LEAD, DEVELOP AND PROMOTE POSITIVE LIFELONG HOCKEY EXPERIENCES

BC HOCKEY Newsletter
August 11, 2014
In This Issue





Upcoming Events
SUMMER OFFICIATING SCHOOL
August 9 - 13, 2014
Osoyoos, BC

2014 IVAN HLINKA MEMORIAL CUP
August 11 - 16, 2014
Breclav, Czech Republic
Piestany, Slovakia

FEMALE U14 ZONE CAMPS
August 23 - 24, 2014
Comox, BC
August 30 - 31, 2014
Burnaby, BC
September 6 - 7, 2014
Williams Lake, BC
Vernon, BC
In Other News



Upcoming Deadlines

Letter of intent due to the BC Hockey office for High Performance Host Bids
August 20, 2014

Host Bids for High Performance Program due to the BC Hockey office
September 15, 2014

MML Staff Application
October 1, 2014
VOLUNTEER JOB POSTINGS

There are currently no positions posted.

If your association has any volunteer postings you would like included in next month's newsletter, please email them to info@bchockey.net.
Hockey is gearing up across the province this month as players, coaches, officials and associations prepare for the 2014-2015 season.  Female Midget AAA (FMAAA) and Major Midget League (MML) evaluation camps were held this past weekend and High Performance events continue through August.

BC Hockey players are making their mark around the globe competing at several International Tournaments and Championships. 

We are always looking to hear from you!  Does your association have an upcoming event that the membership should know about? Or have you recently hosted an exciting event and want to tell us about it?

Please send your story/event to info@bchockey.net.

Enjoy!
BC PLAYERS NAMED TO CANADA'S NATIONAL MEN'S SUMMER U18 TEAMBCPLAYERS
 
Four (4) BC players have been named to Canada's National Men's Summer U18 team roster and will compete at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, August 11 - 16, 2014 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia.


BC players named to Team Canada are:

Jansen HarkinsNorth Vancouver
Mathew BarzalCoquitlam
Tyler SoySurrey
Adam MusilDelta

Prior to joining the Prince George Cougars, Harkins played with the Vancouver North West Giants of the BC Major Midget League (MML) where he posted 14 goals and 45 assists in 37 games during the 2012-2013 season.
Barzal racked up 54 points in 59 games this past season with the Seattle Thunderbirds.  Before joining the WHL, he played in the MML with the Vancouver North East Chiefs, scoring 29 goals and 74 assists in just 34 games.
In his first season with the Red Deer Rebels, Musil picked up 29 points from 11 goals and 18 assists during the 2013-2014 season.  Prior to the Rebels, he played in the MML with the Greater Vancouver Canadians and Burnaby Winter Club Bantam A1 T1  teams.
Both Soy and Musil were part of Team Pacific that captured silver at the 2014 U17 World Hockey Challenge.  All four (4) players were part of Team BC that brought home gold at the 2012 Western Canada Challenge Cup.  Barzal was named to the Challenge Cup All Star team and Harkins was named Player of the Game for his five (5) point effort during the final game.

Congratulations and good luck in Europe guys!
BC HOCKEY HALL OF FAMEHALLOFFAME
 
It was a moment that players, coaches, officials and hockey pioneers wait for and dream of - to be recognized in front of their family, friends and peers for their accomplishments and dedication to hockey in BC.  This year, the inductees included:
  • Bill Ennos
  • Kirk McLean
  • Pat Price
  • 2003-2004 Kelowna Rockets
Ennos has been an integral part of hockey development at BC Hockey since he joined the organization as Program Coordinator in 1980.  He was a leader in developing the BC Junior Olympic Program and its transition into the Best Ever Program of Excellence.  Prior to his time with BC Hockey, he was a member of the UBC Thunderbird's men's hockey team and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the BC Hockey Life Members' Award for his outstanding contribution to the development and growth of amateur hockey.
Congratulations Bill and the other inductees on this amazing honour!
MALE U16 TEAM BC SHORT LISTMU16TEAMBC
 
Twenty-seven male under 16 players have been shortlisted for potential participation on Team BC at the 2015 Canada Winter Games taking place February 13, 2015 - March 1, 2015 in Prince George, BC.


The players will now be evaluated by the coaching staff over the course of the hockey season, and the final roster will be announced in November 2014.

2014 Male U16 Provincial Camp Wrap Up Video
2014 MU16 Provincial Camp Wrap Up
HCR TUTORIAL VIDEOSHCRVIDEOS

We are currently working on developing tutorial videos to help you navigate the Hockey Canada Registry.  Videos will be posted to the BC Hockey YouTube channel starting later this week.
AN EXCITING YEAR - FROM THE BC WINTER GAMES TO BUDAPESTWINTERGAMES

It's been an exciting and busy year of hockey for Anna Morrish of Kamloops. She made the Thompson Okanagan zone team where they placed third at the 2014 BC Winter Games, was recruited for the Northern Alberta Hockey Association Panthers to compete at the U16 World Selects tournament in Budapest, Hungary and just finished major midget tryouts.

 

We chatted with Morrish about the BC Winter Games.  "It was an amazing experience for me," she said. "The team was so fun to play and spend time with.  We all got along and worked together.  I made new friends and felt comfortable.  I learned new things from the other players and coaches."

"For me, the best part of the Winter Games was the high level of hockey that I took part in.  The games were so much faster and intense.  Hardly any mistakes were made and I felt so confident in myself and teammates.  Every shift counted."

"I enjoyed playing so much!  Coming in third place was a hard worked honour.  I am so proud to be a part of the best three (3) teams in the province."

After the games, Anna was asked to join the Panthers team to attend the U16 World Selects tournament.  "I am beyond excited to represent this team as part of Canada and play international hockey," she commented.

The tournament was a little different than games Morrish is used to here in BC.  The girls played two (2) 25 minute periods on Olympic ice.  "It was a big change," said Anna. "I was so stunned at the hockey performance hockey that I took part in. Team Sweden and Team USA were the strongest teams in the tournament and playing against those girls was an amazing experience that I will treasure forever."

The team only won one (1) game in the tournament, but the the experience and memories they made will last a lifetime.

 

BC PLAYERS INVITED TO CANADA'S NATIONAL WOMEN'S U18 TEAM SELECTION CAMPWOMENSU18
Hockey Canada
Congratulations to Micah Hart (Saanichton) and Sarah Potomak (Aldergrove) who are currently attending the Canada's National Women's U18 Team Selection Camp in Calgary, AB.

Both girls have been involved in the BC Hockey High Performance Program and most recently competed at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship, where they brought home the gold medal.

From the selection camp, 22 players will be chosen to face the United States' Women's U18 Select Team in a three (3) game series from August 21 - 24, 2014 in Calgary.  Following the series, players will be evaluated in preparation for selecting the Canadian team that will compete at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship in January 2015 in Buffalo, New York.

Good luck girls!

Does your Minor Hockey Association have an upcoming event the membership should know about? Or have you hosted an awesome event and want to tell us about it?

We want to know what you are doing at your association and share it with hockey fans across the Province. 
 
Send your story/event to: info@bchockey.net.                       
Want to be a part of BC Hockey events?  Or do you know someone who would love to be involved in hockey in their community?

We are always accepting names and resumes for volunteer positions for BC Hockey events across the province.  Some events include: the Male U16 and Female U18 BC Cups and minor rec skills camps and jamborees.
 
Get involved today!  Please forward your name, or someone you know, and your/their details to: info@bchockey.net.                       
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