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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.
A new hockey season with Tom’s Talks
The CEO shares his thoughts on why changes made to the Initiation program will benefit the development of young players.
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.
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.
HC Ambassador: Morgan Mullin
She is a former player, a coach, a mother and a driving force behind the 2017 Esso Cup, helping develop the female game.
Great Canadians: Sheldon Kennedy
He is a World Juniors gold medallist and Memorial Cup champion, but the former NHLer has left a much larger mark off the ice.
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.
The importance of multi-sport with Tom’s Talks
Spring has sprung, and the president and CEO talks about the importance of hanging up the skates and playing other sports.
HC Ambassador: Mike Campbell
His birth certificate says 91 years old, but the New Waterford, N.S., native isn’t ready to hang up his skates quite yet.
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.
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.
The legacy of nationals with Tom’s Talks
The president and CEO looks at national championships, their legacy and the impact they have on communities and players.
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.
Great Canadians: Danielle Goyette
The two-time Olympic gold medallist and eight-time world champion can look back on a single moment that shaped 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 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.
Rivière-à-Pierre gets all-star treatment
Joé Juneau took his ‘anyone can play’ mantra to the small Quebec community, reaching kids not registered for minor hockey.
HC Ambassador: Kobe Poulin
Born without his left arm, eight-year-old Kobe Poulin is overcoming obstacles and leaving his mark on hockey in Regina.
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.
All about inclusiveness with Tom’s Talks
The president and CEO is focused on growing sledge hockey and making sure every Canadian has the opportunity to play.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great Canadians: Murray Costello
The long-time president of Hockey Canada has dedicated his life to a sport that he says gave him every opportunity. 
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 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.
HC Ambassador: Nolan Moores
The seven-year-old has faced his struggle with autism on and off the ice, but his love for Canada’s game has never faltered.
Great Canadians: Right Hon. David Johnston
The Governor General talks about his love for the game, and how his Harvard coach helped inspire him on and off the ice.
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.
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.
HC Ambassadors: Lebouthillier and Lewis
Involved with the Capital City Condors since 2007, Shawn and Lloyd make sure everyone has a chance to play Canada’s game.
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.
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.
A new season with Tom’s Talks
As the puck drops on the 2016-17 season, what can parents and players expect? The president and CEO shares a few tips.
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.
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.
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 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.
Getting hockey a little ‘northern exposure’ in Nunavut
Despite challenges with geography and facilities in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, efforts are made to get youngsters into hockey.
Helping hockey happen way north in the Canadian Arctic
Hockey Canada development staff, Hockey North and the Hockey Canada Foundation, help grow hockey near the Arctic Ocean.
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...
Philbert: “Everything happens for a reason”
A diagnosis of a tumour in her left optical nerve became a gift that gave Léonie Philbert a new outlook on life.
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.
After losing his dad just days before the start of the playoffs, Austin McGrath put together a postseason for the ages.
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WWC: ‘Road to Worlds’ takes game across B.C.
Hockey Canada & B.C. Hockey have used the festivities surrounding the WWC to promote women’s hockey across the region.
Influencers pushing for change in Kugluktuk
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 of hockey moms in Chetwynd, B.C., stepped out of the stands and onto the ice this season. By doing something for themselv...
Making dreams become reality at TELUS
The Hockey Canada Foundation’s Dreams Come True program touched down at the 2016 TELUS Cup in Quispamsis, N.B.
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.
Don Simmons is quickly crossing the marquee tournaments in women’s hockey off his to-do list, including women’s worlds.
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