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Hockey Manitoba Statement on Return to Play – January 18, 2021

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  January 18, 2021 3:30 pm

January 18, 2021 The Province of Manitoba and Manitoba Public Health are currently considering reducing certain COVID-19 restrictions on indoor recreation facilities therefore Hockey Manitoba has released the following statement for its members: Should the resumption of organized sports be permitted in any Region in Manitoba, Minor Hockey Associations, Leagues, and Teams will require approval from Hockey Manitoba to Return to Play and will be...

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Four Manitobans invited to Canada’s National Women’s Team Training camp

by Hockey Canada  |  January 18, 2021 1:00 pm

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has invited 47 of the top players from across the country to attend the BFL National Women’s Team Training Camp, presented by Sobeys, in Calgary Jan. 17-30. The camp will take place in a bubble environment closed to the public. Thirty-five players will participate (due to school commitments and other reasons), giving the coaching staff an opportunity to evaluate players...

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Brett Roeland and Kelsey Mahoney reflect on their experience at the 2021 World Juniors

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  January 15, 2021 3:00 pm

Winnipeggers Brett Roeland (referee) and Kelsey Mahoney (linesman) returned last week from the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton where they both represented Hockey Manitoba and their experience is something that the two veteran officials say they will cherish for a very long time. After arriving in Edmonton on December 13th, Roeland and Mahoney were both required to quarantine for five days as per...

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Registration open for Goaltending 1 Instructional Stream Clinic with Dan Ferguson

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  December 29, 2020 10:00 am

Hockey Manitoba is pleased to offer a virtual Goaltending 1 Instructional Stream Clinic via Zoom on Wednesday January 6, 2021 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) which will be led by Dan Ferguson, Manager of Goalie Development at RINK Training Centre. The Goaltending 1 clinic is FREE to all coaches within Manitoba. Certified High Performance 1 and Development 1 coaches will earn 5 PD Points for...

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Western Hockey League announces rescheduling of 2021 WHL Draft

by Western Hockey League  |  December 22, 2020 3:00 pm

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today the 2021 WHL Draft, previously referred to as the WHL Bantam Draft, has been rescheduled and will be conducted in December 2021. The WHL Draft was originally scheduled to take place in May 2021. “Moving the 2021 WHL Draft from May to December allows additional time for players in the 2006 age group to be evaluated following...

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Ste.Anne’s Raygan Kirk named CHA Goaltender of the Week

by Hockey Manitoba  |  December 16, 2020 11:30 am

Raygan Kirk (Ste.Anne), a sophomore goaltender for the Robert Morris University Colonials, has been named College Hockey America (CHA) Goaltender of the Week. In two games played this season, the 19-year-old has a record of 2-0, a 1.00 goals against average and a remarkable .970 save percentage which includes a 32-save shutout on December 10 against Lindenwood. This is the first Goalie of the Week win...

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Statement on 2021 Hockey Manitoba Provincials presented by Cargill Ltd.

by Hockey Manitoba  |  November 30, 2020 12:15 pm

November 30, 2020 Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to cancel the 2021 Hockey Manitoba Provincials presented by Cargill Ltd. which were scheduled to take place throughout the province in February/March 2021. Each year, the hockey season is capped off with the Hockey Manitoba Provincials presented by Cargill Ltd bringing together approximately 250 teams and 4,000 players to compete for...

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Manitoba receives 470 sets of new equipment through Hockey Equipment Relief Program

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  November 27, 2020 3:10 pm

470 sets of new equipment were distributed to Minor Hockey Associations, social organizations and Indigenous groups in Manitoba through the NHL/NHLPA/Hockey Canada/Bauer Hockey Equipment Relief Program. Overall, 7,000 sets of hockey equipment were distributed across Canada to Minor Hockey Associations, Members, Member Partners, social organizations and Indigenous groups. In Manitoba, 12 Minor Hockey Associations, three social organizations and two Indigenous groups received new hockey equipment...

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Registration open for December Instructional Stream Clinics

by Hockey Manitoba  |  November 26, 2020 9:30 am

Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce that we will be offering three Instructional Stream Clinics via Zoom in December. These clinics offer coaches the opportunity to learn and perfect a variety of effective skill development techniques along with the drills that will back them up.  Instructional Stream clinics are FREE for Hockey Manitoba coaches courtesy of Hockey Manitoba and the National Coach Mentorship Program (NCMP)....

