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As the 2018-19 season draws to a close, CEO Tom Renney has some tips on what should be part of a conversation with an athlete to ensure they continue to enjoy the game.
Keeping the rink a destination for everyone and celebrating events that have done so are the February focus for the CEO.
Leaving a legacy
Fort St. James, B.C., and the Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation are celebrating the revitalization of an outdoor rink.
Celebrating success on the world stage, the CEO highlights the golden moment by Canada’s U18 women and the enormous support for the IIHF World Junior Championship.
The CEO talks about the importance of the tournament not just to British Columbia, but to every corner of the country.
The CEO talks about the role of officials in a safe and fun experience, and why officiating is a great way to stay engaged.
TOM’S TALKS: SEPTEMBER 2018
With the start of a new hockey season, the CEO shares his thoughts on the importance of small-area hockey for young players, and talks about growing the women’s game.
Women’s game with Tom’s Talks
On the back of World Girls’ Hockey Weekend, the CEO talks about the importance of the women’s game and its role models.
With tireless behind-the-scenes efforts in hockey and soccer in Chilliwack, Andrea Laycock makes the most of her 24 hours.
Staying #HumboldtStrong
It has been one month since the tragic bus accident involving the Humboldt Broncos, and Hockey Canada CEO Tom Renney remains in awe of the efforts of the hockey world.
HC Ambassador: Sharon Oldford
After seeing para hockey close to home in Yellowknife, Sharon Oldford has become a champion of the sport in the North.
50 years of Goodwill
A half-century later, the Goodwill Games are still giving Peewee players a chance to see the country and play the game.
TOM’S TALKS: APRIL 2018
The CEO asked the hockey community to submit questions about the game, and he’s back with the answers – talking Initiation and the continued growth of Canadian hockey.
HC Ambassador: Ava Foote
An accident left her young hockey career in doubt, but the eight-year-old Nova Scotian never took no for an answer.
Making a difference
A program in Saint John, N.B., is giving kids every opportunity possible to play hockey and improve their lives.
GETTING BACK IN THE GAME
After a cancer battle and the loss of his right leg, 13-year-old Alex Luey is on the ice again and meeting members of Team Canada who have overcome similar challenges.
Time commitment with Tom’s Talks
The CEO hears about how time-consuming hockey can be. But it’s time well spent – used to benefit Canadian families.
HC Ambassador: Justin Charest
Born with a congenital malformation in his knees, the 11-year-old persevered to make his minor hockey dreams a reality.
TOM’S TALKS: FEBRUARY 2018
With the Olympics and Paralympics around the corner, the CEO shares his experience with the Games and why it is an event like no other for our athletes and our country.
HC Ambassador: Paul Rutherford
More than 50 years after he first pulled on the stripes, the long-time official has become a Saskatchewan hockey staple.
Great Canadians: Paul Brandt
A Canadian country icon, the Albertan has used his music to promote a love for hockey while giving back to the community.
BRINGING HOCKEY INTO THE CLASSROOM
The teachers at the multicultural Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School are using hockey as a lesson in Canadiana, and providing new experiences for their students.
Reflecting with Tom’s Talks
The CEO is asking the hockey community to reflect on the season so far and how we can work together to grow the game.

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