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Team Alberta

2023 Prospects Cup regional camps registration now open

RED DEER – Registration is now open for the 2023 Prospects Cup Regional Camps.

All 2010-born Male players, registered with a Hockey Alberta Sanctioned Minor Hockey Association are eligible to register and try out for the Prospects Cup. Positions at tryouts are limited and awarded on a first-come first serve basis. There will be four (4) Regional Camps occurring simultaneously between April 14-16 at the following locations:

  • Calgary Regional Camp - Don Hartman NE Sportsplex
  • South Regional Camp - Olds Sportsplex
  • Capital Regional Camp - The Meadows (Edmonton)
  • North Regional Camp - Wally Fedun Arena (Vegreville)

2023 Prospects Cup Registration Directory >

Please ensure that prior to registration, you have reviewed the Prospects Cup Registration Directory above to determine what region your child resides in. Athletes are only permitted to register for the region in which they reside and the position (goaltender, defence or forward) for which they wish to be considered for the Prospects Cup. Any athlete who registers for an incorrect region or position may have their registration refunded less an admin fee and will not be guaranteed acceptance to attend the regional camp tryout, subject to the correct region/position’s availability.

Should the region/position be sold out at the time you try and register, please email Hudson Kelly ([email protected]) to be added to a waitlist for that position/region, do not try and register for another region.

Visa and Mastercard are the only payment methods that are accepted through the payment platform. American Express and debit cards will not be approved. Please ensure that you are prepared with an accepted method of payment.

PROSPECTS CUP REGIONAL CAMP REGISTRATION >

2023 PROSPECTS CUP TEAM STAFFS >

The 2023 Prospects Cup will take place May 10-14 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer.

Team Alberta

2023 Alberta Challenge Regional Camp registration now open

Registration is now open for the 2023 Alberta Challenge Regional Camps.

All 2008 and 2009-born female players, registered with a Hockey Alberta or a Hockey Canada sanctioned minor hockey association are eligible to register and try out for the Alberta Challenge. Eligible athletes must be permanent residents of Alberta.

Positions at Regional Camps are limited and awarded on a first-come, first serve basis. There will be two Regional Camps occurring simultaneously between April 7-9 at the following locations:

  • Cochrane Regional Camp - Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre
  • Beaumont Regional Camp - Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre

Alberta Challenge Regional Boundaries >

Please ensure that prior to registration, you have reviewed the Alberta Challenge Regional Boundaries to determine what zone your child resides in. Athletes are only permitted to register for the region in which they reside and the position (goaltender, defense or forward) for which they wish to be considered for the Alberta Challenge. Any athlete who registers for an incorrect region or position may have their registration refunded less an admin fee and will not be guaranteed acceptance to attend the regional camp tryout, subject to the correct region/position availability.

Should the region/position be sold out at the time you try and register, please email [email protected] to be added to a wait list for that position/region, do not try and register for another region.

Visa and Mastercard are the only payment methods that are accepted through the payment platform. American Express and debit cards will not be approved. Please ensure that you are prepared with an accepted method of payment.

Alberta Challenge Regional Camp Registration >

2023 Alberta Cup Team Staffs >

The 2023 Alberta Challenge will take place May 3-7 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer.


The Alberta Challenge is a core Hockey Alberta Female Development program, providing players, coaches, therapists, equipment managers, administrators and referees an equal opportunity to discover the great qualities of competitive hockey.

The Alberta Challenge aids in preparation, evaluation and identification of potential players for Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program and is a grassroots program. Through the camps, the players are able to measure themselves against other players of the same age and receive instruction from some of the best coaches in the province. For those selected to the regional teams, the Alberta Challenge is a taste of top level competition.

Team Alberta

Photo credit: LA Media


2023 Alberta Cup Regional Camp registration now open

Registration for Alberta Cup Regional Camps is now full. Please contact Mike Kraichy ([email protected]) to be added to a waitlist.

All 2008-born Male players, registered with a Hockey Alberta Sanctioned Minor Hockey Association or Hockey Canada Sanctioned Accredited School are eligible to register and try out for the Alberta Cup.

Positions at regional camps are limited and awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. There will be three Regional Camps occurring simultaneously between March 31 - April 2 at the following locations:

  • Calgary Regional Camp - Don Hartman NE Sportsplex
  • Red Deer Regional Camp - Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
  • Spruce Grove Regional Camp - Spruce Grove Agrena

Alberta Cup Regional Directory >

Please ensure that prior to registration, you have reviewed the Alberta Cup Regional Directory above to determine what region your child resides in. Athletes are only permitted to register for the region in which they reside and the position (goaltender, defence, or forward) for which they wish to be considered for the Alberta Cup. Any athlete who registers for an incorrect region or position may have their registration refunded less an admin fee and will not be guaranteed acceptance to attend the regional camp tryout, subject to the correct region/position’s availability.

Should the region/position be sold out at the time you try and register, please email [email protected] to be added to a waitlist for that position/region, do not try and register for another region.

Visa and Mastercard are the only payment methods that are accepted through the payment platform. American Express and debit cards will not be approved. Please ensure that you are prepared with an accepted method of payment.

ALBERTA CUP REGIONAL CAMP REGISTRATION >

2023 ALBERTA CUP TEAM STAFFS >

The 2023 Alberta Cup will take place April 26-30 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer.


The Alberta Cup aids in the identification and selection of potential players for Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program, with hundreds of players annually trying out for 120 spots (20 positions on each of the six regional teams).

In addition to player development, the Alberta Cup also features opportunities for administrators, referees, coaches, therapists, and equipment managers to be identified for potential positions at higher level events, such as the World U17 Hockey Challenge and Canada Winter Games.

Team Alberta

Next up, Canada Winter Games

RED DEER – Over the weekend, Team Alberta hosted the December Development Camp.

Both the Male U16 and Female U18 teams gathered in Red Deer for three days of preparation ahead of the Canada Winter Games. Sessions included team bonding, on and off ice development sessions and two exhibition games apiece.

The camp was the only time the Team Alberta squads will gather between the roster announcements in November and at the Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island. The male hockey competition runs February 18-25, while the female competitions is February 27-March 5.

On the weekend, Team Alberta U18 Female faced off against Alberta Elite Hockey League’s U15 AAA division teams. On Friday, Team Alberta fell 7-1 to the Okotoks Oilers. On Sunday, Team Alberta skated to a 3-1 over the Leduc Oil Kings. To prepare for tournament conditions, each game featured a five-minute overtime and a shootout.

Team Alberta U16 Male defeated Red Deer U18 AAA Optimus Chiefs 14-3 on Saturday in a modified game that focused on special teams and in-game situations. On Sunday, Team Alberta lost 3-2 to the St. Albert U18 AAA Nektar Raiders.

Team Alberta Male U16 Roster >

Team Alberta Female Roster >

Team Alberta

Team Alberta U16 Male and U18 Female set to begin December Camp

RED DEER – The road to the 2023 Canada Winter Games continues on December 16-18, as the Team Alberta U16 Male and Female teams gather for their December Camp. The teams will gather at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer in preparation for the short-term competition taking place February 18 - March 5 in Prince Edward Island.

The camp offers a chance to see each team in action, as they will both play two exhibition games against U15 and U18 AAA club teams. The weekend camp will be the first and only time that the teams will be assembling in full before departing for the event in February.

All games will be held at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre and are free for the public to attend. The games will also be broadcast live on HockeyTV.

