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HOCKEY CANADA PUTS AGE-APPROPRIATE PROGRAMMING AT FOREFRONT FOR 2017-18 SEASON

March 27, 2017
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New policy mandates cross-ice and half-ice hockey for Initiation-aged players
 
CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada wants all of Canada on the same page when it comes to the delivery of its Initiation Program – traditionally a player’s first brush with organized hockey at the ages of five and six.
 
Although the Initiation Program – originally developed more than 35 years ago – always recommended cross-ice or half-ice small-area games, its delivery has varied from community to community. Beginning in the upcoming 2017-18 season, a new Hockey Canada policy now mandates that Initiation-aged players receive age-appropriate programming on cross-ice or half-ice surfaces.

Read more: HOCKEY CANADA PUTS AGE-APPROPRIATE PROGRAMMING AT FOREFRONT FOR 2017-18 SEASON

Major Midget AAA Atlantic Championship

March 27, 2017

 The best Atlantic Canadian Major Midget AAA Hockey Teams to Square off this weekend for the 2017 Atlantic Championship.

Miramichi, NB – With the Provincial Championships complete in the Atlantic Provinces the Major Midget AAA Atlantic Championship is set to take place this Thursday March 30th – April 2nd at the Miramichi Civic Centre in Miramichi, NB.

The event will host the top Major Midget teams from Atlantic Canada as they compete for the chance to hoist an Atlantic Championship as well as a birth in the Telus Cup, which is the National Midget AAA Championship being held in Prince George, BC.

Read more: Major Midget AAA Atlantic Championship

2017 HNB Provincial Winners

PDFHNB Provincial Winners 2017 (PDF - 194 KB)

Peewee AAA - EDZA East Riverview Blues
Peewee AA - Kent Sud Flames<
Peewee A - Jr. Cats Grand Sault
Peewee B - Oromocto Eagles
Peewee C - Kent Sud Flames
Major Bantam AAA -EDZA West Fredericton Blues
Bantam AAA - EDZA South Saint John Sea Dogs
Bantam AA - Lewisville Lightning
Bantam A -  Edmundston Prédateurs
Bantam B - York North Coyotes
Bantam C - Boiestown/Doaktown Hitmen
Major Midget AAA - EDZA East Moncton Flyers
Midget AA -  TBD
Midget A -  TBD
Midget B -  TBD
Midget C -  Kennebecasis Valley Spartans

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Peewee A - Kennebecasis Valley Vipers
Peewee C - Carleton Mighty Chicks
Bantam AAA - EDZA North Northern Panthers
Bantam C -  Kennebecasis Valley Kobras
Midget AAA - EDZA East Moncton Ricoh Rockets
Midget C -  South East Female/Dieppe Panthers

 Congratulations to all the winning teams!

FYHA Kent Kanucks – Regional Chevrolet Good Deeds Winner

For the Chevrolet Good Deed Cup, the FYHA Kent Kanucks players decided it would be nice to spend an evening teaching newcomers to Canada how to skate and stickhandle. They reached out to the Multicultural Association of Fredericton, who reached out to new immigrants, and together they found a time that worked for everybody.
 
They were able to connect with the Brendon Oreto Foundation, who graciously lent them skates for the newcomers to use, while Hockey New Brunswick allowed them to borrow helmets to keep everyone safe. The team purchased sticks and pucks for every child who joined them on the ice to use and take home.

Read more: FYHA Kent Kanucks – Regional Chevrolet Good Deeds Winner

PROVINCIAL HOCKEY TITLES ON THE LINE

PRESS RELEASE
March 21 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FREDERICTON – March 24-26 should prove to be a busy time for minor hockey in New Brunswick with teams vying for provincial championship titles in 13 categories, including female divisions.

These championships will be held in various locations throughout the province (Midget Central league championship will be held in Oromocto March 30-April 2nd.)

Read more: PROVINCIAL HOCKEY TITLES ON THE LINE

NCAA player has her eyes on the prize

   Marie Jo         It didn’t take much convincing to get Marie-Jo Pelletier in a pair of skates for the first time.

            The 19-year-old University of New Hampshire women’s hockey team captain was just two when she got on the family’s backyard rink for the first time. Since then, she hasn’t stopped.

