Our goal

"Make Hockey Happen"

While some enjoy that moment of scoring goals, we know that not everyone can play this amazing game. At Hockey Community we are working hard on building a universal platform which will easily connect you to players, events, gear and even motivation to ensure the game of hockey is accessible by everyone.


You can help too! Let's make hockey happen together. Contact us and let us know how you can help grow the game of hockey around your city.


All the hockey you can handle!

What hockey can teach you

Go bardown

Go bardown

Execute

With the blend of passion and persistance, you can achieve nearly anything. Work hard on those skills and you'll execute goals with incredible precision.

Win on 3. 1, 2, 3, win!

Win on 3. 1, 2, 3, win!

Teamwork

Winning doesn't come from a solo effort. Players must band together to defend and score goals. It takes collaborative effort, discipline, and communication to win a game and this is all done with teamwork.

Wheel, wheel, wheel

Wheel, wheel, wheel

Perserverance

When you get knocked down, you get right back up. The game doesn't end there when a little adversity hits you. Keep going and strive to be the best you can be by pushing through the challenges.

Keep yar head up

Keep yar head up

Audacity

Life will throw some hits and try to steal the most important thing from you, the puck. Keep your head up and be aware of who is after you and where they're coming from on and off the ice.

Light the lamp

Light the lamp

Cherish the moment

Celebrate every little accomplishment as if it's your first goal. Acknowledging the greatness in every moment will help you live a positive life.

Block shots

Block shots

Sacrifice

Life will tempt you in challenging times to take the easiest path, but you must sacrifice short term pain to benefit in the long run. Block that shot for the win!

Your hockey stories

How is Hockey Community making hockey happen?

How to be a hockey player

Vancouver, Canada

Not sure how to be a hockey player? Don't worry HC has you covered. We've put together a few easy steps for your to follow. Follow them and you're on your way to being an official member of the Hockey Community!

Hockey Community featured on Hockey Night in Canada

Lloydminster, Canada

Hear the stories from Nica, Igor and the HC Team on Hockey Night in Canada. After being on national television, Hockey Community received support from hockey lovers around the world and welcomed over 2,000 hockey players on to HC in just one day.

Dave Chui

Vancouver, Canada

Dave's doctors strongly suggested he get back into shape if he wanted to fight his disease. He took the challenge and leveraged the Hockey Community app to play as much as he could.

Making hockey more accessible

Banff, Canada

Hockey Community collaborates with Oxelo, and How to Hockey, on how to make the sport more accessible.

Check out the HC Office

Vancouver, Canada

This is where all the magic happens. Take a look behind the scenes at Hockey Community.

Our Story

It all began when Hockey Community’s founder, Alex, moved from France to Canada to experience the great Canadian culture. With the hopes of playing the game we’ve all come to love, he discovered the frustration of finding hockey in Vancouver. Although the city had the reputation of being a hockey hotbed, it still wasn’t that easy to find a game.

Alex’s good friend, Ryan — a local and very passionate hockey enthusiast — decided to step in to help support the idea. The idea was to create a social platform with the mission: “Make hockey more accessible.” Hockey Community, the first social network for recreational hockey players, was born. The community is thriving in the local grassroots of BC, and continues to expand globally with players as far away as Belgium, France, Mexico, the UK, and Japan.

“Playing the sport of hockey has also taught us life lessons and values we can apply to our own work and personal lives. Values such as perseverance, leadership, accountability and especially teamwork are integral values to our Hockey Community team.”

With a growing community, Alex and Ryan have assembled an official HC hockey team that shares the goal of making hockey happen...everywhere.

Let’s meet the HC Roster

We love hockey as much as you do. We eat, sleep, breathe, and smell like hockey. Meet the team behind Hockey Community. We’re a diverse set of players from all different backgrounds that want to grow the game.

Alex Toul

Alex Toul

Founder/CEO

The mastermind and captain behind Hockey Community. Alex has the passion for innovative technology. He now focuses on discovering the best minds on the planet to work on making hockey more accessible. You’ll find him breezing through the defence, trying to perfect his electric spino-o-rama move only to get shut down by a defenseman.

Ryan Samson

Ryan Samson

Director of Operations + Designer

The assistant captain of Hockey Community. He is behind the vision and player experience of HC. Known to have the silkiest mitts. The man with the magic hands not only creates the design vision, but also manages the day-to-day operations at HC. His creativity has helped fuel the brand of HC.

Amrit Kahlon

Amrit Kahlon

Chief Technology Officer

The man that is behind HC’s technology is as fearless as your regular third string NHL goaltender. His expertise with today’s technology brings HC to the leading edge. Don’t be fooled by his unorthodox style of goaltending as your wide open net might get stymied by a wild pad stack.

Jack Hayter

Jack Hayter

Software Architect

The guy whose work is almost invisible to our users. Jack is responsible for all back-end development, database management, and server operations. Having only played hockey for a few years since moving to Canada from the UK, it’s fair to say he’s more at home in front of a keyboard than on the ice. It’s never too late to learn though, right?

Richard Lam

Richard Lam

Marketing Communications Guru

The guy behind nurturing and growing HC’s community. He enjoys checking analytics and metrics almost as much as hockey stats, and tries to bring this cerebral approach to the ice. Most of the time though, he ends up overthinking the game and shooting wide.

Peter Suen

Peter Suen

Events and Partnerships

Peter is the mastermind behind our annual Beat The Heat tournament. He makes everything look smooth and effortless both on and off the ice. A transplant from the Prairies, Peter has somehow only been playing hockey for six years. That’s why he gets a pass for once awarding the trophy to the wrong team. Everyone’s a winner in Peter’s books, and he’s a winner in ours.

Masayuki Suzuki

Masayuki Suzuki

Front-end Developer

Like Hiroyuki Miura to the NHL, Masa is the first Japanese-born draftee to the HC team. Hailing from Tokyo, he’s a front-end phenom. It’s still a work in progress to make him love hockey as much as he loves curry, but it’s getting there.

Brandon Liu

Brandon Liu

Full-stack Developer

HC’s newest recruit has been playing hockey since he was just five years old. Skilled at both forward and defence, he brings this combination of front-end and back-end experience to his role as a full-stack developer. Described as a playmaker, he’s busy setting up new back-end technologies that power our app.

You

You

Next HC Employee

We're always looking for passionate and driven individuals who share common values and vision at Hockey Community. Shoot us an email and make sure to attach your resume.