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

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 19, 2021 3:00 pm

Nine Manitobans have been named to NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2022 NHL Draft. Winnipeg ICE forward Conor Geekie (Strathclair) and Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman Denton Mateychuk (Dominion City) were two of three WHL players who were given an ‘A’ rating. Prince George Cougars goaltender Tyler Brennan was given a ‘B’ rating while Moose Jaw Warriors forward Eric Alarie (Winnipeg),...

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2021 Female U18 Team Manitoba roster announced

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  October 19, 2021 11:00 am

Following Monday’s announcement of the 2021 Western Regional Women’s Under-18 Championship in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Hockey Manitoba is very excited to announce the roster for the 2021 U18 Team Manitoba that will compete in the regional event from November 1 – November 6, 2021. The roster for Team Manitoba includes 11 forwards, seven defencemen and two goaltenders that were selected following the U18 POE...

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Taylor Friesen and Cameron Krall selected for 2021 WHL Cup

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 18, 2021 3:30 pm

WINNIPEG, MB – Two (2) Hockey Manitoba officials, Taylor Friesen and Cameron Krall, have been chosen to represent Manitoba at the 2021 WHL Cup taking place in Red Deer, AB from October 20-24, 2021.  The WHL Cup, formerly known as the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup, features the highest-rated players in the under-16 age category from the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba....

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Hockey Manitoba celebrates World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend!

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 14, 2021 9:00 am

Hockey Manitoba is proud to celebrate IIHF World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend taking place from October 15th to 17th. There are various events scheduled to take place throughout the province, ranging in size and scope, with the common goal of celebrating and growing the female game, and uniting people through grassroots programming led by Minor Hockey Associations and communities. Below is a list of events...

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Hockey Manitoba statement on Hockey Canada Fall Event Cancellations

by Hockey Manitoba  |  September 27, 2021 5:00 pm

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been made by Hockey Canada to cancel the 2021 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Dawson Creek, BC (October 31, 2021 – November 6, 2021), the 2021 Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup, and the 2021 World Junior A Challenge. Additional details on the cancellation of Hockey Canada’s Fall Events can be found by clicking here . Despite the...

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Winnipeg linesman Justin Johnson set to make his NHL officiating debut on September 26th

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  September 20, 2021 2:00 pm

Linesman Justin Johnson (Winnipeg) will make his National Hockey League officiating debut this Sunday, September 26th in Winnipeg at Canada Life Centre when the Jets host the Ottawa Senators in their pre-season home opener. The 23-year-old signed an entry-level minor league contract after attending the 2021 NHL Exposure Combine in Buffalo in late August. Johnson will work six NHL preseason games before he splits the...

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Hockey Manitoba celebrates National Coaches Week

by Hockey Manitoba  |  September 16, 2021 11:00 am

Hockey Manitoba is proud to celebrate the 7th Annual National Coaches Week (September 18, 2021 – September 26, 2021) presented by the Coaching Association of Canada and Territorial Coaching Representatives.   Beginning on Saturday September 18th, 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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2021 Male U16 Team Manitoba roster announced

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  September 15, 2021 1:00 pm

Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce the roster for the 2021 Male U16 Program of Excellence. The Male U16 Team Manitoba roster includes 12 forwards, six defencemen and two goaltenders that were selected following the Male U16 POE Summer Camp that took place from August 13, 2021 to August 15, 2021 at Bell MTS Iceplex. Athletes participated in team practices and inter-squad games over the...

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Hockey Canada announces new maltreatment playing rule for the 2021 – 2022 season

by Hockey Canada  |  August 24, 2021 1:00 pm

CALGARY – In furthering its commitment to being leaders in safety and inclusivity, Hockey Canada has introduced an update to its rulebook to focus on recognizing and reporting incidents of maltreatment. In a special meeting of the Members held on June 22, 2021, Hockey Canada and its 13 Members unanimously approved the adoption of Section 11 – Maltreatment in the Hockey Canada Rulebook starting this season, which...

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Hockey Manitoba launches the Female Coach Development Group for the 2021 – 2022 season

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  August 23, 2021 9:00 am

Hockey Manitoba is excited to announce the launch of the Female Coach Development Group for the 2021 – 2022 season. The Female Coach Development Group will be led by three Female Master Coach Developers (Sarah Zacharias, Ashley van Aggelen, and Regan Boulton) and will provide female coaches in Manitoba with support and mentorship throughout the upcoming season. With the start of the new season right...

