Officiating is the perfect way to see the game we love from a new perspective.

The start of hockey is exciting for players, volunteers and coaches, but another group is gearing up for the season, and without them, our games wouldn’t be possible. Now is the perfect chance if you’ve ever considered hitting the ice as a referee or linesperson. New adult officials are always welcomed, and young officials can start their officiating journey at age 12.

Officiating is the perfect way to see the game we love from a new perspective.

Certification clinics are happening now, so learn more on www.NBHOA.ca

Hockey New Brunswick to Offer Neurodiverse Hockey Program

 

Hockey New Brunswick will be partnering with the Autism Resource Centre and Special Olympics New Brunswick to offer a neurodiverse hockey program in Dieppe. The program will be free of charge and open to all neurodiverse youth between the ages of 5 to 17 with no previous hockey or skating experience required.

Skates, hockey stick, a helmet with a cage and a neck protector are mandatory. Additional protective equipment is recommended (shin pads, elbow pads, pants, shoulder pads, jock/jill). A Hockey New Brunswick jersey will be provided for each player.

All on ice sessions will be on Saturday’s from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm at the UNIplex in Dieppe. Dates are listed below:

October: 29th

November: 12th, 19th

December: 3rd, 17th

January: 7th, 14th

February: 4th, 18th

March: 4th

Registration Link: https://tinyurl.com/yz4sf5uyRegistration will be limited to 30 participants.

Anyone interested in volunteering to coach in the program, can contact Matt Vautour (contact information provided below).

For more information, please contact:

Matt Vautour
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SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR 2023 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

September 6, 2022
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SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR 2023 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Tournament begins in Moncton, N.B., and Halifax, N.S. on Dec. 26, 2022

MONCTON, N.B. & HALIFAX, N.S. – Hockey Canada and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) have released the schedule for the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship, which is set to take place Dec. 26, 2022-Jan. 5, 2023 in Moncton and Halifax.

Last month, it was announced that Scotiabank Centre in Halifax will host Group A, featuring Canada, Sweden, Czechia, Germany and Austria. Avenir Centre in Moncton will see the United States, Finland, Switzerland, Slovakia and Latvia compete in Group B. 

“The 2023 World Juniors will be an unforgettable celebration of hockey across the Maritimes, and we cannot wait to drop the puck on Boxing Day,” said Dean McIntosh, vice-president of events and properties with Hockey Canada. “From the opening-day matchups to the rivalry games on New Year’s Eve, this year’s schedule is extremely competitive and will showcase the best under-20 hockey players in the world in a return to the tournament’s traditional holiday format.”

After winning a silver medal at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, Finland will open the 2023 event against Switzerland in Moncton at 11 a.m. ET/12 p.m. AT on Dec. 26, the first of 20 preliminary-round games split between the two host cities. 

Canada will begin its defence of its gold medal against Czechia on Boxing Day in Halifax at 6:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. AT, in a rematch of the World Juniors semifinal from last month.

The United States will face Finland on Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. ET/5 p.m. AT in the only preliminary-round matchup between two of the three teams that have won gold at the World Juniors since 2013. 

Canada and Sweden will play each other on New Year’s Eve for the first time since the 2016 tournament, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. AT.

All 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship games will be broadcast on TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada.

“Halifax and Moncton are great hockey cities that are both excited to enthusiastically welcome the ten participating teams this year,” said Mike Savage, mayor of Halifax. “We know that fans and volunteers will eagerly add the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship to their holiday calendars.”

“We are thrilled to proudly welcome the world and create an unforgettable hockey experience on and off the ice in both host cities,” said Dawn Arnold, mayor of Moncton. “One thing is certain: Moncton and Halifax’s strong history of hosting world-class sporting events and maritime hospitality will be at its best.”

Canada will host its selection camp, which includes games against the U SPORTS All-Stars, in Moncton in mid-December. The pre-tournament schedule will be announced in the coming weeks, with communities throughout southern New Brunswick and central Nova Scotia set to host games. 

Nearly 50,000 fans entered the 2023 World Juniors Priority Draw. Should any inventory remain, tickets will go on sale to the public later in September. 

For more information on Hockey Canada, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend

From October 8-9, 2022, the International Ice Hockey Federation will lead the way on the eleventh year of World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend, with dozens of Federations around the world taking part. The goal of this weekend is to have events from coast to coast to coast that recruit, retain and engage female players, coaches, officials and fans – old and new. This event aims to celebrate and grow the women’s game and unite Canadians through grassroots programming led by female hockey associations, minor hockey associations and communities.

From Aug. 24 to Sept. 16, hosts can register their event HERE. Hockey Canada will supply gifts to approved events on a first come, first approved basis.

Hosts can get involved in the weekend in a variety of different ways. Events supported by Hockey Canada must meet at least one of the three main purposes of the event weekend – recruitment, retention or engagement. CLICK HERE to find out more information about the types of events that can be hosted as part of the 2022 World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend Event. 

