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THE 20TH EDITION OF THE BENOIT BARBEAU HOCKEY SCHOOL IS COMING SOON
It's something worth celebrating!

The tradition continues on this year with the 20th edition of the Benoit Barbeau Summer Hockey School, to be held on July 6-17, 2015, as always at the Montreal YMCA arena. Over 2000 players have participated since the school's beginnings in 1996!

20 ans déjà


Come and experience for yourself the exceptional learning environment that made our reputation, as well as the high-quality instruction delivered by our physical educators specialized in hockey and hockey students of the Sport-Études program at Montreal's Édouard-Montpetit secondary school.

Click here to register for next summer's hockey school.




BENOIT-BARBEAU TROPHY AWARDED AT THE TOURNOI SUD-OUEST
Congratulations to William Thibault !

The Bantam B final of the Tournoi Sud-Ouest hockey tournament was held in Montreal on Sunday, January 11, 2015. The team captain of the tournament champions, William Thibault of the Drummondville Annexair, was presented with the Benoit-Barbeau trophy by none other than Benoit Barbeau himself. Congratulations to all players!


Benoit Barbeau alongside William Thibault of the Drummondville Annexair

As part of the Montreal Tournoi Sud-Ouest hockey tournament, Matthew C. of Bantam B Mont-Royal/Outremont was awarded a free spot at the 2015 Benoit Barbeau Summer Hockey School. Pictured here are Benoit Barbeau, Matthew C. and Yvan Le Bourdais, tournament president. Congratulations!


Benoit Barbeau, Matthew C. and Yvan Le Bourdais at the Montreal Tournoi Sud-Ouest hockey tournament



MAGDALEN ISLANDS HOCKEY CAMP
Quality teaching in a fun-filled environment!

More than 60 young hockey players participated this summer in the Magdalen Islands Hockey Camp , held at the Colisée Albin-Aucoin in the municipality of Fatima. Below is Benoit Barbeau, sharing words of wisdom with the participants. The Camp will be back again next year, from July 27 to August 12, 2015.

Registrations for the 2017 Camp are now being accepted.


On-ice instruction at the Magdalen Islands Hockey Camp



THE FRIENDS OF VILLE-ÉMARD MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Free activities awarded to ten young players!

For the 15th and final year, the "Friends of Ville-Émard" Foundation generously paved the way to a free spot at the Benoit Barbeau Summer Hockey School for certain HSO players. These are the lucky participants for this summer, starting with Vincent Héneault and Xavier Jobin:


Vincent Héneault and Xavier Jobin


Below are Mégane Marcotte, Andrew Miron, Nicholas Caron-Paquette and Joey Cartier along with Benoit Barbeau.


Mégane Marcotte, Andrew Miron, Nicholas Caron-Paquette and Joey Cartier


Benoit Barbeau stands proudly beside Samuel Manseau:


Samuel Manseau


Pictured here is goaltender Étienne Béland-Jobin:


Étienne Béland-Jobin


Another lucky recipient of a free spot at the Benoit Barbeau Summer Hockey School is Tyrell Gayle:


Tyrell Gayle


And rounding out our list is Guillaume Lacroix:


Guillaume Lacroix


The Hockey Sud-Ouest (HSO) organization would like to sincerely thank the contribution of the "Friends of Ville-Émard" Foundation to their players over the years. Through their kindness, Vincent Héneault of Group B earned himself a gift-card for one season with the HSO.


William Leclerc, Patrick Caron, Vincent Héneault, Michel Leclerc and Benoit Barbeau


Pictured alongside Vincent are William Leclerc (a former participant of the Benoit Barbeau Summer Hockey School who was drafted last June by the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL), HSO President Patrick Caron, Michel Leclerc from the "Friends of Ville-Émard" Foundation and Benoit Barbeau. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone!




ATTENTION ALL LIBRARIANS!
Enhance your library's collection with complete, progressive ice hockey coaching manuals

The Yearly Teaching Content, the Ice Hockey Learning Steps Guide, and the Ice Hockey Teaching Program for Novice and Pre-Novice are now available for purchase by libraries.

Many libraries across Canada and around the world already have copies of these manuals on their shelves. They are a great help to coaches of all levels looking for inspiration and documentation related to ice hockey instruction.

