Hockey NB in partnership with Hockey NS, Hockey PEI and Hockey NL are extremely pleased to announce that Tom Renney, President of Hockey Canada will be addressing the membership during the Atlantic Challenge Cup. Mr. Renney will be doing a presentation along with Melody Davidson – General Manager, Hockey Canada National Women’s Team Programs, on the topic of minor hockey and developing young players for the progression to the next level of hockey.

At the end of the two presentations there will be a panel discussion consisting of Troy Ryan – Campbellton Jr A Tigers, Head GM/President/Head Coach and Female U18 Team Atlantic Head Coach, Jack Lee – Hockey NL President and Ray Carmichael – HNB President. This is a great opportunity to learn from the best in hockey and hear the panel weigh in on important hockey questions.

All are encouraged and welcome to attend on Saturday, October 10 at the Delta Beausejour in Moncton from 2:30 – 4:00.


Tom Renney – Biography

Tom Renney – oversees all elements of Hockey Canada, including hockey development programs, high performance programs, corporate sales, events and marketing, licensing, insurance and regulations, membership services, operations and communications.

Mr Renney has a wealth of hockey experience at both the international and professional levels. He served as vice-president of hockey operations with Hockey Canada from 1997-99, also coaching Canada to a silver medal at the 1999 IIHF World Junior Championship. The native of Cranbrook, B.C., also served as head coach with Canada’s National Men’s Team from 1992-94, capturing a silver medal at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway.

An associate coach with the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings in 2013-14, Renney also served as a head coach with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers from 2010-12, New York Rangers from 2004-08 and Vancouver Canucks in 1996-97. During his NHL coaching career, Renney continued to maintain ties to the national program, serving as an assistant coach at both the 2004 and 2005 IIHF World Championships, winning a gold medal (2004) and silver medal (2005).

Prior to coaching at the national and professional levels, Renney was the head coach of the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers from 1990-92, leading the team to a 101-37-6 record. His .714 winning percentage ranks as the all-time best in Canadian Hockey League history. Under his guidance, Kamloops captured two WHL championships and the 1992 Memorial Cup.”

Melody Davidson – Biography

Melody Davidson was born in Coronation, Alta. and grew up in the city of Oyen, Alta. where she first started coaching.

A certified Level 4 NCCP hockey coach and graduate of the National Coaching Institute, Davidson is also a certified NCCP coach in baseball, softball, and volleyball.

Since those early beginnings, and choosing hockey as her coaching sport of choice, Davidson has won numerous World Championship medals as the coach of various levels of Canadian women’s hockey teams as well as three Olympic gold medals – the first as an assistant coach in 2002, and as the head coach in 2006 and 2010. Named Jack Donohue “Coach of the Year” by Coaches of Canada in 2010, Davidson is globally admired for her dedication to the women’s game, her core belief in values, and her leadership.

Melody Davidson was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Committee Hall of Fame in 2011 and is currently the General Manager for Hockey Canada’s Female National Team Programs.


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