|Location||Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal|
|Chief Exec||Tom Renney|
|Replaced||Amateur Hockey Association of Canada|
Hockey Canada, formally known as the Canadian Hockey Association, is the national governing body of ice hockey and sledge hockey in Canada and is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Hockey Canada controls a vast majority of ice hockey in Canada, with a few exceptions. It is based in Calgary, Alberta with a secondary office in Ottawa, Ontario and regional centres in Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.
In 1968, the Government of Canada formed Hockey Canada to oversee all operations of ice hockey in Canada, including amateur, university and professional. The new organization became responsible for international ice hockey team selection, including Olympic and World Championships, but did not govern ice hockey play within Canada. This changed in July 1994 when Hockey Canada merged with the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, which had formed in 1914 to oversee Allan Cup play.
Hockey Canada has many regional branches across the county:
- British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association
- Hockey Alberta
- Hockey Eastern Ontario
- Hockey Manitoba
- Hockey New Brunswick
- Hockey Northwestern Ontario
- Hockey Nova Scotia
- Hockey Québec
- Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador
- Hockey North
- Ontario Hockey Federation
- Hockey PEI
- Saskatchewan Hockey Association
Organizations in cooperation with Hockey Canada:
- Allan Cup Senior "AAA"
- Royal Bank Cup Junior "A"
- Telus Cup Midget (Minor)
- Esso Cup Female Midget (Minor)
- National Women's Under-18 Championship
- Canada Games - Winter Men's U16 and Women's U18
- Western Canada Cup Western & Pacific Junior "A"
- Dudley Hewitt Cup Central Region Junior "A"
- Fred Page Cup Eastern Region Junior "A"
- Keystone Cup Western Canada Junior "B"
- Don Johnson Cup Maritime Canada Junior "B"
- Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championships Maritime/Hockey North Junior "C"
- Brewers Cup Western Canada Junior "C"
- Western Shield Western Canada Female Senior "A" and "B"
- Alexander Cup Major Senior
- Hardy Cup Senior "AA"/Intermediate "A"
- Edmonton Journal Trophy Western Canada Intermediate "A"
- Esso Women's Nationals Women's Senior
- Abbott Cup Western Canada Junior "A"
- J. Pius Callaghan Cup Atlantic Canada Junior "A"
- Anavet Cup Western Canada Junior "A"
- Doyle Cup Pacific Canada Junior "A"
|Association name||Hockey Canada|
|IIHF men's ranking||1|
|IIHF women's ranking||2|
Run by Hockey Canada
Run by IIHF
- IIHF World U18 Championships
- IIHF World U20 Championship
- IIHF World Women's U18 Championships
- IIHF World Women's Championships
- Ice Hockey World Championships
- 4 Nations Cup
- Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
- Olympic Winter Games
Some junior leagues, like the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League and formerly the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League operate outside the jurisdiction of Hockey Canada. These leagues usually appear for a variety of reasons, ranging from disagreeing with the new Canadian Development Model implemented in 2005 to disagreeing with various zoning restrictions or anger over player raiding by other leagues. In the summer of 2009, Hockey Canada told players that they would have to choose to play within Hockey Canada or outside of Hockey Canada by September 30 of each playing year. At the end of each playing year the player has the right to apply to reenter Hockey Canada if they played in an independent league.
Summer hockey and recreational senior hockey are not under the auspices of Hockey Canada. To date, summer hockey is a massive market and is untouched by Hockey Canada. Also, in summer hockey tournaments, the Hockey Canada rulebook is not always followed, often replaced by professional league rules.
A result of the slow decline of senior hockey in Ontario is the growth of another independent league, the WOAA Senior AA Hockey League. In existence independent since 1943, the WOAA now has 18 senior hockey teams. The WOAA uses the Hockey Canada rule book, but with stricter import rules. The WOAA is very popular in the northern portions of Southwestern Ontario. Most WOAA teams have deep community roots including the sponsorship of minor hockey tournaments.
Less senior hockey has led to widespread growth in recreational adult hockey. Although Hockey Canada has attempted to make moves into recreational hockey and does offer insurance policies to participants, they have failed to make a dent in a nationwide practice.
- Ice Hockey World Championships
- World Junior A Challenge
- World U-17 hockey challenge
- Canadian Hockey Association (1909–1910)
- Canada men's national ice hockey team
- Canada women's national ice hockey team
- Canada men's national ice sledge hockey team
- Canada men's national junior ice hockey team
- Hockey Canada Officiating Program