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.
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.
FILL THE BUS IN FORT ST. JOHN
A simple idea by the Fort St. John Huskies – fill a bus full of food for those in need – has turned into a 20-year tradition that gives back to the northern community.
After wildfires ravaged the B.C. interior last summer and forced thousands to evacuate, the start of the hockey season has brought a sense of normalcy to the community.
The CEO shares his thoughts on how parents, coaches, players and officials all play a role in keeping the game safe.
The Capital Region couple has dedicated the past decade to making the West Carleton MHA better, whether planning events for teams off the ice or developing skills on it.
WHO’S YOUR AMBASSADOR?
Calling all Canadians! Who makes hockey happen in your community? Nominate a local leader you know as a Hockey Canada Ambassador, and they could have their story shared.
Thanks to their community, a group of girls from Nunavut took the trip of a lifetime to share the ice with Sami Jo Small.
GREAT CANADIANS: SHELDON KENNEDY
He is a World Juniors gold medallist, Memorial Cup champion and eight-year NHLer, but it’s what Sheldon Kennedy has done off the ice that has made the biggest impact.
After seeing the passion their kids had for the game, a group of Calgary mothers decided to lace up the skates themselves.
HC AMBASSADOR: MIKE CAMPBELL
At 91 years young the New Waterford, N.S., native hasn’t hung up his skates just yet, setting a positive example not only for his friends, but for the younger generation.
TOM’S TALKS: APRIL 2017
The end of the hockey season means national championships held from coast to coast, and the president and CEO focuses on the impact they have on communities and players.
GIRLS GET THEIR CHANCE IN THE NORTH
Located in the middle of Hudson Bay, Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, may be isolated, and with help from Jumpstart and Hockey Canada, young girls in the area get a chance to play.
HC AMBASSADOR: KOBE POULIN
Born without his left arm, eight-year-old Kobe Poulin is overcoming obstacles and leaving his mark on the Regina hockey community just two years into his playing career.
When Hay River, N.W.T., lost its arena, the Hockey Canada Foundation stepped in with a solution that kept the game alive.
TOM’S TALKS: FEBRUARY 2017
Hockey is a game for everyone, and the president and CEO is focused on growing sledge hockey and making sure every Canadian has the opportunity to play Canada’s game.