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World Girls Hockey Weekend - Join the celebration!

RED DEER – World Girls Hockey Weekend is quickly approaching, and your team can help us celebrate the female game across the province, country, and world!

For the sixth year in a row, the women’s hockey world will come together for three days – this year from Oct. 6-8 – to celebrate World Girls’ Hockey Weekend.

Associations and teams from across Alberta are encouraged to join in on the global celebration by hosting an event – it doesn’t even have to be about playing the game! Need a few ideas? Click here.

Want to register an event or celebration? CLICK HERE!

In addition to local events, the centrepiece of the weekend for Canadians, as it has been for the past four years, is the Long Game, which brings together players in every province and territory for Red and White bragging rights in five age groups – Atom, Peewee, Bantam, Midget and Senior.

For the second straight year, Edmonton will host the Alberta leg of the Long Game, capped off with a game between the Knights of Columbus Midget AAA team and the National Women’s Team.

For more information on World Girls’ Hockey Weekend, to find out what’s happening in your area or to follow along with the Long Game, click here.


For the celebration to be heard around the world, you can spread the word on social media! Share your story, and your pictures!

To join the conversation, use and follow the hashtags: #LongGame and #WGIHW

To join the conversation, use and follow the hashtags: #LongGame and #WGIHW.

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We Are Coaches: Females-Only Coach Clinic

CALGARY - A unique opportunity is available for aspiring female coaches to attend a female-only coach clinic in Calgary this fall.

The We Are Coaches clinic runs from 8:15 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Max Bell Arena in Calgary on September 17. The clinic includes an in-class session in the morning, and an on-ice session after lunch.

The program is free of charge. Attendees will need to bring their skates, gloves, stick and helmet, as well as their own lunch.

To register, or for more information, click the link below:

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Upon completion of the Coach 2 - Coach Level course AND the HU-ONLINE Coach 1/2 one will achieve “TRAINED” status. There is no post-task associated with the Coach 2 – Coach Level Course to achieve “CERTIFIED”.

For more information, please contact Kendall Newell, Manager, Female Hockey.

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Twenty-two AFHL graduates commit to Post-Secondary schools

RED DEER - More than 20 graduating Midget players from the Alberta Female Hockey League will be suiting up for post-secondary teams this fall.

The Alberta Female Hockey League is please to announce the following commitments for the 2017-18 season:

AFHL Program Name Post-Secondary Team
PCFAC Midget Elite Jordan Winsor Olds College
PCFAC Midget Elite Tanel Boeckman NAIT
St. Albert Slash AAA MacKenzie Reynolds SAIT
St. Albert Slash AAA Ashley Nothof Lethbridge
St. Albert Slash AAA Keely Vachon MacEwan University
St. Albert Slash AAA Lexie Shumate SAIT
St. Albert Slash AAA Kaylee Vader St. Thomas University
Edmonton AAA Madison Laplante Nipissing University
Lloydminster AAA Madison Cole University of Manitoba
Lloydminster AAA Tessa Mitchell MacEwan University
Lloydminster AAA Neisha Germann Red Deer College
Lloydminster AAA Bailee Werstoh Olds College
Red Deer AAA Beth Taylor MacEwan University
Red Deer AAA Jordyn Burgar Red Deer College
Red Deer AAA Camryn Wallan Red Deer College
Red Deer AAA Brynn O’Dwyer Laurentian University
Red Deer AAA Camille Scherger University of PEI
Red Deer AAA Tyra Coutts NAIT
Red Deer AAA Carly Wlad University of Calgary
Red Deer Midget Elite Shae Lynne Bilodeau NAIT
Red Deer Midget Elite Danica Polson Adrian College
Calgary AAA Emily Hill Olds College
Calgary Midget Elite Jenna Patrician SAIT
Rocky Mountain Raiders AAA Ava Thiessen University of Saskatchewan
Rocky Mountain Raiders AAA Catherine Longchamps University of Saskatchewan

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Female Hockey - Why We Play

RED DEER - Female hockey is currently one of the fastest growing sports in our province, with close to 8,000 females already participating. Hockey Alberta and our associations are working hard to create new programs to introduce the game to new female hockey players as well as developing our current participants.

Female hockey offers the opportunity for young girls to engage in a healthy, active lifestyle while learning valuable life lessons and developing new friendships that will last after the hockey season ends. Whether your daughter is just starting out or has been playing for a number of years – there are a number of great opportunities for her to become involved in female hockey at the grassroots level.

As the number of female hockey players in Alberta grows, the need for female coaches and officials grows with it. You can join our team as a coach or official, and help inspire the next generation of players in your local association by sharing, your knowledge, skills and memories.

For more information on Minor Female Hockey, and for a list of FAQs, please click here.

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St. Albert Slash win the 2017 Esso Cup

MORDEN, MB - For the first time in the tournament’s history, the Esso Cup is coming home to Alberta.

The Alberta Female Hockey League’s St. Albert Slash are 2017 Esso Cup Champions after defeating Quebec 1-0 in an overtime thriller Saturday night.

The Slash were dominant at the tournament, going a perfect 7-0 en route to a national championship.

St. Albert represented the Pacific Region at the Esso Cup, defeating the Greater Vancouver Comets in the Pacific Regional Championships, after winning the Hockey Alberta Midget Female AAA Provincial Championships.

