NHL/NHLPA Declaration of Principles banner to be presented during Humboldt Broncos home opener

HUMBOLDT, Sask. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, Hockey Canada, the National Hockey League and the NHL Players Association announced Wednesday that a special banner presentation ceremony will be held prior to the start of the second period of the Humboldt Broncos and SJHL season opener this evening vs. the Nipawin Hawks at Elgar Peterson Arena in Humboldt in recognition of the Declaration of Principles launched in September of 2017.

On hand to participate in the presentation will be the following:

Bill Daly, Deputy Commissioner
National Hockey League

Brent Ladds, President
Canadian Junior Hockey League

Bill Chow, President
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Rick Shultz, Chairman
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Tom Renney, Chief Executive Officer
Hockey Canada

Scott Smith, President & Chief Operating Officer
Hockey Canada

Ron Robison, Commissioner
Western Hockey League
Representing the Canadian Hockey League

Kelly McClintok, Executive Director
Saskatchewan Hockey Association

Rob Muench, Mayor
The City of Humboldt

Jamie Brockman, President
Humboldt Broncos


Hockey’s Declaration of Principles – developed by and for hockey stakeholders – to advance policies, programs and initiatives, while inspiring fans, players and communities to create the best possible experience for the entire hockey community.

The program advocates the game of hockey as a powerful platform for participants to build character, foster positive values and develop important life skills that transcend the game.

Including the NHL and the NHLPA, 17 hockey organizations from around the world joined together to participate. Others involved in this worthwhile initiative are the following: American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA); American Hockey League (AHL); Canadian Hockey League (CHL); Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL); Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL); College Hockey Inc.; ECHL; Hockey Canada; International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF); National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA); National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL); North American Hockey League (NAHL); U SPORTS; United States Hockey League (USHL); and USA Hockey.

The Declaration of Principles is a set of commonly shared beliefs that articulate a vision of delivering the best possible hockey experience for participants and their families. The Principles are meant to serve as an internal compass to help guide decisions and shift behaviors of hockey organizations, as well as players, parents, coaches, fans, partners and all those who represent and care for the sport of hockey.