Hockey Canada’s National Women’s Development and Under-18 Teams to face United States

CALGARY, Alta. – Following a week-long selection camp, 45 players have been named to Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team for a pair of three-game series against the United States, Aug. 16-19 at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary. As part of the Team Canada Summer Showcase, a total of […]

Tale of the tape: Sweden vs. Canada

After a pair of heart-stopping semifinals, just two teams remain in the hunt for the gold medal at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup – Canada and Sweden will face off Saturday night at Rogers Place for the top prize. It will be the second time in four days the teams meet – Canada pulled out […]

Canada wins gold on home ice at 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup

EDMONTON, Alta. – Canada capped off the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup with a win in front of a sold-out lower bowl on home ice in Edmonton, Saturday, defeating Sweden by a score of 6-2. “Everyone was on the same page. We all worked for the same goal, and that was a gold medal,” said Team […]

Giving his time to the game

You hear it all the time. Hockey tournaments – whether it’s a Novice event at your local rink or a world-class event like the Hlinka Gretzky Cup – rely on volunteers. Without them, those events can’t succeed. From the timekeeper, to the ticket taker, to the in-game announcer and everyone in between, volunteers are critical […]

Canadian black tie

The boys in black are back. Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team debuted the new black Team Canada jersey Monday night, scoring a tournament-opening 10-0 win over Switzerland at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup. Outside of a one-off Livestrong-themed jersey at the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship (and the annual Canada Black entry at the […]

Coaches selected for Team Canada East, Team Canada West at 2018 World Junior A Challenge

BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Canada’s two teams at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge in Bonnyville, Alta., will be led by coaching staffs that can be characterized as a balance of experience and familiarity, with fresh insights. Returning as Team Canada East bench boss is Patrice Bosch (Granby, LHJQ), a past silver- and bronze-medallist who makes […]

Lafrenière, Byram, Cozens to captain Canada at Hlinka Gretzky Cup

RED DEER, Alta. – Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) will wear the captain’s ‘C’ for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team when it hits the ice in Edmonton on Monday in its first preliminary-round game of the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup. In addition to Lafrenière, defenceman Bowen Byram (Cranbrook, B.C./Vancouver, WHL) and forward Dylan Cozens […]

By the numbers: Women’s Summer Showcase

The busy summer for Hockey Canada continues with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team and Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camps on the ice in Calgary. Here’s how it breaks down: 42 players will attend at development team camp beginning Aug. 2 before 42 U18 hopefuls gather three days later. After week-long camps, both teams […]

Canada-Russia rivalry to headline New Year’s Eve match-ups at 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship

VANCOUVER and VICTORIA, B.C. – Canada will face Denmark to open the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship when the red-and-white hits the ice at home in search of a second consecutive gold medal this December. Hockey Canada, on behalf of the IIHF, has unveiled the full tournament schedule for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, […]

Edmonton and Red Deer set to host Hlinka Gretzky Cup

EDMONTON & RED DEER, Alta. – The newly rebranded Hlinka Gretzky Cup, presented by RAM, is set to make its debut in Canada this weekend, as Edmonton and Red Deer will welcome the best under-18 players from eight of the world’s top hockey nations. From Aug. 6-11, the teams – Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, […]