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Manitoba Junior Hockey League announces 2021 – 2022 Season Overview

by Hockey Manitoba  |  June 5, 2021 3:00 pm

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is delighted to announce the regular season start date, schedule format, divisional format and important dates for the upcoming 2021-22 season. The puck will drop for opening weekend on Friday, September 17th Opening weekend will feature six home and home divisional matchups taking place over the course of the weekend involving all 12 member teams. The...

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Eight Manitobans listed in NHL Central Scouting’s Final 2021 Draft Rankings

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  May 28, 2021 9:00 am

Eight Manitobans have been named to NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2021 NHL Draft. Winnipeg ICE defenceman Carson Lambos was the highest ranked Manitoban by NHL Central Scouting at 11th overall amongst North American skaters. The 18-year-old was limited to just two games with the ICE this year due to injury. Prior to the start of the 2020 – 2021 WHL Regular Season,...

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Hockey Manitoba Alumni Jett Woo provides inspiration to young hockey players of Asian descent

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  May 19, 2021 10:00 am

Winnipeg’s Jett Woo is a top prospect with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks and he is also providing inspiration to the next generation of hockey players of Asian descent. Woo, 20, recently completed his first pro season with the American Hockey League’s Utica Comets, the minor league affiliate of the Canucks, registering three goals and two assists in 28 games. Even though the 2020 – 2021...

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Bell, Campbell, Larocque named to National Women’s Team Olympic Centralization Roster

by Hockey Canada  |  May 12, 2021 12:30 pm

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Wednesday the 28 players chosen to centralize in Calgary with Canada’s National Women’s Team for the 2021-22 season, leading up to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, Feb. 4-20 in Beijing, China. The 28-player roster includes three goaltenders, nine defencemen and 16 forwards. It features 17 players who centralized ahead of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, including 14 who earned...

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Former Hockey Manitoba President Brian Franklin awarded Hockey Canada Order of Merit (Western)

by Hockey Canada  |  May 11, 2021 10:00 am

It may come as no surprise that someone who served his home community of Deloraine, Manitoba, for over a decade as mayor would also volunteer for his hockey community at the same time. But what is truly remarkable about Brian Franklin’s commitment to the game, is its longevity – 50 years and counting. An instrumental force in establishing the provincial Midget AAA league in 1985,...

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Winnipeg’s Seth Jarvis named WHL Player of the Week

by Western Hockey League  |  May 10, 2021 3:30 pm

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Portland Winterhawks forward Seth Jarvis has been named WHL Player of the Week presented by Journie Rewards for the week ending May 9, 2021. Jarvis, a 19-year-old product of Winnipeg, Man., recorded seven points (5G-2A), including a hat trick, in three games played as the Winterhawks went 3-0-0-0 this past week in the U.S. Division....

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MJHL Summer Programs and Season Planning Update

by Hockey Manitoba  |  April 28, 2021 10:00 am

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), and its 12 member organizations, are currently making all necessary preparations for the 2021-2022 season which includes full season schedule planning with multiple options. The MJHL will continue to work with Sport Manitoba, Hockey Manitoba, Government and Public Health Officials to ensure that all necessary safety precautions and guidelines are in place to commence the 2021/22...

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Brandon’s Lynden McCallum named WHL Player of the Week

by Hockey Manitoba  |  April 26, 2021 1:30 pm

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Brandon Wheat Kings forward Lynden McCallum has been named WHL Player of the Week presented by Journie Rewards for the week ending April 25, 2021. McCallum, a 21-year-old product of Brandon, Man., recorded nine points (7G-2A) in three games this past week as the Wheat Kings went 3-0-0-0, clinching first place in the East Division for...

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Hockey Manitoba President Bert Dow embodies the spirit of National Volunteer Week

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  April 22, 2021 2:00 pm

Bert Dow has been involved with the game of hockey for most of his life and this year he led Hockey Manitoba’s Board of Directors through one of the most challenging periods in the organization’s history. Dow, 61, took over as Hockey Manitoba President on June 1, 2020, replacing Bill Whitehead who served as President for eight years (2012 – 2020). Dow previously served as...