Librarians wishing to place an order are invited to contact us.



BENOIT BARBEAU AT THE MAGDALEN ISLANDS
A great way to benefit from his expertise!

In July, Benoit Barbeau was hot on the ice at the Magdalen Islands Hockey Camp. In the role of technical director, Benoit partnered with Patrick Deraspe to organize this project and make it a reality. Approximately 150 young players participated in the two-week event, making it an overnight success.


The campers listen attentively at the Magdalen Islands Hockey Camp.


The Hockey Camp will be back again next summer in the Magdalen Islands. A two-week session similar to the École de Hockey Benoit Barbeau. will be held from July 21 to August 5, followed immediately thereafter by a Boot Camp from August 4 to 8. Both events will take place at the Colisée Albin-Aucoin in Fatima. The quality teaching upon which Hockey Benoit Barbeau built its reputation will be emphasized.

If you planning to be in the area anyway, why not make the most of it? Enjoy the Islands' sunny beaches and many attractions while your child benefits from instruction delivered by top-quality professionals in a day-camp format at one or the other of the two available sessions. More information is available at the Hockey Camp's own website.


THE MONTREAL CANADIENS' ALUMNI HOCKEY TEAM DROP INTO THE MAGDALEN ISLANDS
Benoit Barbeau meets Guy Lafleur!

Last October 5-6, the Montreal Canadiens' Alumni Hockey Team made a stop in the Magdalen Islands (the Îles-de-la-Madeleine). Behind the event was Patrick Deraspe from the Magdalen Islands Hockey Camp with support from the Municipality of Fatima and its recreation department.


Patrick Deraspe at the Magdalen Islands Hockey Camp

As the technical director of the Hockey Camp, Benoit Barbeau was given the opportunity to meet his idol, hockey great Guy Lafleur.


Benoit Barbeau with his idol, Guy Lafleur

Congratulations go out to all the organizers and volunteers whose hard work contributed to the success of this event.



THE FRIENDS OF VILLE-ÉMARD MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Free activities awarded to nine young players!

For the 15th year in a row, several promising young hockey players from Montreal's Sud-Ouest were given the opportunity to participate free-of-charge in the Benoit Barbeau Summer Hockey School thanks to the generosity of "The Friends of Ville-Émard". This year, nine players got the opportunity to strut their stuff at the YMCA rink on July 1 to 12. Congratulations and have a great season, everyone!


The lucky recipients from Group A were Tyrell G., Émile M., Charles G. and Mouctar D.



From Group B, we have Joey C., Vincent H. and Mégane M.



And from Group C, the lucky recipients were none other than Thomas C. and Nelson É.-M.
Congratulations once again and thanks to "The Friends of Ville-Émard".




MONTREAL SUD-OUEST BANTAM-MIDGET TOURNAMENT
Prizes awarded to two lucky winners!

The 27th edition of the Montreal Sud-Ouest Bantam-Midget Tournament was held January 3-22, 2012 at the Georges and Sylvio Mantha Arenas at the Gadbois Complex. Himself a resident of Sud-Ouest, Benoit Barbeau proudly attended the opening and closing ceremonies. For details, visit the TSO Tournament official site (French only).

The Wild de Laval-Nord captain received the Benoit Barbeau Trophy on behalf of his team for their victory in the Bantam B category at the Montreal Sud-Ouest Tournament. Appearing alongside Benoit Barbeau and the team captain are Yvan LeBourdais (the Tournament president), as well as Sudo the mascot. Congratulations to the winners!


Presenting the Benoit Barbeau Trophy at the Sud-Ouest Tournament


In keeping with tradition, Hockey Benoit Barbeau gave away two free spots at the 2012 Pre-Season Camp. Photos of the winners are below.

During the Sud-Ouest Bantam-Midget Tournament, Guillaume Pageau-Lefebvre from the CDJR (Comité des Jeunes de Rosemont) won a free spot at the Pre-Season Camp to be held next August 6-10. Benoit Barbeau is shown here awarding him his prize — a $340 value. Bravo!


