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Registration now open for Hockey Alberta’s 2019 Peewee Skills Camp

Alberta males born in 2006 have the unique opportunity to participate in the fourth annual Hockey Alberta Peewee Skills Camp.

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

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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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Hockey Alberta is seeking Coach Developer applications

Hockey Alberta is currently seeking the application of Coach Developers. Coach Developers play a large role in the delivery of the National Coaching Certification Program’s (NCCP) coach courses and additional coach development initiatives through Hockey Alberta.

During the 2018-2019 season, Hockey Alberta delivered over 150 NCCP courses and an additional 110 professional development courses focusing on topics such as Seasonal Planning, Game & Bench Management, Practice Planning, Creating Offense and others. Supporting and developing coaches will continue to be a focus for Hockey Alberta, and in efforts to expand our network and capacity we are looking to identify experienced and passionate leaders to join our team.

Coach Developer Responsibilities & Requirements

All accepted Coach Developers must be available to attend our training and leadership weekend taking place June 22 & 23 in Red Deer.

Interested coaches are invited to fill out the Coach Developer Application Form.

For more information, please contact Drew Dixon - Manager, Coach Development.

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Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: Week One Results

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

One Midget team, five Bantam teams, and seven Atom teams skated away from their respective tournaments with gold medals: Strathmore Storm (Midget Female A), NWZ Outlaws (Bantam A), Drumheller Raptors (Bantam B), Tofield Titans (Bantam C), Hanna Colts (Bantam D), GHC Bantam 1 Red (Bantam Female A), St. Albert Barons (Atom AA Major), Strathcona Warriors (Atom AA Minor), La Crete Lumberjacks (Atom A), Picture Butte Blades (Atom B), Taber Oil Kings (Atom C), Magrath Chiefs (Atom D), and Airdrie Lightning (Atom Female).

In addition to the on-ice action, seven host communities held a True Spirit of Hockey Day to celebrate a shared love for hockey and the community that supports the sport: Cold Lake, Duchess, Elk Point, Nanton, Okotoks, Red Deer and Vermilion.

Provincial championships set for March 21/22-24 include: Peewee Female B (Lethbridge), Peewee Female A (Olds), Bantam AA (Calgary Buffaloes), Bantam Female B (Okotoks), Bantam Female Elite (Red Deer), Midget Female B (Leduc), Midget Female AAA (St. Albert), Midget D (Fort MacLeod), Midget C (Whitecourt), Midget B (Calgary – Springbank), Midget A (Strathmore), and Minor Midget AAA (Edmonton).

Five more host communities will host a True Spirit of Hockey Day this week: Fort Macleod, Lethbridge and Vauxhall.


2019 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENTS

Gold Medal Games

Midget Female A - Strathmore Storm 4, Irma Aces 3 (OT)
Bantam A - NWZ Outlaws 4, Cochrane Rockies 1
Bantam B - Drumheller Raptors 6, St. Paul Canadiens 2
Bantam C - Tofield Titans 6, Beaverlodge Blades 0
Bantam D - Hanna Colts 4, Kneehill Chiefs 3
Bantam Female A - GHC Red 3, Okotoks Oilers 0
Atom AA Major - St. Albert Barons 10, Red Deer Chiefs 9
Atom AA Minor - Strathcona Warriors 5, Rocky Chiefs 3
Atom A - La Crete Lumberjacks 9, Edson Sabres 2
Atom B - Picture Butte Blades 6, Kitscoty Pitbulls 4
Atom C - Taber Oil Kings 6, Duchess Storm 4
Atom D - Magrath Chiefs 9, Viking Gas Kings 3
Atom Female - Airdrie Lightning 4, Medicine Hat Wildcats 0


2019 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN SERIES

Senior AAA – Stony Plain Eagles VS. Innisfail Eagles
Best-of-seven series tied 2-2
Winner plays Lacombe Generals in two-game, total-goal series to determine league champion

Game One: Stony Plain 5, Innisfail 2
Game Two: Innisfail 4
, Stony Plain 3
Game Three:
Innisfail 6, Stony Plain 0
Game Four
: Stony Plain 5, Innisfail 4 (OT)
Game Five: Friday, March 22, 8:30 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Innisfail
Game Six: Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. - Innisfail @ Stony Plain
Game Seven (if necessary): Sunday, March 24, 5:00 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Innisfail

Allan Cup – April 8-13 – Lacombe, Alberta


Midget AAA – St Albert Nektar Data Systems Raiders vs Calgary Buffaloes
Best-of-five series begins on March 22

Game One: Friday, March 22, 8:15 p.m. - St. Albert @ Calgary
Game Two: Sunday, March 24, 3:00 p.m. - Calgary @ St. Albert
Game Three: Tuesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. - St. Albert @ Calgary
Game Four (if necessary): Thursday, March 28, 7:00 p.m. - Calgary @ St. Albert
Game Five (if necessary): Saturday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. - St. Albert @ Calgary

Telus Cup – April 22-28 – Thunder Bay, Ontario


Bantam AAA – Fort Saskatchewan Rangers vs Red Deer Rebels
Fort Saskatchewan leads best-of-five series 2-0

Game One: Fort Sask 4, Red Deer 2
Game Two:
Fort Sask 4, Red Deer 2
Game Three: Saturday, March 23, 5:15 p.m. - Red Deer @ Fort Sask
Game Four (if necessary): Sunday, March 24, 12:15 p.m. - Red Deer @ Fort Sask
Game Five (If necessary): Tuesday, March 26, 7:15 p.m. - Fort Sask @ Red Deer

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2019 Digital Mascot Contest

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

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

Each person participating in the contest is to:

  • draw a picture of his/her suggestion for a digital mascot for Hockey Alberta;
  • write a short paragraph telling how the digital mascot shows off the positive aspects of hockey and/or why the mascot is a good one for Hockey Alberta; and
  • provide a name for the mascot.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel selected by Hockey Alberta. Each entry will be reviewed on its look, the mascot’s name and the written paragraph.

