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Who to contact at Hockey Alberta


Rob Litwinski - Chief Executive Officer, Hockey Alberta

Director, Corporate Services

  • Finance and Risk
  • Human Resources
  • Communication/ IT
  • EDI/ Safe Sport

Kevin Macrae - Director, Hockey Operations

Direct: 403-967-0047

  • Competition
  • Member Engagement
  • Development

Tim Leer - Director,
Partnerships and Marketing

Direct: 403-967-005

  • Partnerships/ Sponsorships
  • Marketing and promotions
  • Hockey Alberta Foundation


Human Resources

Katrina Papke - Manager, Human Resources

Direct: 403-967-0050

  • Liaison for Board of Directors
  • Finance Administrator
  • HR Functions
  • Office Systems

Finance and Risk

Doug Thorpe - Senior Manager, Finance and Risk

Direct: 403-967-0046

  • Finance
  • Enterprise Risk Management
TBA - Coordinator, Finance Services

Communication and Information Management

Brad Lyon - Senior Manager,
Communication and Information Management

Direct: 403-967-0045

  • Hockey Alberta technology planning
  • Communication Planning
  • Media Relations

TBD - Coordinator, External Communications


  • Direct Member communications, Bulletins, Memos and newsletters
  • Website platforms and content creation
  • Website technical troubleshooting

Troy Durrell - Coordinator, Content Generation

Direct: 403-967-1890

  • Stories and general content creation
  • Publications
  • Centre Ice Podcast
  • Media relations


HOCKEY Development

Justin Fesyk - Senior Manager, Hockey Development

Direct: 403-967-0042

TBD - Manager, Female Hockey

  • Oversees all Female Hockey
  • Leadership to Female ADM Hockey Committee
  • Operation of U18 Female Program for the U18 Nationals and Canada Winter Games
  • Minor Female Model
  • Alberta Development Model (Female)
  • Female Coach and Player development (Minor/Junior)
  • Liaison to Hockey Canada’s Female Program of Excellence
  • AFHL

Michael Kraichy - Manager, Elite Male Hockey

Direct: 403-967-0055

  • Oversees all Team Alberta Male Programs
  • Operation of U16 Male Teams for the WHL Cup and Canada Winter Games
  • Leadership to Male Elite Hockey Committee
  • AA Male Model
  • Alberta Development Model (Male)
  • Liaison to Hockey Canada’s Male Program of Excellence
  • AEHL

Danielle Wheeler - Mentor, Female Hockey

  • U16 Team Alberta Female Mentorship
  • Elite Female Coach Development Support
  • Tiered Female Coach Development Support
  • Junior Female Coach Development
  • Support to NCCP Programs
  • Support Alberta Coach Development Pathway

Barry Medori - Mentor, Male Hockey

  • Team Alberta Male Mentorship
  • Elite Male Coach Development Support
  • Tiered Male Coach Development Support
  • Junior Coach Development
  • Coach Development Pathway
  • Coach Exchange Program
  • Master Evaluator for HP1

Morgen Kidney - Coordinator, Female Hockey

Direct: 403-967-0040

  • Operation of Team Alberta U16 Female Program
  • Leadership to Minor Female Committee
  • Female Player Development
  • Junior/Senior Female

Hudson Kelly - Coordinator, Elite Male Hockey

Direct: 403-967-0049

  • Prospects Cup
  • Alberta Cup
  • Leadership to the AA Male Committee
  • Accredited Schools
  • AA Male Model

Stephen Pattison - Manager, Hockey Development

Direct: 403-967-0043

  • Tiered Player and Coach Development
  • Intro to Hockey (U7-U9)
  • NCCP Education Program (Coach Certification)
  • Development support/ service for Tiered MHAs
  • Development 1 and High Performance 1 Certification Process
  • Player pathways
  • Continuing education

