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From left: 2017 AHHF Inductees Glen Sather, Darryl Sutter, Perry Pearn and Mel Davidson. (Photo credit: LA Media)


Nominations open for Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2018

RED DEER – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Induction Class of the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame (AHHF).

The AHHF recognizes significant accomplishments and contributions by individuals, teams, and organizations in the sport of hockey in Alberta. Induction into the AHHF is one of the highest honours that can be bestowed upon a hockey participant in the province.

2018 Nomination Form - Individual > | 2018 Nomination Form - Team >

Nominees may be active or retired. To be eligible for consideration, the following minimum criteria must be met by a nominee:

  • Resided in Alberta for at least five years.
  • Made a significant impact to hockey during their time as an Alberta resident.
  • Exceptional service or contribution to the game of hockey in Alberta or at a national or international level.
  • Achieved significant personal, team and or professional accomplishment in the game.
  • Made an impact in the game beyond a local or regional level
  • Received significant other recognitions (for example, Canadian Sport Hall of Fame, Hockey Hall of Fame, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, national or International champion or medalist, major individual award).
  • Groups/Teams must have achieved a significant result at a national or international level or have impacted on a provincial level under exceptional circumstances.

Deadline for nominations is January 30. The 2018 Induction class will be honoured in July at the AHHF Awards Gala in Canmore.

LISTEN: AHHF Selection Committee member Al Coates on the ATB Financial Minor Hockey Spotlight

Hockey Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation oversee the AHHF, and host the annual Awards Gala. The AHHF Gallery is located at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Red Deer, and features memorabilia showcasing the history of the sport in Alberta, with a focus on items from each year’s induction class members.

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2018 Alberta Winter Games female rosters announced

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the female rosters for the 2018 Alberta Winter Games.

Six teams will take to the ice in Fort McMurray on February 16-19, with 120 female players (born 2003 and 2004) ready to take the first step in the Team Alberta program.

2018 Alberta Winter Games Female Rosters >

Twenty players comprise each roster, along with volunteers serving as head coach, assistant coach, coach mentor, and director of operations. Rosters were selected based on performances at regional camps held December 8-10 in Morinville and Innisfail.

Of the 120 players selected, 102 play in the Bantam Elite division of the Alberta Female Hockey League.

Male rosters were announced on November 29.

2018 Alberta Winter Games Male Rosters >


The Alberta Winter Games is a multi-sport event for developing athletes, aged 11-17 years old. The Winter Games were first hosted in 1976 in Banff, and occur each even-numbered year. The athletes are selected to represent the eight zones in Alberta in 20 sports such as hockey, badminton, gymnastics, skiing and skating. Hockey Alberta coordinates the ice hockey portion of the Winter Games, as a core segment of its Development Program.

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Male roster announced for 2018 Arctic Winter Games

RED DEER – Seventeen of the top 2003 and 2004-born male athletes living north of the 55th parallel have been selected to represent Team Alberta North for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games.

Hockey Alberta’s Bantam Male squad, along with a Junior Female team, will compete in the Arctic Winter Games March 18-12 in Fort Smith and Hay River, NWT.

Team Alberta North Male Roster >

Selection camps ran December 8-10 in High Prairie, and saw over 150 athletes turn out to compete for a spot with Team Alberta North. Female team selection camp runs January 5-7 in Slave Lake.

Simon Juckes and Damon Jeffs will serve as Team Alberta North Male’s Head Coach and Assistant Coach, respectively. Juckes returns to Team Alberta North after winning a gold medal in 2016 as an Assistant Coach.

The Arctic Winter Games are the world’s largest northern multi-sport and cultural event. The Arctic Winter Games are a celebration of athletic completion, culture, friendship and cooperation between northern contingents. Athletic competition features sports that enjoy worldwide popularity alongside traditional Arctic Sports and Dene games. The cultural component is a pillar of the Games, featuring visual arts, dance, ceremonies and galas with participants from across the circumpolar region.

Each hockey team is comprised of 17 players and two coaches. Teams participate in a round-robin tournament to determine seeding for medal-round pairings. One gold ulu is awarded in each division. Teams that regularly participate in ice hockey include Alaska, Yukon, Alberta North, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

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

Click here for more information on the 2018 Arctic Winter Games.

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The Piper Creek Optimist Club presents the Battle of Alberta for EKEC

RED DEER - The Hockey Alberta Foundation is excited to once again partner with the Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer to present the Battle of Alberta Fundraiser, benefiting the Every Kid Every Community (EKEC) program. Last year’s inaugural Battle of Alberta event raised $20,000 for EKEC.

The event runs on Saturday, January 6 at Bo’s Bar and Grill in Red Deer, in conjunction with the Toronto Maple Leafs (5 p.m.) and Calgary Flames (8 p.m.) on Hockey Night in Canada. Red Deer Rebels game-day host, Troy Gillard, will be the night’s Master of Ceremonies.

The night will also feature a Hockey Hot Stove with Rob Brown, Curtis Glencross, and additional NHL alumni (to be confirmed).

Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with hourly prize draws, an early-bird draw at 6 p.m., and the grand prize draws at 9:30 p.m. Two grand prizes are available to be won:

  • Four tickets to the January 25 Edmonton Oilers game against the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place, and a limo ride from Red Deer to Edmonton, and back.
  • Four tickets to the March 31 Calgary Flames game against the Edmonton Oilers at the Scotiabank Saddledome, and a limo ride from Red Deer to Calgary, and back.

Tickets are $40 each, which includes snacks (courtesy of Bo’s), one beverage, and entry into the hourly draws, early bird draw and both grand prize draws.

A WestJet raffle prize (two tickets for anywhere WestJet flies, sold for $20 each), a 50/50 draw, and silent auction items will also be available throughout the night. As the organizers of the event, the Piper Creek Optimist Club has generously allocated the proceeds to the Every Kid Every Community program, which will go specifically to help Central Alberta kids into the game of hockey.