Find out how to submit your entries >

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Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: Week One Preview

RED DEER – The 2019 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial, officially kick off today (Thursday) with 13 tournaments across the province.

Provincial championships set for March 14-17 include: Atom Female (Medicine Hat), Atom D (Elk Point), Atom C (Duchess), Atom B (Picture Butte), Atom A (Peace River), Atom AA Minor (Calgary – Trails West), Atom AA Major (Okotoks), Bantam Female A (Girls Hockey Calgary), Bantam D (Kneehill), Bantam C (Nanton), Bantam B (Vermilion), Bantam A (Cold Lake), and Midget Female A (Irma).

You can keep track of all this weekend’s tournaments at haprovincials.ca, by following along with the score ticker at hockeyalberta.ca, on Facebook, Twitter (using the hashtags #HAProvincials or #ATBProvincials), or on Instagram (username: hockey.alberta).

Hockey Alberta and ATB Financial are also proud to unveil a new Snapchat filter, available at all Provincial rinks across the province. Players and fans are encouraged to use the Provincials filter, and share it on Snapchat, as well as other social media platforms.

You can also follow along with a number of individual tournaments on social media:

Atom Female: Facebook
Atom D: Facebook
Atom B: Facebook
Atom AA Minor:
Facebook | Instagram
Atom AA Major:
Facebook | Instagram
Bantam Female A:
Twitter | Instagram
Bantam D: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Bantam C: Facebook
Bantam A: Facebook
Midget Female A: Facebook | Twitter

Five host communities are also celebrating True Spirit of Hockey Day this week, with Cold Lake, Duchess, Elk Point, Nanton, Okotoks, Red Deer and Vermilion all hosting a number of fun activities at local schools, allowing students to learn about hockey, and the teamwork and friendships that can be generated in the sport.


2019 HOCKEY ALBERTA PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWN SERIES

Senior AAA – Stony Plain Eagles VS. Innisfail Eagles
Best-of-seven series tied 1-1
Winner plays Lacombe Generals in two-game, total-goal series to determine league champion

Game One: Stony Plain 5,
Game Two: Innisfail 4
, Stony Plain 3
Game Three:
Friday, March 15, 8:30 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Innisfail
Game Four
: Saturday, March 16, 7:30 p.m. - Innisfail @ Stony Plain
Game Five: Friday, March 22, 8:30 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Innisfail
Game Six (if necessary): Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. - Innisfail @ Stony Plain
Game Seven (if necessary): Sunday, March 24, 5:00 p.m. - Stony Plain @ Innisfail

Allan Cup – April 8-13 – Lacombe, Alberta


Midget AAA – Teams, dates TBD

Telus Cup – April 22-28 – Thunder Bay, Ontario


Bantam AAA – Fort Saskatchewan Rangers vs Red Deer Rebels
Best-of-five series begins on March 16

Game One: Saturday, March 16, 2:45 p.m. - Fort Sask @ Red Deer
Game Two:
Sunday, March 17, 1:00 p.m. - Fort Sask @ Red Deer
Game Three: Saturday, March 23, 5:15 p.m. - Red Deer @ Fort Sask
Game Four (if necessary): Sunday, March 24, 12:15 p.m. - Red Deer @ Fort Sask
Game Five (If necessary): Tuesday, March 26, 7:15 p.m. - Fort Sask @ Red Deer

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Six Albertans selected for 2019 U Sports Nationals

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta would like to congratulate the six Albertans selected to work the 2019 U Sports Men’s and Women’s National Championships.

Referees Chris Crich (Airdrie) and Colin Watt (Edmonton), along with Linesmen Michael Roberts (Calgary), Chad Huseby (Red Deer), and Deion Foster (Edmonton), will all officiate at the U Sports Men’s National Championship in Lethbridge.

On the female side, Referee Lacey Senuk (St. Albert) was chosen for the U Sports Female National Championships in Charlottetown, PE.

Both National Championships run March 14-17.

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Communities and teams across Alberta gearing up for Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships

RED DEER – Six months of regular season and tournament action, including up to six weeks of games in Zone playdowns, culminates starting this weekend, as teams prepare to “March to a title” at the 2019 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships, presented by ATB Financial.

Tournament action will determine the majority of the 2019 provincial champions. Thirteen titles will be awarded this weekend. Next weekend will see another 12 champions crowned. Nine more champions will be determined on March 31, along with the Junior B champions on April 7. Tournament champions emerge from a weekend of round-robin pool play and playoff action in their respective tournaments.

Provincial championships set for March 14-17 are: Atom Female (Medicine Hat), Atom D (Elk Point), Atom C (Duchess), Atom B (Picture Butte), Atom A (Peace River), Atom AA Minor (Calgary – Trails West), Atom AA Major (Okotoks), Bantam Female A (Girls Hockey Calgary), Bantam D (Kneehill), Bantam C (Nanton), Bantam B (Vermilion), Bantam A (Cold Lake), and Midget Female A (Irma).

