There is arguably no more important role in hockey than that of the coach, who is tasked with guiding young players not only on the ice, but off it as well. They are leaders in hockey, and leaders in life.
Hockey Canada and BFL CANADA are on the hunt for the country’s best women’s hockey coaches, and they are calling on players and parents from coast to coast to nominate coaches who have made significant contributions to the game.
This year, Hockey Canada and BFL CANADA want to recognize a coach who has made a career out of coaching hockey through our new and redefined High Performance category. This works with athletes above the age of 16 who compete at the U SPORTS, Canadian collegiate hockey and Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association levels.
The national winners of the BFL Female Coach of the Year award in the Community and Competitive categories will receive a $2,500 bursary, a customized Team Canada jersey, a five-year subscription to the Hockey Canada Network and a Hockey Canada merchandise package.
Provincial and territorial winners in the Community and Competitive categories will receive a $1,000 bursary.
The national winner in the High Performance category will receive a $5,000 bursary and an invite to Canada's National Women’s Team camp in the summer of 2022.
Selection of all provincial award winners will be made by the Members. The national Community, Competitive and High Performance winners will be selected by the BFL Female Coach of the Year Selection Committee. The selection committee includes a trio of Canadian women’s hockey leaders – Olympic gold medallists Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Gina Kingsbury and Caroline Ouellette. They are joined by Steve Lacoste, vice-president and national practice leader of sports and leisure with BFL CANADA, and Teal Gove, manager of hockey operations with Hockey Canada. The Selection Committee and the Members reserve the right to contact the participants on the team and/or others deemed appropriate prior to the final decision.
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