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Fredericton, NB - November 2nd and 3rd will be Hockey New Brunswick’s annual Development Weekend. All Minor hockey associations across New Brunswick will put their organized games on hold, and offer other development opportunities to players, coaches, managers, trainers, and parents. The purpose of Development Weekend is to offer personal development opportunities to all members of minor hockey associations.
Development Activities taking place this weekend include:
- • Skills Camps
- • Position specific camps
- • Power skating clinics
- • Small area games clinics
- • Skills testing
- • Checking clinics
- • Officiating clinics
- • Coaching clinics
- • Speak-Out! clinics
- • Safety clinics
- • Parent Sessions
- • LTPD Presentations
- • Fitness, Nutrition or Mental Prep Presentations
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The team will compete for a National Championship in Winkler/Morden, MB from November 5th to November 9th. (Roster attached).
“The Coaching Staff is really excited to work with this exceptional group of athletes. It is an honor to have the opportunity to compete for a National Championship with this group. This is the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in our journey to Gold! TEAM ABOVE ALL” Team Atlantic, Head Coach, Geneviève David.11.03.19 Exhibition Game vs Quebec
11.05.19 Preliminary Game vs Ontario Red
11.06.19 Preliminary Game vs Saskatchewan
11.07.19 Preliminary Game vs Alberta
11.08.19 Playoff Round
11.09.19 Medal Round
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October 18, 2019
Fredericton, NB: - Hockey New Brunswick is very pleased to announce that as of the 2019-2020 minor hockey season, the Saint John District Youth Hockey Association (SJDYHA) will officially become members of Hockey New Brunswick and Hockey Canada.
The Saint John District Youth Hockey Association accommodates male and female players, and divisions are based on the players school grade (K-2, Elementary School, Middle School and High School). The program will maintain their autonomy throughout the transition and continue to operate their programs as usual. Hockey New Brunswick will provide full support and program enhancements to ensure the experience for all participants is still one of FUN and excitement.
“It is an exciting and positive transition for the Saint John District Youth Hockey Association,” stated Mike Elliott, President of the SJDYHA. “We are pleased to continue to offer our participants excellent programming while taking advantage of all that Hockey New Brunswick and Hockey Canada membership has to offer.”
“We are looking forward to welcoming the Saint John District Youth Hockey Association and working with them to support the development of their programs and participants,” said Chris Green, Hockey New Brunswick Region 3 Board Member. “We have developed a great working relationship and we are thrilled to have them become full members of Hockey New Brunswick and in-turn, Hockey Canada.”
About Hockey New Brunswick:
Hockey New Brunswick is a non-profit, volunteer based organization who is the provincial governing body for grassroots hockey. The organization works in conjunction with Hockey Canada to oversee the management of programs from entry-level to high performance.
About Saint John Youth District Hockey Association:
OUR FORMATION- With the demise of the Saint John School Hockey program that had been running for decades, a group of concerned volunteers, parents, coaches, and former players decided that there was a need to offer the youth of Saint John a new association, an association that offered that same "feel" that Saint John School Hockey offered.
OUR MISSION- Our mission is to provide a safe environment for our players to enjoy the game in a non-competitive based format with our principle focuses being on fun, fair play, equal opportunity and inclusiveness for players of all skill levels, regardless of any mental or physical disabilities. Through these focuses, we will be instilling the qualities of sportsmanship, camaraderie, acceptance, self-confidence, and respect for others in our players.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Hockey New Brunswick, Executive Director
October 16, 2019
HOCKEY CANADA NAMES 66-PLAYER ROSTER FOR 2019 WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE
Three Canadian teams to compete for gold in Medicine Hat, Alta., and Swift Current, Sask.
CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Wednesday the 66 players selected to represent Canada at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, set for Nov. 2-9 in Medicine Hat, Alta., and Swift Current, Sask.
The 66 players will be divided into three teams – Team Canada Black, Team Canada Red and Team Canada White – and will compete against the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the United States in their quest for a gold medal.
In July, 112 players were invited to participate in Canada’s national under-17 development camp and introduced to the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence. The players chosen to represent Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge were selected by Brad McEwen (Whitewood, Sask.), head scout for Hockey Canada, with assistance from U17 Program of Excellence management group lead Martin Mondou (Grand-Mère, Que./Shawinigan, QMJHL), as well as regional scouts Rob Simpson (Ontario), Jason Smart (West), Darren Sutherland (Atlantic), Shaun Sutter (West) and Darrell Woodley (Ontario).