Guillaume Pageau-Lefebvre receiving his prize from Benoit Barbeau


A player from Centre-Sud, Jovi Restredo-Monteno also earned himself a spot at the Pre-Season Camp on August 6-10 at the YMCA arena in Montreal as part of the TSO tournament. Here he is receiving his prize from Benoit Barbeau. Congratulations to the winner!


Jovi Restredo-Monteno receiving his prize from Benoit Barbeau




SPRING BREAK HOCKEY CAMP
New spring break training activity!

Hockey Benoit Barbeau is pleased to offer a new Spring Break Hockey Camp on March 5-9, 2012 in partnership with Montreal's Édouard-Montpetit secondary school and its Sport-Études hockey program. Held conjointly at Montreal's St-Donat Arena and the gymnasiums of Édouard-Montpetit secondary school, a full range of quality instruction will be provided in a day-camp format. With 130 minutes of ice time per day (including a 60-minute game) in addition to indoor activities, participants will be kept on their toes all week long for an affordable price.


Logo of Édouard-Montpetit's school sports teams



THE FRIENDS OF VILLE-ÉMARD MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Free spots at the Pre-Season Camp awarded to seven young players!

Once again this year, "The Friends of Ville-Émard" gave some promising young hockey players the opportunity to participate free of charge in the Pre-Season Camp. Below, we see T. Champagne, W. Kelly and M. Demers along with Benoit Barbeau.


Benoit Barbeau with the winners


In this picture, we see Benoit Barbeau alongside V. Héneault, X. D-Tremblay, J. Cartier and M. Durocher, all of whom also earned the chance to participate free of charge in the Pre-Season Camp thanks to "The Friends of Ville-Émard". Congratulations everyone!


Benoit Barbeau with the winners



NEW COACH FOR THE BOULEDOGUES
It's Benoit's last hurrah

Benoit Barbeau has been appointed head coach of a Division 1 junior school team, Les Bouledogues from Montreal's Édouard-Montpetit high school. After more than twenty years teaching in the area's Sport-Études Hockey program, Benoit is now embarking on his victory lap. Seventeen young players will benefit from his expertise during this first year.



THE FRIENDS OF VILLE-ÉMARD MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Free activities awarded to six young players!

For the 14th year in a row, several promising young hockey players from Montreal's Sud-Ouest were given the opportunity to participate free-of-charge in a Hockey Benoit Barbeau Camp thanks to the generosity of "The Friends of Ville-Émard". This year, six players got the opportunity to strut their stsuff at the YMCA rink on August 6 to 10. The lucky recipients were J. Cartier, W. Kelly, T. Gayle, V. Hénault, É. Mongeau, A. Mone. Congratulations and have a great season, everyone!


Benoit Barbeau alongside the winner: J. Cartier



Benoit Barbeau alongside the winner: W. Kelly



Benoit Barbeau alongside the winners: T. Gayle, V. Héneault, É. Mongeau, A. Mone




MONTREAL SUD-OUEST BANTAM-MIDGET TOURNAMENT
Stay tuned for details!

The 28th edition of the Montreal Sud-Ouest Bantam-Midget Tournament will be held January 5-20, 2013 at the Georges and Sylvio Mantha Arenas at the Gadbois Complex. Himself a resident of Sud-Ouest, Benoit Barbeau will proudly participate in the opening and closing ceremonies. For details, visit the TSO Tournament official site (French only).



EXPO-HOCKEY EVENT
Join us at Montreal's Place Bonaventure!

Benoit Barbeau will be participating as both an exhibitor and conference speaker at the EXPO-HOCKEY event (www.facebook.com/expohockey or www.expohockey.com), which will take place on February 17-19, 2012 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal. Come visit us at kiosk #409, where all coaching manuals will be available for purchase and consultation. You can also register your child for one of the three hockey camps to be held during spring break and summer this year. See you there!



HBB VIDEO CLIP
Because a picture is worth a thousand words...

We produced a short video clip that shows actual footage of what we do at the Summer Hockey School and Pre-Season Camp so players and parents can know us better. Our video underscores the friendly atmosphere that characterizes all our activities. The Benoit Barbeau Summer Hockey School, as well as the Pre-Season Camp are a sure-fire way to have fun while learning the basics of hockey and sportsmanship. The glowing faces of smiling kids and the positive feedback of satisfied parents are our best publicity. See you there!




