Optional Programs

Trails West Cup

The Trails West Cup is a tournament for Trails West Tier 1 teams in U13, U15 and U18 and now also includes Tier 2 in U18.  It began several years ago with a generous donation from Canaccord and has continued on, re-branded the Trails West Cup in 2020.  The tournament is hosted annually in mid-October.

Date: October 15 - 17, 2021

Location:  WinSport Arenas 88 Canada Olympic Road SW Calgary

Teams Hosting: U13 Tier 1, U15 Body-Checking Tier 1, U18 Body-Checking Tier 1, U18 Body-Checking Tier 2

Tentative Tournament Schedule:

For more information, please contact the TWHA Tournament Coordinator at tournament@trailswesthockey.com

Development Program

U15 Cup

2022 - We are still working on some details so please check back by mid-February!

With thanks and appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the Locke and Longley Families for the first two years, we are hoping to carry on the tradition of hosting the 7th Annual TWHA U15 Cup.

The tournament is being planned for April 5 - 10, 2022 at Flames Community Arenas.

There will be a tournament banquet tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. The FCA Lounge will be open to the public during this time, however access to banquet food and beverage is limited to the player plus one guest. 

  • The 2022 U15 Cup Program will be available here.
  • TEAM ROSTERS will be available here.
  • RULES will be available here.

Registration

6 balanced teams will be formed with up to 15 players and 2 goalies per team. Registration will be limited to 90 players and 12 goalies. Once open, registration will fill very quickly as has been the case in previous years.

If spots remain near the end of registration, 2nd year players in the top 3 U13 divisions (U13 1, 2, 3) will be invited to register. Siblings will be placed on the same team however we will not accommodate friend requests when forming balanced teams.

In 2017, the Trails West Bantam Cup Fund was created using surplus funds from previous Bantam Cup tournaments. The Bantam Cup Fund is used to benefit TWHA families in need with player registration costs. Net proceeds from this year's tournament will go to the Trails West Bantam Cup Fund.

 

U15 Cup Volunteers - needed!

Tournament Director(s) - overall coordination
Banquet Coordinator - plan the menu and run the event
Referee Coordinator - arranging referees, scheduling and payment
Jersey Coordinator - distribution and collection of jerseys (each team will be required to find parent volunteers to wash jerseys before their return to the Coordinator)
Game sheet/labels - print labels and prepare game sheets for each game
Communications Coordinator - eBrochure and email communications with participants

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Rick Dziadyk, VP Operations (U15) at vpU15@trailswesthockey.com

2022 U15 Cup Schedule

DATEARENASTART TIMEEND TIMEHOMEVISITOR
TUES APR 5FCA - RED5:45pm6:45pmBLUERED
TUES APR 5FCA - BLUE6:15pm7:15pmORANGEGREEN
WED APR 6FCA - GOLD5:30pm6:30pmGREENGREY
WED APR 6FCA - BLUE6:15pm7:15pmWHITEBLUE
THUR APR 7FCA - BLUE5:15pm6:15pmORANGEWHITE
FRI APR 8FCA - GOLD5:45pm6:45pmREDGREY
SAT APR 9FCA - GOLD10:30am11:30amGREYBLUE
SAT APR 9FCA - BLUE11:30am12:30pmWHITEGREEN
SAT APR 9FCA - GOLD11:45am12:45pmREDORANGE
SAT APR 9BANQUET IN FCA OILYMPICS LOUNGE1:00pm3:00pm
SAT APR 9FCA - GOLD5:15pm6:15pmGREYWHITE
SAT APR 9FCA - BLUE6:15pm7:15pmBLUEORANGE
SAT APR 9FCA - GOLD6:30pm7:30pmGREENRED
SUN APR 10FCA - BLUE9:00am10:00amC FINAL
SUN APR 10FCA - GOLD9:15am10:15amB FINAL
SUN APR 10FCA - BLUE10:15am11:15amA FINAL

U18 Couture Cup

2022 - We are still working on some details so please check back by mid-February!

Building off of the Bantam Cup tournament started by the Locke family in 2014, we will be running our 3rd annual U18 Cup this year. This tournament has been renamed the U18 Couture Cup in honour of Kyle Couture, a dedicated U18 TWHA coach who passed away in 2020.

The tournament is being planned for April 5 - 10, 2022 at Flames Community Arenas.

There will be a tournament banquet tentatively scheduled for Sunday, April 10, 2022 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. The FCA Lounge will be open to the public during this time, however access to banquet food and beverage is limited to the player plus one guest. 

  • The 2022 U18 Couture Cup Program will be available here.
  • TEAM ROSTERS will be posted here.
  • RULES will be available here.

Registration

We have increased the number of teams in the U18 Couture Cup this year and will have 6 balanced teams formed with up to 15 players and 2 goalies per team. Registration will be limited to 90 players and 12 goalies. Once open, registration may fill very quickly as has been the case in previous years.

New for 2022 only - As we have been unable to host this tournament for the last two years, we welcome Trails West Wolves Alumni that were registered with us for the 2019/20 or 2020/21 seasons to register ((including birth years 2002 and 2003).

In 2017, the Trails West Bantam Cup Fund was created using surplus funds from previous Bantam Cup tournaments. The Bantam Cup Fund is used to benefit TWHA families in need with player registration costs. Net proceeds from this year's U18 Couture Cup tournament will go to the Trails West Bantam Cup Fund.