Provincial championships set for March 21/22-24 are: Peewee Female B (Lethbridge), Peewee Female A (Olds), Bantam AA (Calgary Buffaloes), Bantam Female B (Okotoks), Bantam Female Elite (Red Deer), Midget Female B (Leduc), Midget Female AAA (St. Albert), Midget D (Fort MacLeod), Midget C (Whitecourt), Midget B (Calgary – Springbank), Midget A (Strathmore), and Minor Midget AAA (Edmonton).

Provincial championships set for March 28/29-31 are: Peewee Tier 4 (Vauxhall), Peewee Tier 3 (Fox Creek), Peewee Tier 2 (Edmonton), Peewee Tier 1 (Slave Lake), Peewee AA (Medicine Hat), Midget Female Elite (Grande Prairie), Midget AA (Edmonton), Junior C (Calgary), and Senior AA (Wainwright).

As well, five champions will be determined via league playoffs: Senior AAA, Junior A, Junior Female, Midget AAA, and Bantam AAA.

For schedules, arenas, host organizations and contacts, and other event-specific information, check the Hockey Alberta website at hockeyalberta.ca or the Provincial Championships website at haprovincials.ca.

In addition to the on-ice action, several communities will participate in True Spirit of Hockey Day activities in their location communities. In conjunction with the Provincial Championship tournament hosts in these communities, a local school is hosting a number of fun activities, allowing students to learn about hockey, and the teamwork and friendships that can be generated in the sport. Participating communities are: Cold Lake, Duchess, Elk Point, Fort Macleod, Lethbridge, Nanton, Okotoks, Olds, Red Deer, Vauxhall and Vermilion.

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Coach of the Month - February

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta’s February Coach of the Month, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel, is Jason Rietveld of the Edmonton Adaptive Sports Association (EASA).

Jason is currently the Head Coach of the EASA Storm B Sledge Hockey team, as well as the Strathcona Novice Major Warriors. This is his second year as the Head Coach of the Storm, but he has been with the EASA for five years, the first three as an Assistant Coach.

"Jason has been an integral part of the sledge hockey community as well as the minor hockey community in Josephburgh and Strathcona County," said the parent who nominated Jason for the award. "He is extremely busy; a dairy farmer along with three kids, and he coaches both sledge hockey and minor hockey. He has dedicated hours of his time to volunteer with kids and adults with disabilities to allow them to participate in adaptive sport. He is very reliable, dedicated and committed to both the sledge hockey program and the minor hockey association."

"I find great satisfaction when the players grasp what you have taught them, and you can see the improvement in their game and level of play," said Jason. "I believe in hard work and 100% effort from the whole team, regardless of skill level. I teach that it takes all six players on the ice to win a hockey game."


The Coach of the Month award is presented every month during the Minor Hockey season, based on nominations submitted to Hockey Alberta.

One minor hockey coach will be selected each month from October through March and will receive a coaching package from Players Bench Team Apparel valued at over $500, which includes a helmet, gloves, track suit, coach bag, puck bag, rink board, and coaching resources.

The 2018-19 deadline for Coach of the Month nominations is Friday, March 15. All coaches who are nominated will be eligible to win one of two year-end prize packages, which include tickets to a Calgary Flames or Edmonton Oilers game.

Nomination Form >

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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:05

March 7, 2019

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

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


TEAM ALBERTA U16 MALE WINS BRONZE

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


2019 ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED

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


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

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

MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR AD HOC MEMBERSHIP DEFINITION COMMITTEE

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


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE FUTURE COACHES PROGRAM

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

Red Deer - April 5-6 - REGISTER >

Calgary - April 12-13 - REGISTER >

Edmonton - April 12-13 - REGISTER >


POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS: BECOME A FUTURE LEADER!

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


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

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

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


LAST CHANCE: NOMINATE YOUR COACH FOR COACH OF THE MONTH

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

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


GOALTENDERS: TAKE YOUR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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

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


LAST CHANCE: REGISTER FOR ALBERTA CHALLENGE REGIONAL CAMPS

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - SLEEP AND LIFESTYLE

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

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

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


GET GEARED UP FOR PLAYOFFS AND PROVINCIALS!

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


Try Girls Hockey Day --- Girls Hockey Calgary

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


Hockey Alberta Foundation

Introducing the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2019

RED DEER - Five outstanding individuals, along with the only Alberta team to win back-to-back Memorial Cups, comprise the 2019 Induction Class for the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame.

Hockey Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation announced on Thursday the 2019 inductees who will be recognized at the AHHF Awards Gala on Sunday, July 21, at the Coast Hotel in Canmore:

  • Shirley Cameron – player, coach and builder of women’s hockey in Alberta
  • Theoren Fleury – NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner with the Calgary Flames and Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Kevin Lowe – six-time Stanley Cup champion with the Edmonton Oilers and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Duncan MacDougall – four decades of involvement with at the grassroots level of the officiating program in Edmonton
  • Bob Ridley – long-time play-by-play voice (and bus driver) of the Medicine Hat Tigers
  • Medicine Hat Tigers (1986-1987 and 1987-88) – two-time Memorial Cup champions, and the only Alberta team to win back-to-back Memorial Cups

Inductee Bios >

We invite you to celebrate the legacy of these Alberta hockey legends on Sunday, July 21 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore. For ticket information, click here.

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AFHL February Wrap Up

RED DEER - As the regular season draws to a close, the St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White (Midget Elite), and Calgary Fire Red (Bantam Elite) all head into the playoffs as the top seed in their respective leagues.