Presentation of HBB's activities (length 0:05:30)

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HOCKEY BENOIT BARBEAU IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Hello, Facebook!

Technology marches on! The paper photo albums from the Benoit Barbeau Summer Hockey School and Pre-Season Camp are a thing of the past. In addition to a digital picture frame on site, the participants from summer 2010 can view the photos taken during these two events on our Facebook page! Exclusively for players and their parents, you can gain access by making a Friend request and identifying yourself.

There is only one official Hockey Benoit Barbeau Facebook page. If you are not already one of our Friends, do it now and take a look back at some of the fun-filled moments we shared in 2010!

For everyone else, selected photos are available at Photo Home.



GOOD-BYE SUPPER
The end to a great season...

T. Fernandez of Group B was the lucky winner of a pair of Reebok 6K skates at the good-bye supper held at the La Cage-aux-Sports restaurant on René-Lévesque Boulevard. Sincere thanks go out to Reebok and La Cage!


Benoit Barbeau with the winner



THE BENOIT BARBEAU TROPHY UNVEILED
Awarded to the Bantam "B" winners of the Montreal Sud-Ouest Bantam/Midget Tournament...

As a long-term resident of Sud-Ouest and involved for several years in hockey, it only seemed natural to the people in charge of the Tournament to create a trophy in honour of Benoit Barbeau for the Bantam B division. Making a significant contribution to the development of numerous players through his involvement in the community, this token of recognition from the world of hockey and the citizens of Sud-Ouest allows Benoit Barbeau to join the likes of Jean-Jacques Daigneault (Midget A), Gilles Meloche (Midget B) and Marc Bergevin (Bantam A) with a symbolic trophy!

Visit the TSO tournament (French only) web site for details.



THE FRIENDS OF VILLE-ÉMARD MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Free spots at the Pre-Season Camp awarded to eight young players!

The Friends of Ville-Émard gave some promising young hockey players the opportunity to participate free of charge in the Pre-Season Camp August 9-13, 2010. Below is Benoit Barbeau alongside players Isaac K., Jesse-James H., Nikola D., Vincent D., Kevin E-B., Jonathan C. and Hugo D., as well as goaltender Miguel G.

Benoit Barbeau posing proudly with the winners

Sincere thanks go out to the Friends of Ville-Émard, who continue their fundraising efforts with the annual golf tournament held on the fairways of Belle Vue Golf Club.

Congratulations, everyone!



GOOD-BYE SUPPER
Another great season draws to a close...

Tudor C. won a pair of Reebok skates in a draw at the 2010 Benoit Barbeau Summer Hockey School good-bye supper held at the La Cage-aux-Sports Restaurant on René-Lévesque Blvd. with 200 guests in attendance. What a great way to wrap up two weeks of hard work while having fun!

Tudor and Benoit Barbeau

Congratulations, Tudor! See you next July 4th!



THE COMITÉ DES JEUNES RIVERAINS ORGANIZATION
Up to speed with the Yearly Teaching Content and the Ice Hockey Learning Steps Guide!

The CJR (Richelieu region) gave all its Novice- and Midget-level coaches the opportunity to use the Yearly Teaching Content and the Ice Hockey Learning Steps Guide for the 2010-2011 season. This initiative will provide all those involved in the instruction of hockey the benefit of theoretical and practical support as they strive to deliver quality coaching to the players.

Congratulations to the Comité des Jeunes Riverains!




VIDEO EVALUATIONS ON USB KEY
To continue improving all year long...

Players in Groups A-1 and A-2, , as well as the goaltenders in all groups at the Benoit Barbeau Summer Hockey School, can now get a copy of their evaluation sequences on an external USB storage drive! It's a novel way to keep up the corrective work started during the two weeks in July.

Available in *.WMV format, the sequences can be viewed on most contemporary computers.



SERGE BÉLISLE AT THE HOCKEY SCHOOL
An honoured guest!

On July 8 during the Hockey School, certified trainer and conference speaker, Serge Bélisle, paid us a visit and delivered his 1350th conference to the Group C campers.