            “I have two older brothers and as a kid I always wanted to follow in their footsteps. They were really into hockey, so here I am,” Pelletier laughed.

Read more: NCAA player has her eyes on the prize

2017 HPP and 2019 CWG staffs

For Immediate Release
March 2, 2017
 
HNB ANNOUNCES CANADA WINTER GAMES AND 2017 HIGH PERFORMANCE STAFFS
 
Hockey New Brunswick is pleased to announce the coaching staff’s for the 2019 Canada Winter Games and the 2017 High Performance Program.

Read more: 2017 HPP and 2019 CWG staffs

Jake Allen Launches Fantasy Goalie Camp

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24th, 2017
 
Jake Allen Launches Fantasy Goalie Camp
 
FREDERICTON – St. Louis Blues goaltender and Fredericton native Jake Allen is pleased to announce the launch of the Jake Allen Fantasy Goalie Camp for bantam goaltenders in New Brunswick through his non-profit, Program 34. Thirty goalies from across New Brunswick will be selected to attend the free-of-charge camp in Fredericton on July 9 and 10, 2017. Participants will attend elite on-ice and off-ice sessions designed to improve skills, consistency, and confidence in New Brunswick’s young goaltenders.

Read more: Jake Allen Launches Fantasy Goalie Camp

HNB Female Skills Development Camps Coming to Quispamsis, Moncton, Grand Bay-Westfield, & Woodstock

For immediate release
February 1st, 2017
 
Hockey New Brunswick Female Skills Development Camps Coming to Quispamsis, Moncton, Grand Bay-Westfield, & Woodstock
 
Hockey New Brunswick will be offering female hockey players an opportunity to take part in a Hockey New Brunswick Skills Development Camp being held in Quispamsis (March 7), Moncton (March 8), Grand Bay-Westfield (March 9), & Woodstock (March 10).

Read more: HNB Female Skills Development Camps Coming to Quispamsis, Moncton, Grand Bay-Westfield, & Woodstock

Homegrown hockey player shines on the international stage

With 20,000 fans cheering you on, it’s hard not to get overwhelmed. Dieppe native Philippe Myers, fresh off the ice from the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championship, still gets goosebumps thinking about playing for Team Canada at one of the biggest international hockey events of the year.

The 19-year-old defenseman just can’t believe it.

            “I will never forget this experience. You’re playing against the best players in the world. It’s incredible.

“When you’re up against the best hockey players, you realize you can do this and you are good. I realized I can compete against the best players and I’ll take that confidence and bring it back to the juniors. Hopefully it will pay off.”

Read more: Homegrown hockey player shines on the international stage

HNB Major Midget Franchise Application

Hockey New Brunswick will be accepting bids for the four Major Midget programs that play in the NB-PEI Major Midget League.  Below are the bid guidelines, which outline the application process.
 
The deadline to submit a bid is April 14th.

pdfApplication guidelines

Registration open for Male U13 Camp

For Immediate Release

Januray 26, 2017

Male Under 13 Spring Camp Now Available for Registration!

Hockey NB is excited to announce that registration is now open for the Male Under 13 Program. This program will run as an introduction to the High Performance Program and is open to any male player currently rostered on a Peewee AAA team in New Brunswick. (2005 born)

The camp will consist of 4 Ice sessions. There will be one Skills practice, one position specific practice, one inter-squad game, and Hockey New Brunswick Staff will be there to put the players through an on-ice skills combine. There will also be off-ice presentations on fitness, nutrition, as well as what to expect in the Male U14 High Performance Program. The camp will take place in Quispamsis, NB (Q-Plex) on May 13th & 14th.

Read more: Registration open for Male U13 Camp

HNB Fundraiser winners

Hockey New Brunswick
Media Release
For Immediate Release
January 20, 2017

28th Annual Hockey New Brunswick Fundraiser

Hockey New Brunswick is a non-profit organization responsible for governing amateur hockey in the province. There are over 25,000 New Brunswick residents involved in hockey as players, coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers.

2016-2017 marks the 28th Annual HNB fundraising campaign. This campaign is a provincial fundraising program aimed toward keeping the cost of participation in amateur hockey to a minimum, while providing an opportunity for minor hockey associations, teams, and athletes to raise money for their groups.

Read more: HNB Fundraiser winners

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