It may be the off-season, but old rivalries never sit idle as the Canadian women’s under-18 team prepare for a three-game series against the U.S. The 24-member Canadian squad was chosen after an eight-day selection camp that saw 43 players skate in Calgary in intrasquad games (Red and Black) and against the Russian national team.
Goodbye Cumberland Grads. And hello Navan Grads.Following several years of contemplating renaming his Central Canada Hockey League franchise, owner Steve Barban has finally made the move. After a bit of buzz had been created on social media in recent weeks – forecasting a major announcement – the news became official this past week at a village fair.
After a one year hiatus away from the medals, Canada returned to glory as gold medal champions at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Team Canada crushed the Czech Republic 4-1 on home ice at the Ice Bors Arena to capture their ninth championship in the last ten years.
Team Canada is heading to its ninth Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament final since 2008. Thanks in part to a goal and an assist from Benoit-Olivier Groulx (Halifax Mooseheads), as well as a 24-save effort from Olivier Rodrigue (Drummondville Voltigeurs), the Canadians were able to defeat the previously unbeaten Swedes 4-1 in Friday’s semifinal.
Coming off the franchise’s best year since in more than a decade, the Calgary Canucks look poised to take the next step as a winning franchise.
Canada’s National Summer Under-18 Team is off to the semifinals after downing Slovakia 6-1 on Wednesday, August 9 at the Slovnaft Arena in Bratislava.
Team Canada’s outlook is a lot brighter after day two of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. Thanks in large part to a 3-for-7 effort on the power play, the Canadians defeated Finland 5-1 Tuesday in their second round-robin game.
Surprising off-season moves continue to take place in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). No doubt one of the biggest shockers came when Marty Abrams resigned from his head coaching and GM duties with the Wellington Dukes.
Team Canada’s hopes of redemption will begin Aug. 7 in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. After a disappointing fifth-place finish that ended a eight-year championship run at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, the Canadians will return to the annual under-18 summer tournament.
A total of nine NCAA Division 1 men's hockey programs will feature new head coaches when the 2017-18 campaign kicks off in October.
Ian Henderson is back working in the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL). Henderson had stepped away from the Junior A circuit last year after having spent seven seasons with the Hawkesbury Hawks.
Most of Canada is still relishing the warm summer months, but for 67 of the top female hockey players in the country, they’re headed to a cold rink in hopes of putting on the maple leaf later this year.
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