May 28,2014 (ISN) – CALGARY, Alta. – Several initiatives related to the safety, growth and development
of hockey across the country will be discussed during Hockey Canada’s 95th annual
general meeting (AGM), which runs from Thursday, May 29 through Sunday, June 1 at
the Westin Calgary.
This year’s AGM will be the final one for Bob Nicholson, who will step down June 1
after 16 years as president and chief executive officer of Hockey Canada.
More than 250 representatives from regional and provincial hockey associations are
gathering in Calgary for Hockey Canada’s AGM, with the governing body’s board of
directors to be joined by life members and partner organizations, as well as
councils that oversee female hockey, junior hockey, minor hockey, senior hockey and
These representatives come together annually to set Hockey Canada’s direction and
help the growth of the game.
Hockey Canada’s AGM will address topics that include player recruitment and
retention, technology, e-learning, player safety, national championship hosting,
council reports and regulation changes.
Hockey Canada’s 2014 awards banquet is set for the evening of Thursday, May 29, when
eight deserving recipients will be honoured in different categories for their
contributions and commitment to hockey in Canada.
The annual general meeting will also launch Hockey Canada’s 100th anniversary. The
2014-15 season will celebrate 100 years of Hockey Canada, which was formed Dec. 4,
1914 as the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. The season will focus on engaging
Canadians who currently play hockey to connect around the game. It will also provide
an opportunity for all Canadians to learn what hockey has meant to the heritage of
the country, and how Canadians experience the game today. Details of the season of
celebration will be announced June 26 at a press conference in Toronto, Ont.