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Allan Matthews of Williams Lake (BC) Elected Chair of Board; Hockey Canada's AGM Concludes in Regina, SK
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May 20, 2003
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REGINA, SK – Hockey Canada’s 84th Annual General Meeting ended on Tuesday, May 20th in Regina, SK. It brought together representation from all 13 Hockey Canada member branches (which make up the Hockey Canada Board of Directors), as well as the five councils: Female, Minor, Senior, Hockey Development, and Junior.

The Officers of Hockey Canada for the 2003-2004 season will be as follows:

Allan Matthews - Williams Lake, BC - Chair of the Board (2 year term)

René Marcil - St-Louis-de-France, QC - Executive Vice-Chair (2 year term)

Dr. Allan Morris - Wiarton, ON - Vice-chair at Large (2 year term)

Marcel Redekop - Herbert, SK - Vice-chair at Large (2 year term)

Mike Bruni - Calgary, AB - Vice-chair at Large (1 year term)

Ken Corbett - Carleton Place, ON - Vice-chair at Large (1 year term)

Jim Hornell - Grand Falls-Windsor, NF - Vice-chair at Large (1 year term)

Sheldon Lanchbery - Deloraine, MB - Past chair (2 year term)

Three members of the Hockey Canada Board of Directors are departing: Denny Deveau, Tom Lundy, Jed Ritcey & Wayne Russell.

Hockey Canada’s council chairs for the 2003-2004 season will be:

Gay Hahn- Vancouver, BC - Chair – Female Council

Bob James - Kimberley, BC - Chair – Senior Council

George Kallay - Drumheller, AB - Chair – Hockey Development Council

Wayne Kartusch - Regina, SK - Chair – Junior Council

Frank Osborne- Dartmouth, NS - Chair – Minor Council

Two other positions were also elected on Tuesday:

Sheldon Lanchbery - Deloraine, MB - International Director

Maurice Roy - Grand Falls, NB - Referee-in-Chief

Bid presentations for the hosting of Hockey Canada’s National events were heard by various Councils during this year's AGM. The Councils brought forth recommendations to Hockey Canada’s Board of Directors for approval. The following National events have been approved by Hockey Canada’s Board of Directors. All of the following events will be officially announced in each location in August or September, and all are final, subject to event contracts being signed between Hockey Canada and the host committees:

• 2005 Royal Bank Cup Weyburn, SK

• 2005 Allan Cup Saskatchewan (City to be confirmed)

• 2005 Esso Women's Nationals Sarnia, ON

• 2005 National Midget Hockey Championship To be determined

Hockey Canada’s 85th Annual General Meeting will be held in 2004 in Thunder Bay, ON. For more information on Hockey Canada, visit www.hockeycanada.ca.


For more information:

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

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

 

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