Donating hockey gear to less fortunate communities seems to be a common theme throughout minor hockey associations across the country in recent years.
So many top players have skated on the Memorial Arena ice: Paul Kariya, Brett Hull and Duncan Keith to name a few. But the rink is old – 66 years to be exact – and the time has come for the City of Penticton to decide whether they should repair it, or replace it. The price tag for repair is $13.5 million, while a replacement arena would reportedly cost $16 million.
Final preparations are underway for the 8th Annual GTHL Top Prospects Game Powered by Under Armour. The Top Prospects Game has become a huge draw and has featured several now-NHL standouts, including Connor McDavid, Sam Bennett and Max Domi.
Demonstrating she understands the meaning of playing with grace has won a Calgary goalie a scholarship from the Hayley Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival.
It is a hockey tournament where what happens off the ice is just as important as what happens on it. The sentiment trickles down from coaches to players to even volunteers and organizers of the Hayley Wickenheiser Female World Hockey Festival — more commonly known as Wickfest.
It's not difficult to find successful people in the game of hockey. Sidney Crosby is coming off one of the best year's of his hockey life, capturing a Stanley Cup, a Conn Smythe trophy, a World Cup and a tournament MVP award.
Getting the chance to meet one of the greatest hockey players of all time is not something everyone gets the chance to experience. Even more rare is having the opportunity to learn directly from your idol, but that’s exactly what thousands of girls get to do thanks to Hayley Wickenheiser.
Two large minor hockey associations in southern Ontario are thinking of joining forces to combat low participation numbers. The two associations created committees to explore this idea in the summer, and it has been in talks for the past three years. Initially there wasn’t much information released, but both announced they have proceeded to the next step.
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