2022 HNB Cup

2022 HNB CUP

Hockey New Brunswick has now opened the registration for the 2022 HNB Cup, which will be taking place April 22-24 in Fredericton. The event is open to Male Under 14, 15 and 16, and Female Under 16 and 18 players.

The attached information package will provide you with more details regarding the HNB Cup, and the High Performance Program. 

Male U14 information package and online registration

Male U15 information package and online registration

Male U16 information package and online registration

Female U16 information package and online registration

Female U18 information package and online registration

Medical Form (to be completed when mailing in payment only)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank You,

Brogan Bailey
Hockey New Brunswick
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(506) 453 - 0864

HNB is accepting nominations for the HNB Board of Directors

 

Hockey New Brunswick is accepting nominations for the HNB Board of Directors. This season elections will be held for Regional Operating Council (ROC) Chairs 2, 4, 6 and 8, as well as the HNB President and HNB Minor Council Chair.

Attached to this memo is a Nomination package which can be used to nominate an interested individual. The package clearly outlines all the necessary information that must be submitted with the nomination along with the roles and responsibilities of the respective positions.

Successful nominees will commence their term following the HNB Annual General Meeting on May 29th, 2022.

Position

Region

Deadline for nominations   

Election

ROC 2 Chair

Western Valley Region (HNB District 2)    

April 3rd

April 18th

ROC 4 Chair

Fundy Region (HNB District 5)

April 3rd

April 18th

ROC 6 Chair

Miramichi Region (HNB District 8)

April 3rd

April 18th

ROC 8 Chair

Restigouche Region (HNB District 11)

April 3rd

April 18th

President

N/A

April 29th

May 29th

Minor Council Chair     

N/A

April 26th

May 26th

Nominations must be submitted to the HNB Executive Director via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Nomination package

President's terms of reference

ROC terms of reference

Minor Chair terms of reference

Regards,

Nic Jansen                                                                                          
Executive Director                                                                                           
Hockey New Brunswick

KV Kings to Host U15 AAA Atlantic Championship in Quispamsis

March 16, 2022

KV Kings to Host U15 AAA Atlantic Championship in Quispamsis

Quispamsis, NB – Hockey New Brunswick is proud to announce the KV Kings as hosts of the U15 AAA Atlantic Championship, that will be held May 5th-8th at the qplex in Quispamsis, New Brunswick. The event will host the top U15 AAA teams from across Atlantic Canada as they compete for the chance to hoist the Atlantic Championship trophy.

Joining the host KV King’s at this year’s U15 AAA Atlantic Championship will be the Provincial Champions from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick.

The first game of the tournament will be played on Thursday May 5th at 1:00 pm and the Championship Game will finish up the weekend on Sunday May 8th at 12:00 noon. The Opening Ceremonies will take place at the qplex on Thursday evening prior to the 7:30 pm game, which will feature the host KV Kings against Newfoundland and Labrador.

“We are excited to host the top U15 AAA teams in Atlantic Canada. This is a premier event for this age group, and after the 2020 and 2021 Atlantic Championships were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are looking forward to an exciting weekend of hockey in Quispamsis,” said Brogan Bailey, Director of High Performance & Events at Hockey New Brunswick.

“Hosting a tournament of this magnitude requires many dedicated volunteers and the support of the community,” added Tiffany Green, 2022 host committee chair. “We are grateful to the many local businesses that are generously supporting the event and making it possible to bring this prestigious tournament to our local area. We hope to see many local fans in the stands cheering the players on.”

With the tournament estimated to bring more than 350 room nights and $85,000 in economic impact to the Saint John region, Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency is looking forward to welcoming players, coaches, families, scouts, and spectators from across Atlantic Canada.

“Our region has been anxiously awaiting the return of sporting events, and 2022 is our year to showcase all we have to offer,” said Paulette Hicks, CEO of Envision Saint John. “We recognize the economic impact that events like this will provide to our region. Sports Tourism is without doubt a key driver of our economy, for the Saint John region, and for New Brunswick.”

For a full schedule and further details on the tournament, visit the official website at

https://u15-male.atlanticaaahockey.ca/

For more information:                                                      

Brogan Bailey
Director, High Performance & Events
Hockey New Brunswick
(506)453-0864
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Version 18 of the Return to Hockey Guidelines.

Hockey New Brunswick has released Version 18 of the Return to Hockey Guidelines.

Changes to the document include:

  • As of March 14th the COVID-19 mandatory order has been lifted.
  • Masks are no longer mandated in facilities. Masks will be ‘recommended’ when physical distancing is not possible. Note: municipalities and or facilities may continue to mandate masks at their discretion. It’s important for teams to be aware of facility specific requirements.
  • The mandatory isolation period for individuals who tested positive and household contacts is no longer in effect. It’s ‘recommended’ that participants do not attend activities while sick and until symptoms have resolved’.

