Congratulations to the Moncton Rockets who won the Female Bantam AAA Atlantic Championship this weekend in Clarenville, NL. The Rockets won the Gold Medal game with a 1-0 overtime win over the Fundy Highland Subway Selects.
April 7th, 2019
Bathurst, NB – The 2019 Female Midget AAA Atlantic Championship wrapped up today in Bathurst, NB with the Station Fire Six winning a hard-fought battle against the Northern Lightning by a score of 5-2.
In the Bronze Medal Game, the Prince Edward Island Representative Western Wind defeated the Newfoundland representative, Eastern Ice Breakers by a score of 3-1.
Also, taking place Saturday night was the Midget Female AAA Atlantic Championship Awards Banquet. The teams were fortunate to have former Team Canada player Charline Labonté on hand to talk to them about her hockey experiences and had great advice for all the players and coaches. The award winners were as follows:
- ·Most Valuable Player –Ellen Laurence - Station Six Fire
- ·Top Forward –Mireille Martin - Northern Lightning
- ·Top Defence –Allie Barter - Station Six Fire
- ·Top Goaltender –Ameilia Awad - Station Six Fire
- ·Top Scorer –Erica Plourde - Northern Lightning
The 2019 Midget Female AAA Atlantics were a great success with great hockey put on by all the teams representing their respective provinces. The host committee and the Northern Lightning would like to thank all the sponsors and teams for a great weekend of hockey.
For further details on the tournament please visit the official website at
April 5, 2019
HOCKEY CANADA ANNOUNCES TRAINING CAMP ROSTER FOR 2019 IIHF U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Players to practice in Kisakallio, Finland before departing for Sweden
CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team will begin to assemble in Kisakallio, Finland next week before flying to Sweden for two pre-tournament games ahead of the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship.
Twenty-three players will gather in Finland for training camp prior to U18 worlds, scheduled for April 18-28 in Örnsköldsvik and Umeå, Sweden.
The roster, consisting of three goaltenders, seven defencemen and 13 forwards, includes:
Eight players who won a gold medal with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (Cozens, Gauthier, Krebs, Korczak, Rees, Schneider, Suzuki and Vukojevic)
14 players who competed at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (Cozens, Gauthier, Harley, Krebs, Korczak, Légaré, Lemieux, Newhook, Rees, Schneider, Suzuki, Tracey, Vukojevic and Washkurak)
Eight under-age players who have been invited to take part in order to gain international experience (Bourque, Cormier, Drysdale, Foudy, Garand, Hunt, Lapierre and Perreault)
“The initial list of players for the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship features a combination of skill and experience, with 21 of the 23 athletes having played internationally over the last two seasons,” said Brad McEwen, head scout for Hockey Canada. “Our players and staff are excited for the opportunity to represent Canada on the world stage, and we look forward to working towards our goal of bringing home a gold medal in Sweden.”
Over the next week, Hockey Canada and team staff will continue to monitor the Canadian Hockey League playoffs and can invite additional players to training camp before a final roster is named ahead of the tournament.
Players will gather in Kisakallio from April 8-12 for five days of practice before heading to Sweden for two pre-tournament games – April 14 versus Belarus in Umeå and April 15 versus Russia in Örnsköldsvik.
Canada will look to claim gold for the first time since 2013 when it kicks off its tournament schedule against Finland on Thursday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT. Canada will also match up against Switzerland, Belarus and the Czech Republic in the preliminary round before the tournament wraps up with the bronze and gold medal games on Sunday, April 28.
TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, will broadcast 15 games, including all of Team Canada’s match-ups at the IIHF U18 World Championship, all quarter-finals, both semifinals and the bronze and gold medal games.
Canada has won seven medals at the IIHF U18 World Championship, including three gold (2003, 2008, 2013), one silver (2005) and three bronze (2012, 2014, 2015).
For more information on Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Twitter.com/HC_Men.
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Woodstock, NB- The 2019 Maritime Hockey North Junior C Championship wrapped up on Sunday in Woodstock, NB with the Tri-County Rivercats holding off the host Western Valley Panthers for a 2-1 overtime win.
To book their ticket in the Junior C Championship the Rivercats beat the Tignish Aces (Hockey PEI) 7-1 and the Western Valley Panthers handed the Kivalliq Canucks (Hockey North) a 5-1 loss.
Also taking place before semi-final action was the Maritime Hockey North Junior Championship Banquet. The teams were fortunate enough to have former NHLer and current Head Coach of the Grand Falls Rapids of the Major Junior Hockey League, Sandy McCarthy as a guest speaker to touch on his Junior C experience and the role it played in his hockey career. The award winners were as follows:
Tournament All Star Team
- Josh Simpson (Goaltender), Tri-County Rivercats (Hockey New Brunswick)
- Andrew Pearce (Defence), Kivalliq Canucks (Hockey North)
- Dominik Reid (Defence), Tri-County Rivercats (Hockey New Brunswick)
- Will Hall (Forward), Tri County Rivercats (Hockey New Brunswick)
- Logan Spittle (Forward), Western Valley Panthers (Hockey New Brunswick)
- Paddy Thompson (Forward), Tri-County Rivercats (Hockey New Brunswick)
Top Scorer: Paddy Thompson (Forward), Tri County Rivercats (Hockey New Brunswick)
Most Sportsmanlike: Ryan McGregor (Forward), Spryfield Attack (Hockey Nova Scotia)
Tournament MVP: Connor Faulkner (Goaltender), Kivalliq Canucks (Hockey North)
The 2019 Maritime Hockey North Junior Championships were a great success with exciting hockey put on by all representing teams and provinces. The host committee and Western Valley Panthers would like to thank all of the sponsors and teams for a fantastic weekend of hockey.
Renee Champagne and Lori Graham (River Valley Saint John Female Hockey Association) chosen as Hockey New Brunswick Coaches of the Month for March.
Hockey New Brunswick is happy to announce that Renee Champagne and Lori Graham of the River Valley Saint John Pee Wee A Dynamite have been selected as the Coaches of the Month for March.
“This year our league created a Pee Wee A team for the first time in years. As a result, some of the girls were disappointed not to be skating with their friends. When Renee and Lori came to practice, the girls immediately connected with their female mentors, and the smiles returned to the arena.”
“Renee and Lori implemented a face painting routine before every game, although some girls were reluctant, it wasn’t long before you could see the green stripes on their cheeks, just beaming with team pride. Lori and Renee stand outside of the dressing room after every game, congratulating the girls on their game and the strengths that they demonstrated. They are also always the last ones to leave the arena!”
One parent stated, “Back in December, the Dynamite decided to surprise the coaches at one of their league games and wearing their team jerseys to show support for their favourite coaches. The Dynamite just wanted to return the support that Renee and Lori give each week”.
“Renee and Lori are inspired by their own love of the game and have made a difference in the lives of these young female hockey players. We hope to have them around for years to come!”
Renee and Lori will receive a Bauer coaching bag, a year subscription to the Hockey Canada Network App and HNB Apparel. To nominate someone in your community for Coach of the Month, please click here.