CJHL Virtual AGM recap

CALGARY, Alta. The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Tuesday some of the key points from its recently completed Annual General Meeting, which was held virtually with each of its nine-member league commissioners and/or presidents.

The AGM finalized the appointment of Robert Mazzuca (NOJHL) as chairman of the board, along with Marty Savoy (OJHL) and Ryan Bartoshyk (AJHL) serving as vice-chairs as well as Bill Chow (SJHL) returning in his role as treasurer and Brent Ladds as CJHL president.

Other items of interest from the AGM included:

· The CJHL will partner with Simplicity Consultants, out of Nova Scotia, to develop a go-forward blueprint for the CJHL’s future.

· The CJHL Executive Board ratified its proposed Hockey Canada Agreement, which was developed in conjunction with Hockey Canada, and awaits their final approval, to ensure a true a partnership with the country’s national governing body and its members.

· Discussion and a proposed time table were presented on new initiatives developed by the CJHL’s Player Safety and Communications’ committees in order to improve and create consistency in both areas.

· The announcement was made of the dates for the 2022 Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons, which will be hosted by Estevan Bruins (SJHL), May 20-29, 2022.

· It was also released that Cornwall, Ont., will host the 2021 World Junior A Challenge, December 12-18 of this year.

· The CJHL Board will focus on new initiatives being brought forward in June in response to recommendations from their newly created Player Education Committee as well as the CJHL Diversity & Inclusion Committee.