Schedule & Roster >


Team Alberta Female

The puck will drop on the Female squad’s first game at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, December 16 against the U15 AAA Okotoks Oilers. On Sunday, the team will face-off versus the Leduc LJAC U15 AAA Oil Kings at 3:00 P.M.

U18 Female Camp Roster >

Athletes born in 2005-07, playing with a Hockey Canada sanctioned club team were eligible for Team Alberta Female. The selection process for the Canada Winter Games began in the 2021-22 season, where athletes were evaluated. In July, Hockey Alberta invited 72 athletes to the U18 Summer Camp, where 28 players were shortlisted and invited to the U18 Fall Selection Camp. Following the selection camp, athletes continued to be scouted with their club teams through the fall.


Team Alberta U16 Male

The U16 Male team will play their first game at 4:30 P.M. on Saturday, December 17 against the U18 AAA Red Deer Optimist Chiefs. They will cap off their weekend with a game against the U18 AAA St. Albert Nektar Raiders on Sunday, December 18 at 12:00 P.M.

U16 Male Camp Roster >

Athletes born in 2007, playing with a Hockey Canada sanctioned program were eligible for the Canada Winter Games. To be selected to the Team Alberta U16 Male roster, athletes where evaluated based on their overall play throughout the Team Alberta scouting process. The process includes past Team Alberta programs, the U16 Summer Camp and play with their club teams through the fall. Eighty players were invited to the U16 Summer Camp, with 33 shortlisted and evaluated through the fall.


Apparel

Hockey Alberta has set up an online store to purchase additional Team Alberta apparel. Please feel free to share the link with family and friends who wish to cheer on Team Alberta at the Canada Winter Games. There are a number of items to choose from, but jerseys are not available for purchase. The store is open until January 3. Orders will be shipped by February 1.

ONLINE STORE >

Any questions related to merchandise can be directed to – [email protected].

Team Alberta

Team Staffs announced for 2023 Spring Showcase

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta has selected the 111 volunteers who will lead teams at the 2023 Spring Showcase.

Each team will consist of a director of operations, coach mentor, head coach and two assistant coaches. Teams at the Alberta Cup and Alberta Challenge will include a trainer. Staff for each Alberta Challenge team also includes an apprentice coach.

Volunteers for each team are listed below. The Prospects Cup is still accepting applications for trainers.

2023 Alberta Cup Team Staff

2023 Alberta Challenge Team Staff

2023 Prospects Cup Team Staff

The Spring Showcase features the Alberta Cup, Alberta Challenge and Prospects Cup in back-to-back-to-back weekend action, beginning with the Alberta Cup on April 26. Events take place at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre at Red Deer Polytechnic.

Registration and details regarding regional camps for each event will be released in the new year.

Team Alberta

Team Alberta Female roster set for Canada Winter Games

RED DEER – Twenty female athletes will lace ‘em up for Team Alberta at the Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island.

Two goaltenders, six defence and 12 forwards comprise the Team Alberta lineup playing in the U18 competition in Charlottetown, February 27 – March 5.

Team Alberta Female Roster >

Team Alberta’s roster features:

  • Two forwards (McDermid, Smith) who played in the 2022 Alberta Challenge.
  • Nine athletes (Brokenshire, Davidson, Devlin, Lawrence, Makokis, Perrier, Rizarri, Trudeau and Walker) who represented Team Alberta at the 2021 Western Regional Championship.
  • Eighteen athletes who played in the 2020 Alberta Winter Games.
  • Nine athletes (Brokenshire, Davidson, Devlin, Holbein, Lawrence, Makokis, Pearce, Rizarri and Walker) who debuted in short-term competition at the 2019 Alberta Challenge.

“These athletes have worked incredible hard through this process and we are excited to announce the roster of athletes who will be competing for Team Alberta in Charlottetown,” said Kendall Newell, Director of Operations for Team Alberta. “The staff is confident that we’ve selected a strong group of athletes and we are excited to get this group together in the coming weeks to begin our final team preparations heading into the competition in February.”

The selection process for the Canada Winter Games began in the 2021-22 season, where athletes were evaluated with their Hockey Canada sanctioned club team. In July, Hockey Alberta invited 72 female athletes born in 2005-07 to the U18 Summer Camp, in Red Deer. Twenty-eight players were shortlisted and invited back to Red Deer in September for the U18 Fall Selection Camp. Following the selection camp, athletes continued to be scouted with their club teams through the fall.

Round robin action begins on February 27 vs Nova Scotia. Other Team Alberta games include: February 28 vs Manitoba and March 1 vs Ontario. Playoffs start March 2 with medal games on March 5.

Team Alberta are the defending champions, after winning gold in 2019 in Red Deer. Historically, Team Alberta has three golds (2019, 2011, 1991) and two bronze medals (2015, 1999).

Female hockey was added to the Canada Winter Games in 1991. The Winter Games brings together thousands of athletes for the largest amateur multi-sport event in the country. They span over 25 different sports and is held every four years.


TEAM ALBERTA APPAREL

Hockey Alberta has set up an online store to purchase additional Team Alberta apparel. Please feel free to share the link with family and friends who wish to cheer on Team Alberta at the Canada Winter Games. There are a number of items to choose from, but jerseys are not available for purchase. The store is open until January 3. Orders will be shipped by February 1.

Team Alberta Store >

Any questions related to merchandise can be directed to Manager of Marketing and Communications, Danielle Kraichy, [email protected].

Team Alberta

Team Alberta Male roster set for National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

RED DEER – Twenty-two male players will represent Alberta at the 2023 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Winnipeg, May 7-13.

The team consists of 11 forwards, eight defence and three goaltenders. Twenty athletes were named, with the final two selections to be made at a later date.

Roster >

Players attended the selection camp August 4-6, in Red Deer at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Over 100 athletes tried out for the team, with the roster selected from a shortlist of 46 players. Hockey Alberta, in partnership with the Indigenous Sport Council of Alberta, coordinated the selection process for the players and coaches. The process included recruiting and selecting the Indigenous coaching staff, registration and selection camps for players, team training, and designing the uniforms.

The national championships provide a forum for elite U18-aged Indigenous male youth and attracts participation from First Nation, Inuit and Metis players across 13 provinces and territories. The annual event helps foster cultural unity and pride as well as an opportunity to celebrate the athletic abilities of Indigenous athletes from across the country.

Team Alberta

Team Alberta Female roster set for National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

RED DEER – Twenty-three female players will represent Alberta at the 2023 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Winnipeg, May 7-13.

The team consists of 14 forwards, seven defence and two goaltenders.

Roster >

Players attended the selection camp in August in Red Deer at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. The top 36 athletes were shortlisted for a camp on September 25. Hockey Alberta, in partnership with the Indigenous Sport Council of Alberta, coordinated the selection process for the players and coaches. The process included recruiting and selecting the Indigenous coaching staff, registration and selection camps for players, team training, and designing the uniforms.

The national championships provide a forum for elite U18-aged Indigenous female youth and attracts participation from First Nation, Inuit and Metis players across 13 provinces and territories. The annual event helps foster cultural unity and pride as well as an opportunity to celebrate the athletic abilities of Indigenous athletes from across the country.

Team Alberta

Team Alberta North Junior Female roster unveiled

RED DEER – Seventeen players will be suiting up for Team Alberta North Junior Female. The team will participate in the 2023 Arctic Winter Games hosted by Wood Buffalo, January 29 – February 4.

Two goaltenders, six defence and nine forwards will make up the team. Three players have participated in a Hockey Alberta sanctioned short-term competition (Jordan Brown - 2022 Alberta Challenge, Taylor Breen and Victoria Willsey – 2020 Alberta Winter Games).

