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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

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Team Alberta

2022 Prospects Cup: Day Two Recap

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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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 >


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

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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.

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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.

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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 >


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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Staff Applications Now Open for 2022 Alberta Cup, Alberta Challenge and Prospects Cup

RED DEER – The sport we love is back and Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for coaches, trainers and directors of operations for the 2022 Alberta Cup, Alberta Challenge, and Prospects Cup. All events are taking place in Red Deer at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre 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 15.


2022 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 2007.

AB Cup Coach Application > | AB Cup Trainer Application >

The 2022 Alberta Cup runs April 27-May 1. Regional camps will run April 1-3 in Spruce Grove, Calgary and Red Deer.


2022 Alberta Challenge

Hockey Alberta is seeking one head coach, two assistant coaches and one trainer for each of the six Alberta Challenge regional teams. The Challenge will feature female players born in 2007 and 2008.

AB Challenge Coach Application > | AB Challenge Trainer Application >

The 2022 Alberta Challenge runs May 4-8. Regional camps will run April 8-10 in Cochrane and Beaumont.


2022 Prospects Cup

Hockey Alberta is seeking one head coach, two assistant coaches and one director of operations for each of the eight Prospect Cup regional teams. The Prospects Cup will feature male players born in 2009.

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

The 2022 Prospect Cup runs from May 11-15. Regional camps will run April 15-17 in Olds, Calgary, Vegreville and Edmonton.

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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 >

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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 >

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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.

Boxscore > | Roster > | Schedule >

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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.

Boxscore > | Roster > | Schedule >

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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.

Boxscore > | Roster > | Schedule >

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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.

Boxscore > | Roster > | Game One Recap > | Game Two Recap > | Game Three Recap > | Game Four Recap >

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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).

Boxscore > | Roster > | Schedule > | Game One Recap > | Game Two Recap > | Game Three Recap >

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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.

Boxscore > | Roster > | Schedule > | Game One Recap > | Game Two Recap >

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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.

Boxscore > | Roster > | Schedule > | Game One Recap >

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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.

Boxscore > | Roster > | Schedule >

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20 Players Lacing up for the 2021 Western Regional Women’s U18 Championship

RED DEER – Hockey Alberta has named the 20-player roster that will sport the Team Alberta colours at the inaugural 2021 Western Regional Women’s U18 Championship in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, November 1-6.

Team Alberta U18 Female Roster >

The roster features 10 players who competed at the 2020 Alberta Winter Games and nine players who dressed for the 2019 Alberta Challenge.

It has been a very interesting and challenging 2021 U18 Team Alberta experience for players, parents and staff. The ability for everyone involved to pivot throughout the process leads me to believe we have a very resilient bunch heading into a western competition,” said Team Alberta U18 Head Coach, Barry Medori. “I am proud of all participants from the first camp to the final selections. All athletes made coming up with a final list of 20 athletes to represent Alberta extremely difficult.”

The selection process was different this year. In August, Hockey Alberta welcomed 136 players to Red Deer for the Summer Selection Camp. Over the course of three days, the players were evaluated with 36 invitations extended to the Fall Camp from which the 20-player roster was selected.

We are preparing to make Alberta proud with our team a few short weeks away from competing for a championship. I am excited to see what we can achieve with this group of amazing athletes, training staff and coaches,” said Medori.

Medori will be joined on the bench by assistant coaches Shanya Shwetz and Chris Leeming. Rounding out the team’s staff are Annette Jensen (Video Coach), Marlène Boissonnault (Goalie Coach), and Kendall Newell (Director of Operations).

Twelve Minor Hockey Associations are represented on the team, including: Airdrie, Beaumont, Calgary, Calmar, Chestermere, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Mundare, Red Deer, Sherwood Park, St. Albert and Strathcona. Eleven team members are competing in the AFHL this season.

Team Alberta will compete against teams from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and B.C. at the 2021 Western Regional Women’s U18 Championship. A three-game round robin will be played, followed by semi-finals with teams advancing to either the Bronze or Gold Medal final. A schedule and ticket information will be available in the coming weeks.

For more information on Team Alberta and the 2021 Western Regional Women’s U18 Championship, visit hockeyalberta.ca or follow on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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Team Alberta U16 Male roster announced for 2021 WHL Cup

RED DEER - Hockey Alberta is pleased to announce the Team Alberta roster for the U16 Male squad that will represent the province at the 2021 WHL Cup in Red Deer.

