HNB Development programs held in conjunction with World U17 Hockey Challenge

HNB Development programs held in conjunction with World U17 Hockey Challenge

MEDIA RELEASE
September 10, 2018

 Hockey New Brunswick announces development programs to be held in conjunction with World Under 17 Hockey Challenge

Hockey New Brunswick has a number of development activities planned in conjunction with the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge which will be held November 3rd-10th in Saint John / Quispamsis.

A list of activities and registration information is listed below:

PLAYER CAMPS:

All on-ice sessions will be held at Rothesay Netherwood Memorial Arena (40 College Hill Rd, Rothesay, NB).

Initiation Skills Session – Friday November 2nd – 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – To Register CLICK HERE

Initiation Skills Session – Friday November 2nd – 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. – To Register CLICK HERE

Novice Skills Session – Friday November 2nd – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – To Register CLICK HERE

Novice Skills Session – Friday November 2nd – 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. – To Register CLICK HERE

Atom Skills Session – Saturday November 3rd – 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. – To Register CLICK HERE

Atom Skills Session – Saturday November 3rd – 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. – To Register CLICK HERE

Peewee Skills Session – Saturday November 3rd – 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. – To Register CLICK HERE

Female Novice / Atom Skills Session – Saturday November 3rd – 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. – To Register CLICK HERE

Female Atom / Peewee Skills Session – Saturday November 3rd – 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. – To Register CLICK HERE

The above Skills Sessions are $20.00/each and include an HNB Practice jersey, 50 minute on-ice session and two tickets to the USA vs Czech Republic game on Sunday November 4th, 12:00 p.m. at Harbour Station.  

The player camps are open to players of all positions.

  

COACH CLINICS:

Hockey Canada Specialty Clinic – Skills and Small Area Games – Saturday November 3rd

Includes one-hour classroom session and one-hour on-ice session

Classroom Session – 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

On-ice Session – 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Location – Rothesay Netherwood School

To Register CLICK HERE

Hockey Canada Level 1 Goaltending Clinic – Saturday November 3rd

Includes one hour classroom session and one-hour on-ice session

Classroom Session – 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

On-ice Session – 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location – Rothesay Netherwood School

To Register CLICK HERE 

The above Coach Clinics are free of charge to attend, however pre-registration is required as space is limited.  All attendees will receive a ticket to the USA vs Czech Republic game on Sunday November 4th, 12:00 p.m. at Harbour Station.

COACH SEMINAR

Date – Sunday November 4th

Location – Saint John Trade and Convention Centre

The seminar will have a variety of presentations in the areas of Sport Psychology, Player Development, Practice Planning, Leadership and Goaltending.  The Seminar will start at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. 

Confirmed presentations for the Seminar:

Tom Renney

Hockey Canada, CEO

Former NHL Coach - Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Detroit Red Wings

As Head Coach led Team Canada to Silver Medal at 1994 Olympic Games

Gardiner MacDougall

UNB Men’s Hockey Coach

6-time National Champion

As Head Coach led Team Canada AUS to Gold Medal at the World University Games in 2014

Troy Ryan

Assistant Coach with National Women’s Team at the 2018 Olympics (Silver Medal)

Current Female Coach Mentor with Hockey Canada / Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic

Former Head Coach of Male and Female Canada Games teams and Team Atlantic

Dr. Ryan Hamilton

Won Gold Medal with National Junior team in 2018 as Mental Performance Coach

Mental Performance Coach with UNB Varsity Reds Programs

Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick

Eric Bissonnette

Head Coach with Fredericton Caps, Major Midget team

Former Head Coach of Team New Brunswick at the 2015 Canada Winter Games

Former Head Coach of Team Atlantic at the 2012 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge

Kyle MacDonald

Goalie Coach with Male & Female UNB Varsity Reds hockey teams

Goalie Consultant with Hockey Canada Program of Excellence

Former Goalie coach with Team New Brunswick at the 2015 Canada Winter Games

Cost - $20

Includes – HNB gift, coaching resources, lunch and one ticket to the Canada Black vs Canada White game on Sunday November 4th, 4:00 p.m. at Harbour Station 

To register for the Coach Seminar, CLICK HERE

ABOUT THE WORLD UNDER 17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE

The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge – an international showcase of some of the best young hockey talent in the world – returns to New Brunswick in the fall of 2018. Saint John and Quispamsis will co-host the tournament scheduled to run Nov. 3-10, 2018.

Tickets packages for the event are available online at - http://www.harbourstation.ca/event/world-u17-hockey-challenge-2018

Since the first World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (previously known as the Quebec Esso Cup) in 1986, more than 1,600 NHL draft picks have played in the tournament, including 13 of the last 17 first-overall selections: Ilya Kovalchuk, 2001; Rick Nash, 2002; Marc-André Fleury, 2003; Alexander Ovechkin, 2004: Erik Johnson, 2006; Patrick Kane, 2007; John Tavares, 2009; Taylor Hall, 2010; Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 2011; Nathan McKinnon, 2013; Aaron Ekblad, 2014; Connor McDavid, 2015; and Auston Matthews, 2016.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Gillingham

Hockey New Brunswick, Technical Director

506.453.0864 

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Lessons From the Glass video series

Lessons From the Glass video series

Media Release
September 5, 2018

Lessons from Behind the Glass

Hockey New Brunswick has partnered with the author of Lessons from Behind the Glass, Allyson Tufts to create a series of “lessons” that promote sportsmanship and positivity in the stands.  The Lessons will posted on the Hockey New Brunswick website and social media feeds bi-weekly, beginning Mid-September.

