Swiss Chalet Most Valuable Teammates

Hockey Canada has partnered with Swiss Chalet to recognize U9 athletes for what they accomplish on and off the ice. The Most Valuable Teammates program celebrates players who work the hardest in practices and games, show their passion and demonstrate leadership in unique ways.

Teams are quick to celebrate what they achieve on the ice, but the Teammates program is about sportsmanship, selflessness and just being a good teammate. It puts a focus on all of the qualities that make hockey such an important piece of who we are as Canadians.

How does the program work?

U9 coaches request a Most Valuable Teammates pack. After practices and/or games, a player is presented with a Most Valuable Teammate certificate and totem, and receives a Swiss Chalet coupon for a free kid’s meal.

At a future practice or game, that player, with support from their coach, then awards the Most Valuable Teammate honour to the next winner, and players are recognized throughout the season.

Hockey New Brunswick Job Posting - Director, High Performance & Events

Hockey New Brunswick is currently recruiting for the following position:

Director, High Performance & Events

Hockey New Brunswick will be accepting resumes for the above position until November 26th.

Read more

Dylan MacKinnon, Bradley Nadeau and Justin Gendron selected to represent Hockey Canada at the Capital City Challenge


Three men’s U17 teams to play Canada’s National Women’s Team in Ottawa

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Friday the 66 players selected to wear the Maple Leaf at the Capital City Challenge, a four-team tournament featuring three men’s under-17 teams and Canada’s National Women’s Team, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Ottawa.

The 66 players will be divided into three teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White – and will compete against Canada’s National Women’s Team as part of its centralization schedule. The rosters for Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White will be unveiled in the coming weeks. 

The under-17 roster was selected by Scott Salmond (Creston, B.C.), senior vice-president of hockey operations, Alan Millar (Tottenham, Ont.), director of player personnel, and Byron Bonora (Brooks, Alta.), head scout for the U17 program. U17 Program of Excellence management group lead Philippe Boucher (Saint-Apollinaire, Que./Drummondville, QMJHL) and manager of hockey operations Benoit Roy (Sudbury, Ont.), as well as regional scouts Pierre Cholette (Quebec), Rob Simpson (Ontario), Darren Sutherland (Atlantic) and Darrell Woodley (Ontario), also provided input with support from Hockey Canada’s 13 Members.

“We are excited to unveil the 66 players that will suit up for our three men’s under-17 teams at the Capital City Challenge and have the unique opportunity to compete against Canada’s National Women’s Team in Ottawa,” said Salmond. “Although this has not been a traditional year for our Program of Excellence and the under-17 group, we are excited to introduce these athletes to an event that replicates short-term, international competition.”


The Capital City Challenge opens on Nov. 26 at TD Place Arena, home of the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League. Canada’s centralization roster will face Team Canada White in the tournament opener at 12 p.m. ET, followed by Team Canada Black taking on Team Canada Red at 7 p.m. ET.

Full-event ticket packages can be purchased for $80 (plus applicable fees) starting Monday, Nov. 8, while single-game tickets will be available starting as low as $5 at

Since 2001, 10 Canadians that have competed with one of Canada’s national men’s under-17 teams have been selected first overall in the NHL Draft (Rick Nash, 2002; Marc-André Fleury, 2003; John Tavares, 2009; Taylor Hall, 2010, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 2011; Nathan MacKinnon, 2013; Aaron Ekblad, 2014; Connor McDavid, 2015; Alexis Lafrenière, 2020; Owen Power, 2021).

For more information on Hockey Canada and the Capital City Challenge, please visit, or follow along via social media on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, and by using #OurGameIsBack.

- 30 -

For more information or to be removed from the media contact list, please contact:

Spencer Sharkey  

Manager, Communications 

Hockey Canada                


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HNB has released version 13 of the Return to Hockey guidelines

Hockey New Brunswick has releasedVersion 13 of the Return to Hockey Guidelines.

The Government of New Brunswick mandatory order has been adjusted, as it relates to vaccines for players who are turning 12.

The previous wording stated:

Everyone born before July 1st, 2009 must show proof of vaccination to participate in organized recreation and sport activities. Children born between July 1st, 2009 and October 31st, 2009 may continue participating and have until October 31st, 2021 to get their second vaccine. All others born November 1st 2009 or later have 60 days after their 12th birthday to be fully vaccinated before requirements to show proof of vaccination.

The revised wording states:

Where a person turns 12 years of age and thus becomes eligible to be vaccinated, that person has 60 days after their 12th birthday to be fully vaccinated before requirements to show proof of vaccination.

The changes have been made under Section 4, Preventative Health Measures – vaccination.

Atlantic Challenge Cup reschedule for January 2022


Moncton, NB – Following the cancellation of the 2021 Atlantic Challenge Cup, Hockey New Brunswick, Hockey Newfoundland & Labrador, Hockey Nova Scotia, and Hockey Prince Edward Island are pleased to announce that the event has been rescheduled for January 2-5, 2022, in Moncton, NB at the Superior Propane Centre.

Since the cancellation of the event, the four Atlantic Provinces, staff at the Superior Propane Centre, and the Delta Beausejour have put in a tremendous amount of work to ensure that all the participants selected to attend this event will have that opportunity in 2022.

“The rescheduling of the Atlantic Challenge Cup was and always has been a priority for the four Atlantic Branches following the cancellation in October. We are thrilled to be able to reschedule this event with our partners in Moncton. We wanted to make every effort to host this event for the players, staff, and officials who were chosen to represent their province, and we are excited to see this happen in 2022,” said Mike Gillingham, event manager with the Atlantic Challenge Cup.

For more information including the revised schedule please visit the Atlantic Challenge Cup website

Safe Sport Policy Manual

Hockey New Brunswick has released a Safe Sport Policy Manual.

Safe Sport provides a framework to ensure that everyone in the sport of hockey is able to enjoy the sport. Players, coaches, officials and volunteers have the right to participate in a safe and inclusive environment that is free of maltreatment including abuse, harassment and discrimination.

The policies are intended to promote a Safe Sport environment in a manner that allows for consistent, immediate, appropriate, and meaningful action should any issues arise, but also to prevent issues from arising in the first place by communicating expected standards of behaviour.

Safe Sport Policy Manual