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Winnipeg’s Dante Giannuzzi named WHL Goaltender of the Week

by Western Hockey League  |  November 21, 2022 4:00 pm

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Portland Winterhawks goaltender Dante Giannuzzi has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 20, 2022. Giannuzzi stopped 60 of the 62 shots he faced over two starts this past week, posting a 1.00 goals-against average and .968 save percentage in the process. Giannuzzi, who hails from Winnipeg, Man., began his...

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Hockey Manitoba announces its 2023 Canada Winter Games Rosters

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  November 9, 2022 1:45 pm

Hockey Manitoba is excited to announce the rosters for Female U18 Team Manitoba and Male U16 Team Manitoba who will compete at the 2023 Canada Winter Games from February 18th to March 5, 2023, in Prince Edward Island. The Male U16 Program of Excellence process began in early April 2022 with the Spring Selection Camp which was held in Niverville, MB. Following the Spring Selection...

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Hockey Canada releases Final Independent Governance Review from Former Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell

by Hockey Canada  |  November 4, 2022 2:00 pm

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada is releasing the final report from the independent third-party governance review , led by former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Honourable Thomas Cromwell, C.C. The review, and its accompanying recommendations, are intended to provide Hockey Canada with the capacity to play its important role in making the changes in its governance model that are necessary to create the foundation upon which to rebuild the confidence of stakeholders...

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Five Manitobans named to NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary Players to Watch list

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  October 27, 2022 3:30 pm

Five Manitobans have been named to NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2023 NHL Draft. Brandon Wheat Kings goaltender Carson Bjarnason of Carberry was one of seven WHL players who was given an ‘A’ rating. Portland Winterhawks forward Carter Sotheran (Sanford), Steinbach Pistons forward Ty Paisley (Steinbach), Chicago Steel forward Jayden Perron (Winnipeg), and Prince George Cougars defenceman Hudson Thornton (Winnipeg)...

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Five Slides with Sobby & Landy High Performance Coach Webinar Series

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 19, 2022 11:15 am

Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce that the Five Slides with Sobby & Landy High Performance Coach Webinar Series is back for a second season, featuring high performance coaches Jordan Sobkowicz (St. James Assiniboia Hockey Academy) and Kevin Landreville (St. John’s-Ravenscourt Eagles Varsity Boys Head Coach). The purpose of this five-part coaching webinar series is to provide coaches in Manitoba with an opportunity to increase...

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Four players and two coaches to represent Manitoba at this year’s World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 18, 2022 3:30 pm

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has announced the three Canadian rosters –  Team Canada BlackTeam Canada Red  and  Team Canada White  – that will compete at the  2022 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge , Nov. 3-12 in Langley and Delta, B.C. The tournament, which returns for the first time since 2019, will feature three Canadian teams matching up against Czechia, Finland, Sweden and the United States.. The six Manitobans (four players, two coaches) who were selected to represent Canada...

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Coordinator, Registration and Support Services appointed

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 18, 2022 8:30 am

WINNIPEG – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce the appointment of Gena Cook as the Coordinator, Registration and Support Services, effective October 17, 2022. Gena was raised in Winnipeg and has 15 years of experience as a sport administrator and coordinator. Before joining Hockey Manitoba, Gena worked for Sport Manitoba Coaching for 12 years as a Coaching Administrator (2010 – 2022). Gena successfully administered the...

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Carberry’s Carson Bjarnason named WHL Player of the Week

by Western Hockey League  |  October 17, 2022 2:00 pm

The Western Hockey League announced today that Brandon Wheat Kings goaltender Carson Bjarnason has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 16, 2022. The product of Carberry, Man. recorded a 3-0-0-0 record to go along with a 1.67 goals-against average and .957 save percentage, helping the Wheat Kings earn six of eight points on the road this past week. Bjarnason,...