Roster >

To be eligible to participate in the Arctic Winter Games, athletes and coaches must reside in a community located north of the 55th parallel. Tryouts were held in Manning, October 7-9 for athletes born in 2004-2009.

Team Alberta North Junior Female will participate in a round-robin tournament to determine seeding for the medal-round pairings in hopes of qualifying for the playoffs to compete for the gold ulu. The tournament will be played at Centrefire Place in Fort McMurray.

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. Teams that regularly participate in ice hockey include Alaska, Yukon, Alberta North, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Team Alberta

Photo credit: LA Media


Staff Applications now open for 2023 Spring Showcase

RED DEER – Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for Coaches, Trainers, and Directors of Operations for the 2023 Spring Showcase.

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

Anyone interested in volunteering in one of those key team positions can apply using the links below.

Applications for all positions close November 3.


2023 Alberta Cup

Hockey Alberta is seeking one head coach, two assistant coaches and one trainer for each of the six Alberta Cup regional teams. The Alberta Cup will feature male players born in 2008.

AB Cup Coach Application > | AB Cup Trainer Application >

The 2023 Alberta Cup runs April 26-30. Regional camps will run March 31- April 2 in Spruce Grove, Calgary and Red Deer.


2023 Alberta Challenge

Hockey Alberta is seeking one head coach, two assistant coaches, one apprentice coach and one trainer for each of the six Alberta Challenge regional teams. The Challenge will feature female players born in 2008 and 2009.

AB Challenge Coach Application > | AB Challenge Apprentice Coach Application > | AB Challenge Trainer Application >

The 2023 Alberta Challenge runs May 3-7. Regional camps will run April 7-9 in Cochrane and Beaumont.


2023 Prospects Cup

Hockey Alberta is seeking one head coach, two assistant coaches, one trainer, and one director of operations for each of the eight Prospect Cup regional teams. The Prospects Cup will feature male players born in 2010.

Prospects Cup Coach Application > | Prospects Cup Trainer Application > | Prospects Cup Director of Operations Application >

Team Alberta

Team Alberta North U18 Roster Announced

RED DEER – Hockey Alberta has announced the North U18 Male roster. The team will participate in the 2023 Arctic Winter Games hosted by Wood Buffalo, January 29 – February 4.

The team is comprised of 17 players, consisting of two goaltenders, six defence and nine forwards.

Roster >

To be eligible to participate in the Arctic Winter Games, athletes and coaches must reside in a community located north of the 55th parallel. Tryouts were held in Peace River September 23-25 for athletes born in 2005-2007. Athletes playing AAA in the 2022-23 season were not eligible to tryout.

Team Alberta North U18 Male will participate in a round-robin tournament to determine seeding for the medal-round pairings in hopes of qualifying for the playoffs to compete for the gold ulu. The tournament will be played at Suncor Community Leisure Centre in Fort McMurray.

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. Teams that regularly participate in ice hockey include Alaska, Yukon, Alberta North, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Team Alberta

Team Alberta U18 Female Fall Camp set to begin

RED DEER – Twenty-eight of the top female players in the province are in Red Deer this weekend, for the Team Alberta U18 Fall Selection Camp.

Three goalies, nine defence and 16 forwards are participating in the camp with the hopes of making Team Alberta and competing at the 2023 Canada Winter Games.

Roster >

Included in the weekend action are three games against Alberta Elite Hockey League U15AAA opponents:

  • Red Deer Rebels on Friday night at 8 pm at Servus Arena and Saturday afternoon at 2 pm at Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
  • Calgary Northstars on Sunday at 1 pm at Gary W. Harris.

Admission is free for all three games, and they are available via livestreaming on hockeytv.ca.

“We’ve identified the top 28 females in this age group within the province and are excited to see what they are capable of competing as a team,” said Kendall Newell, Manager of Female Hockey for Hockey Alberta. “This is another step in the process to putting together the team that will represent Alberta at the national level. “

Players were selected to the shortlist based on their overall play throughout the Team Alberta scouting process, past Team Alberta programs, and at the U18 Summer Camp in Red Deer in July.

Following the training camp, athletes will continue to be scouted with their club teams in the fall. Twenty players will be selected to the Team Alberta roster that will compete in Prince Edward Island, February 26-March 5.

Team Alberta

2023 Team Alberta North U15 Male Roster Announced

RED DEER – Team Alberta North U15 Male Roster has been unveiled. The team will participate in the 2023 Arctic Winter Games hosted by Wood Buffalo, January 29 – February 4.

The team is comprised of 17 players, consisting of two goaltenders, six defence and nine forwards, including five who competed in the 2022 Prospects Cup (Cash Brebant, Ethan Collins, Hunter Colombe, Kai Ducharme, and Rylan Ross).

Roster >

To be eligible to participate in the Arctic Winter Games, athletes and coaches must reside in a community located north of the 55th parallel. Tryouts were held in Slave Lake September 16-18 for athletes born in 2008-2009. Athletes playing AAA in the 2022-23 season were not eligible to tryout.

Team Alberta North U15 Male will participate in a round-robin tournament to determine seeding for the medal-round pairings in hopes of qualifying for the playoffs to compete for the gold ulu. The tournament will be played at Suncor Community Leisure Centre in Fort McMurray.

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. Teams that regularly participate in ice hockey include Alaska, Yukon, Alberta North, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Team Alberta

Over 150 Players Attended the U18 NAHC Selection Camp

RED DEER - Over 150 players attended the male and female U18 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) Selection Camp in Red Deer, with the goal of being selected to a Team Alberta roster and representing the province at the 2023 championships.

Hockey Alberta, in partnership with the Indigenous Sport Council of Alberta (ISCA), is overseeing and coordinating the selection process for the players and coaches representing the province at the championships. The camps were held August 4-7 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

The national championships provide a forum for elite U18-aged Indigenous male and female youth and attracts participation from First Nation, Inuit and Metis players across the country.

“Hockey Alberta is honoured to partner with the ISCA in assisting in the process of forming the 2023 NAHC Team Alberta female and male teams,” said Mike Applegate, Regional Manager North, Hockey Development, for Hockey Alberta.

“ISCA is very proud of the partnership we have with Hockey Alberta for the 2023 NAHC,” said Shannon Dunfield, Chair of the ISCA. “This is reconciliation in action and the ongoing collaboration creates a space in which Hockey Alberta learns from ISCA on culture and protocols, and we learn from them on processes that allow for safe and equitable tryouts for our Indigenous youth in Hockey. We look forward to Team Alberta making its way back to the NAHC in 2023!”

The Team Alberta rosters will be announced October 31. The 2023 NAHC will take place in Winnipeg, May 7-13.

Team Alberta

Twenty-eight Players Shortlisted for U18 Female Fall Camp

RED DEER - Twenty-eight players have been shortlisted and invited to the Female U18 Fall Camp, in hopes of being selected to the 2023 Canada Winter Games Team Alberta roster.

Hockey Alberta has announced its shortlist roster for the Team Alberta U18 Female squad that will participate in the Fall Camp, September 23-25 in Red Deer. The Fall Camp is the final provincial camp in preparation for the selection process for the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island. The shortlist includes three goaltenders, nine defenders, and 16 forwards.

Team Alberta U18 Female Shortlist >

Players were selected to the shortlist based on their overall play throughout the Team Alberta scouting process, past Team Alberta programs, and at the U18 Summer Camp in Red Deer, July 12 -17. Seventy-two players were invited to Red Deer, and worked through high intensity on-ice sessions, as well as off-ice training and classroom sessions.

