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AFHL Newsletter: January Edition

 
January 8, 2020

CHECK OUT ALL OF THE UPDATED AFHL STANDINGS

The St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire Red (Midget Elite), and Sherwood Park Royals (Bantam Elite) all lead their respective divisions as 2020 begins. BANTAM ELITE STANDINGS > | MIDGET ELITE STANDINGS > | MIDGET AAA STANDINGS >


 AFHL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Alberta Female Hockey League annually present four scholarships, valuing $1,500 each. These scholarships will be awarded to the student athletes who best exemplify the values of the AFHL; academics, athletics, and personal growth. Two players, a coach, and an official who plan to attend post-secondary during the 2020-2021 academic year, will receive the scholarships. APPLY NOW >


 

AFHL ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT - ATHENA HAUCK

This month’s AFHL Alumni Spotlight focuses on Athena Hauck, a former Rocky Mountain Raider. Athena is currently in the Bachelor of Health Science program at Mount Royal University, and has a goal of becoming a Research Scientist of health in the future. Away from the rink, her favourite sport is canoe/kayak polo, which she has been playing since she was seven, and enjoys it because it is very unique and different from hockey. Athena’s favourite part about hockey is creating relationships and experiencing special moments with those same people. ATHENA’S BIO >


AFHL’s COACHES CORNER - PUCK RETRIEVALS AND BREAKOUTS

When practicing Puck Retrievals & Breakouts, look to focus on specific components. By separating out the different components, it is much easier to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. On most teams, you will find subtle skill deficiencies that are limiting the efficiency of the entire breakout process. VIDEO NOTES >

MIKE JOHNSTON VIDEO > | NET USE VIDEO >


WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE AFHL IN 2020?

- Female Hockey Day: January 25

- Bantam Elite Showcase: February 7-9

- Alberta Winter Games: February 14-17

- Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: March 19-22 (Bantam Elite, Midget AAA), March 26-29 (Midget Elite)


AFHL Newsletter: February Edition

 
February 24, 2020
 

CHECK OUT ALL OF THE UPDATED AFHL STANDINGS

The St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire Red (Midget Elite), and Calgary Fire White (Bantam Elite) all lead their respective divisions as we get to the end of the season. BANTAM ELITE STANDINGS > | MIDGET ELITE STANDINGS > | MIDGET AAA STANDINGS >


 APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2020 FEMALE ELITE GOALIE CAMP

This two-day camp at Winsport Arena in Calgary on June 20-21 will feature four on ice session and four off ice sessions geared toward elite goaltenders and focus on techniques, tactics and how to excel at the highest level. The deadline to apply is March 6. APPLICATION >


PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE FROM BANTAM ELITE SHOWCASE WEEKEND

Photos from the AFHL’s Bantam Elite Showcase are now available from LA Media.  GALLERY >


ZONE 4 WINS ALBERTA WINTER GAMES GOLD

It was a thrilling finish at the 2020 Alberta Winter Games in Airdrie on February 17, with Zone 4 defeating Zone 3 in overtime to win the gold medal. RECAP >


 DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR AFHL SCHOLARSHIPS IS MARCH 1

The Alberta Female Hockey League annually present four scholarships, valuing $1,500 each. These scholarships will be awarded to the student athletes who best exemplify the values of the AFHL; academics, athletics, and personal growth. Two players, a coach, and an official who plan to attend post-secondary during the 2020-2021 academic year, will receive the scholarships. APPLY NOW >


WHAT’S COMING UP IN THE AFHL?

- Bantam Elite Playoffs begin: February 28 - Playoff Formats >

- Midget Elite Playoffs begin: March 6

- Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: March 19-22 (Bantam Elite, Midget AAA), March 26-29 (Midget Elite) - List of Provincial Hosts >

- Midget AAA Pacific Regional Championship - April 3-5

- 2020 Esso Cup in Prince Albert, SK: April 19-25


AFHL Newsletter: December Edition

 
December 4, 2019

CHECK OUT ALL OF THE UPDATED STATS AND STANDINGS IN OUR NOVEMBER WRAP UP

The St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White (Midget Elite), and Calgary Fire Red (Bantam Elite) all lead their respective divisions at the end of the second month of action. NOVEMBER WRAP UP > 


106 AFHL PLAYERS NAMED TO 2020 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES ROSTERS

Hockey Alberta has announced the female rosters for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games, which include 106 players from the Alberta Female Hockey League. MORE > 


CALGARY, RED DEER, AND LLOYDMINSTER SET TO HOST 2020 PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Calgary Fire, Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs, and Lloydminster Jr. Steelers will host the Midget AAA, Midget Elite and Bantam Elite provincial championships, respectively. INFO >


ROCKY MOUNTAIN RAIDERS AND LLOYDMINSTER STEELERS GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITIES

For the second year, the Rocky Mountain Raiders Midget AAA Female hockey team is partnering with a Seniors Care Home in Okotoks, Tudor Manor, to create memories that will last forever. MORE >

 

The Lloydminster Steelers are working with Project PJ by Olivia for the fifth straight year. Project PJ by Olivia was started by Olivia Brockhoff when she was 11, and since then over 6,000 pairs of PJs have been donated to the Stollery Hospital in Edmonton. PHOTOS >


WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE AFHL IN 2020?

