Development Coordinator

Hockey Winnipeg is pleased to announce the hiring of Brent Poplawski as the new Development Coordinator effective July 30, 2018.

Brent is a former competitive hockey player from Winnipeg, Manitoba who recently graduated with a Master’s degree from the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management from the University of Manitoba. Brent worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant at the University of Manitoba for several years and has experience conducting seminars and providing lectures to numerous classes on a variety subjects related to athletics, physical activity, and recreation. In addition, Brent’s research throughout graduate school specifically focused on youth hockey development in Winnipeg and he has over 10 years of experience working as an on-ice and off-ice hockey instructor with players between the ages of five and 20 across the city.

Brent is excited to apply his passion for the game and use his experience and skills to serve the Hockey community.

Coaching Opportunities – River East AA Marauders and AA Predators

River East Minor Hockey Association is currently looking for AA coaches for both Marauders (male program) and Predators (female program) for the 2018-2019 Hockey Season.  Applications will be accepted until April 30th, 2018.  Successful candidates will be called in for interviews and team placement will be announced at the REMHA AGM May 26, 2018.

Application can be found by following this link:

Applications can be remitted by mail or email

Attn: Coaching Committee
River East Minor Hockey Association
PO Box 35057
963 Henderson Hwy
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2K 2M3

Email –

Female Midget AAA Coaches Announced

The Head Coaches for the 2018-2019 season have been named for the two Winnipeg Female Midget AAA hockey teams.

Ashley van Aggelen will return as the Head Coach of the Winnipeg Avros and Eugene Kaminsky will be taking on the Head Coaching duties for the Winnipeg Ice.

Congratulations to both of these experienced and passionate individuals.

2018 Vice President’s Cup

The Vice President’s Cup is one of Hockey Winnipeg’s most important Development Programs and we are proud to be hosting the event once again this year.

The Vice President’s Cup is a 9 day Development Program for players finishing their first year of Bantam hockey in Winnipeg.  This year, all AAA players and all AA All Star players born in 2004 are eligible to participate.  The event begins with on-ice skill development sessions and ends with a 5 game round-robin style tournament.  This is a great opportunity for players to develop their skills, compete at a high level, be exposed to Winnipeg’s best coaches and make new friends.

The top players from the Vice President’s Cup will be invited to take part in the Director’s Cup Prospects program that is run by Hockey Winnipeg and Hockey Manitoba.

Eligible players will be sent invitations via email on February 1st, 2018 with a link to register.  If your son is eligible and you do not receive an email on February 1st, or if you have any questions about the program please contact

Game of the Week – Ron Stamm All-Star Game

Ron Stamm All-Star Game
January 28th, 3:00 PM BellMTS Iceplex

This past Saturday, some of the top Midget A1 players from around the city, hit the ice to participate in the 39th Annual Ron Stamm Memorial All-Star Game.

This All-Star game is dedicated annually to the memory of Mr. Ronald Carl Stamm as a reminder of the importance of volunteer coaches, managers and assistants to the game of hockey.

Ron was a proud, devoted individual the same as the people overseeing the two teams playing in this game. He was known to accept input from his assistants and managers and to offer his constructive criticism to any player not giving one hundred percent… but quick to commend a team effort. His coaching was simple and to the point commanding respect to playing the game aggressively, effectively and with demonstrated camaraderie toward the opposing team. Ron was widely known to the youth of Fort Rouge/Fort Garry area through his dedication to the game of hockey and baseball.

Ron served nine years with Lord Roberts Community Centre as a coach, vice-president and president and started those years as a volunteered coach that played 70% of the time outdoors. (This meant scraping and flooding the ice and sharpening skates.) He coached Lord Roberts baseball, working with the youth and ladies house league. His coaching path took him to devoting two years to the South End Chiefs organization. His energies were also freely given to being a founding member of the Lord Roberts Wildlife Association.

Ron’s last years were with the Fort Rouge Minor Hockey Association as coach, vice-president and two years as president.

Ron particularly enjoyed coaching the South Division team in the Third Annual All-Star Midget game and to have the honour of selecting the Most Valuable Players at the second and fourth All-Star Games.

The match-up was Team North vs. Team South with players from all the Midget A1 teams. Team South consisted of players from Ft. Garry, St. Boniface, St. Vital, Assiniboine Park and St. James. Team North represented Selkirk, River East, Garden City and Maples.

Team South got on the board first with a goal from # 11, Kaden Doerksen only a couple minutes into the first period. The North finished the period strong posting 2 goals before the end of the first by # 6 Matthew Brooks and # 12 Brennan Nepinak-Sargent. Trying to battle back, Team South potted the first goal in the 2nd with a goal from # 11, Kaden Doerksen for his 2nd of the night. With a tie game, Team North went to work and added 4 more goals before the 2nd period came to a close with goals from # 4, Matthew Donald, # 7, Adam Schrofel, # 19, Riley Pasternak and # 6, Matthew Brooks for his 2nd of the night.

As much as Team South tried to fight their way out of a deficit, they unfortunately couldn’t one past Zach Nolan in the 3rd period. Team North added an impressive 5 goals in the 3rd period for a final score of 11-3 for Team North. Team Norths goals in the third were scored by # 5, Joe Rosser (2 goals in the 3rd), # 12, Brennan Nepinak-Sargent (2 goals in the 3rd for a hat trick for the night!) and # 11, Darren Prokopowhich.

The evening wrapped up with a great dinner hosted by the Iceplex with NHL Alumni guest speakers J.P Vigier and Mike Ford.

Stay tuned for more details on the 40th Anniversary edition of the Ron Stamm for next year!