The world's largest minor hockey tournament is once again complete after Esso Minor Hockey Week wrapped in Calgary and Hockey Calgary must be breathing a sigh of relief.
The brightest and best players in the Alberta Female Hockey League (AFHL) battled in the inaugural Bantam and Midget Elite All-Star Games earlier in January and it was a very positive weekend for the league.
More than two-thirds of the way through the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League (AMBHL) season, the scoring race is as close as it has been in more than five years.
Hockey is a sport that’s credited with building lifelong friendships and developing strong communication and teamwork skills while bonding in the locker room and on the ice.
It’s been more than seven and a half months since Fort McMurray was devastated by the massive wildfire that captured the world’s attention. While some things have recovered, there are still plenty of areas and organizations that need help, including the local minor hockey association.
The intensity ramps up for several teams in the 39th annual Mac’s Midget Tournament as playoffs begin on New Year’s Eve. On the men’s side, the top eight teams move onto the elimination round and all had at least three wins in four games. The top four teams in the women’s division will fight for a spot in the final.
On Jan. 21, Alberta will be hosting Alberta Hockey Day for the first time. The day will be a celebration and showcase of female hockey. The main event will take place in Grand Prairie, highlighted by both on-ice and off-ice activities, along with two-time gold medalist and former Team Alberta player Carla MacLeod.
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.
With the hockey season underway, it’s time for HockeyNow to once again begin the search for our Player of the Year in B.C., Alberta and Ontario. The Player of the Year award has a rich history and was first given to Colin Fraser in 2000, who went on to win two Stanley Cups.
The opening face-off. You can feel the anticipation in the air as a pair of steely-eyed centres square off on a pristine sheet of ice, ready for the start of a brand new game.
1) ISS Hockey Releases May Top 31 Rankings for 2018 NHL Draft
2) 2018 RBC Cup Kicks Off in Chilliwack
3) Ontario Hockey Association Announces 2017-18 Prospects
4) Western Canada Cup No More
5) Meet Matthew Savoie, the NAX Forward Taking the CSSHL by Storm