Team Alberta U16 Male accepting Assistant and Video Coach applications for 2023 Canada Winter Games

RED DEER – Hockey Alberta is seeking two Assistant Coaches and one Video Coach for the Team Alberta U16 Male team that will compete in the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island February 17-25, 2023.

Applicants must:

  1. Be fully qualified at the NCCP High Performance 1;
  2. Be in good standing with Hockey Alberta and/or member Branch;
  3. Have a strong knowledge base and understanding of systems and strategies; and
  4. Be fully compliant with the Canada Games vaccination policy.

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Key dates include the 2022 Alberta Cup (April 27 – May 1), Team Alberta Summer Camp (July 4-10), Team Alberta December Camp (December 2022), Team Staging (January 14, 2023) and Team Training (February 2023).

All inquiries can be directed to Michael Kraichy, Manager, Elite Male Hockey at

Team Alberta U16 Male names Serge Lajoie Head Coach for 2023 Canada Winter Games

Team Alberta U16 Male will have a familiar face behind the bench at the 2023 Canada Winter Games, as Serge Lajoie was named Head Coach by Hockey Alberta.

Lajoie – currently the Head Coach of the OHA Edmonton U18 Prep team – has a storied history in the Team Alberta program. He was an assistant coach with the Team Alberta Male squad that won the bronze medal at the 2011 Games in Halifax, and head coach of the gold medalist U16 male squad at the 2013 Western Canada Challenge Cup. He served as Head Coach for Team Alberta once again at the 2021 WHL Cup, earning a silver medal

“It is an honour and a privilege to lead Team Alberta at the 2023 Canada Winter Games,” said Lajoie. “I have very fond memories from the event in 2011, and I am excited for the opportunity and the challenge that lies ahead.”

Lajoie previously spent three season as Head Coach of the University of Alberta Golden Bears, winning a national title in 2018, and was also an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship. As a player, Lajoie participated in the inaugural Alberta Cup, winning a silver medal in 1986.