Roller Hockey Canada announces GM for 2017 National Men's Team
Roller Hockey Canada (RHC) announced today that Kirk Jensen (Edmonton, AB) has been named as the Gen...

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2017 Team Canada Tryout Dates / Locations Announced
Team Canada Identification Camps Traditionally, Team Canada holds several Identification Camps acro...

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Hunt brothers bring Roller Hockey back to The 'Peg
  If you happen to see or hear a little extra activity around Maginot Arena in St. Boniface these...

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National Registration Day!
  Dauphin, MB – Roller Hockey Canada has officially announced that March 1st, 2016 is NATIONAL RE...

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Roller Hockey Canada announces GM for 2017 National...
2017 Team Canada Tryout Dates / Locations Announced...
Hunt brothers bring Roller Hockey back to The...
National Registration Day!

Roller Hockey Canada announces GM for 2017 National Men's Team

Roller Hockey Canada (RHC) announced today that Kirk Jensen (Edmonton, AB) has been named as the General Manager of Team Canada for the 2017 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championships to take place June 24 - July 1, 2017 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

“I am very honoured to accept the role of General Manager for Team Canada as we defend our world championship title this June in Slovakia, " said Jensen. "From discussions with the Board of Directors and Head Coach Jason Stephens we share the same vision of excellence for our program that includes the players, sponsors and supporters. As defending World Champions, I feel a deep responsibility to do all I can with the experience and assets I bring from my years through the game of inline and managing internationally. I want this to be a program that our elite players want to come to and the grass roots want to aspire to. It’s an exciting time for our sport and look forward to sharing all the experiences of the team and championship right across our great country.”

"We are thrilled to have Kirk take the reins this year and continue to build on the past foundation of our program," commented Scott Hill, RHC President. "We are extremely confident in Kirk's experience, passion, organizational and leadership skills that will make this a smooth transition and the team will be well prepared for puck drop in Bratislava in a couple months."

Jensen comes to Team Canada with an impressive resume including:

  • 5 years as Scout with the Camrose Kodiaks Jr A
  • Director with Alberta Minor Roller Hockey Association
  • Director Team Alberta Inline Program
  • NCCP Coaching, Safety and Speakout Certifications
  • Team Alberta Head Coach - State Wars AAA Champions
  • 18 marathons completed worldwide including Boston (3x), Athens, New York, Berlin, Paris, Chicago, Tokyo, London
  • 25 years international business development and management

Jensen has already begun working on preparations for the tryout camps and the eventual trip to Slovakia including meeting with the coaching staff, finalizing Team Selection Camp details, travel and accommodation details in Slovakia, equipment orders, daily schedules and all team logistics.

Roller Hockey Canada wishes to say a big THANK YOU to outgoing GM Nathan Fleck who is unable to attend this year's event due to scheduling conflicts. "I'm very excited that our program has been able to find a quality individual like Kirk Jensen," said Fleck. "Kirk brings a passion for the game of roller hockey and winning experience at all levels in our sport to the position of General Manager. I am confident that Kirk will excel in this role and continue the winning tradition of our Team Canada Program."

"Nathan has really been the glue for this program from the start in 2008 right up until today, " said Hill. "He brought stability, passion and a collaborative approach that allowed the coaching staff and players to operate in a successful environment. Under Nathan's direction, the program improved every year after starting in Division 1 the first year, moving up to the Top Division in year 2, claiming gold in 2012, a run of five consecutive years on the medal podium and a second World Championship in 2015. His record as GM speaks for itself. While he won't be as hands on this year as much as in past years, Nathan will be providing background support to Jensen and the team right up until departure to Slovakia."

Canada will enter the 2017 World Championships as the #1 seed after winning the gold medal in 2015. Their round robin opponents in Group A include Slovakia (4th), USA (5th) and Croatia (8th). Group B will see Finland (2nd), Sweden (3rd), Czech Republic (6th) and Germany (7th) compete for seeding going into the playoff rounds. After the round robin wraps up all 8 teams will move into the quarterfinals and crossover against the other Group.

Full tournament details including live updates, rosters, schedules, stats and video streaming will be available at www.iihf.com.

About Roller Hockey

Canada Roller Hockey Canada is the governing body for roller/inline hockey in Canada, recognized by Hockey Canada, USA Hockey and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Roller Hockey Canada represents players, coaches, officials and volunteers across the country. Roller Hockey Canada is a not-for-profit organization that provides consistent rules and regulations and various other membership services from coast to coast; manages an officials and coaches program, and leads the operation of the men's national team that represents Canada at the IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship. Roller Hockey Canada’s mission is to “foster and promote the growth and development of roller hockey across Canada.

2017 Team Canada Tryout Dates / Locations Announced

Team Canada Identification Camps

Traditionally, Team Canada holds several Identification Camps across Canada which are open for anyone to attend and be evaluated by our Team Canada Staff for potential selection to Team Canada.

