Ice Hockey Classic

Canada vs USA Ice Hockey Game

Over 10 years ago, Kerry Goulet had a dream to showcase Canada’s game to the world, Ice Hockey. Since then, the Ice Hockey Classic has done 11 tours showcasing hockey games between two of Hockey’s biggest rivals, Canada and the USA. 

The Ice Hockey Classic is a worldwide hockey extravaganza that features hockey players – current or retired professional players from various leagues including the NHL, AHL, ECHL, European Leagues, and the NCAA.

These carefully picked players are not only skilled Hockey players but are also ambassadors of the game. The players come together to highlight the fastest sport on ice while donating their time to support Goulet’s passionate endeavour to raise awareness for mental health and concussions.

The Ice Hockey Classic is planned for 2024 in New Zealand and Australia. The cities being considered: Queenstown, Wellington, Auckland, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane.

In July of 2023 we are proud to be a part of the Indigenous Cultural Exchange between Canada and Australia.

In January of 2020 Hockey united Australia and Canada.  The Kaurna Boomerangs, from Adelaide Australia landed on January 10th, in Edmonton to participate in a series of cultural exchanges. The Kaurna Boomerangs emerged from the Ice Factor Program based in Adelaide, Australia, which was created 15 years ago to help re-engage disadvantaged students at risk of leaving school.  The tour consisted of several events throughout Alberta: (Edmonton, Northern Alberta on both Treaty 6 and Treaty 8 lands)

Kerry Goulet, Angela Lightning, Wilf Brooks and Marie Shaw are now working on a new journey.  A journey that will take this cultural exchange to Australia.  The tour will consist of approximately 20 individuals making the long trek across the World to experience a once in a lifetime dream.  

The event will consist of visits to Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne:

  • Local games against – Kaurna Boomerangs
  • Various cultural exchanges with local families
  • Educational tours throughout Australia
  • On Ice Safe4Sport ice clinics
  • One-of-a-kind jersey art

The touring party will consist of Canadian Indigenous ice hockey players, coach, trainer, and management.  Each player will be selected by our committee to meet certain criteria.  

Marie Shaw, a KC in Adelaide leadership,  Wilf Brooks, Edmonton Ambassador, Angela Lightning, Edmonton Ambassador, Kerry Goulet, Director of the Australian Ice Hockey Classic and StopConcussions are putting together the funding to make such an important trip become reality. 

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Thank you to the fans who have followed us and have always inspired us to achieve more.

Over the past seasons, we have had over 100,000 spectators in attendance across Australia and New Zealand.

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