- Female Hockey Day: January 25

- Bantam Elite Showcase: February 7-9

- Alberta Winter Games: February 14-17

- Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships: March 19-22 (Bantam Elite, Midget AAA), March 26-29 (Midget Elite)


AFHL Newsletter: November Edition

 
November 4, 2019

CHECK OUT ALL OF THE UPDATED STATS AND STANDINGS IN OUR OCTOBER WRAP UP

The AFHL has begun a new season and we now enter full swing as the month of October comes to an end. The St. Albert Slash (Midget AAA), Calgary Fire White (Midget Elite), and Sherwood Park Royals (Bantam Elite) have gotten off to hot starts and lead their respective divisions at the end of the first month. OCTOBER WRAP UP > 


From left: Alexandria Spence, Sierra LaPlante, Brooklyn Schroeder (Photo Credit: Rob Wallator)

THREE AFHL PLAYERS NAMED TO TEAM ALBERTA LEADERSHIP GROUP

Alexandria Spence (Lloydminster PWM Steelers) will captain Team Alberta, with defender Sierra LaPlante (Calgary Fire) and forward Brooklyn Schroeder (St. Albert Slash) serving as Assistant Captains. The Team Alberta U18 Female team is in Morden and Winkler, MB looking to continue their success after capturing gold at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. The team features fourteen AFHL players and will begin play on Tuesday, November 5 at noon MST against Saskatchewan. CAPTAINS >SCHEDULE > | ROSTER > 


WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE AFHL THIS SEASON?

- Canadian Women’s National U18 Championships: November 5-9

- Alberta Winter Games Regional Camps: November 29 - December 1

- Female Hockey Day: January 25, 2020

- Bantam Elite Showcase: February 7-9, 2020

- Alberta Winter Games: February 14-17, 2020


 

COACH & PLAYER DEVELOPMENT FEATURE: HOCKEY ALBERTA COACHING RESOURCES

Hockey Alberta has created a one stop resource page for coaches to provide them with information on a variety of developmental, educational, and tactical topics. View information on development, the role of relationships, safety, and more! COACH RESOURCES >


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CARLETON UNIVERSITY’S PARENTAL BELIEFS STUDY

As a parent of an elite athlete, you are invited to participate in the Carleton Parental Beliefs Study. The goal is to learn more about parents’ beliefs and attitudes about the costs and benefits of spending time alone in childhood and adolescence. This online questionnaire will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous.  SURVEY >

AFHL Newsletter - October Edition

 
October 4, 2019

WELCOME TO THE 2019-20 HOCKEY SEASON!

The 2019-20 Midget AAA season is set to begin on Friday, October 4 with two games leading off the weekend! Edmonton takes on Red Deer and Lloydminster heads to St. Albert. Calgary and the Rocky Mountain Raiders will begin their season on Saturday. Bantam and Midget Elite will get started on Friday, October 18. MIDGET AAA SCHEDULE > | MIDGET ELITE SCHEDULE > | BANTAM ELITE SCHEDULE >


HOCKEY ALBERTA ANNOUNCES TEAM ALBERTA U18 FEMALE ROSTER

Hockey Alberta has announced the Team Alberta roster for the 2019 U18 Female team that will represent the province at the 2019 National Women’s U18 Championships in Morden and Winkler, MB. ROSTER >


WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE AFHL THIS SEASON?

- IIHF World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend: October 4-6

- Midget Elite Showcase: October 18-20

- Canadian Women’s National U18 Championships: November 5-9

- Alberta Winter Games Regional Camps: November 29 - December 1

- Female Hockey Day: January 25, 2020

- Bantam Elite Showcase: February 7-9, 2020

- Alberta Winter Games: February 14-17, 2020


 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2020 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES REGIONAL CAMPS

Registration is now open for 2005 & 2006-born female athletes to take part in regional selection camps for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games. The 2020 Alberta Winter Games run February 14-17 in Airdrie. INFO > | FEMALE REGISTRATION >


COACH OF THE MONTH IS BACK FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON

One coach will be selected each month from October through March and will receive a coaching package valued at over $500, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel. Nominations are now open! NOMINATION FORM >


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PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - PLAYER SAFETY

Hockey Alberta is committed to a safe and fun environment for all participants to enjoy the game. Player safety can take many forms, but three that are consistently focused on are attitude, training, and equipment. READ MORE >

View the Player Safety information in our Parent Guide!

