RIDING THE HIGHWAY TO HOCKEY
Young players from the N.W.T. had double the fun in Dawson Creek, playing their first games while watching the next generation of stars at the World U17 Hockey Challenge.
The CEO shares his thoughts on how parents, coaches, players and officials all play a role in keeping the game safe.
The couple is dedicated to making the West Carleton MHA better, planning events off the ice and developing skills on it.
WALKING FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Battling with anxiety and depression, Kyle Patterson felt at home when he was at the rink. So he took his passion for hockey and walked 900 kilometres for a good cause.
Thanks to local support and ambitious fundraising, a group of girls from remote Sanikiluaq, Nvt., took the trip of a lifetime to share the ice with a three-time Olympian.
After seeing the passion their kids had for the game, a group of Calgary hockey parents decided to lace up the skates themselves … and the Bad Ass Hockey Moms were born.
GREAT CANADIANS: MICHAEL J. FOX
The actor and philanthropist – honoured alongside Danielle Goyette, the Governor General and Joé Juneau – credits minor hockey in B.C. for his ‘never give up’ attitude.
HC AMBASSADOR: MICHAEL SMALL
He has only lived in the remote Nunavut community of Sanikiluaq for a few years, but Michael Small is helping change lives by giving young girls a chance to play hockey.
TOM’S TALKS: MARCH 2017
As another hockey season comes to an end in rinks across the country, the president and CEO reflects on the last seven months and hopes positive memories were made.
GREAT CANADIANS: JOÉ JUNEAU
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.
HC AMBASSADOR: IAN CORKIN
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.
HC AMBASSADOR: RYAN NELSON
Volunteering as a coach, referee or board member is in Ryan Nelson’s blood, and the Hillsborough District Minor Hockey Association thrives because of his giving spirit.
TOM’S TALKS – DECEMBER 2016
The calendar says December, winter is around the corner, and the president and CEO discusses his No. 1 holiday tradition, the World Juniors, and the legacy they leave.
HONOURING A YOUNG WARRIOR
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.
GREAT CANADIANS: CASSIE CAMPBELL-PASCALL
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.
SHARING A CANADIAN PASSION
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.
Hockey has a home in Sicamous
When it comes to producing NHLers, few small towns do it better than Sicamous, B.C. The town of just 2,500 has sent 15 local players to the NHL over the years.
For the past three years, goaltender Adam Kingsmill has been a part of rep teams in Smithers, B.C. From the way he protects the Storm’s net, you’d never know he lost his right leg when he wa...
After losing his dad just days before the start of the playoffs, Austin McGrath put together a postseason for the ages.
© Matthew Murnaghan / Hockey Canada Images
Seeing how much fun their kids were having playing the game, a group of hockey moms in Chetwynd, B.C., stepped out of the stands and onto the ice this season. By doing something for themselv...
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.
From Dunedin, New Zealand, to Verdun, Que. – and the 27 stops in between – and from six years old to 57, the first-ever Global Girls’ Game h...
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 took on a hat trick of roles when Burnaby, B.C., hosted the 2013 Esso Cup. This time she just wants to play.
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 backstopped UBC to CIS nationals this year. As a 40-year-old. Almost 20 years after winning worlds gold.