Team Alberta U16 Male Roster >


With no Alberta Cup this year due to COVID-19, the selection process had a different look in 2021. Nearly 400 2006-born Albertans attended Summer Selection Camp in Red Deer in August, and 72 were invited back for Fall Selection Camp in September. From there, the roster was narrowed down to a shortlist, where players were scouted individually to create the final Team Alberta Roster.

"As always, we had an incredibly talented group of Albertans to select from this year," said Hockey Alberta’s Manager of Elite Male Hockey, Michael Kraichy. "Our staff did a fantastic job navigating the changes and challenges that this year brought our way, and we are confident in this group’s ability to compete at the WHL Cup.”

Joining Kraichy on the team staff are: Serge Lajoie (Head Coach), Alex Mandolidis (assistant coach), Kyle Tapp (assistant coach), James Poole (video coach), Derek Purfield (goalie coach), Brent Gaudreau (therapist), Dave Campbell (equipment manager), Bobby Fox (head scout), and Barry Medori (Coach Mentor).

Alberta’s Minor Hockey Associations are well-represented amongst the team, with nine different associations represented on the roster: Bonnyville, Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Nanton, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Sylvan Lake, and Wainwright. Seven players also currently play in the Alberta Elite Hockey League.

The 2021 WHL Cup will feature the highest-rated players in the under-16 age category from the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The four-team round robin tournament is the first step in Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence for players.

While the WHL Cup usually features many players who were recently selected in the WHL Draft, this year’s tournament will happen prior to the WHL Draft, which will happen on Thursday, December 9.

The WHL Cup is made possible through financial support provided by the WHL and Hockey Canada.

The 2021 WHL Cup runs October 20-24 at the Peavey Mart Centrium (unless indicated) in Red Deer. Team Alberta’s schedule can be found below:

  • Wednesday, October 20, 7:00pm vs Manitoba
  • Thursday, October 21, 7:00pm @ Saskatchewan
  • Friday, October 22, 12:30pm at British Columbia
  • Saturday, October 23, 12:30pm - Semi-Final 1
  • Saturday, October 23, 3:15pm - Semi-Final 2 (at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre)
  • Sunday, October 24, 10:00am - Bronze Medal Game
  • Sunday, October 24, 1:00pm - Gold Medal Game

Team Alberta

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Team Alberta U18 Female Fall Camp invites announced

RED DEER - Thirty-six players from across Alberta have been selected to attend the 2021 Team Alberta U18 Female Fall Camp.

The Fall Camp roster is comprised of 2004-2005 born players, including four goaltenders, 12 defence and 20 forwards.

TEAM ALBERTA U18 FEMALE FALL CAMP INVITES

The camp will run September 24-26 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer. The Team Alberta squad that will compete at the 2021 National Women’s U18 Championship in Dawson Creek, BC will be named following the fall camp.

Players earned Fall Camp invitations through the Summer Selection Camp held August 13-15 in Red Deer. The summer camp was a three-day session where a total of 136 players participated in on-ice sessions that included game formats.

“It was extremely exciting to get these players back on the ice for summer camp over the course of three days," said Kendall Newell, Hockey Alberta’s Manager of Female Hockey. “As an open camp, we were able to see more talent from across the province and are very pleased with the level of competition that was displayed, and are confident that this success will transfer over to our upcoming fall camp.”

The 2021 Team Alberta tryout was open to any 2004-2005 born player from Alberta registered in a Hockey Alberta/Hockey Canada sanctioned program in the 2020-21 season.

For more information on Team Alberta, please visit hockeyalberta.ca or follow on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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Team Alberta U16 Male Fall Camp Invites Announced

RED DEER - Seventy-two players from across Alberta have been selected to attend the 2021 Team Alberta U16 Male Fall Camp.

The Fall Camp roster is comprised of 2006 born players, including eight goaltenders, 24 defence and 40 forwards.

Team Alberta U16 Male Fall Camp Invites

The camp will run September 17-19 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer. The Team Alberta squad that will compete at the WHL Cup will be named following the fall camp.

Players earned Fall Camp invitations through the Summer Regional Camp held August 3-8 in Red Deer. The summer camp was divided into three, two-day regional sessions where a total of 394 players participated in on-ice sessions that included game formats.

