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  • March 9, 2019

    Wear It For Wishes – Sephaia’s Story

    It's a season they'll never forget. Twelve Bantam AA teams took part in a unique "Wear It For Wishes" campaign to help send a Children's Wish child on the trip of a lifetime ...more
  • February 21, 2019

    Grow the Game with Girls Hockey Calgary

    Girls hockey is exploding in Calgary! In the past four years, Girls Hockey Calgary has seen a 37% increase in its number of registered players, making it the fastest-growing minor hockey association in the city ...more
  • February 3, 2019

    Girl Power Rules! Hockey Calgary and GHC look to boost the number of females playing the sport

    HockeyXtra thought it would be fun to step into The Wayback Machine to revisit the first-ever "Try Girls Hockey" event in 2016. Since our story first ran, the GHC has seen a huge surge in the number of players ...more
  • January 6, 2019

    Hockey Calgary Celebrates 40 years of Esso Minor Hockey Week

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most popular tournaments in Minor Hockey. Esso Minor Hockey Week launches January 12th and runs for seven pulse-pounding days. For many teams, it's a chance to claim bragging rights to one of the most exciting competitions in hockey ...more
  • November 5, 2018

    Why Play Rec Hockey?

    Since 2002, Rec Hockey has become a popular alternative for hundreds of boys and girls, who love to play the sport, but want time set aside for other sports, hobbies, part-time jobs and activities. For many, it's the perfect choice ...more
  • March 17, 2018

    International Competition (From Croatia to Alberta)

    The love of hockey is truly universal. It’s Canada’s national past-time, but other countries are just as passionate about the sport. We don’t often see teams from Croatia in international competition, but rest assured, this country of just over 4 million people has a strong and loyal fan base ...more
  • January 27, 2018

    'Beat The Clock'

    We love being a hockey parent. We enjoy volunteering! However, is there anything more intimidating than operating the clock? Are there ways to get out of it? Moms and dads share their experiences with how they deal with running “The Clock”! See PRO Tips & Tricks for running the score clock here ...more
  • December 4, 2017

    HockeyXtra Show Features First Year Minor Hockey Referee

    The HockeyXtra Show in conjunction with the Central Zone Referees’ Committee (CZRC) have recently completed a video story of a young first year referee. The purpose of this story is to create awareness and insight into the CZRC’s Referee Mentorship Program ...more
  • December 1, 2017

    Making The Call – The Beginnings of a Referee

    Hockey Calgary welcomes their newest referee - 13 year old Mason Rockley. We follow Mason's story as he learns the fundamentals through the Central Zone officiating clinics, and then goes on to call his first game ...more
  • September 30, 2017

    'The Name Game'

    We've all been there! You show up at the local hockey rink and run into someone whom you've known for a long time, but just can remember their name. What would you do?more

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