"The athletes at our Summer Camp displayed a level of competition and talent that impressed our (Canada Winter Games staff) group," said Kendall Newell, Hockey Alberta’s Manager of Female Hockey. "We’re excited to bring this group to our Fall Camp for the next step in the Team Alberta process as we prepare for the Canada Winter Games."

Fall Camp will include on and off-ice sessions, and some exhibition games. Following the training camp, athletes will continue to be scouted with their club teams in the fall. Twenty players will be selected to the Team Alberta roster. The 2023 Canada Winter Games run February 18 – March 5, 2023, in Prince Edward Island while Team Alberta Female will hit the ice Feb. 26 - March 5.

Team Alberta

Team Alberta U16 Male Shortlist announced

RED DEER - Thirty-three male athletes from Alberta are one step closer to representing their province at the 2023 Canada Winter Games.

Hockey Alberta has announced its shortlist roster for the Team Alberta U16 Male squad that will participate in the 2023 Canada Winter Games. The shortlist includes four goaltenders, ten defencemen, and 19 forwards.

Team Alberta U16 Male Shortlist Roster >

Players were selected to the shortlist based on their overall play throughout the Team Alberta scouting process, past Team Alberta programs, and at the U16 Summer Camp in Red Deer, July 4-10. Eighty players were invited to Red Deer, and worked through high intensity on-ice sessions, as well as off-ice training and classroom sessions.

“As a staff, we are very impressed with the level of talent and competition at Summer Camp,” said Serge Lajoie, Head Coach of Team Alberta U16 Male. “Now, the final push is on for these 33 players to show us why they belong on Team Alberta.”

The shortlisted players will be scouted with their club teams in the fall, prior to final decisions on the 20 players selected to the Team Alberta roster. The 2023 Canada Winter Games run February 18 - March 5 in PEI.

Team Alberta

2022 Team Alberta U16 and U18 Female Summer Camp Invites Announced

RED DEER - Seventy-Two 2005-2007 born and Fourty-Six 2007-2008 born female athletes from across Alberta have been selected to attend the 2022 Team Alberta U18 and U16 Female Summer Camps.

Invitations have been extended to eight goaltenders, 24 defence and 40 forwards to attend the Team Alberta U18 Female Summer Camp July 12-17 in Red Deer, which is the first step in the selection process for the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island.

The selection process for U18 is based on athletes being evaluated with their Hockey Canada sanction Club Team throughout the 2021-22 season. From the U18 Summer Camp, a shortlist will be established, with those players getting invited to Fall Camp in September and being scouted with their club teams until the 20 players who will comprise the roster for Team Alberta are named.

Team Alberta U18 Female Summer Camp Invites >

Six goaltenders,16 defence, and 24 forwards have been invited to take part in the Team Alberta U16 Summer Development Camp July 14-17. The selection process for U16 is based on players performances during the 2022 Alberta Challenge in Red Deer, which ran May 4-8. The U16 Summer Development Camp is where athletes train to progress within the Team Alberta program. The camp focuses on skill development, position specific focus, off-ice training and much more to help accelerate them towards the possibility of getting an invite to the U18 Summer Camp and other opportunities in the future.

Team Alberta U16 Female Summer Camp Invites >

"We are excited to be getting back to a traditional summer camp with our U16 and U18 groups, and are very pleased with the level of talent that we are bringing to both camps," said Kendall Newell, Manager of Female Hockey. "The coaching staff is excited to work with both groups and see what they can show us as they move forward in the Team Alberta process."

All games will be streamed live for free on HockeyTV.

Team Alberta

Photos: LA Media


Team Alberta

2022 Prospects Cup: Day Two Recap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Game #1

South Gold 6 - Capital Green 3

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

Boxscore >


Game #2

North Grey 5 - Calgary White 2

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

Boxscore >


Game #3

North Blue 6 - South Black 5

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

Boxscore >


Game #4

Calgary Red 3 - Capital Royal 2

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

Boxscore >


Hockey Alberta News

Gatorade Alberta Built Performer of the Day - Landon Horiachka (North Blue)

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

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

Team Alberta

2022 Prospects Cup: Day One Recap

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

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

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

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

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

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

Standings > | Stats > | Schedule >


Game #1

Calgary Red 6 - South Black 4

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

Boxscore >


Game #2

North Blue 8 - Capital Royal 3

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

Boxscore >


Game #3

North Grey 9 - Capital Green 3

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

Boxscore >


Game #4

Calgary White 3 - South Gold 2

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

Boxscore >


Hockey Alberta News

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

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

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

Team Alberta

2022 Prospects Cup Kicks Off in Red Deer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Team Alberta

2022 Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Camp Invites Announced

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

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

Team Alberta U16 Male Fall Camp Invites >

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

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

Team Alberta

South Black wins 2022 Alberta Challenge

RED DEER - The 2022 Alberta Challenge wrapped up on Sunday with South Black defeating North Yellow 3-1 to win the championship.

After starting off the tournament 0-2-0, South Black won their last two round-robin games to earn a spot in the final against undefeated North Yellow. Kara Mitenko scored both goals for South Black before Paige Zinger added an empty netter to seal the victory. Paige Smith scored the lone goal for North Yellow.

Earlier in the day, North Grey cruised to a 3-0 victory over North Blue in the fifth place game, while South White and South Green needed overtime to decide the third place winner. Keira Grant would bury the OT winner for South White.

Through two successful Hockey Alberta Spring Showcase events, the three-week stretch of tournaments will wrap up next week with the 2022 Prospects Cup. The tournament will feature 16 games among eight teams from all around the province. Gameplay at the Prospects Cup will begin on Thursday, May 12 at 11:30am with a matchup between Calgary Red and South Black.

All games will be streamed live at HockeyTV.com.

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


Game #13

North Grey 3 - North Blue 0

Players of the Game: North Grey: #3 Ana Djordjevic | North Blue: #15 Aubrey Sanderson

Boxscore >


Game #14

South White 3 - South Green 2 (OT)

Players of the Game: South White: #12 Summer Greiner | South Green: #6 Reese Plotnikoff

Boxscore >


Championship

South Black 3 - North Yellow 1

Players of the Game: North Yellow: #20 Paige Smith | South Black: #18 Kara Mitenko

Boxscore >


Hockey Alberta News

Gatorade Alberta Built Performer of the Day - Kara Mitenko (South Black)

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

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

Team Alberta

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2022 Alberta Challenge: Day One Recap

RED DEER - Through a busy first day at the 2022 Alberta Challenge in Red Deer, five games have been played, with North Yellow leading the way with four points.

North Yellow opened the tournament with a 2-1 win over South Black, and followed that up with a 3-2 victory over South White in the last game of the day.

South White and North Grey each finished the day going 1-1-0 and are currently tied at two points with South Green, who went 1-0-0 defeating North Blue. White and Grey each earned their win over South Black.

Day two of the Alberta Challenge features four games, starting with North Grey versus South Green at 10am at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer.

