A PROGRAM MAKING A DIFFERENCE
For five years, Top Corner has allowed young Canadians the chance to get on the ice in Saint John, N.B., improving their lives and making the community stronger.
HC AMBASSADOR: JUSTIN CHAREST
Born with a congenital malformation in his knees, 11-year-old Justin Charest persevered through physio and surgeries to make his dream of playing hockey a reality.
GREAT CANADIANS: PAUL BRANDT
A 2017 inductee into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Alberta native has used music to promote a love for Canada’s game while giving back to the community.
HC AMBASSADOR: ERIC PAYNE
After losing his leg in a 2005 accident, Eric Payne thought he’d never play hockey again. But he found sledge hockey, and has become a champion for the game on P.E.I.
HC AMBASSADOR: ELEANOR MUIR
More than 30 years after she pulled on the stripes because she wanted to be a part of minor hockey in Russell, Man., the grandmother continues to mentor young officials.
After wildfires ravaged the B.C. interior last summer, the start of the hockey season has brought back a sense of normalcy.
Ensuring the game remains safe is a priority for Hockey Canada, so CEO Tom Renney talks about ways to keep players safe and the role of coaches and parents at the rink.
The couple is dedicated to making the West Carleton MHA better, planning events off the ice and developing skills on it.
TOM’S TALKS: OCTOBER 2017
As a new hockey season begins, the CEO welcomes everyone back to the game, but focuses on the Initiation program and why changes made are beneficial for young players.
Thanks to their community, a group of girls from Nunavut took the trip of a lifetime to share the ice with Sami Jo Small.
HC AMBASSADOR: MORGAN MULLIN
A former NCAA player, a coach, a mentor, a mother and a driving force behind the 2017 Esso Cup, Morgan Mullin is doing her part to develop the female game in Morden.
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 2017
Spring has sprung, and the president and CEO talks about the importance of hanging up the skates in the offseason, and why young players should broaden their horizons.
A TALE OF CROSS-BORDER FRIENDSHIP
Forty-one years ago a winter storm left an Ohio hockey team stranded in Embro, Ont., and a simple act of hospitality created a bond that spans borders and generations.
GREAT CANADIANS: DANIELLE GOYETTE
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.
RIVIÈRE-À-PIERRE GETS ALL-STAR TREATMENT
Joé Juneau took his ‘anyone can play’ mantra to small-town Rivière-à-Pierre, Que., getting kids not registered for minor hockey onto the ice for a two-day skills camp.
When Hay River, N.W.T., lost its only arena for the season, the Hockey Canada Foundation stepped in with a solution – floorball – that kept the game alive in the north.
A GIVE-BACK CHALLENGE IN QUISPAMSIS
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.