Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Announcement: Russia 17 day YWAM Hockey Trip 2016

Are you a hockey player, at least 18 years old, and want an adventure of a lifetime?
YWAM Hockey is announcing a dynamic 17 day hockey trip to Russia.
Experience Russia’s unique hockey culture.
Play against men’s teams and do hockey clinics for kids.
This trip is for men and women!
Dates: January 7-23, 2016

Contact Glen Bueckert  at for more info.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Check out our short YWAM Hockey DTS video

This video was produced after our last YWAM Hockey DTS. Have a look...

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hello Family & Friends,

Hope you are enjoying family & friends this Christmas season.
Here is a quick update…
First, a couple of comments from our ministry partners in Russia:

Andy Frecka, Director of YWAM Russia, says,” YWAM Hockey’s ministry in Russia has upheld not only an outstanding standard of excellence, but also a Godly example of love & concern for the young men & women on the outreach teams. I have been privileged to witness how God uses Glen & Lorrain and their love of hockey to bring change both to their young recruits and also our nation.”

Pastor Sergey of Nizhny Tagil, Russia says, ”Glen and YWAM Hockey showed me that God, faith and sports can work together. Today we have soccer & hockey tournaments for children. But everything began when YWAM Hockey first arrived to the city of Nizhny Tagil. You became a friend of mine, our church and the people of my city…your ministry is like a small seed which grows and bears a lot of fruit.” 

I (Glen) am preparing to go to Russia January 11 to February 7 to do hockey camps in the Kazan area and Nizhny Tagil, both of which we have developed relationships with local pastors who are working in the hockey communities. Then I will go to a new area in northern Russia that is only accessible by an ice road on the Ob River. One city, Salekhard, is the only city in the Polar Circle. YWAM Russia has been working with the churches along this ice road and invited YWAM Hockey to bring our hockey program to help connect the hockey communities with the local church.
I am already recruiting a hockey team for an outreach to these areas next year.

Lorrain is happy to be a newly qualified teacher and we are excited to see how God will merge teaching and hockey.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support.
If you can please drop us a note, we’d love to hear from you.
Merry Christmas!

Glen & Lorrain Bueckert-YWAM Hockey

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Summer 2014 YWAM Hockey Camps in Western Canada and Northeast Asia...WOW! 
A seven week period in July & August where instructors and counsellors trained kids, aged 8 to 17, the finer points of power skating, puckhandling, shooting, passing, checking and goaltending on the ice. Off ice programs included Dryland, Ball Hockey Tournament, Chapel and small groups. YWAM Hockey led 4 week long camps in Canada and did clinics with 4 different teams in Asia.
The above photo is Glen working with a girls team in NE Asia.

YWAM Hockey is part of Youth With A Mission Int. which has over 1,000 locations worldwide and over 18,000 full-time workers. 
To give you a sense of what other prominent people think of YWAM have a look at their comments:

"Loren Cunningham has been one of the most adventuresome visionaries of our time. What he has accomplished staggers the imagination. God gave him a dream and he lived it out--very few of us do that. Wherever I go I seem to run into people who have been discipled into radical discipleship by YWAM. … I can safely say that YWAM is one of the most important and effective movements in Christendom today."Dr. Tony Campolo, Professor of Sociology, Eastern College,  Pennsylvania
"The ministry of YWAM has grown considerably over the past four decades. It is now, in my estimation, one of the most strategic agencies penetrating the mission frontier."Tetsunao "Ted" Yamamori, President & CEO, Food for the Hungry International
"YWAM is a wonderful blessing to the whole body of Christ. Their courageous pioneer spirit is helping to take the gospel to the most remote corners of the world."
Paul Eshleman, The Jesus Film Project
"It has been my privilege over the years to observe and participate with Youth With A Mission on numerous projects around the world. Their focus on evangelism is always great. YWAM has a tremendous team of dedicated servants of the Lord and I always marvel at how God has been able to use them in so many strategic areas of the world."Franklin Graham, President, Samaritan's Purse

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

YWAM HOCKEY CAMPS - for Boys and Girls age 8-16

Our week long day camps offer quality instruction in power skating, hockey skills and goaltending. Our instructors and staff not only have knowledge and experience, they also share a common passion to see each camper grow and improve physically, mentally, socially and spiritually.

Main Camps: Calgary, Prince George, Kelowna
Special Focus: Players Advanced- Kelowna
                        Goalies Only - Kelowna

•Quality Hockey Instruction 
•Power Skating
•Goaltenders Program
•2 Ice sessions daily
•Biblical Values
•Daily Chapel
•Ball Hockey Tournament


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hockey - Summer of Service (HSOS) 2014
YWAM Hockey presents this unique experience that will provide you with a tight-knit community to encourage and challenge you as you travel to Calgary, Alberta, Prince George and Kelowna, British Columbia sharing Christ’s love with today’s youth through week-long hockey camps.
On the HSOS, you will also have the opportunity to serve in different areas of the hockey camp program - on-ice, off-ice, and everything in between. You will be challenged and stretched to try things you've never done before.
Take a step of faith—use your gifts and passion for hockey to impact kids – and learn what it means to be an authentic follower of Jesus.
DATES:           July 9 - August 9

WHO:              Guys/Girls age 18 – 25
                         Hockey playing background - with excellent skating and hockey skills.
                         Desire to learn & grow spiritually

WHERE:         Starts/Ends in Kelowna, BC
Registration Fee: $460.00 CDN plus $35.00 non-refundable application fee

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Great news!
Glen's back is feeling much better from the sprain he suffered a few weeks ago. He had to cancel the Russian hockey camps but will go to NE Asia for the planned 5 day camp Jan 18-22nd. Thank you for praying!