Midget AAA

As the playoffs are set to begin, the final Midget AAA Female standings are:

1) St. Albert Slash (79 pts)
2) Lloydminster PWM Steelers (65 pts)
3) Calgary Fire (56 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (30 pts)
5) Rocky Mountain Raiders (20 pts)
6) Edmonton Pandas (20 pts)

Slash forward Madison Willan had a terrific year as she lead the league in goals (24), assists (26), and points (50).

St. Albert’s goaltending tandem of Holly Borrett and Brianna Sank were red-hot this season. Borrett paced the league with a 0.86 GAA, and 13 wins, while adding six shutouts. Sank is right behind with a 0.86 GAA, 12 wins and leads the league with eight shutouts.

Midget AAA Leaderboard >

Congratulations to seven AFHL players, as they won a gold medal in the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer playing with Team Alberta U18 Female: Goaltender Bella McKee (Lloydminster), blueliner Sierra LaPlante (Calgary), and forwards Hayleigh Craig (Lloydminster), Isabelle Lajoie (St. Albert), Payton Laumbach (Lloydminster), Jaden Bogden (St. Albert), and Brooklyn Schroeder (St. Albert).


Midget Elite

After the completion of the regular season, the Midget Elite standings are:

North Division:
1) St. Albert Sharks (50 pts)
2) Sherwood Park Fury (44 pts)
3) Peace Country PCFAC Storm (40 pts)
4) Lloydminster Elite Steelers (35 pts)
5) Edmonton Pandas (26 pts)
6) North Central Impact (23 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire White (61 pts)
2) Calgary Fire Red (61 pts)
3) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (50 pts)
4) Airdrie Lightning (44 pts)
5) Rocky Mountain Raiders (16 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (16 pts)

Calgary Fire Red forward Kelly Stanford took over the lead in total points with 36, while Sherwood Park’s Madison Porter ended the season as the top goal scorer with 24. Her teammate, Reagan Korber, lead the way with 16 assists.

Calgary Fire Red’s Cassidy Brown’s 0.90 GAA and five shutouts were both the top mark in Midget Elite, while her teammate Rebecca Boswell, Airdrie’s Jocelyn Pearce, and Calgary Fire White’s Cienna Kinghorn lead the league with 11 wins.

Midget Elite Leaderboard >


Bantam Elite

The Bantam Elite standings for the regular season have been finalized:

North Division:
1) North Central Impact (56 pts)
2) Lloydminster Junior Steelers(54 pts)
3) Sherwood Park Royals (54 pts)
4) Edmonton Pandas (46 pts)
5) St. Albert Raiders (19 pts)
6) Peace Country Bonnett’s Storm (11 pts)

South Division:
1) Calgary Fire Red (58 pts)
2) Calgary Fire White (52 pts)
3) Rocky Mountain Raiders (39 pts)
4) Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs (39 pts)
5) Olds Grizzlys (35 pts)
6) Lethbridge Cyclones (5 pts)

Edmonton’s Sage Taylor lead the Bantam Elite regular season with 38 points, while Sherwood Park’s Emerson Jarvis took the goal scoring title with 24. North Central’s Jorja Nystrom lead the way with 17 assists.

Jorja Fisher sat atop the league with a 1.24 GAA, while North Central’s Rory Gidosh took top spot with 12 wins. Edmonton’s tandem of Katherine Holan and Teegan Fedoruk were the league leaders with five shutouts each.

Bantam Elite Leaderboard >

After the first weekend of the playoffs, there are eight teams remaining. Sherwood Park defeated Peace Country Bonnet’s Storm in two games, while Edmonton did the same versus the St. Albert Raiders in the North division. Sherwood Park will move on to play Lloydminster and Edmonton will face the North Central Impact. In the South it was the Rocky Mountain Raiders defeating Lethbridge, and Red Deer getting past Olds. Red Deer will now face Calgary Fire Red, while the Raiders take on Calgary Fire White. All second round playoff games will take place this weekend (March 8,9,10).

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Team Alberta captures gold at Canada Winter Games

RED DEER - Team Alberta U18 Female denied the odds and rode a wave of confidence to win gold on home soil in Women’s Hockey at the 2019 Canada Winter Games Saturday afternoon.

Alberta drew undefeated Quebec in the final, and defeated them 2-1 in front of a capacity crowd at the Downtown Arena.

Kassy Betinol had the crowd on its feet just over 10 minutes into the game on the powerplay, her third goal of the tournament.

Jaden Bogden made it 2-0 five minutes into the second, but Quebec responded just two minutes later to draw within one.

Alberta goaltender Bella McKee shut the door from there, and made 31 saves to lead her team to gold.

The gold medal was Alberta’s 100th medal of the 2019 Canada Winter Games, and second in hockey, with the Men’s team winning bronze in week one.

GAME STATS > | GAME ONE RECAP > | GAME TWO RECAP > | GAME THREE RECAP > | QF RECAP > | SF RECAP >

TEAM ALBERTA ROSTER > | TEAM ALBERTA CWG GUIDE > | FULL SCHEDULE/STATS >

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Team Alberta to play for Canada Winter Games gold

RED DEER - Team Alberta is headed to the gold medal game at the Canada Winter Games after a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over BC in the semi-finals on Friday afternoon.

Scoreless through two periods, BC led the shots on goal 18-11.

Alberta’s Kassy Betinol would put Alberta on the board just 1:28 into the third period, putting a shot in the top corner on a partial break. BC would come back and get a goal of their own just under three minutes later to tie the game at 1-1. With just over eight minutes remaining, BC was given a penalty shot opportunity, which ultimately resulted in no goal. No other goals were scored, and the game required overtime.