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St. Albert Slash in the hunt for National title

MORDEN, MB -  Alberta is well-represented on the National stage this week, as the St. Albert Slash compete in the Esso Cup in Morden, MB.

The St. Albert Slash (Midget Female AAA) of the Alberta Female Hockey League are representing the Pacific region at the tournament, and are already off to a hot start. The Slash opened the Esso Cup Sunday afternoon with a 6-0 win over Mid-Isle Wildcats, who are representing the Atlantic.

The Slash are in action again Monday night at 6:00 p.m. MST against the host Pembina Valley Hawks, and will play Quebec, the West, and Ontario on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to complete round-robin play.

Schedule > | Stats > | Standings >

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AFHL Spring ID Camp Information

RED DEER - Registration information is now available for Midget AAA and Midget EliteSpring Identification camps.

Athletes can attend multiple Midget AAA Spring Camps. Athletes attending Elite Camps  must reside within the draw zone to attend an Elite ID Camp

Please click on the appropriate link below for more information:

Midget AAA

Calgary Fire, April 28-30 | Info >

Rocky Mountain Raiders (Okotoks), May 12-14 | Info >

Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs, May 20-21 | Info >

Edmonton Pandas, May 19-21 | Info >

Lloydminster Steelers, May 13-14 | Info >

St. Albert Slash, May 21-22 | Info >

Midget Elite and Bantam Elite

North Central Impact, May 26-28 (Midget Elite and Bantam Elite) | Info >

*All participants skating in a camp outside of the players Resident MHA or the MHA last registered with, must complete the Permission to Skate Form*

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Lloydminster Goaltender Bella McKee, one of the 2016-17 AFHL award winners. (Photo credit: Two Point Photography)

AFHL hands out inaugural league awards

RED DEER – The Alberta Female Hockey League is proud to announce the 2016-17 league award and scholarship winners.

Four awards are handed out in each league: Most Valuable Player, Top Goaltender, Top Rookie, and Coach of the Year.  One award is also given for the AFHL Administrator of the Year.

Bantam Elite

Most Valuable Player: Allison Reich, Sherwood Park
Top Goaltender: Jocelynn Peace, Olds
Top Rookie: Sarah Wozniewicz, Olds
Coach of the Year: Cassidy Delainey, Olds

Midget Elite

Most Valuable Player: Danica Polson, Red Deer
Top Goaltender: Paige Jassman, Grande Prairie
Top Rookie: Avery Lajeunesse, Red Deer
Coach of the Year: Brad Koopmans, Red Deer

Midget AAA

Most Valuable Player: Tyra Meropoulis, St. Albert
Top Goaltender: Bella McKee, Lloydminster
Top Rookie: Madison Willan, St. Albert
Coach of the Year: Dan Auchenberg, St. Albert

Administrator of the Year

AFHL Administrator of the Year: Dean Trotter, Okotoks

AFHL Scholarship Winners

The Alberta Female Hockey League annually presents four scholarships; two to graduating players from the AFHL as well as two to young women currently attending post secondary and who are giving back to the game through coaching or officiating. All of these scholarships will be awarded to help off-set the costs of pursuing a post secondary degree at the institution of their choice.

The AFHL received an overwhelming response to the scholarship fund and recipients were chosen from an extremely deep pool of applicants. Finalists were chosen based on their strong academics, positive contribution to their team as well as their involvement with their community.

Offical: Hayleigh Dansereau, North Central Midget Elite
Coach: Krista Wilson, Olds College/Olds Bantam Elite
Midget Elite: Alyssa Wilkie, Airdrie
Midget AAA: Carley Wlad, Red Deer

Congratulations to all AFHL Award winners and scholarship recipients!

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St. Albert Slash headed to the Esso Cup

RED DEER - The 2017 Provincial Champion St. Albert Slash have punched their ticket to the 2017 Esso Cup.

The Midget AAA St. Albert Slash defeated the Greater Vancouver Comets in the Pacific Regional Championships this past weekend, earning the right to represent the Pacific Region at the annual national championship.

The Slash swept the Comets in the best-of-three series by scores of 2-0 and 3-2.

The 2017 Esso Cup runs April 23-29 in Morden, Manitoba. For more information on the Esso Cup, click here.

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St. Albert set to host Midget AAA Pacifics

ST. ALBERT - The Alberta Female Hockey League Midget AAA Provincial Champions, the St. Albert Slash, welcome the Greater Vancouver Comets to town for the Pacific Regional Championships this weekend.

All games will be played at the Go Auto Servus Centre in St. Albert at the following times:

Game 1: Friday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Game 3: Sunday, April 2 at 1:00 p.m. (if necessary)

The winner of the series will represent the Pacific Region in the 2017 Esso Cup in Morden, Manitoba on April 23-29.

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Red Deer wins Midget Elite Provincial Championsip

RED DEER - The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs are the inaugural Alberta Female Hockey League Midget Elite Provincial champions.

The Chiefs went undefeated through the tournament (3-0-1), and defeated the regular-season champion Peace Country Storm 4-1 in the final to claim gold.

Girls Hockey Calgary added yet another 2017 Provincial medal to its collection as the Calgary Fire Red earned bronze with a 3-2 overtime victory over host Sherwood Park.

Midget Elite Provincials Scores and Stats >