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TEAM NEW BRUNSWICK ROSTERS ANNOUNCED FOR ATLANTIC CHALLENGE CUP & QMJHL CUP

AUGUST 17, 2022

Fredericton, NB – Hockey New Brunswick is proud to announce the players who will make up the 2022 editions of Team NB.

Team New Brunswick will be competing at various age groups at the Atlantic Challenge Cup (Under 14 and 15 Male, Under 16 and 18 Female) and the QMJHL Cup (Under 16 Male). These events will take place October 7th – 10th, in Moncton and Dieppe respectively.  

New Brunswick will be competing against the provincial teams from Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland and Labrador.

A complete listing of players can be found at the following links:

Team New Brunswick – Under 14 Male

Team New Brunswick – Under 15 Male

Team New Brunswick – Under 16 Male

Team New Brunswick – Under 16 Female

Team New Brunswick – Under 18 Female

Maritime Hockey League Draft 2022

The 2022 MHL Draft concluded on July 16th where 43 players from New Brunswick were selected in this year’s draft. Congratulations!

Round

Selection

Team

Name

2021-2022

Hometown

1

1

Edmundston

Marco Martin

Moncton Flyers

Moncton, NB

1

2

Miramichi

Anthony Gaudet

Northern Moose

Saint-Ignace, NB

1

3

Grand Falls

Reid Calder

Saint John Vito’s

Saint John, NB

1

7

Grand Falls

Jonah Leard

Moncton Flyers

Memramcook, NB

1

8

Edmundston      

Alexandre Pelletier

Saint John Vito’s

Saint John, NB

1

9

Fredericton

Zach Bridgeo

Fredericton Caps

Woodstock, NB

1

10

Grand Falls

Marco LeBlanc

Northern Moose

Sainte-Marie-de-Kent, NB

1

11

Miramichi

Nolan Ryan

Saint John Vito’s

Hampton, NB

2

14

Miramichi

Niko Boudreau

Northern Moose

Shediac, NB

2

19

Fredericton

Ben Cross

Fredericton Caps

Fredericton, NB

2

24

Grand Falls

Dawson Grandy

Mount Academy Saints

Hampton, NB

3

26

Miramichi

Kaden McNeil

RNS Prep School

Renous, NB

3

27

Grand Falls

Ben Aucoin

Notre Dame Hounds

Moncton, NB

3

32

Edmundston

Zachary Robichaud     

Fredericton Caps

Edmundston, NB

3

33

Fredericton

Jaxon Pierce

Stanstead Spartans

Fredericton, NB

3

34

Campbellton

Izach Poirier

Northern Moose

Saint-Quentin, NB

4

41

Edmundston

Colby Train

Saint John Vito’s

Saint John, NB

4

46

Campbellton

Cooper Cormier

Moncton Flyers

Dieppe, NB

4

48

Campbellton

Reed Pettipas

Saint John Knights

Saint John, NB

5

51

Grand Falls

Néka Jean

Mount Academy

Cap Pele, NB

5

56

Edmundston

Nicholas Lavoie

Mount Academy

Edmundston, NB

5

57

Fredericton

Austin Sanchez

Moncton Flyers

Moncton, NB

5

58

Campbellton

Anthony Savoie

Northern Moose

Campbellton, NB

6

63

Grand Falls

Seth Thompson

Saint John Vito’s

St. George, NB

6

65

Valley

Matthew Simms

Saint John Knights

Saint John, NB

6

67

Edmundston

Tommy Hendrickson

Moncton Flyers

Shediac Cape, NB

6

68

Edmundston

Miguel Leger

Moncton Thunderbirds

Bouctouche, NB

6

70

Campbellton

Simon Duguay

Northern Moose

Caraquet, NB

7

73

Fredericton

Josh Corscadden

Saint John Vito’s

Saint John, NB

7

74

Miramichi

Jayden Burtt-Munn

Fredericton Caps

Fredericton, NB

7

76

Pictou County

Drake Pattison

Saint John Vito’s

Grand Bay, NB

8

87

Grand Falls

Ethan Kane

Mount Academy

Saint John, NB

8

91

Amherst

Rylan Benner

Mount Academy

Moncton, NB

8

92

Edmundston

Joseph Finnigan

Moncton Flyers

Moncton, NB

8

93

Fredericton

Owen Searle

Saint John Vito’s

Saint John, NB

9

100

Campbellton

Alexandre Lavoie

Mount Academy

Dalhousie, NB

9

103

Amherst

Jeremie Richard

Moncton Flyers

Moncton, NB

9

105

Fredericton

Alex Symes

RNS Prep School

Quispamsis, NB

9

106

Campbellton

Noah Befekadu

Saint John Vito’s

Quispamsis, NB

9

108

Summerside

Cole Kerr

Saint John Knights

Saint John, NB

10

110

Fredericton

Aidan Brewer

Ontario Hockey Academy    

Fredericton, NB

10

117

Grand Falls

Loic Nadeau

Moncton Thunderbirds

Dieppe, NB

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