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2021 Provincial Host Applications

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 23, 2020 9:20 am

WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba would like to inform all rural Minor Hockey Associations that 2021 Provincial Host Applications are now being accepted online.  The final status of these events will be determined based on any public health orders or restrictions.

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Registration open for Skating 1 A Clinic

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  October 20, 2020 9:00 am

Hockey Manitoba is pleased to offer a virtual Skating 1A Clinic via Zoom on Wednesday November 4, 2020 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) which will be led by Winnipeg Jets Hockey Development On-Ice Instructor Devin Himpe. The Skating 1A Clinic is FREE for Hockey Manitoba members and is designed for U7 and U9 coaches. Certified High Performance 1 and Development 1 coaches can earn 3...

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Hockey Canada launches $1 million Assist Fund

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 19, 2020 9:30 am

CALGARY, Alta. – The Hockey Canada Foundation has launched its new $1 million Assist Fund to provide registration fee subsidies for qualified Canadians who are registered with Hockey Canada-sanctioned associations for the 2020-21 season. “As a prominent national sports organization in the country, it’s Hockey Canada’s mission to lead, develop and promote positive hockey experiences,” said Tom Renney, chief executive officer of Hockey Canada. “It’s...

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WHL announces new opening date for 2020-21 Regular Season

by Western Hockey League  |  October 15, 2020 11:18 am

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League Board of Governors announced today the WHL Regular Season is scheduled to open on Friday, January 8, 2021. The WHL continues to work with each of the Governments and Health Authorities in the Provinces and States in Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest, respectively, on obtaining the necessary approvals to commence play. Details regarding the schedule of...

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Sami-Jo Small’s new book chronicles her 10 years on Canada’s national team

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  October 15, 2020 10:00 am

Winnipegger Sami-Jo Small recently released a memoir chronicling the ten years she spent as a goaltender with Canada’s national women’s hockey team, which included winning five World Women’s Championships and two Olympic gold medals. The pride of St.Vital originally started writing The Role I Played after the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as a back-of-the-room sales tool for her professional speaking career but she soon realized that...

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Four Manitobans selected in the 2020 NHL Draft

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  October 8, 2020 8:45 am

WINNIPEG, MB – Four (4) Manitoba-born players, all from the Western Hockey League, had their names called over the last couple of days during the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.  The 1st round was completed on Tuesday October 6th with Rounds 2-7 taking place on Wednesday October 7th.  The NHL Entry Draft is held annually after the completion of the NHL Playoffs and brings together the thirty-one...

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Hockey Manitoba/ Winnipeg ICE practice jersey fundraising effort

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  October 7, 2020 11:30 am

Hockey Manitoba in partnership with the Western Hockey League’s Winnipeg ICE have announced a practice jersey fundraising effort to support our safe return to hockey. Exclusive Winnipeg ICE practice jerseys are available for purchase with 100% of the net proceeds going to support minor hockey in the province. The jerseys are available for purchase here  and can be ordered individually or as part of a team...

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Lou Joyal passes away at 87 years old

by Hockey Manitoba  |  September 28, 2020 2:00 pm

WINNIPEG, Man. – It is with great sadness that Hockey Manitoba must announce the passing of Lou Joyal. Lou is a Hockey Manitoba Honourary Life Member and served as Hockey Manitoba President from 1976 – 1995. Below is Lou’s obituary as published in the Winnipeg Free Press on September 26, 2020   LOU MARVIN DAVID JOYAL September 18, 2020, Lou passed away peacefully at home,...

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Scott Furman wins the 2020 Hockey Canada Hal Lewis Award

by Hockey Manitoba  |  September 25, 2020 11:15 am

Former Hockey Manitoba Director of Operations Scott Furman has won the 2020 Hockey Canada Hal Lewis Award, which recognizes a Hockey Canada staff person who best exemplifies the commitment to the values and objectives of Hockey Canada, exhibits pride and respect for the organization and its participants and demonstrates team spirit both in the office and in one’s life. Scott was a staff member of...