Only 375 tickets are available, and are sold on a first come, first served basis. To purchase tickets, or for more information, please email pcobattleofalberta@gmail.com.


The Hockey Alberta Foundation would like to thank all of the generous sponsors of this event: the Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer, Bo’s Bar and Grill, Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, Calgary Flames Foundation, ATB Financial, ATB Investor Services, WestJet, and the Molson Coors Brewing Company.

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Alberta Hockey Day 2018

RED DEER - Book the date on your calendar now – Saturday, January 20.

Hockey Alberta is proud to celebrate the second annual Alberta Hockey Day across the province.

The theme for the 2018 edition of Alberta Hockey Day is age-appropriate hockey, and the importance of using cross-ice or half-ice surfaces at the Initiation and Novice levels.

Alberta Hockey Day is being hosted in six locations – Brooks, High Level, Paradise Valley, Red Deer, Strathmore and Westlock

Fun and interactive on-ice activities are scheduled throughout the day, with special skills development clinics and other events, along with a variety of off-ice sessions and seminars for players, coaches and parents. All events are designed for both new and existing participants in our great sport with a focus on fun, skills and friendships.

Alberta Hockey Day Schedule >

Activities in some locations require pre-registration, while others are open on a drop-in basis. Check back regularly, as activities for each location are being updated regularly as details are confirmed.

For the current information on Alberta Hockey Day activities in your area, check hockeyalberta.ca

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Two Team Alberta alumnae named to Team Canada for 2018 Nations Cup

RED DEER - Two former Team Alberta players are among the 21 selected to play for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the 2018 Nations Cup.

Defenders Codie Cross (Airdrie) and Jess Healey (Edmonton) will help Team Canada go for gold this year at the annual tournament. Cross played for Team Alberta three times: twice at the National Women’s Under 18 Championships in 2013 and 2015, as well as the Canada Winter Games in 2015, while Healey skated for Team Alberta in 2012 and 2013 at the U18 Nationals.

A pair of Albertans will also be a part of the team’s coaching staff for the 2018 Nations Cup, including former Team Alberta player and coach Carla MacLeod (Calgary), who was recently selected as the Head Coach of Team Alberta’s U18 Female squad for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Joining MacLeod on staff will be Video Coach Adam Tresoor (Calgary).

The 2018 Nations Cup runs January 3-6 in Füssen, Germany.


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Every Kid Every Community Speaker Series coming to Olds

OLDS – The Hockey Alberta Foundation is excited to announce the Every Kid Every Community Speaker Series in Olds with Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke.

The event runs on February 2 at the Pomeroy Inn and Suites in Olds, as well the Olds Sportsplex, in conjunction with the Olds Grizzlys game against the Camrose Kodiaks.

Olds Minor Hockey Association, Olds College Broncos, and Olds Grizzlys have partnered with the Foundation to make this entertaining evening possible.

Tickets to the event are $50 each, or $400 for a table of eight.

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Each ticket includes:

  • One entry into the Every Kid Every Community Speaker Series at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites in Olds
  • Complimentary wings, courtesy of the Pomeroy Inn & Suites
  • One beverage, courtesy of the Olds College Brewery
  • One fair market value tax receipt
  • One ticket to the Olds College Broncos game against the NAIT Ooks on February 1 (non-transferable)
  • One ticket to the Olds Grizzlys game against the Camrose Kodiaks on February 2 (non-transferable)
  • Complimentary shuttle service from the Pomeroy to the Olds Sportsplex for the Grizzlys game from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. at the Pomeroy, with a Hockey Hot Stove set for 6:15 with Burke (additional speakers to be confirmed). The event also features a silent auction and a 50/50 draw.

Tickets also include admission to the Grizzlys game. Following the Hot Stove, a shuttle service to the Olds Sportsplex will be provided from 7:30-8:30 p.m. to attend the game, with an autograph session available in the first intermission.

Proceeds from this event will go towards the Every Kid Every Community program, Olds Minor Hockey, the Olds College Broncos and the Olds Grizzlys.

For more information about Every Kid Every Community, please click here.

For more information on the event, or for any ticket inquiries please call Holly Martin at 403-342-6777 or email hmartin@hockeyalberta.ca

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Hockey gives back across Alberta

Alberta’s hockey community is always at its best during the holiday season, and we’ve asked Minor Hockey Associations and teams from across Alberta to share their stories of giving back to the community with us. If you would like to share your team’s story of giving back during the holidays, please email info@hockeyalberta.ca with details and photos.


Chestermere Minor Hockey

The Chestermere Minor Hockey Association hosted a "Build it and They WIll Eat" structures challenge for the local food bank on Giving Tuesday (November 28).


Crowfoot Peewee 1 (Calgary)

The Crowfoot Peewee 1 team in Calgary gave back in two ways this holiday season. They volunteered their time to join the two Crowfoot Timbits teams on the ice, and they visited the Arbour Lake Senior Residence to play bean bag baseball, and host a happy hour cookie and ice cream party.


Duchess Minor Hockey

Duchess Minor Hockey hosted "Hockey Weekend in Duchess" November 24-26. The weekend kicked off with a Teddy Bear Toss at the Midget game on Friday night, where the Novice team helped collect the bears off the ice to donate to the local Hospital, the Emergency Services Department, and the Women’s Shelter.

Throughout the rest of the weekend there was a “fill-the-net” food bank and toy donation bin, Santa selling 50/50 rickets, a raffle table full of donated items, as well as soups and baking to raise money for the Brooks Health Foundation Dialysis Machine and the Oncology Unit at the Calgary Children’s Hospital.


EGHA 700 Peewee A Swarm

This year the EGHA 700 Pee Wee A Swarm participated in two events to give back to the community. On November 21, the Swarm went to the Edmonton Food Bank and sorted food donations. "The girls worked enthusiastically, for about two hours," said Head Coach Barry Benkendorf. "You could tell they knew they were doing something important. We also had a number of parents who participated. Everyone got to know each other a lot better, and came away from the event feeling good about themselves and their team."

