Evan Nause (Riverview) & Peter Reynolds (Fredericton) selected to attend the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge

October 16, 2019
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HOCKEY CANADA NAMES 66-PLAYER ROSTER FOR 2019 WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE

Three Canadian teams to compete for gold in Medicine Hat, Alta., and Swift Current, Sask.

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Wednesday the 66 players selected to represent Canada at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, set for Nov. 2-9 in Medicine Hat, Alta., and Swift Current, Sask.

The 66 players will be divided into three teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White – and will compete against the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the United States in their quest for a gold medal.

In July, 112 players were invited to participate in Canada’s national under-17 development camp and introduced to the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence. The players chosen to represent Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge were selected by Brad McEwen (Whitewood, Sask.), head scout for Hockey Canada, with assistance from U17 Program of Excellence management group lead Martin Mondou (Grand-Mère, Que./Shawinigan, QMJHL), as well as regional scouts Rob Simpson (Ontario), Jason Smart (West), Darren Sutherland (Atlantic), Shaun Sutter (West) and Darrell Woodley (Ontario).

“After a successful development camp with the top young players in the country, there were many difficult decisions made to select the 66 players that will compete at this year’s World Under-17 Hockey Challenge,” said McEwen. “We feel this group exemplifies the values of the Program of Excellence and will represent Canada with pride as we compete for a gold medal this November.”

The tournament opens with all three Canadian teams in action Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. MT; Team Canada Red takes on Russia at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex in Swift Current and Team Canada Black faces off against Team Canada White at the Canalta Centre in Medicine Hat.

TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will air the semifinal in Medicine Hat on Friday, Nov. 8, as well as the bronze and gold medal games on Saturday, Nov. 9; please check local listings for details. Media accreditation for the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge can be requested online.

Prior to the start of play, the teams will take to the ice for pre-tournament games Thursday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. MT. Team Canada Black will match up against Finland at the Crescent Point Wickenheiser Centre in Shaunavon, Sask., Sweden will play the Czech Republic at the Centennial Regional Arena in Brooks, Alta., Team Canada White will face off against Russia at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex in Swift Current and Team Canada Red will meet the United States at the Canalta Centre in Medicine Hat.

After a successful ticket launch, event organizers have announced that single-game tickets will be available for purchase starting at $10 for youth and $15 for adults on Oct. 16, and can be purchased online at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets.

Medicine Hat and Swift Current will receive the net proceeds from all ticket sales as a legacy of the event to support grassroots hockey within their communities. Additionally, recent editions of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge have resulted in as much as $6 million in economic impact within the host communities.

More than 1,800 NHL draft picks have suited up since the inception of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (previously known as the Quebec Esso Cup) in 1986, including 14 first-overall draft picks since 2001 (Ilya Kovalchuk, 2001; Rick Nash, 2002; Marc-André Fleury, 2003; Alexander Ovechkin, 2004; Erik Johnson, 2006; Patrick Kane, 2007; John Tavares, 2009; Taylor Hall, 2010, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 2011; Nathan MacKinnon, 2013; Aaron Ekblad, 2014; Connor McDavid, 2015; Auston Matthews, 2016; Jack Hughes, 2019).

For more information on the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

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Coordinator, Communications       

Hockey Canada

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24th Annual Atlantic Challenge Cup Wrap-Up

Media Release
October 14, 2019

Moncton, NB - The 24th Anniversary of the Atlantic Challenge Cup concluded this afternoon in Moncton, New Brunswick and it was another tremendous success.  The event had everything that a hockey fan would want to see and all games were very well attended by parents, the general public and a large number of scouts who took in games over the four days.

“This was another display of the talent which Atlantic Canada has to offer to the hockey world," stated Louis Gaudet, Host Committee Chairperson.  "It was a great weekend of hockey for Atlantic Canada and it showed the type of talent that we have in our region.  Our players keep raising the bar each year and it is a sign that there are a lot of great things happening in the four Atlantic hockey branches.”

Listed below are the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists in each of the four divisions:

Male U14:

Gold – New Brunswick
Silver – Nova Scotia
Bronze – Prince Edward Island

Male U15:

Gold – New Brunswick
Silver – Prince Edward Island
Bronze – Newfoundland Labrador

Female U16:

Gold – Nova Scotia
Silver – Prince Edward Island
Bronze – New Brunswick

Female U18:

Gold – New Brunswick
Silver – Newfoundland Labrador
Bronze – Nova Scotia

Results from the event are available at www.atlanticchallengecup.ca

After the Medal Games on Monday afternoon the Hard Hat Awards were awarded to a player from each team which is determined by his/her teammates to be the player that has the most positive attitude, greatest work ethic and is a teammate of whom all are proud to be associated.   The winners are as follows:

Hockey New Brunswick

Male Under 14 – Jeremie Richard

Male Under 15 – Mathieu Pelletier   

Female Under 16 – Stephanie Bourque

Female Under 18 – Catherine Foulem

Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador

Male Under 14 – Carter Lambert

Male Under 15 – Mason Dawe

Female Under 16 – Jordan Chaulk

Female Under 18 – Abby Newhook

Hockey Nova Scotia

Male Under 14 – Owen Phillips

Male Under 15 – Ben Wallace

Female Under 16 – Sarah Stewart

Female Under 18 – Jillian Duggan

Hockey Prince Edward Island

Male Under 14 – Dawson Sharky

Male Under 15 – Luke Caughlin

Female Under 16 – Sarah MacEachern

Female Under 18 – Charlotte Linkleter

For more information:

Mike Gillingham

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The Code

In today’s connected world, being a good sport online is as important as being a good sport on the ice.