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Chris Hall receives the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  September 24, 2020 3:20 pm

Chris Hall, Chair of Minor Hockey – Winnipeg, is one of 10 Manitobans who has received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers “recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields and pays tribute to the dedication and commitment of volunteers.” Chris has served on Hockey Manitoba’s Board of Directors since 2011 and...

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Top 10 reasons why Manitobans play hockey

by Hockey Manitoba  |  September 23, 2020 3:30 pm

Results from Hockey Manitoba’s 2019 – 2020 End of Season Survey suggest that participants register in hockey for a variety of reasons, including the love of the game, to have fun, and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. At Hockey Manitoba, developing programs that focus on the core needs of our members is paramount so having a good understanding of why our members play hockey is...

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Hockey Equipment Relief Program

by Hockey Manitoba  |  September 18, 2020 12:00 pm

Applications are now being accepted for the Hockey Equipment Relief Program , orchestrated by Bauer Hockey, Hockey Canada, the National Hockey League (NHL), and National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA). On July 30, 2020, the National Hockey League, NHLPA, Bauer Hockey and Hockey Canada, launched the Hockey Equipment Relief Program to help families financially impacted by COVID-19 get their kids back on the ice. The Hockey Equipment Relief Program...

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Hockey Manitoba celebrates National Coaches Week

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  September 18, 2020 9:00 am

Hockey Manitoba is proud to celebrate the 6th Annual National Coaches Week (September 19, 2020 – September 27, 2020) presented by the Coaching Association of Canada and Territorial Coaching Representatives.   Beginning on Saturday September 19th, Hockey Manitoba in conjunction with Sport Manitoba will be running a week long social media campaign (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) where we will be encouraging players and parents to acknowledge...

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Registration for Instructional Stream Clinics now open

by Hockey Manitoba  |  September 10, 2020 9:00 am

WINNIPEG, Man. – Hockey Manitoba, in cooperation with Hockey Canada and the National Coach Mentorship Program (NCMP), are pleased to offer Instructional Stream Clinics for the 2020 – 2021 hockey season.  The clinics will take place online via Zoom starting on Wednesday September 23, 2020 and will be led by Winnipeg Jets Hockey Development Head On-Ice Instructor Dave Cameron. These clinics offer coaches the opportunity to learn and...

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Grant Moffatt passes away at 71

by Hockey Manitoba  |  September 4, 2020 2:00 pm

WINNIPEG, Man. – It is with great sadness that Hockey Manitoba must announce the passing of longtime Southwest AAA Cougars president Grant Moffatt.  Grant began volunteering in hockey in 1979 and was named Hockey Manitoba’s Volunteer of the Year in 2002. Grant was passionate about hockey and was a board member of the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League and also served as the president of the...

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Hockey Manitoba Female U18 Program Cancellation Announcement

by Hockey Manitoba  |  September 4, 2020 11:30 am

WINNIPEG, Man. – On Thursday September 3, 2020, Hockey Canada announced the cancellation of the 2020 U18 Women’s National Championship which was scheduled for this upcoming November in Dawson Creek, BC. The U18 Women’s National Championship acts as the final phase of the Provincial Program of Excellence and sees the best U18 female athletes come together to compete at the Provincial level. As a result of...

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Officials Spotlight: Ally Wareham

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  August 19, 2020 8:30 am

WINNIPEG, Man. – Eastman’s Ally Wareham (Steinbach) was one of three female officials who became a certified Level IV official during the 2019 – 2020 season and she is looking forward to inspiring other female officials in Manitoba to do the same. “It was really humbling. You grow up your whole life in the hockey community knowing that there are six levels and as a...

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WHL announces adjusted start date for 2020 – 2021 regular season

by Western Hockey League  |  August 6, 2020 3:25 pm

CALGARY, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that it is now scheduled to open its 2020-21 Regular Season on Friday, December 4, 2020. As part of the WHL’s commitment to the health and safety of its players, officials, staff, and fans, the opening date of the Regular Season remains contingent on receiving the necessary approvals from the government and health authorities in each of the...

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