Has been working as an accredited sports journalist in Western Canada since the late 1980s -- including publications and news services in Castlegar, Medicine Hat, Vancouver, Cochrane and Calgary. Has written volumes on community hockey over that time, and watched the game progress at the community and elite levels. (Anyone remember wooden sticks, leather goalie gear and the first stretch pass they ever saw after the redline was removed from the offside equation?) There are countless great stories tied to the game of hockey, at all levels. It’s up to Hockey Now to bring those stories to you.
If you’re a frequent reader of HockeyNow, I’m sure you’ve seen one version or another of our description of the Minor Hockey Player of the Year award, namely that it is given to players who “best exemplify sportsmanship, leadership, hockey ability and performance, and school and community participation."Read More
Hockey never sleeps. Just ask hockey mom and HN blogger Astra Groskaufmanis. But that’s a good thing. Even in summer the game provides us great achievements, such as HN’s annual Player-of-the-Year (POY) Awards and events like Team Canada’s U17 selection camp next month at Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park.Read More
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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