Learning his way through life

There might not be a more cosmopolitan coach in the history of Canadian hockey. If there is, George Kingston has few peers. From Atlanta to San Jose in the National Hockey League and from Norway to Mexico internationally, the 79-year-old has coached, tutored, advised and instructed in the game for over a half century. But […]

The humble warriors

Howie Draper and his staff went online to formulate a group identity that would drive Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team to gold at the 2019 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship. Ideally, the team-building notion would connect to Japanese culture, with the northern city of Obihiro hosting the eight-nation competition. They found their answer by uncovering […]

From Victoria to Nur-Sultan

The 7,096 fans that packed the Barys Arena in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan went rapturous over their boys in blue and gold, who captured the country’s first IIHF World Championship Division I, Group A gold medal on home ice in early May. But the celebrity treatment from the synchronized-chant-generating, percussion-drum-banging crowd was not limited to just the […]

A day in the life

The Niagara IceDogs strive to be a positive and active member of the community, not only in St. Catharines, but throughout the Niagara Region, with players visiting schools and talking to students about the importance of education, teamwork and a healthy lifestyle.   This year the Ontario Hockey League team also started a ‘Just Stop […]

Hockey Day in Moose Lake

The Hockey Canada Skills Academy programs at Frontier Collegiate Institute (Cranberry Portage, Man.) and Frontier Mosakahiken School (Moose Lake, Man.) have come together for a few days of skill development, mini games, creating friendships and an appreciation for Canada’s game. The events bring together more than 60 student-athletes of varying abilities and skill levels, from […]

Building skills and passion

What are two things that Minor Midget stand-outs Ethan Del Mastro (Toronto Marlboros), Connor Punnett (North Central Predators) and Tyson Jugnauth (Okanagan Rockets) have in common? Answer No. 1: All three were drafted in the first round by CHL teams this year. The two-way rearguard Del Mastro was selected 12th overall in the OHL draft […]

Alex and the academy

A constant hallmark of the Vancouver Giants’ tremendous 2018-19 Western Hockey League campaign was top-pair blue-liner Alex Kannok Leipert igniting offensive chances with his stellar defensive play. The first Thai-born draft pick in NHL history – he was chosen in the sixth round last summer by the Washington Capitals – routinely outduels foes because of […]

Michael Dyck named head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced that Michael Dyck (Lethbridge, Alta./Vancouver, WHL) will lead Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team as head coach following the departure of Dan Lambert, who has accepted an assistant coach position with the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League. Dyck will coach alongside assistants Mario Duhamel (Saint-Bruno, Que./Ottawa, OHL) and Dennis […]

Empathy and hockey

Isaac Jansen shares the same dream as many young boys and girls growing up in Canada: He wants to play professional hockey. His passion to realize his own goals is admirable, but what is particularly remarkable about the 10-year-old is that he cares deeply about other kids getting the chance to chase the same dream.  […]

46 goalies invited to Program of Excellence and National Women’s Program goaltending camps

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence and National Women’s Program are preparing for the 2019-20 season with a pair of four-day goaltending camps at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.  The camps bring together the top goaltending talent and elite-level instructors from across the country. They serve as […]