November Coach of the Month!

Ken Stewart (Oromocto Minor Hockey Association) chosen as Hockey New Brunswick Coach of the Month for November.

Hockey New Brunswick is happy to announce that Ken Stewart of the Oromocto Minor Hockey Association’s William Seafood Pee Wee Sharks has been selected as the Hockey New Brunswick Coach of the Month for November.

“Ken has been very involved this year, especially with goaltender development within OMHA. He facilitated four goaltending clinics to start the season with fantastic feedback from parents and players,” said the volunteer who nominated Ken. “Ken’s love for goaltending started at a young age and he has played with his Army Units and Base Gagetown Warriors while still finding time to volunteer. He is always reading and trying to find new ways to help the development of goaltenders and players in and around the Oromocto area. His love for the game has also inspired players of his to volunteer within the community as well”.

“Overall, Ken has a great passion for the game of hockey and the important life lessons involved as well. His motto is “We don’t lose, we learn”. This season Ken has worked with his Pee Wee team to raise donations and funds for the Food Bank and local SPCA as part of the Good Deeds Cup sponsored by Chevrolet. Ken is not afraid to volunteer his time, which sometimes means arriving at the arena, or leaving the arena in his military uniform” said another volunteer.

Ken will receive a Bauer coaching bag, a Coach-Mate coaching board, HNB apparel and a year subscription to the Hockey Canada Network App. To nominate your coach for Coach of the Month, please Click Here.

Blind Hockey showcase hosted in Saint John

Hockey New Brunswick in partnership with Parasport NB hosted a blind hockey showcase on November 30-December 1 in Saint John, NB.  The weekend included two games featuring the Nova Scotia See Kings, as well as a Learn to Skate / Intro to Blind Hockey session.  HNB would like to thank all who participated.

Under-13 Female Winter Showcase 2019

Friday, December 27, 2019

Superior Propane Center, Moncton, NB

HNB and the Female Commission would like to extend this invitation to all our Peewee Female players that are currently registered with HNB. After several seasons of a successful turn out’s, we are happy to offer this once again to allow our young female players the opportunity to meet and play will other females from around the province at this jamboree style format.

The cost for this year’s event will be $100/player and we will be accepting the first 60 players and 6 goalies registered. The entry fee includes a morning skills session, 2 games and a HNB Jersey.

Registration info:

Goaltenders – click here

Defence – click here

Forward – click here

Schedule

If you have any questions please contact:

Darren Gallen                                                             Jason Lyons

Female Development Coordinator                             Elite Hockey Female Coordinator

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HNB to host Coach's Hot Stove in conjunction with National Women's Team Rivalry Series game

MEDIA RELEASE
November 26, 2019

Hockey New Brunswick will be hosting a Coach’s Hot Stove session in conjunction with the National Women’s team game that will be played at the Avenir Centre in Moncton on Tuesday December 17th. The session will run from 5:00 p.m.5:45 p.m. and is open coaches, parents, administrators and players.

“We are excited to be working with Hockey Canada to host the Coach’s Hot Stove session. It’ll be a great opportunity for HNB coaches, administrators, parents and players to interact with three of the most renowned and accomplished hockey players and coaches in Canada”. Stated Nic Jansen, Executive Director for Hockey New Brunswick.

In addition to attending the Coach’s Hot Stove session, all attendees will receive one (1) ticket to the Team Canada vs USA game to be played at 7:30 pm.

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

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.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Gillingham
Hockey New Brunswick, Technical Director
506.453.0864 
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HOCKEY CANADA ANNOUNCES CHANGE TO AGE-DIVISION NAMES

November 18, 2019
NR.083.19

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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Katie Macleod               
Coordinator, Communications      
Hockey Canada              
403.777.4594                
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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

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