After both teams traded chances in OT, Team Alberta’s Sarah Wozniewicz scored the winner off of a pass by Danielle Serdachny just over halfway through the extra frame.

Caroline Gosling put together a strong performance in goal for Alberta, stopping 26 of 27 shots she faced for the win.

Alberta draws up against Quebec in the finals Saturday afternoon at 12:30 at the Downtown Arena. The game will be shown live on TSN5.

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Alberta shuts out Manitoba, earns semi-final berth

RED DEER - Team Alberta will play for a medal at the Canada Winter Games after a 3-0 victory over Manitoba in quarter-final action on Thursday afternoon.

After a scoreless first period, Teghan Inglis put Alberta on the board just over five minutes into the second with a powerplay goal, and Sarah Wozniewicz made it 2-0 late in the frame.

Team Alberta held off Manitoba throughout the third, and Wozniewicz scored her second of the game into an empty net to seal the 3-0 win.

Bella McKee put forth another strong performance in net for Alberta, stopping all 29 shots she faced for the shutout win. Manitoba netminder Raygan Kirk also made 29 saves while taking the loss.

Alberta draws up against British Columbia in the semi-finals Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Downtown Arena. The live stream of the game can be found here.

BC is undefeated in the tournament so far, and is coming off a 7-1 quarter-final win over New Brunswick.

The winner of the game will play for gold on Saturday at 12:30pm at the Downtown Arena, while the loser will play for Bronze at 9:00am.

GAME STATS > | GAME ONE RECAP > | GAME TWO RECAP > | GAME THREE RECAP >

TEAM ALBERTA ROSTER > | TEAM ALBERTA CWG GUIDE > | FULL SCHEDULE/STATS >

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Seven Albertans win Canada West awards

RED DEER - It was another banner year for Alberta’s collegiate athletes as Canada West announced its year-end honours on Wednesday.

Seven Albertans - three in Men’s Hockey and four in Women’s Hockey, were recognized for their outstanding seasons.

Canmore’s Luke Philp (University of Alberta) repeated as the Canada West Player of the Year, while Edmonton’s Grayson Pawlenchuk (University of Alberta) was named the Rookie of the Year. Sherwood Park native Riley Kieser (University of Alberta) was honoured with the Student-Athlete Community Service Award.

Both Philp and Pawlenchuk are Team Alberta alumni, with Philp winning bronze with Alberta at the 2011 Canada Winter Games.

It was a clean-sweep for Albertans in Women’s Hockey, with all four awards going to Team Alberta alumni. Edmonton native Alex Poznikoff (University of Alberta) earned top honours as the Canada West Player of the Year, Okotoks’ Breanne Trotter (Mount Royal University) was named the Rookie of the Year, and the Student Athlete Community Service Award went to Anna Purschke (Mount Royal University) of Sherwood Park. Former Team Alberta Coach Howie Draper (University of Alberta) was named Coach of the Year.

Poznikoff won a bronze medal with Team Alberta at the 2013 National Women’s U18 Championship, and again at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Draper coached the bronze-medal winning 2015 team, and also led Team Alberta to gold at the 2011 Canada Winter Games.

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Team Alberta falls 2-1 to Ontario, finishes third in Pool B

RED DEER - Team Alberta U18 Female completed their round-robin play at the 2019 Canada Winter Games with a 2-1 loss against Ontario on Tuesday night.

In a scoreless first period, Ontario led in shots on goal 10-6.

The first goal would not be notched until nearly midway through the second frame, when Ontario put home a rebound to make it 1-0. They would take that lead into the third period.

Team Ontario would take a 2-0 lead with 12:41 to go in the third period. Alberta made a push near the end when Teghan Inglis scored on the power play with 1:27 remaining to make it 2-1. That goal was as close as Alberta would get, as Ontario held on for the 2-1 victory.

In her second start of the tournament, Bella McKee held down the fort for Alberta, stopping 36 of the 38 shots she faced. Ontario netminder Kayle Osborne made 20 saves for the win.

Team Alberta finished third in Pool B and will now play Manitoba in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 4pm at the Downtown Arena.

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Team Alberta tops Nova Scotia 4-3 with a shootout victory

RED DEER - Team Alberta U18 Female continued their round-robin play at the 2019 Canada Winter Games with a 4-3 Shootout win against Team Nova Scotia on Monday evening.

Alberta had most of the pressure in the first period, but it was Nova Scotia who would get on the board first just 3:29 in. Aliya Jomha would respond for Alberta midway through the frame with a tip-in front of the net.

Nova Scotia would score the only goal in the second frame in what was an even period with shots finishing 9-9.

Team Alberta would tie the game at 2-2 four minutes into the third on a goal by Sarah Wozniewicz, but Nova Scotia would take the lead once again with eight minutes to go. Just 1:03 later, Danielle Serdachny would put one home on the power play to once again tie the game. The game remained tied through regulation, and the two teams headed to overtime.

A late penalty in the third period set Nova Scotia up with a 4 on 3 power play to start overtime. Alberta would kill that penalty off, and ultimately neither team would end the game in OT.

The shootout featured six shooters for each side, with Kassy Betinol scoring once and Stephanie Markowski scoring twice, including the winner for Team Alberta.

Caroline Gosling got the start for Alberta and stopped 20 of 23 shots, including six saves in overtime.

Team Alberta finishes round robin play on Tuesday night against Ontario at 730pm at the Centrium. Ontario is coming off a is coming off a 5-1 loss to BC on Sunday afternoon, and is currently ahead of Alberta by one point in Pool B.

