Scott Salmond named vice-president of hockey operations

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June 20,2014(ISN) – CALGARY, Alta. – Scott Salmond (Creston, B.C.) has been named vice-president of
hockey operations and national teams with Hockey Canada, effective immediately. The
announcement was made on Friday by chief operating officer, Hockey Canada, Scott
Smith. Salmond takes over for Brad Pascall, who stepped down earlier this month to
take a position as assistant general manager of the NHL’s Calgary Flames.

“Hockey Canada is very fortunate to have Scott Salmond in place to take over as
vice-president of hockey operations and men’s national teams,” said Smith. “In his
role as senior director, he played a key role in supporting the vice-president in
growing our high performance department and our teams through great success.”

Salmond originally joined Hockey Canada in 2001 after five years at BC Hockey. The
native of Creston, B.C., served as manager of high performance from 2001 to 2005, as
director of men’s national teams from 2005 to 2010 and finally as senior director of
hockey operations and men’s national teams from July 2010 until now. In his most
recent role, Salmond assisted the vice-president in overseeing hockey operations for
Canada’s men’s teams, Canada’s National Junior Team, the under-18 program, the
under-17 program and the sledge team.

Salmond worked with the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence management group this
past season, and was responsible for revamping the under-17 program and establishing
a gold standard for the Program of Excellence in collaboration with Hockey Canada’s
13 regional branches. Salmond has helped Canada win numerous gold medals at the
international level, including gold medals in men’s hockey at the 2010 and 2014
Olympic Winter Games, at the 2003 and 2004 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships and
at the 2007, 2008 and 2009 IIHF World Junior Championships.

“I would like to thank Hockey Canada’s leadership group and the board of directors
for entrusting me with this great opportunity and responsibility,” said Salmond. “I
look forward to working with everyone at Hockey Canada, our staff, branches and
partners, in continuing to grow our high performance area and leading our teams to
continued success on the international stage.”

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