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Macdonald’s Ben McCartney named WHL Player of the Week

by Western Hockey League  |  April 19, 2021 2:42 pm

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Brandon Wheat Kings forward Ben McCartney has been named WHL Player of the Week presented by Journie Rewards for the week ending April 18, 2021. McCartney, a 19-year-old product of Macdonald, Man., recorded 12 points (4G-8A) in four games this past week as the Wheat Kings went 4-0-0-0, surging to the top of the East Division...

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Hockey Manitoba Refunds for the 2020 – 2021 Season

by Hockey Manitoba  |  April 14, 2021 11:00 am

April 14, 2021 Hockey Canada and Hockey Manitoba are pleased to announce member refund returns for the 2020 – 2021 season regarding insurance and membership fees collected. The current fee structure sees member teams assessed a team fee as well as a participant membership fee ranging from $48.65 (U7) – $95.65 (Junior A).  Of the participant membership fee, the Hockey Manitoba portion is $23.60 –...

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Saskatoon Blades forward Tristen Robins named WHL Player of the Week

by Western Hockey League  |  April 12, 2021 3:10 pm

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Saskatoon Blades forward Tristen Robins has been named WHL Player of the Week presented by Journie Rewards for the week ending April 11, 2021. Robins, a 19-year-old product of Clear Lake, Man., recorded nine points (4G-5A) in four games this past week as the Blades went 3-0-1-0 in the WHL’s Subway Hub Centre in Regina....

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Four Manitobans will attend the BFL National Women’s Team Selection Camp

by Hockey Manitoba  |  April 12, 2021 1:00 pm

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has unveiled the 47 players from across the country who will attend the BFL National Women’s Team Selection Camp, presented by Sobeys, April 14-22 in Halifax. Following training camps in January and March, the Team Canada coaching staff will use selection camp as the final opportunity to evaluate the players in preparation for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship, May 6-16 in Halifax...

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Three Manitobans selected to represent Team Canada at 2021 IIHF U18 World Championship

by Hockey Manitoba  |  April 1, 2021 12:15 pm

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has unveiled the 25 players named to Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team for the 2021 IIHF U18 World Championship, April 26-May 6 in Frisco and Plano, Texas. Three goaltenders, eight defencemen and 14 forwards were selected by Alan Millar (Tottenham, Ont.), director of player personnel, and Benoit Roy (Sudbury, Ont.), manager of national teams. The roster features 23 players who played for Team Canada Black,...

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Hockey Manitoba Community: Coach Matt Betker

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  March 26, 2021 11:00 am

To say that the 2020-2021 season has been challenging for everyone involved with the game of hockey in Manitoba would be a huge understatement. For River East U13 AA Marauders Head Coach Matt Betker, the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t going to hold his team back from staying connected and creating their own path. Betker’s U13 AA Marauders practiced for five weeks and...

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Brandon’s Nolan Ritchie named WHL Player of the Week

by Western Hockey League  |  March 22, 2021 3:06 pm

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Brandon Wheat Kings forward Nolan Ritchie has been named WHL Player of the Week presented by Journie Rewards for the week ending March 21, 2021. Ritchie, 18, recorded seven points (3G-4A) in three games this past week, as the Wheat Kings went 2-1-0-0 in the WHL’s Subway Hub Centre in Regina. On Tuesday, March 16,...

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Kenneth R. Stiles Memorial Officiating Scholarships

by Hockey Manitoba  |  March 22, 2021 11:30 am

Hockey Manitoba officials can now apply for the Kenneth R. Stiles Memorial Officiating Scholarships presented by the Seaman Hotchkiss Foundation and Project 75. Scholarships are presented in both the male and female categories.  Male recipients must have been part of the Hockey Canada OPEO in the past and female officials must be at minimum Level 3 certification. The below application forms outline the applicable criteria....

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Registration open for Developing Defencemen 1 Instructional Stream Clinic with Andy Zulyniak

by Hockey Manitoba  |  March 17, 2021 2:30 pm

Hockey Manitoba is pleased to offer a virtual Developing Defencemen 1 Instructional Stream Clinic via Zoom on Monday March 29, 2021 (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) which will be led by Andy Zulyniak, Program Coordinator for The RINK Training Centre. The Developing Defencemen clinic is FREE to all coaches within Manitoba. Certified High Performance 1 and Development 1 coaches will earn 5 PD Points for...

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