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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.




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







Game Night Coordinator - Alex Draper

Warrior fans will remember Alex from his days in West Kelowna from 2010-2018 where he served as the team’s Marketing Manager, including being a part of the Warriors 2016 National Championship team. Following his time with the Warriors, the Rutland native returned to his home on the north side of Kelowna and worked with the Kelowna Chiefs of the KIJHL for three seasons from 2018-2021 and spending his summers at the baseball field with the Kelowna Falcons for the past two seasons.





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