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Team Alberta falls 6-1 to BC

RED DEER - Team Alberta U18 Female opened up round-robin play at the 2019 Canada Winter Games with a 6-1 loss to Team BC on Sunday night.

Alberta put the pressure on BC in the first period, out-shooting them 8-2, but BC scored a late-period goal to take a 1-0 lead into the second frame.

Kassy Betinol tied the game just two minutes into the second, but BC took the lead again just 30 seconds later, and would add four more goals for the 6-1 win.

Bella McKee got the start for Team Alberta, allowing six goals on 15 shots. Caroline Gosling came into the game halfway through the third period, stopping all three shots she faced.

Team Alberta is gets back at it again Monday night against Nova Scotia at 730pm at the Centrium. The game will be shown on TSN3. Nova Scotia is coming off a 5-1 loss to Ontario on Sunday afternoon.

Game Stats > | Team Alberta Roster > | Team Alberta CWG Guide > | Full Schedule/Stats >

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Canada Winter Games come full circle for 1967 gold medal-winner

RED DEER - The Canada Winter Games attract volunteers and spectators from all walks of life, but for one volunteer, the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer are particularly special.

Billings, a Red Deer native, was back in his hometown during the winter months for the first time in nearly ten years, as he and his wife both volunteered for the 2019 games.

According to Billings, it was important for him to take part in the Canada Winter Games in his hometown, as he was part of the inaugural games in 1967. In fact, Billings was a member of the gold medal-winning University of Alberta Golden Bears, who represented Alberta at the games.

"It makes me feel old, for one thing," said Billings on volunteering for the Canada Winter Games 52 years after winning gold. "I’m glad to still be here to enjoy it, and it probably means more to me now than when it happened, because I understand things a little better, you know, you cherish things more. I’m excited for all the young kids too, I’m looking forward to seeing it and being a part of it again."

Billings said as time passed by, he gained a greater appreciation for the one-in-a-lifetime experience in 1967.

"I didn’t really understand it all back then, I was just 19 years old, and in my first year of University," he said. "It was just exciting to be part of it. We played in the Quebec Coliseum, the building that Jean Beliveau built, that’s exciting. You walk in there, and you look up and see all these guys and say ’wow, I can’t believe I’m here’. Then we finally won, and that was hard to accept, we sat there and thought ’wow, did we really do this’? Then it hits home after awhile, and just like anything that you win, it was surreal."

Billings had the honour of representing the historic 1967 Men’s Hockey team at the 2019 Canada Winter Games Opening Ceremonies as well, as was selected as one of the final torch-bearers.

Although 52 years have passed, Billings said he still carries fond memories of the 1967 Canada Winter Games, and is looking forward to make new memories in 2019.

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From left: Kassy Betinol, Isabelle Lajoie, Danielle Serdachny, Teghan Inglis. (Photo credit: LA Media


Team Alberta U18 announces leadership group for 2019 Canada Winter Games

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the leadership group for Team Alberta’s U18 Female team for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Danielle Serdachny (Edmonton) will captain Team Alberta, with Kassy Betinol (Okotoks), Teghan Inglis (Okotoks) and Isabelle Lajoie (St. Albert) serving as Assistant Captains.

Team Alberta kicks off play round-robin play against Team BC on Sunday at 7:30pm, with games against Nova Scotia and Ontario set for Monday and Tuesday at 7:30pm, respectively. All games are at the Centrium at Westerner Park.

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Team Alberta wins bronze at Canada Winter Games

RED DEER - Team Alberta rebounded from an 8-4 semi-final loss with a 12-0 win over Saskatchewan Friday night to claim the bronze medal in Men’s Hockey at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

In the second matchup of the tournament between the two teams, Alberta avenged a 4-3 overtime loss to Saskatchewan on Saturday.

Matt Savoie opened the scoring for Alberta late in the first period, and added two more to open the second period for a natural hat-trick. Savoie also had two assists for a five-point game, and finished the Canada Winter games with 13 points.

Alberta saw six more tallies in the second as part of an eight-goal period, and three more in the third. Craig Armstrong (2), Dylan Guenther (2), Tyson Laventure, Zack Stringer, Olen Zellweger, Owen MacNeil and Marc Lajoie all scored goals for Alberta in the win. Guenther added three assists to also finish the tournament with 13 points, tied for the team lead with Savoie.

Alberta goaltender Drew Sim stopped all 37 shots he faced to earn the shutout win.

The Canada Winter Games take a one-day break on Saturday before re-starting for Week Two on Sunday, when Team Alberta U18 Female kicks off their quest for gold at 7:30pm at the Centrium.

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Semi Final Recap > | Team Alberta Roster > | Team Alberta CWG Guide > | Full Schedule/Standings >

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ICE TIMES - Edition 19:04

February 22, 2019

CANADA WINTER GAMES UPDATE

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


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

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


CANADA WINTER GAMES - WHAT’S AHEAD?

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

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


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE FUTURE COACHES PROGRAM

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

Red Deer - April 5-6 - REGISTER >

Calgary - April 12-13 - REGISTER >

Edmonton - April 12-13 - REGISTER >


POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS: BECOME A FUTURE LEADER!

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



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

ACTIVE FOR LIFE -

1. Highly active skills-based practices

2. Appropriate coaching during games

3. Respectful parents

4. Intense, yet respectful hockey

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


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

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


TEAMMATES HELPING TEAMMATES RAFFLE

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


GET GEARED UP FOR PLAYOFFS AND PROVINCIALS!