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Ashton Bell, Kristen Campbell and Jocelyne Larocque selected to represent Canada at the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship

by Hockey Canada  |  August 5, 2021 1:00 pm

CALGARY, ALTA. – Hockey Canada has announced the 25 players selected to represent Canada at the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Aug. 20-31. The roster was selected from the 29 players chosen to centralize with Canada’s National Women’s Team for the 2021-22 season, leading up to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China. Following the world championship, all 29 players will resume their Olympic preparations....

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Female U18 and Male U16 POE Summer Camp rosters announced

by Hockey Manitoba  |  August 3, 2021 2:00 pm

WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba is excited to release Summer camp rosters for our two teams in the 2021 Program of Excellence (POE). The POE Summer Camps are scheduled to take place from August 13, 2021 – August 15, 2021 at Bell MTS Iceplex. While there have been positive changes within the Manitoba Public Health orders, the 2021 Program of Excellence will be significantly different than the usual program...

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Four Manitobans selected in 2021 NHL Draft

by Hockey Manitoba  |  July 25, 2021 10:00 am

WINNIPEG, MB – Four (4) Manitoba-born players from the Western Hockey League including two (2) U-16 Team MB alumni, had their names called this past weekend at the 2021 NHL Draft.  The 1st round was completed Friday, July 23rd with rounds 2-7 taking place Saturday July 24th. The NHL Draft is held annually after the completion of the NHL Playoffs and brings together the thirty-two (32) teams...

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Daemon Hunt, Seth Jarvis and Carson Lambos invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp

by Hockey Canada  |  July 21, 2021 10:00 am

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has announced that 51 players have been invited to attend Canada’s National Junior Team summer development camp, July 28-Aug. 4 at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on the Tsuut’ina Nation near Calgary. Five goaltenders, 16 defencemen and 30 forwards will be part of the eight-day camp, participating in a variety of on- and off-ice sessions. The camp will also feature combined practices and intrasquad games with players attending Canada’s National Men’s...

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Program of Excellence Summer Camps to take place from August 13-15

by Hockey Manitoba  |  July 15, 2021 3:00 pm

Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce that the Program of Excellence (POE) Summer Camps for the Female U18 and Male U16 programs are scheduled to take place from August 13, 2021 – August 15, 2021 at Bell MTS Iceplex. The 2021 Program of Excellence will be invitation only.  Invited players will be notified via email with full details on registration and cost.  On-ice activities will be dependent on...

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Raygan Kirk and Corinne Schroeder invited to National Women’s Development Team Summer Camp

by Hockey Canada  |  July 14, 2021 12:15 pm

CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Women’s Development Team will return to the ice for the first time in two years, with 43 athletes invited to participate in the BFL National Women’s Development Team Summer Camp, presented by Sobeys. The 40 players who will attend camp – six goaltenders, 12 defence and 22 forwards – will be split into two teams and participate in practices and intrasquad games from July 29-Aug. 9 at WinSport’s Canada Olympic...

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Conor Geekie, Matthew Kieper and Denton Mateychuk invited to National Men’s U18 Team Summer Development Camp

by Hockey Canada  |  July 8, 2021 12:35 pm

CALGARY, Alta. – Forty-five of the nation’s top under-18 players have earned invites to Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team summer development camp, July 25-Aug. 4 at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on the Tsuut’ina Nation near Calgary. The players include four goaltenders, 15 defencemen and 26 forwards. Of the 45 invitees, two won a gold medal with Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team at the 2021 IIHF U18 World Championship...

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Q & A with Team Canada’s Jocelyne Larocque

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  June 25, 2021 11:00 am

On May 12, 2021, Ste. Anne’s Jocelyne Larocque (along with fellow Manitobans Ashton Bell and Kristen Campbell) was chosen to centralize in Calgary with Canada’s National Women’s Team for the 2021 – 2022 season, leading up to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, February 4-20 in Beijing, China. Larocque is a two-time Olympian who won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in...

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Hockey Manitoba official Lauren Fox receives the Kenneth R. Stiles Memorial Scholarship

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  June 23, 2021 12:30 pm

Hockey Manitoba official Lauren Fox (Creighton/Flin Flon) is one of eight recipients of the Kenneth R. Stiles Memorial Scholarship for the 2020 – 2021 season. The scholarships are awarded annually to both male and female members of the Hockey Canada Officiating Program. “At first I didn’t really process it but then I was like oh wow I got it then I was like only eight...

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