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STICKS IN FOR CHARITY
Motivated by a family road hockey game, Olympic silver medallist Laura Stacey created Sticks In for Charity to help keep kids active and get more girls on the ice.
The CEO encourages free play this summer, to let children expand their imagination and reset for a new hockey season.
The CEO has tips for parents on what topics should be included in a year-end conversation with their young athlete.
The CEO shares his thoughts on keeping the rink a destination for all who participate in the game, while also celebrating two recent events that have done just that.
Leaving a legacy
Fort St. James, B.C., and the Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation are celebrating the revitalization of an outdoor rink.
The CEO highlights the golden moment by Canada’s U18 women and the support for the IIHF World Junior Championship.
The holiday season means the return of the World Juniors, and the CEO talks about the importance of the tournament not just to B.C., but to every corner of the country.
The CEO talks about the role of officials in a safe and fun experience, and why officiating is a great way to stay engaged.
A new season with Tom’s Talks
The CEO shares his thoughts on the importance of small-area hockey, and talks about continuing to grow the women’s game.
TOM’S TALKS: OCTOBER 2018
On the back of a successful World Girls’ Hockey Weekend – and ahead of the 4 Nations Cup – the CEO talks about the importance of the women’s game and its role models.
With tireless behind-the-scenes efforts in hockey and soccer in Chilliwack, Andrea Laycock makes the most of her 24 hours.
Staying #HumboldtStrong
One month after the tragic bus crash in Saskatchewan, CEO Tom Renney remains in awe of the efforts of the hockey world.
HC AMBASSADOR: SHARON OLDFORD
After seeing para hockey close to home in Yellowknife, Sharon Oldford has become a champion of the sport in the North, helping her son find a place in Canada’s game.
50 years of Goodwill
A half-century later, the Goodwill Games are still giving Peewee players a chance to see the country and play the game.
Grow the game with Tom’s Talks
The CEO answers questions from the hockey community, talking Initiation and the continued growth of Canadian hockey.
HC AMBASSADOR: AVA FOOTE
A devastating hand injury left her young hockey career in doubt, but eight-year-old Ava Foote used determination and grit – and a little innovation – to stay on the ice.
Making a difference
A program in Saint John, N.B., is giving kids every opportunity possible to play hockey and improve their lives.
Getting back in the game
After a battle with cancer, 13-year-old Alex Luey is on the ice again and learning from some of Canada’s para hockey best.
TOM’S TALKS: MARCH 2018
As he crosses the country, the CEO hears about how time-consuming hockey can be. But it’s time well spent – used to build stronger families, and better young Canadians.
HC Ambassador: Justin Charest
Born with a congenital malformation in his knees, the 11-year-old persevered to make his minor hockey dreams a reality.
Olympic spirit with Tom’s Talks
The CEO shares his experience with the Games and why Canadians can expect amazing stories from all of our athletes.
HC AMBASSADOR: PAUL RUTHERFORD
Driven by a passion for the game, Paul Rutherford first pulled on the stripes at 15. More than 50 years later, he’s still a fixture at rinks in and around Neilburg, Sask.
Great Canadians: Paul Brandt
A Canadian country icon, the Albertan has used his music to promote a love for hockey while giving back to the community.
Sharing the love of the game
Teachers are using hockey as a lesson in Canadiana, and providing new experiences for their multicultural students.
TOM’S TALKS: JANUARY 2018
Into a new year and halfway through the 2017-18 season, CEO Tom Renney is asking the hockey community questions about the game and how we can make it better together.

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