Dominique Cormier selected for National Women’s Under-18 Team

August 11, 2019
NR.052.19

ROSTERS NAMED FOR CANADA’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT TEAM AND CANADA’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S UNDER-18 TEAM

Canadians will travel to Lake Placid for three-game series against American rivals

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has named 46 players to Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team for a pair of three-game series against the United States in Lake Placid, N.Y., from Aug. 14-17. 

As a part of the Team Canada Summer Showcase, 88 players arrived in Calgary Aug. 2 and 3 to attend the BFL National Women’s Development Team Selection Camp and BFL National Women’s Under-18 Team Selection Camp, which involved on- and off-ice training, classroom sessions and fitness testing.

Along with intrasquad games at both camps, the development team camp included match-ups against national teams from France and Japan, and a team of U SPORTS all-stars, while the U18 hopefuls faced Russia’s national under-18 team in a series of games.

Canada’s National Women’s Development Team:

From Aug. 14-17, 23 players (three goaltenders, seven defencemen and 13 forwards) will compete against the United States. The complete schedule can be found here. Canada’s National Women’s Development Team includes: 

  • Three players who competed for Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2018 4 Nations Cup in Saskatoon, Sask. (Bourbonnais, Fillier, O’Neill) 
  • 11 players who competed as part of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team in the three-game series against the United States in Calgary, Alta., in August 2018 (Bell, Bourbonnais, Connors, Fillier, Houston, Maltais, O’Neill, Schneider, Shelton, Shirley, Vasko)

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team:

From Aug. 14-17, 23 players (three goaltenders, seven defencemen and 13 forwards) will compete against the United States. The complete schedule can be found here. Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team includes:

  • Five players who won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team at the 2019 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship in Obihiro, Japan (Cherkowski, Cooper, Gosling, Naud, Wheeler)
  • Six players who competed as part of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team in the three-game series against the United States in Calgary, Alta., in August 2018 (Bochna, Cherkowski, Cooper, Gosling, Naud, Wheeler)
  • 15 players who represented their provinces at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. (Bochna, Bogden, Buglioni, Cherkowski, Cooper, Cormier, Gascon, Gosling, Messier, Naud, Osborne, Paul, Picard, Wheeler, Wozniewicz)

“For our athletes at the under-18 level, this week is their first step into our program, which is a key component as we look to develop and identify those who will be part of our program competing on the international stage this year and moving forward,” said Gina Kingsbury, Hockey Canada’s director of women’s national teams. “We have had tremendous success under the leadership of head coachHowie Draper (Edmonton, Alta.), who has continued to help develop these athletes at a pivotal point in their careers.”

“We’re also fortunate and excited to have Troy Ryan (Spryfield, N.S.) as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team,” added Kingsbury. “Under his leadership, Troy will work with our players and evaluate their development so they have a chance to compete for spots in the lead up to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and beyond.”

Following the series, Hockey Canada, led by Kingsbury in coordination with head scout Melody Davidson, and in consultation with regional scouts and the U18 coaching staff, will continue to evaluate under-18 players, including at the 2019 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Morden and Winkler, Man., from Nov. 5-9, in preparation for selecting the Canadian team that will compete at the 2020 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, Dec. 26-Jan. 2 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Additionally, all players will be considered for possible invites to camps and events with Canada’s National Women’s Team, including the Fall Festival in September as well as the 2019 4 Nations Cup.

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Women’s Program, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow through social media on FacebookTwitter, and Twitter.com/HC_Women.

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Katie Macleod                

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Coming together for female hockey!

When: October 4-6, 2019

From Oct. 4-6, 2019, the International Ice Hockey Federation will lead the way on the ninth year of World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend, with dozens of federations around the world taking part. The goal of this weekend is to have events from coast to coast to coast that recruit, retain and engage female players, coaches, officials and fans – old and new. This event aims to celebrate and grow the female game, and unite Canadians through grassroots programming led by female hockey associations, minor hockey associations and communities.

GETTING INVOLVED

From Aug. 1 to Sept. 10, hosts can register their event HERE. Hockey Canada will supply gifts to approved events on a first come, first approved basis. Events registered prior to Sept. 10 will be entered into a draw to win a Team Canada jersey autographed by Canada’s National Women’s Team that competed at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship.

Groups eligible to host events include:

  • sanctioned teams,
  • female hockey associations/minor hockey associations,
  • members,
  • community groups
  • classrooms/schools.

Hosts can get involved in the weekend in a variety of different ways. Events supported by Hockey Canada must meet at least one of the three main purposes of the event weekend – recruitment, retention or engagement.

