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Nominations open for BFL CANADA Women in Coaching Award

Program recognizes top women in coaching positions across the country

December 1, 2023

CALGARY, Alberta – The nomination phase for the BFL CANADA Women in Coaching Award is now open, with applications being accepted to recognize the best women behind the bench across Canada until March 31, 2024.

Now in its fifth season, the program has honoured 80 coaches, with representation from all 13 Hockey Canada Members.

“Coaches have such a significant impact on the lives of participants, and each year we are thrilled to celebrate some of the best with the BFL CANADA Women in Coaching Award,” said Marin Hickox, vice-president of women’s and girls’ hockey for Hockey Canada. “We are grateful for BFL CANADA’s support of this program and look forward to honouring this year’s winners in the spring.”

Nominations for the Community and Competitive categories can be submitted here.

All provincial and territorial winners will receive bursaries, while the national winners will also participate in professional development opportunities.

The BFL CANADA Women in Coaching Award was rebranded this season to reflect Hockey Canada’s commitment to using consistent and inclusive language throughout its women’s and girls’ hockey programs and awards.

A list of last year’s winners can be found here.

To learn more about Hockey Canada, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along through social media on FacebookX and Instagram.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 


Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567


Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738


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