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The hockey world is forever changing, but you can stay up to date on everything happening around the rink here. Get the latest updates from the hockey world, find out what it’s really like to be a hockey parent, learn about hockey’s growth in other parts of the world and more.

Maya Sofia Popova

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Maya Sofia Popova | Madison, New Jersey

Meet Maya Sofia Popova! Tell us about yourself! I am from Madison, New Jersey, USA. I am a 5th grade...
Cara Vella

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Cara Vella | Caledon, Ontario

Meet Cara Vella! TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF! My name is Cara Vella and I am 10 years old and in...
Heather Mannas

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Heather Mannas | Vancouver, British Columbia

Meet Heather Mannas! Tell us about yourself! Hi everyone! My name is Heather and I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada....
Mackenzie Callery

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Mackenzie Callery | Ontario

Meet Mackenzie Callery! Tell us about yourself! My name is Mackenzie Callery and I am from a town just outside...
Cassie Krenz

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Cassie Krenz | Pueblo, Colorado

Meet Cassie Krenz! Tell us about yourself! My name is Cassandra Krenz (Cassie). I am 43, almost 44, years old....
Sydney Fogu WHL Ambassador

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Sydney Fogu | Bayonne, New Jersey

Meet Sydney Fogu! Tell us about yourself! My name is Sydney Fogu but I go as Syd or Syd The...
Hockey Parents Tips

8 tips for hockey parents to ensure an enjoyable season for you and your child

This one’s for you, hockey parents! Being a hockey mom or dad can be one of the hardest jobs...
Madeline Chen

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Madeline Chen | Huntington Beach, CA

Meet Madeline Chen! Tell us about yourself—where are you from, what do you do, what’s your hockey story? Hi, my...

At the intersection of leadership, careers, and women in sport

1965. Outside. Snow is falling. Dull blades carve rough ice. Hear the crack of pucks and sticks. Timbered voices scratch...
Jessica Pollard

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Jessica Pollard | Milton, Ontario

Meet Jessica Pollard! Tell us about yourself! I am from Milton, Ontario and I have been playing hockey since I...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Naomi Cooper | Aberdeen, Scotland

Meet Naomi Cooper! Tell us about yourself! My name is Naomi Cooper and I am from Aberdeen, Scotland. Throughout my...

All walks of life: Diversity and inclusion in the hockey world

In 1982, I had the “privilege” of being the first woman to sit on the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA,...
Laura Mark

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Laura Mark | Sudbury, ON

Meet Laura Mark! Tell us about yourself! My name is Laura Mark and I currently live in Sudbury, Ontario and...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Corbett Rowcliffe | Kirkland, Quebec

Meet Corbett Rowcliffe! Tell us about yourself! My name is Corbett Rowcliffe and I live in Kirkland, QC, which is...

Katie Guay continues to make history as influential hockey official

Among hockey’s renaissance women, Katie Guay continues to attain new pinnacles, propelling herself to a state of reverence that has...

A glorious game: The history of women’s hockey

Women in hockey have been facing public backlash since the birth of the game Women in hockey have been facing...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Mackenzie Elliott | Indiana

Meet Mackenzie Elliott! Tell us about yourself! Hello beautiful people! I hope you’re having an amazing day today! My name...
Kayla van der Walt

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Kayla van der Walt | South Africa

Meet Kayla van der Walt! Tell us about yourself! I am from Gauteng, South Africa. I started playing ice hockey...
Lynn Newton

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Lynn Newton | Ontario

Meet Lynn Newton! TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF! I started playing hockey in a boys league in Germany when I was...
Victoria Bruni

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Victoria Bruni | Las Vegas, NV

Meet Victoria Bruni! Tell us about yourself! My name is Victoria Bruni. I’m originally from Queens, NY but I’ve lived...
Veera

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Veera Laiho | Finland/Australia

Meet Veera Laiho! Tell us about yourself! I’m 26 years old and a registered nurse from Turku, Finland. Now I...
Whitney

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Whitney Juszkiewicz | Vancouver, BC

Meet Whitney Juszkiewicz! Tell us about yourself! My name is Whitney Juszkiewicz. I’m originally from Edmonton, Alberta where I grew...

“W is for Wickenheiser”: Inclusivity in hockey

Most kids learn the alphabet by learning that A is for “apple” and B is for “bear”. But if a...
Krissy Draper

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Krissy Draper | Ottawa, Ontario

Meet Krissy Draper! Tell us about yourself! Hi! I’m Krissy Draper and I’m 18 years old. I am from the...

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Abbey Hrovatin | Austin, Texas

Meet Abbey Hrovatin! TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF! I am from Austin, Texas and I have been doing competitive swimming for...
Janine Marti

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Janine Martinez | Livonia, Michigan

Meet Janine Martinez! Tell us about yourself! I’m from Livonia, Michigan. I’ve been married to Gus for 23 yrs (also...
Jazmine Miley

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Jazmine Miley | Queens, New York

Meet Jazmine Miley! Tell us about yourself! I am from Queens, New York, the largest borough in New York City....
McKenna Albisser

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: McKenna Albisser | Chilliwack, B.C.

Meet McKenna Albisser! Tell us about yourself! Hi! My name’s McKenna Albisser or Kenna for short and I’m 14 years...
Briar Deckers

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Briar Deckers | Ontario

Meet Briar Deckers! Tell us about yourself! My name is Briar Deckers. I am from a small town in Ontario,...
Erin King

AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Erin King | Waltham, Massachusetts

Meet Erin King! Tell us about yourself! My name is Erin King. I am from Waltham, Massachusetts. I play NCAA...