Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup

This year, Chevrolet asked teams across Canada to pitch a Good Deed Idea that will have a significant impact in their communities.
The SEFHA (South East Female Hockey Association) Fury are one of the 11 Regional Finalists. The charity the team has identified is Crossroads for Women, which provides sheltering for women and children fleeing family violence.

The top 3 winners will be announced March 20th, so make sure to stay tuned to find out who will win $100,000 to their registered charity of choice.
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HNB Coach of the Month: Nick DeMerchant (Rothesay, NB)

Hockey New Brunswick is proud to announce that Nick DeMerchant of Kennebecasis Valley Minor Hockey as the HNB Coach of the Month.

“Nick has been a consistent figure with the Female Division of KVMHA for many years.  Currently the head coach of his daughters U11 team, Nick has also taken on a second head coaching role with KVMHA’s first U15vAA Female Team.  It Is noted that he does not have a child on the U15 team but wanted to help and use it as an opportunity to grow as a coach.”

“If Nick is not at one practice/game, he is at the other.  If he is not on the ice for one of his two teams, he is helping on ice with various goalie clinics in the association.”

“Nick zeroes in almost instinctively on each girls strengths and areas for growth.  Nick works diligently to improve each girl as an individual player as well as ensuring they understand the importance of teamwork.  Although Nick knows when to be ‘tougher’ to keep the girls focused, it is done in such a manner, no girl leaves the rink without a smile on their face. The pride he shows for each and every one of his players is unmatched. Nick puts his whole heart into each team he leads. These girls and KVMHA, are beyond fortunate to have such dedication, knowledge and heart developing these players.”

Nick 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:

BFL Female Coach of the Year

There is arguably no more important role in hockey than that of the coach, who is tasked with guiding young players not only on the ice, but off it as well. They are leaders in hockey, and leaders in life.

Hockey Canada and BFL Canada are on the hunt for the country’s best women’s hockey coaches, and they are calling on players and parents from coast to coast to coast to nominate coaches who have made significant contributions to the game.

Do you know a coach who goes above and beyond behind the bench, helping young girls live their hockey dreams? Nominate her today and she could be a BFL Female Coach of the Year! Learn more at

COVID-19 update, February 8, 2021

Please see the attached information bulletin related to the Government of New Brunswick announcement on Zone 1 moving to the Orange Alert Phase - click here for memo

Hockey New Brunswick Speaker Series 2.0

Hockey New Brunswick will be hosting a bilingual Speaker Series during the Month of February.

The series will cover the topics of practice planning as well as a question and answer with two former HNB High Performance players.

Practice Planning with Serge Bourgeois

February 10th, 2021

A walkthrough of practice planning principles as well as some tips and tricks to improve your practices.

Coaches joining the zoom call should have:

  • Coach board or blank practice plan
  • Marker / pen

Click here to register:

Experiences in Female Hockey with Marlène Boissonnault & MJ Pelletier

(Date to be determined)

Two former High Performance Players give us a look into their careers. Both young women have had success in the NCAA, attended National Camps and now play professionally in North America.

There will be a question and answer. Please submit your question with your registration.

More info to come this week!

*A Zoom link will be sent out via email the afternoon of the presentation.


On Friday, the Atlantic branches announced that regional championships have been cancelled at all levels

FREDERICTON, NB. – The Atlantic Canadian provincial hockey branches announced today that regional championships will not be held in 2021.

In a joint statement on Friday, the Atlantic Canadian branches announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Atlantic championships have been cancelled at all levels of hockey. The events are usually held in March and April at divisions from U13 to Junior on a schedule that sees the tournaments rotate through the Atlantic provinces on an annual basis.

Tightened Public Health restrictions in the region, concerns over travel, and the health of our membership and the wider Atlantic Canadian community were some of the main considerations in a decision that was unanimously supported by Hockey New Brunswick, Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador, Hockey Nova Scotia, and Hockey PEI. 

Earlier today, Hockey Canada announced that all of the 2020-21 hockey season’s national tournaments have also been cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The provinces that were scheduled to host Atlantic championships this year will now host those events in 2022. The four Atlantic branches will determine host teams and host sites later this year. 



Nic Jansen
Executive Director
Hockey New Brunswick
506.453.0866 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.