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Hockey Canada Community
An Olympic silver medallist and 13-year NHL veteran, his biggest contribution to the game has come post-retirement – giving back to minor hockey at the grassroots level.
When Hay River, N.W.T., lost its arena, the Hockey Canada Foundation stepped in with a solution that kept the game alive.
Tom’s Talks – February
Making sure every Canadian has the opportunity to play Canada’s ...
Ian is an Ambassador
He fills a 24/7 position to ensure hockey runs smoothly in Calgary.
In a small town with a big hockey presence, the Kennebecasis Valley MHA is making sure its players know that the game is about more than just what happens on the ice.
The outdoor game with Tom’s Talks
The president and CEO wants Canadians – new players and experienced ones – to get back to basics on the outdoor rink.
Ryan is an Ambassador
The volunteer is giving back to his MHA the way it was passed to him.
Murray is a Great Canadia...
The former Hockey Canada president learned everything from the game.
Atom teams in Quebec got a unique look at the World Juniors, representing 10 countries in a 3-on-3 tournament, and were inspired as the next generation of Team Canada.
World Juniors legacy with Tom’s Talks
The president and CEO discusses his favourite holiday tradition, the World Juniors, and the legacy left behind in Canada.
Nolan is an Ambassador
The 7-year-old has faced his struggle with autism on and off the ice.
His Excellency is a Great...
David Johnston talks hockey, and the coaches who helped inspire him.
Taten Hammerberg was an inspiration to his teammates, and to the city of Sault Ste. Marie. Five months after Taten lost his battle, his community continues to honour him.
Coaching 101 with Tom’s Talks
The president and CEO discusses all things grassroots coaches, what they can expect, and why having fun can go a long way.
Shawn & Lloyd are Ambassa...
Two coaches, making hockey happen for special-needs players in Ottawa.
Cassie is a Great Canadia...
Why the Olympian continues to give back to the sport and the country.
Calling all Canadians! Who makes hockey happen in your community? Nominate a local leader you know as a Hockey Canada Ambassador, and they could have their story shared.
Inferno continuing to grow game in Calgary
With support of the Clarkson Cup champions, Girls Hockey Calgary has rebranded every one of its 40 teams the Jr. Inferno.
Tom’s Talks – October
Sharing tips for a new hockey season, and celebrating female hockey.
Sharing a Canadian passio...
Young Syrian refugees got their first taste of the national pastime.
Tiny Sicamous, B.C. has seen plenty of hockey success through the years, but the dreams of young players couldn't become reality without the town's selfless volunteers.
Getting kids in gear and in the game
Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank has expanded its warehouse in Calgary, hoping to get more young players into the game.
Hockey’s home in Sicamous
Few small towns produce NHLers like the Houseboat Capital of Canada.
‘Northern exposure’
Efforts are being made to get more youngsters into hockey in Nunavut.
Hockey Canada development staff, with support from Hockey North and the Hockey Canada Foundation, went north to help Canada’s game grow on the shores of the Arctic Ocean.
From the way goaltender Adam Kingsmill protects the net for the Smithers Storm you’d never know he lost his right leg when he was only two y...
An unexpected gift
A tumour diagnosis gave Léonie Philbert a new outlook on life.
Canada is hockey, something more and more newcomers to the country are...
Hailey McCallum’s dad, Billie, was a member of the Rocky Mountain Raiders family. After he passed away, the team played on in his honour in the name of cancer awareness.
After losing his dad just days before the start of the playoffs, Austin McGrath put together a postseason for the ages.
Game goes across B.C.
WWC festivities are helping promote women’s hockey across B.C. r...
It is a question that has been asked over and over again through the y...
A local and an unexpected newcomer are leading the charge to change the hockey culture in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, in the hopes of growing the game in the northern hamlet.
Seeing how much fun their kids were having, a group of hockey moms in Chetwynd, B.C., got out of the stands and onto the ice. By doing it fo...
Dreams into reality
The Dreams Come True program touched down at the 2016 TELUS Cup.
The legacy of the Esso Cup lives on in its past host communities.
For Nick Todd, the Hockey Canada Skills Academy in Paris, Ont., has given him a voice, and a place in the arena and at school.
Mark Messier joined new players and their parents on the ice in Quebec City as part of The First Shift, a Hockey Canada and Bauer Hockey ini...
Girls just want to have f...
From moms to daughters, coaches to volunteers, and fans in the stands ...
From Dunedin, New Zealand, to Verdun, Que. – and stops like South Afri...
This Thanksgiving weekend, Canadians from coast to coast to coast are coming together for World Girls’ Hockey Weekend, including the third edition of the Long Game, and the Canadian leg of t...
Five years ago Adriana Leon won a provincial title with the Toronto Aeros. Today she’s competing for Canada at the 2015 Women’s World Cup, w...
Jenna Velji of the Greater Vancouver Comets took on a hat trick of rol...
The BCMML champions got a helping hand on the ice from Meghan Agosta.
The Hockey Canada president and CEO talks about women’s worlds, the growth of the game, and his history with Kamloops.
Danielle Dubé backstopped UBC to CIS nationals this year. As a 40-year-old. Almost 20 years after winning worlds gold.
Don Simmons has volunteered at the marquee events in women’s hoc...
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