News and Announcements
Our hearts and prayers are with the families in Fernie who have been affected by this tragic loss. These individuals were part of our hockey family, as our teams have often travelled to Fernie to take part in tournaments.
We morn with you.
We would like to start by saying “thank you” to our members and interested public for their feedback and patience. We would also like to thank Hockey Calgary and Hockey Alberta for their approach of letting the community decide what represents us. Most importantly, we would like to thank Chief Lee Crowchild and the Crowchild family for their support and assistance on this matter.
When the concern regarding our logo was raised, we took it very seriously. We would have liked to have been in a position to provide a quick and decisive response, but it was clear to us that we needed to be thorough and thoughtful, and most importantly to get direction from the Crowchild family. The naming of Crowchild Twin Arena and Crowchild Hockey Association, and the use of the Crowchild Blackhawks logo, was connected to honouring Chief David Crowchild. In view of the fact that the new Warriors logo came from this homage to the Crowchild family, their input was necessary to determine our future direction.
With that, Northwest Warriors leadership has met with Chief Lee Crowchild of the Tsuut’ina Nation, and will be working in partnership with the Tsuut’ina to update the Northwest Warriors logo. The process has already begun and we look forward to working with Tsuut’ina to develop updated imagery honouring Chief David Crowchild while considerate of our members and the communities we serve. The mission of Northwest Warriors will continue to be providing opportunities for young Calgarians in our community to participate in hockey in a safe, fair, stimulating, and respectful environment. We will do so while ensuring the connection to our communities and what it means to be a part of Northwest Warriors is known and fostered.
Chief Lee Crowchild and his family have indicated their support for the Northwest Warriors’ continued use of the current logo while the logo is updated and implemented. The timeline for implementation will be guided by the regular replacement of jerseys, likely over 3 years. The Northwest Warriors is committed to finding ways to speed up the implementation without putting undue financial hardship on our membership.
We look forward to a renewed and active relationship with the Crowchild family and the Tsuut’ina people, and to fulfilling on our mission as a community hockey organization.
Northwest Warriors is a community hockey program, committed to the participation of players interested in playing hockey, as indicated first in our Mission Statement. A member of our community has raised a concern regarding a young hockey player who feels as if they cannot participate due to the association’s logo. Our association’s executive is working as quickly as possible to discuss how best to address this concern and fulfill our mission, while honouring historical decisions made in consultation with many community members. We will have more to say in the coming days, but in the meantime ask for patience from our association members and the public at large.
Our online hockey registration is now closed but we are accepting email inquiries for registration. Please send us a note at email@example.com.
Evaluations start in early September for some age groups so don’t miss out. The schedule can be found using this link or under the Evaluations tab above. Please note that ice times have yet to be designated and can change, but registered families will be notified. http://nww.nwwarriorshockey.com/organizations/2072/pages/112625