Hockey Canada Community

Hockey Canada Community
He is a World Juniors gold medallist, Memorial Cup champion and eight-year NHLer, but it’s what Sheldon Kennedy has done off the ice that has made the biggest impact.
After seeing the passion their kids had for the game, a group of Calgary mothers decided to lace up the skates themselves.
Tom’s Talks – May
Why players need to take a break from the ice and try other sports.
Mike is an Ambassador
At 91, the New Waterford, N.S., native hasn’t hung up his skates...
The actor and philanthropist – honoured alongside Danielle Goyette, the Governor General and Joé Juneau – credits minor hockey in B.C. for his ‘never give ...
A tale of hockey and a cross-border bond
41 years after a snowstorm left an Ohio hockey team stranded in Ontario, the game still connects countries and generations.
Tom’s Talks – April
A look at national championships, their importance and their legacy.
Michael is an Ambassador
Michael is changing lives in Sanikiluaq with a program for girls.
The two-time Olympic gold medallist and eight-time world champion can look back on a single moment as a teenager that shaped the rest of her career, and of her life.
Girls get a chance in Nunavut community
Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, may be isolated, but that isn’t stopping young girls in the community from lacing up their skates.
Tom’s Talks – March
Reflecting on the season, and the positive memories that were made.
Visiting the small towns
Joé Juneau took his ‘anyone can play’ mantra to Riv...
Born without his left arm, eight-year-old Kobe Poulin is overcoming obstacles and leaving his mark on the Regina hockey community just two years into his playing career.
Great Canadians: Joé Juneau
An Olympic silver medallist and 13-year NHL veteran, his biggest contribution to hockey has come at the grassroots level.
When the N.W.T. town lost its rink, it was floorball to the rescue.
Tom’s Talks – February
Making sure every Canadian has the opportunity to play Canada’s ...
At the rink early in the morning and answering questions well into the night, Ian Corkin has dedicated thousands of behind-the-scenes hours to making Hockey Calgary run.
Learning to give back in Quispamsis
The New Brunswick community is teaching its players that the game of hockey is about more than what happens on the ice.
Tom’s Talks – January
The importance of getting back to hockey basics on the outdoor rink.
Ryan is an Ambassador
The volunteer is giving back to his MHA the way it was passed to him.
The long-time president and CEO of Hockey Canada has dedicated his life to the game, but it’s because the sport gave him every opportunity and he wants to pass that on.
3-on-3 tourney helps leave a legacy
Atom teams got a unique look at the World Juniors, representing the 10 countries, and were inspired as the next generation.
Tom’s Talks – December
The World Juniors, and how the holiday tradition gives back to Canada.
Nolan is an Ambassador
The 7-year-old has faced his struggle with autism on and off the ice.
The Governor General talks about his love for the game, his career at Harvard and how Cooney Weiland, his coach with the Crimson, helped inspire him on and off the ice.
Sault Ste. Marie honours a young warrior
Taten Hammerberg was an inspiration, and five months after he lost his battle, the hockey community continues to honour him.
Tom’s Talks – November
The importance of grassroots coaching, and focusing on the fun.
Shawn & Lloyd are Ambassa...
Two coaches, making hockey happen for special-needs players in Ottawa.
The former Captain Canada and two-time Olympic gold medallist shares the lessons hockey taught her, and why it’s important to keep giving back to the hockey community.
Who’s your Hockey Canada Ambassador?
Calling all Canadians! Who makes hockey happen in your community? Nominate a local leader as a Hockey Canada Ambassador.
Engulfing girls’ hockey
Girls Hockey Calgary has rebranded all of its teams the Jr. Inferno.
Tom’s Talks – October
Sharing tips for a new hockey season, and celebrating female hockey.
With the help of Hockey Canada, 82 young Syrian refugees who are students Belvedere Parkway School in Calgary got their first taste of Canada’s game through floorball.
Sicamous honours its hockey heroes
The dreams of young players in Sicamous, B.C., wouldn’t be reality without the selfless volunteers who make hockey happen.
More gear for kids
More hockey equipment will be in the hands of more kids in Calgary.
Hockey’s home in Sicamous
Few small towns produce NHLers like the Houseboat Capital of Canada.
Despite challenges with geography and facilities in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, efforts are being made to get youngsters into new hockey gear and onto the hamlet’s natural ice.
Helping hockey happen way north in the Can...
Hockey Canada development staff, Hockey North and the Hockey Canada Foundation, help grow hockey near the Arctic Ocean.
For the past three years, Adam Kingsmill has been a goaltender with th...
An unexpected gift
A tumour diagnosis gave Léonie Philbert a new outlook on life.
There’s nothing more Canadian than hockey, something newcomers to the country are not only discovering but also embracing – no more so than in Burnaby, B.C., where a roster of new players – ...
Raiders are one team, one cause at Esso
After Hailey McCallum’s dad passed away, her team played on in his honour – and in the name of cancer awareness.
The Lloydminster goaltender has turned tragedy into motivation.
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 years, and the answer seems fairly obvious, but in honour of National Volunteer Week it is worth asking just one more tim...
Influencers pushing for change in Kugluktu...
A local and an unexpected newcomer are leading the charge to change the hockey culture and grow the game in Nunavut.
Seeing how much fun their kids were having playing the game, a group o...
Dreams into reality
The Dreams Come True program touched down at the 2016 TELUS Cup.
Long after the national champion gets crowned every April, the legacy of the Esso Cup lives on in its 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.
The Team Canada alumnus, Hockey Hall of Famer, and six-time Stanley Cu...
Girls just want to have f...
From moms to daughters, coaches to volunteers, and fans in the stands ...
This Thanksgiving weekend, Canadians are coming together for World Girls’ Hockey Weekend, including the Long Game, and the Canadian leg of t...
Five years ago Adriana Leon played her final competitive hockey game, ...
Jenna Velji of the Greater Vancouver Comets took on a hat trick of rol...
The Valley West Hawks were the class of the BCMML, thanks to a helping hand from Olympic gold medallist 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 isn’t your typical 40-year-old university s...
Don Simmons has volunteered at the marquee events in women’s hoc...
HCC: Getting the all-star treatment
HCC: Getting the all-star treatment
HCC: Welcome to Canada’s game
HCC: Welcome to Canada’s game
Community News
Around Canada