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Home of the West Elk Wolverines

"The wolverine, has a reputation for ferocity and strength out of proportion to its size."    -  Wikipedia

Gunnison - Crested Butte - Lake City - Montrose - Salida - Alamosa

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Wendy Buckhanan

Hockey Administrator

West Elk Hockey Association 2017 Board Nominations

2 two year Gunnsion seats (vote for 2)
Adam Crist
Matt Frey
Kelly Woodford

1 two year Crested Butte seat (vote for 1)
Sarah Wynes

1 one year At Large seat (vote for 1)
Dano Marshall
Karen Stock
Karen Williams

Voting Information


SECTION 3. VOTING RIGHTS: All active members as defined in Article V, Section 1 are entitled to one vote.  For members under 18 years of age, their vote will be exercised by the designated member as defined in Article V, Section 1.1.

Voting will be done at the Annual Meeting but members will be allowed to vote by proxy or electronically if unable to attend the Annual Meeting. Voting will be done anonymously in the election of members to the Board of Directors.

If you intend to vote electronically, please email your vote to Heather Thiessen-Reily, WEHA Secretary at by 6:00pm June 28, 2017. 

Please provide written assignment of who will be exercising your proxy vote to Heather Thiessen-Reily at by 6:00pm June 28, 2017.


An active member in the Association is any one of the following:

  1. a designated parent, step-parent, guardian, or other person who paid the participant fee for each registered player in the youth hockey programs operated by Association (one vote per registration paid  - so if you paid for two youth registrations, that equals two votes)
  1. All existing registered coaches of an Association team
  1. All existing active Association Board Members
  1. Any member who paid to participate in any Adult hockey league; and
  1. Any other interested person who paid a membership fee as determined by the Board. 

The term of membership is the fiscal year of the Association. Funds contributed to Association as part of a fund-raising activity do not entitle the contributor to the benefits of membership.

Those who received full or partial refund during the fiscal year, are not eligible to vote.

​​​​​​​(Association refers to WEHA; youth hockey programs and adult hockey leagues refer to those run by WEHA)

Summer Hockey Opportunities

Hi All,
Here is a list of great summer camps that are available in Colorado. There are many more in Colorado, and the country, so feel free to search around to find one that is the right fit for your player. I will try to keep updated with new links to camps. The best way to find camps is to ask more experienced players what camps they have attended. Many are "hidden" and hard to find on the internet!

Wooden Nickel Hocktober Camp in Gunnison will be held Oct 7th-10th. This is a great warm up camp! We are in the midst of planning a few other camps in Oct. More details soon!

Camps and Clinics
Aspen Camps

Summit Camps

AirForce Academy 

Rocky Mountain Hockey School

Ricci Hockey Camps  

Laura Stamm Power Skating

Planet Hockey in Grand Junction

USJDP Boys Prep Camp at DU (Birth Years 1997-2003)

Girls Hockey Camps
College Hockey Showcase(Birth Years 1999-2004)

USJDP Girls Prep Camp at DU (Birth Years 1997-2003)

Goalie Camps
ITC Camps 

Colorado Rampage

Summit Goalie Camps 


Bob Johnson in Aspen

Out of State Camps

Heartland Hockey Camp in Minnesota

Open Hockey Schedules
Grand Junction



October Camps in Gunnison

Wooden Nickel Hocktober Camp (Mite-High School): Oct 7th-10th 
Rocky Mountain Hockey Schools(Mite-High School): Oct 14th-15th
In The Crease Goalie Camp (Squirt-Adult): Oct 21st-22nd

Please contact me with any questions. More info to come!


Save the Dates!!!

Wooden Nickle Golf Tournament, Sept 10th & 11th
This is a HUGE Fundraiser for our Association. Please support by volunteering your players to man a Par 3. Please contact wehockey@gmail to sign up.

U19's Win State!!!

WeHockey Misson Statement

The West Elk Hockey Association will be responsible for conducting all hockey related programs in the City of Gunnison and The Town Of Crested Butte.  The organization is dedicated to keeping participant fees as low as possible while creating a volunteer organization that provides all participants with an outstanding hockey experience.  Finally, the West Elk Hockey Association will work to create and manage hockey tournaments in order to expand the potential for participants to play hockey as well as utilize the City of Gunnison and the Town Of Crested Butte’s facilities for economic development purposes.  

    By transitioning the programming aspect of hockey programs from The City of Gunnison and the Town of Crested Butte’s oversight to our association we will build a larger organization that will depend on user participation.  This will achieve a more effective management structure while allowing every participant to have ownership in the process.  Fundraising, tournament planning, and marketing revenues are expected to grow.  Our goal is to utilize these revenues to offset as much cost as possible in order to ensure that playing hockey is affordable for everyone in the Gunnison Valley.  To further the goal of affordability we will build a scholarship fund.    We furthermore hope to increase the amount of available funds for scholarship purposes in order to help even more youth players to have the chance to play organized hockey.  Finally, we hope to build an endowment that will enable WEHA to reduce youth participant fees once the endowment is of sufficient size to cover the costs associated with participation.

    Our community has a cyclical, tourist based economy.  The organization of tournaments will help our community by bringing visitors to our area during our slow months while allowing participants to play against more hockey teams and different levels of talent.  Hockey has the potential to become an economic engine within our community and we hope to develop that potential.

    The West Elk Hockey Association Will be funded by user fees, donations, and advertising revenues.  Anyone is welcome to participate in our programs, or become a member of our association.

Login to WEHA

To view most of this website, first Login to WEHA. The Login button is located in the upper left corner of this page. If your user name is already there, you are logged in.

If you do not have a Login user name and password, click the button "Create an Account" it is free and we can communicate with you about changes or announcements. Be sure to select to "Receive Emails from WEHA" when you create your account.

Also, you will need to confirm your account by email, the system will send you a link to finish the account sign up and confirmation.

Bantam A - 4th Seed to Playing for the Championship!

U-14 went in as 4th seed and went to the championship game. What a season!!!