RBC Cup, 2017 World Jr. Championship, 2019 University Cup, 2018 CIBC Canada/Russia Series, 2019 WHL finals, six AJHL finals, and two Doyle Cups.

Home Ice Feature

Grade 5 Girls Introduced to Hockey Basics

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta staff took part in the 16th annual Go Girl event at the Collicutt Centre on Thursday to introduce over 100 Grade 5 girls to floor hockey. The girls worked on the basics of passing and stick handling, culminating in fun small area games.

Go Girl, with Red Deer College’s Be Fit For Life Centre, is a one day event with a focus on physical activity, health and confidence for young girls. This year had nearly 800 Grade 5 girls from Red Deer schools participate to gain new skills and knowledge while building friendships. Each student got to experience four different session through the day.

If you have a daughter who has an interest in hockey or has been playing for a number of years – there are a number of great opportunities for her to become involved in female hockey in Alberta.

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2019 Peewee Prospects Cup: Day One Recap

LETHBRIDGE - After a busy opening day of the 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup, six games are in the books, with six of eight teams earning a point.

Calgary White and North Grey both sit atop Pool A after victories over South Yellow and Capital Green, respectively.

Pool B remains wide open after two games for each team, with all four earning at least one point. North Blue leads the way with three points following a 7-2 win over Capital Royal, and a 4-4 tie with Calgary Red.

Day two features six more games of round-robin play, with Calgary White and North Grey kicking things off at 9am.

Standings > | Leaders > | Schedule >


Game #1

South Black 3 - Calgary Red 3

Boxscore >


Game #2

North Blue 7 - Capital Royal 2

Boxscore >


Game #3

North Grey 7 - Capital Green 2

Boxscore >


Game #4

Calgary White 4 - South Yellow 3

Boxscore >


Game #5

North Blue 4 - Calgary Red 4

Boxscore >


Game #6

Capital Royal 7 - South Black 4

Boxscore >


Hockey Alberta

Alberta Built Player of the Day

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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Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Camp invites announced

RED DEER - Eighty 2004-born male athletes from across Alberta are about to take the next step in Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program.

Invitations have been extended to the players to attend the Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Camp July 1-7 in Red Deer, which is the next step in the selection process for the 2019 WHL Cup in Calgary.

U16 Male Summer Camp Invites >

"We saw an outstanding level of talent at the 2019 Alberta Cup in Red Deer," said Michael Kraichy, Manager of Team Alberta. "It wasn’t an easy task for our staff to select the eighty players to attend Summer Camp, but we’re excited to see what this group can show us as they move forward in the Team Alberta process.

The list includes eight goalies, 24 defence, and 48 forwards. The selection process is based on the Team Alberta scouting process throughout the 2018-19 season, as well as the 2019 Alberta Cup in Red Deer in April. 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.


2019 Team Alberta U16 staff announced

Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the team staff that will lead Team Alberta U16 Male at the 2019 WHL Cup.

STAFF
POSITION NAME
Director of Hockey Operations
Michael Kraichy
Coach Mentor
Barry Medori
Head Scout
Bobby Fox
Head Coach Brandin Cote
Assistant Coach
Jay Pylypuik
Assistant Coach Cody Reynolds
Video Coach
Adam Sergerie
Goalie Coach
Derek Purfield
Equipment Manager Dave Campbell

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Lethbridge set to welcome the 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup

LETHBRIDGE - The 2019 Peewee Prospects Cup is set to begin in Lethbridge, with 160 male athletes from across the province ready to take their first step in the Team Alberta program.

Eight teams are taking to the ice at the ATB Centre from Thursday to Sunday: Calgary Red, Calgary White, Capital Green, Capital Royal, North Blue, North Grey, South Black, and South Yellow.

The teams will play in a four-day, tournament-format competition. All games are free to attend.

Schedule >

"The Peewee Prospects Cup is an exciting time for these athletes, and their families, as it’s a significant step in their young hockey careers," said Dustin Moore, Coordinator of Team Alberta Male. "We’re looking forward to the level of talent we’re going to see on the ice, as well as the growth that will happen off the ice over the course of the tournament."

Round-robin play kicks off on Thursday with six games, and another six games on Friday. The top two teams in each pool after round-robin play will battle in the semi-finals on Saturday, with the C and D finals playing out later in the day. The tournament concludes on Sunday with the B Final at 9:00am, and the Championship Final at 11:30am.

Full tournament results will be displayed on the score ticker at the top of both peeweeprospects.ca and hockeyalberta.ca. Schedules, stats and standings can also be found at peeweeprospects.ca. You can also follow along with the action on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Team Alberta U16 Male, U18 Female seeking Therapist and Equipment Manager

RED DEER - Applications are now being accepted for the role of Therapist for Team Alberta U16 Male and U18 Female, as well as Equipment Manager for Team Alberta U18 Female.

Team Alberta U16 Male is seeking a Therapist for the team competing in the WHL Cup in Calgary, October 22-27. Team Alberta U18 Female is seeking a Therapist and Equipment Manager for the 2019 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Winkler and Morden, MB, November 3-9.

U16 Therapist Application > | U18 Therapist Application > | U18 Equipment Manager Application >

The deadline for all applications is Friday, May 17.


For more information, please contact Dave Campbell at dcampbell@hockeyalberta.ca.

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2019 Officials Elite Summer Camp

RED DEER - Applications are now being accepted to attend the 2019 Officials Elite Summer Camp, July 19-21 in Red Deer.

In partnership with the Alberta Junior Hockey League, Hockey Alberta is offering a three-day development camp for officials at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, in conjunction with Hockey Alberta’s 2019 AJHL Development Camp.

Camp staff includes NHL Referee Kyle Rehman, former Olympic Referee Kevin Acheson, and former World Championship Linesman Dean Lachowski.

Apply Now >

There is no fee to apply for the Officials Elite Summer Camp. Successful applicants will be charged $495 to register (includes GST). The registration fee includes meals and accommodations.

*Preference will be given to those who have attended Development Camp.

The deadline to apply is May 19. For more information, please contact Curtis Nichols at cnichols@hockeyalberta.ca.