Shortly after Christmas, Calgary made headlines as being colder than the North Pole and Mars, among other places, as an arctic spell swept through the city.
The Minor Hockey Player of the Year race is especially top of mind at HockeyNow as we look ahead to watching former player of the year Dante Fabbro wear the red and white at the World Junior Championships later this month – assuming he makes a full recovery, of course.
As a 14-year-old playing in one of the top leagues in Western Canada, it can feel like the next options for hockey are overwhelming. They can consider the American college route and play Junior A for a few years, or if possible, join the Western Hockey League (WHL), play for the goal of becoming a professional and build up the years of free education.
The way the game is played at lower levels in Ontario will officially change with a new mandate in place. Skill development will be on the forefront with smaller ice, lighter pucks and “station-based practices” as the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) looks to bring changes across the province.
Hockey Canada just released their roster for the Channel One Cup, another tournament in a series en route to the PyeongChang Olympics and Men’s Canadian team. Channel One is the fourth such tournament, following the Sochi Hockey Open and Tournament of Nikolai Puchkov at the end of the summer and Karjala Cup last month. After Channel One, only the Spengler Cup stands between Olympic hopefuls and the final roster announcement.
All 18 teams in the Alberta Midget Hockey League (AMHL) are welcoming a new opponent this season – one with older, more experienced players gearing up for something they’ve worked towards their whole lives.
Our search for the 2018 HockeyNow Minor Hockey Players of the Year kicked off with the start of the season and we’re watching closely to see which players will rise above the pack.
Elite 15s is a top Midget Division in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) and one team is taking the division’s name quite literally.
Hockey is in a state of constant evolution. From technological advancements to the shifting focus onto specific areas of the game, players, coaches and trainers alike have been finding new ways to adapt to the ever-changing environment, both on and off the ic
Now that the dust has settled and champions have been crowned, the regular season begins for the BT Hockey Classic’s Atom players. The kickoff event for Hockey Calgary wrapped up under the bright lights of Breakfast Television (BT) in the eighth instalment of the BT Hockey Classic.
Play hard, have fun, love hockey.” One of the Grindstone award recipients, Isabelle Fortin said it best. She is one of 10 young female hockey players across the country who will get to continue her journey on the ice thanks to funding from the Grindstone Award Foundation.
The second last day of the eighth annual Breakfast Television (BT) Hockey Classic was filled with iconic Canadian heroes on Thursday. Former Team Canada captain Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Danielle Goyette were in Calgary to share the excitement of atom players as two games were featured live on City.
For a young hockey player, 200-foot rinks are massive and playing can be daunting. It’s unnecessary for those learning the game. Following the lead of other countries in order improve skill in players, Hockey Canada mandated cross-ice hockey will now be played across the nation for kids under seven years old this season.
1) Meet Matthew Savoie, the NAX Forward Taking the CSSHL by Storm
2) Veteran Hockey Bench Boss Takes Over Milton Icehawks Coaching Reins
3) Victoria Grizzlies Rookie Alex Newhook Carving Up BCHL Far from Home
4) Sudbury Wolves Get one-of-a-kind Quinton Byfield in OHL Draft
5) On Top of the World: CSSHL Keeps Gaining Traction in Canada’s Hockey Landscape