Lukas Cormier invited to National Junior Team Selection Camp

December 1, 2021
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HOCKEY CANADA INVITES 35 PLAYERS TO NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM SELECTION CAMP

Camp to begin Dec. 9 in Calgary ahead of 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship

CALGARY, Alta. – With less than one month until the puck drops on the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), has announced a roster of 35 players who have earned an invitation to Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp, set for Dec. 9-12 in Calgary.

The roster was selected by Alan Millar (Tottenham, Ont.), director of player personnel, and James Boyd (Midland, Ont./Ottawa, OHL), the U20 lead for the Program of Excellence management group, with support from Scott Salmond (Creston, B.C.), senior vice-president of national teams. Head coach Dave Cameron (Kinkora, P.E.I./Ottawa, OHL), and assistant coaches Michael Dyck (Lethbridge, Alta./Vancouver, WHL)Louis Robitaille (Montreal, Que./Gatineau, QMJHL) and Dennis Williams (Stratford, Ont./Everett, WHL), as well as goaltending consultant Olivier Michaud (Beloeil, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL), also provided input, along with coaches and general managers across the CHL.

“We are excited to unveil the 35 players who will compete for a spot on Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, and to continue working towards winning a gold medal on home ice,” said Millar. “We know our athletes and staff are ready for a highly-competitive selection camp, and we look forward to assembling a group that will wear the Maple Leaf with pride and embrace the opportunity to once again compete in front of fans in Alberta.”

The players, including three goaltenders, 11 defencemen and 21 forwards, will compete for a chance to represent Canada at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta. The three goaltenders – Brett Brochu (Belle River, Ont./London, OHL)Sebastian Cossa (Fort McMurray, Alta./Edmonton, WHL) and Dylan Garand (Victoria, B.C./Kamloops, WHL) – have been named to Canada’s final roster for the 2022 World Juniors.

Among the 35 players are three returnees who won a silver medal at the 2021 World Juniors – Garand, Kaiden Guhle (Sherwood Park, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) and Cole Perfetti (Whitby, Ont./Manitoba, AHL).

“A lot of effort has gone in to selecting 35 athletes who have a chance to represent Canada at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, and we expect to make some difficult decisions when it comes to selecting a final roster,” said Salmond. “It is always an honour to represent Canada on the world stage, and even more so when you can do it on home ice, and we know our athletes and staff are excited for the opportunity to compete in Edmonton and Red Deer.”

Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp will be held at the WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. It will include practices and two games against a team of U SPORTS all-stars on Dec. 11 and 12 before the team heads to Banff, Alta., for a training camp, Dec. 14-19.

The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship begins on Boxing Day with Canada kicking off its tournament schedule against the Czech Republic. In addition to its opening-night match-up, Canada will also play Austria on Dec. 28, Germany on Dec. 29 and Finland on Dec. 31 to wrap up preliminary-round action. All Team Canada games will be played at 5 p.m. MT/7 p.m. ET

TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will carry extensive game coverage and analysis throughout the World Juniors. TSN will broadcast all 31 tournament games and five pre-tournament games, while RDS will broadcast all 31 tournament games and three pre-tournament games. TSN Radio will also provide comprehensive coverage and will announce its broadcast schedule at a later date.

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Junior Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along through social media on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, and by using #OurGameIsBack.

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Stephanie Bourque invited to National Women’s Under-18 Selection Camp

November 29, 2021
NR.054.21

CALGARY, Alta. – Forty of the country’s top women’s under-18 players will head to Southern Ontario following Christmas as St. Catharines, Ont., will host Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp, Dec. 26-31

The selection camp will be held at Ridley College and will feature a trio of intrasquad games on Dec. 28, 29 and 30 before the final roster is named for the 2022 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, Jan. 8-15 in Linköping and Mjölby, Sweden. 

The roster - 24 forwards, 12 defence and four goaltenders – will be split into two teams for on-ice skills sessions, practices and intrasquad games. With the cancellation of the 2021 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, this will be the first time in almost two years Canada’s best women’s U18 players will be able to test their skills and compete in this short-term international competition. 

“This is an exciting time for this group of dedicated athletes, who have waited nearly two years for a chance to compete on the international stage,” said Gina Kingsbury (Rouyn-Noranda, Que.), director of hockey operations with Hockey Canada. “We were able to gather together in the summer to train, compete and play some games in a competitive setting. With the world championship right around the corner, our athletes and coaching staff are eager for this opportunity to get back on the ice and put our off-ice work into practice, with a goal of representing Canada and competing for a gold medal.”

Canada is in Group A with Finland, Russia and the United States. Group B is comprised of the Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. Canada will open the 2022 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship against Russia on Jan. 8. Canada will also face Finland on Jan. 9 before its preliminary-round finale against the United States on Jan. 11. 

Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team will look to earn its first gold medal at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship since 2019; it has won five gold medals (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019), seven silver medals (2008, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020) and one bronze (2018). 