“This year has been an anomaly on many levels, including our camp process,” said Michael Kraichy, Hockey Alberta’s Manager of Elite Male Hockey. “We opened the camp so we were able to see more talent from across the province and we are confident that the fall camp will offer a selection of competitive and skilled individuals for Team Alberta.”

The 2021 Team Alberta tryout was open to any 2006 born player from Alberta registered in a Hockey Alberta/Hockey Canada sanctioned program in the 2020-21 season.

For more information on Team Alberta, please visit hockeyalberta.ca or follow on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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Hockey Alberta Ready for Team Alberta Summer Development Camps

RED DEER – Hockey Alberta is ready to host players from across the province at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer for the 2021 Team Alberta Summer Development Camps, fuelled by Gatorade. Team Alberta camps will span from July 26 – August 15.

The Team Alberta U16 Female Skill Development Camp runs from July 26-29. Focusing on position-specific skills, each position will participate in four on-ice sessions over two days.

Following the female camp, the Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Camp will take place August 3-8. There will be three, two-day camps broken up by region (South Region August 3-4, Central Region August 5-6 and North Region August 7-8). The camp is the first step in the identification process for the WHL Cup, slated for October of 2021. A selection camp will be held September 17-19.

The Team Alberta U18 Female Summer Camp is scheduled to run from August 13-15, rounding out the trio of development camps. Players will participate in three on-ice sessions and an additional goaltender session. The U18 Female Fall Camp is planned for September 24-26, where players will be identified for the 2021 National Women’s U18 Championship set for November in Dawson Creek, B.C.

Registration for the U16 and U18 camps was open to players from Alberta registered in a Hockey Alberta/Hockey Canada sanctioned program in the 2020-21 season. The U16 camps feature players born in 2006, while the U18 camp was open to 2004 and 2005 born players.

Coaches will also be in Red Deer on August 20-22 to complete the National Coaching Certification Program High Performance 1 (HP1) certification. All head coaches coaching U15 AAA, U16 AAA, U18 AAA, Junior A and Canadian Sport Schools Hockey League teams must be HP1 certified.

Other Hockey Alberta camps happening throughout the province include:

  • Team Alberta Elite Development Camp, Sherwood Park – Aug. 3-6
  • Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey School – Aug. 3-6
  • Team Alberta Elite Development Camp, Calgary – Aug. 9-12
  • Summer Prep, Grande Prairie – Aug. 9-13
  • Super Skills, Calgary – Aug. 9-13
  • Checking Skills, Lloydminster – Aug. 9-12
  • Female Skills Camp, Calgary – Aug. 13-15
  • Summer Weekend Camp, Calgary – Aug. 21-22
  • Summer Weekend Camp, Calgary – Sept. 4-5

For more information on upcoming Hockey Alberta camps, visit hockeyalberta.ca.

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Hockey Alberta names 2021 Team Alberta U18 Female Coaching Staff

RED DEER – Hockey Alberta has selected Ashley Shrode (Barrhead) to lead Team Alberta as the head coach of the 2021 U18 Female team.

Joining Shrode on the bench as assistant coaches are Shanya Shwetz (Edmonton) and Chris Leeming (Olds). Rounding out the coaching staff are Annette Jensen (Lloydminster) as video coach and Marlène Boissonnault (Calgary) as goaltending coach.

“It is an exciting time for Team Alberta as we get to resume our selection process for the 2021 U18 Women’s National Championships,” said Kendall Newell, Manager, Female Hockey for Hockey Alberta. “We are extremely pleased to announce this staff group and to get the process started as we look forward to summer camp."

POSITION NAME HOMETOWN
Director of Hockey Operations Kendall Newell Red Deer
Coach Mentor Barry Medori Spruce Grove
Head Coach Ashley Shrode Barrhead
Assistant Coach Shanya Shwetz Edmonton
Assistant Coach Chris Leeming Olds
Video Coach Annette Jensen Lloydminster
Goalie Coach Marlène Boissonnault Calgary

Team Alberta will hold summer camp in August in Red Deer to select the U18 Female team that will represent the province at the 2021 Women’s National Championships slated for later this fall in Dawson Creek, BC.