“After a successful development camp with the top young players in the country, there were many difficult decisions made to select the 66 players that will compete at this year’s World Under-17 Hockey Challenge,” said McEwen. “We feel this group exemplifies the values of the Program of Excellence and will represent Canada with pride as we compete for a gold medal this November.”
The tournament opens with all three Canadian teams in action Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. MT; Team Canada Red takes on Russia at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex in Swift Current and Team Canada Black faces off against Team Canada White at the Canalta Centre in Medicine Hat.
TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will air the semifinal in Medicine Hat on Friday, Nov. 8, as well as the bronze and gold medal games on Saturday, Nov. 9; please check local listings for details. Media accreditation for the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge can be requested online.
Prior to the start of play, the teams will take to the ice for pre-tournament games Thursday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. MT. Team Canada Black will match up against Finland at the Crescent Point Wickenheiser Centre in Shaunavon, Sask., Sweden will play the Czech Republic at the Centennial Regional Arena in Brooks, Alta., Team Canada White will face off against Russia at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex in Swift Current and Team Canada Red will meet the United States at the Canalta Centre in Medicine Hat.
After a successful ticket launch, event organizers have announced that single-game tickets will be available for purchase starting at $10 for youth and $15 for adults on Oct. 16, and can be purchased online at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets.
Medicine Hat and Swift Current will receive the net proceeds from all ticket sales as a legacy of the event to support grassroots hockey within their communities. Additionally, recent editions of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge have resulted in as much as $6 million in economic impact within the host communities.
More than 1,800 NHL draft picks have suited up since the inception of the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (previously known as the Quebec Esso Cup) in 1986, including 14 first-overall draft picks since 2001 (Ilya Kovalchuk, 2001; Rick Nash, 2002; Marc-André Fleury, 2003; Alexander Ovechkin, 2004; Erik Johnson, 2006; Patrick Kane, 2007; John Tavares, 2009; Taylor Hall, 2010, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 2011; Nathan MacKinnon, 2013; Aaron Ekblad, 2014; Connor McDavid, 2015; Auston Matthews, 2016; Jack Hughes, 2019).
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October 14, 2019
Moncton, NB - The 24th Anniversary of the Atlantic Challenge Cup concluded this afternoon in Moncton, New Brunswick and it was another tremendous success. The event had everything that a hockey fan would want to see and all games were very well attended by parents, the general public and a large number of scouts who took in games over the four days.
“This was another display of the talent which Atlantic Canada has to offer to the hockey world," stated Louis Gaudet, Host Committee Chairperson. "It was a great weekend of hockey for Atlantic Canada and it showed the type of talent that we have in our region. Our players keep raising the bar each year and it is a sign that there are a lot of great things happening in the four Atlantic hockey branches.”
Listed below are the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists in each of the four divisions:
Gold – New Brunswick
Silver – Nova Scotia
Bronze – Prince Edward Island
Gold – New Brunswick
Silver – Prince Edward Island
Bronze – Newfoundland Labrador
Gold – Nova Scotia
Silver – Prince Edward Island
Bronze – New Brunswick
Gold – New Brunswick
Silver – Newfoundland Labrador
Bronze – Nova Scotia
Results from the event are available at www.atlanticchallengecup.ca
After the Medal Games on Monday afternoon the Hard Hat Awards were awarded to a player from each team which is determined by his/her teammates to be the player that has the most positive attitude, greatest work ethic and is a teammate of whom all are proud to be associated. The winners are as follows:
Hockey New Brunswick
Male Under 14 – Jeremie Richard
Male Under 15 – Mathieu Pelletier
Female Under 16 – Stephanie Bourque
Female Under 18 – Catherine Foulem
Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador
Male Under 14 – Carter Lambert
Male Under 15 – Mason Dawe
Female Under 16 – Jordan Chaulk
Female Under 18 – Abby Newhook
Hockey Nova Scotia
Male Under 14 – Owen Phillips
Male Under 15 – Ben Wallace
Female Under 16 – Sarah Stewart
Female Under 18 – Jillian Duggan
Hockey Prince Edward Island
Male Under 14 – Dawson Sharky
Male Under 15 – Luke Caughlin
Female Under 16 – Sarah MacEachern
Female Under 18 – Charlotte Linkleter
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