HOCKEY CANADA ON NHL GAMES, 2030 WINTER OLYMPICS

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Alberta – The following are statements on behalf of Hockey Canada on the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) decision to participate in the 2026 and 2030 Olympic Winter Games, and host the 2025 NHL 4 Nations Face-Off: “Earlier today, the NHL, NHLPA and International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) made a highly anticipated announcement that NHL …

Hockey Canada celebrates Black History Month

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Ottawa – Throughout February, Hockey Canada will celebrate Black History Month with a series of stories and video features that highlight the contributions and accomplishments of Black Canadians at every level of the game. Video and written content will be featured at HockeyCanada.ca and across Hockey Canada’s social media platforms – Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. From coast to coast to coast, we invite all …

ROSTERS ANNOUNCED FOR CANADA’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S PROGRAM CAMPS

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71 players invited to National Women’s Development Team training camp and National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp in August CALGARY – Hockey Canada has invited 71 players to participate in Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camp, presented by BFL CANADA and Canada’s National Women’s Development Team training camp, presented by BFL CANADA, set to take place this August in St. …

Nike permanently ends sponsorship of Hockey Canada

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OTTAWA –  Nike has said in a statement that it is permanently ending its sponsorship of Hockey Canada, after it temporarily paused its support for the organization. This has happened due to the backlash the sporting organisation received over its handling of allegations of sexual assaults. The statement given to media said:  “Nike is no longer a sponsor of Hockey …

2023 IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BEGINS ON APRIL 5 IN BRAMPTON

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CALGARY – Hockey Canada, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) have released the schedule for the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship, which is set to take place April 5-16 at CAA Centre in Brampton, Ont. In the preliminary-round, Group A will feature Canada, Czechia, Japan, Switzerland and the United States, while Finland, France, …

Hockey Canada renews ties with Sheldon Kennedy`s group

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CALGARY – According to sources, Hockey Canada has renewed its partnership with Respect Group, former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy`s advocacy organization. Hockey Canada said in a statement that it is being done to develop new, age-appropriate player programs while continuing to deliver existing online training courses.  

Schedule for 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship released 

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CALGARY – Hockey Canada, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) have released the schedule for the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship, which is set to take place April 5-16 at CAA Centre in Brampton, Ont. In the preliminary-round, Group A will feature Canada, Czechia, Japan, Switzerland and the United States, while Finland, France, …

RIVALRY SERIES TO CONCLUDE IN QUEBEC

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CALGARY – Hockey Canada has announced that Canada’s National Women’s Team will welcome the United States to Quebec for the first time since 2017 to wrap up the Rivalry Series next month. The long-time rivals will meet at Colisée Vidéotron in Trois-Rivières on Feb. 20, before facing off on Feb. 22 at Place Bell in Laval. After sweeping two games …

2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship Priority Ticket List

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Ottawa – Hockey Canada and the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) have announced that Brampton, will be the host city of the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Championship from Apr. 5-16, bringing the prestigious international competition to the Greater Toronto Area for the first time since 2000. Demand for tickets is high and packages will sell quickly. The priority ticket list …

BFL Female Coach of the Year

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Ottawa – There is arguably no more important role in hockey than that of the coach, who is tasked with guiding young players not only on the ice, but off it as well. They are leaders in hockey, and leaders in life. Hockey Canada and BFL CANADA are on the hunt for the country’s best women’s hockey coaches, and they …