Coach of the Month for December

Hockey New Brunswick is happy to announce that Patrick Hache of the Péninsule Acadienne Minor Hockey Association has been selected as the Coach of the Month for December.

Patrick has two young children at the U9 level in Tracadie and is a coach for the Tracadie U9 Aigles team. Patrick stepped into a coaching role this season to help pass his love for the game to his children, but also other young children within his community.

“Patrick is respected by everyone young and old” said one volunteer. “He is very patient with his skaters and always comes up with ingenious ways to work on the fundamental skills of hockey, keeping everyone active and always making sure that everyone on the ice has fun!”

“Patrick is an inspiring role model within his association and always encourages the young people in his community. He treats everyone the same, no matter what skill level” said a community member. “When he is not coaching hockey, you can find him swimming, running and cycling.”

Patrick will receive a Bauer coaching bag, a year subscription to the Hockey Canada Network App and HNB apparel. To nominate someone in your community for the Coach of the Month, click here:

HNB is now accepting applications for the 2022 High Performance Program Staff

Fredericton, NB- Hockey New Brunswick is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2022 High Performance Program and 2023 Canada Winter Games 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)


Equipment Manger

Goalie Coach

Team Lead

Follow the link to fill out an application:

Staff Application

For additional information please view the information sheet or contact Brogan Bailey at Hockey New Brunswick.

Applications are due by February 7th, 2022

Brogan Bailey
Hockey New Brunswick
(506) 478-4117
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Atlantic Challenge Cup Cancelled

December 14, 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic and new COVID-19 restrictions in the Maritimes, Hockey New Brunswick, Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador, Hockey Nova Scotia, and Hockey Prince Edward Island have made the difficult decision to cancel the Atlantic Challenge Cup.

The tournament, which features hundreds of the top male and female hockey players from across Atlantic Canada, was scheduled to be played from Jan. 2-5, 2022 at the Superior Propane Centre in Moncton, NB. However, on Monday, the province of New Brunswick announced new restrictions to organized sport prohibiting games and tournaments for all participants 12 and over, forcing the Atlantic branches to cancel the event.

The province of Nova Scotia also announced yesterday that effective on Friday, Dec. 17, tournaments will not be permitted in the province.

While the Atlantic Challenge Cup organizing committee is disappointed that players in our region will not be able to face off at this best-on-best tournament next month, we are grateful for the continued support of the participants, coaches, officials, and our local partners in the Moncton area. 

We look forward to working together to plan for a safe and exciting Atlantic Challenge Cup in October 2022.

For more information, please contact Hockey New Brunswick executive director Nic Jansen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Todd Pye        
Hockey New Brunswick                     

Arnold Kelly
Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador

Arnie Farrell
Hockey Nova Scotia

Al MacIsaac
Hockey Prince Edward Island

COVID 19 update

As of tomorrow (December 13th at 11:59pm) organized sport and recreation will be restricted as follows:

  • All sport and recreation activities for youth under the age of 12 are suspended until further notice (not just school sports);
  • All other sport and recreation activities for those over the age of 12 are limited to physically distanced practices and/or skills and drills within a single team. 
    • No games or competitions allowed including any events that were pre-scheduled. 
    • COVID-19 operational plans are required and must address physical distancing and sanitization requirements.
    • Travel in and out of public health regions not permitted for sport and recreation except for a 12 & over participant who is on a regular season team/group from a border community (not for regional/provincials or sessional skills camps)  

The Sport and Recreation Branch
Dept. of Tourism, Heritage and Culture (THC)