Blake Cosgrove - Manager, Elite Hockey Development

Direct: 780-532-9109

  • AA Player and Coach Development
  • AAA Player and Coach Development
  • Development support and service for Elite MHA’s
  • Power Edge Pro
  • Arctic Winter Games

Mike Applegate - Regional Manager North, Hockey Development

Direct: 780-875-0238

  • Player pathways (U11-U18)
  • Intro to Hockey (U7-U9)
  • Implementation of NCCP Coach Clinics
  • Educating and developing Coaches
  • Tiered Player development
  • Development support/ service for Tiered MHAs
  • National Aboriginal Hockey Championship

Mike McGinnis - Regional Manager North, Elite Hockey Development

Direct: 587-982-7966

  • Private group partnership program
  • AA Player and Coach development
  • AAA Player and Coach development
  • Development support and service for Elite MHAs
  • Resource creation

Holly McDavid - Coordinator, Hockey Development

Direct: 403-967-0063

  • Implementation of NCCP Coach Clinics
  • Future Leaders and Future Coaches Programs
  • CAC Continuing Education Tracking
  • MHA Coach Education tracking

Matt Weninger - Regional Manager South, Elite Hockey Development

Direct: 403-380-0195

  • Goaltending development
  • AA Player and Coach development
  • AAA Player and Coach development
  • Elite MHA service and standards

Hockey Membership

Drew Dixon - Senior Manager, Member Development

Direct: 403-967-0054

  • Member Services
  • Member Standards & Engagement

Brett Kelly - Manager, Officiating

Direct: 403-967-0056

  • Oversee all Officiating Programming
  • Officials Registration and Training
  • Officials Development Initiatives (supervision, mentorship)
  • Officials High Performance Programs
  • Officials Clinic Administration

Contact Hockey Alberta

  • Interpretation of Bylaws, Regulations and Policies
  • Liaison for member MHAs, Club Teams, and Leagues
  • Senior Male Hockey, Junior A Hockey (including Transfers)
  • Provincial Championships, High Performance, Regional and National events
  • Junior B/C Hockey (including Transfers)
  • Hockey Canada Safety Program
  • Hockey Canada Insurance
  • Para Hockey (including Transfers)

Bryden Burrell - Manager, Minor Hockey

Direct: 403-967-0057

  • Member Services for Minor Hockey – Regulations, Leagues, Discipline
  • Alberta One
  • Maltreatment and Discrimination
  • Match Penalty on Official

Cassie Campbell - Coordinator, Grassroots Growth & Retention

Direct: 403-967-0052

  • Recreational Hockey (Recreational and Pond), Skills, Academies
  • Try Hockey and Recruitment Initiatives (First Shift, Dreams Come True)
  • Every Kid Every Community Grant Program
  • Indigenous Hockey

Hockey Competition

Kendall Newell - Senior Manager, Hockey Competition

Direct: 403-967-0041

  • Tiered Leagues
  • AEHL, AFHL, Male AA hockey
  • Officiating


Marketing and Promotions

Kara Spady - Manager, Marketing and Promotions

Direct: 403-967-0059

  • Marketing and brand management
  • Sponsor servicing
  • Hockey Canada

Ellery Platts - Coordinator, Social Media

Direct: 403-967-0062

  • Social Media
  • Analytic and trend reporting
  • Digital photography

Steve Mack - Coordinator, Visual Content

Direct: 403-597-8947

  • Graphic Design
  • Video coordination and production
  • Liaison with external partners to acquire video and photos, music and graphics

Darcy Smith - Manager, Hockey Alberta Foundation and Recruitment

Direct: 403-967-0060

  • Hockey Alberta Foundation
  • Fundraising
  • Golf Classic, Glencross Event
  • Every Kid Every Community
  • Donor recruitment and retention
Michelle Skilnick - Manager,Events & Community Engagement

Direct: 403-967-0044

  • Event strategy and standards
  • Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships
  • Alberta Cup, Alberta Challenge, Prospects Cup
  • Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Gala
  • Hockey Alberta Awards