CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada’s 92nd Annual General Meeting (AGM), attended by more than 250 delegates from across the country, wrapped up Saturday at the Westin Calgary after three days of discussion about what will benefit the growth and development of Canada’s game.
Hockey Canada’s 2011 AGM brought together the governing body’s board of directors, officers, life members, partner organizations and representation from all 13 branches, as well as from councils that oversee female hockey, junior hockey, minor hockey, senior hockey and hockey development.
On Saturday afternoon, Michael Bruni (Calgary, Alta.), was elected chair of the board by acclamation, taking over for Ken Corbett (Carleton Place, Ont.), who concluded a term of over two years as chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors.
In addition, Jim Hornell (Brantford, Ont.) was elected executive vice-chair by acclamation, James Mays (Prince Albert, Sask.) was elected referee-in-chief by acclamation, while Corbett takes on the position of past chair.
Five officers were also elected to Hockey Canada’s board of directors: Claude Allain (Gatineau, Que.), Michael Brind’Amour (St-Charles-Borromée, Que.), Joe Drago (Sudbury, Ont.), Terry Ledingham (Bon Accord, Alta.) and Ed Pupich (Schumacher, Ont.).
The Hockey Canada AGM delegates also recognized and thanked retiring officer Marcel Redekop (Herbert, Sask.) and outgoing past chair René Marcil (Trois-Rivières, Que.).
Items approved by Hockey Canada’s board of directors during this year’s AGM include:
Host communities approved by Hockey Canada’s board of directors at the 2011 Hockey Canada AGM:
Hockey Canada’s Annual General Meeting kicked off Thursday, May 26 and included a banquet on the evening of Friday, May 27 that honoured ten deserving award recipients who have all had a significant impact on the hockey community.