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 District & University Residence)

EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

Northwest Warriors Executive Members

Position Volunteer Email
Co-Chair Janis Rogers chair@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Co-Chair Bernie deGroot chair@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Vice-Chair Mike McLeod vicechair@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Vice-Chair Brian Sartison vicechair@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Vice-Chair Christy Campbell vicechair@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Treasurer Ania Karzynska treasurer@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Treasurer Betty Bill treasurer@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Co-Treasurer Sean McAndrew treasurer@nwwarriorshockey.com 

NORTHWEST WARRIORS OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Position Volunteer Email
Co-Chair Janis Rogers chair@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Co-Chair Bernie deGroot chair@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Vice-Chair Mike McLeod vicechair@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Vice-Chair Brian Sartison vicechair@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Vice-Chair Christy Campbell vicechair@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Treasurer Ania Karzynska treasurer@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Treasurer Betty Bill treasurer@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Co-Treasurer Sean McAndrew treasurer@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Evaluations Director Dave MacGillivray evalsdir@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Evaluations Director Kevin Free evalsdir@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Evaluations Director Stephen Hayden evalsdir@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Evaluations Director Stephen Caron evalsdir@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Evaluations Director Darren Kuprash evalsdir@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Senior Program Director Craig Clinton srprogramdirector@nwwarriorshockey.com
Junior Program Director Blake Blondeel jrprogramdirector@nwwarriorshockey.com
Coach Director Colin Forbes coachdir@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Coach Director Graham Matheos coachdir@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Coach Director Mike Good coachdir@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Coach Director Brian Sartison coachdir@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Coach Mentor Colin Forbes coachdir@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Coach Mentor Vacant
Communications Director Walker MacLeod communications@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Game and Conduct Chair Bob McBurnie gameandconduct@nwwarriorshockey.com
Development Coordinator Amanda Thompson development@nwwarriorshockey.com
Administrator Matt Hunter admin@nwwarriorshockey.com
Community Reps
Scenic Acres Rep Keely Willment sacarep@nwwarriorshockey.com 
Silver Springs Rep Darren Bourget sscarep@nwwarriorshockey. 
Varsity Rep Dave Smith varsityrep@nwwarriorshockey.com 
West Hillhurst Rep Stacey Ewing whtreg@nwwarriorshockey.com
Brentwood Rep Vacant brerep@nwwarriorshockey.com
Triwood Rep Vacant trirep@nwwarriorshockey.com
Volunteer Coordinator Steve Neilsen
Equipment
Equipment Manager Barb O'Connor equipment@nwwarriorshockey.com
Equipment Manager Laura Van Ham equipment@nwwarriorshockey.com
Equipment Manager Calvin Mast 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