In 2017, Team Canada Identification Camps will be held:

ALBERTA – May 13, 2017 at 10:00am and 1:15pm –Tri-Leisure Centre - Spruce Grove, AB

BRITISH COLUMBIA – May 13th, 2017 at 9:00pm and May 14th, 2017 at 8:00am – KAREN MAGNUSSEN ARENA, NORTH VANCOUVER BC

Each Identification consists of 2 – 60 minute on floor sessions which allows players to showcase their skills in front of Team Canada Staff.

 

Full evaluations are made based on each player’s performance at the Identification Camp and consideration will be given for selection to Team Canada based on this information.

 

Team Canada Timeline

1) CURRENTLY - Team Canada Identification Camp Online Registration Opens

2) May 5th  – Unable to Attend Application submission deadline

3) May13th & 14th  – Team Canada Identification Camps

4) May 17th -  Team Canada Short List Announcement

5) May 19th - Team Canada Roster Annoucement

6) June 25th - July 1st  – IIHF Men’s World Inline Hockey Championships, Bratislava Slovakia

 

Come try out for Team Canada, click here to register.

For more information about the Team Canada Selection Process please go here.

Hunt brothers bring Roller Hockey back to The 'Peg

 

If you happen to see or hear a little extra activity around Maginot Arena in St. Boniface these days, chalk it up to roller hockey.

Seems Michael and Frank Hunt, a pair of ex-hockey players-turned-entrepreneurs, have taken over three floors of the old arena and are preparing to bring one of the most popular forms of hockey in the United States back to Manitoba.

The plan, according to Michael Hunt, is to create Central Canadian Roller Hockey as an off-season alternative for kids and adults who love ice hockey but aren’t sure they want to play the game 12 months of the year.

Read more at mytoba.ca or click here to get the whole story: http://mytoba.ca/sports/hunt-brothers-bring-roller-hockey-back-to-winnipeg/

National Registration Day!

 

Dauphin, MB – Roller Hockey Canada has officially announced that March 1st, 2016 is NATIONAL REGISTRATION DAY for adult and youth roller hockey programs across Canada.

 This initiative was set forth during the 2015 Annual General Meeting to create an opportunity for the sport of roller hockey to connect across our nation for one day, with a common goal. As many associations have already opened registration for the 2016 season, some will also be launching their registration on March 1st with the plan that ALL associations will be accepting registration for this event.

 “We are always looking for new ways to promote roller hockey and engage the community that exists within our sport and I think National Registration Day creates an opportunity for us to create a little buzz around our sport.” Scott Hill, President Roller Hockey Canada explains. “The people who are involved in roller hockey are a dedicated and passionate group that has always been interested and supported programs being ran in different cities and provinces from their own, we are very excited about connecting them all together for one big day.”

 Roller Hockey Canada will be promoting National Registration day throughout social media and are looking for as many “likes”, “shares” and “retweets” as possible to help spread the word.

 If you are interested in checking out your local roller hockey program, click the link below to find out more information on each of them:

  

BRITISH COLUMBIA

  

Central City Arena
Surrey, BC
www.centralcityarena.ca

 

Delta Revolution Roller Hockey League
1618 Beach Grove Road Delta, BC V4L1P3
www.deltarevolution.com

 

Eagleridge Roller Hockey League
1089 Langford Parkway, Victoria, BC V9B 0A5
www.eagleridgerollerhockey.com

 

Metro Vancouver Roller Hockey League
Metro Vancouver Area, BC
www.mvrhl.ca

 

North Shore Inline Hockey League
North Vancouver, BC
www.nsihl.com

 

Northern BC Minor Roller Hockey Association
Prince George, BC
www.pginline.ca 

 

The Hockey House
Langley, BC
www.langleyhockeyhouse.com

 

Vancouver Inline Hockey League
1504-4178 Dawson St
Burnaby, BC V5C0A1
www.vihl.net

 

  

ALBERTA

   

Edmonton Inline

 Edmonton, AB
www.edmontoninline.ab.ca
 
 
 

Beaumont Inline

Beaumont, AB
www.amrha.com/beaumont

  

Mountain View Inline
Didsbury, AB

www.amrha.com/didsbury

  

Spruce Grove Inline
Spruce Grove, AB

 www.amrha.com

 

Calgary Roller Hockey League
Calgary, AB

 http://calgaryrollerhockey.pointstreaksites.com/view/calgaryrollerhockey
 

Wetaskiwin Inline
Wetaskiwin, AB

www.amrha.com/wetaskiwin

 

Roller Hockey Lethbridge
Lethbridge, AB

 www.rollerhockeylethbridge.ca

 

Grande Prairie Wheel House
Grande Prairie, AB

 www.gpmrhl.ca

 

Red Deer Inline Hockey Association
Red Deer, AB
www.reddeerinline.ca

  

SASK / MB / ON

 

Moose Jaw Inline Hockey League

Moose Jaw, SK

http://www.moosejawinlinehockey.com

 

Central Canadian Roller Hockey

Winnipeg, MB

www.ccrh.ca/  

 

4 Season Sports Roller Hockey

Brantford, ON

www.4ss.ca