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2023 Female Hockey Day

Female Hockey Day presented by ATB Financial is coming to Calgary! Girls Hockey Calgary will host the celebration of female hockey on January 7 at the Max Bell Centre.

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For those interested in hosting a Female Hockey Day event in their community, the Hockey Alberta Foundation is offering $1,000 Every Kid Every Community Grants.

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Try Goaltending Session

An on-ice goalie development session will be held for female goaltenders. A variety of skills and fundamentals will be covered by some of Alberta’s best goaltending instructors.

** Please note that all goalies must be born in 2014 or earlier.

If you do not have goaltender gear please contact [email protected]

Try Hockey - Youth

There will be a Try Hockey session offered for youth females who are looking to try hockey for the first time.

The Calgary Flames Sports Bank will be providing equipment to those that need it. Should you require gear, please contact them at (403) 202-0251 or at [email protected] to set up a gear fitting. Please note that in order to ensure you have gear in time for the event, you must make contact with them on or before Wednesday, January 5, 2023. When contacting them, please let the administrator know you will be part of the Alberta Female Hockey Day Try Hockey Program.

Officiating - Mini-Course & Certification

There will be an introduction to officiating course for females who are looking to get into officiating. Upon completion of this course, you will be certified to officiate.

**Please note that you must be age 12 or above to officiate in rural areas, and 13 or above in urban areas.

Introduction to Coaching (Females)

There will be two options for females looking to get started within the coaching side of the sport. This introductory course is free of charge and open to all ages, so whether you are a mom who wants to get involved, or an older player who is looking at transitioning to a different aspect of the game - this one is for you!

For further information, please contact Morgen Kidney at [email protected]


Official Clinic

Pre-Ice Briefing

8:00 - 8:30 A.M.

Try Goaltending 


9:45 - 10:45 A.M.

Try Hockey

Games & Activities Off-ice

9:30 - 10:30 A.M.

Parent Information Session

Girls Hockey Calgary 

9:45 - 10:30 A.M.

Official Clinic

On-ice Session

8:45 - 9:30 A.M.

Try Goaltending

Games & Activities Off-ice

11:15 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. 

Try Hockey


11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Intro. to Coaching

Classroom Session

11:15 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.

Official Clinic

Classroom Session

9:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.


AFHL U18 AA GAME: Calgary Fire White vs. Airdrie Lightning

12:30 - 2:45 P.M.


U11 Skills Competition

3:15 - 4:45 P.M.

U13 Leadership & Team Building


3:15 - 4:15 P.M.

Intro. to Coaching

Classroom Session

5:00 - 6:00 P.M.


U11 Leadership & Team Building


5:00 - 6:00 P.M.

U13 Skills Competition 

5:00 - 6:00 P.M.



2023 Female Hockey Day will feature an AFHL U18 AA game between Calgary Fire White and Airdrie Lightning. 

The Alberta Female Hockey League (AFHL) is home to 30 teams at the U18 AAA, U18 AA, and U15 AA levels, providing a competitive platform for young aspiring female athletes to enhance their skills. A collection of 12 host associations around the province are committed to the growth and development of AAA and AA female hockey.


Engage with us on social media and tell us about your Female Hockey Day experience!

Twitter - @HockeyAlberta & @AFHL_HA

Facebook - @HockeyAlberta

Instagram - @hockey.alberta

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

The Challenge will feature players born in 2008 and 2009. 

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).


Hockey Alberta, through its Regional Managers, operates specialized player-development skill camps throughout the year.

These camps are open to male and female athletes, although ages eligible for a specific camp may vary depending on the camp and/or location. Each camp is focused on developing specific individual and team skills, and follow the principles of the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model adopted by Hockey Alberta and Hockey Canada.


The BFL Coach of the Year Awards recognize and honour female coaches who exemplify the positive values of hockey and sport, for their successful and outstanding achievements in player development and the leadership of their players and teams.

Honouring a female coach in each province at the community, competitive and high-performance level, the BFL Coach of the Year Award will be presented to coaches who have made outstanding contributions over an extended period of time coaching hockey programs within Hockey Canada female and/or minor hockey programs.

Provincial winners will be considered in the selection of the national BFL Coach of the Year Awards. Each provincial winner will receive a $1,000 bursary; while the national winners receive a $2,500 bursary, customized Team Canada jersey, a five-year subscription to the Hockey Canada Network, a Hockey Canada merchandise package and a tablet.

How to Nominate

Any individual may nominate a coach for the provincial coach awards. The nomination must clearly state whether the award nomination is for the community coach and competitive coach category or if the nomination is for the National high-performance coach.

The individual submitting the nomination should complete the online nomination form and should also include a covering letter of support (not to exceed 300 words). As well, the supporting materials will include testimonials as to why the individual should be considered.