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Hockey Canada Introduces Order of Hockey in Canada to Pay Tribute to Extraordinary Contributions to The Game of Hockey in Canada
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April 2, 2012
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CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has introduced the Order of Hockey in Canada, a program that will annually honour a select number of individuals whose ‘role or service in the game is recognized as extraordinary’ in Canada. The individuals will be identified as Distinguished Honourees of the Order of Hockey in Canada and be celebrated at an annual gala event.

“Canada’s passion for hockey is well known around the world,” said Hockey Canada president and CEO Bob Nicholson. “The Order of Hockey in Canada is being established to recognize those individuals that have played prominent roles in developing and growing the game in our country. At this time, I would also like to thank the members of the executive and selection committee who have committed themselves to this project.”

The names of the first recipients of the Order of Hockey in Canada will be announced in April and honoured at the Hockey Canada Foundation Gala on June 25 in Toronto, Ont.

ORDER OF HOCKEY IN CANADA CRITERIA
Candidates for election as Distinguished Honourees of the Order of Hockey in Canada shall be chosen ‘on the basis of their outstanding contributions or service to the growth and development of the sport of hockey in Canada, which may include players, coaches, officials, administrators, executives, trainers, physicians, inventors or any other person whose role or service in the game is recognized as extraordinary.’

Candidates are eligible as long as they have concluded their career as an active player or official, if either is applicable, for a minimum of five playing seasons before their election. All other candidates may be either active or inactive at the time of his or her selection. However, there will be no posthumous appointments to the Order of Hockey in Canada.

ORDER OF HOCKEY IN CANADA SELECTION PROCESS
A selection committee of 12 members has been appointed by the Order of Hockey in Canada executive committee, which was established by Hockey Canada. The selection committee members, representing a cross-section of individuals with great and varied experience around the game of hockey in Canada, have been selected for a three-year term and can serve for a maximum of nine years. Each committee member can only bring forward one name as an official nomination for consideration annually.For 2012, the executive committee has directed the selection committee to elect a maximum of five recipients by an affirmative vote of at least 75 per cent. Going forward, the maximum will be three recipients annually.

The entire selection process shall be confidential, and the names of those candidates not selected will not be disclosed.

  • Order of Hockey in Canada executive committee:

  • • Bob Nicholson, president and CEO, Hockey Canada
  • • Michael J. Bruni, QC , chairman, Hockey Canada Board of Directors
  • • Grant Fagerheim, chairman, Hockey Canada Foundation Board of Directors
  • • Murray Costello, past president, Hockey Canada
  • • Jeff Denomme, president, CEO and treasurer, Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Order of Hockey in Canada selection committee

  • • Chairman: Jim Treliving, owner, Boston Pizza International and board member, Hockey Canada Foundation
  • • Dave Andrews, president and CEO, American Hockey League and board member, Hockey Canada Foundation
  • • Gilles Courteau, commissioner, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
  • • Joe Drago, Hockey Canada officer and past president, Ontario Hockey Federation
  • • Pierre Lebrun, journalist, TSN/Bell Media Radio/ESPN.com
  • • Roy MacGregor, columnist, The Globe and Mail
  • • Bob McKenzie, journalist, TSN
  • • Pat Quinn, former Team Canada/NHL head coach
  • • Glen Sather, general manager, New York Rangers
  • • Danièle Sauvageau, former head coach, Canada’s National Women’s Team
  • • Scott Smith, chief operating officer, Hockey Canada
  • • Donna Spencer, journalist, The Canadian Press

For more information on Hockey Canada, its teams, events and programs, please visit www.HockeyCanada.ca.

Follow Hockey Canada on its social media platforms at www.Twitter.com/HockeyCanada, www.Facebook.com/HockeyCanada and www.YouTube.com/HockeyCanadaVideos.


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

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