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BC HOCKEY Newsletter
October 7, 2014
In This Issue

BC COACHES WEEK

YUKON SUPER CLINIC



WORLD GIRLS HOCKEY WEEKEND EVENTS

Upcoming Events
WORLD GIRLS HOCKEY WEEKEND
October 10 - 12, 2014
Various locations

NORTHERN FEMALE JAMBOREE
October 10 - 12, 2014
Prince George, BC

2014 WORLD U17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE
November 2 - 8, 2014
Sarnia - Lambton, ON

4 NATIONS CUP
November 4 - 8, 2014
Kamloops, BC

EDMONTON INVITATIONAL BANTAM TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
December 27 - 31, 2014
Edmonton, AB
Click here for more info
In Other News





Upcoming Deadlines

Sport BC Community Sport Hero Award Nominations - Whistler
October 10, 2014
Burnaby
October 17, 2014

Female Jamboree Host Applications
October 31, 2014

Kraft Top 100: Celebrating Canada's Best Nominations
November 16, 2014

Dodge Caravan Kids Program Application
December 1, 2014

BC High School Hockey League Application
January 31, 2015
VOLUNTEER JOB POSTINGS

There are currently no postings

If your association has any volunteer postings you would like included in next month's newsletter, please email them to info@bchockey.net.
What an exciting time of year! Not only here in BC, but across the country and around the world as hockey season officially kicks off! It's like Christmas Eve for some as the NHL teams start their push for the coveted Stanley Cup tomorrow.

Last month there were a couple big announcements for BC players, the new BC Hockey website was launched and BC Coaches Week and the Yukon Super Clinic took place. As we look forward, World Girls Hockey Weekend is fast approaching and International eyes will be on Kamloops as the city prepares for the 4 Nations Cup.

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!
NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHEDNEWWEBSITE
  
After months of planning and development, we finally launched our new website last week! The sleek and stylish new look with enhanced navigation was designed to make the site more user-friendly and encourage user interaction.

Aside from the new layout and menus, some of the other changes include:
  • Expanded content to include a more interactive experience for members through photo's, videos, contests and social media
  • Quick and easy access to the information you are looking for
  • Better layout with improved functionality
  • Useful and Quick links
As part of the vision of the Governance Review Committee, new pages on Governance Review have been added to the website. They have been added to ensure appropriate accountability and decision making while the committee continues to review governance.

In celebration of the launch, we are giving away BC Hockey Swag Bags! It's easy to enter: 
 
1. Search the BC Hockey website for a smaller version of the Team BC jersey (pictured right)

2. Click on it

3. Complete the form, providing feedback if you would like, and you're entered!

We hope you like the new site!
BC COACHES WEEK
  
In celebration of BC Coaches Week, which took place September 21 - 28, 2014, we asked members to tell us Why Their Coach Rocks! 

We had some amazing nominations! There are truly awesome, dedicated, self-less coaches across the province!

In the end, there could only be three (3) winners. Congratulations to:

Coach Carter - Kamloops MHA
Coach Greg - Nelson MHA
Coach JJ - Fort St. James MHA

Click here to read their nominations.

Thank you to everyone who told us Why Their Coach Rocks!
YUKON SUPER CLINIC

A Super Clinic was held at the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse, Yukon on September 26 - 28, 2014.  Presented by the Whitehorse Minor Hockey Association, over 30 referees were certified in HCOP Levels I and II, and approximately 30 coaches were Development 1 and Coach 2 - Coach Level certified over the weekend.

Participants traveled from all over the territory to participate in the event, and BC Hockey President, Randy Henderson, traveled to Whitehorse and observed the clinic, also taking part in a lively Town Hall meeting.

For more pictures, check out the BC Hockey Facebook page!
BC GIRLS ATTENDED WOMEN'S NATIONAL FALL FESTIVALFallfestival
  
Last month, four (4) BC girls attended Canada's National Women's Team Fall Festival in Calgary, Alberta.  Those invited were:

Kimberly Newell(Burnaby)
Micah Hart(Saanichton)
Kaleigh Fratkin(Burnaby)
Sarah Potomak(Aldergrove)

The players will now be monitored at international events, such as the 4 Nations Cup in Kamloops, as well as with their club teams during the 2014-2015 season. These evaluations will assist coaches and scouts in selecting the team that will represent Canada at the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship in April 2015.

Congratulations ladies!
BC PLAYERS NAMED TO TEAM CANADAU17TeamCanada
2011 Skills Camp
Five (5) BC players have been named to the Canadian Rosters for the 2014 World U17 Hockey Challenge, November 2 - 8, 2014 in Sarnia, Ontario.

Josh Anderson (Duncan) and Tyson Jost (Kelowna) have been named to Team White.  Dante Fabbro (Whistler) and Jake Kryski (Kelowna) will play for Team Red and Beck Malenstyn (Delta) will represent Team Black.

All players were part of Team BC that brought home silver at the 2013 Western Cnanada U16 Challenge Cup. Fabbro and Jost were named to the 2013 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup All-Star Team.

Congratulations and good luck!
WORLD GIRLS HOCKEY WEEKENDWGHW
 
World Girls Hockey Weekend is taking place October 10 - 12, 2014 at various locations across BC, Canada and the world. Last year, over 900 girls from around the province took part in numerous events from Try It Days to the Longest Game.

Please visit the Female Hockey page on the BC Hockey website for list of events happening around the province.

Let's make the 2014 World Girls Hockey Weekend the biggest in BC yet!
KAMLOOPS: CANADA'S TOURNAMENT CAPITALKAMLOOPS



As Kamloops prepares to host the 4 Nations Cup next month, the city will have another opportunity to be in the international spot light as the city has been selected to host the 2016 IIHF Women's World Championship in April 2016.  

"We are thrilled to be the host for such a prestigious event," said Peter Milobar, mayor of the City of Kamloops. 

Not only is this exciting for Kamloops, but also for BC and the growth of female hockey in the province. BC Hockey continues to see more and more players invited to Hockey Canada events, camps and competitions.

The 4 Nations Cup welcomes the top women's teams from Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States, November 4 - 8, 2014.  Tickets and ticket packages are still available. Please visit the Hockey Canada website for more information
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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