The NWCAA is pleased to introduce Matt Keillor as the new Director of Hockey Operations.
Most recently, Keillor served as the Assistant Coach of the Swift Current Broncos in the Western Hockey League, where his contributions were instrumental in the team's growth and progress over the past two seasons. Prior to this role in Swift Current, Keillor spent parts of five seasons as the Head Coach Assistant General Manager of the Grande Prairie Storm and Associate Coach Assistant General Manager of the Drayton Valley Thunder, both teams within the highly competitive Alberta Junior Hockey League.
Matt's commitment to the development of young players is evident through his involvement in various prestigious programs within Hockey Canada. Twice selected as a Camp Coach for the Team Canada U17 Program, an honor that speaks volumes about his expertise and reputation within the hockey community. Additionally, Matt has been a camp coach for Team Canada's World Junior A Challenge selection camp, further demonstrating his ability to identify and work with top-tier talent.
Matt’s dedication to athlete development extends to the grassroots level as well. He was actively involved for seven years in Hockey Alberta’s elite male program, serving as a Camp Coach, Head Coach, and Coach Mentor, culminating in back-to-back gold medals as an Assistant Coach with Team Alberta's U16 squad at the Western Canadian Championships. Furthermore, Matts previous experience as the Technical Director for Grande Prairie Minor Hockey exemplifies his commitment to fostering a culture of excellence and skill development where athletes can develop both on and off the ice.
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NWCAA Mission Statement
It is the desire of the NWCAA to further the sport of amateur hockey through the development and for the enjoyment of players. Our goal is to teach good sportsmanship, to help develop good character and to improve hockey skills.
We firmly believe that with our support, the young people who continue playing at the AA and AAA level invariably become well-rounded young adults ingrained with values we would like to see in today's youth...teamwork responsibility, work ethic, the will to succeed and the ability to enjoy their lives.