Hockey Canada’s website has links to branches at provincial levels, from western to eastern Canada they include:
- BC Hockey
- Hockey Alberta
- Saskatchewan Hockey Association
- Hockey Manitoba
- Hockey Northwestern Ontario
- Ontario Hockey Federation
- Ottawa District Hockey Association
- Hockey Quebec
- Hockey New Brunswick
- Hockey PEI
- Hockey Nova Scotia
- Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador
- Hockey North
You’ll find information about minor hockey on the websites listed above. For example, click the link for the Ontario Hockey Federation and you’ll find links its member partners:
- Alliance Alliance Hockey
- GTHL Greater Toronto Hockey League
- NOHA Northern Ontario Hockey Association
- OHA Ontario Hockey Association
- OHL Ontario Hockey League
- OMHA Ontario Minor Hockey Association
- OWHA Ontario Womens Hockey Association
These websites in turn have links to regional teams and associations.
Books for Young Hockey Kids
The following books have been read and re-read by the kids in our contributors’ homes and will likely be enjoyed by the hockey kids in your life.
- All-star Pride by Sigmund Brouwer.
- The series of Brady Brady books are available through BradyBrady.com, if you can’t find them in your local library, or favourite independent bookstore.
- Mice at Centre Ice by Estelle Salata. Available from the author.
- Rink of Dreams by Nancy L Russell; published by Key Porter Books.
- Gretzky’s Game by Mike Leonetti, Greg Banning (Illustrator)
Books for Hockey Parents
Minor.Hockey.Life. contributors recommend the following books to parents of minor hockey players.
- Concussed!: Sport-related Head Injuries: Prevention, Coping, and Real Stories, by Keith Primeau, Kerry Goulet
- Fighting the Good Fight: Why On-Ice Violence is Killing Hockey, by Adam Proteau (2011, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Mississauga)
- The Hockey Dictionary by Andrew Podnieks.
- Orr, My Story by Bobby Orr.
- Playing with Fire: The Highest Highs by Theo Fleury with Kirstie McLellan Day; published by Harpercollins Publishers, Incorporated.
- The Lost Dream The Story of Mike Danton, David Frost, and a Broken Canadian Family by Steve Simmons; published by Penguin.
- Why I Didn’t Say Anything: The Sheldon Kennedy Story by Sheldon Kennedy with James Grainger; published by Insomniac.
In the past five years since we launched this website, there have been a dozen, or more, books published by former NHL players and coaches. There are several that your minor hockey player may be interested in reading that we have not listed here.