The Swarm were also were invited to participate in a Teddy Bear toss by the NE 288 Hawks. "All the girls came with new Teddy Bears and were excited about scoring the first goal," said Benkendorf. "It was a lot of fun, and added excitement to a normal game. The girls came away feeling like they made a difference for Santas Anonymous and made someone’s Christmas better. These events are important to our team as first and foremost, playing hockey is not about the hockey. For our team it is about having fun, developing a work ethic, building self-confidence, and learning how to be good people. It is our hope that the experiences we give our players will help, in some small way, to make them successful for the rest of their lives."


Lloydminster PWM Steelers

The Lloydminster PWM Midget AAA Steelers of the Alberta Female Hockey League provided a major boost to a local initiative called Project PJ, helping to collect new pajamas to donate to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton.

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NAIT Ooks and MacEwan Griffins Mentorship Program with EGHA

The NAIT Ooks and MacEwan Griffins have started a mentorship program for both coaches and players with Edmonton Girls Hockey Association. Five or six NAIT and MacEwan players are assigned to each EGHA team involved (Atom and Peewee), and those players attend two-to-three practices with their assigned team. Both NAIT and MacEwan also hosted a one-night coach workshop, a goalie session, and team building with all teams in the age group (about 80 players and 18 coaches), as well as a facility tour.


NW288 Peewee Hawks

The NW288 Peewee hosted a Teddy Bear Toss game with the aforementioned EGHA700 Swarm, collecting Teddy Bears and stuffed animals for the "Santas Anonymous" fundraiser put on by a local radio station.

"We thought that having our own Teddy Bear toss game with another team would be a great way to gather some items for 630 CHED’s Santas Anonymous," said Manager Lisa Scheu. "We contacted the EG700 team manager with the idea and they agreed immediately! Both teams invited friends and family to the game to join in the fun!"

"It was exciting to watch the teams battle to get that first goal and once it happened, the ’bears’ were thrown and both teams excitedly gathered them up," said Scheu. "Santas Anonymous was the recipient of six large bags of stuffed toys for boys and girls of all ages to be sent out this Christmas season! As our hockey club is smaller than most, we are lucky enough to have many of the same players year after year, so this was the third Teddy Bear Toss for many of our boys."


Olds Bantam Elite Grizzlys

The Olds Bantam Elite Grizzlys of the Alberta Female Hockey League joined in on the Sherwood Park Royals’ "Fill the Net" fundraiser for the local food bank.


Red Deer Sutter Fund Midget AAA Chiefs

The Red Deer Sutter Fund Midget AAA Chiefs of the Alberta Female Hockey League hosted a "Fill the Net" food drive for the Red Deer Food Bank during a home game on December 2.


Sherwood Park Midget Elite Fury

The Sherwood Park Midget Elite Fury of the Alberta Female Hockey League, along with other Sherwood Park Kings Athletic Club teams, collected dozens of bags and hundreds of pounds of food with their "Fill the Net" initiative at the annual "Kings Day" on December 2.

"Since Steve Mancini started coaching the (Fury), his players and he have “given back”, especially with three years of a weakened economy in Alberta," said Manager Jeff Markowski. "Despite the Strathcona County area being relatively stable, many families are overcome by unemployment, abuse, and medical/health issues that disable their lives in unseen ways. Our local Bureaus and helping agencies are seeing fewer donors and funds come there way with each passing season."

"This season, as in past, the Fury players and staff spent an evening at the local Christmas Bureau, finding and wrapping gifts and collecting food for those that would go without," said Markowski. "Just over 30 families this year will be able to enjoy the their upcoming Holidays with a bit less stress on their minds, a few gifts of kindness, and food in their stomachs. Great giving Fury, and thanks for being the terrific young people you are!"


Spruce Grove PAC AA Timberwolves/PAC Saints Bantam AAA

The PAC Bantam AA Timberwolves delivered nearly 400 fliers for the Spruce Grove Kinettes’ Christmas hamper program prior to one of their home games. The Spruce Grove PAC Saints Bantam AAA team did the same for the Spruce Grove Kinettes on November 22.

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Eight Albertans invited to Canada’s World Junior Selection Camp

RED DEER - Eight Albertans will have the chance to don the red and white at the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship, as Hockey Canada announced its 32-player selection camp roster.

Goaltender Carter Hart (Sherwood Park), defencemen Jake Bean (Calgary), Kale Clague (Lloydminster), Josh Mahura (St. Albert) and Cale Makar (Calgary), and forwards Dillon Dube (Cochrane), Sam Steel (St. Albert), and Tyler Steenbergen (Sylvan Lake) will take part in Team Canada’s selection camp December 12-15 in St. Catharines, Ont.

Hart, Bean, Clague and Dube were all a part of Canada’s silver medal-winning team in 2017, while Steel was a camp invite last year as well.

The 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship runs December 26 - January 5 in Buffalo, New York.


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Five Albertans land on Team Canada West

RED DEER - Five Albertans will represent their home province at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge (WJAC) in Nova Scotia.

Defencemen Jacob Bernard-Docker, Jarrod Gourley, T.J. Lloyd and Jonny Tychonick, along with forward Dylan Holloway (Bragg Creek), are among the 22 players who will compete in the WJAC with Team Canada West.

Albertans Rick Swan and Jamie McCaig, both Assistant Coaches, will be part of Canada West’s coaching staff.

The five skaters were among the 17 Albertans invited to take part in Canada West’s selection camp, which ran December 2-5 in Calgary.

The players were selected from the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s five western Junior A leagues: the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), and Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL).

The 2017 World Junior A Challenge runs December 10-16 in Truro, Nova Scotia.