The following types of events are eligible for support from Hockey Canada:

On-Ice

  • Recruitment events: Hold a learn-to-play event to recruit new players to your female program!
  • Skills development sessions: Utilize the Hockey Canada Network to host a skills development session or test your team’s skills by hosting a skills competition!
  • Tournament or jamboree: Incorporate an additional World Ice Girls’ Hockey Weekend-dedicated activity into your schedule.
  • 3 v 3 tournaments: Within a team or MHA, host an afternoon of 3 vs 3 games.
  • Free skate: Schedule some ice time for players to come out and get additional skating practice in. Encourage players to bring a friend.

Off-Ice 

  • Skill development sessions: Registered players take part in an off-ice skills development session. Utilize the Hockey Canada Network off-ice programs or take part in a team joga/yoga session.
  • Floorball/ball hockey: Book a local gym or court space and practice skills!
  • Road hockey: On a closed road or playground space free from traffic, play some road hockey!

Education & Celebration 

  • Skill development seminar: Host a coaching clinic, officiating clinic or other skill development seminar.
  • Classroom lesson plans: Utilize Hockey Canada lesson plans with a focus on the female game in a classroom or have a guest speaker from a local MHA or member branch talk about the female game. 
  • Watch a local game: Gather your team, wear your jerseys and head to a game! If you can arrange a shout-out from the hosts or play a mini-game – even better! See if your team can have a table to promote your association and spread the word about female hockey!
  • Celebration/party: Host a kick-off event for your team or have a celebration before, after or in-between any on-ice or off-ice events. (Any celebration events held in private residences will not be approved.)

*All events are subject to approval and must fall within sanctioning guidelines from the governing member to be considered an official World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend event. Hockey Canada will supply gifts to approved events on a first come, first approved basis.

HOST RESOURCES

Use the following resources to help plan and promote your World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend event:

  • Program planning: Hosts can access drills and games for both on- and off-ice activities by utilizing the Hockey Canada Network or the Drill Hub section at HockeyCanada.ca. Download the app by searching Hockey Canada Network in the App Store or Google Play Store. Create an account on the app, then head to the Female Hockey section found within Programs for World Girls’ Hockey Weekend essentials.
  • Hosts can also visit the Drill Hub section of the website at to find more drills for skills sessions.
  • Hosts can download this poster to promote their event around their community.
  • Members and member partners can download ads and an infographic poster to promote more events in their region.

2019 Atlantic Challenge Cup Rosters

Hockey New Brunswick is proud to announce the players who will represent New Brunswick at the 2019 Atlantic Challenge Cup being held in Moncton, NB from October 11-14. Team New Brunswick will compete against Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island for a chance to hoist the Atlantic Challenge Cup.

For further information please visit www.atlanticchallengecup.ca.

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Zach Alchorn, Connor McCluskey & Jérémie Hébert invited to the Canada East Selection Camp

July 31, 2019
NR.050.19

TEAM CANADA EAST UNVEILS SELECTION CAMP ROSTER FOR 2019 WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE
44 players to compete for roster spot at international showcase in northeastern B.C.

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) and NHL Central Scouting have identified a list of 44 players who have earned invites to Team Canada East selection camp in advance of the 2019 World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek, B.C.

From Aug. 7-9, 44 Team Canada East hopefuls will gather at the Benson Centre in Cornwall, Ont., for three days of games and practices as part of the evaluation process.

The players were selected from the CJHL’s five eastern Junior A leagues: the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL), Ligue de hockey junior AAA du Québec (LHJAAAQ) and Maritime Hockey League (MHL). Team Canada East staff, led by head coach Martin Dagenais (Embrun, Ont./Ottawa, CCHL) and director of operations Mark Grady (Orleans, Ont.), will use the camp to evaluate the prospects before selecting the final roster for the 2019 World Junior A Challenge.

“This marks the first year Team Canada East will host a summer selection camp, which will help the team staff evaluate and select its roster earlier than previous years and continue to evaluate the players throughout the season,” said Brent Ladds, president of the CJHL. “We are excited to start the evaluation process for Team Canada East next week, and we look forward to watching both Canadian teams compete for a gold medal at the World Junior A Challenge in December.”

Team Canada East will kick off the tournament against Russia on Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. MT when the World Junior A Challenge heads to Dawson Creek for the first time.

Of the 13 gold medal games at the World Junior A Challenge, 10 have featured at least one Canadian team. Team Canada East will look to earn its first gold medal, having won silver five times (2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2016) and bronze once (2008).

