Concussion awareness information

The Hockey Canada Concussion Awareness app is a great tool for parents, coaches, trainers, players, administrators and anyone interested in learning about the prevention, recognition and response to concussion injury, including responsible return-to-play protocol.

The Hockey Canada Concussion Awareness app for kids is a great tool for parents to teach young players how to prevent concussions through respect and playing by the rules. The app explains important concussion information in an easy-to-follow manner for young players and contains an interactive game around respect starring Puckster, the official mascot of Hockey Canada.

A SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS

– As we are all aware any activity has a certain amount of risk attached to it -  but if the sport is played the way it is meant to be played – with respect and by the rules  the health benefits will far outweigh the risks.

The Hockey Canada Concussion app for kids contains great information and we recommend that parents and guardians go through the information with their young players!

Click on the picture to take you to the Hockey Canada website and the Concussion App.

ProSmart Hockey Learning System

Introducing the ProSmart Hockey Platform

ProSmart Hockey and HEO Minor have teamed up to offer free league wide access to all minor hockey playing families in their 68 member associations. Every team will now gain streamlined divisional practice plans, animated drills, skill videos, team management tools, & sport science content.

Join the fastest growing network of hockey communities in Canada!

“I love what the ProSmart team is doing to revolutionize team education & communication. I’m excited to see the value it will bring to our communities.”

– Denis Dumais, President, HEO Minor

Our ProSmart Link is in our Team Officials menu under Team Handbook.   Here!

Casselman-Embrun Ice Dogs Minor Bantam B win International Silver Stick

The Casselman-Embrun Minor Bantam IceDogs (2016-2017) are on top of the hockey world.  The team went 2-2 in Round Robin play this past weekend (Jan. 12-15, 2017) and qualified for the playoffs. It was a hard battle in the semis going into the 8th period of OT, however, the IceDogs prevailed and defeated the highly favourite Woodstock JR Navy Vets, a strong and now rated “AA” team, which only allowed 1 goal in the 4 games of round-robin play, to therefafter win over a team that had previously beat them in the round-robin in order to be crowned the winners in the Finals to become the 1st ever HEO-Minor - District 3 Rep-B team to win an International Silver Stick Final Championship.

After capturing the Regional Northumberland, ON (Cobourg) title in early December 2016, the Ice Dogs qualified for the Newmarket International SS Finals for January 2017.

This past Thursday, the group of players, coaches, parents and siblings started their trek to Newmarket with one united goal - to win this International tournament.

Game 1: L (1-2) – Barrie Colts A (37-4-5);

Game 2: W (2-1) – Halton Hills Thunder A (22-14-6);

Game 3: W (3-0) – Newmarket Redmen A (Host);

Game 4: L (3-4) – Aurora Tigers A (23-8-10);

Game 5 (Semi-Final): W (2-1) (8OT)– Woodstock JR Navy Jets AA (29-4-5);

Game 6 (Final): W (2-1) – Barrie Colts A (37-4-5).

Congratulations to the Coaching staff for their hard work, implication and dedication. The team, not only did they work hard on the ice but their determination, teamwork and sportsmanship were also unparalleled. 

On a special note, the Casselman-Embrun IceDogs team name will be displayed on the Original Silver Stick located in the Canada Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto this summer. 

HDCO Penalty Free Sweepstakes

Re:  2017 Penalty Free Sweepstakes Promotion

Once again we request your assistance in raising awareness of the Penalty Free Sweepstakes program contest, which concludes January 31st.   We encourage all member associations to continue to promote the Sweepstakes program to their membership by including the Sweepstakes information on their respective web sites, social media, newsletters or other communications vehicles. 

Please use the following URL  http://hdco.on.ca/penalty_details  

The 2017 PFS Official Entry Form and PFS MVP Nomination form can be accessed from this link.

Ottawa Sens Major Bantam AAA

We received this story which just begs to be published and shows how our members can make a difference.

Community Spirit!

Hockey teaches many different things: determination, dedication, teamwork and leadership. It also teaches kids about sacrifice, integrity and character.

This December 2016, the Ottawa Sens Major Bantam AAA team sponsored a family through the ‘Adopt a Family’ program with the Kanata Food Cupboard. Over 450 families received food and gifts this holiday season due to the kindness and support of many volunteers.

We are proud of this team for taking time to provide a family with a memorable Christmas this year. This kind of community spirit not only helps people in need, but it teaches us about teamwork and helps develop our kids into responsible citizens.

TOM RENNEY ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF SCOTT SMITH AS PRESIDENT OF HOCKEY CANADA

Tom Renney announced that Hockey Canada’s chief operating officer, Scott Smith, has been appointed president and COO effective July 1, 2017.
Renney, who joined the organization as president and CEO in 2014, will continue to lead and set the direction for Hockey Canada in his role as chief executive officer. He said the move to promote Smith will allow the organization to more effectively deliver on its mandate to grow the game within Canada, and abroad.

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