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Hockey Equipment Relief Program

by Hockey Manitoba  |  September 18, 2020 12:00 pm

Applications are now being accepted for the Hockey Equipment Relief Program , orchestrated by Bauer Hockey, Hockey Canada, the National Hockey League (NHL), and National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA). On July 30, 2020, the National Hockey League, NHLPA, Bauer Hockey and Hockey Canada, launched the Hockey Equipment Relief Program to help families financially impacted by COVID-19 get their kids back on the ice. The Hockey Equipment Relief Program...

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Hockey Manitoba celebrates National Coaches Week

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  September 18, 2020 9:00 am

Hockey Manitoba is proud to celebrate the 6th Annual National Coaches Week (September 19, 2020 – September 27, 2020) presented by the Coaching Association of Canada and Territorial Coaching Representatives.   Beginning on Saturday September 19th, Hockey Manitoba in conjunction with Sport Manitoba will be running a week long social media campaign (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) where we will be encouraging players and parents to acknowledge...

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Registration for Instructional Stream Clinics now open

by Hockey Manitoba  |  September 10, 2020 9:00 am

WINNIPEG, Man. – Hockey Manitoba, in cooperation with Hockey Canada and the National Coach Mentorship Program (NCMP), are pleased to offer Instructional Stream Clinics for the 2020 – 2021 hockey season.  The clinics will take place online via Zoom starting on Wednesday September 23, 2020 and will be led by Winnipeg Jets Hockey Development Head On-Ice Instructor Dave Cameron. These clinics offer coaches the opportunity to learn and...

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Grant Moffatt passes away at 71

by Hockey Manitoba  |  September 4, 2020 2:00 pm

WINNIPEG, Man. – It is with great sadness that Hockey Manitoba must announce the passing of longtime Southwest AAA Cougars president Grant Moffatt.  Grant began volunteering in hockey in 1979 and was named Hockey Manitoba’s Volunteer of the Year in 2002. Grant was passionate about hockey and was a board member of the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League and also served as the president of the...

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Hockey Manitoba Female U18 Program Cancellation Announcement

by Hockey Manitoba  |  September 4, 2020 11:30 am

WINNIPEG, Man. – On Thursday September 3, 2020, Hockey Canada announced the cancellation of the 2020 U18 Women’s National Championship which was scheduled for this upcoming November in Dawson Creek, BC. The U18 Women’s National Championship acts as the final phase of the Provincial Program of Excellence and sees the best U18 female athletes come together to compete at the Provincial level. As a result of...

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Officials Spotlight: Ally Wareham

by Ezra Ginsburg  |  August 19, 2020 8:30 am

WINNIPEG, Man. – Eastman’s Ally Wareham (Steinbach) was one of three female officials who became a certified Level IV official during the 2019 – 2020 season and she is looking forward to inspiring other female officials in Manitoba to do the same. “It was really humbling. You grow up your whole life in the hockey community knowing that there are six levels and as a...

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WHL announces adjusted start date for 2020 – 2021 regular season

by Western Hockey League  |  August 6, 2020 3:25 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 the...

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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

WINNIPEG, Man. –  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...

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Hockey brings Cross Lake First Nation together

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

WINNIPEG, Man. –  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...

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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 in...

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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

WINNIPEG, Man. – 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...

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

by Hockey Canada  |  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

WINNIPEG, Man. – 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...

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Hockey Canada Statement on Racism

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

CALGARY, Alta. – June 1, 2020, 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 Hockey Manitoba  |  June 1, 2020 12:15 pm

WINNIPEG, Man. – 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...

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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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