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


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Alberta falls 8-4 to Ontario, will play for bronze Friday

RED DEER - Despite a strong third period comeback attempt, Team Alberta dropped an 8-4 decision to Ontario Thursday night in the Canada Winter Games semi-final.

Ontario opened the scoring just 1:21 into the game, and would score another with 1:40 remaining in the first to take a 2-0 lead into the second period, where they would score four more to take a 6-0 lead after two.

Alberta came out hard in the third period, with four goals in a span of eight minutes from Zack Ostapchuk, Colton Dach, Matt Savoie and Tyson Laventure to make it a 6-4 game. But, Ontario halted Alberta’s charge with a powerplay goal and a shorthanded goal to make it 8-4, punching their ticket to the gold medal game against Quebec, who beat Saskatchewan 7-3 in the other semifinal matchup earlier in the day.

Drew Sim got the nod for Team Alberta, and made 18 saves on 26 shots to take the loss. Alberta heavily outshot Ontario, but Benjamin Gaudreau held down the fort for his team, stopping 40 of 44 to earn the win.

Alberta still has a shot at the podium as they draw up against Saskatchewan in the bronze medal game at 4pm on Friday at the Centrium. The live stream of the game can be found here.

Game Stats > | Game One Recap > | Game Two Recap > | Game Three Recap > | Quarter Final Recap >

Team Alberta Roster > | Team Alberta CWG Guide > | Full Schedule/Standings >

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Alberta advances to semi-finals with 8-3 win over New Brunswick

RED DEER - Team Alberta punched its ticket to the semi-finals at the 2019 Canada Winter Games with an 8-3 win over New Brunswick on Wednesday night.

Alberta wasted no time in getting on the board, with Tyson Laventure opening the scoring just over three minutes into the game, but New Brunswick countered just over a minute later. Dylan Guenther regained Alberta’s lead just two minutes after that, only to have New Brunswick tie it up again 16 seconds later.

Team Alberta took the lead for good following goals from Matt Savoie and Zack Ostapchuk. New Brunswick added another goal late in the first period, but Alberta shut the door from there, and would add to their lead with second period goals from Laventure, Brett Hyland, Craig Armstrong and Savoie.

Lochlan Gordon got the start for Alberta, but gave way to Drew Sim after allowing three goals on eight shots in the first period. Sim shut the door in the second and third period, stopping all 11 shots he faced, though Gordon still earned credit for the win. New Brunswick netminder Nicholas Sheehan allowed eight goals on 35 shots through the first two periods, while Pierre-Vincent Guignard stopped all 16 shots he faced in relief in the third.

Alberta draws up against Team Ontario in the semi-finals on Thursday night, with a spot in the gold medal game on the line. Game time is 7:30pm at the Centrium in Red Deer. The live stream of the game can be found here.

The other semi-final matchup sees Quebec and Saskatchewan go head-to-head. That game goes at 4:00pm at the Centrium, the live stream can be found here.

Game Stats > | Game One Recap > | Game Two Recap > | Game Three Recap >

Team Alberta Roster > | Team Alberta CWG Guide > | Full Schedule/Standings >

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Alberta defeats BC 5-4, clinches first in Pool B

RED DEER - After trailing Team BC most of the game, Team Alberta’s late third period charge propelled them to a 5-4 win on Monday night, securing first place in Pool B in Men’s Hockey at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Down 4-2 with less than 10 minutes to play in the third period, Alberta mounted a comeback and tied the game in the dying minutes on goals from Marc Lajoie and Zach Ostapchuk. Then, with overtime looming, Captain Sean Tschigerl stunned BC, scoring the game-winner with just 27 seconds left to play, burying a rebound off an excellent individual effort by Matt Savoie.

Team BC stormed out to a 3-0 lead with a pair of goals in the first period and one in the second, before Craig Armstrong got Alberta on the board halfway through the second frame, with Colton Dach bringing his team within one heading into the third.

But, BC regained a two goal lead just 46 seconds into the final period, setting up Alberta’s comeback.

Goaltender Drew Sim earned his first win of the tournament, stopping 27 shots for Alberta, while BC Goalie Thomas Milic made 36 saves.

With the first place finish in Pool B, Alberta will play in the Quarterfinals on Wednesday night at the Centrium at 7:30 against the winner of Tuesday night’s game between Newfoundland and New Brunswick.

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Team Alberta Roster > | Team Alberta CWG Guide > | Full Schedule/Standings >

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Alberta hangs on for 6-5 win over Manitoba

RED DEER - Despite a furious comeback attempt by Manitoba, Team Alberta earned its first win at the Canada Winter Games on Sunday afternoon.

Alberta got off to a fast and furious start, scoring five straight goals in the first period, before Manitoba answered back late in the frame.

Team Alberta scored another early in the second to take a 6-1 lead, but ran into some penalty trouble, which allowed Manitoba back into the game, and drew within one with just three minutes left to play.

Alberta saw goals from six different players: Corson Ceulemans, Colton Dach, Tyson Laventure, Brett Hyland, Kai Uchacz and Craig Armstrong.

In his first start of the tournament, Lochlan Gordon made 22 saves to earn the win, while Manitoba netminder Jayden Catellier stopped 27 shots in a losing cause.

Team Alberta wraps up round-robin play Monday against BC, and can clinch first place in Pool B with a win. Game time is 7:30pm at the Enmax Centrium. The live broadcast of the came can be found here.