Standings > | Stats > | Schedule >


Game #1

South Black 1 - North Yellow 2

Players of the Game: South Black: #11 Jordan Blouin | North Yellow: #31 Jaya Schippel

Boxscore >


Game #2

South White 1 - North Grey 0

Players of the Game: South White: #2 Madison Deschamps | North Grey: #6 Madison Terry

Boxscore >


Game #3

South Green 2 - North Blue 1

Players of the Game: North Blue: #15 Aubrey Sanderson | South Green: #18 Emilia McDermid

Boxscore >


Game #4

South Black 1 - North Grey 3

Players of the Game: South Black: #6 Jayde Sansregret | North Grey: #15 Reanna Loberg

Boxscore >


Game #5

North Yellow 3 - South White 2

Players of the Game: South White: #10 Brooklyn Deck | North Yellow: #6 Cadence Richards

Boxscore >


Hockey Alberta

Gatorade Alberta Built Performer of the Day - Jaya Schippel (North Yellow)

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

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

Team Alberta

2022 Alberta Challenge kicks off in Red Deer

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta’s Spring Showcase continues on Thursday as the 2022 Alberta Challenge gets underway in Red Deer.

Six teams, comprised of 120 of the province’s top 2007 and 2008-born female athletes, are taking to the ice at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre from Thursday to Sunday: North Blue, North Grey, North Yellow, South Black, South Green, and South White.

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

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

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

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

The Alberta Challenge is a grassroots program that aids in the preparation, evaluation, and identification of potential players for Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program. Through the camps, the players are able to measure themselves against other players of the same age and receive instruction from some of the best coaches in the province. For those selected to the regional teams, the Alberta Challenge is a taste of top level competition.

Team Alberta

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Alberta Black wins 2022 Alberta Cup

RED DEER - Alberta Black won a shootout thriller over Alberta Grey on Sunday to claim the 2022 Alberta Cup in Red Deer.

Down 5-3 with just over two minutes to go, Alberta Grey got within one, and scored again with 30 seconds left to force overtime. After the extra frame solved nothing, Aiden Foster scored the lone goal of the shootout to seal the victory for Alberta Black.

Earlier in the day, Alberta Yellow took third place in the tournament with a 6-1 win over Alberta Green, and Alberta Blue edged Alberta Red 6-5 in a shootout in the fifth place game.

Hockey Alberta’s 2022 Spring Showcase continues in Red Deer with the Alberta Challenge (May 5-8) and Prospects Cup (May 12-15), both at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Standings > | Stats > | Schedule > | Day One Recap > | Day Two Recap > | Day Three Recap > | 2022 Alberta Cup All Stars >


5 vs 6 Game

Alberta Blue 6 - Alberta Red 5 (SO)

Players of the Game: Alberta Blue: #9 Braeden Cootes | Alberta Red: #17 Ryan Miller

Boxscore >


3 vs 4 Game

Alberta Yellow 6 - Alberta Green 1

Players of the Game: Alberta Yellow: #12 Lukas Kaplan | Alberta Green: #17 Christian Stephanson

Boxscore >


Championship Final

Alberta Black 6 - Alberta Grey 5 (SO)

Players of the Game: Alberta Black: #10 Aiden Foster | Alberta Grey: #6 Connor Schmidt

Boxscore >


Hockey Alberta

Gatorade Alberta Built Performer of the Day - Cohen Carter (Alberta Black)

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

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

Team Alberta

Photos: LA Media


2022 Alberta Cup All Stars Announced

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

Goaltender

Alberta Cup All-Star Ryan Grout

#1 Ryan Grout - Alberta Grey

GP: 3 | MP: 184 | W: 2 | L: 0 | OTL: 0 | SOL: 1 | SO: 2 | SA: 91 | GA: 5 | SVS: 86 | GAA: 1.63 | SV%: .945


Defence

Alberta Cup All-Star Connor Schmidt

#6 Connor Schmidt - Alberta Grey

GP: 5 | G: 0 | A: 4 | Pts: 4 | PIM: 6


Defence

Alberta Cup All-Star Jackson Smith

#6 Jackson Smith - Alberta Red

GP: 5 | G: 0 | A: 6 | Pts: 6 | PIM: 16


Forward

Alberta Cup All-Star Braeden Cootes

#9 Braeden Cootes - Alberta Blue

GP: 5 | G: 3 | A: 4 | Pts: 7 | PIM: 4


Forward

Alberta Cup All-Star Julien Maze

#17 Julien Maze - Alberta Grey

GP: 5 | G: 6 | A: 3 | Pts: 9 | PIM: 8


Forward

Alberta Cup All-Star Kadon McCann

#16 Kadon McCann - Alberta Black

GP: 5 | G: 5 | A: 2 | Pts: 7 | PIM: 6


Top Official

Hockey Alberta News

Dylan Ouellet (right) - Okotoks

Team Alberta

Photo credit: LA Media


2022 Alberta Cup: Day Three Recap

RED DEER - Through the final day of round robin action, Alberta Grey and Alberta Black sit atop the standings and will play for the 2022 Alberta Cup on Sunday.

Grey began the day in first place and would stay as the top seed with a 6-3 win over Alberta Blue in the final game of the day. Alberta Black secured their spot in the final with a 7-2 victory over Alberta Red. Both teams went undefeated in the round robin with Alberta Grey sporting a 3-0-1-0 record and Alberta Black with a 2-0-2-0 record. During the first day of the Alberta Cup, the two teams played to a 3-3 draw.

In the first game of the day, Alberta Green secured their first win with a 3-2 victory over Alberta Yellow.

The final day of the tournament will feature Alberta Blue taking on Alberta Red in the fifth place game at 8:30am, Alberta Green vs. Alberta Yellow for third place at 11:15am, and the championship game starting at 2:00pm.

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


Game #10

Alberta Green 3 - Alberta Yellow 2

Players of the Game: Alberta Green: #16 Kyle McDonough | Alberta Yellow: #3 Ethan Makokis

Boxscore >


Game #11

Alberta Black 7 - Alberta Red 2

Players of the Game: Alberta Black: #1 Lachlan Kirkey | Alberta Red: #20 Lochlan Tetarenko

Boxscore >


Game #12

Alberta Grey 6 - Alberta Blue 3

Players of the Game: Alberta Blue: #9 Braeden Cootes | Alberta Grey: #15 Lucas Knorr

Boxscore >


Hockey Alberta

Gatorade Alberta Built Performer of the Day - Kyle McDonough (Alberta Green)

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

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

Team Alberta

2022 Prospects Cup Rosters Announced

RED DEER – The rosters for Prospects Cup have been selected by Hockey Alberta. The top 160 2009-born male athletes will hit the ice in Red Deer at the Gary W. Harris Centre, May 12-15.

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

Rosters were selected following four regional camps held April 15-17 in Calgary, Edmonton, Olds and Vegreville. Players are divided into eight teams (two teams from each camp).

Prospects Cup Rosters > | Prospects Cup Schedule >

“The level of skill exhibited at all four regional camps was very impressive,” said Hudson Kelly, Hockey Alberta’s Coordinator, Elite Male Hockey. “We’re looking forward to watching the young talent that will be showcased at the Prospects Cup in three weeks.”

The Prospects Cup is a four-day, tournament-format competition. Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13, begin with a skills session each morning followed by four games each day and four games on Saturday. The finals are slated for Sunday.

The 2022 Prospects Cup returns after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Team Alberta

Two Albertans Named to Canada’s Under-18 World Championship Roster

CALGARY – Two Albertans have been selected to represent Canada at the 2022 IIHF U18 World Championship. Josh Davies (Airdrie) and Rieger Lorenz (Calgary) will head to Germany as part of the Canadian contingent. Both players competed in the 2019 Alberta Cup and 2017 Prospects Cup (then known as the Peewee Prospects Cup)

Joining Davies and Lorenz from Alberta will be Goaltending Coach, Brad Kirkwood (Calgary) and Equipment Manager, A.J. Murley (Beaumont).

