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BRANCH UPDATE ON NEW LOCATIONS, BOARD AND COUNCIL CHANGES, AND NEW STAFF
Jun. 19, 2019

DARTMOUTH — Summer is just around the corner and we certainly hope you are all enjoying the warm weather.
 
But just because the minor hockey season has ended, news from Hockey Nova Scotia hasn’t stopped.
 
Here are some updates from the provincial branch.
 

(PHOTO: The new home of Hockey Nova Scotia at the RBC Centre in Dartmouth)
 
 
NEW LOCATION
 
Hockey Nova Scotia has a new home!
 
We have moved to the second floor of the RBC Centre in Dartmouth.
 
You can now find us (and send mail to us) at:
 
Hockey Nova Scotia
259 Commodore Drive
Dartmouth, N.S.
B3B 0M1
 
 
REGIONAL OFFICE

We have also opened a brand new regional office at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro.

That office can be found at:

625 Abenaki Road
Truro, N.S.
B2N 0G6
 
 
BOARD AND COUNCIL CHANGES
 
There have been several changes at the board and council level.
 
Let’s start at the top!
 

(PHOTO: President Arnie Farrell presents Ellen Laurence with an award at the 2019 Hockey NS Awards Banquet.)
 
PRESIDENT
 
We are pleased to welcome Arnie Farrell as our new Hockey Nova Scotia President.
 
The Antigonish native recently held the role of Vice-President, Operations. A longtime Hockey Nova Scotia volunteer, he formerly served as the Minor Council Chair.
 
Arnie takes over the role from Garth Isenor.
 
 
VICE-PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS
 
Brad MacKinley has replaced Arnie as the Vice-President, Operations.
 
He previously held the position of Minor Council Chair.
 
 
MINOR COUNCIL CHAIR
 
With Brad assuming the Vice-President, Operations post, that created a vacancy on Minor Council.
 
Please join us in welcoming Brian Wentzell to the Minor Council Chair position.
 
 
SOUTH CONFERENCE COORDINATOR, MINOR COUNCIL
 
Marc Blinn has taken over the South Conference Coordinator role from Brian.
 
This change, along with Mike Trenholm’s term ending, has created a pair of regional director vacancies on Minor Council in the following areas:
 
* Strait
* Nova
 
Interested volunteers can contact Minor Council Chair Brian Wentzell at MinorChair@hockeynovascotia.ca for more information.
 
 
NORTH CONFERENCE COORDINATOR, FEMALE COUNCIL
 
Leijsa Wilton is the new North Conference Coordinator.

She previously held the position of regional director for Cape Breton.

Interested volunteer applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and a hockey resume to Hockey Nova Scotia Female Council chair Stephen Murray (sjmurray93@gmail.com) by July 8. 

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Stephen Murray
 (sjmurray93@gmail.com).


STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
We are pleased to welcome three new staff members to the Hockey Nova Scotia family.
 
 
TROY RYAN
 
Troy joins the Hockey Nova Scotia office as our High Performance Director, Female Hockey. 

Over the last few seasons, Troy has been based out of the Canadian Sports Centre Atlantic where he has worked as the Atlantic Canada Female Coach Mentor.
 
Troy’s new role with the branch will primarily focus on the female high performance program, legacy planning for the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship, and female coach mentorship.
 
He will also continue as an assistant coach with the women’s national team.
 
 
MATT MALLOY
 
Matt Malloy will be with us this summer as coach development coordinator.
 
Matt will be involved with our high performance program summer camps and will support the work of our development team.
 
 
MADISON MALONE
 
This summer, Madison joins us as our communications and special events coordinator.
 
Madison will focus on a wrap-up of the 2019 Hockey Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting and the 2020 IIHF Women’s World Championship legacy support.
 
 
MIKE BEAMISH 
 
Our financial controller Mike Beamish is on medical leave until October 1.
 
In Mike's absence, accounting-related inquiries can be sent to Loraine Clark at accounting@hockeynovascotia.ca. Loraine will be assisting the office while Mike is off.

We wish Mike a speedy recovery!



 
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