Volunteers Needed! Rogers Hometown Hockey


Do you LOVE Hockey?  Here is your chance to be part of a National tour highlighting our nations game! A Fun, Family friendly volunteer opportunity awaits you.  Rogers Hometown Hockey is coming to Winnipeg the weekend of December 2 & 3 2017. We’re looking for volunteers just like you.

Rogers Hometown Hockey is a two-day outdoor hockey festival and it’s stopping in Winnipeg, MB. This is an exciting, family friendly event!  We are looking for volunteers with high energy, positive attitude, and a love for hockey is a plus! Responsibilities will vary– handing out free hot chocolate, running the festival games, walking even goers through virtual reality experiences, etc. All training will be provided.

You can find out more about the tour here: http://www.hometownhockey.com

The shifts that we are going to need covered are below.  Please email with shifts which interest you.  If there is something that you would like to do in particular please email and we can try to accommodate that.

Shift times: 

Saturday 11:30am-3:00pm

Saturday 2:30pm-6:00pm

Sunday 11:30am-4:00pm

Sunday 4:30pm-9:00pm

We also have Runner shifts available:

Thursday – Sunday 12pm-6pm each day

The Runner shifts will be on-call.  This position requires you to be over 25 and have your own vehicle.  We will pay you for KM’s that you drive during your shift.

Please email if you have any questions to: emccartney@sdimktg.com.  We would be happy to answer. Please email before 5:00pm Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 which shift/shifts you would like.  If you have any family or friends that would, like to volunteer please feel free to forward.  Again, volunteers are a huge part enhancing the experience of any community festival.  We appreciate your interest and hope to see you out this weekend.

Rogers Hometown Hockey is Coming to Winnipeg!

Rogers Hometown Hockey is coming to Winnipeg on December 2nd and 3rd at the Forks! And our Hockey Winnipeg members have some great exclusive opportunities to be a part of it!

VIP Experience

Teams have an opportunity to take part in a mini ball hockey tournament! It takes place on the Saturday, December 2nd. Timbit teams will be scheduled between 12:00 and 2:00 PM and all other age groups will be between 3:00 and 5:00 PM. Also included with this experience is a FREE pizza party!

If your team is interested, please email executivedirector@hockeywinnipeg.ca and include:

Team Name Age Category Team contact Phone # and email

Parade of Champions

Have you ever wanted a chance to be on TV? Well now is your opportunity. The parade of champions will consist of many of our hockey teams parading into the Forks event site and will be captured by the broadcast team! As an added bonus Ron and Tara will talk about the associations that take part in the parade LIVE on the broadcast! After the parade teams are encouraged to stick around and prizes will be given out throughout the night! This will take place in the late afternoon / early evening on Sunday, December 3rd.

If your team is interested, please email executivedirector@hockeywinnipeg.ca and include:

Team Name Age Category Team contact Phone # and email

Clean-up Crew

We are looking for a team that would be interested in assisting the event with garbage clean-up throughout the weekend. The requirement would be for 4-5 people per shift and can be arranged by the team however they would like. The hours would be 12 to 6 PM on Saturday and 12 to 9 PM on Sunday. The team will receive a $500 honorarium from the host event.

If your team is interested, please email executivedirector@hockeywinnipeg.ca and include:

Team Name Age Category Team contact Phone # and email

Hockey Winnipeg Night with the MJHL

The MJHL is proud to offer our Hockey Winnipeg members a great opportunity to attend a MJHL game between the Winnipeg Blues and the Portage Terriers. The game is on December 13th at the BELL MTS ICEPLEX at 7:00 PM.

All players are free and family members are $5.

2017 Hockey Winnipeg Schedules

The first half schedules have been posted for the following division:

Female Hockey Male Hockey
Female Novice Novice West
Female Atom Minor Atom West
Female Pewee Atom West
Female Bantam Minor Peewee
Female Midget Peewee



On behalf of Hockey Winnipeg, I am pleased to announce that Andrew Skogen is our new Executive Director.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Recreation Management and Community Development from University of Manitoba.

He has diverse experience as a training and learning specialist along with many years of community service as a coach, member of several boards and administrator.

Welcome Andrew

Chris Hall
Hockey Winnipeg

Canadian Tire First Shift – Register Now

Registration is now open for Canadian Tire First Shift Programs in Winnipeg.

The First Shift program is a joint effort between Canadian Tire, Bauer, Hockey Canada and local Hockey Associations to give kids between the ages of 6 and 10 an opportunity to get started in Hockey.  The program is focused on skill development and fun.  With a coach to player ratio of 1:4, kids will have a great first experience with Hockey. The program includes 6 weeks of on-ice programming and head-to-toe Hockey equipment for the low price of $199.

To find First Shift programs in Winnipeg and to register online, please visit: www.firstshift.ca

Hockey Manitoba Novice Half-Ice Program

Novice Half-Ice Demo Video  Novice Half-Ice Program Summary

Beginning in the 2017 – 2018 season, players in the Novice age category (7-8 yrs) will play on a modified ice surface –slightly over half the size of a normal hockey rink – until December 31st each season.  Games after December 31st within each hockey season may be played on full-ice.

This new format continues age appropriate modifications into the Novice Program with the Long Term Player Development model and philosophy as the fundamental basis for change. Players at the Novice level require a continued focus on physical literacy while also beginning to develop some of the more advanced individual skills inherent in the game. By moving from cross-ice at Initiation to half-ice at Novice, we increase the size of the ice surface in accordance with the increase in the size of player. This modified ice will continue to provide players with an environment that is more inclusive, competitive and conducive to skill development through puck touches and puck control, shots, passes completed, transitions, decision making, puck support, overall involvement…and FUN!  In addition, with the creation of the new Development Zone, kids will have up to 40% more ice time during games!

Read more….


Life Member Presentation

Hockey Winnipeg is proud to announce Garth Nolan, Past President of River East Minor Hockey Association as our newest Life Member,   recognizing an outstanding commitment to the sport of hockey in the city of Winnipeg.  Garth (center) is flanked by President, Chris Hall and Life Member, Tom Wilson.

New Officers Elected

Hockey Winnipeg is pleased to announce the elections of officers at the April 24, 2017 Annual General Meeting.

 Chris Hall President
 Guy Jeanson Executive Vice President Programs
 Paul Krestanowich  Vice President A Direct Entry
 Rydell Lasko Vice President A Area Associations
 Russ Cassidy Vice President AAA
Pam Campbell Vice President Female
Mark Alward Vice President Officials

New to the Officers group of Hockey Winnipeg Executive Committee are Rydell Lasko who was elected as Vice President A Area Associations and Mark Alward who was elected as Vice President Officials.  Paul Krestanowich transitioned to the position of Vice President A Direct Entry.

Retiring this year after many years of service to hockey in Winnipeg are Terry Kirkham (Vice President Operations), Cathie Gushulak (Vice President A Direct Entry), Blair Graveline (Vice President AA) and Mike Fedak (Vice President Officials).  Chris Hall thanked all retiring officers for their long-time volunteer service to Hockey Winnipeg and the meeting attendees joined in with a well-earned round of applause.