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Use for Exhibition Games (FCA only)

The following protocol will be used for U9 exhibition games and half-ice rink board usage at Flames Community Arenas only:

  • FCA requires at least 48 hours notice from host team into order to use ½ ice boards
  • Notification will be sent to Adam –
  • If the game is on Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday Monday; FCA requires notification by Thursday evening (10:00pm)
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: The time needed to set up and take down the boards will come out of the teams ice session (ex. 5:00pm-6:00pm session: 5 minutes to set up and 5 minutes to take down. Actual ice time is 5:05pm-5:55pm at most)

In the event the set up, game time and take down is not allowing FCA staff 12-15 minutes for a flood consistently; FCA reserves the right to re-vert back to bumper use only for exhibition games

(as of 05-Oct-22)

Discipline for Non-Compliance (Jan 2020)
Specific Rink Procedure Changes (Jan 2020)
Flames Community Arenas (Red/Gold)
Hockey Calgary Rinks (Optimist)

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Drill Hub

  • Each drill includes PDF description and video demonstrating the drill
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National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

Hockey Canada 2018-2020 Playing Rules Update

Hockey Canada Official Playing Rules 2020-2022

Hockey Canada By-Laws & Regulations 2020-2021 season

Safety Requires Teamwork & Safety For All 2020-2021

Information coming soon for the 2022-2023 season!


Information coming soon for the 2022-2023 season!

The NHL Coaches’ Association is committed to supporting the development of hockey coaches at all levels of the game around the world. As part of their commitment to this goal, they created the NHLCA Mentorship Program, a free online webinar series.

For more information and to sign up visit

NOTE: If you are a Hockey Canada Certified NCCP coach at the Coach 2, Development 1 or High Performance 1 level, as a participant in the NHLCA Mentorship Program you are eligible for Maintenance of Certification points through the Coaching Association of Canada. Click here for more information.

Presenter: Andrew Brewer – Assistant Coach (Utica Comets – AHL)

  • Andrew Brewer has spent the last 11 years working with the top coaches in the sport of hockey. As a video coach with Hockey Canada & an Assistant & Video Coach in the NHL, Andrew has been relied on by the games best coaches to ensure they are the most prepared team on the ice. Andrew has worked with 27 Current & Past NHL head coaches including 6 of the top 10 winningest coaches in NHL history.
  • Andrew has represented Canada 9 times on the international stage attending 3 World Juniors, 4 IIHF World Championships, & was a member of the winning staff at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey & 2016 IIHF World Championship. Andrew also served as a video coach for the Canadian National Women’s & Sledge Hockey teams.
  • Andrew has spent the last 8 years as an Assistant Coach in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs & Florida Panthers. Currently, Andrew is an Assistant Coach with the Utica Comets of the AHL.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 @ 7:00 PM via Zoom