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The Lloydminster PWM Steelers present 513 pairs of pajamas to Olivia Brockhoff for Project PJ


Lloydminster Steelers propel Project PJ to success

LLOYDMINSTER - What started out as a local initiative for the Lloydmister PWM Steelers of the Alberta Female Hockey League, quickly turned into a league and province-wide success story this holiday season.

Project PJ was started by 12 year-old Olivia Brockhoff in 2015, after a friend of her sister, who was going through cancer treatment at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, complained about the pajamas provided to her by the hospital. Now, every year, Olivia collects donations of pajamas to give to the hospital.

Tanya Plamondon, whose daughter plays for the Steelers, brought the idea to the Midget AAA team, and it snowballed from there.

"I’ve known Olivia and her parents for a long time, and I’ve been donating pajamas since she started (Project PJ)," said Tanya. "I wanted our team to do something big this season, so I mentioned it to (Head Coach) Randy (Laumbach), and we went from there. It worked out awesome since we had six home games to collect the pajamas in November, and we collected 89 pairs our first game through all us and our fans. The following weekend, we had the Calgary Fire and Edmonton Pandas accept our challenge to them, which was all in good fun, and the response was great. We also had the Rocky Mountain Raiders accept our challenge."

The Fire, Pandas and Raiders collected a combined 140 pairs of pajamas. The captain of last year’s Steelers team, Tessa Mitchell, also challenged her current team, the MacEwan Griffins, to join the cause, adding another 125 pairs of pajamas to the team’s total, which were presented to the team on November 25, with Mitchell conducting the ceremonial faceoff.

After an incredibly successful campaign for Project PJ, the Steelers managed to collect an astounding 513 pairs of pajamas, which were presented to Olivia during the team’s game on November 26.

As of December 1, Olivia has collected over 1000 pairs of Pajamas through Project PJ, all of which will be donated to the Stollery Children’s Hospital.


Hockey Gives Back - We want to hear from you!

Hockey Alberta would like to showcase all of the hockey teams across Alberta who give back to their community this holiday season. Send your team’s story, along with photos, to info@hockeyalberta.ca to be featured on Hockey Alberta’s website.


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AFHL November wrap-up

RED DEER - The second month of the 2017-18 Alberta Female Hockey League is now in the books, with the St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), St. Alberta Sharks (Midget Elite), and Calgary Fire White (Bantam Elite) sitting atop the standings in their respective leagues.


Midget AAA

Heading into December, the Midget AAA Female standings are:

1) St. Albert Slash (32 pts)
2) Rocky Mountain Raiders (30 pts)
3) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (28pts)
4) Lloydminster PWM Steelers (27 pts)
5) Calgary Fire (10 pts)
6) Edmonton Pandas (5 pts)

Red Deer forward Cassidy Maplethorpe leads all skaters in points (17) through two months of play, while Rocky Mountain Raiders forward Breanne Trotter (10 goals) and Calgary forward Mackenzie Loupelle (nine assists) lead the league in their respective categories.

St. Albert goaltender Brianna Sank sits atop the league across the board with six wins, a 0.87 goals-against average, .970 save percentage and two shutouts.

Midget AAA Leaderboard >


Midget Elite

After two months of play, the Midget Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) St. Albert Sharks (24 pts)
2) Sherwood Park Fury (16 pts)
3) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (13 pts)
4) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (11 pts)
5) Edmonton Pandas (10 pts)
6) North Central Impact (4 pts)

South Division:
1) Airdrie Lightning (20 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (16 pts)
3) Lethbridge Cyclones (14 pts)
4) Calgary Fire White (12 pts)
5) Rocky Mountain Raiders (9 pts)
6) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (7 pts)

Lethbridge’s Hayleigh Craig leads the league with 16 points, and is tied with Airdrie forward Madison Black and Calgary Fire Red forward Sydney Benko with eight goals, while Peace Country’s Karsyn May holds the lead in assists with eight.

Airdrie’s Cianna Weir continues to lead Midget Elite goaltenders with seven wins. St. Albert’s Cecelia Michelutti’s minuscule 0.67 goals against average is tops in the league, while Edmonton’s Josie-Leah Cardinal’s remains atop the leaderboard with two shutouts.

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Bantam Elite

In the Bantam Elite division, it has been exciting first few weeks of league play. The Bantam Elite standings heading into November are:

North Division:
1) Peace Country Bonnett’s Storm (20 pts)
2) St. Albert Raiders (20 pts)
3) Edmonton Pandas (19 pts)
4) Sherwood Park Royals (19 pts)
5) Lloydminster Junior Steelers (18 pts)
6) North Central Impact (18 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (33 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (19 pts)
3) Rocky Mountain Raiders (17 pts)
4) Olds Grizzlys (13 pts)
5) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (9 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (2 pt)

Calgary Fire White’s Sarah Gaiser leads all Bantam Elite skaters with 16 points, while Sherwood Park’s Jenna Goodwin leads the way with 10 goals, and Lloydminster’s Jayde Cadieux is tied with Gaiser for the league leader in assists, with eight.

Alexandra Kieren continues her strong play with Calgary White, with a stingy 0.20 GAA and .990 save percentage in five games, earning a shutout in all four of her wins. Kieren’s counterpart, Kalynah Fong Martin leads the league with seven wins.

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Now open - The Hockey Alberta Shoppe

RED DEER – Just in time to help with everyone’s hockey-related Christmas shopping, Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the opening of the Hockey Alberta Shoppe.

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The Hockey Alberta Shoppe is the official, online store for purchasing Hockey Alberta branded apparel.

The Shoppe features a wide array of garments – with styles for males, females, and youths – in several colours, adorned with the Hockey Alberta logo. Each item can be personalized with an individual’s name, team or club name, and/or number.

The Shoppe includes clothing for males, females and youth, as well as hats, and bags from different manufacturers.

The Shoppe can be accessed directly from the Hockey Alberta website, hockeyalberta.ca, or by going to hockeyalberta.entripyshops.com.