 

U18 Couture Cup Volunteers - needed!

Tournament Director(s): overall coordination
Banquet Coordinator - plan the menu and run the event
Referee Coordinator - arranging referees, schedule and pay referees
Jersey Coordinator - distribution and collection of jerseys (each team will be required to find parent volunteers to wash jerseys before their return to the Coordinator)
Game sheet/labels - print labels and prepare game sheets for each game
Communications Coordinator - eBrochure and email communications with participants

 

For more information or to volunteer, contact: Darren Shaw, VP Operations (U18) at vpU18@trailswesthockey.com

2022 U18 Couture Cup Schedule

DATEARENASTART TIMEEND TIMEHOMEVISITOR
TUES APR 5FCA - RED7:00pm8:00pmBLUERED
TUES APR 5FCA - RED8:15pm9:15pmBLACKWHITE
WED APR 6FCA - GOLD6:45pm7:45pmGREENGREY
WED APR 6FCA - GOLD8:00pm9:00pmWHITEBLUE
THU APR 7FCA - BLUE6:30pm7:30pmBLACKGREEN
FRI APR 8FCA - GOLD7:00pm8:00pmREDGREY
SAT APR 9FCA - BLUE9:00am10:00amGREYBLUE
SAT APR 9FCA - GOLD9:15am10:15amWHITEGREEN
SAT APR 9FCA - BLUE10:15am11:15amBLUEBLACK
SAT APR 9FCA - BLUE12:45pm1:45pmGREENRED
SAT APR 9FCA - GOLD1:00pm2:00pmGREYWHITE
SAT APR 9FCA - BLUE5:00pm6:00pmREDBLACK
SUN APR 10FCA - GOLD10:30am11:30amC FINAL
SUN APR 10FCA - BLUE11:30am12:30pmB FINAL
SUN APR 10FCA - GOLD11:45am12:45pmA FINAL
SUN APR 10BANQUET IN FCA OILYMPICS LOUNGE1:00pm3:00pm

3 vs 3 Pond Hockey Tournament

Trails West will not be hosting this tournament for the 2021-2022 season.

Trails West is hosting their second annual 3 vs 3 Pond Hockey Tournament in 2019! Pond hockey is a type of hockey where players are encouraged to play for the spirit of the game.  There isn’t a scoreboard, there’s a lot of flow, players are encouraged to try new moves and have fun playing the game.

Who: Sr. Timbits, Novice, Atom and PeeWee players registered with TWHA for the 2019-2020 season
What: 3 games of half ice in 3 vs 3 pond hockey format with 2 games on Saturday and 1 game on Sunday
Where: Flames Community Arenas (Red and Gold)
When: Labour Day Long Weekend – Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1, 2019
Why: A fun way for players to prepare for the upcoming season

Cost: $50 per player
Teams: there will be 4 teams formed for each birth year division (2013, 2012/2011, 2010/2009, 2008/2007*combined)
Players per team: 10 (with exceptions to accommodate 2 goaltenders)
Registration: Registration is closed. Registration is per player and based on a first come-first served basis.  Player registration will be cancelled and not refunded if the player is not currently registered with Trails West. 
Confirmation of team assignment will be emailed to participant’s email address by August 28, 2019

Tournament Contact: Christy Alm at tournament@trailswesthockey.com
Registration Contact: Diane Moffatt at admin@trailswesthockey.com

For Timbits and Novice aged players, goaltender equipment will be provided for players in need of equipment.  Teams will be constructed by Trails West with the goal of balancing the teams to allow for games to be as competitive as possible and for this reason, teammate requests will only be considered for unique circumstances (ie, siblings).  Please note that registration is first-come first served and is non-transferrable.   No refunds will be issued. 

Rules:

  1. Games will be 60 minutes in length with a 5 minute warm-up, 2 minute clean-up and puck drop, 24 minute half, 2 minute intermission, 24 minute half, 3 minutes for handshake
  2. Games will be played cross-ice, with two games happening simultaneously.  The half-ice board system will be utilized for every game
  3. The only face-offs for the game will be the opening face-off and the face-off after half time
  4. Atom/PeeWee teams will change on the fly and Timbits/Novice teams will have 2 minute shifts and change on the buzzer (leaving the puck in situ at the buzzer)
  5. After a goal the scoring team must have all players regroup to center ice before being allowed to forecheck the team that has just been scored on.  This means teams that have just been scored on must regroup quickly and dig the puck out of the net
  6. Infractions will result in a penalty shot with the player suffering the infraction taking the penalty shot.  When a penalty shot occurs, all players on the ice will be asked to take a knee at half ice.  Once the shot is completed, the defensive players can immediately enter their own zone.  Once the player taking the penalty shot completes the shot, the player must regroup to center ice before the player and their teammates can once again forecheck.  Within Timbits/Novice, if a penalty shot is awarded near the end of a shift, the player will be allowed to execute the penalty shot even in absence of the buzzer.  At the end of the shot, players will execute the line change
  7. If a puck goes over the glass, the goaltender nearest where the puck went over the glass will pull a puck out of the net for his teammates and the offensive team must regroup before forechecking
  8. No body checking in any division

Schedule: Revised due to lower than anticipated number of registrants. Games will now be played per age group and not birth year.