COVID-19 update, March 30, 2021

Please see the attached information bulletin related to the Government of New Brunswick announcement extending zone 4 in the Red Alert Phase - click here for memo

First Shift Hockey - deadline March 31 to apply

The application period for local hockey associations wishing to host the NHL/NHLPA First Shift in 2021-22 is NOW OPEN!

A truly unique experience designed to help kids fall in love with hockey. The six-week learn to play program continues to focus on having fun while learning basic skills. Full head-to-toe Bauer equipment is included with registration.

The NHL/NHLPA First Shift mission is to change the way hockey is offered, to inspire new families to join our community, and enroll their kids in our sport. Because of the program’s belief in all that hockey has to offer kids, their families and our communities, the NHL/NHLPA First Shift was designed to make hockey accessible, affordable, safe and most importantly, fun!

For more information on the program please go to or apply immediately to host an event by CLICKING HERE.

HNB Annual Fundraiser Winners

Hockey New Brunswick
Media Release

For Immediate Release
March 15, 2021

Hockey New Brunswick is a non-profit organization responsible for governing amateur hockey in the province.  There are over 25,000 New Brunswick residents involved in hockey as players, coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers.

This campaign is a provincial fundraising program aimed toward keeping the cost of participation in amateur hockey to a minimum, while providing an opportunity for minor hockey associations, teams, and athletes to raise money for their groups. 

The winners of this year’s Fundraiser are:

1st Place – 2020 Nissan Sentra S model – Tim Pitt, Kingston Peninsula

2nd Place – $5000 – Andréa LeBlanc, Bouctouche

3rd Place – $2500 -  Pierre Luc Roussel, Brantville

4th Place – $2500  – Bruce Coulombe, Lac Baker

5th Place – Delta Brunswick Getaway Package – Aaron Carr, New Maryland

6th Place – Delta Brunswick Getaway Package – Tina Morais, Dieppe

For further information regarding this release please contact:

Heather Strickland
(506) 453.0867

Board of Directors – Nominations Package

Hockey New Brunswick is accepting nominations for the HNB Board of Directors. This season elections will be held for Regional Operating Council (ROC) Chairs 1, 3, 5 and 7.

As per By-Law 3.1 all nominations for Regional Operating Council (ROC) Chairs must be submitted in writing, via email, to the HNB Executive Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) no later than 15 days prior to the election. Dates for the elections are listed in the below table.

Attached to this memo is a BOD Nomination package which can be used to nominate an interested individual to the HNB Board of Directors. The package clearly outlines all the necessary information that must be submitted with the nomination along with information on the role of a ROC Chair.

Successful nominees will commence their term following the HNB Annual General Meeting on May 29th, 2021 which will be held virtually.

The following list shows the vacant positions, date of election and deadline for nominations.



   Election date

   Deadline for nominations

ROC 1 Chair

    Republic Region (HNB District 1)

   April 19, 2021

   April 3, 2021

ROC 3 Chair

    Capital Region (HNB District 3)

   April 18, 2021

   April 2, 2021

ROC 5 Chair

    South East Region (HNB District 6 and 7)

   April 15, 2021

   March 31, 2021

ROC 7 Chair

    Chaleur / Peninsula Region (HNB District 9 and 10)

   April 19, 2021

   April 3, 2021

** NOTE: all elections will be held virtually this season.

Board of Directors - Nomination Package

Terms of Reference


Nic Jansen                                                                                                                          
Executive Director                                                                                                                           
Hockey New Brunswick                                                

HNB Coach of the Month: Abby Clarke (EDZA West AAA Reds)

We are proud to announce that Abby Clarke (U18 AAA EDZA West Reds, Head Coach) is the Hockey New Brunswick Coach of the Month.

“Abby Clarke is in her first year as head coach of the EDZA West U18 AAA TNT Reds. Her desire to give back to her community, love of the game and desire to help young female hockey players realize their hockey goals and dreams ultimately led to her decision to take on the role of Reds head coach. Abby has taken charge by putting countless hours into developing her vision for the team and working to build an elite program. She sends her players a detailed practice plan prior to each ice time so they can spend more time doing the drills and less time having them explained”.

“Abby seeks out opportunities for the girls to have guest coaches and zoom meetings when possible. This season, COVID-19 has created many challenges for players and coaches. Abby has found ways to adapt and devised a rigorous summer fitness program for the girls to follow at home in preparation for camp. She finds creative ways to use parking lots for team meetings and bonding events. Above all else, Abby has made it a top priority to keep our girls safe and to adhere strictly to all public health COVID guidelines.”

“While Abby cares about the development of her team, she cares about their lives outside of hockey as well. She makes sure to have team meetings and check-ins with the players regarding such topics as school and their mental health. She is a caring and compassionate coach, professional but also outgoing and fun! While she expects players to work hard and give 100% effort, she can also be heard laughing and having fun with the girls on the ice. She has even been known to strap on her goalie pads for practice or join the girls for their dry land training sessions. Abby knows balance is key to success. Abby is a wonderful role model as a person, an athlete, and a coach. The U18 AAA TNT Reds are very fortunate and grateful to have such a quality person involved with the program. The future of the Reds is brighter with Abby in it and an HNB Coach of the Month Award would be nice way to recognize her efforts and commitment to female hockey.”

Abby will receive a Bauer Coaches bag, a 1-year subscription to the Hockey Canada Network, and a CoachMate package from Hockey New Brunswick. To nominate someone for Coach of the Month click here:

Version 9 of the Return to Hockey Guidelines

Hockey New Brunswick has released Version 9 of the Return to Hockey Guidelines.

Changes include:

Section 6 – Return to Hockey Structure - Tournaments / Jamborees are permitted, with all team’s coming from the same Public Health Zone and less than 150 participants. The number of participants includes players, coaches and officials.

Section 6 – Return to Hockey Structure - Each tournament / jamboree needs to submit an event operational plan – specific details which need to be included are outlined on Page 10 of the Return to Hockey Guidelines.

A tracking document has been created which outlines the changes that have been made to the Return to Hockey Guidelines, as well as an outline of the COVID-19 specific documentation that has been created.

Additional COVID-19 resources are available on the HNB website -