HONEY, I SHRUNK THE RINK. No, Rick Moranis hasn’t taken over minor hockey in Canada. But, the powers that be in Canadian community hockey have taken a page out of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids — the 1980s feature film in which Moranis starred as a residential inventor/scientist whose kids are unwittingly shrunk with a home-built shrink-ray.
A who’s-who of hockey has been inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame. Grant Fuhr, coach Wally Kozak, Mike Vernon, broadcaster Ron MacLean and two Canada Winter Games gold-medal winning teams — 1991 Team Alberta Female and 1999 Team Alberta Male — were enshrined at the AHHF Awards Gala held July 22 at the Coast Hotel in Canmore.
The next level. A hockey player’s evolution, to a degree, takes place on a ladder. It involves a long, at times daunting, climb up the rungs to the player’s ultimate goal.
It’s a process. If anyone is ready for the trials, tribulations and relocations hockey’s next level brings, it’s Sean Tschigerl. The Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) Edmonton forward’s folks have logged countless miles en route to his winning the 2018 HockeyNews Alberta Player of the Year (POY) Award.
It doesn’t take long. One season, to be exact. When selected as the HockeyNow 2016 Player of the Year (POY) for Alberta, Bowen Byram was coming off a productive Bantam season (22 goals, 37 assists in 34 AMBHL games) with the Lethbridge Golden Hawks.
We’re less than two months out from making our final selections for the HockeyNow Minor Hockey Player of the Year award winners in B.C., Alberta and Ontario. The 2018 nominees have been impressing us all season long and some were fortunate enough to make their mark at the Telus Cup in Sudbury late last month.
After the Esso Cup was held in Bridgewater, N.S. last month, another big-time national championship came to Nova Scotia, bringing the top Aboriginal hockey players from across the country.
A new crop of talented players is bound to hit the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and major junior hockey, many bound to be stars in hockey for years to come.
The 2018 Alberta Cup is officially underway, with eight teams made up of Alberta top 2003-born male players competing for the provincial crown.
For a quarter of a century, Indigenous hockey players in Alberta have played in one of the province’s largest tournaments, but it hasn’t been well-documented.
In 2009, the Canadian Sports School Hockey League (CSSHL) was born, with five member schools in B.C. and Alberta taking on the task of developing elite players in a high-quality athletic and educational environment.
Fifteen tournaments ran across the province of Alberta from March 21-25, while three league champions also earned provincial honours the previous week.
Only a few months remain until the winners are announced. For the 19th year, HockeyNow will soon be awarding some of the best minor hockey talent in B.C., Alberta, and Ontario with the annual Player of the Year Award.
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