National Coaches Week

National Coaches Week


From Sept. 17-25, Hockey Canada celebrates National Coaches Week, a recognition of the positive impact coaches have on athletes and on their communities from coast to coast to coast. Join in the celebration as we say #ThanksCoach with video and written content featured at HockeyCanada.ca and across Hockey Canada’s social media channels – Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

The National Women’s Team head coach reflects on how he got involved in the women’s game, what makes Team Canada so special and the best advice he’s ever received.
The first all-women U18 coaching staff is bringing experience and showing the importance of diversity behind the bench.
Inspiring women to coach
Kori Cheverie and Caroline Ouellette dedicated their lives to hockey and hope to inspire more women to become coaches.
The BFL Female Coach of the Year (Community), Amy Doerksen is pushing for progress in women’s hockey across Manitoba.
The BFL Female Coach of the Year (Competitive), Laurence Beaulieu is driven behind the bench by a love of the game.
The BFL Female Coach of the Year (HP), Sarah Hilworth was bit by the coaching bug after a career-ending knee injury.
The road was not easy, but Jason Payne has made it as the only active Black head coach in North American pro hockey.
Words of wisdom
Olympic and Paralympic coaches Jon Cooper, Troy Ryan and Ken Babey share lessons from their coaching journeys.
Piper Hays and Hayley Palmer have benefitted from a push by the Vancouver Angels to get more women behind the bench.
Armed with experience, education and passion, Noémie Tanguay has found success behind the bench with Limoilou.
Janelle Forcand is an advocate for women in coaching and helps those entering the coaching world find opportunities.
The Hockey Canada Foundation is teaming up with U SPORTS to increase the number of women getting behind the bench.
No Canadian coach has spent more time at the World Juniors than André Tourigny, who is facing his toughest task.
Hockey Canada is helping women earn coach certification and developing role models for the next generation.
From U15 AAA to the WHL and now the World Juniors, Bowen Byram and Michael Dyck have shared a unique journey.
By stressing both fun and fundamentals, Samantha Holmes-Domagala is helping young girls fall in love with hockey.
A world champion as a player, Teresa Hutchinson has focused her passion on coaching, working with the next generation.
Just two years after retiring, Steve Arsenault has worked his way back to Team Canada, this time behind the bench.
Hockey Canada Skills Academies are poised to establish a network of young hockey coaches in New Brunswick.
Amy de Bree organized a female-focused webinar series that brought together a community of leaders and athletes.
Stéphanie Grenier is guiding her three daughters – and hundreds of other girls – through their minor hockey journeys.
A BFL Female Coach of the Year recipient, Callie Langmead operates with one goal in mind: get more girls on the ice.
The Women Master Coach Developer program is equipping women with the training to develop more coaches.
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