OPERATIONS

ABOUT US

The Northwest Warriors was created in 2012 from the amalgamation of the Westwood Warriors and the Crowchild Blackhawks hockey programs. There were two factors that lead to the merger. First, it was recognized that having more participants in each age group would provide the best hockey experience and, second, Hockey Calgary mandated that hockey programs participating in the community leagues needed to have a minimum number of participants. Crowchild had fallen below the suggested minimum level of participants and Westwood was close to being there, if they didn’t come up with their own solution Hockey Calgary would mandate a change in boundaries.

When the two groups came together, it was determined the group needed a new name, logo and colours that would reflect both original organizations. The Westwood teams were known as the Warriors, with a logo using a caricature of a Viking and team colours of navy blue and white, with green trim. The Crowchild teams were known as the Blackhawks, with a logo using an Indigenous avatar and team colours of red and white, with black trim. The result of deliberations was that the new organization would be known as the Northwest Warriors, with a logo using the Indigenous avatar and team colours of navy blue, red, and white.

The Northwest Warriors continues to honour Chief David Crowchild and the Crowchild family by using the logo that connects it to Crowchild Hockey Association and the Crowchild Twin Arena. The Crowchild Hockey Association still exists as one of the two groups underpinning the Northwest Warriors hockey teams, and is the primary tenant of the Crowchild Twin Arena. The Northwest Warriors and the Tsuu T’ina Nation have an active, respectful working relationship.

The Northwest Warriors are proud to represent the communities served by the Westwood Hockey Association and the Crowchild Hockey Association.

For more information about Chief David Crowchild and his legacy, please visit:
http://albertachampions.org/Champion/david-crowchild/

BOUNDARIES

The Crowchild Hockey Association is comprised of 3 communities:

  • Scenic Acres
  • Silver Springs
  • Varsity (Varsity Village & University District)

The Westwood Hockey Association is comprised of 3 umbrella communities:

  • Brentwood
  • Triwood
  • West Hillhurst

The areas of Calgary included within the boundaries of the Northwest Warriors are broken down by the constituent communities:

Brentwood:
Brentwood and Edgemont

Triwood:
Banff Trail, Charleswood, Collingwood, Triwood and University Heights (also includes the University of Calgary Campus)

West Hillhurst:
Hillhurst/Sunnyside, Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill, Parkdale, St. Andrews, Capital Hill and West Hillhurst

Crowchild:
Scenic Acres, Silver Springs, Varsity (Varsity, Varsity Estates,Varsity Village & University Residence)

EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

Northwest Warriors Executive Members

NWW Executives
Position Name Email
Co-Chair Janis Rogers chair@nwwarriorshockey.com
Co-Chair Bernie de Groot chair@nwwarriorshockey.com
Vice Chair Mike McLeod vicechair@nwwarriorshockey.com
Co-Treasurer Lindsay Bryant treasurer@nwwarriorshockey.com
Co-Treasurer Betty Bill treasurer@nwwarriorshockey.com

NORTHWEST WARRIORS OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Co-Chair Janis Rogers chair@nwwarriorshockey.com
Co-Chair Bernie DeGroot chair@nwwarriorshockey.com
Vice-Chair Mike McLeod vicechair@nwwarriorshockey.com
Treasurer - CHA Lindsay Bryant treasurer@nwwarriorshockey.com
Treasurer - WHA Betty Bill treasurer@nwwarriorshockey.com
Administrator/Registrar Fiona MacDiarmid admin@nwwarriorshockey.com
Evaluations Director Dave MacGillivray evalsdir@nwwarriorshockey.com
Evaluations Director Darren Kuprash evalsdir@nwwarriorshockey.com
Evaluations Director Kevin Free evalsdir@nwwarriorshockey.com
Directors
Coach Director Graham Matheos coachdir@nwwarriorshockey.com
Coach Director Mike Good coachdir@nwwarriorshockey.com
Coach Director Colin Forbes coachdir@nwwarriorshockey.com
Communications Jim Jefferies communications@nwwarriorshockey.com
Game and Conduct Danielle Melnyk gameandconduct@nwwarriorshockey.com
Age Group Coordinators
Timbits Coordinators Sean Liddell timbitscoordinator@nwwarriorshockey.com
Novice Coordinators Lonnie Lischka novicecoordinator@nwwarriorshockey.com
Atom Coordinators Cindy Gardner atomcoordinator@nwwarriorshockey.com
Peewee Coordinators Karen France peeweecoordinator@nwwarriorshockey.com
Bantam Coordinators Pinky Suri bantamcoordinator@nwwarriorshockey.com
Midget Coordinators John Gretton  midgetcoordinator@nwwarriorshockey.com
Rob McDonald
Goalie Coordinators Mark Fewster  goaliecoordinator@nwwarriorshockey.com
Steve Nielsen
Community Reps
Brentwood Rep Stovel Ferguson brentwoodrep@nwwarriorshockey.com
Scenic Acres Rep Keely Wilment sacarep@nwwarriorshockey.com
Silver Springs Rep Darren Bourget sscarep@nwwarriorshockey.com
Triwood Rep TBA triwoodrep@nwwarriorshockey.com
Varsity Rep Dave Smith varsityrep@nwwarriorshockey.com
West Hillhurst Rep Bernie DeGroot whhrep@nwwarriorshockey.com
Other
Community Ref Assignor Fiona MacDiarmid admin@nwwarriorshockey.com
Equipment Managers Tania Lew equipment@nwwarriorshockey.com
Equipment Managers Gordon Chua equipment@nwwarriorshockey.com

MAILING ADDRESS

NORTHWEST WARRIORS FOUNDING ASSOCIATIONS
CROWCHILD & WESTWOOD HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

185 SCENIC ACRES DR. NW
CALGARY, ALBERTA

CANADA
T3L 1L4

 

All inquiries can be directed to : admin@nwwarriorshockey.com