For more information on the 2019 World Junior A Challenge, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or follow along via social media on Facebook or Twitter.

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Tom Annelin                  

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Canadian Junior Hockey League    

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Lukas Cormier selected to Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team

July 30, 2019
NR.049.19

HOCKEY CANADA ANNOUNCES ROSTER FOR 2019 HLINKA GRETZKY CUP
22 players to represent Canada in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia

CALGARY, Alta. – Twenty-two of the nation’s top young players have earned the opportunity to represent their country as part of Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia, Aug. 5-10.

Hockey Canada finalized its roster Tuesday following a five-day selection camp that saw 44 players participate in on- and off-ice sessions, including three intrasquad games, at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

The roster consists of two goaltenders, seven defencemen and 13 forwards, including two players who were a part of Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team that competed at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship in Sweden last April (Drysdale, Hunt). Twenty-one of the 22 players participated in the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Saint John and Quispamsis, N.B. The lone exception was Hendrix Lapierre (Gatineau, Que./Chicoutimi, QMJHL), who was unable to participate due to injury.

“We were pleased with the level of competition at selection camp, and our staff is confident in the 22 players that have earned their spot on Team Canada for the Hlinka Gretzky Cup,” said Brad McEwen (Whitewood, Sask.), head scout for the Program of Excellence. “The skill and intensity showed by all 44 players at camp made our decisions difficult, but we know our players and staff will embrace the opportunity to wear the Maple Leaf as we look to bring home a gold medal.”

The selections were made by McEwen, Alan Millar (Tottenham, Ont./Moose Jaw, WHL), the U18 lead for the Program of Excellence management group, and Ben Shutron (Orleans, Ont.), manager of men’s national teams for Hockey Canada. Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team coaching staff, including head coach Michael Dyck (Lethbridge, Alta./Vancouver, WHL) and assistant coaches Mario Duhamel (Saint-Bruno, Que./Ottawa, OHL) and Dennis Williams (Stratford, Ont./Everett, WHL), provided input into the final player selections.

Canada will face off against Slovakia in pre-tournament action on Saturday, Aug. 3 in Piestany before moving on to Breclav, where it opens the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup against Finland on Monday, Aug. 5 at 9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT. All Team Canada tournament games will be broadcast by TSN and RDS; please check local listings for details.

In 2018, the tournament was rebranded as the Hlinka Gretzky Cup and co-hosted by Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta. Canada captured gold on home ice, defeating Sweden 6-2 in the gold medal game.

Canada has won gold 22 times in 28 years of summer under-18 competition, along with two silver medals and one bronze.

For more information on Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on FacebookTwitter and Twitter.com/HC_Men.

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Spencer Sharkey

Coordinator, Communications       

Hockey Canada               

905-906-5327                              

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Hockey New Brunswick Pre-season Skills Development Camps coming Moncton and Miramichi

Hockey New Brunswick will be offering local minor hockey players an opportunity to take part in a Hockey New Brunswick Preseason Skills Development Camp being held in Miramichi and Moncton, NB. 

The Miramichi Camp will be held Wednesday August 28th at the Miramichi Civic Centre and the Moncton Camp will be held Thursday August 29th at the Superior Propane Centre.

To view the camp schedules, click here - Miramichi or Moncton.

The primary focus of the camp is centred around on-ice fundamental skills, with off-ice time scheduled for life skill enhancement in areas such as respect, fitness, and teamwork.  Off-ice fitness sessions are included involving games with team work and proper stretching.

Members of Hockey New Brunswick will be on-site to assist with on-ice, as well as off-ice sessions.

The Hockey New Brunswick Skills Development Camps are designed for Atom and Peewee players and have the following objectives:

  • §To develop/enhance the fundamental skills of skating, passing, stick handling, and shooting.
  • §To create opportunity for players to meet other players and develop friendships.
  • §To promote the fun of the game.
  • §To teach the concepts of fair play, fitness, safety, team work, and the importance of a positive attitude.
  • §To provide a memorable experience for all who attend.

The camp will be $45/player.  The first 70 players registered will be accepted. 

Players who attend the camp will receive: 

  • §2 – 60 minute on-ice sessions
  • §Team building session
  • §Fitness session
  • §Hockey New Brunswick Practice Jersey
  • §Hockey New Brunswick Gift

To register for the Skill Camp please click the link below:

 

Miramichi Click Here:    Atom           or        Pee Wee

Moncton Click Here:      Atom           or        Pee Wee

 

For more information on this camp please contact Mike Gillingham @

Phone: (506) 453-0864

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