About Team Northwest

Team Northwest is a summer hockey program at the AAA level involving select or elite players from the Midwest and western states. The program began in 1989 and was formed for the elite hockey players to play against similar players and teams from across North America and Europe.

Throughout each year, division managers and those involved in our program recruit players of the AAA caliber to participate in the formation of 5 teams. The teams are Major Atoms, Minor & Major PeeWees and Minor & Major Bantam.
Team Northwest looks to participate in tournaments of AAA quality, wherever they exist. We select from one to two summer tournaments in which players are brought together for intensive practices sessions and team development prior to each tournament. Upon conclusion of our final practice, teams depart for the tournament site. Select teams from the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia and beyond, provide highly competitive competition and some of the finest hockey available.

Team Northwest’s goals and objectives are in the establishment of the most competitive teams possible. This begins with a core of players possessing AAA skills and knowledge in the game of Hockey. It is our position to provide players with the best coaches available within a program that stresses player and team development. We roster 18 players and play to win!

Players involved in the Team Northwest program have come to us from the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Montana, Missouri, Michigan, Nevada, Texas, Washington, the Dakotas, Minnesota, and more. Our Intent is to make the experience a positive time for the player, his family, and the team. This is achieved by having a combination of high caliber players, quality coaches, and the best competition we can find. Our Motto is: Northwest, “A Team with a Winning Attitude.”

Participation fees are kept to a minimum. Each player’s family is responsible for their son’s and their own tournament travel and the accommodation costs at the practice and tournament sites. Billeting players at either location is limited, but attempts are made to assist a player whenever possible.

Team Northwest Hockey Director, Todd Collins drives their mission as well as provides development programs throughout the year. Todd’s passion for developing players as well as his experience with being a WHL Scout (Prince George Cougars), NAHL (Minot Minotauros), 25 years coaching youth hockey and 22 years coaching for Team Northwest will help your player achieve their goals!

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If your son or daughter is interested in our program, please download Team Northwest Brochure below and send completed form along with a $50.00 non-refundable processing fee to : Todd Collins/Team Northwest AAA Hockey, 1318 N. Malibu Lane, Gilbert, AZ 85234. Please include your email address. Our coaching staff will then evaluate the information given and determine if he or she is eligible to play for Team Northwest. Players will be evaluated and selected based on hockey skills, character and prior hockey experience.