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Hockey Alberta Newsletter 
September 19, 2019

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2020 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES REGIONAL CAMPS

Registration is now open for 2007-born male athletes, as well as 2005 & 2006-born female athletes to take part in regional selection camps for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games. The 2020 Alberta Winter Games run February 14-17 in Airdrie. INFO > | MALE REGISTRATION > | FEMALE REGISTRATION >


COACH AND TRAINER APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2020 ALBERTA WINTER GAMES AND ALBERTA CUP

Hockey Alberta is now accepting applications for coaches and trainers for the 2020 Alberta Winter Games (male and female programs) and the 2020 Alberta Cup. The deadline for all applications is Friday, October 4. INFO >


ALBERTA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Is there a member of the Alberta hockey community you feel should be recognized for their contributions? Nominations are now open for the 2020 AHHF Induction Class, which will be comprised of individuals and groups or teams who have made a significant to hockey during their time as an Alberta resident. Nominations will be accepted until November 30. NOMINATE AN INDIVIDUAL > | NOMINATE A  GROUP/TEAM >


COACH OF THE MONTH IS BACK FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON

One coach will be selected each month from October through March and will receive a coaching package valued at over $500, sponsored by Players Bench Team Apparel. Nominations are now open! NOMINATION FORM >


FUNDRAISING FORE YOUR TEAM

Canada Golf Card has partnered with the Hockey Alberta Foundation and the Every Kid Every Community Program to create a fundraiser fore your team. Canada Golf Card is Canada’s Favorite Golf Savings Program with over 800 Golf Courses participating across Canada, giving its members access to 4 discounts per course (including the USA and Mexico), featuring 2 for 1 golf and more! INFO >


THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING OUR SAFETY LEAD TRAINING SESSION

A big thank you to all of the associations that attended the Hockey Alberta Safety Lead Training Session on September 7! Associations in attendance included: Airdrie, Blackfalds, Clive, Coaldale, Delburne, Fairview, Foothills, Kneehill, Lac La Biche, Lacombe, Leduc, Millwoods, Okotoks, Olds, Peace River, Piikani, Ponoka, Red Deer, Rocky, St Albert, Standard, Sundre, Wabasca, and Warburg. MHA SAFETY LEAD POSITION > 


EVERY KID EVERY COMMUNITY APPLICATION DEADLINE - OCTOBER 31

The Every Kid Every Community Grant (EKEC) is an annual program to support hockey in Alberta. The Hockey Alberta Foundation would like to encourage all Alberta-based Community Groups, Pond Hockey Programs, Youth Groups, Recreational Groups, Community Leagues and Local Minor Hockey Associations (LMHA) and clubs who have an idea, project or program that align with the EKEC guiding principles whereby an individual OR group may benefit from a Player Assistance or Program Grant to apply. The deadline to submit your application for funding is October 31. APPLICATION FORM >


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THREE DAYS LEFT TO NOMINATE YOUR COMMUNITY FOR KRAFT HEINZ PROJECT PLAY

Submit your nomination now for the Kraft Heinz Project Play where you can win $250,000 to build or upgrade a recreational facility for your community. Three runner-up communities will also win $25,000. Nominations close September 22. Go to KraftHeinzProjectPlay.com to nominate your community now!


FLAMES AND OILERS TEAM UP FOR FIRST SHIFT IN RED DEER

The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers are partnering with Hockey Alberta to bring the NHL/NHLPA First Shift to Red Deer this winter. Registration is now open for the six-week learn-to-play program, which runs Saturdays at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, beginning February 15. Each week’s session also will feature alumni from the Flames and Oilers. INFO > | REGISTER >


GLENCROSS INVITATIONAL RODEO CHARITY ROUGHSTOCK RAFFLE

The Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock Event is giving you the chance to win this 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Truck with the elevation package. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by visiting the Hockey Alberta office or calling 403-342-6777. Proceeds support the Ronald McDonald House® Central Alberta and the Hockey Alberta Foundation Every Kid Every Community program.


 

CELEBRATE THE GAME WITH IIHF GIRLS’ HOCKEY WEEKEND!

World Girls’ Hockey Weekend will celebrate the female game from coast to coast to coast – and beyond – Oct. 4-6. Will you join the party? Get your event registered now! DETAILS >


 Hockey Alberta

INTRO TO HOCKEY MODEL FOR 2019-20 SEASON

Are you ready for the Intro to Hockey Model for the upcoming season? Check out the guidelines and playing rules for all players, ages 5-8 years. DETAILS > 


 

HOCKEY ALBERTA SHOPPE - 15% OFF BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!

Get fixed up with some new gear as the school year begins! Use the code "BTS15" to receive 15% off all Hockey Alberta branded clothing! SHOP NOW > 


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PARENTS & PLAYERS GUIDE FEATURE - LUCY TRIES SPORTS

Created by veteran sports journalist Lisa Bowes, the Lucy Tries Sports series aims to promote inclusive physical literacy and encourage young readers to get involved in sports. Endorsed by elite athletes, the series focuses on participation and the importance of play. INFO >

View the Lucy Tries Sports information in our Parent Guide!


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