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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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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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Five Manitobans picked in Round 2 of 2020 WHL Bantam Draft; 33 overall

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  April 22, 2020 6:30 pm

WINNIPEG, MB – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to recognize the 33 Manitoban players selected today in the 2020 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft.  The Bantam Draft is the first opportunity for WHL Clubs to replenish their systems with graduating Bantam-aged players.  This year’s draft featured 2005 born eligible players residing in Alberta, B.C., Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon and multiple American states. 2020 Manitoba...

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The Hockey Manitoba Wind-Up

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  April 20, 2020 2:15 pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the 2019 – 2020 hockey season, many teams across the province were unable to hold team wind-ups, parties and year-end celebrations to commemorate their hockey seasons. To make up for the wind-ups that teams weren’t able to have in person (and to bring some joy during these difficult times!), Hockey Manitoba is launching a province wide...

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Q & A with Male U-16 POE Head Coach Jeff Sveinson

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  April 20, 2020 9:15 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. Jeff Sveinson returns as Head Coach of Team Manitoba Male U-16 POE after spending last season as Head Coach with the U-16 team that earned a...

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Q & A with Female U-18 POE Head Coach Neil Chow

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  April 14, 2020 2:30 pm

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. Neil Chow has been a Head Coach and an Assistant Coach in Hockey Manitoba’s U-18 program multiple times with his most recent stint coming as a Head...

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Five Manitobans named to NHL Central Scouting final rankings

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  April 9, 2020 11:30 am

Five Manitobans have been named to NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft. Portland Winterhawks forward Seth Jarvis was the highest ranked Manitoban by NHL Central Scouting at 11th overall amongst North American skaters. Jarvis was recently named to the WHL’s Western Conference First All-Star Team after recording 98 points (42 goals, 56 assists) in 56 games which ranked 2nd overall in...

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Denton Mateychuk: Reaching Goals

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  April 6, 2020 9:35 am

The following article was originally written for Game on Magazine (Year 8, 2020 Playoff Edition) To say that Denton Mateychuk is having a big year would be a massive understatement. The 15-year-old defenceman from Dominion City won a silver medal with Team Manitoba at the 2019 Western Hockey League Cup in October, he scored his first career Western Hockey League goal in December and he won a bronze medal with...

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Four Female U-18 POE Alumni players named top rookies

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  April 3, 2020 9:30 am

Four women who played on Team Manitoba’s Female U-18 Program of Excellence team at the 2019 Canada Winter games in Red Deer were recently named top rookies in their respective leagues. Goaltender Raygan Kirk of Ste.Anne was named to the 2020 All-USCHO team after having a superb freshman season with the Robert Morris University Colonials in the College Hockey America conference (CHA). Kirk compiled a...

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Officials Spotlight: Landon White

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  April 1, 2020 10:35 am

Westman South Regional Referee Coordinator Landon White didn’t know his officiating career would end this way but after 20 years of officiating he knows he is hanging up his skates at the right time. White, 33, a Level 3 official who is the Principal at Minto Elementary School, began officiating at the age of 13 years old and has spent the last 10 years working...

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Hockey Manitoba’s Hockey At Home Guide

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  March 26, 2020 2:30 pm

With the cancellation of the 2019 – 2020 season and the COVID-19 health crisis, most of us are practicing social distancing which can be challenging at times so Hockey Manitoba has some ways you can stay involved with the game from the comfort of your own home. Download/use the Hockey Canada Network App – The Hockey Canada Network App gives coaches access to Hockey Canada...

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Hockey nominees and winners at Sport Manitoba’s Night of Champions

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  March 22, 2020 9:30 am

Due to the public health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Sport Manitoba was unable to hold the 2020 Night of Champions event in person at the Club Regent Casino & Event Centre so instead the awards were announced online on Saturday night. Hockey Manitoba would like to congratulate all the nominees from all sports for Night of Champions, including the following nominees and winners...

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Hockey Manitoba statement in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  March 13, 2020 9:00 am

Following Hockey Canada’s decision to cancel all Hockey Canada- sanctioned activities due to concerns over COVID-19, Hockey Manitoba has canceled all sanctioned games and programs effective Friday, March 13, 2020. Below is the official statement from Hockey Canada: “After much consultation with the Hockey Canada membership, our chief medical officer and public health officials, the Hockey Canada Board of Directors has made the decision to...

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Third weekend of 2020 Hockey Manitoba Provincials cancelled

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  March 11, 2020 8:25 am

The third weekend of the 2020 Hockey Manitoba Provincials presented by Cargill Ltd. has been cancelled. This weekend’s age categories included Male Peewee (AA, A, B, C, A1, A2), Male Midget (A/B, C), Male Bantam AAA and Female Bantam AAA. Below is a list of 2020 Provincial Champions from the first two weekends of the 2020 Hockey Manitoba Provincials. Category Host Gold Silver Bronze Male...

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