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June 21,2014(ISN) – The 2014 BC Hockey Annual General Meeting (AGM) has officially begun today at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre in Penticton, BC. The three (3) day event runs from June 20 – 22, 2014 with a focus on long term player development, cyberbullying and coach certification.

Representatives from minor hockey associations and junior and senior teams from across the province, along with the board of directors and life members, will be attending the event. These individuals come together to help direct the growth of hockey in BC.

BC Hockey’s AGM will discuss topics from guest speakers which include Long Term Player Development, Cyberbullying, Governance Review, Coach Certification Process and an update on the BC Hockey Mobile App and Website Development. A number of seminars will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 including Coaching, Female Development, Mentorship, Officiating and Safety Risk Management.

BC Hockey’s 2014 Awards Banquet is set for the evening of Saturday, June 21, 2014, where deserving recipients will be honoured in various categories for their contributions and dedication to hockey in BC.

The Canucks Centre for BC Hockey and the Vancouver Canucks will be presenting their annual Silver Skate Awards at the luncheon also on Saturday. These awards are presented to the 2013-2014 BC Hockey Champions, and they are given as recognition for the perseverance, dedication and teamwork put forth by each of the Championship teams during the hockey season. Vancouver Canucks alumni Kirk McLean will be in attendance at this year’s AGM to present the awards alongside Canucks Centre for BC Hockey Manager and BC Hockey President.

The Annual General Meeting is the main meeting of the BC Hockey membership. The meeting is historically held during the fourth weekend in June from Friday to Sunday. This is the only regularly scheduled meeting between the BC Hockey Executive Committee and its constituent committees (Minor, Junior, Male Senior/Recreational and Female Senior/Recreational).