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WHL announces adjusted start date for 2020 – 2021 regular season

by Western Hockey League  |  August 6, 2020 5:25 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...

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Zacharias, van Aggelen and Boulton focus on developing more women in coaching

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  July 17, 2020 11:00 am

Hockey Manitoba coaches Sarah Zacharias, Ashley van Aggelen and Regan Boulton are close to completing Hockey Canada’s Women Master Coach Developer program (WMCD) which focuses on developing more women in coaching. The initiative began last fall with 30 coaching leaders across the country taking part in online webinars/modules on subjects ranging from how to evaluate other coaches to keeping girls in sport to making ethical decisions...

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Hockey brings Cross Lake First Nation together

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  June 25, 2020 1:05 pm

Cross Lake has been called a hockey hotbed and with more talented players continuing to come out of the small community, it doesn’t appear that is going to change. Located about 530 kilometres north of Winnipeg, Cross Lake First Nation, also known as Pimicikamak, has a population of approximately 7,000 people. Cross Lake has experienced a number of tragedies over the years, declaring a state of...

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Six U-16 Team Manitoba alumni invited to virtual National Under-17 Development Camp

by Hockey Canada  |  June 24, 2020 12:30 pm

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has announced a roster of 113 players invited to its virtual national under-17 development camp, set for July 19-25, as well as the coaching staffs that will lead Canada’s national men’s under-17 teams at the 2020 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, presented by TELUS. 12 goaltenders, 37 defencemen and 64 forwards will be split into six teams for the week-long virtual camp, participating...

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4 Manitobans invited to attend BFL CANADA National Women’s Development Team Summer Camp

by Hockey Canada  |  June 22, 2020 1:45 pm

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has announced a pool of 109 of the country’s top young players invited to participate in a pair of virtual camps with Canada’s National Women’s Program. Fifty players (eight goaltenders, 16 defencemen and 26 forwards) are attending the BFL CANADA National Women’s Development Team Summer Camp, presented by Sobeys, meeting weekly until athletes return to university in the fall. Fifty-nine...

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New documentary about the Manitoba Sledgehammers youth sledge hockey team premieres this week

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  June 15, 2020 1:00 pm

A documentary about the Manitoba Sledgehammers youth sledge hockey team which aims to break down stigmas about persons with disabilities debuts this week on the National Film Board website and on YouTube. ‘The Tournament’ was written and directed by local filmmaker Sam Vint and it follows the Sledgehammers as they travel to the Hendrickson Foundation Hockey Festival in Blaine, Minnesota. The film’s central character is...

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Brennan, Lambos and Roulette recognized for National Men’s Summer U-18 Selection Camp

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  June 11, 2020 12:30 pm

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has recognized 46 of the country’s top under-18 players that were invited to attend Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp, as well as the coaching staff for the camp and 2020 Hlinka Gretzky Cup. Six goaltenders, 14 defencemen and 26 forwards were set to compete for a chance to represent Canada at the 2020 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, which...

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4 former Team Manitoba goalies invited to Hockey Canada’s POE goaltending camp

by Hockey Canada  |  June 8, 2020 12:10 pm

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada continues preparations for the 2020-21 season with a virtual four-day Program of Excellence goaltending camp from June 9-12. Typically serving as the initial evaluation stage for summer development and selection camps for Canada’s national men’s teams, the online camp will focus on goaltender development and evaluation through online education. Twenty-three of the top goaltenders in Canada will participate in camp,...

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Officials Spotlight: First-year Hockey Manitoba officials share their experiences

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  June 8, 2020 11:00 am

Each year, Hockey Manitoba welcomes in a new wave of young first-year, Level 1 officials who ensure that the rules of hockey are enforced and that the game is played fairly. We asked Referee-in-Chiefs to nominate promising first-year officials to share their experiences to help other young officials as well as to inspire prospective incoming officials who may be interested in obtaining their Level 1 certification....

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Hockey Canada Statement on Racism

by Hockey Manitoba  |  June 2, 2020 2:00 am

June 1, 2020 CALGARY, Alta. – The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer. “Recent events have amplified the inequality that exists among us, and now is the time to use the Hockey Canada platform to encourage discussion and change. We know racism exists in the world. It is...

