News and Announcements
Hello Northwest Warriors,
The Championship weekend is behind us so here is an update on our teams that were vying for Gold:
NWW Midget 1 – Won Gold at Rose Kohn
NWW Peewee 7 – Won Gold at Max Bell
NWW Midget 4 – won their game on Sunday to force another game – Tuesday, Mar 20 at 7:15p – Max Bell – Arena 2
NWW Bantam 6 – plays in the alternate final game – Tuesday, Mar 20 at 6pm – Rose Kohn Arena
NWW Peewee 8 – plays in the alternate final game – Tuesday, Mar 20 at 5:45p – Stu Peppard
We would like to congratulate our Gold medal winners, and encourage all our Warrior Families to try to make it out to support our three remaining teams.
Go Warriors Go!!!
Congratulations to all our NWW teams on their amazing efforts in the 2018 City Championships. It’s been a long journey, and everyone has some great memories to take away. We have a number of teams who are vying for Gold tomorrow. If you have some free time consider dropping in to cheer them on:
NWW Midget 1 – 6:45p at Rose Kohn
NWW Midget 4 – 5:15p at Ed Whalen (Southland Leasure Centre)
NWW Bantam 6 – 10:15a at Stu Peppard
NWW Peewee 7 – 12:15p at Max Bell – Ken Bracko Arena
NWW Peewee 8 – 10:00a at Max Bell – Arena 2
Good luck tomorrow to all.
GO WARRIORS GO!
Well we have made it through another regular season, and city playoffs are on our door step. If you haven’t consulted the schedule for playoffs please do so as soon as possible. (https://www.hockeycalgary.ca/tournament/schedule/season/2017-2018/tournament/city-championships/category//league//page/)
Here are some reminders that will help make your playoff games run smoothly:
- Take the time to read the Special Rules for City Playoffs – when you need them it will be too late to read them!
- Know where your games are being played – we have a few new rinks that were recently added, so make sure you know where to go.
- Start checking for officials a minimum of 20 minutes before game time (keep in mind they maybe the ones on the ice)
- If your officials aren’t there 15 minutes before puck drop call your League Chair.
- Make sure one of your coaches carries their skates, whistle and helmet with them to every game.
- Teams are allowed to take the ice 5 minutes before their permit time, and no sooner! If you are on the ice 6 minutes before your game time you will be asked to get off – don’t be that team!
- Time Keepers/Score Keepers and Penalty Box Parents – you are an extension of the referees and must be neutral at all times. If you can’t commit to this then don’t volunteer for these positions!
- All game results must be updated ASAP, as the brackets can’t update until the information is in the system. Don’t be the one who holds up the games!
- The most important reminder – Have Fun!!! This is an exciting time and the last thing we want to do is spoil it by being over-excited. Celebrate with consideration!
Good luck to all our teams!
The document City_Playoff_-_Special_Rules.pdf was attached to this post.
We would like to congratulate all of our medal winning teams!
Novice 5 North
NWW Novice 4 White – Silver Medal Winners
Novice 3 North
NWW Novice 3 Red – Silver Medal Winners
Novice 2 North
NWW Novice 2 Red – Gold Medal Winners
NWW Novice 2 White – Silver Medal Winners
Atom 6 North
NWW Atom 6 Red – Silver Medal Winners
Atom 5 North
NWW Atom 5 White – Silver Medal Winners
Atom Div 1
NWW Atom 1 – Gold Medal Winners
Peewee Div 9
NWW Peewee 7 – Silver Medal Winners
Peewee Div 8
NWW Peewee 6 – Gold Medal Winners
Bantam Div 7
NWW Bantam 6 – Gold Medal Winners
Bantam Div 2
NWW Bantam 2 – Gold Medal Winners
Midget Div 4
NWW Midget 4 – Gold Medal Winners
What an Esso weekend for all our NWW families – Thank You Everyone!
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.