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QMJHL Challenge 2016

Press Release – Hockey New Brunswick Male Under 16

Team set for QMJHL Gatorade Excellence Challenge

Fredericton, NB - The Hockey New Brunswick Male Under-16 team will begin its quest for gold this week at the QMJHL Gatorade Excellence Challenge.  The 4th Annual event will take place at the Centre d'excellence Sports Rousseau in Boisbriand, Quebec; and will feature the provincial teams from each of the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, PEI & Nova Scotia), as well as two teams from Quebec.

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Kristen McKinley, Marlene Boissonnault and Lindsay Donovan from NB to attend HC's National Women's Camps

April 20, 2016
97 athletes from under-18 and development team programs to convene in Hamilton
CALGARY, Alta. – The top prospects for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team have been invited to attend Canada’s National Women’s Program strength and conditioning camp, taking place May 4-8, in Hamilton, Ont.

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Irving Oil Challenge Cup begins Wednesday

April 5, 2016

The best Atlantic Canadian Bantam AAA Hockey Teams to Square off this Weekend for the Irving Oil Challenge Cup
Hockey Sportscaster Ron MacLean set to welcome players to Moncton Wednesday night

Moncton (NB) - With the Provincial Championships complete in the Atlantic Provinces the Irving Oil Challenge Cup is set to take place this Thursday April 7-10 at the Kay Arena in Moncton, NB.

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Hockey New Brunswick Bantam & Midget Female AAA Programs

Attention: Female Bantam and Midget Age Players.

This is an identification camp to determine the interest and commitment for females in New Brunswick to play Female AAA Hockey for the 2016 – 2017 season. It is also an opportunity to provide feedback and input to assess potential changes to the current Female AAA structure in the province. We are reviewing the Female AAA Hockey Model in NB and we want to hear from you. 

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HNB Provincial Weekend 2016

April 1-3 should prove to be a busy time for minor hockey in New Brunswick with teams vying for provincial championship titles in 12 categories, plus female divisions.  Click on the link for a full listing of divisions and locations

Follow this link for individual schedules and scores from the hosts.

HNB Provincial Championship Winners 2016

Click on the link for an up to date listing of the HNB Provincial Championship winners. Please note that winning team photos that are submitted will be posted on the HNB Facebook page. (

Male U13 Camp

For Immediate Release
January 11, 2016

New Male Under 13 Spring Camp Now Available for Registration!

Hockey NB is excited to announce a new Male Under 13 Program. This program will run as an introduction to the High Performance Program and is open to any male player currently rostered on a Peewee AAA team in New Brunswick.

Read more: Male U13 Camp

Jacob LeBlanc’s invitation to the NextGen Prospects Camp

For Immediate Release
With files from
March 12, 2016

Jacob LeBlanc’s invitation to the NextGen Prospects Camp is a family affair

Jacob LeBlanc, his mom, Cynthia, and his three siblings buckle up as they depart their Moncton, N.B., home for Toronto. Amid the snacks and distractions necessary to sustain five people on a two-day, 15-hour, 1,500-kilometre road trip are the baggage and belongings needed for a week away from home. In the midst of it all sits a sled.

Read more: Jacob LeBlanc’s invitation to the NextGen Prospects Camp

2016 Maritime Hockey North Junior Championship

Championship Schedule

The Tri-County Complex will be hosting the 2016 Maritime Hockey North Junior Hockey Championships from March 30th - April 3rd, 2016. This tournament will showcase teams from across the Maritimes including Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Nunavut, and New Brunswick. As the host team, the Rivercats will certainly be a fan favorite. Games will run from 4:00pm on Wednesday, March 30th until the gold medal game at 2:00pm on Sunday, April 3rd. A tournament schedule is posted on our Tri-County Complex website ( as well as the event’s Facebook page (2016 Maritime Hockey North Junior C Championships).

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Reffing runs in the family

For Immediate Release
With files from Acadie Nouvelle
March 3, 2016

Reffing Runs in the Family

Among the 32 registered HNB officials from the regional hockey scene, four are father-son duos who proudly wear the stripes and who are from the Grand Falls, New Brunswick area.

Two of the sets are dads- Danny Michaud and Luc Martin- who started reffing and their boys later became officials. The other two sets are sons- Nicholas Sirois and Alexis Martin who then inspired their fathers Luc and Mario, to start refereeing.

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Meghan Mallette officiates MHL Regular Season Game

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Mallette Becomes First Female To Officiate MHL Regular Season Game
History was made in St. Stephen, New Brunswick on Friday night when for the first time in MHL history, a regular season game featured a female among the officiating crew. Meghan Mallette was one of two referees for the game between the County Aces and Summerside Western Capitals.
Mallette, a native of Fredericton, is currently in her 14th season as an official. During that time, she has worked eight CIS National Championship events, the Woman’s World and Under-18 Championships, the Youth Olympic Games and has officiated Team Canada and USA training camp events.

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2016-17 AAA hockey coach applications

For anyone interested in coaching a NB AAA hockey team in the 2016-17 hockey season, please fill out the application and attach your hockey resumé.

HPP Staff's announced

For Immediate Release
Februray 22, 2016


Hockey New Brunswick is pleased to announce the coaching staff’s for this years High Performance Program.

The Male Under 14, Male Under 15, Female Under 16, and Female Under 18 teams will compete against the provincial teams from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador at the Atlantic Challenge Cup, held in Moncton, NB from October 7-10, 2016.

Read more: HPP Staff's announced

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