WARRIORS BATTLEFIELD ABOUT THE TEAM
Warriors players have access to • Team is sold out most game days, averaging
one of the best facilities in 1500 fans per games.
• Warriors play out of the new, state of the art
Junior ‘A’ Hockey
facility, Royal LePage Place with video screen,
Royal LePage Place professional dressing room and all the amenities.
Royal LePage Place is a brand • Close to the Kelowna Airport, the only airport
new, state of the art facility. It servicing the central Okanagan. A full UBC
can accommodate 1500 campus and Okanagan College located within
spectators in seats and 300 in 20 minutes of the arena.
standing room. The team • Access to the top hospital in the region and
averages 1500 very supportive excellent team medical staff.
fans during the regular season. • Minor Hockey Association has changed their
• Spacious 24 stall dressing room • Video screen name to Warriors and has adopted the junior
• Laundry facilities • Work benches to prepare sticks team logo and jersey colours.
• Rehab tables to treat injuries • The Warriors players are partnered with a
Westside Minor Hockey team to provide
Fitness Facility / Staff
The players have access to a state of
• Centrally located in the Interior, with 4 BCHL IT’S
the art fitness facility where they can
train individually or as a team. It is
teams located within 1.5 hours of the
fully equipped with aerobic
equipment, free weights and
The team prepares workout
the players, JOIN US
improving their strength, power
and aerobic conditioning. On Contact: Mark Howell, Head Coach
average, the players will train 3- Tel: 250. 250-826-2642
4 times per week, depending on
the game schedule. The proper Email: email@example.com
amount of rest is given to the players, ensuring they
are energized and focused for all games.
We encourage the players to take pride in their
schooling as we feel it is a direct reflection of their SMART HOCKEY
commitment to our program and their future goals. We
give each player the best chance to work towards a
NCAA Athletic Scholarship.
High School Aged Players:
• are expected to maintain/surpass previous grades.
• attend supervised study hall sessions.
• are assisted in preparing for SAT exams.
Post-Secondary Aged Players: JOIN US TO PLAY
Post secondary courses are available locally at
Okanagan College and at UBC Okanagan. IN THE BEST
PLAYER ADVANCEMENT JUNIOR HOCKEY
NCAA FOR MORE DETAILS…
Canadian Colleges/Universities Visit our website:
Western Hockey League www.westsidewarriors.ca
MISSION STATEMENT JUNIOR HOCKEY EXPERIENCE COACHING STAFF
Head Coach/Director of
The Westside Warriors Hockey Club is Playing in Westside provides the players the Hockey Operations
committed to being leaders in our community. chance to play in the best Junior A league in Mark Howell BPE (U Of A)
We will achieve this through positive role Canada NCCP Advanced II
modelling, interacting with the youth and
Mark has vast coaching experience
active participation in the business sector. Practices having worked with Hockey Canada
Our goal is to develop athletes and people, Practices are held daily after school, and are 1 to 1.5 Men’s World Championship Teams,
preparing them for the future. This will be hours in duration. Each practice is high tempo, and is World Junior Teams and at
accomplished by holding all members of our designed to improve the players’ individual skills and International competitions. At the
organization accountable for their work ethic, develop excellent work habits. Time is also spent on 2007 Canada Winter Games Mark
commitment and professionalism. developing team work and group cohesiveness. As led Team Alberta to a Bronze medal.
well, players have the opportunity to spend time on
their own, utilizing free ice during the day.
ABOUT US • Westside Warriors, BCHL 2006
• Drayton Valley Thunder AJHL,
Community 2003 to 2006;League Semi-finalists, 2005. Coach of the
The Westside Warriors relocated from Langley Support: The local Westside community has Year, Runner-up, 2004 and 2005, with a winning
(formerly known as the Langley Hornets) in the 2006 enthusiastically embraced their new Westside Warriors percentage of 62.50.
hockey team. There is a great level of support from the • Calgary Midget AAA Flames, AMHL, 1999-2001
off-season. The Westside/ Westbank area is nestled in
the Central Okanagan, neighbouring the city of residents and business community, through Assistant Coach
Kelowna. The Warriors organization is very excited to sponsorship and other means. • Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL, 2001-2003; Eastern
Involvement: Players are required to volunteer at Conference Finalists, 2002 & 2003
commence play in their new community. Royal LePage • Canada’s National Junior Team, 2000, 2001, 2002
local schools in intramurals and other activities. As
Place is located at the foot of Mt. Boucherie, next door • Canada’s Men’s World Championship Team, 2000, 2001
well, they spend time with the Westside Minor Hockey
to the community centre and high school, just minutes • SAIT Trojans - ACAC, 1996-1998; League Champions,
Association where they assist the coaches during 1997
from the Okanagan Lake floating bridge. The Mt.
Boucherie complex will become the hub and central Player
meeting point on the Westside. The Central Okanagan Friendly Small Town Atmosphere • Seattle Thunderbirds and Medicine Hat Tigers, WHL
has a proud junior hockey tradition and the Warriors The close proximity helps create bonds that hold our • University of Alberta Golden Bears, CIS, National
team together and the players get to feel like they are Champions 1994
are looking forward to creating a new chapter, • Red Deer College, ACAC, League Champions 1989
representing the Westside community. part of the community - kids asking for our players to
• Red Deer Minor Hockey
come to their schools as well as local fans cheering
them on each night. In essence our players feel like
The team is owned by Vision Sports Group, LLP located they are part of something special and enjoyable while Athletic Therapist
in Westside. Gary Gelinas lives in Kelowna and takes on playing in the Westside. Carolyn Glover is responsible for all medical assessments,
the day to day responsibilities as Managing Partner, treatments and equipment maintenance. She is fully licensed
President and GM. Vision Sports also operates the BC Billeting and trained as an athletic therapist, and holds all current
Breakers of the WWHL, provides business to business, certification. Carolyn is supported by the team’s medical staff
The Warriors will cover room and board for the players.
Dr. Sorstad, Dr Belke, Pinnacle Physiotherapy (Randy
marketing consulting services and operates a camp Each out-of-town player will be placed in a billet home,
Goodman) and access to all medical professionals at Kelowna
division. Vision Sports is always looking at business making their experience away from their own home a General Hospital. She is a full time employee during the
opportunities that would enhance its existing comfortable transition. All of the billet families are very season.
properties. Vision Sports owners have over 20 years proud to be involved with the team and provide as
experience in sports management, marketing, agency much support as possible. We encourage the billets and
The BCHL is recognized as the Best Junior A Hockey League
and team operations. players to make it feel like home and to become part of
in North America.
the family. Friendships will be forged for years to come.
The Warriors employ a full time staff consisting of the Former Junior A Players in the NHL
head coach, athletic therapist/equipment manager, Paul Kariya
office manager, director of sales and community Brendon Morrison
relations. We have access to some of the best medical Brett Hull
people in the sports industry, an exceptional Dany Heatley
physiotherapy clinic and fitness centre.
Soon to be stars