It’s a process. If anyone is ready for the trials, tribulations and relocations hockey’s next level brings, it’s Sean Tschigerl. The Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) Edmonton forward’s folks have logged countless miles en route to his winning the 2018 HockeyNews Alberta Player of the Year (POY) Award.
It doesn’t take long. One season, to be exact. When selected as the HockeyNow 2016 Player of the Year (POY) for Alberta, Bowen Byram was coming off a productive Bantam season (22 goals, 37 assists in 34 AMBHL games) with the Lethbridge Golden Hawks.
The Canadian Hockey League has a reputation for developing the best and brightest players up for grabs each year in the NHL Entry Draft, and this year was no exception.
For the third year in a row, a Junior A player from Canada has been selected in the first round of the NHL Draft, further cementing the strength of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) talent.
The puck drops early on elite hockey competition, as 40 of Canada’s top junior players have been invited to take part in the Sport Chek World Junior Showcase in Kamloops, B.C., later this month.
There’s a familiar face taking over the head-coaching position with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team. Experienced Hockey Canada coach André Tourigny will be behind the U18 bench following the departure of Gilles Bouchard, who is joining the American Hockey League’s Syracuse Crunch as an assistant coach.
With Team Canada on the hunt for gold, it only makes sense to go out and get a Hunter. With that in mind, Hockey Canada got their man in Tim Hunter, who’s been named head coach of Canada’s National Junior squad.
Former Team Canada women’s hockey forward Jayna Hefford is punching her ticket to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The 2018 induction class, announced June 26, includes the 41-year-old Ontario hockey mom who wore the Maple Leaf in five Winter Olympiads, beginning in 1998.
In this article, we will look at the eight key points of execution for wingers on breakout plays. Before working on this, it is important to have sound fundamentals in passing the the puck, receiving the puck and the fundamentals of puck protection.
No sleep ’til Dallas. Which means there will be more than a few bleary-eyed, teenaged pro hockey prospects reaching for the caffeinated energy drinks today. The lead up to the 2018 NHL Entry Draft in Dallas is an exciting time. There’s a lot to ingest, a lot to process and a lot to look forward to.
It’s Christmas, in June. The time where players, and their parents – who’ve dedicated years of their lives to early weekday practices, weekend tournaments and countless coffee runs – get to unwrap a new hockey sweater.
Ty Smith has been drawing the eyes of scouts for years. The 18-year-old Spokane Chiefs defenceman worked his way onto the hockey radar as a bantam in Lloydminster before playing a year with Delta Prep Academy and going first overall in the 2015 Western Hockey League bantam draft.
1) JUNIOR B UPDATE: KIJHL’s Castlegar Rebels announce new coach and GM; Sharp calling the shots for HJHL’s Three Hills Thrashers
2) On Top of the World: CSSHL Keeps Gaining Traction in Canada’s Hockey Landscape
3) Around the WHL: Eleven WHL players help Canada win Hlinka Gretzky gold; Tigers deal White to ICE
4) Meet Matthew Savoie, the NAX Forward Taking the CSSHL by Storm
5) Meet The Winners Of The 2018 HockeyNow Minor Hockey Player Of The Year Award Powered By Hockeyshot