Shrode was named the 2021 BFL Female Community Coach of the Year for Alberta, and has spent her most recent years coaching in the Barrhead and Whitecourt Minor Hockey Associations. She has also spent time within the Team Alberta program as a Head Coach at the 2018 Alberta Winter Games and 2019 Alberta Challenge, before moving on to become a Coach Mentor at the 2020 Alberta Winter Games.

Shwetz has spent the past three years with the Edmonton Female Athletic Club (EFAC) as a head and assistant coach with the U15 AA Pandas. With Team Alberta, her experience has been vast, as she has coached at the U16 Female Summer Camp twice, was an assistant coach at the 2019 Alberta Challenge, and head coach at the 2020 Alberta Winter Games. At the U18 level, Shwetz was named as the video coach for the 2019 Women’s National Championships in Morden & Winkler, MB. She was also named as the Alberta’s BFL Female High Performance Coach of the Year in 2019.

Leeming is the heading into his fourth season as head coach of the ACAC’s Olds College Broncos, where he was named the 2019-20 ACAC Women’s Hockey Coach of the Year. He has been a head coach at both the 2019 Alberta Challenge and 2020 Alberta Winter Games.

Jensen is the head coach of the Lloydminster U18AAA PWM Steelers, with ten years of coaching experience, and Boissonnault is currently a goaltender with Team Scotiabank of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association and goaltender coach with Top Prospects Goaltending.

Other members of the staff for Team Alberta U18 Female include: Barry Medori (Spruce Grove), coach mentor; and Kendall Newell (Red Deer), director of operations.

Registration for Team Alberta’s U18 Female Summer Camp, Fuelled by Gatorade, which will take place on August 10-15 (dates determined by region), is now open.

U18 Female Summer Camp Registration >

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Registration now open for 2021 U16 Female Development Camp

RED DEER - Registration is now open for Hockey Alberta’s 2021 U16 Female Development Camp, Fuelled by Gatorade, which runs July 26-29 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer.

This is a position specific skill development camp and is open to 2006 and 2007-born female athletes from Alberta who were registered with a Hockey Canada/Hockey Alberta sanctioned program in the 2020-21 season. Each position will participate in 4 on-ice position specific skill sessions over two days:

  • July 26-27 Goaltenders: positioning, movement, puck skills & tactics
  • July 26-27 Defence: skating skills, puck skills, defending & shooting
  • July 28-29 Forwards: skating skills, puck skills, deception & goal scoring

Register >

It is important to note that there are no evaluations or selections associated with this camp.

NOTES:

  1. Registration is limited at each position.
  2. Only Hockey Canada/Hockey Alberta Registered female athletes born in 2006 and 2007 are eligible to register.
  3. The deadline to register is Wednesday, July 14.

Refund Policy >

Cost for the camp is $200 plus GST.

For any registration inquiries, please contact Taryn Baumgardt, Coordinator, Female Hockey at [email protected]


About Gatorade

Gatorade is a proud partner of Hockey Alberta. Gatorade Sports Drink was created to fuel athletic performance. Over the last 50 years, countless hours in the lab and on the field enabled us to ensure that every single ingredient within it is a reflection of that mission. For more information on the science behind the fuel, or its products visit Gatorade’s website.

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Registration now open for 2021 Team Alberta U18 Female Summer Selection Camp

RED DEER - Registration is now open for the 2021 Team Alberta U18 Female Summer Selection Camp, Fuelled by Gatorade, which runs August 10-15 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer.

The Summer Selection Camp is the first step in the identification and selection of potential players for Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program that will represent the province at the 2021 U18 Female National Championship. It is open to 2004 and 2005-born female athletes from Alberta who were registered with a Hockey Canada/Hockey Alberta sanctioned program in the 2020-21 season.

*NOTE - Registration is now closed*

Cost for the camp is $200 plus GST. Each player will participate in one on-ice session and three games with an additional session for goaltenders.

For any registration inquiries, please contact Kendall Newell, Manager, Female Hockey at [email protected]


About Gatorade

Gatorade is a proud partner of Hockey Alberta and its Team Alberta athletes. Gatorade Sports Drink was created to fuel athletic performance. Over the last 50 years, countless hours in the lab and on the field enabled us to ensure that every single ingredient within it is a reflection of that mission. For more information on the science behind the fuel, or its products visit Gatorade’s website.