On April 18, Hockey Canada unveiled the 25 players named to Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team for the 2022 IIHF U18 World Championship, April 23-May 1 in Landshut and Kaufbeuren, Germany.

The three goaltenders, eight defencemen and 14 forwards who will look to defend Canada’s 2021 gold medal were selected by Alan Millar (Tottenham, Ont.), director of player personnel, and Benoit Roy (Sudbury, Ont.), manager of hockey operations, with assistance from Scott Salmond (Creston, B.C.), senior vice-president of hockey operations.

The roster includes one player who won gold at the 2021 IIHF U18 World Championship (Bedard), three players who participated in the 2021 Capital City Challenge (Dragicevic, Howe, Wood) and three players who won bronze at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games (Delic, Fantilli, Fimis).

“We are excited to unveil the 25 players that will wear the Maple Leaf at the 2022 IIHF U18 World Championship and take on the challenge of winning a second-consecutive gold medal,” said Millar. “For many of these players, this is the first time they will represent their country in international competition, and we know they are excited for the opportunity to compete on the world stage.”

Canada will open the 2022 IIHF U18 World Championship against the United States on April 23 at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT, and will also take host Germany on April 24 and Czechia on April 26.

TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast 13 games throughout the tournament, including all Team Canada preliminary-round games, four quarterfinals, both semifinals, and the bronze and gold medal games.

Since 2002, Canada has won four gold medals at the IIHF U18 World Championship (2003, 2008, 2013, 2021), in addition to one silver (2005) and three bronze (2012, 2014, 2015).

For more information on the Team Alberta program, Alberta Cup, or Prospects Cup, visit hockeyalberta.ca. Or for more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

Team Alberta

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2022 Alberta Challenge Rosters Announced

RED DEER – Hockey Alberta has selected the 120 players who will be participating in the 2022 Alberta Challenge.

The six-team tournament takes place May 5-8 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer.

Players identified for the Challenge are 2007 and 2008-born female athletes. The Challenge is part of the Team Alberta U16 path and an important step towards Team Alberta. Coaches, trainers and directors of operations are also evaluated to continue in the U16 and U18 development path.

After participating in North and South regional camps, April 8-10, in Cochrane and Beaumont, players were selected to three teams representing each region.

2022 Alberta Challenge Rosters > | 2022 Alberta Challenge Schedule >

“The talent at the regional camps showcased the dedication and commitment each athlete has to pursuing their hockey goals,” said Kendall Newell, Hockey Alberta’s Manager of Female Hockey. “With the Alberta Challenge rosters in place, the athletes are ready to display their skills in Red Deer.”

Alberta Challenge play begins on Thursday, May 5, with five games. There are four games on Friday and three on Saturday, with the finals set for Sunday. This year’s Alberta Challenge is the first since 2019.

Team Alberta

2022 Alberta Challenge Regional Selection Camps kick off in Cochrane and Beaumont

COCHRANE/BEAUMONT - 2007 and 2008-born female athletes from across Alberta will hit the ice this weekend as 2022 Alberta Challenge Regional Selection Camps get underway on Friday.

Regional Selection Camps run April 8-10 in Cochrane and Beaumont, with athletes competing for one of 120 spots (20 positions on each of the six regional teams).

The 2022 Alberta Challenge will take place in Red Deer at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre May 4-8, the second of three events for Hockey Alberta’s 2022 Spring Showcase, preceded by the Alberta Cup (April 27 - May 1), and followed by the Prospects Cup (May 11-15).

South Regional Camp - Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (Cochrane) | Schedule >
North Regional Camp -
Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre | Schedule >

Team Staffs >


The Alberta Challenge aids in the identification and selection of potential players for Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program, with hundreds of players annually trying out for 120 spots (20 positions on each of the six regional teams).

In addition to player development, the Alberta Challenge also features opportunities for administrators, referees, coaches, therapists and equipment managers to be identified for potential positions at higher level events, such as the National Women’s U18 Championships and Canada Winter Games.

Team Alberta

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Alberta Cup Rosters Announced

RED DEER – The 120 players have been named to the six teams that will participate in the 2022 Alberta Cup. Players will hit the ice at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer from April 28 – May 1.

The Alberta Cup features the top 2007-born male athletes from across the province. The competition is a major step in the identification process for athletes, coaches, officials and trainers in the Team Alberta program. As well, many players will be chosen in the upcoming 2022 Western Hockey League Prospects Draft.

Rosters were selected following three regional camps held April 1-3 in Spruce Grove, Red Deer and Calgary. Two teams were formed from each camp.

2022 Alberta Cup Roster > | 2022 Alberta Cup Schedule >

“We were thrilled to be back in the arena to host the regional camps and impressed at the level of talent on display,” said Mike Kraichy, Hockey Alberta’s Manager of Elite Male Hockey. “As we name the players who will participate in this year’s Alberta Cup, their work is just beginning as they prepare for the competition while vying for a spot in the Team Alberta program.”

The Alberta Cup is a four-day, tournament-format competition. Round-robin action begins on Thursday, April 28 with five games. There are four games on Friday and three on Saturday, with the finals set for Sunday. This year’s Alberta Cup marks the return of the competition since 2019.

Approximately 80 players from this year’s competition will be selected to attend Team Alberta’s Provincial Camp in July, with a chance to represent their province at the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Charlottetown, P.E.I.


Officials Named to Alberta Cup

Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the 12 officials who will be working the 2022 Alberta Cup.

Spencer Acheson (Edmonton), Parker Adam (Edmonton), Kyle Edwards (Sherwood Park), Jared Gilbeau (St. Albert), Brennen Jasonson (Sherwood Park), Andrew Lattimer (Calgary), Dylan Leaney (Edmonton), Flynn McGeough (Calgary), Dylan Ouellet (Okotoks), Jack Saunders (Sherwood Park), Jesse Wood-Schatz (Leslieville), and Dyson Zukiwsky (Red Deer) will all be skating into the next step of their officiating careers.

The Alberta Cup is the first step in the Hockey Alberta Official’s Development Program. The 12 officials were selected based on their performance at the three Alberta Cup Regional Camps recently held in Spruce Grove, Red Deer and Calgary.

Team Alberta

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2022 Alberta Cup Regional Selection Camps kick off around the province

RED DEER - 2007-born male athletes from across Alberta will hit the ice this weekend as 2022 Alberta Cup Regional Selection Camps get underway on Friday.

Regional Selection Camps run April 1-3 in Calgary, Red Deer, and Spruce Grove, with athletes competing for one of 120 spots (20 positions on each of the six regional teams).

The 2022 Alberta Cup runs April 27 - May 1 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer, the first of three events for Hockey Alberta’s 2022 Spring Showcase, with the 2022 Alberta Challenge (May 4-8) and Prospects Cup (May 11-15) to follow.

Calgary Regional Camp - Don Hartman NE Sportsplex | Schedule >
Red Deer Regional Camp -
Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre | Schedule >
Spruce Grove Regional Camp -
Spruce Grove Agrena | Schedule >

Team Staffs >

Team Alberta

2022 Prospects Cup Regional Camp Registration Now Open

RED DEER - Registration is now open for 2009-born male athletes to take part in regional selection camps for the 2022 Prospects Cup.

