Who can register for the Northwest Calgary Athletic Association (NWCAA)?
Bantam through Midget age players (13-17 years old) who live within the NWCAA boundaries can register to tryout. Junior age players (18-21 years old)living in Calgary or employed in the city of Calgary and/or attending an educational institute whose residence, does not need to be in Zone 9.
What is the difference between my community hockey association and the NWCAA?
Your community hockey association will have teams for all levels of players. Starting at age 5&6 through to Junior hockey, ages 18-20. Please contact your community association for information on their registration and hockey programs. The NWCAA is one of four Quadrant Elite Hockey Associations in Calgary. The NWCAA is Bantam through Junior age.(Ages 13-20) The cost to play quadrant hockey is significantly higher than community, as most teams have more practices, games, off ice training and travel requirements. Players who are not successful in making one of our teams return to play in their respective hockey community association.
How do I know which community hockey association I belong to?
Please refer to the Hockey Calgary website to find which association you belong to.
Are tryout registrations limited to a set amount of registrations?
No, we will accept all registrants up to the deadline of August 15th. With the exception of Junior B players who will continue with the movement of players up to the deadline of January 10th.
I just moved to Calgary and we are now in the NWCAA boundary. But I am not able to register my son for tryouts in the HCR registration system, can you help me?
Players new to Calgary or who have just moved into the NWCAA boundaries must firstly contact their new community hockey association registrar and request a transfer from their previous designated community hockey association. Once your transfer is complete you will then be able to register with the NWCAA.
We just moved into the NWCAA feeder community and we are not able to register?
Players who move to a community within our boundaries must first contact their new community hockey association registrar to request a transfer to their designated community hockey association. Once this transfer to your new community hockey association is complete you will be able to register with the NWCAA.
Do I need to register for both my community hockey association and the NWCAA?
Yes. Regardless of where you last played, Hockey Calgary considers a player’s community hockey association as their primary association. If you do not register with your community association and you are not successful to make a NWCAA team you may be left with no place to play. Please check with your designated community hockey association for their guidelines.
My player previously played for the Edge and I am unable to register for tryouts?
You must first contact your community hockey association registrar to request a transfer to their designated community hockey association. Once this transfer to your community hockey association is complete you will be able to register with the NWCAA. (The NWCAA cannot request the transfer, this request must be handled by your community hockey association).