There is arguably no more important role in hockey than that of the coach, who is tasked with guiding young players not only on the ice, but off it as well. They are leaders in hockey, and leaders in life.
Hockey Canada and BFL CANADA are on the hunt for the country’s best women’s hockey coaches, and they are calling on players and parents from coast to coast to nominate coaches who have made significant contributions to the game. The nomination deadline is February 24th, 2023.
This year, Hockey Canada and BFL CANADA want to recognize a coach who has made a career out of coaching hockey through our new and redefined High Performance category. This works with athletes above the age of 16 who compete at the U SPORTS, Canadian collegiate hockey and Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association levels.
National winners of the BFL Female Coach of the Year award in the Competitive and Community categories will receive a $2,500 bursary and a trip to the 2023 Women's World Championship.
The national winner in the High Performance category will receive a $5,000 bursary and an invitation to Canada’s National Women’s Team training camp in the summer of 2023.
Provincial and territorial winners will receive a $1,000 bursary.
A selection committee will be tasked with choosing the national winners from all nominations. This committee will include Canadian Women's hockey leaders, accompanied by leaders from BFL CANADA and Hockey Canada.
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