2022/23 Coach Development & Mentorship Program

In partnership with Evolution Hockey, Hockey Winnipeg is pleased to offer our 2022/23 Coach Development & Mentorship Program! The program is open to all Hockey Winnipeg coaches (HL, A3, A2, A1, AA, and AAA; U7-U18) and offers several non-certification clinics (both virtual and on-ice) that cover a variety of topics designed to help coaches throughout the season. All coaches who register can attend as many webinar and on-ice clinics as they would like. Registration is completely FREE.

The clinic topics (and the coaches they are primarily designed for) include: Intro to U7 (U7 coaches), U9 Skills (U7&U9 coaches), U9 Practice Planning (U7&U9 coaches), Goaltending 1 (U9&U11 coaches), Puck Control (U11-U18 coaches), Shooting & Scoring (U11-U18 coaches), Defense Skills & Tactics (U11-U18 coaches), Forward Skills & Tactics (U11-U18 coaches), Goaltending 2 (U13-U18 coaches), Small Area Skills (U13-U18 coaches), Hockey Canada Network App (all coaches), The 30 Minute Coach (all coaches), Skating 1 (all coaches), and Small Area Games (all coaches).

PLUS – Following the webinar and on-ice coach clinics in October, coaches can attend the on-ice mentorship clinics throughout the remainder of the season.

The schedule for the program can be found here: Hockey Winnipeg Coach Development & Mentorship Program Schedule

Complete the information below to register

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: U11 Recreational Program

Registration is now open for Hockey Winnipeg’s U11 Recreational Program. Please click the link below if you are interested in registering your child:

 

https://page.hockeycanada.ca/page/hc/hm/regional-hockey/winnipeg/participant/1ed1cd48-0ee1-6208-a834-023f0ebd5734

 

The U11 recreational program is a co-ed, 20-week program beginning in October and runs until the middle of March. It will consist of 1 game per week, played every Saturday at St. Vital arena with an emphasis on basic skill development and games in a fun and relaxed environment. All skill levels are welcomed with no previous hockey experience needed. Due to limited space availability, players cannot simultaneously play organized hockey and participate in the recreational program. The cost of the program is approximately $350 per player. The program will consist of 6 teams and the ice times will incorporate 15-20 mins of skill development drills followed by a 40-minute hockey game then transitioning to 1 hour hockey games in the new year. Each team will have a coach and there will be instructors on the ice to help facilitate the drills. Full equipment is required, including mouth guards. Jerseys and socks will be provided. Here is a great resource if you are requiring assistance with equipment: https://newtohockey.com/hockey-equipment-buying-guide-for-kids/

 

Please note if you are looking to register, the options for payment are cash, cheque, or credit card. Currently our credit card payment system is unavailable, so if you wish to pay through credit card, we will contact you in the next few days when it is up and working again to make payment. Sorry for the inconvenience, this will not jeopardize your child’s spot on the team. If you have any questions, please reach out to Grassroots Program Coordinator, Janelle Forcand at grassroots@hockeywinnipeg.ca or 204-784-5454 ext 4.

 

Honourary Life Member – Cathie Gushulak

Hockey Winnipeg is proud to announce that we have added another name to a list of the most influential volunteers of our organization’s history.

The newest Honourary Life Member of Hockey Winnipeg is Cathie Gushulak.

Cathie Gushulak began her involvement in Minor Hockey in the late 90s with the Transcona Minor Hockey Association (TMHA) and has been a key volunteer ever since.  She exemplifies the “step up” mentality that so many of our volunteers possess and she has never backed away from a job that needed doing.  Minor Hockey has changed in many ways since Cathie first became involved, but she has been a constant presence and a true “behind the scenes” force that keeps our game moving forward.  Cathie’s impressive volunteer resume is highlighted by:

  • Coach – TMHA (Female Program) 1999-2004 and 2006-2007
  • Various roles on the TMHA Board in the 2000s (Convenor, Director of A Hockey, Registrar)
  • Hockey Winnipeg Tournament Director 2002-2005
  • TMHA President 2007-2010
  • Hockey Winnipeg Vice-President of A Hockey 2011-2017
  • Hockey Winnipeg Division Director 2003-2010 and 2018-present

When Cathie first stepped into the world of Minor Hockey Administration, she stepped into a “Boys Club”.  Since then, she has proven every step of the way that there is a place for women in the hockey boardroom.  As far as our records can determine, she is the only female to serve as the President of an Area Association and is most certainly the first female to be given the recognition of Honourary Life member of Hockey Winnipeg.  Presently she is showing no signs of slowing down, but when the time comes for Cathie Gushulak to walk away from minor hockey her legacy will be tied to this organization forever.

Thank You and Congratulations Cathie!

