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Front Office Staff

President – Chris Laurie
Chris joined the Warriors as President in November 2019, under the new ownership regime of John Murphy and Rod Hume.

Chris was raised in West Kelowna before attending the University of Alberta, where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Sports Management. Chris then went on to complete an internship with the Vancouver Canucks and was the first hire of the Westside Warriors as Marketing Director in the inaugural season of 2006. He was with the Warriors for the first two seasons before moving on to other organizations, including launching the Abbotsford Heat of the AHL. Following a season as Corporate Sales Manager with the Heat, Chris moved to Texas in 2010 to become the General Manager of the expansion Amarillo Bulls of the North American Hockey League. With the Bulls, some of the organizational accomplishments include NAHL Organization of the Year in year two and a National Championship in year three. In 2013, Chris elected to move back to the Okanagan to be closer to family and pursue other business interests. Chris is thrilled to be back in his hometown with the Warriors and looks forward to building on the 2016 winning tradition!


Corporate Partnership & Season Tickets – Amy Kruger

Amy was raised in West Kelowna. Her and her family have been a part of the Warriors community for quite some time. She has two children, Kingston and Jackson that play minor hockey as well as volunteer on the Warriors ice crew. She is excited to be a part of the team.








Director of Broadcasting/Media Relations – Chase Johnston

Chase is in his fourth season as the Director of Media Relations & Broadcasting for the Warriors. Originally from the Fraser Valley in the small town of Mission, Chase began his career with the Prince George Cougars and 94.3 the Goat in Northern BC back in the Summer of 2014. Then Chase was accepted into the BCIT Radio Arts & Entertainment Program in 2016. That is where Chase began his play by play career in the BC Major Midget League with the Valley West Hawks and Fraser Valley Thunderbirds. After graduating BCIT in 2017-18, Chase moved to the Okanagan where he would work with Sun FM and EZ Rock and would be the in stand voice of the Penticton Vees. In August 2018, Chase would accept the a position with the Warriors and has never looked back. Currently Chase calls Kelowna home and works full time in Digital Marketing sales with Agency Media Monday to Friday.

 Email:         Cell: (604)-217-3506




Corporate PartnershipsTyler Moore

Tyler’s business acumen spans throughout the corporate sector within the hockey industry, proving successful in his past organizations. He was instrumental in launching community initiatives with U18 Prep Programs and most recently growing a reputable brand for the Revelstoke Grizzlies. He has deep roots within the Okanagan community spending time connecting with the people, gaining an understanding of what to appreciate. His strong relationships and network expand throughout the community and he has become a reliable trustworthy resource when building relationships for the organization. Tyler is responsible for day-to-day sales operations, product marketing, additional programming, and hockey operations player identification.

Tyler proudly resides in West Kelowna with his young family, committed to the long-term development of the Warriors organization.



Team Chaplain – Don Richmond

Don has worked with Hockey Ministries International since 2000, initiating chaplaincy programs throughout the BCHL and in other junior leagues in the province. He has served as the Warriors chaplain since they moved to West Kelowna in 2006. Don enjoys chatting personally with players and staff alike, often giving counsel and direction regarding real life, off-ice issues. Two traditional events that Don leads every season are the Annual Christmas Hamper Night and the Warriors Annual Faith Night. Don also helps out in the broadcast booth with colour commentary for a majority of the Warriors games. Don is available for a helpful chat with players, staff and fans; anyone who is associated with the great game of hockey.





Education Advisor – Scott Brown – Vice Principal, Mount Boucherie High School