Shipping is free on all orders over $50. To help ensure your order arrives before Christmas, be sure to place your order by December 3.

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2018 Alberta Winter Games male rosters announced

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the male rosters for the 2018 Alberta Winter Games.

Eight teams will take to the ice in Fort McMurray on February 16-19, with 160 2005-born male players ready to take the first step in the Team Alberta program. Two teams each were formed from the South (Zones 1 & 2), Calgary (Zones 3 & 4), Edmonton (Zones 5 & 6), and the North (Zones 7 & 8).

Twenty players comprise each roster, along with volunteers serving as head coach, assistant coaches, coach mentor, and director of operations. Rosters were selected based on performances at regional camps held November 23-26 in Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Olds and Calgary.

2018 Alberta Winter Games Male Rosters >

Female Alberta Winter Games Regional Selection Camps run December 8-10 in Morinville and Innisfail, with the female roster announcement to follow.

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2018 Alberta Winter Games coaching staffs announced

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the coaching staffs for the 2018 Alberta Winter Games.

The eight coaching staffs for the male program are comprised of one director of operations, one coach mentor, one head coach, and two assistant coaches. The six coaching staffs for the female program are comprised of one director of operations, one coach mentor, one head coach and one assistant coach.

Male Program Staffs > | Female Program Staffs >

Male Regional Selection Camps for the Alberta Winter Games kick off today (Thursday) and Friday across the province, while the female selection camps are set for December 8-10.

The Alberta Winter Games are set for February 16-19 in Fort McMurray.

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Nine Officiating Clinics remaining for 2017-18 season

RED DEER - Only nine officiating clinics remain for the 2017-18 hockey season in Alberta. If you are interested in taking part in one of the remaining clinics, please contact the appropriate clinic coordinator.

Information on each of the remaining nine clinics can be found below:

REFEREE ZONE DATE CITY LOCATION ADDRESS CLINIC CONTACT CONTACT EMAIL
North Zone November 25 Stony Plain Family Connection Centre 5600-50 Street, Stony Plain, AB Glenna Wagner wagnerglenna@gmail.com
North Zone November 25 Spruce Grove Border Paving Athletic Centre 9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove, AB Glenna Wagner wagnerglenna@gmail.com
North Zone November 25 Fort McMurray Frank Lacroix Arena 155 Beaconwood Place, Fort McMurray, AB Steve Niehaus chef2you@telus.net
North Zone November 25 Maskwacis 4 Nations Arena Highway 611, Maskwacis, AB Jonathan Crier jonnynospin@hotmail.com
Peace Zone November 26 Grande Prairie Coca Cola Centre 6 Knowledge Way, Grande Prairie, AB CJ Senkow peacezonerc@gmail.com
South Zone November 26 Foremost Foremost Arena 402 3 Street W, Foremost, AB Will Wood willwood@shaw.ca
North East Zone November 26 Frog Lake Vermilion River Country No. 24 Frog Lake, AB Cliffton Cross clifftoncross@froglake.ca
North Zone December 2 Edmonton The Meadows Recreation Centre 2704-17 St. NW, Edmonton, AB Rob Oscroft roscroft@telusplanet.net
Central Zone December 9 Siksika Siksika Deerfoot Sportsplex Siksika, AB Mick Breaker MickB@siksikanation.com

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Seventeen Albertans invited to Canada West Camp for World Junior A Challenge

RED DEER - Seventeen Albertans, including five Team Alberta alumni, are among the 60 players named to Team Canada West’s camp roster ahead of the 2017 World Junior A Challenge.

Markus Bougaslavsky (Calgary), Levi Glasman (Red Deer), Dylan Holloway (Bragg Creek), Jacob Kendall (Camrose), Kyler Kupka (Camrose), Jamie Rome (Calgary), Isaac Saniga (Spruce Grove), Parker Saretsky (Wainwright), Jordan Taupert (Medicine Hat), Blake Wells (Blackie), and Austin Wong (Cochrane) are among the 36 forwards invited to Canada West’s camp.

On defence, Alberta will be represented at the camp by Jacob Bernard-Docker (Canmore), Sean Comrie (Edmonton), Jarrod Gourley (Calgary), TJ Lloyd (Lloydminster) and Jonny Tychonick (Calgary/Penticton). Hunter Virostek (Turner Valley) is one of six goaltenders vying for a spot on Team Canada West.

Bonnyville Pontiacs’ Head Coach and General Manager, Rick Swan (Edmonton), will serve as an Assistant Coach for Team Canada West, after serving as Canada West’s Video Coach in 2016.

The Canada west hopefuls will assemble in Calgary December 2-5 for four days of practices and games as part of the Team Canada West selection camp at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Winsport. The players were selected from the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s five western Junior A leagues: the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), and Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL).

The 2017 World Junior A Challenge Runs December 10-16 in Truro, Nova Scotia.


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MacLeod, Lajoie named Canada Winter Games head coaches

RED DEER – Carla MacLeod and Serge Lajoie will be at the helm of the Alberta squads competing in hockey at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer.

Hockey Alberta kicked off “The Road to Red Deer” on Wednesday with the announcements that MacLeod is the head coach for the Team Alberta U18 Female team, and Lajoie is the head coach for the Team Alberta U16 Male team.

Both have previous experience in the Canada Winter Games and Team Alberta programs.

MacLeod was a member of Team Alberta as a player at two Canada Winter Games (1995 and 1999), and was the head coach of Team Alberta at the National Women’s U18 Championship in 2016. As a player, her international experience includes Olympic Gold Medals in 2006 and 2010. She also coached Team Japan at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Currently, she is the Midget Female Prep head coach at the Edge School for Athletes.

“This is a tremendous honour. It has been a goal to get back involved with the Canada Games. Having been involved as a player, it almost feels like I’m coming full circle to come back as a coach. I know the magnitude of the Games, and I’m excited to have a front-row seat to some kids living that dream,” said MacLeod.

