CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada is looking ahead to a busy 2017-18 season, and it starts with the annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp, June 9-11 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. The weekend-long camp brings together some of the country’s top goaltending talent with elite-level instructors from across
Many hockey specialists and coaches profess that before anything else, a good hockey player should be an athletic player. What this means is that in order to achieve their full potential, young hockey players should develop skills beyond hockey and practice other sports. “The ability to learn agility, balance, and coordination that comes from playing
COBOURG, Ont. – The Cobourg Cougars, hosts of the 2017 RBC Cup, have been crowned this year’s national Junior A champions following a 3-2 overtime win over the Brooks Bandits. The Cougars opened up the scoring 3:56 into the first period on a goal by Jamie Huber (Goderich, Ont.). Conner Jean (Oakland, Mich.) tied it
COLOGNE, Germany – Canada’s National Men’s Team are coming home with a silver medal after a 2-1 shootout loss to Sweden in Sunday’s gold-medal game at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. Canada had to fight back from a one-goal deficit after Sweden scored shorthanded in the final minute of the second period. Ryan O’Reilly (Varna,
COBOURG, Ont. – With preliminary-round action concluded and the semifinal match-ups set at the 2017 RBC Cup, it was time to recognize individual player contributions at the annual awards banquet on Friday. Cale Makar (Calgary/Brooks, AJHL) made event history, walking away with back-to-back MVP and Top Defenceman awards at the 2016 and 2017 RBC Cup.
CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Women’s Team is travelling east for its upcoming training camp that will be hosted in Fredericton, N.B., from May 26-June 12, 2017. For the 28 players recently named to Canada’s Olympic centralization roster, the camp will focus on off-ice training, which includes dryland training, fitness-testing, and physical and mental preparation.
CALGARY, Alta. – Twelve coaches have been selected to lead Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team and Canada’s national men’s under-17 teams throughout development and selection camps, and 2017 events. Paul McFarland (Richmond Hill, Ont./Kingston, OHL) will return as head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team, while Daniel Jacob (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu,Que./Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL) and Brent