HC CHAMPION: JILL FRASER
To keep girls’ teams in the Kincardine Minor Hockey Association safely on the ice for the 2020-21 season, Jill Fraser helped create a bubble in southwestern Ontario.
Learning the game together
The Female Indigenous Hockey Program is giving young Mi’kmaq players a chance to fall in love with Canada’s game.
HC Champion: Dean Smith
Dean Smith is leading the charge to ensure hockey is safe and welcoming for anyone in Nova Scotia who wants to play.
PROVIDING A PLACE TO PLAY
For more than a decade, Hockey Nova Scotia and its Black Youth Ice Hockey Program have been giving players from 5-10 years old a unique opportunity to learn Canada’s game.
Tom talks about inclusion
The CEO talks to the Honourable Justice Hugh Fraser on how Hockey Canada is working with the BIPOC community.
HC Champion: Chris Petrichuk
Chris Petrichuk helped build three all-girls teams in Balcarres, Sask., and resurrected the U18 program in Melville.
Teamwork was front and centre as minor hockey players from Alberta to Prince Edward Island worked together to give back to their communities over the holiday season.
HC Champion: M. Estabrooks
Matt Estabrooks doesn’t just teach hockey, he teaches life skills that will benefit his young players outside the game.
A simple idea became a labour of love for three friends, and a way for one selfless young player to help the homeless.
HC CHAMPION: ANDREW BOYLE
He volunteers in baseball, para hockey and swimming, while getting his degree and captaining his Junior B team. Just 21, Andrew Boyle is a community leader in Antigonish.
The power of hockey
After Justin Ikebuchi passed away in a car accident on Oct. 13, his hockey community rallied around his family.
HC Champion: Chantel Timmons
The LHA president and a hockey mom, Chantel Timmons has spent 13 years making sure the game thrives in Bow Island.
The 330-kilometre walk to help get Aries Benuen back to school was about more than hockey – it was about community, culture and the values of the Innu First Nation.
Davey leans on hockey family
When Brianna Davey battled a rare blood disorder, the hockey community stepped up to support the B.C. Hockey staffer.
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Tanya Noble has volunteered innumerable – and invaluable – hours for one reason: to allow kids to enjoy hockey.
HC Ambassador: B. Nicholson
Bill Nicholson has helped more than 2,000 kids enjoy their first strides through the Timbits program in Thunder Bay.
Dean Smith has helped lead the charge for diversity and inclusion in Nova Scotia, getting a new generation of African Nova Scotians, including his two sons, onto the ice.
HC Ambassador: S. Piller
From a simple first step – find a team for his daughter – Shaun Piller has built an entire girls’ hockey program.
Whether he’s coaching his kids, sharpening skates or running the MHA, there isn’t much Vern Nolin won’t volunteer for.
HC AMBASSADOR: TREVOR MCLELLAN
In 2010, Caronport, Sask., had no hockey. Enter Trevor McLellan, who has spent most of the last decade rebuilding the minor hockey program in the small Prairie town.
Tom talks mental health
The CEO talks to Team Canada alumnus Corey Hirsch as he shares his story of mental illness and the road to recovery.
HC Ambassador: Richard Powell
Richard Powell got involved in minor hockey to be part of his kids’ experience, but he ended up a community leader.
A NIGHT FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
Hockey Calgary, the Calgary Hitmen and the WHL helped 120 young referees and linesmen learn on ice and in the classroom as part of Officials Appreciation Night.
HC Ambassador: Doug Lowther
Doug Lowther has spent more than 30 years as a coach, and half of it has been introducing young players to the game.
Loving and learning the game
As the son of Indian immigrants, hockey wasn’t the first sport Bobby Sahni played. But it’s the one he’s always loved.
SAFETY IN OUR GAME WITH TOM’S TALKS
The CEO sits down with Dr. Mark Aubry, Hockey Canada’s chief medical officer, to review the programs in place to ensure Canadians can stay safe while enjoying the game.
Line Laurendeau has two loves in life – hockey and the Canadian Forces – that have helped shape the person she is.
With a calming influence and ability to connect, Bob Agnew has spent 30+ years as a hockey ambassador in Morden.
A special needs hockey program established by the Sydney Minor Hockey Association is helping kids build up their social confidence and improve their on-ice skills.
HC Ambassador: Shellany Brewer
Girls were choosing to leave hockey until Shellany Brewer created the Central Female Hockey Association in New Brunwick.
Tom talks women’s hockey
The CEO and women’s teams director Gina Kingsbury discuss the evolution of the game and impacts to the national team.
A desire to provide more opportunities for girls to play the game in Greater Victoria led to the founding of the Capital Region Female Minor Hockey Association.
Nunavut's historic debut victory at the 2019 Canada Winter Games is inspiring young boys and girls in the territory.
HC Ambassador: Roy Sakaki
Roy Sakaki loves the game as much as anyone, and the City of Salmon Arm wouldn’t be the same without its ‘Mr. Hockey.’
NATIONAL COACHES WEEK WITH TOM’S TALKS
As part of National Coaches Week, the CEO goes on location to McMahon Stadium to sit down with Dave Dickenson, head coach of the Calgary Stampeders, and talk coaching.
Inspired by Carey Price, 14-year-old Ethan Kowatsch is creating positive change in First Nations communities.
Tom talks half-ice benefits
The CEO and Jason deVos from Canada Soccer discuss the benefits of small-area games to the development of athletes.
After a house fire devastated the Barho family, Jill Saulnier stepped up to support her hometown by organizing a charity hockey game and auction for the Syrian refugees.
From floorball and MMA to shooting and scoring, students got the full experience at the first Strathmore Hockey Summit.
Sticks In for Charity
Motivated by a pick-up road hockey game with family, Laura Stacey created Sticks In for Charity to keep kids active.
When making plans this summer, CEO Tom Renney suggests setting aside time for free play to give children a chance to expand their imagination and reset for next season.
Remembering the Broncos
One year after tragedy struck, Hockey Canada is proud to be part of a community that came together to support Humboldt.
The CEO has tips for parents on what topics should be included in a year-end conversation with their young athlete.
The CEO shares his thoughts on keeping the rink a destination for all who participate in the game, while also celebrating two recent events that have done just that.
Leaving a legacy
Fort St. James, B.C., and the Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation are celebrating the revitalization of an outdoor rink.
The CEO highlights the golden moment by Canada’s U18 women and the support for the IIHF World Junior Championship.
CONNECTING GENERATIONS THROUGH HOCKEY
For the last 50 years, Peewee players from rural P.E.I. and Hamilton, Ont., have come together for the Goodwill Games, using hockey to build life-long friendships.
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 battle with cancer, 13-year-old Alex Luey is on the ice again and learning from some of Canada’s para hockey best.
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.

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