UPDATE FROM THE 2018 HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
May. 8, 2018
DARTMOUTH — Hockey representatives from across the province converged at the 2018 Hockey Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting over the weekend.
The three-day event kicked off on Friday, May 4 at the Best Western Plus in Dartmouth. The weekend featured workshops and discussions on important hockey topics concerning the state of the game in Nova Scotia.
Hockey Nova Scotia was pleased to have Joe Drago, chairman of Hockey Canada, in attendance throughout the weekend.
(PHOTO: Joe Drago, Hockey Canada chairman, addresses our membership on Saturday.)
On Friday, executive director Darren Cossar and president Garth Isenor welcomed our membership to the event and we heard about initiatives including the Hockey Nova Scotia-ISANS New Canadians Program, the Metro West Force New Canadians Program, the Bedford Blues Jump Into Hockey Program and the Sydney Steelers Special Needs Hockey Program. We also heard from Amy Walsh of the Chebucto Atlantics Minor Hockey Association about her association's new Junior Coach Program.
Kevin Figsby, Hockey Canada's Director of Program Delivery, was also in attendance at the event. He introduced the Hockey Canada Model Minor Hockey Association Program to our membership. For more information, visit Hockey Canada's website or find his presentation below.
On Saturday, Sackville Minor Hockey Association president Jeff O'Flaherty and Chebucto Atlantics Minor Hockey Association president Darryl Joseph made a presentation on half-ice hockey at the Novice level. It was proposed that beginning next season, half-ice hockey should be played throughout the entire hockey year. This proposal received unanimous support from our Minor Hockey Associations and Female Hockey Associations.
Please find below all of the presentations from this year’s Annual General Meeting.
2018 Annual General Meeting Overview
Chebucto Atlantics Junior Coach Program (Amy Walsh, Chebucto Atlantics MHA)
Hockey Canada Model Minor Hockey Association Presentation (Kevin Figsby, Hockey Canada)
Half-Ice Hockey Proposal (Jeff O'Flaherty, Sackville Minor Hockey Association)