CALGARY | The BFL Female Coach of the Year program has launched! This new initiative program is a great way for Hockey Canada, our Members, and the Minor Hockey Associations to work together to celebrate the great female coaches in our game, by engaging with their community network to nominate those that have had a positive influence in hockey. 

Candidate coaches will be identified through an open nomination process across the country. Hockey Canada is looking for players, parents and other community members to nominate the female coach whom they would like to recognize for going above and beyond to promote a positive hockey experience in their community. 

The Nomination Link opened Friday, January 24, 2020, and closes February 21, 2020. 


  • ¬†Two female coaches per Province, (one high performance and one grassroots/community), will be selected as finalists.¬† The NWT and Nunavut will be combined into one region for judging purposes and Yukon will be included with BC as they regularly are, for a total of 11 regional winners.¬†
  • Members will have the opportunity to participate in the selection of their Provincial winners in both categories.
  • From the finalists, two grand prize winners will be selected (one high performance and one grassroots/community)¬†

Provincial Finalists will each receive: 

  • A cash bursary of $1,000 toward future coaching development¬†

Grand Prize Winners will each receive: 

  • A trip for two (2) to the 2020 Women‚Äôs World Championship in Halifax, NS¬†
  • A cash bursary of $2,500 toward future coaching development¬†

Grand Prize Selection Committee includes: 

  • A trio of Canadian women‚Äôs hockey leaders – Olympic gold medalists, Gina Kingsbury and Caroline Ouellette.¬†
  • Steve Lacoste, VP, Sports and Leisure with BFL¬†
  • Teal Gove, Manager of Development with Hockey Canada¬†

Hockey PEI encourages all members to get involved with this program by nominating a female coach today! 



Hockey PEI is the governing body for organized hockey in Prince Edward Island. Hockey PEI’s main purpose is to foster, promote, develop, supervise, regulate and govern the sport of amateur hockey throughout Prince Edward Island. For more on Hockey PEI and its programs visit or contact: 
Hockey Prince Edward Island