Active with Adam – Power

It is no secret that power is important for hockey. Power allows players to skate faster, shoot harder and win puck battles. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Active with Adam – Speed

There are two main components of speed – acceleration and max velocity. Hockey is a sport with a lot of stops and starts, which makes acceleration an important ability. When training acceleration, there are a few key concepts to consider: Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Hockey Canada statement in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer, on the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Hockey Canada statement on 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship

The following are statements on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer, and Gina Kingsbury, director of women’s national teams, in response to the cancellation of the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship, and the decision to hold the 2021 edition of the championship in Halifax Read more

A steward for the students

Neil Williams has enriched the hockey skills and academic performance of hundreds of students in Kitscoty, Alta., through the Hockey Canada Skills Academy he founded. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

An aspirational academy

Students attending the Hockey Canada Skills Academy at ESC Marie-Rivier in Kingston, Ont., are being taught through off-ice activities that dreams can become reality. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Learning on the blacktop

Blair McCulloch is not letting ongoing arena problems at the Gillam Recreation Centre get in the way of providing a Hockey Canada Skills Academy for local students. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Where Are They Now? Jennifer Botterill

Jennifer Botterill grew up with Canada’s National Women’s Team. She debuted at 18 at the 1997 3 Nations Cup and played 184 games in a Team Canada jersey before retiring in 2011. She won 17 gold medals during her 14-year career, including five at the IIHF Women’s World Championship, where she was twice named the Read more

Continuing to contribute

The scene was Davos, Switzerland, and Paul Coffey was on the ice celebrating a 4-0 win over HC Ocelari Trinec in the championship game of the 2019 Spengler Cup. The win was Canada’s 16th all-time at the tournament, which set a new record. Coffey, an NHL and international hockey legend, was an assistant coach to Read more

How to recover from a bad goal

It happens to even the best goaltenders. Nobody comes to the rink to play poorly or allow a bad goal and those moments are often amplified by the initial reaction when they do happen. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Pre-tournament schedule announced for 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship

As excitement continues to build in Nova Scotia with the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship just over one month away, Hockey Canada has unveiled the pre-tournament schedule. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Class of 2020 unveiled for Order of Hockey in Canada

Three individuals that have made outstanding contributions to the game of hockey will have their successes immortalized by Hockey Canada at the annual Hockey Canada Foundation Gala & Golf in Niagara Falls, Ont., this June. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

A game for the girls … and grandparents

It’s been nearly two years since Marie Vaters has seen her granddaughter Lauren. But grandmother and granddaughter remain in constant contact via phone calls and text messages. The latest adventures of P.K. Subban in the NHL are a frequent topic of discussion. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

National Para Hockey Team welcomes U.S. to Elmira

Canada’s National Para Hockey Team will welcome the United States to Elmira, Ont., for a two-game series at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, Feb. 13-15 Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

‘Captain Canada’ called to IIHF Hall of Fame

During an incredible run of seven consecutive IIHF World Championships from 1999 to 2005 – the last five with the ‘C’ on his chest – Ryan Smyth was given the nickname ‘Captain Canada’ by sportscaster and writer Pierre LeBrun. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

The Vancouver effect

Like most kids in the Vancouver area, Sarah Potomak grew up idolizing the Vancouver Canucks. But when February 2010 rolled around, Potomak, who was 12 years old at the time, became passionate about another squad – Canada’s National Women’s Team. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games took place in her backyard and the excitement, pride and Read more

Esso gives to the game

During the latest edition of the Battle of Alberta between the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers on Jan. 11, the Esso brand proudly presented a cheque for $43,296 to the Hockey Canada Foundation (HCF) through its Price Privileges program. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

In the spotlight in St. Louis

The biggest stars in the game – 20 of them Team Canada alumni, by the way – shone bright during NHL All-Star Weekend, but it was the best in the women’s game who stole the show. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Hockey Canada names Program of Excellence management group, National Junior Team head coach for 2020-21 season

Preparations for the 2020-21 season are underway, and Hockey Canada will be working with three accomplished Canadian Hockey League (CHL) executives as part of its Program of Excellence management group. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

New ticket options launched for 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship

As Nova Scotia prepares to welcome the top players in the world to Halifax and Truro for the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship, Hockey Canada and Hockey Nova Scotia have announced that fans can take advantage of new five-game ticket package options. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more