COACHING STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT

In July, Hockey Canada named its coaching staff tasked to lead Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team for the 2021-22 season. On Monday, Hockey Canada officially named Vicky Sunohara (Scarborough, Ont./University of Toronto, OUA) as an assistant coach, joining head coach Howie Draper (Edmonton, Alta./University of Alberta, CWUAA), assistant coach Tara Wachtorn (Newcastle, Ont./Stonehill College, NEWHA) and goaltending coach Gord Woodhall (Winnipeg, Man./Winnipeg, MFHL).

Sunohara replaces Alison Domenico (Ottawa, Ont./Providence College, HE), who was named to the coaching staff of Canada’s National Women’s Team for the 2021-22 season on Sept. 1. 

For more information on Hockey Canada and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or following along through social media on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, and by using #OurGameIsBack.

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Swiss Chalet Most Valuable Teammates


Hockey Canada has partnered with Swiss Chalet to recognize U9 athletes for what they accomplish on and off the ice. The Most Valuable Teammates program celebrates players who work the hardest in practices and games, show their passion and demonstrate leadership in unique ways.

Teams are quick to celebrate what they achieve on the ice, but the Teammates program is about sportsmanship, selflessness and just being a good teammate. It puts a focus on all of the qualities that make hockey such an important piece of who we are as Canadians.

How does the program work?

U9 coaches request a Most Valuable Teammates pack. After practices and/or games, a player is presented with a Most Valuable Teammate certificate and totem, and receives a Swiss Chalet coupon for a free kid’s meal.

At a future practice or game, that player, with support from their coach, then awards the Most Valuable Teammate honour to the next winner, and players are recognized throughout the season.

Hockey New Brunswick Job Posting - Director, High Performance & Events

Hockey New Brunswick is currently recruiting for the following position:

Director, High Performance & Events

Hockey New Brunswick will be accepting resumes for the above position until November 26th.

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Dylan MacKinnon, Bradley Nadeau and Justin Gendron selected to represent Hockey Canada at the Capital City Challenge

HOCKEY CANADA NAMES 66-PLAYER UNDER-17 ROSTER FOR CAPITAL CITY CHALLENGE

Three men’s U17 teams to play Canada’s National Women’s Team in Ottawa

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Friday the 66 players selected to wear the Maple Leaf at the Capital City Challenge, a four-team tournament featuring three men’s under-17 teams and Canada’s National Women’s Team, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Ottawa.

The 66 players will be divided into three teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White – and will compete against Canada’s National Women’s Team as part of its centralization schedule. The rosters for Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White will be unveiled in the coming weeks. 

The under-17 roster was selected by Scott Salmond (Creston, B.C.), senior vice-president of hockey operations, Alan Millar (Tottenham, Ont.), director of player personnel, and Byron Bonora (Brooks, Alta.), head scout for the U17 program. U17 Program of Excellence management group lead Philippe Boucher (Saint-Apollinaire, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) and manager of hockey operations Benoit Roy (Sudbury, Ont.), as well as regional scouts Pierre Cholette (Quebec), Rob Simpson (Ontario), Darren Sutherland (Atlantic) and Darrell Woodley (Ontario), also provided input with support from Hockey Canada’s 13 Members.

“We are excited to unveil the 66 players that will suit up for our three men’s under-17 teams at the Capital City Challenge and have the unique opportunity to compete against Canada’s National Women’s Team in Ottawa,” said Salmond. “Although this has not been a traditional year for our Program of Excellence and the under-17 group, we are excited to introduce these athletes to an event that replicates short-term, international competition.”

CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF UNDER-17 STAFF

The Capital City Challenge opens on Nov. 26 at TD Place Arena, home of the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League. Canada’s centralization roster will face Team Canada White in the tournament opener at 12 p.m. ET, followed by Team Canada Black taking on Team Canada Red at 7 p.m. ET.

Full-event ticket packages can be purchased for $80 (plus applicable fees) starting Monday, Nov. 8, while single-game tickets will be available starting as low as $5 at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets.

Since 2001, 10 Canadians that have competed with one of Canada’s national men’s under-17 teams have been selected first overall in the NHL Draft (Rick Nash, 2002; Marc-André Fleury, 2003; John Tavares, 2009; Taylor Hall, 2010, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 2011; Nathan MacKinnon, 2013; Aaron Ekblad, 2014; Connor McDavid, 2015; Alexis Lafrenière, 2020; Owen Power, 2021).

For more information on Hockey Canada and the Capital City Challenge, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, and by using #OurGameIsBack.

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HNB has released version 13 of the Return to Hockey guidelines

Hockey New Brunswick has releasedVersion 13 of the Return to Hockey Guidelines.

The Government of New Brunswick mandatory order has been adjusted, as it relates to vaccines for players who are turning 12.

The previous wording stated:

Everyone born before July 1st, 2009 must show proof of vaccination to participate in organized recreation and sport activities. Children born between July 1st, 2009 and October 31st, 2009 may continue participating and have until October 31st, 2021 to get their second vaccine. All others born November 1st 2009 or later have 60 days after their 12th birthday to be fully vaccinated before requirements to show proof of vaccination.

The revised wording states:

Where a person turns 12 years of age and thus becomes eligible to be vaccinated, that person has 60 days after their 12th birthday to be fully vaccinated before requirements to show proof of vaccination.

The changes have been made under Section 4, Preventative Health Measures – vaccination.

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