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WHL Cup cancelled for 2020

by Hockey Manitoba  |  November 25, 2020 12:00 pm

November 25, 2020 Calgary, Alberta – BC Hockey, Hockey Alberta, the Saskatchewan Hockey Association, and Hockey Manitoba, in conjunction with the Western Hockey League (WHL) and Hockey Canada, have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 WHL Cup. With the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the decision was made with the health and safety of all coaches, staff, and participants as the top...

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Registration open for Coaching Connections Clinic with Kevin Landreville on December 1st

by Hockey Manitoba  |  November 18, 2020 12:12 pm

Hockey Manitoba is pleased to offer a Coaching Connections Clinic via Zoom on Tuesday December 1, 2020 (7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.) with Kevin Landreville, HP1 Certified Coach and Hockey Manitoba Coach Facilitator. The Coaching Connections Clinic will focus on the importance of staying connected virtually with your team while we aren’t able to be on the ice. Free resources and insight will be shared that highlight...

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Mahoney and Roeland selected to officiate at the 2021 World Juniors in Edmonton

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  November 13, 2020 10:30 am

WINNIPEG – Manitobans Kelsey Mahoney (linesman) and Brett Roeland (referee) have been selected to officiate the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship which is being hosted in Edmonton, Alberta between December 25th, 2020 – January 5th, 2021. This is the first time that both Mahoney, 33 and Roeland, 27, have been selected to officiate at the prestigious tournament, which is a showcase of some of...

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Registration open for Goaltending 1 Instructional Stream Clinic with Gord Woodhall

by Hockey Manitoba  |  November 10, 2020 1:11 pm

Hockey Manitoba is pleased to offer a virtual Goaltending 1 Instructional Stream Clinic via Zoom on Sunday November 29, 2020 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) which will be led by Gord Woodhall, Goaltending Coach for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team. The Goaltending 1 clinic is FREE to all coaches within Manitoba. Certified High Performance 1 and Development 1 coaches will earn 5 PD Points for...

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Six Manitobans named to NHL Central Scouting Preliminary ‘Players to Watch’ List

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  October 28, 2020 1:00 pm

Six Manitobans have been named to NHL Central Scouting’s Preliminary ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2021 NHL Draft. Winnipeg ICE defenceman Carson Lambos and Seattle Thunderbirds forward Conner Roulette were given an ‘A’ rating while Moose Jaw Warriors Forward Eric Alarie, Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman Cole Jordan, Portland Winterhawks forward Tyson Kozak, and Penticton Vees defenceman Owen Murray were given ‘C’ ratings. NHL Central...

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Tuesday Night is Skills Night in Altona

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  October 28, 2020 10:00 am

For the third consecutive season, the Altona Minor Hockey Association is running their Tuesday Night Skill Development Night which sees four age groups ( U7, U9, U11, U13) working on their skills on the ice in one night. Altona’s Tuesday Skill Development Night runs from October until March and begins every week at 4:15 p.m. with two teams on the ice with players rotating through...

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Hockey Canada launches $1 million Assist Fund

by Hockey Manitoba  |  October 28, 2020 9:30 am

CALGARY, Alta. – The Hockey Canada Foundation has launched its new $1 million Assist Fund to provide registration fee subsidies for qualified Canadians who are registered with Hockey Canada-sanctioned associations for the 2020-21 season. “As a prominent national sports organization in the country, it’s Hockey Canada’s mission to lead, develop and promote positive hockey experiences,” said Tom Renney, chief executive officer of Hockey Canada. “It’s...

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Registration open for We Are Coaches clinic on November 15th

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  October 27, 2020 9:00 am

Hockey Manitoba is excited to present the We Are Coaches Clinic for prospective female coaches on Sunday November 15, 2020. The We Are Coaches clinic will take place virtually on Zoom from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and will be led by Sarah Zacharias, Head Coach of the Balmoral Hall Blazers Varsity Prep Hockey team and Regan Boulton, Assistant Coach for the Balmoral Hall Blazers...

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