Bandits begin road to nationals

One month into the 2018-19 season, and the Brooks Bandits are back in familiar territory – atop the Alberta Junior Hockey League standings. The Bandits, who will welcome the nation as hosts of Canada’s National Junior A Championship next spring, have run off 11 consecutive wins after a season-opening setback, and this week ascended to […]

TELUS Cup returns to Quebec in 2020

SAINT-HYACINTHE, Que. – The Gaulois de Saint-Hyacinthe will hit the ice for the 2019-20 season with a guaranteed shot at becoming national Midget champions, having been selected to host the 2020 TELUS Cup when it makes its return to the province of Quebec for the first time since Rivière-du-Loup hosted in 2015. This won’t be […]

Team Canada named for 4 Nations Cup in Saskatoon

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada unveiled the 23 players (three goaltenders, seven defencemen and 13 forwards) who will be who are aiming to capture Canada’s first 4 Nations Cup gold medal in four years when the event hits Canadian ice Nov. 6-10 in Saskatoon, Sask. The roster was chosen from the 59 players invited to […]

Drill of the Month: October 2018

PUCK CONTROL – HALF-ICE LANES Setup and execution: Four lanes are created with the set-up of pylons and sticks. Maximize repetitions and use progressions that players will use to create deception, quick hands and puck control skills. Coaches are encouraged to be creative with this template. Key teaching points: Explosive starts and quick stops Heads […]

WJC Playmakers: Bart Given

Leading in to the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship the host committee has formed the Playmakers group, bringing together business leaders from across B.C. to serve as event ambassadors and strategic advisors, as well as serving as a connection to local partners and businesses in Vancouver and Victoria. The Playmakers will help share the message […]

From the WJAC to the NHL

The puck dropped Wednesday night to kick off the 2018-19 National Hockey League season, and it did so with 70 alumni of the World Junior A Challenge earning spots on rosters across the league. The United States led the way with 19 alumni in the NHL, followed by Russia (12), Canada West (12), Canada East […]

Going across the province

Thirty-nine communities across British Columbia will get to be part of the excitement of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship thanks to B.C. Hockey and the Road to the World Juniors tour. Between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, the provincial member is delivering fun, educational presentations at elementary schools and friendship centres. The presentations include […]

The Canadian Tire First Shift expands into para hockey

CALGARY, Alta. – Following five years of success with the Canadian Tire First Shift program, Canadian Tire, Bauer, and Hockey Canada are expanding the introductory hockey program in a new direction by including para hockey options in select locations in Quebec. Designed to help introduce the game to Canadian kids with disabilities, the para hockey […]