A bond beyond hockey

The coach and the defenceman are sharing a dressing room once again at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, Dyck as an assistant with Canada’s National Junior Team and Byram one of six returnees hoping to help Canada defend the gold medal it won a year ago in the Czech Republic. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

World Juniors Preview: Canada vs. Germany

Forty-one days after selection camp got underway, Canada’s National Junior Team finally drops the puck on the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship when it takes on Germany. It has been a long road to Boxing Day for both teams as COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on tournament preparations. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

A humble pride

Terry O’Flynn’s entry into Canada’s game was a minor hockey career that climaxed with a campaign playing for Ken Hitchcock’s vaunted Chain Gang in Sherwood Park. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Kirby Dach to miss 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship

Hockey Canada announced Thursday that National Junior Team captain Kirby Dach (Fort Saskatchewan, Alta./Chicago, NHL) will miss the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship with a wrist injury. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Game Preview: Canada vs. Russia

Pre-tournament play comes to a close Wednesday in Edmonton, with a pair of games on the schedule – Canada faces Russia, followed by Slovakia taking on the Czech Republic. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

A logistical equation

Tom Nagy, a physics teacher and Hockey Canada Skills Academy lead, devised the Return to Hockey protocols for the 2020-21 school year at Mount Boucherie Secondary School. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

The dogbane’s lessons

The wisdom shared during a land-based learning seminar to promote Indigenous values could also be employed by HCSA students in Kelowna, B.C., with their on-ice craft. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Cameo coaches

The Hockey Canada Skills Academy at St. Charles College in Sudbury, Ont., has booked special guests like Zack Stortini, Lindsey Fry and Derek MacKenzie this school year. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Friendship sparks coaching chemistry

The lifelong friendship between W.C. Miller Collegiate HCSA students Cole Martens and Ethan Franz set them up for a successful minor hockey coaching double act. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Kirby Dach named Team Canada Captain for 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship

Kirby Dach (Fort Saskatchewan, Alta./Chicago, NHL) will wear the ‘C’ as captain of Canada’s National Junior Team at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton, Dec. 25-Jan. 5. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Warming hearts and heads

The hockey community is known for its propensity to rise to the occasion, to pull up its proverbial socks and do what needs to be done. From players, to parents, to volunteers, to fans … the notion of giving back and getting involved is engrained in the game. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Hockey Canada unveils 50/50 draw details for 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship

Although the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship will be played without fans in the arena in Edmonton, Alta., plans have been unveiled for fans in Alberta to engage in the World Juniors. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

SkipTheDishes becomes Official Food Delivery Partner of Hockey Canada and 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship

SkipTheDishes, Canada’s largest and most popular food delivery network, is excited to announce a multi-year partnership with Hockey Canada, the national governing body for grassroots hockey in the country and the home of Team Canada. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Hockey Canada announces partnership with Swiss Chalet

Hockey Canada has introduced Swiss Chalet as a new International Marketing Partner, a four-year agreement that will make it the official restaurant partner of Hockey Canada. The announcement comes ahead of the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, which begins Dec. 25 in Edmonton, Alta. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

To summit or succumb

Clarkey, as he’s come to be known around Canada’s National Junior Team, is more than the average fan – he is an adventurer who, among many other achievements, has climbed the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

25 players selected to represent Canada at 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship

Following a 26-day selection camp that was interrupted by a mandatory two-week quarantine, 25 players have been named to Canada’s National Junior Team for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, Dec. 25-Jan. 5 in Edmonton, Alta. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Hockey Canada statement on Alexis Lafrenière

The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Scott Salmond, senior vice-president of national teams, regarding Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./New York Rangers, NHL). Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Doing it for Drummondville

What Xavier Simoneau did on the ice for the Drummondville Voltigeurs last season was impressive. Off the ice, the 19-year-old might have been even better. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Zuke and Milly: Best friends for life

Some of the biggest moments in the young lives of Ryan Suzuki and Mason Millman have one common thread: They’ve been right there beside each other (or on the other end of the line) when the phone rang. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Hockey, heart, lungs and legs

A spin bike is a familiar piece of training equipment for hockey players. A few bikes usually sit outside the dressing room, players using them to warm up, cool down or rehab injuries. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more