About us

History

SOUTHWEST KC MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

Southwest KC Minor Hockey Association (SWKC) was founded in 2009 as part of the Knights of Columbus Hockey Club. Formally known as St. Thomas More Hockey (STM), SWKC Hockey grew out of the dedication and commitment of our hockey families who wanted to provide children with a positive atmosphere through which to learn teamwork and the benefit of organized sport.

SWKC Hockey delivers exceptional minor hockey experiences to children and theri families in southwest Edmonton at the following six levels:

 

  • U7 (Formally Discovery) (age 4)
  • U7 (Formally Jr Timbits) (age 5)
  • U7 (Formally Sr Timbits) (age 6)
  • U9 (Formally Novice) (Ages 7-8)
  • U11 (Formally Atom) (Ages 9-10)
  • U13 (Formally Peewee) (Ages 11-12)

 

Each level has approximately 2 - 3 teams which meet weekly from September to March for practices and games. As well, we offer 3 on 3, power skating, and pre-season conditioning camps during the spring and summer months.

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Principles

Our organization is guided by our commitment to our vision, mission, and values.

  • VISION
    Southwest KC Minor Hockey Association is an outstanding leader in organized sport and offers every child in our community an opportunity to play.
  • MISSION
    Southwest KC Minor Hockey Association provides a high quality minor hockey program that promotes the social, mental, and physical benefits of organized sport for all players while also offering parents an opportunity to give back to the community.
  • VALUES
    Southwest KC Minor Hockey Association is committed to applying our guiding principles across our organization and to demonstrate the following actions:
  • RESPECT
    Cultivate an atmosphere of consideration and empathy towards each other
  • INTEGRITY
    Conduct our organization with honesty, transparency, and ethical behaviour
  • TEAMWORK
    Encourage collaborative efforts while collectively achieving a common goal
  • LEADERSHIP
    Develop leaders on-ice and off-ice and inspire to deliver positive impacts
  • PERSEVERANCE
    Proceed stepping forward without discouragement
  • COMMUNITY
    Collaborate with others to prosper and grow our community
  • EXCELLENCE
    Foster our organization in excelling and setting tangible targets to succeed

Knights of Columbus Hockey Club

The Knights of Columbus Hockey Club was originally formed in 1952 when St. Alphonsus Parish brought together a group of children to play parish house league hockey. In the 1956-57 season, the Edmonton Athletic Club ceased operations and was no longer part of the Edmonton Minor Hockey AA Program, opening a spot for Knights of Columbus (KC). The AA program was then sponsored by Canadian Athletic Club, Maple Leaf Athletic Club, Southside Athletic Club, and KC Hockey.

Knights of Columbus Hockey has become a staple in the City of Edmonton with over 65 years of minor hockey experience. KC Hockey is currently the only city-wide provider of organized minor hockey from Initiation (age 4-6) to Midget AAA (age 15-17) in Edmonton. KC Hockey is made up of seven separate clubs that manage and administer the House programs, and the KC Athletics Club which manages the Rep Program.

KC Hockey is founded on the belief that amateur sport teaches young people lessons that help them develop into strong athletes and grow into adults with strong character. The focus of KC Hockey is player development as part of a team, and on sportsmanship and the values that go along with athletic success: hard work, dedication, commitment and selflessness.

Boundaries

  • KC West: north of the river to northern city limit and west of Mark Messier Trail to western city limit
  • KC Knights Southside: south of the river to southern city limit and east of Highway 2 to eastern city limit
  • St. Charles: north of the river to northern city limit and west of 97 street to Mark Messier Trail
  • St. Matthew: north of the river to northern city limit and east of 97 Street to eastern city limit
  • Southwest KC: South of the North Saskatchewan River and West of Calgary Trail

For further details on boundaries, click here.

To find out more about KC Hockey, click here.