Get ready to be inspired by our accomplished and passionate Battleford AAA Sharks hockey team, dedicated to empowering young women in their pursuit of excellence in hockey.

Our dynamic development philosophy centers around fostering a positive learning environment. We believe in the powerful principles of – competence, confidence, connection, character, and caring. Our unwavering commitment is to instill these values in our players, fueling their potential as athletes and young women.

With Battlefords AAA Sharks, you have the extraordinary chance to be part of our mission – supporting the development and success of these incredibly talented young athletes. By partnering with us, you’ll make a lasting impact on the future of female hockey while gaining unparalleled exposure to our vibrant and dedicated community.

Billet Homes Needed

Billet families play a vital role for our players, making them feel welcome and at-home while they are playing hockey in The Battlefords. We pride ourselves on providing safe and supportive homes to place our players.

Some of the benefits of being a billet family:

  • Monthly payment to help offset costs
  • Rewarding experience and a way to give back to our community
  • Season passes to all regular season home games
  • Billet players set a positive example of work-ethic and team dedication for your own children
  • Lifelong relationships that last well beyond the hockey season
  • The opportunity to make the transition to The Battlefords for our players as smooth as possible


Join our Sharks Family today to help create wonderful, lasting relationships. If you have any questions or are interested in being a billet family for future seasons, please contact our Billet Coordinators: Jennifer & Erik Marcoux at moc.liamg@gnitellibskrahsaaa

“We opened our home to two wonderful girls who quickly became part of our family. They were so involved with us and our three young children! The team makes sure that you know you are part of the Sharks family and it is an experience that you will not regret!” -Jordan & Nicole

“Over the last few years, we have had the opportunity to billet some amazing, polite, motivated individuals who are both respectful and fun. Interestingly enough, we are talking about teenagers!” -Patrick & Andrea

AAA Sharks extend head coach Nolan Horbach

by Marty Martinson |

The Battlefords AAA Sharks have announced the team has agreed to an extension with head coach Nolan Horbach that will see him return behind the bench with the black and teal next season.

Currently in his first year manning the helm as coach of the local female U18 team, the Sharks’ program has seen a rejuvenation this season under Horbach’s leadership. The group improved from a tough last couple of years that saw the squad post just seven wins over their last two seasons, to now a 6-12-0-3 record this year. They sit fifth overall in the Saskatchewan Female U18 AAA standings.

Horbach said the decision to re-up with the Sharks was a “no-brainer,” as he believes this season is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s possible for the team moving forward.

“I knew I wanted to be part of this development process, and I understood development takes time,” Horbach said. “I’m committed to the group here and those that are interested in being a Shark, and it was a no-brainer for me.”

Director and treasurer with the Sharks, Jeanne Gilchrist said the team is extremely happy to have Horbach return, to continue to build on what he’s started.

“He’s been such a good fit with the programming and his belief and philosophy in player development,” Gilchrist said; adding that it’s a philosophy that extends beyond just the on-ice product.

“He [cares about] the whole person, not just on the ice, but the whole player and how they fit with school and billeting, he’s very insightful about all of those things.”

It’s a sentiment shared by the Sharks’ players as well. Team captain, Greir Slabaida is the lone returnee on the roster from a season ago, and spoke to Horbach’s impact this year, both on the group as a whole and her own game.

“He is a great and knowledgeable coach who connects with all of his players on a personal level,” Slabaida said. “He really puts our mental health first and gives us tools to help us out.”

“Giving me the opportunity to be team captain has helped me become more vocal, and a leader on and off the ice. He’s taught me to lead by example, especially with this young group of girls, and the knowledge he brings to every practice and game means we’re always learning new things and developing into better people and players.”

The Sharks were recognized for their progress earlier this season earning an invitation to the prestigious Mandi Schwartz Memorial Tournament in Wilcox, Sask., the largest female U18 AAA hockey tournament in Western Canada.

That’s a wrap on the 2024 AAA Sharks Retreat!! The girls had beautiful lake weather, got to know one another, set their goals for the season and today they reflected on their retreat experience!  These athletes are ready to hit the ice, work hard to achieve their goals and support each other throughout the season!  The Sharks are ready to Attack!! #alwayswithpurpose #sharkfun #hockeyfamily #traininghard #SharksFamily #aaasharkattack
Happy Birthday to the AAA Sharks Manager, Trenna! You have shown so much dedication to this team that you are honoured with the title of Team Mom. Thank you for all the late nights, early mornings and constant booking and rebooking of hotels. You always make things run smoothly. Thanks for being our team manager, seamstress, chef, party planner, late night shopper, snack provider, and all around Team Mom. Have a great day!
Happy Birthday to the AAA Sharks Assistant Coach, Landry! She is a dedicated defensive coach with a competitive spirit and is a AAA Sharks Alumni!! She is dedicated to all of our players development, wellness and has a love for personal training with a focus on mental health. Have a wonderful day!! 🎉🎉🎉
Happy 16th Birthday, Sami!! You work hard on every aspect of your game and strive high. Cheers to another year of happiness, smiles, and goal scoring.
Battleford Sharks are looking for caring homes to billet female players aged 14-18. As a billet family, you will offer a welcoming and supportive environment, ensuring our student-athletes have the stability they need to thrive on and off the ice. By becoming a Billet family, you have the opportunity to make a significant impact on a student athlete's life while forging lifelong connections and memories.If you have any questions or are interested in being a billet family for the 2024-25 season, please contact our Billet Coordinators: Jennifer & Erik Marcoux at:
The AAA Sharks were representing at the Saskatchewan Marathon this morning!  Congrats to forward, Cambree Legge, Asst Coach, Landry Derdall and Manager, Trenna Derdall for achieving PB’s in their races!! #sharksfamily #offseasonfun #aaasharks #hockeyfamily
The AAA Sharks are proud to highlight our athletes through our the off season.  Forward, Danika Dureau, continues to shine on the ice!! Congrats to Dani and her team for winning the Chief Thunderstick National Women’s Champions!! #aaasharks #offseason #competitor #hockeyfamily #hockeylife

Our Vision Statement

Battlefords AAA Sharks are dedicated to helping enthusiastic and competitive young women achieve the highest level of hockey. We provide the opportunity, coaching and positive team environment for young hockey players to develop into outstanding young women.