November 18, 2019


Changes to simplify the minor hockey system to go into effect next season

CALGARY, Alta. – At its Winter Congress this weekend in Montreal, the Hockey Canada membership approved a regulation change proposed by the board of directors to revise the naming of the age divisions used in minor hockey across Canada.

Following the recommendations of a task team, the age divisions will become U7, U9, U11 through to U21, impacting all minor and female hockey programs under the Hockey Canada umbrella. The change was initiated by Hockey Canada and its 13 provincial and territorial members and will be implemented nationally with their input and support for the 2020-21 season.

YEAR OF BIRTH            AGE ON DEC. 31           AGE DIVISION

2014 and before           6 and under                  Under-7 (U7)

2012-2013                    7-8                                Under-9 (U9)

2010-2011                    9-10                              Under-11 (U11)

2008-2009                    11-12                            Under-13 (U13)

2006-2007                    13-14                            Under-15 (U15)

2003-2004-2005           15-16-17                      Under-18 (U18)

2000-2001-2002           18-19-20                      Under-21 (U21)

“We believe everyone should feel welcome in the game and in our on-going effort to make hockey more inclusive, the Members at the Hockey Canada Annual Meeting determined that the names of our age Divisions will change,” said Michael Brind’Amour, chair of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors. “Following a comprehensive review, we believe this change will simplify the system for families who may be new to the game. The new age Division names will be implemented for next season.”

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Stanley Minor Hockey awarded Top Association for Development Weekend

For Immediate Release
November 13, 2019

Hockey New Brunswick would like to recognize Stanley Minor Hockey for running the top Development Weekend.

Activities that they included were:

  • Skills Clinics
  • Skating Clinics
  • Goalie Clinics
  • Fun Drills & Games Session
  • Shooting and Scoring Clinics
  • Off-Ice training sessions
  • Half-ice Practice Planning
  • Female Skills Sessions
  • Officials Clinic
  • Concussion Information Session
  • Team Manager Training

The association will now receive a Hockey New Brunswick prize package, which includes HNB apparel, as well as Development Resources.

More Information on Development Weekend

The premise behind the HNB Development Weekend is to allow Minor Hockey Associations to focus solely, within a short period of time, on providing development opportunities to all of their members. No minor hockey games may be scheduled during the Development Weekend with the exception of “AAA” leagues. This will give the opportunity for all involved to conduct several activities aimed at improving the member, be it the player, coach, official, administrator, trainer or parent.

For More Information, please contact:

Mike Gillingham
Hockey New Brunswick
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Canada vs USA Rivalry Series

Save on tickets when you go with a group of 10 or more!

Canada’s National Women’s Team will face off against the United States in the return of the Rivalry Series! The series comes to Canadian ice for three games – Dec. 17 in Moncton, N.B., Feb. 3 in Victoria, B.C., and Feb. 5 in Vancouver, B.C. Check out the best the women’s game has to offer, with proceeds from all ticket sales supporting women’s hockey across the country.

To purchase group tickets,CLICK HERE, call 506-962-4545 ext. 9011 orvisit the Avenir Centre Box Office.

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For any questions or inquiries, you can reach Hockey Canada by phone at 1-844-977-3629 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2020 Global Girls Game – Information Package


Hockey New Brunswick hosting annual Development Weekend

For immediate Release

Fredericton, NB - November 2nd and 3rd will be Hockey New Brunswick’s annual Development Weekend. All Minor hockey associations across New Brunswick will put their organized games on hold, and offer other development opportunities to players, coaches, managers, trainers, and parents. The purpose of Development Weekend is to offer personal development opportunities to all members of minor hockey associations.

Development Activities taking place this weekend include:

  • • Skills Camps
  • • Position specific camps
  • • Power skating clinics
  • • Small area games clinics
  • • Skills testing
  • • Checking clinics
  • • Officiating clinics
  • • Coaching clinics
  • • Speak-Out! clinics
  • • Safety clinics
  • • Parent Sessions
  • • LTPD Presentations
  • • Fitness, Nutrition or Mental Prep Presentations

For more information you can contact:

Mike Gillingham                                                                                                                                  

Technical Director


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The Team Atlantic Female Under-18 team has announced their roster.

The team will compete for a National Championship in Winkler/Morden, MB from November 5th to November 9th.  (Roster attached).

“The Coaching Staff is really excited to work with this exceptional group of athletes. It is an honor to have the opportunity to compete for a National Championship with this group. This is the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in our journey to Gold! TEAM ABOVE ALL” Team Atlantic, Head Coach, Geneviève David.11.03.19 Exhibition Game vs Quebec
11.05.19 Preliminary Game vs Ontario Red
11.06.19 Preliminary Game vs Saskatchewan
11.07.19 Preliminary Game vs Alberta
11.08.19 Playoff Round
11.09.19 Medal Round

click here for roster