Canada

It’s quite easy to get inspired listening to Emily Clark. The Saskatoon native is one of 28 players centralized with Canada’s National Women’s Team, trying to make the final roster that will compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea. Despite 27 national team games and three IIHF Women’s World Championships under her
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EMILY CLARK Position: Forward Hometown: Saskatoon, Sask. Birthdate: November 28, 1995 Club Team: University of Wisconsin (WCHA) Road to Centralization 2002-03: Saskatoon Wild (Novice AA) 2003-04: Saskatoon Jr. Blades (Novice AA) 2004-05: Saskatoon Ice Hawks (Atom AA) 2005-06: Saskatoon Fury (Atom AA) 2006-07: Saskatoon Ice Bears (Peewee AA) 2007-08: Saskatoon Titans (Peewee AA) 2008-09: Saskatoon
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Nick and Ryan Suzuki hate losing – especially to each other. The brothers are competitive in everything they do, from video games to ping pong to hockey. “I think we have always had a good relationship,” says Nick, 21 months older than little brother Ryan. “Ever since we were little, we have been playing road
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CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has hired Brad McEwen (Whitewood, Sask.) – most recently a western Canadian amateur scout for the Calgary Flames – as its Program of Excellence head scout. McEwen, whose hockey background includes scouting, coaching, and management roles for the better part of two decades with the Western Hockey League’s Medicine Hat
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How would you feel knowing an entire community cares about your passion and believes in your future? To say Sanikiluaq, Nvt., is remote is an understatement; the community of less than 900 sits on an island in the middle of the Hudson Bay. It is the most southern community in Nunavut, but can only accessed
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CALGARY, Alta. – Seventy of the top women’s players in the country have been invited to attend Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camps from Aug. 5-13 in Calgary. The camps – part of the Hockey Canada National Teams’ Summer Showcase – will be on the ice at the
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At Canada’s national under-17 development camp, star-power is nowhere near in short supply. With 111 of the best young hockey players in the country, big names can be found around every corner, from those with NHL roots to high draft picks from all three CHL leagues. For Nova Scotia native Logan Chisholm, however, the attention
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CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada will support the development of female goaltending at the international level through the staffing of seven of the country’s leaders in the game at a week-long camp in Granada, Spain. The inaugural IIHF Women’s Goaltending Development Camp, an initiative of the IIHF Women’s Committee, will bring together 40 female goaltenders
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CALGARY, Alta. – The coaching staffs for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team for the 2017-18 season have been named. Noémie Marin (Acton Vale, Que./John Abbott College, CEGEP) will return as head coach of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and will be joined by assistant coaches Carla MacLeod (Calgary/Edge School,
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CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced that Brent Kisio (Calgary/Lethbridge, WHL) will lead Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team as head coach following the departure of Paul McFarland, who has accepted an assistant coach position with the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers. Kisio is entering his third season as head coach of the Lethbridge Hurricanes
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CALGARY, Alta. – For the 14th time, Canada’s National Midget Championship will be played and won in Ontario, as Thunder Bay has been named host for the 46th edition of the tournament, April 22-29, 2019, at the Fort William Gardens. Hockey Canada, in partnership with Hockey Northwestern Ontario (HNO) made the announcement Thursday in Thunder
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CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Wednesday the players and staff invited to participate in the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Development Camp, July 8-15, 2017 in Vierumäki, Finland. This year marks the 15th year for the annual camp, which is educational while also promoting positive hockey experiences. The program is also meant to
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It will be another busy summer for Hockey Canada, with 197 of the top young men’s players in the country earning invites to the National Teams’ Summer Showcase in Calgary, Alta., and Plymouth, Mich. Here’s how it breaks down: 111 will hit the ice at the Canada’s national under-17 development camp, 44 will battle for
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While names like Andreychuk, Drake, Goyette, Kariya and Recchi got the headlines as this year’s inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame, they aren’t the only Team Canada alumni to be celebrated. Across the country, provincial sports and hockey halls of fame opened their doors to players, coaches and executives who helped shape the game,
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QUEBEC, Que. – The top players in women’s hockey are set to go head-to-head in Quebec City when Canada’s National Women’s Team takes on the U.S. Women’s National Team in advance of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Canada’s 28-player Olympic centralization roster will open a cross-border exhibition series against its southern rivals in Quebec City
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Canada’s economy has seen its slowest pace of growth in 60 years, and that impact has trickled down to impact Canadian families. Some of the hardest hit by the economic slowdown are having to make difficult decisions about their children’s organized activities. All too often, those decisions result in kids who just can’t play. Thankfully,
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Cale Makar continues to make World Junior A Challenge history. The only player to be named an all-star twice at the tournament, Makar went to the Colorado Avalanche with the fourth-overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, becoming the highest-drafted defenceman ever, the second-highest Canadian, and the third-highest alumnus overall. Makar, who helped Canada
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It was a milestone Monday for five Team Canada alumni, who learned they will be part of the Class of 2017 to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Dave Andreychuk, Danielle Goyette, Paul Kariya and Mark Recchi will go into the player category this fall, while legendary coach Clare Drake will enter as
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Canadian hockey was front and centre this past weekend in Chicago, Ill., with 81 prospects (77 Canadian-born, four with dual citizenship) selected at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The 77 players born in Canada were the most of any country, 27 ahead of the second-place United States. Nolan Patrick was the first of 11 Canadians
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CALGARY, Alta. – A newly-minted Memorial Cup champion, Trevor Letowski (Thunder Bay, Ont./Windsor, OHL) has joined the coaching staff of Canada’s National Junior Team for the 2017-18 season following the departure of assistant coach Kris Knoblauch, who recently accepted an NHL coaching role with the Philadelphia Flyers. This will be Letowski’s second turn as assistant
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NHL Central Scouting released its final rankings of prospects eligible for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in mid-April. Of the top 100 North American skaters and top 20 North American goaltenders, 38 of them have either been a part of Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence (POE) or played at a Hockey Canada domestic event. They’ve
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CALGARY, Alta. – The RBC Cup, Canada’s National Junior A Championship, is headed to Brooks, Alta., where the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League will play host to the 49th edition of the tournament from May 11-19, 2019 at the Centennial Regional Arena. Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Junior Hockey League
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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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