Strathmore Rockies

The Strathmore Rockies were a professional women's ice hockey team in the Western Women's Hockey League (WWHL). The team played its home games in Strathmore Family Center Arena,[1] in Strathmore, Alberta, Canada.

Strathmore Rockies
CityStrathmore, Alberta
LeagueWestern Women's Hockey League
Founded2008 (2008)
Home arenaStrathmore Family Center
ColoursBlack, Purple and White
General managerSamantha Holmes
Head coachTom Molloy


Their first season in the WWHL was in 2008-09 and its team founders were Samantha Holmes and Brigitte Lessard.[2] The idea to start her own team stemmed from the fact that there were many elite hockey players in Calgary, but not all of them had the opportunity to play for the Calgary Oval X-Treme. Holmes and Lessard founded the Strathmore Rockies so that elite level players in Alberta would have another team to compete for. Holmes also handled the day-to-day tasks of running the Strathmore team. Part of her accomplishments included player scouting, sponsorship and marketing campaigns to operate the team. She was also captain of the Rockies and runs local skills clinics in Calgary for young women's players.[3]

In 2011, The Strathmore Rockies and Edmonton Chimos combined to form the new Team Alberta entry into the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) which later became the Calgary Inferno.[4][5][6]


Year GP W L T GF GA Pts

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points,

Season standings

Year Regular Season Playoffs
2008-09 4th[7] eliminated in first round
2009-10 3rd eliminated in first round
2010-11 4th no participation to playoff

Notable player

See also


  1. Built in 1990, the Arena has 700 seating in bleachers, with the potential for 500 more seats on the floor, in
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2010-10-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. John Down, Calgary Herald, CWHL expanding into Alberta this season,
  5. Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press, Canadian Women's Hockey League to add Calgary team and create one league,
  6. Canadian Elite Women’s Hockey Moves West with League’s Expansion to Alberta,
  7. Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.553, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
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