Hockey Alberta Coach Conference

Hockey Alberta and Hockey Calgary are excited to announce the return of the Coach Conference August 10th – 11th at Mount Royal University in Calgary. This unique event will feature speakers from the NHL, WHL, Hockey Canada, CIS and industry experts. Along with presentations, coaches will take part in interactive breakout sessions, coaches social and networking opportunities.

Coaches of all levels, from across Alberta, will have the opportunity to learn about the latest strategies, trends and technologies from some of the most respected and experienced coaches in the game.

Below are two registration options for the Hockey Alberta Coach Conference. Individual registration is $249 + GST or register 4 coaches in your MHA and take advantage of our group rate of $747 + GST. Registration includes:

  • Professional Presentations
  • Delegate Registration Package
  • Hotstove and Coaches Social
  • 2 Lunches, 1 Breakfast & 1 Supper



Mount Royal University Welcomes

Hockey Alberta

August 9 – August 11, 2019


Mount Royal University’s Residence Services offers quality, affordable accommodations.

Ø  The following rates are per bedroom/person.

Ø  Parking is included.


Guest Accommodations - West Apartments

4 Bedroom with full kitchen and living room (TV, couch, etc.)

$59.95 per night per bedroom All TAX INC.

Guest accommodations are in our four bedroom West apartments and include: linens, towels, basic kitchen items.

  • All units are fully furnished including a single bed, each in a private room. Each apartments has 2 full bathrooms – full kitchen and living room with cable tv, utensils and basic kitchenware provided.

PLEASE NOTE: A number of units are held for this group, the cut off date for this block booking is July 15, 2019. After this cut-off date, any held, but unreserved rooms will be released to the general public and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Registrants requiring accommodation should book directly with Residence Services.

Toll free: 1-866-264-7875

Phone (404) 440-6275

Fax: (403) 440-6281


Please check out our website: for an online tour

We look forward to you staying with us !

Check back for an updated list of 2019 speakers and topics!

Past speakers of our conference include:

Mel Davidson, Head of Scouting, National Women’s Team Programs - Preparing for Short Term Competition

Steve Hamilton, Head Coach, Calgary Hitmen - Coaching the Right Way

Kalle Valiaho, Regional Coach, Finish Ice Hockey Association - International Excellence

Guy Gudowsky, Head Coach, Penn State University - Teaching Habits not Systems

Serge Lajoie, Former Head Coach, Kamloops Blazers - Practicing for Transition

Perry Pearn, 20 year NHL Assistant Coach - Team Building

Mark Grieg, Scout, Philadelphia Flyers - Player Evaluation

Ian Herbers, Head Coach, University of Alberta Golden Bears - Developing a Defensive Skillset

John Dunn, PhD, Sport Psychology Professor, University of Alberta - Emotional Intelligence 

Glen Gulutzan, Assistant Coach, Edmonton Oilers - Developing Defensemen

"This is a first class event, and the pinnacle of coaching conferences in the sport of hockey" - 2017 delegate feedback

" I think that the conference was amazing. I was not sure what to except coming to my first conference but this over achieved my highest exceptions. With so many amazing industry speakers talking about so many key topics for pro or minor hockey coach. I feel it would take me over 50 years myself to learn the total combine knowledge give from these industry leaders. The most important piece I would stress to anyone who was thinking of taking this course would be how open the speakers are to talking after their presentations and how open they are to helping you with any questions you have" - 2017 delegate feedback

"Great list of speakers with a variety of applicable topics" - 2017 delegate feedback

"Excellent to bring coaches together and share information" - 2018 delegate feedback