The Moose Jaw Minor Hockey Association (MJMHA) is moving in a new direction with their U11 to U18 tiered divisions. 

They have decided to re-brand those divisions and move away from the traditional Warriors’ headdress logo that has been a staple of hockey in Moose Jaw for several years.

This comes after the Western Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Warriors re-branded away from their past head dress logo and into the Canadian Forces Snowbirds-inspired uniform they currently wear.  

The MJMHA’s development director, Tyler Thul says this re-branding is a perfect time to promote the association.  

“I think it was time to be a little more independent on our logo and brand ourselves,” says Thul. “When you go associations and I'll call out Yorkton, you know which colours are Yorkton’s, through all divisions they are the same. We’re looking at trying to standardize things across our tiered groups.” 

The hope is that when kids transfer through different age groups, they can take their socks and pant shells with them, which in turn will save parents money.  

The tiered divisions are the last teams within the MJMHA to not change their logo, and for this season they wore jerseys that had the redhead dress on them.  

The logo they are going with next year is the MJMHA’s 40th-anniversary jersey design, which has the word “Warriors” spelled out and spans from the right shoulder down to the left corner of the uniform.  

316671610_626994415888933_8402465419226457302_n.jpgA picture of the MJMHA's 40th-anniversary jerseys. Photo credit: Moose Jaw Minor Hockey Association

To go along with their re-branding, the association is looking for community businesses or organizations to sponsor each tiered team.  

“We felt that it was a good opportunity to look for partnership, as we have with other divisions.” 

Currently, Tim Hortons sponsors the U7 division, the Moose Jaw Warriors the U9s, McDonald's the U11s, the Crushed Can Rec Room and Bar the U13s, the Mad Greek Restaurant the U15s, and Carpet One sponsors the Mavericks female division.  

Those that are interested in sponsoring one of the tiered divisions can fill out an application on the association’s website.  

Thul adds that the hope is the sponsor would jump on board for a five-year commitment.  

As of Tuesday, there is no official end date to apply.