September 25, 2020

For Immediate Release

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL- Hockey NL concluded their Annual General Meeting last weekend.

Hockey NL hosted their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, September 19th .

The meeting was hosted in Gander with the majority of the membership attending virtually due to the gathering restrictions.

The association conducted their annual reports and elections.

A summary of some of the items reported during this year’s AGM include:

  • Another increase in registration and participation from the previous year although the season was cut short on March 12, 2020 due to the pandemic.
  • The association presented their 2020-2025 Strategic Plan that will focus on Recruitment and Retention, Organizational Development, Program Consistency and Member success.
  • A new affiliation regulation was approved to support the membership in having additional players when registered players are unavailable due to injury or illness.
  • A revised perpetual annual meeting schedule was approved that will focus on improved communication and regional needs and assessments.

New business was focused on the direction of the organization’s safe return to hockey plan this coming season.

The Executive Committee for 2020-21 season:

Jack Lee, Goulds – President

Jared Butler, Grand Falls-Windsor – Vice President

Tracey Hatcher- St. John’s – Chair, Female

Gary Gale, Hampden – Chair, Senior

Charlie Kearsey, St. John’s – Chair, Junior

Arnold Kelly, Goose Bay – Chair, Minor

Ken Chafe, Goulds – Hockey Development Chair

Ed Flood, Corner Brook – Referee-in-Chief

Gerry Evans, Mount Pearl – Immediate Past President


Murray Roberts of Botwood was introduced as Life Member of the association.  Roberts served as association Vice President for 18 years.

Robert Bouzane, Ron Downey, Gary Gale and Lynette Hiscock received their Gold Stick Pin for serving (10) ten years on the Board of Directors.



Craig Tulk

Executive Director, Hockey NL

P.O. Box 176

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL

A2A 2J4

[email protected]

709-489-5512 office

709-486-0442  cell

709-489-2273 fax