Date of Birth: 19xx
Place of Birth: St. John’s, NL
Inducted: 2014 (Builder Category)
Glenn Stanford fashioned a hockey career as a high level administrator and organizer that matches any within North America. The St. John’s native began his hockey involvement as Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador High School Athletic Federation, continued as manager of the St. John’s Memorial Stadium and then really became extremely important to hockey within the American Hockey League.
He was named the top CEO with the American Hockey League twice, in 2002 and 2012, one of only four people in the 75-year history of the league to twice earn the honor and he is one of only three people to win three separate awards.
He led extremely successful St. John’s Ice Caps and St. John’s Maple Leafs hockey operations in the American Hockey League. His leadership played a major role in the Ice Caps recording 127 consecutive sell-out crowds at Mile One.
The numerous awards and professional honors that Glenn Stanford has received include 2005 Thomas Ebight Award for career contributions to the AHL, 2004 Special Olympics Sports Celebrities Festival National Volunteer of the Year and selection as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs.
In 2004 he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for significant contributions to Canada and other recognition reaction includes the James C. Hendy award from the AHL for Outstanding League Executive Performance, the 1997 Ken Mackenzie Award for the AHL Executive with the best promotion in a local market, recognition for his great work in 1995 for producing a drug awareness program video and numerous other local, national and international awards.
When the opportunity to bring an AHL franchise back to St. John’s in mid-2011, Glenn Stanford’s ability and reputation were very important in negotiations and in actual organization and his presence was a major factor in the IceCaps coming to St. John’s and being fully prepared for an extremely successful season.