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Telling the stories of our game

The Hockey Canada Community, presented by Scotiabank, returns for a second season of celebrating the best of Canadian hockey

Jennifer Robins
September 14, 2021

Our game is back and so is the Hockey Canada Community program, presented by Scotiabank!

­Millions of Canadians in every corner of our country help make hockey more, and all of them have a story. The mentorship of a coach, the tireless efforts of a volunteer, the inspirational story of a teammate, the communities that have rallied together to support our game – we want to tell those stories!

The Hockey Canada Community launched in September 2020, with Hockey Canada and Scotiabank celebrating those who helped to change the narrative of hockey during a challenging and unprecedented season.

“The Hockey Canada Community, presented by Scotiabank, has done an incredible job of celebrating all the amazing individuals and communities that are helping make our game special from coast to coast to coast,” said Tom Renney, chief executive officer of Hockey Canada. “Hockey doesn’t happen if not for the people that dedicate their time and effort to making the game better, which is why Hockey Canada and Scotiabank are excited for another season to reward the individuals and highlight the work done to create positive hockey experiences in their communities.”

The program is made up of two foundational components – Community and Champion.

Community tells stories of giving back to or helping grow the game. It could be a hockey team coming together to lead a food bank drive, or one of our 13 Members creating opportunities for inclusivity – Community shines a light on teams, events or programs making a difference.

Do you have an idea for a Community story? Let us know at [email protected].

A Hockey Canada Champion can be a player, coach, official, parent, guardian, volunteer or any individual who has a passion for the game and has dedicated their time to bettering the hockey community, with a Member or their local hockey association.

They are someone who makes hockey more by:

• Leading by example, creating a safe, fun, inclusive environment and always providing a best-in-class experience.
• Continually giving back to the game by being MORE than a coach, MORE than a player, MORE than an official, or MORE than a volunteer or fan.
• Making a tangible and positive impact on the game of hockey and their community.
• Helping to positively change the narrative of hockey in Canada.
• Leaving a legacy or making change in their community.

A Hockey Canada Champion is nominated through the public or by a Hockey Canada Member using the online nomination form. One Champion is selected for each month of the hockey season from September to June, and receives a Hockey Canada jersey and Scotiabank prize pack, as well as a video feature produced about their involvement in the game.

Let’s continue to celebrate and honour Canadians who make our game great by sharing a Community story or nominating a Hockey Canada Champion at HockeyCanada.ca/Community.

For more information on the Hockey Canada Community, presented by Scotiabank, please visit HockeyCanada.ca/Community, or follow along via social media onInstagramFacebook and Twitter.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

[email protected] 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

[email protected]

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

[email protected]

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