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Mateychuk set to represent Canada at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  January 10, 2020 1:15 pm

Dominion City’s Denton Mateychuk (Eastman Selects Midget AAA, Moose Jaw Warriors) will represent Canada at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, coming up from January 18 – January 22 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The 15-year-old defenceman is the lone Manitoban on Canada’s 17-player roster which includes two goaltenders, six defencemen and nine forwards. Strathclair’s Conor Geekie (Yellowhead Chiefs Midget AAA, Winnipeg Ice) was originally named to...

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Addison and Hofer win Gold at the 2020 World Junior Hockey Championship

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  January 6, 2020 9:00 am

Defenceman Calen Addison (Brandon) and Goaltender Joel Hofer (Winnipeg) played key roles as Team Canada defeated Team Russia 4-3 to claim Gold at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic. Addison had three assists in the game and Hofer made 35 stops to help Team Canada win their 18th gold medal. Addison, 19, had one goal and eight assists in...

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2020 Girls Global Game winners announced

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  December 18, 2019 9:05 am

WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba is proud to announce the two representatives for the 2020 Global Girls’ Game hosted by Hockey Newfoundland & Labrador and Hockey Canada. The Global Girls’ Game focuses on bringing female players throughout the world together as teammates while working to grow the sport of female hockey.  Hockey Manitoba will be sending two players to participate in the Canadian segment of...

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Hunt & Jarvis named to CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  December 16, 2019 3:10 pm

Manitobans Daemon Hunt (Defenceman, Moose Jaw Warriors) and Seth Jarvis (Forward, Portland Winterhawks) have been invited to compete in the 2020 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. Brandon’s Daemon Hunt has 11 assists in 23 games for the Moose Jaw Warriors this season. Hunt is considered an A prospect for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft by NHL Central Scouting. Winnipeg’s Seth Jarvis has 14 goals and...

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Amy Martin completes Level V certification, Ben Croker completes Level VI certification

by Hockey Manitoba  |  December 16, 2019 2:31 pm

WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba is proud to announce that Amy Martin (Interlake) recently obtained her Level V official status while Ben Croker (Brandon) recently obtained his Level VI official status. Amy Martin currently officiates Canada U Sports, M-AAA and the Manitoba Women’s Junior Hockey League. Martin officiated at The National Women’s Under 18 Championship in Morden and Winkler from November 5th to 8th, including...

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2019 Girls’ Hockey United

by Hockey Manitoba  |  December 5, 2019 11:37 am

Girls Hockey United is set to get underway Friday, December 6th at Bell MTS Iceplex and will feature approximately 750 girls and young women from across the province in celebration of the tremendous growth and development of female hockey.

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Hockey Manitoba & MASRC Equipment Drive

by Hockey Manitoba  |  December 4, 2019 10:20 am

As part of our ongoing commitment and emphasis on grassroots hockey development and community engagement, Hockey Manitoba and the Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Council (MASRC) invite you to help us ‘Grow the Game’ by donating new or gently used hockey equipment that will be distributed to youth in need across the province. This equipment drive fits within our goals of eliminating barriers for children...

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Winnipeg’s Joel Hofer named WHL Goaltender of the Month

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  December 3, 2019 4:28 pm

Portland Winterhawks goaltender Joel Hofer of Winnipeg has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Month for November 2019. The St.Louis Blues draft pick (fourth round, 107th overall) posted an 8-2-1-0 record in November with one shutout, a 1.75 goals-against average and a save percentage of .944. Hofer’s Winterhawks are currently in a tie with the Everett Silvertips for top spot in the U.S. Division....

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Karlin Krieger to officiate at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek, BC

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  December 2, 2019 9:00 am

WINNIPEG – Level VI official Karlin Krieger (Wasagaming) will represent Hockey Manitoba at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge this weekend in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, which begins Saturday, December 7th and runs until Sunday, December 15th. This is the first time that Krieger has been selected to officiate at the prestigious tournament, which is a showcase of some of the best Junior A talent...

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Program of Excellence Coaching Applications Open

by Hockey Manitoba  |  November 22, 2019 11:30 am

Applications for coaching staff positions within the Hockey Manitoba Program of Excellence for 2020 are now open. Coaches can submit applications for the Male U-16 and Female U-18 programs operated under the Program of Excellence. Applications are being accepted for the following positions: Male U16 Team Manitoba: Head Coach (1) Assistant Coach (2) Female U18 Team Manitoba: Head Coach (1) Assistant Coach (2) To submit...

