Tom Renney named new Hockey Canada boss

Native Kootenaian and part-time Balfour resident Tom Renney has been named the new president and CEO of Hockey Canada.

Tom Renney

Native Kootenaian and part-time Balfour resident Tom Renney has been named the new president and CEO of Hockey Canada.

In those roles, he will oversee all elements of the organization, including hockey development programs, sales, events, and marketing, the organization said today.

“This is not only an honour for myself, but it is all that and more for my family,” said Renney. “We are thrilled to be joining this great organization. I am excited to dedicate my efforts to grassroots, development and high performance hockey with a volunteer base second to none in the world.”

Renney, 59, is originally from Cranbrook has a long coaching resume that began in the KIJHL with Trail, Rossland, and Columbia Valley.

He came to prominence as coach of the WHL’s Kamloops Blazers from 1990-92, leading the team to a 101-37-6 record, two league championships, and the 1992 Memorial Cup. His .714 winning percentage is the best in Canadian Hockey League history.

Renney was the head coach of Canada’s national men’s team from 1992-94, capturing a silver medal at the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer.

He also served as vice-president of hockey operations with Hockey Canada from 1997-99, and coached Canada to silver at the 1999 IIHF World Junior Championships.

In the NHL, he was head coach in Vancouver in 1996-97, New York from 2004-08, and Edmonton from 2010-12. This past season he was associate coach with Detroit. During the 2012 NHL lockout, Renney helped instruct the Nelson Leafs.

“On behalf of the board of directors, I am thrilled with the addition of Tom Renney,” said chairman Jim Hornell. “In Tom, we have an individual with great experience at all levels of the game, as well as a strong passion for hockey development.”

Renney takes over for Bob Nicholson, who served in the same role from 1998 until earlier this year.

Just Posted

Nelson firefighter wage negotiations in year six

Firefighting is an essential service, so strikes are illegal

EcoSociety asks city to become 100 per cent renewable

The plan would have Nelson ditch fossil fuels by 2050

Finding support at Community Connect

The 10th annual event offered free services, clothing and food on Saturday

RDCK calls for reversal of Sinixt extinction

The board opposed a land transfer to the Westbank First Nation this week

Nelson city council to update banner policy

Council will revisit the wording of the policy at its December meeting

RDCK holds open house on proposed boat launch

RDCK hosted an open house at Blewett Elementary to discuss plans for a boat launch at Taghum Beach

LVR Bombers volleyball team off to provincials

The senior girls’ squad secured a spot with a win over Trail last week

Winter kicks off in Nelson

Over 30 events are set to celebrate the snowy season

Man pleads guilty to Leafs recycling depot theft

Dezmond Waggoner had been charged with theft over $5,000

Education minister blasts Chilliwack school trustee on gender issues

Fleming calls Neufeld’s behaviour ‘shameful’ and ‘unacceptable’

Most Read