Marlene Boissonnault (Dundee, NB) to attend National Women’s Team Goaltending Camp

June 3, 2019


26 male and 20 female netminders competing for invites to national team summer camps

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence and National Women’s Program are preparing for the 2019-20 season with a pair of four-day goaltending camps at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

The camps bring together the top goaltending talent and elite-level instructors from across the country. They serve as the initial evaluation stage for summer development and selections camps for Canada’s national teams.

The Program of Excellence goaltending camp, set for June 5-8, will welcome 26 male goaltenders, including 10 at the under-20 levelfour at the under-18 level and 12 in the under-17 category.

“The Program of Excellence goaltending camp is another great opportunity to work with the top young goaltenders in the country, and a very important part of the development process for these athletes,” said Shawn Bullock, director of men’s national teams for Hockey Canada. “This four-day camp will provide goalies at all levels of our program the benefit of working with and learning from some of the top instructors in Canada in preparation for the upcoming season.”

On the National Women’s Program side, 20 goaltenders will gather in Calgary from June 6-9 for four days of practices. Eleven goaltenders will participate in the National Women’s Team and National Women’s Development Team camp, joined by nine in the under-18 category.

“We are excited to welcome 20 of the top goaltenders in the country, and to continue to develop the strong talent pool of goalies in Canada,” said Gina Kingsbury, director of women’s national teams for Hockey Canada. “Having all our athletes from the under-18 level to the national team work with the same group of elite coaches provides consistency to our program and allows for development at all ages of the National Women’s Program.” 

All on-ice sessions are open to the public and media.

For more information on Hockey Canada, the Program of Excellence and National Women’s Program, please visit or follow through social media on Facebook and Twitter

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Gerald Bannister (Moncton, NB), recipient of Hockey Canada Order of Merit, Atlantic

Since joining the Moncton Minor Hockey Association Board of Directors in 1995, Gerald Bannister has been a strong, steady influence on amateur hockey in New Brunswick, championing each new generation as a players-first administrator.

Gerald joined Minor Hockey Council with Hockey New Brunswick as a district director in 2002, a position he still holds today. One reason Gerald makes such a difference is the long-term commitment he makes to each council or governing group he sits on. In 2009, he began a six-year term as vice-president of Minor Hockey Council. Two years later he became the Minor Council representative for the Elite Hockey Commission, a role he held until 2016. For the past five seasons, Gerald has been an executive member of the NB/PEI Major Midget Hockey League, first as president and now vice-president.

While those on the East Coast have felt Gerald’s influence for more than two decades, the rest of the country deserves to know the difference he has made to amateur hockey.

June 1, 2019



 OTTAWA, Ont. – Our love for the game of hockey lies in the hearts of countless volunteers from coast-to-coast-to coast, looking to share their passion with all Canadians.

On Friday, Hockey Canada recognized this passion and dedication to the game at the organization’s Spring Congress in the nation’s capital. Congratulations to the nine recipients, and a heartfelt thank you to all volunteers. 

The 2019 Hockey Canada award recipients are: 

ORDER OF MERIT (ATLANTIC) – Gerald Bannister (Moncton, N.B.)

 ORDER OF MERIT (CENTRAL) – Nicolas Minville (Saint-Amable, Que.)

 ORDER OF MERIT (WEST) – Wilf Martin (Saskatoon, Sask.)

 OFFICIATING AWARD – Larry Krause (Chilliwack, B.C.)

 FEMALE BREAKTHROUGH AWARD – Caroline Ouellette (Montreal, Que.)

 GORDON JUCKES AWARD – Gary McFarlane (Hamilton, Ont.)

 OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER AWARD – Larry Gould (Schomberg, Ont.)

 HAL LEWIS AWARD – Esther Madziya (Lethbridge, Alta.) and Sean Raphael (Surrey, B.C.)

 Nominations for all awards were submitted by Hockey Canada’s 13 members, and the winners were chosen by a Hockey Canada selection committee. The success of minor hockey associations in Canada depend heavily on volunteers and Hockey Canada is pleased to recognize the individuals who contribute greatly to the game of hockey across the nation.

For more information on Hockey Canada, please visit, and follow along via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Hockey New Brunswick Annual General Meeting will be held June 7th-9th at the Delta Brunswick Hotel in Saint John

The Hockey NB AGM E-binder and Minor Council Notices of Amendment (voted on by Minor Council on Saturday June 8) can be found by following this link -

We are excited to announce that during the Friday night social at the AGM that we will have the musical entertainment of Kylie Fox for an hour; then from 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm we will be entertained by the Stand-up Comedian, James Mullinger  -

2019 HNB Under 13 weekend

Below are the 2019 HNB Under 13 Male and Under 13 Female rosters and schedules.


Male U13
Female U13


Male U13
Female U13

Shoot out win gives NB Male Under-16 Team Bronze at QMJHL Challenge

Boisbriand, QC – The New Brunswick Male Under-16 team wrapped up tournament play at the QMJHL Challenge in Boisbriand, Quebec today with a 4-3 shootout come from behind win against Nova Scotia.

Down 3-0 entering the third period Team NB clawed back on goals from Alexis Daniel, Josh Nadeau, and Carter McCluskey who tied the game with the goalie pulled with 1:41 remaining in the third.

Overtime was scoreless, sending the game to a shootout. Nicolas Sheehan stopped all 3 shots in the shootout and Josh Nadeau scored on NB’s third shot to lead the team to bronze.

Other games in the tournament included a 3-1 win vs PEI, 4-1 loss to Quebec White, 8-0 loss to Quebec Blue, and a 5-0 win over Newfoundland.

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2019 Hockey Development Festival Rosters

Below are the 2019 Hockey Development Festival Roster...Full details to follow..

U14 Male

U15 Male

U16 Female