November 7, 2022

For Immediate Release  

Minor Hockey Week is Set for the Kickoff this coming Weekend


Grand Falls-Windsor, NL-   Hockey NL announced today that the annual Minor Hockey Week celebration in the province will take place from November 12-19, 2022.

The provincial Minor Hockey Week kick-off event will be hosted by Labrador West Minor Hockey Association in Labrador City. The provincial slogan this season is “To win the game is great. To play the game is greater. To love the game is greatest of all.”

Gonzo Bennett, of Mount Pearl, is the Chair of Minor Hockey for the provincial hockey governing body and suggests the slogan is extra special this year. “Due to Covid we have been unable to host a minor hockey week kick-off event the past two seasons. Despite two tough seasons, the love of the game by our volunteers and players has allowed our game to stay strong. We hope to have a normal hockey season and we’re proud to host the kick-off event with Labrador West Minor Hockey.” said Bennett.

This hockey season is off to a great start with all minor programming up and running. Hockey NL encourages all of their Minor Hockey Associations,  take the time to reflect on their love of the game and continue to strive to foster a safe, fun, and inclusive hockey experience for all participants.

About Hockey NL

Hockey NL is the governing body of amateur hockey in the province, promoting, supervising, and regulating competition in all recognized categories. The association currently has 46 active minor hockey associations and more than 13,000 (over 2,000 female) registered players, coaches, managers, and game officials.

For more information please contact:


Craig Tulk

Executive Director, Hockey NL

[email protected]

1 709 489 5512 office

1 709 486 0442 cell