Atlantic Challenge Cup – postponed


Hockey New Brunswick, Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador, Hockey Nova Scotia, and Hockey Prince Edward Island have made the difficult decision to postpone the Atlantic Challenge Cup that was scheduled for October 8th-11th in Moncton, NB.

Earlier today the province of Nova Scotia announced travel restrictions which would make their teams unable to attend. As well Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador also made the decision to not attend the event due to COVID-19 concerns.

The four Atlantic provinces are committed to hosting this event for all of the participants who were selected to their provincial teams.Details on a rescheduled event will be announced at a later date.

For more information please contact Mike Gillingham –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hockey NB / FlipGive partnership

Paying for hockey just got easier! Lower the cost of your season before it gets started.

With hockey teams all across New Brunswick getting ready to hit the ice, finding extra money to fund the season is important as ever for parents just like yourself.

That's why Hockey New Brunswick has teamed up with FlipGive to offer the easiest way to pay for your season and ensure no family has to choose between sports, their budget, and their time.

Over 400,000 families have been loving FlipGive, a free team funding app where you earn money from the things you’re already buying. Create a team, invite other parents and earn money every time you shop from over 700 brands like Sport Chek, Sobeys, Walmart and more! 

PLUS Sign up today and when your team raises $100 on FlipGive, we’ll match it with $100.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Hockey New Brunswick office will be closed on Thursday, September 30, 2021, to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Return to Hockey

Hockey New Brunswick has released Version 11 of the Return to Hockey Guidelines.

Changes include:

  • Section 3 – Communications Officer – additional responsibilities for Minor Hockey Association Communications Officer and Team Liaison related to proof of vaccination requirements.
  • Section 4 – Preventative Health Measures – as per the Government of New Brunswick requirements, vaccinations now required for participants and spectators 12 and older.
  • Section 4 – Preventative Health Measures – as per the Government of New Brunswick requirements, masks will be required by all spectators and participants in all areas of the facility, including the dressing room for players, team staff and parents as well as the player’s bench for coaches and team staff. Players, coaches and officials on the ice during games / practices will not be required to wear masks. Children under two and individuals who are medically-exempt are not required to wear a mask.

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




Hockey New Brunswick celebrates the return of hockey for the 2021-2022 season!

We know Canadians are ready to get back to the rink, and so are we! From the grassroots to the highest levels of competition, Our Game Is Back, and Hockey New Brunswick welcomes you to join us in celebrating its return.

With the support of Hockey Canada, Hockey New Brunswick is gearing up for a safe return to sport, fun and friendship. That is why we are thrilled to be able to welcome families back to the rink safely for the upcoming 2021-22 season!

Now more than ever kids need physical activity, interaction with their peers, and opportunities to have fun on the ice while gaining valuable life skills. With guidance from all levels of government, and public health authorities, we have a multifaceted plan to ensure the health and safety of all players, parents, coaches, officials, volunteers, and their families.

Check with your local Minor Hockey Association for registration details!



August 24, 2021

‘Section 11 – Maltreatment’ to place more emphasis on addressing incidents on ice

CALGARY, Alta. – In furthering its commitment to being leaders in safety and inclusivity, Hockey Canada has introduced an update to its rulebook to focus on recognizing and reporting incidents of maltreatment.

In a special meeting of the Members held on June 22, 2021, Hockey Canada and its 13 Members unanimously approved the adoption of Section 11 – Maltreatment in the Hockey Canada Rulebook starting this season, which includes bringing all forms of maltreatment under one section of the rulebook and providing guidelines for escalating penalties based on the severity of the inappropriate behaviour from players and team officials.

“Hockey Canada has made a firm commitment to making the game safe and inclusive for all who wish to participate, and the introduction of Section 11 provides our 13 Members, local hockey associations and officials across the country with clearly-defined criteria for enforcing rules related to many different forms of inappropriate conduct,” said Tom Renney, chief executive officer of Hockey Canada. “We believe this is a great step towards ensuring we limit the number of incidents that occur on and off the ice, and will allow players of all ages to enjoy our game free from abuse, discrimination, racism and all forms of maltreatment.”

As part of the new rules, certain infractions will include an indefinite suspension pending a hearing, as well mandatory hearings for repeat offenders. To read Section 11 of the Hockey Canada Rulebook in its entirety, please CLICK HERE.

In a further effort to eradicate discrimination of all forms from the game, Hockey Canada and its 13 Members also approved a new national reporting system for incidents of discriminatory taunts, insults or intimidation, both on the ice and outside of game play. The new rule and reporting system includes, but is not limited to, discrimination based on race, ethnic origin, skin colour, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.

The national reporting system will allow Hockey Canada and its 13 Members to have a better understanding of where maltreatment incidents occur and their frequency, and will allow the organization to take progressive steps to eliminating incidents through action and education. A number of tools and resources will also be provided to Hockey Canada’s 13 Members and local hockey associations across the country to help educate participants on maltreatment, including a Rule 11 officiating module and coaching resource document.

“The addition of Section 11 to the Hockey Canada Rulebook is a major step towards making the game more inclusive for all, but the reporting system will allow Hockey Canada and its 13 Members to proactively implement change through education and create a better understanding of where issues are occurring,” said Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer of Hockey Canada. “As we continue to learn and help foster an environment that is diverse, inclusive and safe, we believe the updated playing rule will greatly benefit all participants and allow more young children and adults to enjoy the game.”

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