MHL names new president

TRURO, N.S. – The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) is announcing the appointment of Troy Dumville as President, effective immediately.

Dumville is well known to those in and around the MHL. He was the owner of the Moncton Gagnon Beavers/Dieppe Commandos franchise, which is now located in Edmundston, from 2005 to 2009 and was behind the bench as Head Coach in 2004, 2006, and during the 2008-09 season.

He served as general manager from 2003 to 2009 and 2013 to 2015. The Commandos captured the league title, then known as the Kent Cup, during the 2014-15 season, which came in the middle of three straight appearances in the league final. Dumville joined the Pictou County Weeks Crushers for the 2009-10 season, serving the dual role of general manager and head coach.

His hockey journey has also included a stint as an assistant coach with the Université de Moncton and the QMJHL’s Saint John Sea Dogs. Dumville worked as a regional scout with NHL Central Scouting from 2012 to 2019, and has been an amateur scout with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets since 2019.

“We’re excited to name Troy Dumville as the Maritime Junior Hockey League’s new President,” says Board of Governors Co-Chair Pierre Girard. “He has an extensive background in hockey management and an understanding of the Maritime Junior Hockey League’s constitution. Mr. Dumville has strong leadership skills and is resourceful in generating new ideas and solving problems. We believe he will have the expertise necessary in forging solid working relationships with professionals at all levels.”

Cecil Taylor, who stepped in as Interim MHL President after the resignation of Steve Dykeman in March, will return to his role as Vice-President as a member of the Executive.

“I strongly believe in the potential of the MHL and its quality of hockey,” says Dumville. “We have great franchises located in amazing communities around the Maritimes. This league should be a destination for junior-aged hockey players looking to develop and move on to the next stage of their career and life. The perception in a lot of aspects of life is that going away is better, but ask any Maritimer who leaves where the best place to live is and they will say it’s right here. I look forward to working with the Board of Governors and the MHL Executive to take this league to new levels.”

Dumville’s first event as MHL President will be June 17th as the Board of Governors convenes in Amherst for the league’s Annual General Meeting.