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Hockey Canada announces change to age-division names

by Hockey Canada  |  November 19, 2019 10:06 am

CALGARY, Alta. – At its Winter Congress this past weekend in Montreal, Hockey Canada membership approved a regulation change proposed by the board of directors to revise the naming of the age divisions used in minor hockey across Canada. Following the recommendations of a task team, the age divisions will become U7, U9, U11 through to U21, impacting all minor and female hockey programs under...

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Hockey Manitoba officials shining on the national stage

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  November 18, 2019 2:05 pm

The last month has been busy for Hockey Manitoba’s high performance officials representing their province on the national stage at the 2019 Officiating Program of Excellence (OPOE), 2019 WHL Cup, 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and the 2019 National Women’s Under-18 Championship. Derian Penziwol (Brandon), Andrew Paul (Brandon) and Nick Grenier (Ile Des Chenes) attended the 2019 Officiating Program of Excellence in Abbotsford, British Columbia...

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Five Manitobans named to updated NHL Central Scouting ‘Players to Watch’ List

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  November 14, 2019 3:00 pm

Five Manitobans currently playing in The Western Hockey League have been named to NHL Central Scouting’s updated ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2020 NHL Draft. Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman Daemon Hunt was given an ‘A’ rating while Portland Winterhawks forward Seth Jarvis earned a ‘B’ rating, Forwards Jacob Brook (Prince Albert Raiders), Ben McCartney (Brandon Wheat Kings) and Tristen Robins (Saskatoon Blades) were given...

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Amy Martin and Joanne Senecal represent Manitoba at the U-18 Nationals in Morden/Winkler

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  November 13, 2019 2:05 pm

Winnipeg, MB – Hockey Manitoba would like to acknowledge and congratulate officials Amy Martin (Stonewall) and Joanne Senecal (Winnipeg) who represented Manitoba at The National Women’s Under 18 Championship last week in Morden and Winkler. Amy Martin refereed in the Gold Medal game this past Saturday between Team Ontario Red and Team Saskatchewan, a tremendous honour that is viewed as a potential stepping stone to...

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Giants’ Miner named WHL Goaltender of the Week

by Western Hockey League  |  November 11, 2019 10:04 am

The Western Hockey League announced on Monday that Colorado Avalanche prospect Trent Miner of the Vancouver Giants has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 10, 2019. In two games this weekend, Miner sported a 1-0-0-1 record, 0.96 goals-against average, and stopped 53 of 55 shots for a 0.964 save percentage as the Giants split a...

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Team Manitoba loses 1-0 to Team Atlantic at U-18 Nationals

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  November 8, 2019 5:15 pm

MORDEN, MB – Female U-18 Team Manitoba closed out the National Women’s Under-18 Championship on Friday afternoon with a 1-0 loss to Team Atlantic. Shani Rossignol scored the only goal for Team Atlantic in the second period and goaltender Cassie McCallum was perfect in net, stopping all 34 shots she faced. It was a back-and-forth game for the most part and despite Team Manitoba having...

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10-year-old Drayton Perreault makes his mark with a Jets VIP Fan Experience

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  November 8, 2019 10:30 am

WINNIPEG, MB – 10-year-old Drayton Perreault has inspired others in his community and today he will be rewarded with an experience of a lifetime. Drayton was recently recognized by Air Canada and the Air Canada Foundation as Winnipeg’s ‘Mark Maker’ (people making a mark in their communities across Canada) and tonight he will attend the Winnipeg Jets game against the Vancouver Canucks as part of...

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Team Manitoba U-18 Leadership Group announced

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  October 30, 2019 2:12 pm

WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce the leadership group for U-18 Team Manitoba for the upcoming National Women’s U-18 Championship in Morden and Winkler. McKiya Mazur (Angusville, MB) will serve as Team Captain while Kylie Lesuk (Oakbank, MB) and Danica Namaka (Winnipeg, MB) will serve as Assistant Captains. McKiya Mazur is currently playing with the Rink Hockey Academy in the Canadian Sport...

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