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by Hockey Manitoba  |  June 21, 2017 4:14 pm

WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba has now opened up the application process for all individuals interested in head and assistant coaching positions for the 2018 Manitoba Winter Games in Thompson, MB from March 4-10, 2018.  The Manitoba Games will be a part of the Hockey Manitoba Program of Excellence, the high performance development and selection process for Team Manitoba attending the 2019 Canada Games in Red Deer, AB.

Coaching staffs will consist of one Head Coach and two Assistant Coaches for each of the 8 teams participating in the Manitoba Winter Games. All interested applicants are required to fill out the application form linked below as well as a Child Abuse Registry Check form (attached in the application). The coaching certification requirements for the Manitoba Winter Games are as follows:

  • Head Coach – Development 1 (High Performance 1 preferred)
  • Assistant Coach – Coach 2 – Coach Level (Development 1 preferred)
  • Extra consideration will be given to applicants that are certified above the required level for their position

Click here for Manitoba Winter Games Coaching Application

Outline of Hockey Manitoba – Manitoba Games Process:

  • September 22-24, 2017 – Manitoba Games Coaches Seminar (All selected coaches to attend)
  • November 2017 – Players selected & invited by Hockey Manitoba
  • December 2017 – Team rosters announced
  • December 27-30, 2017 – Regional Development Camps
  • March 4-7, 2018 – Male Hockey Competition (U-16 POE)
  • March 7-10, 2018 – Female Hockey competition (U-18 POE)

Sport Manitoba has separated the province into 5 regions for the Manitoba Winter Games. Those regions are North, West, South, East and Winnipeg.

Sport Manitoba Regional Boundaries

For the 2018 Manitoba Winter Games Hockey Manitoba will have 8 participating teams in both Male and Female. Coaches will be selected out of each teams region:

  • Winnipeg – 2 Teams
  • West – 2 Teams
  • South – 2 Teams
  • East – 1 Team
  • North – 1 Team

Hockey Manitoba will determine all coaching staffs in conjunction with regional development council representatives.  For any coaching inquiries please contact:

Female Hockey: Dustin Stewart
Male Hockey: Kyle Prystupa
General Inquiries: Bernie Reichardt

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