Esso Minor Hockey Week

2016 Esso Minor Hockey Week Dates: Jan 8 - 16, 2016

We would like to formally announce that Novice 6 South has won the “VOTE for your Division” contest on our website. Their GOLD medal game will be played at 8:15 a.m. on WinSport Rink A (Markin Macphail Center) on Saturday, Jan. 16. Come out out and cheer on Trailswest and Midapore in their final game of Esso Minor Hockey Week.

We are excited to announce the 2016 EMHW Opening Ceremonies are taking place at Max Bell Arena 1 on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. The game will be featuring the Junior B Red Wings and Senators team from the REC Hockey League. 

The Opening Ceremonies will begin at 7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. the game will start immidiately after the ceremonies. Teams please be ready 20 min prior to game time.

There will be tons of fun filled activities and giveaways for everyone! Bring your team, wear your jerseys and celebrate the kick off to the largest Minor Hockey Tournament in THE WORLD!

Special Guests and Sponsors for the evening include:

  • Hockey Calgary Executive Director, Kevin Kobelka
  • Imperial Oil Sponsorship Advisor, Scott Neufeld
  • Deputy Mayor of Calgary – Brian Pincott
  • The FAN 960 Sportsnet – Rob Kerr (Master of Ceremonies)
  • Hockey Calgary major sponsors and partners
    • ATB Financial, Holly Preston Author of "The Home Team: Book, Club Flames and the Big Country Ice Crew, Calgary International Pin Collectors, Recovering Couch Potato Fitness, and Stars Ambulance

  • Minor Hockey Representatives from different age categories and divisions (over 60 minor hockey players
  • Mascots: Deke the Dog, Harvey the Hound, and Farley the Fox

Go to the EMHW news page to watch a video featuring Kevin Kobelka, the Executive Director of Hockey Calgary, talking about this year's Esso Minor Hockey Week and some new initiatives for minor hockey in Calgary.

There has been one significant change to the Esso Minor Hockey Week Rules this season.

  • All games EXCEPT finals - winner will be decided by shoot-out (no change).
  • Final games only - teams will play 5 minutes of sudden death overtime (4 on 4 - may be 3 skaters and a goaltender or 4 skaters and no goaltender).  If game remains tied the winner will be decided by shoot-out using the same format as above.

In addition, like during the regular season teams are NOT permitted time-outs and goaltenders may not be pulled at any time, including overtime, in the Novice Division.

Sign up to be a banner holder for your division here!

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