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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.
Seventeen Canadians have been selected to represent our nation April 11-20 at the IPC World Para Hockey Championship in Gangneung, South Korea, site of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.
Darren Rumble (Barrie, Ont./Moncton, QMJHL) returns to the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence men’s under-18 program, this time as Team Canada’s head coach at the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship.
Less than three years after first wearing red and white, Renata Fast has played her way to her first women’s worlds
The IIHF has announced the officials assigned to the 2017 IIHF World Championship, and included are three Canadian officials. Oliver Gouin (Terrebonne, Que.) and Brett Iverson (Richmond, B.C.) were selected as referees, while Nathan Vanoosten (Surrey, B.C.) was selected as one of 16 linesmen.
A season-ending 12-game winning streak was icing on the cake for the Dryden Ice Dogs, who lapped the field in the SIJHL to win the regular-season title for the first time since 2008. The Ice Dogs were dominant in every facet of the game, finishing with a massive 26-point advantage on second-place Thunder Bay.
Canada’s National Women’s Team will be on-ice in Leamington, Ont., from March 24-29 for a series of practices and scrimmages in advance of the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Plymouth, Mich.
Ho hum. Another year, another regular-season championship for the Carleton Place Canadians. The Canadians – three-time defending CCHL and East Region titlists – made it four-consecutive seasons atop the regular-season standings, posting their second 50-win season over that stretch to finish 11 points up on Cornwall.
Few teams in the country scored goals like the Pictou County Crushers, who rode a red-hot offence to the top of the MHL for the first time since the franchise relocated from Halifax in 2004.
The Cariboo Cougars, who will host the 2017 TELUS Cup in late April, closed out their schedule with seven consecutive wins, clinching first place in the B.C. Major Midget League and setting a franchise record for victories in a season, with 34. They held off the Vancouver NE Chiefs by just two points for top spot.
In the first season of the new Alberta Female Hockey League, it was the St. Albert Slash who stood alone at the top. The Slash ran away from the other five teams, winning 27 of 30 games and finishing with a massive 26-point cushion over second-place Rocky Mountain, the defending Alberta champions and Esso Cup bronze medallists.
Complete and total domination. How else can the Greater Vancouver Comets’ regular season be described? The Comets turned BCFMAAA into their personal playground, winning 29 of 30 games and outscoring their opponents by a massive 97 goals (131-34).
What didn’t the Steinbach Pistons do well this season? After back-to-back-to-back seasons of playing second fiddle, the Pistons took over the title of best in Manitoba, earning 49 victories in 60 games to comfortably win their first regular-season title.
So far, so good for the Cariboo Cougars. The TELUS Cup hosts took care of the first part of their business on the long road to Canada’s National Midget Championship, winning their last seven games to edge the Vancouver NE Chiefs by two points atop the BCMML standings.
The Powassan Voodoos interrupted the reign of the Soo Thunderbirds atop the NOJHL, earning the franchise’s first regular-season championship in just its third year of existence.
Back to back. The Battlefords North Stars rode the best defence in SJHL history to a second consecutive regular season championship, posting 48 wins in 58 games.
There was no RBC Cup hangover for the Brooks Bandits, who bounced back from a loss in the national semifinals last year to post the fourth-best regular season in AJHL history.
Defending HEO champions, the Kanata Lasers added a regular-season title to their trophy case by holding off the Ottawa Jr. Senators by a single point.
The defenceman made her international debut with the U18 team as a 15-year-old in 2009, and brings 57 games of Team Canada experience into her first women’s worlds.