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Office Closed/Additional information on the cancellation of the 2019-2020 season

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  June 1, 2020 12:15 pm

Following the decision by Hockey Canada to cancel all sanctioned events for the remainder of the 2019 – 2020 season due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, Hockey Manitoba has prepared the following Frequently Asked Questions for its members as it relates to the cancelled 2019 – 2020 season.  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q-1. How long is the hockey season cancelled and when will hockey resume?...

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High Performance Coach Camp Webinar Series – June webinars

by Hockey Manitoba  |  May 29, 2020 11:00 am

Hockey Manitoba is pleased to present the next set of webinars in our High Performance Coach Camp Webinar Series. The next series of webinars will take place starting on Thursday June 4, 2020 and will be hosted on Zoom for High Performance 1 and Development 1 Coaches. The purpose of this webinar series is to provide High Performance 1 and Development 1 coaches an opportunity to earn PD Points...

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WHL Beyond Hockey: Stephane Lenoski – Sports Medicine Physician

by Western Hockey League  |  May 25, 2020 9:05 am

WHL Beyond Hockey is a brand new series celebrating the outstanding community contributions beyond the world of hockey made by those associated with the Western Hockey League. From Officials to Team Doctors, and everywhere in between, countless individuals across the WHL continue to put their best foot forward as they serve their community during this uncertain time. Article written by Robert Murray for WHL.ca Dr....

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The Winnipeg Emperors Hockey Club: United in Diversity

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  May 22, 2020 9:15 am

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada and for 2020 the theme is “United in Diversity”, which is inspired by the long history of Asian-Canadians who continue to enrich our country and make it a more vibrant, inclusive and compassionate society. The Winnipeg Emperors Hockey Club and all of its members surely do that, by bringing players of Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Laotian, Korean and Filipino heritage...

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Manitoba’s 2020 BFL CANADA Female Coach of the Year Award winners announced

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  May 15, 2020 1:00 pm

BFL CANADA and Hockey Canada announced today that Ashley van Aggelen has been named Manitoba’s 2020 BFL Female High-Performance Coach of the Year Award winner and Nicole McAlpine has been named Manitoba’s 2020 BFL Female Community Coach of the Year Award winner. The BFL Female Coach of the Year Awards recognize and honor coaches who exemplify the positive values of hockey and sport, for their...

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Hockey Canada’s Open Letter to Canadians

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  May 14, 2020 3:00 pm

May 14, 2020 Hockey Canada’s Open Letter to Canadians First, and most importantly, to the front-line and essential workers who have gone above and beyond around the clock to keep Canadians safe – a simple thank you is not nearly enough for what you have done over the last three months. Second, to our Members, partners, local hockey associations, volunteers and fans across Canada, thank...

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42 Manitobans awarded WHL scholarships

by Hockey Manitoba  |  May 11, 2020 5:30 pm

Calgary, Alta – Today The Western Hockey League announced that a total of 402 WHL graduate players have been awarded WHL scholarships for the fall and winter semesters of the 2019-20 academic year, including 42 Manitobans who have accessed their WHL scholarship. The 2019-20 season serves as the 26th year of the WHL Scholarship program. Established on a league-wide basis in 1993-94, over 6,400 WHL Scholarships...

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Q & A with Male U-16 POE Assistant Coaches David Anning & Jordan Wohlgemuth

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  May 7, 2020 9:30 am

The Program of Excellence (POE) is Hockey Manitoba’s Provincial Team program that offers developing high performance athletes the opportunity to represent their province at National and Inter-Provincial tournaments while providing a solid development path to the National and International stages. The two assistant coaches for Male U-16 Team Manitoba this season are David Anning and Jordan Wohlgemuth. David Anning was the Head Coach of the Brandon...

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Q & A with Female U-18 POE Assistant Coaches Alana Serhan & Jessica Kaminsky

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  April 28, 2020 9:00 am

The Program of Excellence (POE) is Hockey Manitoba’s Provincial Team program that offers developing high performance athletes the opportunity to represent their province at National and Inter-Provincial tournaments while providing a solid development path to the National and International stages. The two assistant coaches for Female U-18 Team Manitoba this season are Alana Serhan and Jessica Kaminsky. Alana Serhan recently completed her first year as a...

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