Whether you are about to lace up your child’s skates for the first time or you have a young teen who is coming close to the end of their Minor Hockey career, Lessons From Behind The Glass is the perfect companion to help you through your most crazy moments in the stands. From politics to perspective to passion, these lessons will help guide you to a balanced and less stressful life in the arena… and keep you laughing along the way!

Allyson attended the Hockey New Brunswick Annual General Meeting in June where she spoke to the Minor Hockey Association representative and HNB membership about her path as a hockey parent, and shared stories about experience.

CLICK HERE for more information on Lessons From Behind the Glass, where to purchase the book and the inspiration behind Allyson's story.

For more information please contact:

Nic Jansen

Hockey New Brunswick, Executive Director

Ph: 506-453-0866

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www.hnb.ca

Jacob LeBlanc selected to attend Team Canada Para Hockey Selection Camp

Jacob LeBlanc selected to attend Team Canada Para Hockey Selection Camp

August 30, 2018
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NHL ALUMNI BRING EXPERIENCE TO CANADA’S NATIONAL PARA HOCKEY TEAM SELECTION CAMP
28 players invited to selection camp Sept. 1-8 in Calgary

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced the addition of five staff to serve as coaches alongside head coach Ken Babey (Saskatoon, Sask.) at Canada’s National Para Hockey Team selection camp, Sept. 1-8 in Calgary.

Mike Foligno (Sudbury, Ont.), Mike Fountain (Gravenhurst, Ont.) and Scott Walker (Cambridge, Ont./Vancouver, NHL) will support Babey throughout various tournaments and events during the 2018-19 season. Maxime Gagnon (Longueuil, Que.) and Dan Lacroix (Montreal) were also named to the selection camp as guest coaches.

“The success, experience and skill set of all the coaches is a tremendous asset to our program as we look toward naming the players for the national team this season,” said Babey. “The opportunity to have them mentor our players and assist in the evaluation process will only benefit us and give us the best chance to compete and win on the international stage.”

Foligno coached Canada’s National Para Hockey Development Team for a three-game series against the United States at the Défi sportif AlterGo in Montreal in April. He first joined Hockey Canada in September 2017, serving as a guest coach for its selection camp. Foligno mentored and evaluated players in preparation for international competition throughout the year, including the final training camp and pre-Paralympic series against the U.S. As a player, Foligno spent 15 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with stops in Buffalo, Detroit, Florida, and Toronto. In 1,018 career NHL games, he tallied 727 points and 355 goals. He registered career-highs while playing for the Buffalo Sabres in the 1985-86 season, scoring 41 goals and 80 points. Foligno’s resume includes stints behind the bench as an assistant coach with Anaheim, Colorado, New Jersey, and Toronto. He also spent time as head coach of the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears and head coach and general manager of the Ontario Hockey League’s Sudbury Wolves.

Fountain’s Hockey Canada experience includes playing for Canada’s National Men’s Team during the 1992-93 season. He won the 1992 Spengler Cup and played for Canada at the 1992 IIHF World Junior Championship. Drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in 1992, Fountain had a 17-year pro career (1992-2009) which included the NHL, AHL, IHL, UHL, Russia and Germany.

 

Walker won a bronze medal as an assistant coach with Canada at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. He won a gold medal as an assistant coach with Canada at the 2017 International Para Hockey Tournament in Turin, Italy. Walker won a gold medal as head coach of Team Canada White at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship and with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2012 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament. He added a bronze medal as an assistant coach with Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship. Walker represented Canada as a player three times (1999, 2001, 2005) at the IIHF World Championship, winning a silver medal in 2005. He amassed 829 NHL games over 17 years with Vancouver, Nashville, Carolina and Washington, recording 397 points, including 151 goals. 

 

Gagnon has served as a guest coach at Canada’s National Para Hockey Team selection camp for the past two years. Gagnon was also a camp coach at Canada’s NextGen Prospects Camp in 2016. He is the head coach of Quebec’s provincial para hockey team and general manager of Hockey sur luge Montreal. Gagnon also serves as director of the Défi sportif AlterGo and organized the first Canadian sledge hockey championships in 2016. 

Lacroix spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens after stops in the same role with the New York Rangers, Tampa Bay and the New York Islanders. Lacroix spent the 2009-10 season as an assistant coach with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League and four seasons as an assistant coach with the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He had a 13-year NHL career with Boston, Edmonton, the Islanders, Rangers and Philadelphia, and also played in the AHL, ECHL, IHL and England.

28 PLAYERS INVITED TO SELECTION CAMP

 

Twenty-eight players have been invited to the seven-day selection camp, which is part of the evaluation process used to determine which players will represent Canada during the 2018-19 season. The players will participate in a number of on- and off-ice activities, including fitness testing, classroom sessions and three intrasquad games.

 

Among the camp invites, nine players (Bridges, Cozzolino, Dunn, Gemmell, Hickey, Larocque, McGregor, Smith, Watson) earned a silver medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea in March. 

Following the camp, players will continue to be involved in training and regional camps leading into the Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup, Dec. 2-8 in London, Ont., along with a cross-border series with the United States in March, and the IPC World Para Hockey Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic in April.

For more information on Hockey Canada, Canada’s National Para Hockey Team and the Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via Facebook and Twitter

 

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