For Immediate Release
April 9th, 2017
Northern Panthers claim the 2017 Female Bantam AAA Atlantic Championship
Moncton, NB – The 2017 Female Bantam AAA Atlantic Championship wrapped up today in Moncton, NB with the Northern Panthers winning a hard-fought battle against the Western Wind of PEI. The Panthers took a 2-1 lead into the third period and added an empty net goal late to win the game 3-1.
April 5, 2017
The best Atlantic Canadian Female Bantam AAA Hockey Teams to Square off this weekend for the 2017 Atlantic Championship.
Moncton, NB – With the Provincial Championships complete in the Atlantic Provinces the Female Bantam AAA Atlantic Championship is set to take place this Thursday April 6th – April 9th at the Crossman Community Centre in Moncton, NB.
The event will host the top Female Bantam AAA teams from Atlantic Canada as they compete for the chance to hoist an Atlantic Championship.
April 4, 2017
Fredericton, NB – Hockey New Brunswick is proud to announce the players who will make up the 2017 edition of the Male Under 16 team.
Team New Brunswick will be competing in the QMJHL Gatorade Excellence Challenge. The event will take place April 26th-April 30th in Blainville-Boisbriand, Quebec.
New Brunswick will be competing against the provincial teams from Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador, and two teams from Quebec.
March 27, 2017
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.”