Hockey New Brunswick Coach of the Month

Daniel Landry (Grand Falls Minor Hockey Association)

Hockey New Brunswick is happy to announce that Daniel Landry of the Grand Falls Minor Hockey has been selected as the Coach of the Month. Daniel is a coach for the Grand Falls U18 Jr. Cats as well as the Polyvalente Thomas Albert Female High School team.

“Daniel is well respected in his community and has coached a number of teams during the last 12 seasons at each age level” said one parent. “Daniel is patient and driven and wants to help each of his players. He makes sure each practice is organized and prepares a variety of drills to challenge players to improve their skills”.

“Daniel is devoted to his teams and makes sure that everyone is treated fairly. You can find Daniel on the ice 3 or 4 times a week for practice and behind the bench for games on the weekend. He is at the rink almost every day of the week and he loves it. Daniel is very passionate about hockey!”

Daniel 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 the Coach of the Month, click here: https://tinyurl.com/2vexy256

Players turned coaches serve as inspiration for female athletes

Four former elite hockey players who moved behind the bench are using their positions and experience to grow the female game and mentor young players in New Brunswick.

Head coach Geneviève David and assistant coaches Jocelyn LeBlanc, Kristen Mckinley, Taylor Maschmeyer make up the all-female coaching staff of the U18 female hockey team which will represent New Brunswick at the Canada Winter Games in 2023. All four have extensive experience playing high performance and university hockey before they hung up their skates to lead the next generation of players.

“Seeing our female staff for the Canada Games, I think it is incredible,” says Maschmeyer. “We’re all a part of the game in different ways, with different coaching and playing experiences. You don’t have to have played the game to be a coach, but it’s pretty remarkable to see that we all have a hockey resume as well as a coaching resume. I think that’s really unique and inspiring.”

David is currently an assistant coach with the St. Thomas University women’s team, which secured the Atlantic University Sport championship in 2019. She has also coached HNB’s high performance female teams before and has a handful of Atlantic Challenge Cup titles from the past few years. 

Her playing history includes two silver medals with Team Quebec at the National Women’s U18 Championships, a season with the CWHL Quebec Phenix, and an accomplished career with the Université de Moncton Aigles Bleues. In David’s first season, she won an AUS championship, nabbed bronze at the USport national championship, and was female rookie of the year for the university. She was named assistant captain in her second year and captain for her final two seasons with the team. 

LeBlanc played in HNB’s high performance program for four years and was a member of Team New Brunswick at the Canada Winter Games in 2007. She attended Dalhousie University, where she was a five-time AUS all-star and is still the all-time leading scorer for Dal’s women’s hockey program. She won a gold medal at the FISU World University Games with the national women’s hockey team. She has served as a coach of the high-performance female program with HNB and attended Hockey Canada’s National Women’s U18 camp as a coach. 

Mckinley played in HNB’s high performance program for four years, including as a member of Team New Brunswick at the Canada Winter Games in 2015 and on Team Atlantic in 2015 and 2016. She was on Canada’s U18 team in a three-game series against the United States and played hockey at St. Francis Xavier University for four years. Mckinley first took on a coaching role at the age of 12 and now coaches with the EDZA South U15 AAA Female Hericanes; she played on the first-ever Hericanes team in 2011.

Maschmeyer was part of HNB’s U18 team for two years, including serving as assistant captain of Team New Brunswick at the Canada Winter Games in 2011. She became captain of the team the following year. Maschmeyer then played for St. Francis Xavier University, winning the AUS championship and national bronze medal in her first season. She was rookie of the year for the university before serving as assistant captain of the team in her second year. Maschmeyer was named captain for her final two years, receiving the AUS most sportsmanlike player award both seasons. She was head coach of the HNB U18 female team in 2021 and is currently head coach of the Oromocto High School AAA Blues.

The choice to transition from playing to coaching was easy for all four players, but they all faced a similar challenge: the lack of female mentors they had as players.

“I picked up things from coaches I had in the past, but I never had a female role model as a coach when I was a player growing up,” David says. “That was a challenge when I became a coach. So now I want to pass on my knowledge and make sure there are young women involved in coaching who can serve as role models.”

Additionally, all four played on various male teams growing up, since playing exclusively with their female peers usually wasn’t an option. But they all see the tide turning, with more opportunities available for female players today.

“It’s way different than when I grew up,” says LeBlanc. “I didn’t start playing hockey with girls until high school, whereas now they can play on an all-female team right from the start. It’s important to have that option for girls to explore where they want to go.”

The staff recognizes the important role they’ve been given, and also the unique situation they find themselves in. Each coach has lived these experiences and can relate to their players’ ambitions for the future.

“When I was at the U18 Team Canada camp, one quote that stuck with me was, ‘We’re here to create good hockey players and better people,’” says Mckinley. “We’re playing a very crucial role in their development.”

Above all, they recognize the importance of being a resource and mentor for female players who may one day also make the transition to a coaching or leadership role. 

“I’m a huge believer in ‘if you can see it, you can be it,’” says LeBlanc. “If you can see this representation, not only playing but coaching and officiating, then people can strive to be that as they get older. HNB created an all-female staff and the visibility is important for young female players.”

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