All regional camps will take place April 15-17 at the following locations (dates and locations subject to change):

Calgary Regional Camp - Don Hartman NE Sportsplex
South Regional Camp - Olds Sportsplex
Capital Regional Camp - The Meadows Community Recreation Centre (Edmonton)
North Regional Camp - Wally Fedun Arena (Vegreville)

Regional Directory > | Zone Map >

PLEASE CONFIRM WHICH REGION YOUR CHILD FALLS WITHIN USING THE REGISTRATION DIRECTORY ABOVE. INCORRECT REGISTRATIONS WILL ONLY BE FIXED WHILE SPACE REMAINS. ONCE SPACE IS FULL INCORRECT REGISTRATIONS WILL BE REFUNDED LESS THE $10.00 ADMIN FEE.

NOTES:

  1. Registration is limited at each position at each camp.
  2. Eligible athletes must be permanent residents of Alberta.
  3. Only Hockey Canada/Hockey Alberta Registered Athletes are eligible to register.

If you are unsure in which Region you reside, or have any other questions, please contact Hudson Kelly at [email protected] prior to registration.

Register Now >

Team Alberta

Emerson Jarvis Recognized as Member of the 2022 U18 Women’s World Championship

Hockey Alberta would like to congratulate Emerson Jarvis and Howie Draper who would have represented Canada at the 2022 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship.

Jarvis has been recognized as one of the 23 players - three goaltenders, seven defence and 13 forwards - that would have represented Canada National Women’s Under-18 Team this month. Draper was set to step behind the bench as head coach.

Canada was looking to earn its first gold medal since 2019 in Linköping and Mjölby, Sweden, but the ongoing uncertainty and changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) to cancel the championship for the second consecutive year, just two weeks before the puck dropped.

“Our disappointment of not competing in the championship this month does not overshadow the dedication and hard work our athletes and staff put in to be ready to compete,” said Gina Kingsbury, director of hockey operations. “I am extremely proud of this group. It is crucial for the development of these athletes, as well as the growth of the women’s game, to be able to hold this tournament, and we remain hopeful there is an opportunity for them to showcase their talents and represent Canada on the world stage in the near future.”

Draper, who led Canada to gold and silver at the 2019 and 2020 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championships, returned for his fourth year behind the bench. He is joined by assistant coaches Vicky Sunohara (Scarborough, Ont./University of Toronto, OUA) and Tara Watchorn (Newcastle, Ont./Stonehill College, NEWHA), and goaltending coach Gord Woodhall (Winnipeg, Man./Winnipeg, MFHL).

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team has won five gold medals (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019), seven silver medals (2008, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020) and one bronze (2018) at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship.

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or following along through social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Team Alberta

2022 Alberta Challenge Regional Camp Registration Now Open

RED DEER - Registration is now open for 2007 and 2008-born female athletes to take part in regional selection camps for the 2022 Alberta Challenge.

Both regional camps will take place April 8-10 at the following locations (dates and locations subject to change):

South Regional Camp - Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (Cochrane)
North Regional Camp -
Beaumont Sport and Recreation Centre


NOTES:

  1. Registration is limited at each position at each camp.
  2. Eligible athletes must be permanent residents of Alberta.
  3. Only Hockey Canada/Hockey Alberta Registered Athletes are eligible to register.

Alberta Challenge Regional Directory >

Register Now >

If you are unsure in which Region you reside, or have any other questions, please contact Taryn Baumgardt at [email protected] prior to registration.

The Alberta Challenge aids in the identification and selection of potential players for Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program, with hundreds of players annually trying out for 120 spots (20 positions on each of the six regional teams).

In addition to player development, the Alberta Challenge also features opportunities for administrators, referees, coaches, therapists and equipment managers to be identified for potential positions at higher level events, such as the National Women’s U18 Championships and Canada Winter Games. The 2022 Alberta Challenge will take place in Red Deer at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre May 4-8.

Team Alberta

2022 Alberta Cup Regional Camp Registration Now Open

*All Regional Selection Camps are currently full. Please contact Mike Kraichy at [email protected] to be placed on a waitlist*

All regional camps will take place April 1-3 at the following locations (dates and locations subject to change):

Calgary Regional Camp - Don Hartman NE Sportsplex
Red Deer Regional Camp -
Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
Spruce Grove Regional Camp -
Spruce Grove Agrena

NOTES:

  1. Registration is limited at each position at each camp.
  2. Eligible athletes must be permanent residents of Alberta.
  3. Only Hockey Canada/Hockey Alberta Registered Athletes are eligible to register.

Alberta Cup Regional Directory >

If you are unsure in which Region you reside, or have any other questions, please contact Mike Kraichy at [email protected] prior to registration.

The Alberta Cup aids in the identification and selection of potential players for Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program, with hundreds of players annually trying out for 120 spots (20 positions on each of the six regional teams).

In addition to player development, the Alberta Cup also features opportunities for administrators, referees, coaches, therapists and equipment managers to be identified for potential positions at higher level events, such as the World U17 Hockey Challenge and Canada Winter Games.

Team Alberta

Alberta falls to BC 3-2 in overtime of gold medal final

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB - Team Alberta fell 3-2 to Team BC in overtime of the gold medal game at the 2021 Western Regional Women’s U18 Championship.

Team Alberta got off to an early lead thanks to Ryann Perrett’s tournament-leading sixth goal. but BC answered back late in the period to tie things up.

Hanna Perrier gave Alberta a 2-1 lead late in the second period, before BC tied things up again early on in the third.

With no goals being scored the rest of the way in regulation, the game went to extra time, where BC scored the winner shortly after the halfway mark of the period.

Team captain Cassidy Rhodes was named Alberta’s Player of the Game. Perrett was named as the tournament’s top forward after recording 11 points in five games. Emerson Jarvis was awarded Most Valuable Player of the tournament with nine points in five games.

Boxscore > | Roster/Stats >

Team Alberta

Alberta to play for gold at 2021 Western Regional Women’s U18 Championship

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB - Team Alberta will play for gold at the 2021 Western Regional Women’s U18 Championship after sealing a 2-0 victory over Team Saskatchewan on Friday afternoon.

The game remained scoreless until the midway point of the second period when Evelyn Lawrence found the puck in a scramble and buried it to give Alberta the 1-0 lead.

The third period went back and forth until Robyn Brokenshire scored to make it 2-0 with just 2:42 left to play. Farah Walker would shut the door the rest of the way to cap off the win.

After recording a shutout, Walker was named Alberta’s Player of the Game. She turned away 20 shots in the game, while Alberta put 35 towards the Saskatchewan net.

Team Alberta will play in the championship game Saturday afternoon at 2:30pm MDT at Stride Place in Portage la Prairie, MB. Their opponent will be determined after the second semi-final game between Manitoba and British Columbia. All games can be streamed on HockeyTV.

Boxscore > | Roster > | Schedule >

Team Alberta

Alberta earns 2-1 victory over BC

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB - Team Alberta clinched the first seed at the 2021 Western Regional Women’s U18 Championship with a 2-1 victory over Team British Columbia Thursday afternoon.

Team British Columbia scored the first goal just a few minutes into the game but Alberta would respond quickly when Ryann Perrett scored her fifth goal of the tournament to make it 1-1.

After no goals were scored in the second period, it took until late in the third period when Haley Trudeau scored to put Team Alberta up 2-1, a lead which they would hang on to.

Payten Evans was named Alberta’s player of the game.

Goaltender Ridleigh Hanson made 23 saves for the win, with Alberta landing 25 shots on BC.

Team Alberta will play in the first semi-final on Friday morning at 11:15am MDT at Stride Place in Portage la Prairie, MB. Their opponent will be determined after the final round robin game Thursday evening. All games can be streamed on HockeyTV.