Blind for 10 years as a result of complications from diabetes, Serge raised our awareness about his motivational program called "Juste pour Voir." His projects and themed action items apply equally to schools and businesses.

Serge Bélisle alongside his new friends


Thanks, Serge; yours is a message we soon won't forget!




THE FRIENDS OF VILLE-ÉMARD MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Free spots at the Pre-Season Camp awarded to four young players!

Once again this year, The Friends of Ville-Émard gave some promising young hockey players the opportunity to participate free of charge in the Pre-Season Camp. We see here Benoit Barbeau posing with the players Francis Robert, Renaud Cossette-Laneville and Mathieu Lafaille-Théberge. Absent from the photo: Alexandre Hamel. All these players were part of Group B. Well done!

Benoit Barbeau with the Group B winners


In addition, Mathilde Bolduc-Tremblay and Gabriel Webster from Group A each won themselves a free spot at the Pre-Season Camp. Our six lucky athletes enjoyed a great week learning in a one-of-a-kind environment. Congratulations!


Benoit Barbeau with the Group A winners


As part of the 2009 Sud-Ouest Bantam-Midget Tournament, Samuel Brouillard-Leclerc of Pointe-aux-Trembles earned the chance to participate free of charge in the Pre-Season Camp. The TSO is one of the biggest single-letter Bantam-Midget tournaments in Quebec. For more information, see www.tournoiso.com.


Benoit Barbeau beside the lucky winner from the 2009 Sud-Ouest Bantam-Midget Tournament




REMEMBERING ANDRÉ LALONDE
Farewell to a good friend

Last October, The Friends of Ville-Émard lost a long-time and dedicated volunteer. André Lalonde was taken from us after losing a short battle with illness. He will be fondly remembered for his dedication to the cause of the children of the Sud-Ouest.

Benoit Barbeau and André Lalonde practicing for The Friends of Ville-Émard annual golf tournament


Over the years, The Friends of Ville-Émard have provided more than 50 youngsters with the opportunity to attend the Benoit Barbeau Summer Hockey School or the Pre-Season Camp free of charge. The Friends’ primary source of funding is their annual golf tournament, which draws over a hundred golfers and friends.

Thanks for everything, André; you will be sorely missed.



FREE SPOT AT THE PRE-SEASON CAMP
Congratulations, Jimmy!

On January 28, 2007, Jimmy Dignard-Fortier won a free spot at the Pre-Season Camp August 6-10th. His team, Longueuil Bantam A, offered a strong performance in the finals of the Tournoi Sud-Ouest tournament held at Montreal's Sylvio-Mantha Arena.

Benoit Barbeau beside the lucky winner


Benoit Barbeau was pleased to offer him this recognition of excellence, and our winner enjoyed the experience. Bravo Jimmy!




MONTREAL SUD-OUEST BANTAM-MIDGET TOURNAMENT
Benoit Barbeau named Honorary President

This year, the 23rd edition of the Montreal Sud-Ouest Bantam-Midget Tournament will take place January 7-27, 2008 at the Gadbois Complex's Georges and Sylvio Mantha Arenas. It's with great pride that Benoit Barbeau will assume the role of Honorary President of the Tournament. Himself a Sud-Ouest resident, Benoit will be present at the opening and closing ceremonies. In keeping with tradition, Hockey Benoit Barbeau will be pleased to offer two free spots at the 2008 Pre-Season Camp: one spot will go to a player participating in the Bantam A finals and the other will be awarded a lucky Bantam B player. Good luck to everyone and thanks to Louis Chassé and his team of volunteers for all their hard work!




THE FRIENDS OF VILLE-ÉMARD MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Free spots at the Pre-Season Camp awarded to six young players!

Once again this year, six young hockey players from HSO (Hockey Sud-Ouest) were given the opportunity to participate free of charge in the 2007 Pre-Season Camp August 6-10 thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Ville-Émard and Hockey Benoit Barbeau. We see here Benoit Barbeau posing with the players Marc-Antoine Poirier, Mikaël Labrèque, Samuel Filiatrault, Zachary Lavoie, Benjamin Lachapelle-Larivée and the goalie, Francis Robert. Congratulations, everyone!

Benoit Barbeau alongside the winners



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