The ROB HARTNELL "Hart of The Game Foundation"

Rob Hartnell Hart of the Game Foundation Fund

For all those who knew Rob, it goes without saying that next to his family, his primary passion was hockey.  He played Junior hockey for the Hobbema Hawks and Lethbridge Hurricanes.  He then moved on to the Minor pro’s with a team in the ECHL and WPHL with a stop in Scotland and Italy.
After moving back to Wetaskiwin, he joined the Bentley Generals where they won the Allan Cup.
Rob loved working with young athletes and sharing his passion for fitness and working out.  He coached the Wetaskiwin Icemen for five years, leading them to two league championships.

Rob has left behind a legacy of community spirit and support. He was never one to be in the spotlight, however, he impacted so many people, through his generosity, caring manner, love for his family & friends, healthy competitive spirit.

The focus of the Rob Hartnell Hart of the Game Fund is to support players within Wetaskiwin Minor Hockey Association, in the participation of physical activity as well as acknowledging stewardship in their communities, contributing to the legacy of Rob and continue sharing the memory of his love for the game of hockey and the children playing it. 

Each year the HOTG committee may provide funding assistance to WMHA Members who apply before the deadline of October 1st, for one of the following: 

  • Registration of a child to participate in Wetaskiwin Minor Hockey 
  • Purchase of Hockey Equipment  

Who can apply?  

WMHA Members – players either new to WMHA or current. A parent/guardian, coach, assistant coach, director, friend or family member can apply on behalf of WMHA player requiring funding assistance.  


How to apply for assistance: 

A Parent/Guardian of child wishing to play hockey and is a current WMHA member, must apply in writing to the Rob Hartnell Hart of the Game Committee via email: 

You must apply to the other financial assistance programs here and email us documentation of your denial, to be considered for The Hart of the Game Foundation.

To Download a copy of The Hart of the Game Foundation  Policy and Procedure
Click HERE

To Download a copy of “ The Hart of the Game Foundation” Application
Click HERE


Requirements for submission: 

WMHA member must provide a letter describing how they believe the Hart of the Game Foundation could be of assistance to their child in the participation of hockey with WMHA. 


How candidates are selected: 

The Hart of the Game Foundation Committee will review the applications to determine who will receive assistance in the current hockey season. Please note that each year, the number of recipients and amount of assistance allocated will vary year to year based on a number of factors determined by the Foundation Committee.  


Submission Deadline: October 1st of the current season

Acceptance for Hart of the Game funds will only be considered if you have been denied funding from the 3 financial assistance programs above.

Click HERE for information on how to apply for Hart of the Game Funding




The Rob Hartnell Hart of the Game Foundation is a fantastic way for individuals and businesses to show their support and love of Minor Hockey in the Wetaskiwin Community. If you are interested in donating to the Hart of the Game Foundation, please contact the Committee via email at


If you have any questions, please contact WMHA The Hart of the Game Foundation committee  @

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