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


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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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Major Bantam Atlantic Championship Awarded to Quispamsis

Media Release
September 27, 2019
 
Quispamsis, NB – Hockey New Brunswick has announced that the town of Quispamsis will host the 2020 Major Bantam Atlantic Championship next spring, the host team will be the KV Kings.

The event will be hosted at the state of the art qplex in Quispamsis from April 2nd-5th, 2020.

The championship will crown the top Major Bantam teams in Atlantic Canada. Teams will include the provincial Champions from Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and the host KV Kings.
 
Quispamsis last hosted the event in 2011, which was the first event hosted at the qplex.  Since then, the qplex and town of Quispamsis have been hosts to the 2016 Telus Cup, Hockey Canada’s National Midget Championship and the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
 
“We are excited to be returning to Quispamsis – the community support they have shown in past events has been outstanding.  We’re confident that the local organizing committee will once again provide the participating teams with a first class and memorable event”, said Todd Pye, President of Hockey New Brunswick.


“The KV Kings are honoured to be selected as hosts for this prestigious event.  Our committee would like to thank the town of Quispamsis, EDZA South and Hockey New Brunswick for their support”, said Tim Ryan, Host Committee Chair.
 
“Quispamsis is thrilled to be hosting the Major Bantam Atlantic Championship in April,” said Mayor Gary Clark. “We have proven we can roll out the red carpet for significant hockey tournaments. We look forward to cheering on our KV Kings as they skate for the title on home ice.”
 
Event alumni include Sidney Crosby, Nathan MacKinnon and Jake Allen.

For more information contact:
 
Mike Gillingham
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Highlights of the upcoming season include transition to Novice half-ice games

September 12, 2019

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HOCKEY CANADA GEARS UP FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Highlights of the upcoming season include transition to Novice half-ice games

CALGARY, Alta. – The beginning of a new season is here as kids, parents, officials and volunteers head back to the rink for the 2019-20 hockey season.  Hockey Canada is looking forward to the upcoming season with many opportunities for new and returning players.  

With athletes of all ages hitting the ice over the next few weeks, there are several exciting opportunities for skaters, parents and officials alike. This includes programs for age groups ranging from Timbits Initiation to adult rec programs, and development opportunities for coaches and officials.

“Starting a fresh hockey season is always exciting, no matter what capacity you’re experiencing it in,” said Tom Renney, chief executive officer of Hockey Canada. “From experience, having a new season to focus on is wonderful, whether it be as a player, a coach or a parent. There are so many opportunities out there where we can come together and share the love for the sport.”

Through the season Hockey Canada provides players, parents and coaches with tools to help improve and elevate their game, starting with tips for evaluations, resources like Tom’s Talks, the Hockey Canada Network, and Hockey Canada Skills Academies across the country. These resources are created with the athletes’ best interest in mind and makes it easier on coaches and parents to help create an atmosphere of fun and learning for athletes of all ages.

Novice hockey moves to half-ice

With the new season, minor hockey associations across the country are embracing the move to half-ice hockey in their Novice programs. When the change was introduced in 2018, many regions embraced it for the 2018-19 season, and experienced first-hand how it helps the development of novice-aged players.

“We’re tremendously excited to see players across the country experience the benefits of half-ice novice hockey,” said Renney. “The focus is about making hockey more for these kids. They get more puck touches, more scoring chances, and ultimately, they have more fun.”

The program, which is now mandatory across Canada, offers Novice-aged kids a better chance at development, while increasing the fun they have while on-ice. Half-ice hockey has proven to provide kids more puck-touches, more passing and better development in tight spaces.

For more information on Hockey Canada, or Hockey Canada’s programs, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, and for more information on half-ice hockey, visit HockeyCanada.ca/Novice.

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Hockey Canada               

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Jake Allen’s Program 34 donates $15,000 to Hockey New Brunswick

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SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

Jake Allen’s Program 34 donates $15,000 to Hockey New Brunswick

St. Louis Blues goaltender and Frederictonian Jake Allen has donated $15,000 to Hockey New Brunswick through his charity, Program 34.

Allen, who won the Stanley Cup with the Blues in June, presented HNB President Todd Pye with a cheque on Aug. 30.

“Hockey New Brunswick oversees the sport in the whole province. They’re the pros who know what’s going on in the hockey community,” says Allen. “They know what will benefit players and programs and will make sure it’s done right.”

“HNB is pleased and humbled to receive this generous donation from Jake’s Program 34,” says Pye. “This funding will be used to help under-privileged children access hockey programs in New Brunswick. We are very grateful for Jake’s continued support.”

Program 34 provides funding to non-profits based in New Brunswick. In the past four years, the group has raised more than $300,000 through cash donations and in-kind support.

Allen spent many of his formative hockey years within the organization and says providing support to hockey programs has always been a priority.

“My hope is that this funding will allow more kids to play hockey. It may even result in more New Brunswick players in the NHL,” says Allen.

He says he’s in a position to be able to give back and it’s important to him to show his love for New Brunswick.

“I’m fortunate to be where I am, so I have an opportunity to do these things and spread the wealth. I really love where we’re from and it’s a no-brainer to raise money for organizations in New Brunswick.”

The annual Jake Allen Classic golf tournament has been a major fundraiser for Program 34. The fifth iteration will take place in 2020 and Allen has his eyes on breaking the $300,000 barrier strictly in cash donations. 

“We want everyone to come out and help us raise as much as possible for non-profits in New Brunswick,” he says. “It’s a high-end event and everyone who attends is coming for the right reasons – to give back to our communities.”

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Nic Jansen

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