Game Stats > | Game One Recap > | Team Alberta Roster > | Team Alberta CWG Guide > | Full Schedule/Standings >

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Alberta edged by Saskatchewan in overtime

RED DEER - Team Alberta U16 Male opened up round-robin play at the 2019 Canada Winter Games with a 4-3 overtime loss to Saskatchewan Saturday night.

Alberta never trailed at any point, and held a lead for much of the game, but Saskatchewan wouldn’t go away.

Kai Uchacz opened the scoring for Alberta early in the first, but Saskatchewan countered just two minutes later on the powerplay. Dylan Guenther’s powerplay marker gave Alberta the lead heading into the second period, where Saskatchewan tied the game again.

Zack Stringer’s late second period goal gave Alberta the lead once more, but Saskatchewan tied the game yet again halfway through the third, before Nolan Allan sealed the victory for his team.

Goaltender Drew Sim made 18 saves for Alberta, while his counterpart Brent Mirwald stood tall to earn the win for Saskatchewan, stopping 40 of the 43 shots he faces.

Team Alberta is right back at it again Sunday afternoon against Manitoba at 4:00pm at the Centrium. The game will be shown on TSN at 5:00pm.

Game Stats > | Team Alberta Roster > | Team Alberta CWG Guide > | Full Schedule >

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Alberta girls go global in Calgary

RED DEER - Sixteen outstanding young Albertans will hit the ice in Calgary on Saturday for the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Global Girls Hockey Game.

In addition to the game itself, athletes will participate in skills clinics, visit the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, and take in presentations from guest speakers.

The Global Girls Game goes at 3pm at the Flames Community Rink.

The sixteen Bantam-aged Albertans participating in the Global Game are:

NAME POSITION HOMETOWN MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
Sophy Aldred Forward Calgary Girls Hockey Calgary
Eilis Clipperton Forward Calgary Girls Hockey Calgary
Isabella Fauth Forward Cochrane Cochrane
Madison Gingrich Forward Calgary Girls Hockey Calgary
Cassie Guigon Defence Calgary Girls Hockey Calgary
Ava Haddad Goaltender Rocky View County Girls Hockey Calgary
Codi James Defence Castor 3Cs
Kennedy Keer Forward Strathmore Strathmore
Eva Kingston Goaltender Lake Newell Resort Brooks
Deanna Kwong Forward Calgary Girls Hockey Calgary
Kathleen Malcolm Forward Edmonton Edmonton Girls Hockey Association
Roxy Mason Forward Edmonton Edmonton Girls Hockey Association
Jorianna McAlister Forward Okotoks Okotoks
Ruby Polansky Defence Sturgeon County St. Albert
Shayelle Robertson Forward Sibbald 3Cs
Mystery Shaw Defence Spruce Grove St. Albert

About the Global Game

The Global Game embodies the spirit of enjoyment, teamwork, and collaborating with those from diverse backgrounds. This unique game starts on Saturday and will be played in 28 different countries before being handed off to Canada to play the final segment of the game. A cumulative score is kept across all 28 countries between Team White and Team Blue with a winner being declared after the Canadian portion of the game. The goal this game is to unite all females currently playing hockey as one global family.

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Canada Winter Games: Alberta’s Tradition of Success

RED DEER - Hockey has been included as an event in the Canada Winter Games since its inaugural year in 1967. Throughout each passing year, the sport has seen its share of different winners and famous alumni. Since its inception, Alberta has been the only province to compete in each iteration of the Canada Winter Games, achieving great results in both the male and female competitions.

The 2019 Games set to begin on Friday – the first to be held in Alberta since 1995. Here is a look at the history of Team Alberta at the Canada Winter Games:

Team Alberta Male

Male hockey was introduced at the 1967 Canada Winter Games with just three teams participating: Alberta, BC, and Ontario. Team Alberta won the gold medal, followed that up with a silver in 1971, and then gold again in 1975. Each tournament contained three teams.

The 1979 Games marked the first year where all provinces and territories entered a team into the tournament. Over the next three Canada Winter Games, Team Alberta finished out of the medals, with 1987 the last Games where Team Alberta Male did not win a medal. Since 1991, Team Alberta has finished with two bronze, three silver, and two gold medals. Alberta is the only province to win a medal in each of the last seven Canada Winter Games events.

The 1999 gold medal winning team was a 2018 inductee into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame. They were led by notable alumni Jay Bouwmeester and Scott Hartnell.

Team Alberta U16 Roster/Schedule >

Team Alberta Female

Female hockey was introduced to the Canada Winter Games in 1991. Team Alberta wasted no time finding success, taking home the gold medal with a team that included 13-year-old Hayley Wickenheiser. Since 1991, Team Alberta earned bronze in 1999 and 2015 while taking home the gold for a second time in 2011.

The 1991 gold medal winning squad was also inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018.

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From left: Marc Lajoie, Dylan Guenther, Sean Tschigerl, and Kai Uchacz. (Photo credit: Rob Wallator)


Team Alberta U16 announces leadership group for 2019 Canada Winter Games

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the leadership group for Team Alberta’s U16 Male team for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Sean Tschigerl (Edmonton) will captain Team Alberta, with defenceman Marc Lajoie (St. Albert) and forwards Dylan Guenther (Edmonton) and Kai Uchacz (De Winton) serving as Assistant Captains.

"I’m honoured to be named Captain of Team Alberta, it’s super exciting, and a big opportunity, playing on home soil," said Tschigerl.

Team Alberta kicks off play round-robin play against Team Saskatchewan on Saturday at 7:30pm, with games against Manitoba and BC set for Sunday at 4:00pm and 7:30pm, respectively. All games are at the Centrium at Westerner Park.