Team Alberta

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Registration now open for 2021 Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Selection Camp

RED DEER - Registration is now open for the 2021 Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Selection Camp, Fuelled by Gatorade, which runs August 3-8 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer.

The Summer Selection Camp is the the first step in the identification and selection of potential players for Hockey Alberta’s Team Alberta program that will represent the province at the 2021 WHL Cup. It is open to 2006-born male athletes from Alberta who were registered with a Hockey Canada/Hockey Alberta sanctioned program in the 2020-21 season.

The Camp will be broken into three two-day camps based on region:

  • August 3-4: South Region
  • August 5-6: Central Region
  • August 7-8: North Region

Register >

NOTES:

  1. Registration is limited at each position at each camp.
  2. Only Hockey Canada/Hockey Alberta Registered male athletes born in 2006 are eligible to register.
  3. The deadline to register is Friday, July 2.

Registration Directory >

Each player will participate in three on-ice sessions, with an additional session for goaltenders.

For any registration inquiries, please contact Mike Kraichy, Manager, Elite Male Hockey at [email protected]


About Gatorade

Gatorade is a proud partner of Hockey Alberta and its Team Alberta athletes. Gatorade Sports Drink was created to fuel athletic performance. Over the last 50 years, countless hours in the lab and on the field enabled us to ensure that every single ingredient within it is a reflection of that mission. For more information on the science behind the fuel, or its products visit Gatorade’s website.

Team Alberta

Hockey Alberta Names 2021 Team Alberta U16 Male Coaching Staff

RED DEER – Hockey Alberta has selected Serge Lajoie (St. Albert) to lead Team Alberta as the head coach of the 2021 U16 Male team.

Joining Lajoie on the bench as assistant coaches are Alex Mandolidis (Calgary) and Kyle Tapp (Lloydminster). Rounding out the coaching staff are James Poole (Calgary) as video coach and Derek Purfield (Calgary) as goaltending coach.

“We are extremely excited to not only resume the Team Alberta process, but to do so with such an exceptional staff,” said Michael Kraichy, Manager, Elite Male Hockey for Hockey Alberta. “The combined experience amongst these coaches is second-to-none, and we’re looking forward to seeing what this group can accomplish.”

POSITION NAME HOMETOWN
Director of Hockey Operations Michael Kraichy Red Deer
Coach Mentor Barry Medori Spruce Grove
Head Scout Bobby Fox Calgary
Head Coach Serge Lajoie St. Albert
Assistant Coach Alex Mandolidis Calgary
Assistant Coach Kyle Tapp Lloydminster
Video Coach James Poole Calgary
Goalie Coach Derek Purfield Calgary

Team Alberta will hold summer and fall camps in August and September in Red Deer to select the U16 Male team that will represent the province at the 2021 WHL Cup slated for later this fall.

Lajoie – currently the Head Coach of the OHA Edmonton U18 Prep team – has a storied history in the Team Alberta program. In 2011, he won a bronze medal at the Canada Winter Games as an assistant coach. In 2013, he was the head coach of Team Alberta at the Western Canada Challenge Cup (now the WHL Cup), leading the team to the gold medal.

Mandolidis is entering his third season as an assistant coach with the Mount Royal University Cougars. He has also been a fixture within Hockey Alberta programming. As video coach with Team Alberta, he won a bronze medal at the 2019 Canada Winter Games and silver at the 2017 WHL Cup. He has also had various roles at the Alberta Cup.

Tapp is the head coach of the Lloydminster U18 AAA Bobcats of the Alberta Elite Hockey League. He brought home a silver medal as an assistant coach with Team Alberta from the 2012 Western Canada Challenge Cup. He has also volunteered as a coach and mentor in the Alberta Cup program.

Poole is a head coach at the Edge School for Athletes in Calgary and Purfield is the goalie coach for the Okotoks Oilers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

Other members of the staff for Team Alberta U16 Male include: Bobby Fox (Calgary), head scout; Barry Medori (Spruce Grove), coach mentor; and Michael Kraichy (Red Deer), director of operations.

Registration for Team Alberta’s U16 Male Summer Camp, Fuelled by Gatorade, which will take place in August (dates determined by region), will open on Friday, June 11 at 10 am, on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Team Alberta’s Path Forward

RED DEER – Hockey Alberta has announced details for the Team Alberta U16 Male and U18 Female Summer Camps, Fuelled by Gatorade.


Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Camp

Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Camp is open to 2006-born male athletes from Alberta who were registered with a Hockey Canada/Hockey Alberta sanctioned program in the 2020-21 season. The camp runs August 3-8 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer.

The Camp will be broken into three two-day camps based on region:

  • August 3-4: South Region
  • August 5-6: Central Region
  • August 7-8: North Region

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Each player will participate in three on-ice sessions, with an additional session for goaltenders.

Registration for Team Alberta U16 Male Summer Camp will open on Friday, June 11 at 10am. Please note that space in the camp is limited, and registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Team Alberta U16 Male Fall Camp will run September 17-19, with the 2021 WHL Cup tentatively set for October.

For any registration inquiries, please contact Mike Kraichy, Manager, Elite Male Hockey at [email protected]


Team Alberta U18 Female Summer Camp

Team Alberta U18 Female Summer Camp is open to 2004 and 2005-born female athletes from Alberta who were registered with a Hockey Canada/Hockey Alberta sanctioned program in the 2020-21 season. The camp runs August 10-15 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in Red Deer.

The Camp will be broken into two three-day camps based on region:

  • August 10-12: South Region
  • August 13-15: North Region

Registration Directory >

Each player will participate in three on-ice sessions, with an additional session for goaltenders.

Registration for Team Alberta U18 Female Summer Camp will open on Monday, June 14 at 10am. Please note that space in the camp is limited, and registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Team Alberta U18 Female Fall Camp will run September 24-26, with the 2021 National Women’s U18 Championship set for October 31 – November 6 in Dawson Creek, BC.

For any registration inquiries, please contact Kendall Newell, Manager, Female Hockey at [email protected]


About Gatorade

Gatorade is a proud partner of Hockey Alberta and its Team Alberta athletes. Gatorade Sports Drink was created to fuel athletic performance. Over the last 50 years, countless hours in the lab and on the field enabled us to ensure that every single ingredient within it is a reflection of that mission. For more information on the science behind the fuel, or its products visit Gatorade’s website.

Team Alberta

Team Alberta Events Postponed

RED DEER - Due to the current Government of Alberta restrictions regarding youth sports, Hockey Alberta is postponing all Team Alberta High Performance Selection Camps.

The postponement includes selection camps for the Alberta Cup, Alberta Challenge and Prospects Cup.

Hockey Alberta currently is looking at alternative solutions to implement if/when the Government of Alberta restrictions allow for meaningful competition in a selection camp format.

For more information:

Alberta Cup

2006 Born

Dustin Moore, Coordinator Male Hockey

Email: [email protected]

Alberta Challenge

2006 and 2007 Born

Taryn Baumgardt, Coordinator Female Hockey

Email: [email protected]

Prospects Cup

2008 Born

Dustin Moore, Coordinator Male Hockey

Email: [email protected]

Team Alberta

2022 Arctic Winter Games Postponed

WHITEHORSE – The Arctic Winter Games International Committee (AWGIC), following discussions with Wood Buffalo 2022 Arctic Winter Games Host Society, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) and the Government of Alberta, has made the decision to postpone the Wood Buffalo 2022 Arctic Winter Games in a planned and proactive response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Games, originally scheduled to take place in Wood Buffalo from March 6-12, 2022, will be rescheduled to a later date to be announced.

Held every two years, the Arctic Winter Games is the premier circumpolar sport and cultural event for youth hosting up to 2,000 participants and an equal number of volunteers.

The decision to plan the postponement of the Games was made to ensure the health and safety of all the participants, coaches, volunteers, staff, spectators, and the host community. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic would likely prevent the Arctic Winter Games International Committee from delivering on their mission to host a meaningful Arctic Winter Games experience.

No decision has been made at this time on the new dates for the Arctic Winter Games in Wood Buffalo. The Arctic Winter Games International Committee and the Wood Buffalo Host Society are diligently working together to determine an appropriate date for the Games to be rescheduled and intend to announce that date in the near future. Both organizations will continue to prioritize the health and safety of all Games participants while monitoring the global pandemic and providing updates to all stakeholders on the Wood Buffalo Arctic Winter Games, as they become available.

FAQ’s on the AWG postponement

For the full release and information visit the Arctic Winter Games website.