Optional Programs

Development Program

Trails West is ready to launch our Spring 2022 Development Program in partnership with P3 Sports Inc. and Dark Horse Athletic!  The program will combine hockey development and multisport dryland training.

DROP IN SESSIONS AVAILABLE for registration for April 12 - June 2!  See below under General Registration Information for more details.

On Ice: P3 Sports Inc. & Trails West Coaches

Ratio of 1:6 coach to player

Dryland: Dark Horse Athletic

Goaltender Instruction: Mike Brodeur with Balanc3d

Offered for U9-U13 only. Participants should register in the age division they will be playing in for the 2022-2023 season.

U9 (2014-2015)

U11 (2012-2013)

U13 (2010-2011)

Ice times: Flames Community Arenas – Red Arena (2390 - 47 Ave SW)

Dryland: Webber Academy – Outdoor Sports Court (1515 - 93 St SW)

Program Run Dates (inclusive): April 12, 2022 to June 2, 2022

Ice times: Twice a week (60 minutes)

U9 – Tuesdays 4:00pm / Thursdays 5:15pm

U11 – Tuesdays 6:30pm / Thursdays 4:00pm

U13 – Tuesdays 5:15pm / Thursdays 6:30pm

U11 and U13 Goaltender specific instruction: Tuesday ice times

 

Dryland: Once a week (60 minutes)

U9 – Wednesdays 5:00pm

U11 – Wednesdays 6:00pm

U13 – Wednesdays 7:00pm

$525 / player

$400 / goaltender

Registration fee includes:

  • 16 ice times
  • 8 dryland sessions
  • practice jersey
  • Goaltenders (U11/U13) - 8 of the 16 ice times have goaltender specific instruction

U9 is limited to 24 players. U11 and U13 are limited to 24 players and 4 goaltenders each age division.

General Registration Information

There are spots available to register for on a drop-in basis for each ice session on Tuesday and Thursday from April 12 to June 2, 2022:

U9 (2014-2015) → 1 drop-in spot

U11 player (2012-2013) → 4 drop-in spots

U11 goaltender (2012-2013) → 3 drop-in spots

Register for an ice session and attend that ice session PLUS the dryland training that same week for no additional cost!

 

NOTE: Drop-In participants will not receive a practice jersey nor will they be added to a Development Program team in TeamSnap. They must check in with the instructor at the session they registered for.

Registration is processed through TeamSnap.  You must click on the REGISTRATION (U9, U11, U13) Spring 2022 Development Drop-In Sessions Link below to access the registration form (Red Button). During the registration process, please hover your cursor over the (?) beside the question for helpful tips.

TWHA waivers, acknowledgement of policies and consent will be required to be read and accepted during the registration process.  Please take the time to review each of these waivers and policies.

The Hockey Canada Player Medical Information Sheet is required for every player who participates in the Spring 2022 Development Program.  You will be required to upload the completed form during registration. If using the medical form previously submitted for the 2021-2022 season, please ensure all information remains accurate prior to uploading it for the Development Program. *This form is NOT fillable online - you will be required to print it, complete it by hand, then scan it or take a picture to upload.

The Dark Horse Athletic Inc. Waiver is required for every player who participates in the Spring 2022 Development Program.  You will be required to upload the completed form during registration. *This form is NOT fillable online - you will be required to print it, complete it by hand, then scan it or take a picture to upload.

Either Player or Goaltender only.  You will also be required to select the correct position option at Registration Fees.

Full program registration fee:

$525/player   $400/goaltender

Drop-In session registration fee:

$35/player - Tuesday or Thursday ice session PLUS Wednesday dryland training on the same week

$30/goaltender - Tuesday ice session (goalie specific instruction) PLUS Wednesday dryland training on the same week

$20/goaltender - Thursday ice session PLUS Wednesday dryland training on the same week

U9 (2014-2015) → 1 drop-in spot

U11 player (2012-2013) → 4 drop-in spots

U11 goaltender (2012-2013) → 3 drop-in spots

Registration questions should be directed to the TWHA Development Program Administrator at devprogram@trailswesthockey.com.

Safety

All participants and spectators are expected to be respectful and adhere to all rules and restrictions as outlined by the Government of Alberta/City of Calgary and the facilities used for the program.

Participants are reminded to review the AHS Daily Check List prior to every program session. All participants (except drop-in participants) will be required to keep their attendance accurate in TeamSnap. Drop-in participants must check in with the instructor at each session.

Questions?

Please contact the TWHA Development Program Administrator, Regina Bleile at devprogram@trailswesthockey.com.

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

U15 Cup

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 (formerly known as the Bantam Cup).

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

The tournament is a fun, non-body contact tournament that allows friends within Trails West to play against each other on balanced teams made up from players from all U15 divisions. Players have the chance to meet new friends, play with new teammates, play against former teammates, and celebrate the game of hockey in this terrific multi-day event that includes a tournament banquet.

The tournament banquet is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 6:15pm - 8:15pm. 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. 

  • TEAM ROSTERS will be provided via TeamSnap this year - all players will be invited to their team by March 30

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. Register early as spots may fill quickly!