Lajoie was an assistant coach with the Team Alberta Male squad that won the bronze medal at the 2011 Games in Halifax, and head coach of the gold medalist U16 male squad at the 2013 Western Canada Challenge Cup. He also was an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship. As a player, Lajoie participated in the inaugural Alberta Cup, winning a silver medal in 1986. Currently, he is the head coach of the University of Alberta Golden Bears.

“This is quite an honour and a privilege to have the opportunity to coach at the Canada Winter Games. I had the experience in 2011, and I know it is a big event,” said Lajoie. “I really look forward to the opportunity and the challenge to get the most out of the players and make it an experience they will remember for a long time.”

Bobby Fox will join Lajoie as the U16 Male team’s associate coach. Fox, currently an assistant coach with the Medicine Hat Tigers, has coached Team Alberta U16 squads twice, including as head coach of the gold medal squad at the 2015 Western Canada Challenge Cup.

Competition at the Canada Winter Games runs February 14-23, 2019 for the Male squad, and February 23-March 2 for the Female squad.


Assistant Coaches and Video Coaches

Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for an Assistant Coach and a Video Coach for each Canada Winter Games squad. Application forms are available below:

Team Alberta U16 Male > | Team Alberta U18 Female >

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Coach of the Month - October

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta’s Coach of the Month for October is Chad Goeree of Sherwood Park.

Chad is the Head Coach for the SPS Fuzion Peewee team, and the Assistant Coach for the SPS Fuzion Bantam team.

"My coaching philosophy is simply, first and foremost, making sure the athletes are having fun, learning team work, respecting others, and understanding the importance of hard work," said Chad. "I try to teach players that the only limitations they face in both hockey and life are the limitations they put on themselves, and that through hard work and dedication, they can accomplish anything."

"Coaching isn’t just about what happens on the ice, it matters what happens off the ice too. Kids need to come away from games and practices feeling good about themselves and Chad inevitably makes this happen," said the parent who nominted Chad. "Not only does Chad help grow the players, he helps grow his bench staff, including himself. Personal growth as leaders is encouraged and supported within the team. When we have coaches in the system that have become great leaders, it is important that they are recognized. It is my belief that Chad personifies this type of leader and should be recognized as such!"


For more details on Hockey Alberta’s Coach of the Month, or to nominate a coach, click here.

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AJHL Game Day Speaker Series - Grande Prairie Storm

GRANDE PRAIRIE - Hockey Alberta is proud to partner with the Alberta Junior Hockey League and the Grande Prairie Storm to present the AJHL Game Day Speaker Series for local coaches.

The Speaker Series features a game-day seminar session, with each session offering a unique professional development opportunity to learn from high profile junior coaches - as well as a chance to catch the Grande Prairie Storm in action.

The night will feature presentations from Grande Prairie Storm Head Coach Matt Keillor, and Spruce Grove Saints Head Coach Bram Stephen, who coached together on Team Alberta’s gold medal-winning U16 team in 2016.

The Seminar will be held at Revolution Place in Grande Prairie. There are only 20 seats available for the seminar, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is $45 (plus GST) per coach, and includes the following ($200 value):

  • Presentation from Hockey Alberta led by Coach Mentor Fran Gow
  • Pre- and post-game contributions from the coaches for both AJHL teams (Grande Prairie Storm & Spruce Grove Saints)
  • Food/drink voucher
  • A ticket to the game
  • Hockey Alberta resource package, Hockey Alberta gift

Register >

Date: Friday December 29, 2017
Start Time: Check-in at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Revolution Place (Registration location will be emailed two days prior to start date)


For more information, please contact Blake Cosgrove, Consultant, Hockey Alberta Regional Centre Northwest.

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Team Alberta defeats Quebec, finishes fifth at U18 Nationals

QUEBEC CITY - For the second straight year, Team Alberta claimed fifth place at the National Women’s U18 Championship, wrapping up the tournament with a 4-1 win over Quebec.

Danielle Serdachny opened the scoring for Alberta just under seven minutes into the first, and Kassy Betinol doubled the lead with her second goal of the tournament midway through the second period. Chloe Puddifant and Mackenzie Butz added two more for Alberta to begin the third, before Quebec broke the shutout bid with just seven minutes to go for a 4-1 final.

In her second start of the tournament, goaltender Camryn Dever made 24 saves for the win, and was named Alberta’s Player of the Game. Both Drever and Erin Fargey finished the tournament with a 1-1 record in net.

Team Alberta Roster > | Box Score > | Game One Recap > | Game Two Recap > | Game Three Recap >

For more stats and information on the U18 Nationals, click here.

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The Greigs: making Alberta hockey history

RED DEER – While members of the Greig family are no strangers to hockey accolades, brother and sister Ridly and Dara can now say they’ve made Hockey Alberta history.

With Ridly skating for Team Alberta’s U16 team at the 2017 WHL Cup, and Dara (for the second year) playing for the U18 squad at the 2017 U18 Nationals, the pair became the first brother and sister to play for Team Alberta at the same time.

“It’s been neat to share the Hockey Alberta process together, and to share and trade stories throughout the process,” said Dara. “It’s really cool to learn that we are the first brother and sister to represent Alberta in the same year, it’s something we can share for a lifetime.”

“I’ve enjoyed that Dara and I can talk about the experiences we’ve (both) had in making Team Alberta,” said Ridly. “To know that we are the first brother and sister to represent (Alberta) has been awesome.”

The apple apparently doesn’t fall far from the tree, as Ridly and Dara’s father, Mark, is a former professional hockey player. Drafted 15th overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, the former WHL standout is a veteran of over 1000 games as a pro, including 125 in the NHL.

“What a great honour for them to both have the opportunity, and be fortunate enough to make the teams,” said Mark. “They’ve talked about that in the past that they may have the experience together, and (we) feel pretty fortunate that it came true.”

