2002 Olympic Winter Games

Staff Profile

Bob Nicholson
President, Canadian Hockey Association


- Head of delegation for Canada's Men's and Women's hockey teams at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. Oversaw all operations, including the naming of staff and players together with management committee and coaching staff

- Manages and oversees all operations for all competitions that Canada participates at Internationally, including World Junior Championship, Men's and Women's World Championship and Men's and Women's Olympic Winter Games

- Has overseen the success of Canada winning 17 medals in International hockey since 1992, 12 of which were Gold medals:

- five World Junior Gold medals (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997)

- two Men's World Championship Gold medals (1994, 1997)

- five Women's World Championship Gold medals (1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000)

- three silver medals (1996 è Men's Worlds, 1999 è World Juniors, 1998 è Women's Olympic team)

- two bronze medals (1995 è Men's Worlds, 2000 è World Juniors)

Hockey Background

President and CEO of the Canadian Hockey Association, (since June, 1998), the governing body of hockey in Canada

- IIHF representative for Canada
- Chairman of the 1999 World Junior Championship in Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Manages a staff of 71 people, within 8 offices across Canada for the CHA
- Oversees all of hockey in Canada, at both the minor hockey grass roots level and on the International stage
- Oversees corporate sales and marketing, licensing, insurance and regulations, hockey development programs nationally, International and High Performance programs nationally, and communications

Senior Vice President, Canadian Hockey Association from 1992-1998
Managed all Men's and Women's National team and 1998 Olympic Teams
Other management responsibilities:
- Corporate Sales - International, national & regional events - Licensing strategy
- IIHF Coaching Committee - Served on several Sports Advisory Committees

Vice President, Programs, Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, 1990-1991
- Oversaw national development programs: Coaching, Officiating, Women's and

Trainers Programs
- Management of a staff of ten people
- Oversaw the development of five CHA Centres of Excellence Offices across the country, partnering with four Canadian National Hockey League teams

B.C. Amateur Hockey Association, Technical Director for ten years (1979-1989)
- CAHA Chairman, Initiation Program (Grass roots learn to play program)
- CAHA Coaching Committee Member
- B.C. Provincial Sport Advisory Board Member
- Canada Winter Games Assistant Coach (Silver Medal)
- Canada Winter Games General Manager (Bronze Medal)


Bob Nicholson grew up and played minor and junior hockey in Penticton, BC, then went on to play NCAA at Providence College under Coach Lou Lamoriello with team mates that included Brian Burke (Vancouver Canucks) and Ron Wilson (Washington Capitals).

Bob and wife Lorna and have three children: Mandi (10), Mary Jean (9) and Grant (7)

Bob and his family reside in Calgary, where the CHA head offices are located