Waitlist - new for 2022 - If there are no spots available for registration, please select the waitlist option when at participant fees. Selecting this option does NOT register your player/goalie however it places them on a waitlist in a first-come first-register basis. The TWHA Administrator will be in touch should a spot open and you will be required to pay the registration fee at that time. Email requests to be placed on the waitlist will not be accepted.

Refund Policy - Refunds will only be considered due to injury or illness, if occurred prior to the start of the tournament. No refunds will be provided due to injury or illness if player/goaltender participated in a tournament game. There will be a $25.00 non-refundable administrative fee deducted from any refund.

COVID Refund Clause:

Full refund of registration fee paid if the U15 Cup/U18 Couture Cup is unable to run due to Government of Alberta/City of Calgary implemented restrictions. If the U15 Cup/U18 Couture Cup has already started and is unable to finish, any refund will be pro-rated dependent upon the program’s financial obligations.

**THIS IS FOR U15 - 2007 and 2008 PLAYERS ONLY  & U13 2009 PLAYERS**

Spots still available (as of March 31, 2022):

Player - 10 spots available - if interested in registration please contact TWHA Administrator at admin@trailswesthockey.com

Goaltender - FULL

 

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.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the U15 Cup Coordinator, Gigi Douglas at tournament@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 9FCA - GOLD5:15pm6:15pmGREYWHITE
SAT APR 9FCA - BLUE6:15pm7:15pmBLUEORANGE
SAT APR 9FCA - GOLD6:30pm7:30pmGREENRED
SAT APR 9BANQUET IN FCA OILYMPICS LOUNGE 6:15pm8:15pm
SUN APR 10FCA - BLUE9:00am10:00amC FINAL
SUN APR 10FCA - GOLD9:15am10:15amB FINAL
SUN APR 10FCA - BLUE10:15am11:15amA FINAL

U18 Couture Cup

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 (formerly known as the Midget Cup). 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 planned for April 5 - 10, 2022 at Flames Community Arenas.

The tournament is a fun, non-body contact tournament that allows friends within Trails West to play against each other on balanced teams made up from players from all U18 divisions (and this year, with former U18 players from the last 2 seasons). Players have the chance to meet new friends, play with new teammates, play against former teammates, and celebrate the game of hockey in this terrific multi-day event that includes a tournament banquet.

The tournament banquet is scheduled for Sunday, April 10, 2022 from 11:30am - 1:30pm. 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. 

  • TEAM ROSTERS will be provided via TeamSnap this year - all players will be invited to their team by March 30

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. Register early as spots may fill quickly!

Trails West Wolves Alumni are welcome to register this year only as we have been unable to host this tournament for the last two years. Participating Alumni must have been registered with Trails West for the 2019/20 or 2020/21 seasons (birth years 2002 and 2003).

Waitlist - new for 2022 - If there are no spots available for registration, please select the waitlist option when at participant fees. Selecting this option does NOT register your player/goalie however it places them on a waitlist in a first-come first-register basis. The TWHA Administrator will be in touch should a spot open and you will be required to pay the registration fee at that time. Email requests to be placed on the waitlist will not be accepted.

Refund Policy - Refunds will only be considered due to injury or illness, if occurred prior to the start of the tournament. No refunds will be provided due to injury or illness if player/goaltender participated in a tournament game. There will be a $25.00 non-refundable administrative fee deducted from any refund.

COVID Refund Clause:

Full refund of registration fee paid if the U15 Cup/U18 Couture Cup is unable to run due to Government of Alberta/City of Calgary implemented restrictions. If the U15 Cup/U18 Couture Cup has already started and is unable to finish, any refund will be pro-rated dependent upon the program’s financial obligations.

** THIS IS FOR U18 and U18 ALUMNI ONLY - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 ONLY **

Spots still available (as of April 3 2022):

Player - Full - Waitlist registration has been closed

Goaltender - 4 spots available - if interested in registration please contact TWHA Administrator at admin@trailswesthockey.com

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.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the U18 Couture Cup Coordinator, Gigi Douglas at tournament@trailswesthockey.com

2022 U18 Couture Cup Schedule *amended 31Mar22

DATEARENASTART TIMEEND TIMEHOMEVISITOR
TUES APR 5FCA - RED7:00pm8:00pmBLUERED
TUES APR 5FCA - RED8:15pm9:15pmGREYGREEN
WED APR 6FCA - GOLD6:45pm7:45pmBLACKWHITE
WED APR 6FCA - GOLD8:00pm9:00pmBLUEGREY
THU APR 7FCA - BLUE6:30pm7:30pmREDWHITE
FRI APR 8FCA - GOLD7:00pm8:00pmGREENBLACK
SAT APR 9FCA - BLUE9:00am10:00amREDBLACK
SAT APR 9FCA - GOLD9:15am10:15amWHITEGREY
SAT APR 9FCA - BLUE10:15am11:15amGREENBLUE
SAT APR 9FCA - BLUE12:45pm1:45pmWHITEGREEN
SAT APR 9FCA - GOLD1:00pm2:00pmGREYRED
SAT APR 9FCA - BLUE5:00pm6:00pmBLACKBLUE
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 LOUNGE 11:30am1:30pm

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.