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Hockey Manitoba Branch Statement

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 15, 2022 6:00 pm

MISSISSAUGA – The 13 leaders of the provincial and territorial Hockey Canada Branches gathered for critical meetings on Saturday. Branch leaders embraced the recommendations of Justice Thomas Cromwell, C.C. in his Interim Governance Review Report and approved a number of Hockey Canada bylaw changes to support upcoming Hockey Canada Board elections on December 17, 2022. Branch leaders felt that the frank and sometimes difficult conversations...

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Coordinator, Grow The Game appointed

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 11, 2022 2:15 pm

WINNIPEG – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexandra Kliman as the Coordinator, Grow The Game, effective October 11, 2022. Alexandra, 23, is from Winnipeg and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree (History) from the University of Winnipeg in 2021. Alexandra played elite hockey for several years, skating for the Winnipeg Avros in the Manitoba Female U18 AAA League (2013-2016) and...

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Winnipeg’s Conner Roulette named WHL Player of the Week

by Western Hockey League  |  October 11, 2022 1:00 pm

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Saskatoon Blades forward Conner Roulette has been named WHL Player of the Week for the week ending October 9, 2022. The Dallas Stars prospect led all WHL skaters this past week with eight points (5 goals, 3 assists), helping his Blades record a 2-2-0-0 record over four contests. Roulette, who hails from Winnipeg, Man., recorded an...

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Statement from Hockey Manitoba

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 6, 2022 1:40 pm

Hockey Manitoba Board of Directors support the call by Members of Parliament for a change in Hockey Canada’s leadership at the Sr. Staff level and Board of Directors.   Further, Hockey Manitoba calls for a review of the Hockey Canada Action Plan to include consultation from experts or organizations working in education, awareness and prevention of sexual violence, abuse, bullying, and discrimination. At this time, Hockey...

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Hockey Manitoba Female Coach Development Group returns for a second season

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  September 29, 2022 4:00 pm

Hockey Manitoba is excited to announce the continuation of the Female Coach Development Group for the 2022 – 2023 season. The Female Coach Development Group will be led by six Female Coach Developers and will provide female coaches in Manitoba with support, mentorship, and development throughout the upcoming season. With the start of the new season right around the corner, Hockey Manitoba is committed to...

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Male U16 POE Exhibition Roster announced

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  September 29, 2022 1:00 pm

WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to release the roster for the Male Under-16 Program of Excellence that will compete in an exhibition game versus the Winnipeg Wild U18 AAA this Sunday October 2, 2022 at Bell MTS Iceplex (2:45 pm CT). This Saturday’s exhibition game will be the fourth phase of the Hockey Manitoba Male U16 Program of Excellence (POE) which is the...

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Q & A with U16 Team Manitoba Head Coach Taras McEwen

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  September 23, 2022 1:30 pm

Taras McEwen is an Assistant Coach with the Western Hockey League’s Winnipeg ICE and the Head Coach of Hockey Manitoba’s Male Under-16 Program of Excellence that will compete at the 2023 Canada Winter Games from February 18th to February 26th, 2023 in Prince Edward Island. McEwen, 31, was formerly the Head Coach and General Manager of the Winnipeg Blues of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League...

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Hockey Manitoba celebrates National Coaches Week

by Hockey Manitoba  |  September 15, 2022 10:30 am

Hockey Manitoba is proud to celebrate the 8th Annual National Coaches Week from September 17, 2022 to September 25, 2022 presented by the Coaching Association of Canada and Territorial Coaching Representatives.   Beginning on Saturday September 17th, 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...

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Hockey Manitoba Remembers Gladwyn Scott

by Hockey Manitoba  |  August 26, 2022 3:00 pm

Hockey Manitoba is saddened to report the passing of former Hockey Manitoba President Gladwyn Scott on August 25, 2022. He was 90 years old. From Hamiota, Manitoba, Gladwyn was a prominent figure in both hockey and baseball for over five decades.  He served as President of Hockey Manitoba for one season in 1989-90 and was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003....

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