2022 Dianne Woods Memorial Golf Tournament registration is now open!

The 2022 Dianne Woods Memorial Golf Tournament registration is now open! Please email Janelle Forcand at grassroots@hockeywinnipeg.ca if you would like to register.

Once again, we will be back at Elmhurst Golf & Country Club. The Tournament is on Wednesday, June 1st with a 12:00pm Shotgun start.

To see the full Tournament Package which has information about the event, sponsorship packages, contests, etc. please click on this link:

2022- Golf Registration and Tournament Package

2022 Spring Development Programs

 

Hockey Winnipeg is once again proud to offer our elite-level spring development programs this season. Each program consists of both on-ice skill development and game play opportunities for our male and female athletes involved. Details of our 2022 spring development programs are below:

 

U13 Female Challenge Cup:

This program is for our top 2009 & 2010-born female athletes and is scheduled for April 4-April 10 at Allard arena. Female U13 AA All-star players will be eligible to register first, followed by all remaining U13 AA female players (on a first come, first serve basis) to fill the remaining spots. The top players from the U13 Female Challenge Cup will then be invited to register for and participate in the Hockey Manitoba Female Prospects program taking place from April 14-April 17 at Stride Place, Portage La Prairie.

U13 Prospects Cup:

This program is for our top 2009-born male athletes and is scheduled for April 18-April 24 at Southdale arena (east rink). Male U13 (2009-born only) AA All-star players will be eligible to register first, followed by all remaining U13 (2009-born only) AA male players (on a first come, first serve basis) to fill the remaining spots. The top players from the U13 Prospects Cup will then be invited to register for and participate in the Hockey Manitoba Rising Stars Plus+ program taking place from April 28-May 1 at Bell MTS Iceplex.

U14 Vice President’s Cup:

This program is for our top 2008-born male athletes and is scheduled for April 18-April 24 at Southdale arena (west rink). Male U15 (2008-born only) AAA players and AA All-star players will be eligible to register first, followed by all remaining U15 (2008-born only) AA male players (on a first come, first serve basis) to fill the remaining spots. The top players from the U14 Vice President’s Cup will then be invited to register for and participate in the Hockey Manitoba Director’s Cup Prospects program taking place from April 28-May 1 at Bell MTS Iceplex.

 

The tentative registration cost for all 3 Hockey Winnipeg spring development programs is $150.00/per athlete. Registration will begin in early March. Note, there will be additional registration fees for those who participate in the Hockey Manitoba programs.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR PLAYERS, COACHES, AND OFFICIALS ARE OUR TOP PRIORITY. ALL PROGRAMS LISTED ABOVE ARE COVID-19 DEPENDENT.

 

Program(s) contact: Brent Poplawski – development@hockeywinnipeg.ca

 

2021-22 Goaltender Development Program

Hockey Winnipeg is pleased to announce that we will once again be partnering with the Bell MTS Iceplex Ice Lab this year to offer our 2021/22 Goaltender Development Program. The program, led by Andy Kollar, is only available to registered male and female A1, A2, and A3 U11-U15 Winnipeg goaltenders for the subsidized fee of $65.00. Goaltenders in the program will receive three one-on-one sessions at the Ice Lab inside the Bell MTS Iceplex. One-on-one sessions will be available to schedule between November 2021 and March 2022.

Registration will be available until Thursday, November 4 at 4:00pm. Due to capacity limits, only a select number of goalies who register will be allowed to participate in the program. By registering online, you will be entered into our “Potential Pool of Participants” where an electronically randomized draw will select a certain number of goalies who will then be eligible to officially participate in the program.

The payment process will take place after the randomized draw occurs.

Please complete the registration process in order to potentially participate in this excellent goaltender development program.

Winnipeg Linesman to Make NHL Debut

Hockey Winnipeg wishes best of luck to Linesperson Justin (“JJ”) Johnson on his National Hockey League regular season officiating debut tonight, working the Winnipeg Jets game against the Nashville Predators. Johnson, 23, who has been officiating for 10 years, started in the Seven Oaks Minor Hockey Association, later serving as Referee in Chief.

 

Johnson was signed by the NHL to work a split contract, with up to 40 games at the NHL level, and 40 AHL assignments this season.

 

“Justin has used his unique physical traits, skating ability and taken full advantage of every opportunity he’s been given along the way to get to this point.” said Hockey Winnipeg VP Officials Mark Alward. “Hockey Winnipeg and all of JJ’s colleagues across Manitoba are eagerly waiting for the chance to cheer him on wearing the NHL crest. I’ve had the pleasure of working with JJ the last number of years and can attest to his development not only on the ice, but off it.”

 

Johnson is the first Manitoban hired to the NHL as an official since Ryan Galloway in 2002. Read more