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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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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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Registration open for 2019 Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 28, 2019 3:37 pm

Scotiabank has teamed up with Hockey Manitoba to offer an opportunity to learn from the top female hockey players in Canada!  We are excited to announce that Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest will take place on December 8, 2019 at the Bell MTS Iceplex. For over 15 years, Scotiabank has been helping to support young female athletes through the Girls HockeyFest program. During this FREE half-day event,...

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Team Saskatchewan defeats Team Manitoba 4-2 to claim WHL Cup

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 27, 2019 4:35 pm

CALGARY, AB – Team Manitoba (2-3) was looking for its first ever WHL Cup Championship on Sunday at Winsport Centre but it was resilient Team Saskatchewan (2-3) who ultimately came out on top, claiming their first ever WHL Cup championship. Tye Spencer put Team Saskatchewan on the board with the only goal of the first period, but Brandon Wheat Kings draft pick Tyson Zimmer replied...

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Manitoba Linesman Nick Grenier assigned to 2019 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  October 23, 2019 2:27 pm

WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce that linesman Nick Grenier has been selected for the 2019 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, held November 2nd – November 9th in Medicine Hat, Alberta and Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Grenier, 22, is a Level 4 official who is also Hockey Manitoba’s regional referee coordinator for the Eastman Region. Grenier currently works the lines in the WHL, MJHL,...

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U-16 Team Manitoba announces leadership group for 2019 WHL Cup

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 22, 2019 10:42 am

WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba’s U-16 Program of Excellence Team kicks off the 2019 WHL Cup in Calgary tomorrow (Wednesday) with a game against Team Alberta (7:00 pm CT Puck Drop). The U-16 team will play two more preliminary round games on Thursday and Friday against BC and Saskatchewan which will be followed by the Semi-Finals and Finals to be played on Saturday and Sunday...

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Three Manitobans selected to Team WHL for Canada/Russa series

by Western Hockey League  |  October 17, 2019 1:32 pm

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League, in collaboration with the Canadian Hockey League and Hockey Canada, announced today the roster for Team WHL, which will compete against Team Russia at the 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series on November 13 and 14 in Saskatoon and Prince Albert, Sask. Returning to this year’s roster are seven members of Team WHL from the 2018 event, including three...

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Three Manitobans selected to compete at this year’s World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

by Hockey Canada  |  October 16, 2019 1:50 pm

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Wednesday the 66 players selected to represent Canada at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, set for Nov. 2-9 in Medicine Hat, Alta., and Swift Current, Sask. The 66 players will be divided into three teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White – and will compete against the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden and...

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Hockey Manitoba celebrates World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend!

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  October 4, 2019 9:52 am

Starting today, Hockey Manitoba is proud to celebrate IIHF World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend taking place from October 4th to 6th. 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 female hockey associations, minor hockey associations and communities. The...

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U-16 Team Manitoba roster named for 2019 WHL Cup

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 3, 2019 3:03 pm

WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba is excited to announce the final roster for our U-16 (Male) Team Manitoba team that will be competing at the 2019 WHL Cup in Calgary, Alberta later this month. The roster is comprised of twenty players and features some of the best Manitoba talent born in 2004. The selection process began with player scouting throughout the 2018-19 Bantam season followed...

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