With Dara already going through the Team Alberta process in 2016, Ridly was able to lean on his older sister and draw from her experience during his journey to the WHL Cup.

“The best advice Dara has given me regarding the Team Alberta process was the make sure I was prepared physically and mentally for all of the camps, prior to being selected.”

Prior to Ridly and Dara both being named to their respective Team Alberta rosters, the Greigs experienced another memorable hockey moment when Ridly won the 2017 Alberta Cup with Team South, exactly 30 years after Mark won the 1987 Alberta Cup with Calgary North.

“It’s great that years and years later, after I had such a wonderful experience, that this Hockey Alberta program is still going strong, and providing these experiences for the kids,” said Mark.

Ridly and Team Alberta narrowly missed out on a gold medal at the WHL Cup in October, losing 3-2 to Team BC in overtime. Meanwhile, Dara will be playing in the fifth-place game on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the U18 Nationals in Quebec, after Team Alberta finished round-robin play with a 1-2 record.


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AFHL October wrap-up

RED DEER - The first month of the 2017-18 Alberta Female Hockey League is now in the books, with the St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), St. Alberta Sharks (Midget Elite), and Calgary Fire White (Bantam Elite) sitting atop the standings in their respective leagues.


Midget AAA

After the first month of play, the Midget AAA Female standings are:

1) St. Albert Slash (17 pts)
2) Lloydminster PWM Steelers (16 pts)
3) Rocky Mountain Raiders (15 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (11 pts)
5) Calgary Fire (6 pts)
6) Edmonton Pandas (1 pt)

Rocky Mountain Raiders forward Chloe Puddifant leads all skaters in points (12) through the first month of play, while Lloydminster forward Kelsey Hall (five goales) and Calgary forward Mackenzie Loupelle (five assists) lead the league in their respective categories.

Goaltender Bella McKee was strong in net for Lloydminster in October, with a league-leading four wins. McKee’s 1.20 goals against average puts her second in the league, behind teammate Molly Mitchell, who currently holds a 1.00 GAA, while both goalies are tied for the league lead with a .960 save percentage.

Midget AAA Leaderboard >

Outside of league play, eight AFHL players were named to Team Alberta’s U18 roster in October, and are currently competing at the 2017 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Quebec.


Midget Elite

Heading into November, the Midget Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) St. Albert Sharks (12 pts)
2) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (10 pts)
3) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (7 pts)
4) Edmonton Pandas (6 pts)
5) Sherwood Park Fury (6 pts)
6) North Central Impact (2 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (9 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (9 pts)
3) Airdrie Lightning (9 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (6 pts)
5) Lethbridge Cyclones (6 pts)
6) Rocky Mountain Raiders (5 pts)

Peace Country’s Shauna Johnson sits atop the leaderboard in goals (six), and is tied with Lethbridge’s Hayleigh Craig for the lead league in points (eight), while Johnson’s teammate, Karsyn May, holds the lead in assists (six).

Airdrie’s Cianna Weir and Peace Country’s Madison Doucette both set the pace for goaltenders in October with three wins each. Edmonton’s Josie-Leah Cardinal recorded two shutouts in four appearances (with two wins), while seven goaltenders sit tied for second with one shutout in October, including St. Alberta’s Cecelia Michelutti, who leads the league with a 0.50 GAA and a .970 save percentage in two starts.

Midget Elite Leaderboard >


Bantam Elite

In the Bantam Elite division, it has been exciting first few weeks of league play. The Bantam Elite standings heading into November are:

North Division:
1) Edmonton Pandas (13 pts)
2) Peace Country Bonnett’s Storm (13 pts)
3) Sherwood Park Royals (10 pts)
4) North Central Impact (6 pts)
5) St. Albert Raiders (6 pts)
6) Lloydminster Junior Steelers (5 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (18 pts)
2) Rocky Mountain Raiders (8 pts)
3) Calgary Fire Red (7 pts)
4) Olds Grizzlys (7 pts)
5) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (5 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (1 pt)

Peace Country’s Charlieze Sallis set the pace for skaters in October with 10 points. Sherwood Park’s Jenna Goodwin leads the way with six goals, while Edmonton’s Sydney Dutertre is the league leader in assists, with five.

Through three games, Alexandra Kieren has been a wall in net for Calgary White, with a stingy 0.32 GAA and .980 save percentage in two wins and a shootout loss, along with two shutouts. Kieren’s counterpart, Kalynah Fong Martin, and Sherwood Park’s Asia Kachuk are tied for the league lead with four wins each.

Bantam Elite Leaderboard >

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Alberta blanks Team Atlantic 3-0

QUEBEC CITY - Team Alberta closed out round-robin play at the U18 Nationals with a 3-0 win over Team Atlantic on Friday morning.

After being shut-out by both Ontario teams in the first two games, forward Kassy Betinol snapped Alberta’s goalless streak just 33 seconds into the second period. Team Alberta built on it’s lead early in the third with goals from Breanne Trotter and Courtney Kollman to seal its first win of the tournament.

In her second start, goaltender Erin Fargey shut the door on Team Atlantic, stopping all 25 shots sent her way to earn the shutout win, and earned Player of the Game honours for her efforts.

Team Alberta Roster > | Box Score > | Game One Recap > | Game Two Recap >

Team Alberta and Team Atlantic both sit with a 1-2 record following round-robin play. Alberta now awaits the results of the game between Ontario Red (1-1) and Ontario Blue (1-1) to find out when its game will be on Saturday. That game goes Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. EDT)

For stats, a full schedule, and more information on the U18 Nationals, click here.

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Ontario Red defeats Team Alberta 2-0

QUEBEC CITY - Team Alberta fell to 0-2 at the 2017 National Women’s U18 Championship following a 2-0 loss to Ontario Red on Thursday afternoon.

