WHL Job Opportunities

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE - Director of Communications

The Western Hockey League (WHL), one of the World’s finest development leagues with 22 Member Clubs throughout Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest, is inviting applications for the position of Director, Communications at their Calgary based WHL Office.

The WHL Director, Communications is a member of the WHL management team and is responsible to manage all aspects of the WHL Communications portfolio including media relations, the WHL website; social media platforms; WHL intranet; WHL broadcast agreements and other media partnerships; WHL publications; the WHL results system and other special projects.  

Candidates for the position should have experience in hockey or a related sports industry in the communications field.  In addition, candidates should possess strong inter-personnel skills, must be well organized and demonstrate an ability to manage multiple projects and have a working knowledge of website technology.  A post-secondary degree in communications, related field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  Experience in hockey, at a Club or League level, would be an asset.

This position represents an opportunity to have a major impact on the game of hockey.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume, stating salary expectations, by July 31, 2014 to:

Email:    info@whl.ca
Subject: Director, Communications


Western Hockey League
Director, Communications
2424 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB    T2N 3Y9

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League have an opening for an entry level position in their Hockey Operations Department. 
Applicants must have prior hockey experience at an elite level, have graduated from a 4 year college, and a desire to work in the hockey business.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:

Jeff Caso
Hockey Operations Assistant
Seattle Thunderbirds
625 West James
Kent, WA 98032
Fax: (253) 856-6848
Email: jcaso@seattlethunderbirds.com


WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE - Communications Internship
Application Deadline:
Friday, July 25, 2014
Position: Communications Internship


  • Outgoing personality and enthusiastic attitude
  • Detail oriented and organized
  • Computer proficient in:  Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Ability to take direction, work independently, and work in a group environment
  • Ability to manage several different projects at once
  • Ability to deliver under project deadlines in a professional and timely manor
  • Interviewing skills
  • Communications or journalism background preferred
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop or Premiere would be an asset
  • Hockey Knowledge

Term:  Fall Semester August 28,2014 until December 19, 2014

Compensation:  One unpaid position with a $2000 honorarium upon completion of internship.

Job Description:

  • Reports to the Manager of Communications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Website/Digital Media

  • Assist Communications Manager with production of content and features
  • Interview, write, and edit stories for website on a weekly basis
  • Assist with WHL Images, Web graphics
  • Assist Director of Marketing with fulfilling web-related sponsorship requirements
  • Assist with weekly content for WHL e-newsletter and help WHL Club personnel coordinate their Newsletter sections
  • Assist Hockey Operations Assistant with WHL Statistics / Results, Club rosters, real-time scoring, and schedule
  • Assist Communications Manager & WHL Clubs with Leaguestat roster management & player profiles
  • Assist with content from WHL events as scheduled


  • Video cataloging- maintain an archive of highlights, features, pictures and video for hockey operations department
  • Organize disciplinary actions for league archives and review purposes
  • Effectively plan and manage a spreadsheet to track videos, highlights, features for archive purposes
  • Assist with organizing video content for summer camps, features and online presentations.
  • Assist in managing and organizing disciplinary actions for regular games using appropriate software
  • Assist with the maintenance of NHL and WHL videos for review
  • Assist with downloading and transferring of files in an organized manor

Social Media

  • Support the monitoring, improvements, and content creation of the Western Hockey League’s social media feeds including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
  • Assist with the implement a variety of social media initiatives and contests to increase visibility, membership and traffic across all digital mediums
  • Create and maintain a content editorial calendar.
  • Content Monitoring and Seeding: assist in monitoring key online conversations and events to ensure the brand is participating effectively, being well-represented and fans are being engaged
  • Research and Analysis: assist with basic research as needed in order to engage fans and to investigate any trending activities


  • Assist with production of WHL Media Guide
  • Assist with the coordination of media press conferences 
  • Provide support for media related events

Please send applications to:
Western Hockey League
Communications Internship
Father David Bauer Arena
2424 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 3Y9


Email: chambersa@whl.ca



POSITION: Hockey Operations Internship
Manager, Player Development and Recruitment
STATUS: 3 Month Internship
DATE: September 8, 2014 to December 19, 2014

The Organization
World sports leaders, Hockey Canada is the governing body for hockey in Canada and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), with a membership through its 13 provincial branch associations of over700,000 players, coaches and officials. Hockey Canada is a not-for-profit organization that creates leading-edge hockey development programs for its members to deliver in communities across Canada, provides consistent rules and regulations and various other membership services from coast to coast, manages numerous regional, national and international hockey championships and events, and leads the operation of all teams that represent Canada in international hockey competition. Hockey Canada’s mission is to “lead, develop and promote positive hockey experiences”.

About the Internships
The Ed Chynoweth Internships are made possible through a generous contribution from the Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund. The internship was established in 2011 following the passing of Ed Chynoweth, who served as the long-time president of the Western Hockey League and Canadian Hockey League, a director of the CHL, team owner, pioneer, and one of the most influential men in junior ice hockey in Canada.

The internships are based out of the 3 CHL offices (WHL, QMJHL, OHL) and Hockey Canada’s National Office. Stronger consideration is given to students currently enrolled or graduated from a discipline in sports administration, sport marketing, sport communication or program development and have previously played hockey in the Canadian Hockey League or with Hockey Canada Women’s National Teams program.

Primary Responsibilities:

Player Development and Recruitment

  • Assist with preparation and execution of WHL Combine Camps
  • Assist in preparation of WHL U.S. Prospects Camp
  • Conduct research on recruiting statistics and other player development
  • Assist with Alumni Relations
  • Implementation of data into the intranet system
  • Assist with the development of promotional materials relevant to WHL player recruitment
  • Manage WHL Prospects Central Website
  • Assist contractual obligations with hockey partners across Western Canada and the Western United States

Officiating Department

  • Administrative support
  • Video Work

Hockey Operations

  • Archiving of score sheets
  • Weekly Update (during the hockey season)

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • Outgoing personality and enthusiastic attitude
  • Hockey Knowledge
  • Operational knowledge of video equipment
  • Computer proficient in:  Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Ability to take direction, work independently, and work in a group environment
  • Detail oriented and organized

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter, resume, transcripts, and application form by July 25, 2014 at 9:00 am (MST) to:

Manager, Human Resources
Hockey Canada
E-mail: EdChynowethintern@hockeycanada.ca


E-mail: chambersa@whl.ca

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REGINA PATS - Director of Ticket Sales
The Regina Pats Hockey Club, Canada’s oldest junior hockey franchise, is in search of a dynamic, highly motivated and professional individual for the position of Director of Ticket Sales.

The successful candidate for the position of “Director of Ticket Sales” will be responsible for, but not limited to, all aspects of the development and implementation of ticket sales strategies. Responsibilities include maximizing revenues for the hockey club in areas of full & half season tickets, voucher packs and group ticket sales. Additional responsibilities include achieving sales quotas and management of the team’s customer data base.  The Director of Ticket Sales will also provide support to the Vice President of Business Operations in areas of customer service, corporate sponsorships, ticket package upgrades and customer relations.

Candidates for the position should hold a University/College degree majoring in a related field (Business, Marketing, Sales, Sport Marketing/Sales, Communications, etc.). Applicants should have sales experience, strong communication skills, experience with sales reporting, above average computer skills, the ability to work flexible hours and a strong work ethic. Experience in a related field would be an asset.

Please forward your resume and salary expectations by Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 in confidence to:

The Regina Pats Hockey Club
c/o Cliff Mapes
Vice President of Business Operations
P.O. Box 104
Regina. Sk.
S4P 2Z5
Or email: cmapes@reginapats.com


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