Nick Hignell - Technical Director


Originally from Waterloo, Ontario, my father, Phil Hignell, founded KW Olympic Hockey and got me started in the game from a young age. Growing up in Ontario, I played a heavy dose of indoor hockey as well as outdoors, and I believe that has greatly influenced my interpretation of the game as it pertains to positioning and small space skills.

From age 19 to 23 I was a member of both the indoor and outdoor national team, and I am one of only a handful of athletes to have international caps with both. Also at this time, I was the assistant coach at the University of Western Ontario, where I did my undergraduate degree. I later moved to Vancouver and played for UBC while doing my Master’s degree and training with the outdoor national team.

Since 2016 I have been working with the Field Hockey Alberta High Performance program and coaching the U15 and U18, boys and girls teams in Alberta. Recently, I’ve been selected to coach the FHC O50 Masters in South Africa, September 2021. I am currently completing my Competition Development certification through FHC.

Legacy Academy has long been a passion project of mine. I believe that we in Calgary have only scratched the surface of our potential in this sport. and that in the very near future we can expect Alberta athletes in the NCAA and on the national team. I remain dedicated to giving athletes in Calgary the highest level  coaching as they realize and pursue their field hockey dreams.