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Fran Rider is the first female builder to receive the Order of Hockey in Canada. Two years ago she was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame, the first to gain membership specifically for contributions to building women’s hockey. Rider was the first recipient of Hockey Canada’s Female Breakthrough Award, in 1998, and the first
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When he accepted the job in the late 1970s, it was with the personal understanding that he would provide a five-year commitment. After that he would likely move on again, perhaps falling back on his law degree or even pursue other ventures. Let’s just say that plan didn’t materialize and the five years evolved into
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Scotty Bowman has been part of 14 Stanley Cup championship teams, and each one of those titles holds a place in his heart and cherished home in his mind. A few of those victories – and the ring which came with them – do elicit some extra emotion now that the man deemed the greatest
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Ken Babey kept on talking about getting over the hump. That hump was the United States. More specifically, it was seeing Canada’s National Sledge Team defeat the U.S. in a major international competition. The Americans have had Canada’s number in recent years, winning 12 of 13 games dating back to early 2014. That changed April
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CALGARY, Alta. – The leaders of the game assembled for Hockey Canada’s 2017 Spring Congress in St. John’s, N.L., at the end of May in review and celebration of the 2016-17 season, and to continue the work on developing the game of hockey moving forward. Spring Congress is one of two annual meetings that bring
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Candy canes, eggnog and the World Juniors – few things are as closely related to the holiday season as those three delightful traditions. Sorry, Santa. Although the IIHF World Junior Championship officially began in 1977, it was a relatively unknown tournament until the late ‘80s. Thanks to the infamous fight between Canada and the Soviet
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CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada is looking ahead to a busy 2017-18 season, and it starts with the annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp, June 9-11 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. The weekend-long camp brings together some of the country’s top goaltending talent with elite-level instructors from across
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Many hockey specialists and coaches profess that before anything else, a good hockey player should be an athletic player. What this means is that in order to achieve their full potential, young hockey players should develop skills beyond hockey and practice other sports. “The ability to learn agility, balance, and coordination that comes from playing
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COBOURG, Ont. – The Cobourg Cougars, hosts of the 2017 RBC Cup, have been crowned this year’s national Junior A champions following a 3-2 overtime win over the Brooks Bandits. The Cougars opened up the scoring 3:56 into the first period on a goal by Jamie Huber (Goderich, Ont.). Conner Jean (Oakland, Mich.) tied it
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COLOGNE, Germany – Canada’s National Men’s Team are coming home with a silver medal after a 2-1 shootout loss to Sweden in Sunday’s gold-medal game at the 2017 IIHF World Championship. Canada had to fight back from a one-goal deficit after Sweden scored shorthanded in the final minute of the second period. Ryan O’Reilly (Varna,
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COBOURG, Ont. – With preliminary-round action concluded and the semifinal match-ups set at the 2017 RBC Cup, it was time to recognize individual player contributions at the annual awards banquet on Friday. Cale Makar (Calgary/Brooks, AJHL) made event history, walking away with back-to-back MVP and Top Defenceman awards at the 2016 and 2017 RBC Cup.
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CALGARY, Alta. – Canada’s National Women’s Team is travelling east for its upcoming training camp that will be hosted in Fredericton, N.B., from May 26-June 12, 2017. For the 28 players recently named to Canada’s Olympic centralization roster, the camp will focus on off-ice training, which includes dryland training, fitness-testing, and physical and mental preparation.
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CALGARY, Alta. – Twelve coaches have been selected to lead Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team and Canada’s national men’s under-17 teams throughout development and selection camps, and 2017 events. Paul McFarland (Richmond Hill, Ont./Kingston, OHL) will return as head coach of Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team, while Daniel Jacob (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu,Que./Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL) and Brent
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After disappointing finishes a season ago, the Brooks Bandits and Trenton Golden Hawks are back. Both teams lost out in the semifinals at the 2016 RBC Cup in Lloydminster, but have returned with their sights set on redemption, and the two wins they didn’t get in the Border City. “Being on that team last year,
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Six games. If everything goes according to plan, Gabe Bast has six games remaining in his junior hockey career. Problem is, things haven’t quite gone as planned the last few years. The 20-year-old defenceman from Red Deer, Alta., joined the Penticton Vees for the 2014-15 season and had a stellar rookie campaign, recording nine goals
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When Hockey Canada announced in June 2015 that the Cobourg Cougars would host the 2017 RBC Cup, Brent Tully, general manager of the Cougars, went to work. He began with research – how were other championship teams were built, and who did he need to assemble a winning roster? “There was a lot of learning
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COBOURG, Ont. – The teams are set and ready for puck-drop at the 2017 RBC Cup in Cobourg, Ont., May 13-21. Five teams – including the host Cobourg Cougars – are ready to lace them up in the final stretch of their journey to capture the RBC Cup. What started as 132 teams in 10
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HOW TRENTON GOT TO COBOURG Ontario Junior Hockey League Preliminary round: defeated Newmarket 4-2 (2-3, 1-0, 2-3, 3-2 OT, 4-1, 2-1) Quarter-final: defeated Stouffville 4-0 (4-0, 5-1, 7-0, 4-2) Semifinal: defeated Cobourg 4-0 (4-3, 3-2 OT, 3-2 OT, 3-1) OJHL championship: lost to Georgetown 4-3 (1-3, 3-0, 2-3, 2-1 OT, 5-2, 0-5, 0-1) Dudley Hewitt
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When the idea was hatched, they were just like any other hockey moms. They’d bundle up and head to the rink on a cold winter day, watching their Novice-aged sons in the early stages of their minor hockey careers. But as they saw their children develop a love for Canada’s game, they thought, ‘Why not
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CALGARY, Alta. – Laura Schuler (Scarborough, Ont./Dartmouth College, ECAC) will be the first National Women’s Team alumna to lead Team Canada behind the bench at the Olympic Winter Games. Schuler will be joined at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea by assistant coaches Dwayne Gylywoychuk (Winnipeg, Man./Hockey Manitoba) and Troy Ryan (Spryfield,
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