Hockey Canada and TELUS are committed to #EndBullying, and teamed up to create THE CODE. An extension of the TELUS Wise program, THE CODE is designed specifically for the hockey community. It offers customized, free educational tools, resources and workshops to help hockey fans, players and families safely and respectfully navigate digital spaces.

THE CODE is also a pledge that every player, fan, coach, parent, official, volunteer or administrator can make to be a good digital citizen and a great teammate.

Sign the Code at https://hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/hockey-programs/safety/the-code

PUCK SET TO DROP ON 24th ANNUAL ATLANTIC CHALLENGE CUP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday October 10, 2019

MONCTON, NB – 320 young hockey players from throughout Atlantic Canada will converge on Moncton’s Superior Propane Centre on Friday for the four-day Atlantic Challenge Cup.

This is the 24th Anniversary of the Atlantic Challenge Cup which is billed as Atlantic Canada’s High-Performance Hockey Championship.

The Atlantic Challenge Cup will bring together the top players, while representing their provinces in the male U14 and U15 categories, along with the female U16 and U18 categories. The teams were selected from each of their respective provincial summer evaluation camps.

Players attending the Atlantic Challenge Cup will come from all corners of our region, which truly makes this an Atlantic Canadian event.

“We are certainly pleased and honored to be able to host these exceptional athletes in the City of Moncton,” said Community Lead Louis Gaudet. “Everyone coming to the City of Moncton will be treated in a first-class manner. The event organizers and our volunteers have put a lot of time into ensuring that every detail has been looked after and these athletes are in for a great experience.”

3Sixty Live and the four Atlantic Hockey Branches are pleased to announce that family members, friends, and fans unable to attend the event will be able to watch all of the tournament games on the live webcasts, courtesy of 3Sixty Live. The live webcasts will be available by going to the official tournament website www.atlanticchallengecup.ca and latest scores, schedules, rosters and news can be found there as well as the Atlantic Challenge Cup Facebook and Twitter page.

Over the years, the Atlantic Challenge Cup has featured the likes of Sidney Crosby, Sean Couturier, Luke Adam, Brandon Gormley, Nathan MacKinnon, Philippe Myers Jillian Saulnier, Sarah Davis, Sarah MacDonnell and Shannon MacAulay.

To view the schedule, rosters, standings and statistics visit the official tournament website – wwww.atlanticchallengecup.ca


For More Information:

Mike Gillingham                                    Or                                Matt Vautour

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The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup

The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup seeks to inspire young Canadians to do good by transforming the positive values learned through hockey into Good Deeds within their communities. Along with our partners at Hockey Canada, Chevrolet’s goal is to develop hockey players on and off the ice.

To participate in the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup, you must be a Hockey Canada registered Peewee team that is ready to do good in their community.

Entering is simple:

  1. Get your Peewee team together and decide on a Good Deed.
    • Good Deed Examples:
      • Volunteer at an animal shelter or food bank
      • Spend time as a team at a retirement home
      • Clean up waste around your community
      • Be creative! Find a Good Deed that is relevant to your community
  1. Reach out to your local Chevrolet Dealer for help.
  2. Organize a day to go and do your Good Deed. Don’t forget your camera, as you will need to film the team.
  3. Create a 1 min long video to showcase the good the team has done.
  4. Submit your Good Deed video. Submissions open Nov 2nd 2019.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Hockey Canada and Chevrolet, along with the Chevrolet Hockey Ambassadors, review each entry to determine the Regional Finalists. Canadians then get their chance to vote for the top three, before an expert panel will decide who deserves to be crowned champion.

Submit your Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup video today for the chance to receive a $100,000 donation to charity of your choice, Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup giveaways and much more!

Good Luck Peewees!

Hockey New Brunswick partners with Summit Dodge and Fredericton Nissan

Media Release
October 4, 2019

Hockey New Brunswick has announced a new partnership with Summit Dodge and Fredericton Nissan.

The partnership includes a 2019 Nissan Sentra being the grand prize for the Hockey New Brunswick Annual Fundraiser, as well as Summit Dodge providing Hockey New Brunswick with their company vehicle, a 2019 Dodge Caravan.

The Hockey New Brunswick fundraiser 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 players to offset their registration costs.  All minor hockey players are provided with 10 fundraiser tickets, which are sold for $3.00.each.  The deadline to submit fundraiser tickets for the 2019-2020 season is January 20th, 2020 and the grand prize, a 2019 Nissan Sentra will be presented at the UNB Men’s hockey game on Saturday January 25th, 2020.

“Hockey New Brunswick is proud to be partnering with Summit Dodge and Fredericton Nissan.  Both dealerships have been great community partners for a number of years, which has been evident through their work with sports organizations and community groups; one of which being the Dodge Caravan Kids program which provides up to $500 in funding and access to exclusive hockey benefits to Novice and Atom level hockey teams across Canada”, says Todd Pye, President of Hockey New Brunswick.

“Fredericton Nissan is proud to partner with such an influential organization in our community and surrounding areas. Fredericton Nissan has been a pillar in supporting youth programming in Fredericton and in our province for many years. Our commitment to providing essential influence to the development and success of programs such as Hockey New Brunswick is unmatched”. Said Geoff Daugharty, General Manager of Fredericton Nissan.  Some examples include: Fredericton District Soccer Association, Youth tennis programming at Abony Tennis Centre, Loyalists Youth Rugby Program, Junior Achievement NB, Student Hunger Program in area schools, Lady Gladiators Football program as well as many other community organizations.  “We look forward to partnering with Hockey NB to enhance the experience of youth within our communities”.

For more information, please contact:

Nic Jansen
Hockey New Brunswick, Executive Director
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