Ontario Red opened the scoring with less than four minutes left in the first period, and doubled its lead with a late second period goal.

Team Alberta out-shot Ontario 27-25, but goaltender Madelyn McArthur shut the door on Alberta, stopping all 27 shots sent her way. Alberta’s Erin Fargey made 23 saves in the loss.

Forward Courtney Kollman was named Team Alberta’s Player of the Game.

Team Alberta Roster > | Box Score > | Game One Recap >

Team Alberta closes out round-robin play against Team Atlantic on Friday at 8:00 a.m.. (10:00 a.m. EDT).

For stats, a full schedule, and more information on the U18 Nationals, click here.

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Peewee teams - Enter to win the trip of a lifetime!

In celebration of Canada 150, the Ottawa International Hockey Festival in partnership with Canada 150, Hockey Canada and the Ottawa Senators invite Peewee House League (Recreational) teams from across Canada to enter the Canada 150 Rink – “Hockey on the Hill” Contest for a chance to win a trip of a lifetime!

16 boys and 16 girls Peewee House League teams will win the chance to represent their region in Ottawa at this year’s Bell Capital Cup hockey tournament from December 28-31 in a special Canada 150 division on Parliament Hill.

Winning teams as selected from the entries by a panel of judges will receive:

  • Round-trip travel to/from Ottawa for 11 to 17 rostered players and up to 5 team officials
  • Accommodations from December 27-30
  • Transportation while in the nation’s capital
  • Guaranteed a minimum of three tournament games with a minimum of one game to be played on the Canada 150 rink on Parliament Hill
  • Commemorative set of Canada 150-OIHF Jerseys

In a short, 30-second video and a brief, 250-word essay, teams must show why they deserve to represent their province, territory or region at this year’s Ottawa International Hockey Festival by displaying creativity, energy and Canadian Spirit.

Visit Canada150rink.com for full contest details and to enter.


Contest closes November 18 at 11:59 p.m. Winning teams will be contacted on or before November 22 by an OIHF representative.

The OIHF and its travel partners will work with each winning team in coordinating travel and accommodations logistics.

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Alberta falls 4-0 to Ontario Blue

QUEBEC CITY - Team Alberta opened its 2017 National Women’s U18 Championship with a 4-0 loss to Team Ontario Blue on Wednesday.

Ontario Blue opened the scoring 9:16 into the game, and would add two more in the first period to take a 3-0 lead. After a scoreless second frame, Ontario added one more in the third to make it a 4-0 final.

Team Alberta was just narrowly out-shot by Ontario, 28-26. Camryn Drever stopped 24 of 28 shots, while her counterpart, Erica Fryer, stopped all 26 shots to earn the shutout win.

Forward Rachel Weiss was named Team Alberta’s Player of the Game in the loss.

Team Alberta Roster > | Box Score >

Team Alberta will face Ontario Red on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. EDT).

For stats, a full schedule, and more information on the U18 Nationals, click here.

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Peewee teams - Enter the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup!

RED DEER - The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup is back for another season, and will be awarded to the Peewee team who has the best season off the ice.

The Good Deeds Cup is open to Peewee teams across Canada who give back to their community.

To compete for the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup, your team will need to make a commitment to off-the-ice improvement by performing at least one good deed in your community. The more impressive the deed, the better your team’s chances of winning will be.

Good deeds can be entered at chevrolethockey.com with a one-minute YouTube video of your team’s deed.

The top ten finalists will be selected, and will be voted on by Canadians. The winner of the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup will be chosen from the top three vote-getters.

The Good Deeds Cup champions will receive:

  • $15,000 to the team’s charity of choice
  • A profile of the team of Sportsnet
  • Chevrolet and Hockey Canada branded swag
  • The team name engraved on the Good Deeds Cup
  • A summer skate with a Chevrolet Hockey Ambassador

Prizes will also be awarded to the finalists and semi-finalists.

The deadline to enter the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup is December 31.


For more information on the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup, please email chevrolethockey@momentumww.com

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2017 National Women’s U18 Championship set to begin in Quebec City

QUEBEC CITY – Team Alberta U18 Female’s quest for gold begins tomorrow (Wednesday), as the 2017 National Women’s U18 Championship kicks off in Quebec City.

Team Alberta opens play on Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. against Ontario Blue, followed by a match-up against Ontario Red on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.. Round-robin play wraps up on Friday as Team Alberta takes on Team Atlantic in the early-bird game, which starts at 8:00 a.m.. Semi-final and consolation round games are set for Saturday, with the gold and bronze medal games to be played on Sunday.

Team Alberta U18 Roster >

All preliminary-round games, placement games, semifinals, and the bronze-medal game will be streamed live online at www.hockeycanada.ca/nwu18c.

For a full schedule, and more information on the U18 Nationals, click here.

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AJHL Game Day Speaker Series - Okotoks Oilers

OKOTOKS -Hockey Alberta is proud to partner with the Alberta Junior Hockey League and the Okotoks Oilers to present the AJHL Game Day Speaker Series for local coaches on Saturday, November 4.

The Speaker Series features a game-day seminar session, with each session offering a unique professional development opportunity to learn from high profile junior coaches - as well as a chance to catch the Okotoks Oilers in action.

The Seminar will be held at the Pason Centennial Arena in Okotoks. There are only 25 seats available for the seminar, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is $45 (plus GST) per coach, and includes the following ($200 value):

  • Presentation from Hockey Alberta
  • Presentation from Okotoks Oilers Head Coach Tyler Deis
  • Presentation from Drumheller Dragons Coaching Staff.
  • Food/drink provided
  • A ticket to the game (Drumheller Dragons at Okotoks Oilers)
  • Hockey Alberta resource package, Hockey Alberta gift

Register >

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Start Time: Check-in at 5:00 p.m. at the main entrance to the Pason Centennial Arena.


For more information, please contact Matt Weninger at mweninger@hockeyalberta.ca