Hockey Winnipeg would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Humboldt Broncos Hockey Club and the families of everyone who was involved in the tragic highway accident. Many young lives were lost, and many more individuals are still recovering from their injuries.
The families of Hockey Winnipeg are sending love and support to our neighbours in Saskatchewan. There are countless connections in the hockey world, and this tragedy has resonated with everyone involved in the sport.
We hope for physical and mental healing for all of those affected, and for the safety of all travelers in the future. We will never forget this sad and horrible event and we will always remember those who have passed.
To support the Humboldt Broncos and the families affected, please follow this link to the GoFundMe page and donate today: https://ca.gofundme.com/funds-for-humboldt-broncos
Another way to show solidarity and support is to leave a hockey stick outside your front door. Wherever the 16 individuals who passed away are now, this shows that we are thinking of them.
The Hockey Winnipeg AAA Hockey Council is accepting coaching applications for the 2018 – 2019 season. The positions are for “AAA” teams in both the Bantam and Midget age groups. As well as being part of an outstanding hockey program, all of our AAA coaches receive a generous Year End Honorarium, a semi annual Travel Allowance, a AAA Team Wear allowance and full reimbursement of fees for required Coaching Qualification Courses and Seminars taken while coaching in the AAA program. To apply, drop off your resume at the Hockey Winnipeg office at Unit 13 – 1100 Waverley Street or e-mail it to email@example.com attention Coaches Selection Committee. Dead line for applications is April 22, 2018. Please note the Coaching Requirements:
Bantam 1 – Head Coach requires High Performance 1 / Assistant Coaches require Development 1
Due to a high number of tied games which resulted in games having to be replayed the playoffs are in a time crunch. A decision has been made to change the Overtime Rules for the Hockey Winnipeg Playoffs that will take effect immediately.
Moving forward, all games will be played out until there is a winner. There will be no rescheduling of games. The format of Overtime will follow the rule book – 4 on 4 with the period length being the same as the first period.
Hockey Winnipeg is also waiving the rules against playing on 3 and 4 consecutive days. This will be the reality for some series to be able to be completed. It is important to note that Playoff Convenors have been asked to look at the schedule and do what they can to lighten the load on teams in the finals by spreading out games where possible.
The 2017-18 playoff draws are now posted under the playoff tab at the top of the website, with the dates and times of the games. Teams will be added once the regular season schedule is finished and the standings are finalized.
The 39th Annual Ron Stamm All-Star Game will take place this Saturday, January 28th at 3:00 PM at the BellMTS Iceplex. This game will feature Midget A1 players from across all of our teams. Check out the rosters below. The event will finish with a dinner featuring guest speakers J.P. Vigier and Mike Ford at the restaurant upstairs.