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Alberta beats Manitoba 4-2

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB - Team Alberta improved to 2-0-0 at the 2021 Western Regional Women’s U18 Championship with a 4-2 victory over Team Manitoba Wednesday evening.

Manitoba would open the scoring and take their 1-0 lead into the first intermission.

Alberta got off to a quick start in the second as Ryann Perrett would score first for Alberta, en route to a three goal period with Payten Evans and Sadie Makokis also finding the net. That momentum carried into the third with Perrett scoring her second goal of the game to give Alberta a 4-1 lead. Manitoba would score once more to cut the lead to 4-2, which ultimately ended as the final score.

With her two goal performance, Perrett was named Alberta’s player of the game.

Goaltender Farah Walker made 25 saves in the victory, while Alberta fired 31 shots at the Manitoba net.

Team Alberta is back at it Thursday afternoon with first place on the line against Team BC at 12:30pm at Stride Place in Portage la Prairie, MB. The game can also be streamed on HockeyTV.

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Alberta defeats Saskatchewan 7-1

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB - Team Alberta opened up the 2021 Western Regional Women’s U18 Championship with a 7-1 win over Team Saskatchewan Tuesday afternoon.

After Saskatchewan got on the board first, Alberta responded quickly when Emerson Jarvis scored on the power play to tie the game up at 1-1. Alberta would keep rolling from there as Ryann Perrett would score with less than 30 seconds left in the first period to give Alberta a 2-1 lead at the break.

Perrett would net her second of the game as the only goal in the second period and Alberta would lead 3-1 heading to the third. Alberta would put the game away in the third with goals from Jarvis (2), Keana McKibbin, and Jorja Nystrom to cap off a 7-1 victory.

With a hat trick and three assists, Jarvis was named Alberta’s player of the game. Her linemate Perrett accounted for two goals and three assists in the contest.

Netminder Ridleigh Hanson made 16 saves for the win, while Alberta fired 24 shots Saskatchewan’s way.

Alberta is back at it Wednesday evening against Team Manitoba at 5:30pm at Stride Place in Portage la Prairie, MB. The game can also be streamed on HockeyTV.

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Alberta takes silver at 2021 WHL Cup

RED DEER - Another Team Alberta comeback fell just short on Sunday, as Team BC took gold at the 2021 WHL Cup with a 5-2 win.

After a scoreless opening period, BC got on the board first just over a minute into the second period, before Gavin Garland evened things up with his third of the tournament five minutes later.

BC would score again late in the second, and took a 2-1 lead into the third after netminder Jesse Sanche stopped Alberta forward Zane Saab on a penalty shot.

Five minutes into the third, BC took a 3-1 lead, but Alberta made it a one goal game once again as Garrett Thom scored on a short-handed breakaway with just over five minutes to go in regulation.

BC shut the door from there, and scored two empty-net goals to take it 5-2.

Netminder Madden Mulawka stood tall in goal for Team Alberta, stopping 32 of 35 shots, while his counterpart Sanche made 30 saves for the win.

Mulawka was named Alberta’s Player of the Game for the second straight day, while defenceman Keith McInnis was named a WHL Cup All-Star for his efforts throughout the tournament.

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Alberta to play for gold at the WHL Cup

RED DEER - Team Alberta punched its ticket to the 2021 WHL Cup finals with a 2-0 win over Manitoba on Saturday afternoon.

Gavin Garland opened the scoring halfway through the first, and Alberta took a 2-0 lead in the latter half of the second period as Coy Pighin fired home his first goal of the tournament.

From there, netminder Madden Mulawka, in his second start, shut the door, earning the shutout win with 24 saves. For his efforts, he was named Team Alberta’s Player of the Game.

Alberta draws BC in the gold medal game, who defeated Saskatchewan 9-2 on Saturday morning. Despite coming back from a 4-1 deficit in the third period, Alberta fell 5-4 in overtime to BC when the two teams met on Friday during round-robin play.

Manitoba will face Saskatchewan Sunday at 10am in the bronze medal game, while Alberta and BC square off at 1pm. Both games are at the Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer, and are free to attend. (COVID-19 protocals will be in place for all attendees).

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Alberta falls 5-4 to BC in overtime

RED DEER - Team Alberta came up just short of a second-straight comeback on Friday, falling 5-4 to BC in overtime to wrap up round-robin play at the WHL Cup.

BC opened the scoring just three minutes into the game, but Brock Souch evened things up just five minutes later with his second of the tournament.

After two more BC goals in the first period, and another in the second, Alberta once again found itself heading into the third period faceing a big deficit.

Alberta took advantage of a trio of BC penalties in the third, as Zane Saab’s fourth goal in three games cut the lead to two, before Keith McInnis scored his second goal in as many games minutes later to make it a 4-3 game. Then with just over four minutes left in the game, Saab scored yet again on the power play to tie things up and force overtime.

Despite Alberta’s furious comeback, BC managed to preserve the win, as Oliver Josephson scored with 1:24 left in the extra frame.

In his second straight start, netminder Christian Francis stopped 23 of 28 shots he faced, while McInnis earned Player of the Game honours for Alberta.

With the overtime loss, Alberta (2-0-1) wrapped up round-robin play in second place, while BC (3-0-0) took first. Alberta will face the Manitoba (1-2-0) in the second semi-final matchup on Saturday afternoon, which will go at 3pm at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre at Red Deer Polytechnic.

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Alberta earns 5-4 overtime win over Saskatchewan

RED DEER - Team Alberta scores five straight goals en route to a 5-4 overtime win against Saskatchewan Thursday night.

Following an 8-2 loss to BC on Wednesday, Saskatchewan came out of the gate hard against Alberta, scoring twice in the first 10 minutes of the game, and then again in the final seconds of the first period, and opening seconds of the second period to take a 4-0 lead.

Brock Souch put Alberta on the board just minutes later on the powerplay, and Gavin Garland added another second period tally to cut Saskatchewan’s lead to two heading into the third.

With Saskatchewan serving a double-minor, Keith McInnis scored from the point to make it a one goal game, and Zane Saab scored his third of the tournament short-handed to send the game to three-on-three overtime, where Marek Howell capped off the comeback for Alberta.

In his first start of the tournament, Christian Francis stopped 17 of 21 shots for the win, while Tristen Doyle (1a) earned Player of the Game honours.

Team Alberta (2-0-0) wraps up round-robin play on Friday afternoon against BC (2-0-0), who shut-out Manitoba (0-2-0) by a score of 5-0 earlier on Thursday. Game time is 12:30pm at the Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer, while Manitoba and Saskatchewan (0-1-1) square off at 3:15pm at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

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Alberta defeats Manitoba 6-2

RED DEER - Team Alberta opened up the 2021 WHL Cup with a 6-2 win over Team Manitoba Wednesday night.

Alberta got off to a quick start with goals from Garrett Thom and Zane Saab in the first three minutes, with Captain Caleb Hadland adding another marker late in the first.

After a scoreless second period, Manitoba rebounded with a pair of goals early in the third, before Alberta responded with three straight goals from Saab, Thom, and Finn McLaughlin to seal the 6-2 win.

With a pair of goals and an assist, Saab was named Alberta’s player of the game. Forward Nathan Free also notched three points for Alberta with a three assist game.

Netminder Madden Mulawka made 16 saves for the win, while Alberta fired 29 shots Manitoba’s way.

Alberta is back at it Thursday night against Team Saskatchewan (0-1) at 7:00pm at the Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer.

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