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.

HNB is now accepting applications for the 2021 High Performance Program Staff

Hockey New Brunswick is now accepting applications for the 2021 High Performance Program Staff
Fredericton, NB

Hockey New Brunswick is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2021 High Performance Program in the following divisions - male under 14, male under 15, male under 16, female under 16 & female under 18. Applications are accepted for the following positions:
Head Coach
Assistant Coach (X2)
Goalie Coach
Equipment Manager
The documents explain the steps and details for each program.

Staff Info sheet
Staff application
For more information, please contact Mike Gillingham at Hockey New Brunswick.
Mike Gillingham
Hockey New Brunswick
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Version 7 of the Return to Hockey Guidelines


Hockey New Brunswick has released Version 7 of the Return to Hockey Guidelines.

Updates to the document include:
Section 6 – Return to Hockey Structure – aligning the phases with the Government of New Brunswick’s alert levels (red, orange and yellow).
Section 6 – Return to Hockey Structure – during the orange alert level, practices are limited to skills and drills (1 v 1, 2 v 2, 3 v 3, 4 v 4) – with physical distancing.
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 -


The Tracy Arsenault Memorial Women’s Hockey Scholarship is a privately funded scholarship established in late-2020, following a proposal made to her widowed husband by Tracy herself prior to her passing.  In addition to the other scholarship application requirements listed in the scholarship process; female applicants must also have a letter of recommendation sent in from the applicant’s former coach or referee in chief (to be sent directly to HNB by separate email or postal mail).

In their submission (max. 200 words), the Coach or Referee in Chief should specify: i. the reasons why they have supported the female candidate    ii. How they know the candidate, and for how long.          

Read more about Tracy here!


Please distribute the HNB Awards information to your volunteers and teams.  The deadline to submit your nominations is April 9, 2021 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This year more than ever, we feel it’s important to recognize the unsung heroes in your communities!


Submit your nomination today!