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LA Kings sign former Westwood Warrior Player!

The LA Kings have signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Austin Strand to a three-year entry-level contract, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

The 20-year-old Strand (born Feb. 17, 1997) is a 6-4, 216-pound native of Calgary, Alberta who has appeared in 24 games this season with the Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL), posting 26 points (10-16=26) and 29 penalty minutes in his fourth season in the Western Hockey League.

Among league defensemen, he currently ranks first in power play goals (9; tied for second among all players), tied for first in goals, tied for fifth in points, tied for 10th in assists and tied for second in game-winning goals (2).

In his first full season with Seattle (acquired from the Red Deer Rebels last season), he was named an assistant captain.

Strand has appeared in 223 career regular-season games in the WHL between Seattle and Red Deer, recording 84 points (25-59=84), a plus-1 rating and 196 penalty minutes. He has played in 37 postseason games, tallying 17 points (6-11=17), a plus-11 rating and 47 penalty minutes.

During the 2016 WHL playoffs with Red Deer, he helped lead the Rebels to the Eastern Conference Championship, before falling to the eventual champion Brandon. However, since the Memorial Cup was in Red Deer, he played in his first Memorial Cup, losing in the Semi-Finals with the Rebels.

After being traded to Seattle during the 2017 regular-season, he helped the Thunderbirds win the WHL Championship and earn his second consecutive berth in the Memorial Cup.


Congratulations to our Atom 1 team on their victory in the championship game at the Crowchild Challenge. Gloves could be seen flying through the air as the final buzzer sounded and the team claimed their trophy!

What an amazing weekend for both of our Northwest Warriors teams – Peewee 1 and Atom 1!

Thanks for making us proud.


Are you new to hockey or trying to register another one of your children?

New to Hockey Families:
Have you completed the Respect In Sport course? All new families to hockey must complete it first before they can register. Once you have completed it and added your child using the “Child Management” feature, you will see their profile in the HCR system and be able to complete your registration. Please remember to select the NORTHWEST WARRIORS as your association – it is in the “N” section.

Respect In Sport Course
Special Note for 1st Time Hockey Families or New to Northwest Warriors Hockey Families:
• Every family is responsible for completing the Respect In Sport course. If you have not done so please click on the link and complete it:
• (remember to link your certificate number to your child under the management tab)
• Also please remember to select “Northwest Warriors” as your association.

Registering Another Child:
You will need to add your additional child to your Respect In Sport profile. Just log back in and use the “Child Management” feature to add them to your profile. Once this is complete they will appear on the registration side of things.


Attached is a memo from Hockey Calgary regarding upcoming changes for the 2017-18 season. This details the 5 major changes that will be happening this upcoming season.

Courtesy of Kevin Kobelka, Hockey Calgary Executive Director

The document Major Changes for 2017-2018 Season was attached to this post.


Please see attached memo from Hockey Calgary announcing the changes that were agreed to at Operations Council regarding the Atom League Structure for 2017-18 along with some topline information on the survey results and how they came to this decision.

Courtesy of Kevin Kobelka, Executive Director of Hockey Calgary

The document Atom League Structure - 2017-2018 Season was attached to this post.