HOCKEY CANADA ANNOUNCES CHANGE TO AGE-DIVISION NAMES

November 18, 2019
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HOCKEY CANADA ANNOUNCES CHANGE TO AGE-DIVISION NAMES

Changes to simplify the minor hockey system to go into effect next season

CALGARY, Alta. – At its Winter Congress this weekend in Montreal, the Hockey Canada membership approved a regulation change proposed by the board of directors to revise the naming of the age divisions used in minor hockey across Canada.

Following the recommendations of a task team, the age divisions will become U7, U9, U11 through to U21, impacting all minor and female hockey programs under the Hockey Canada umbrella. The change was initiated by Hockey Canada and its 13 provincial and territorial members and will be implemented nationally with their input and support for the 2020-21 season.

YEAR OF BIRTH            AGE ON DEC. 31           AGE DIVISION

2014 and before           6 and under                  Under-7 (U7)

2012-2013                    7-8                                Under-9 (U9)

2010-2011                    9-10                              Under-11 (U11)

2008-2009                    11-12                            Under-13 (U13)

2006-2007                    13-14                            Under-15 (U15)

2003-2004-2005           15-16-17                      Under-18 (U18)

2000-2001-2002           18-19-20                      Under-21 (U21)

“We believe everyone should feel welcome in the game and in our on-going effort to make hockey more inclusive, the Members at the Hockey Canada Annual Meeting determined that the names of our age Divisions will change,” said Michael Brind’Amour, chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors. “Following a comprehensive review, we believe this change will simplify the system for families who may be new to the game. The new age Division names will be implemented for next season.”

For more information on Hockey Canada and its minor hockey programs, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or HockeyCanada.ca/MinorHockey.

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HNB announces development programs to be held in conjunction with National Women’s Team Rivalry Series game

MEDIA RELEASE
November 19, 2019

Hockey New Brunswick announces development programs to be held in conjunction with National Women’s Team Rivalry Series game

Hockey New Brunswick has announced development activities planned in conjunction with the National Women’s Team Rivalry Series game against USA which will be played on Tuesday December 17th at the Avenir Centre in Moncton, NB.

A list of activities and registration information is listed below:

PLAYER SKILLS CLINIC:

The on-ice sessions are open to female players, and will be held at the Avenir Centre in Moncton, NB. Each session will accept a maximum of 35 players.

Novice / Atom Skills Session – Tuesday December 17th – 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – To Register CLICK HERE

Atom / Peewee Skills Session – Tuesday December 17th – 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – To Register CLICK HERE

The above Skills Sessions are $40.00/each and include a Hockey Canada practice jersey, and two (2) tickets to the Canada vs USA Rivalry Series game. 

The player camps are open to players of all positions. 

COACH’S HOT STOVE SESSION

Date – Tuesday December 17th
Location – Avenir Centre
Time – 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

The Coach’s Hot Stove session is open to coaches, parents and administrators.

Hot-Stove Panelists:

Mel Davidson

  • Currently, Head Scout for Hockey Canada National Women’s team programs
  • Won Gold Medal as Head Coach of Team Canada at the 2006 and 2010 Olympics – and Assistant Coach at 2002 Olympics
  • Won Gold Medal as General Manager of Team Canada at 2014 Olympics and Silver at 2018 Olympics
  • Inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2011

Cassie Campbell-Pascall

  • Currently, broadcaster for Sportsnet / Hockey Night in Canada
  • Current, advisor for National Women’s Team
  • 3 time Olympian – Gold Medal in 2002 and 2006 and Silver in 1998
  • Served as Team Captain during 2002 and 2006 Olympics

Danielle Goyette

  • Currently, Head Coach of University of Calgary and Assistant for National Women’s Team
  • Inducted into IIHF Hall of Fame in 2013 and Hockey Hall of Fame in 2017
  • 3 time Olympian – Gold Medal in 2002 and 2006 and Silver in 1998

Cost - $25

Includes – one (1) ticket to the Canada vs USA Rivalry Series game.

To register for the Coach Seminar, CLICK HERE

ABOUT THE RIVALRY SERIES

The Rivalry Series is the final best-on-best competition Canada’s National Women’s Team will play prior to the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship, set for March 31-April 10 in Halifax and Truro, N.S. Canada has won 10 gold medals at the IIHF Women’s World Championship, in addition to eight silver medals and one bronze, and will look to top the podium for the first time since 2012.

Tickets packages for the event are available online at - https://www1.ticketmaster.ca/event/31005756E4243BEF

For more information, please contact:

Mike Gillingham
Hockey New Brunswick, Technical Director
506.453.0864 
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Stanley Minor Hockey awarded Top Association for Development Weekend

For Immediate Release
November 13, 2019

Hockey New Brunswick would like to recognize Stanley Minor Hockey for running the top Development Weekend.

Activities that they included were:

  • Skills Clinics
  • Skating Clinics
  • Goalie Clinics
  • Fun Drills & Games Session
  • Shooting and Scoring Clinics
  • Off-Ice training sessions
  • Half-ice Practice Planning
  • Female Skills Sessions
  • Officials Clinic
  • Concussion Information Session
  • Team Manager Training

The association will now receive a Hockey New Brunswick prize package, which includes HNB apparel, as well as Development Resources.

More Information on Development Weekend

The premise behind the HNB Development Weekend is to allow Minor Hockey Associations to focus solely, within a short period of time, on providing development opportunities to all of their members. No minor hockey games may be scheduled during the Development Weekend with the exception of “AAA” leagues. This will give the opportunity for all involved to conduct several activities aimed at improving the member, be it the player, coach, official, administrator, trainer or parent.

For More Information, please contact:

Mike Gillingham
Hockey New Brunswick
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506-453-0864

Canada vs USA Rivalry Series

Save on tickets when you go with a group of 10 or more!

Canada’s National Women’s Team will face off against the United States in the return of the Rivalry Series! The series comes to Canadian ice for three games – Dec. 17 in Moncton, N.B., Feb. 3 in Victoria, B.C., and Feb. 5 in Vancouver, B.C. Check out the best the women’s game has to offer, with proceeds from all ticket sales supporting women’s hockey across the country.

To purchase group tickets,CLICK HERE, call 506-962-4545 ext. 9011 orvisit the Avenir Centre Box Office.

For more information, go to www.hockeycanada.ca/tickets

For any questions or inquiries, you can reach Hockey Canada by phone at 1-844-977-3629 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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