CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Hockey PEI’s Management Committee announced today the appointment of Connor Cameron as Executive Director. Cameron, who was named Interim Executive Director on October 23rd, 2020 officially has the Interim tag lifted just over a week in the role.
“We are extremely happy to officially announce Connor as our permanent Executive Director,” Hockey PEI President Mike Hammill stated. “After being called upon in a busy part of the season, Connor stepped into the Interim role seamlessly and we feel he is the right fit to lead our organization moving forward. Likewise, we are looking forward to seeing his already strong working relationship with our membership grow even more in his new role”
Cameron, 35, has been the Technical Director and High Performance Program Director with Hockey PEI since January of 2019. He has been an integral part of the rebranding process from the former Program of Excellence since joining the Hockey PEI staff.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue working on advancing Hockey PEI’s overall operation and programming,” said Cameron. I want to thank the entire Board of Directors for trusting me with this new role and am excited to continue to build on what we have accomplished over this short time. PEI is a special place for me and my family, and hockey is a passion of mine, so this just seemed like the perfect fit”.
Prior to joining Hockey PEI, Cameron spent the 2017-18 Hockey season as Head Coach of the Medvescak Zagreb (EBEL formerly KHL) before parting ways with the team. He started his coaching career in 2010 in Saskatchewan acting as an Asst. Coach to the Jr. “A” Notre Dame Hounds. He went on to coach in the QMJHL for the Rouyn Noranda Huskies (Asst. Coach) and the Charlottetown Islanders (Asst. Coach). The Mill River, PEI native has also been on the bench in the KHL as both an Assistant and Head Coach for the Medvescak Zagreb and spent some time in the Top Swiss League (NLA) as an Assistant coach with the HC Ambri-Piotta.
As a player, Cameron began his post minor hockey career in 2001 in the OJPHL for one season before making the jump to the OHL to which he would suit up from 2002 to 2005. He took the ice for the Toronto St. Michaels Majors, Belleville Bulls and the Kingston Frontenacs during that time. His playing career would end on home soil after spending two seasons with the UPEI Panthers from 2008 to 2010 where he would also successfully complete his Bachelor of Business Administration.
Cameron is also no stranger to Hockey PEI’s most important partner and the National governing body, Hockey Canada. Having served as the Video Coach for the U17 National Team in 2015 and most recently was named Director of Operations for Hockey Canada’s 2020 National Men’s U17 Team.
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Hockey PEI is the governing body for organized hockey in Prince Edward Island. Hockey PEI’s main purpose is to foster, promote, develop, supervise, regulate, and govern the sport of amateur hockey throughout Prince Edward Island. For more on Hockey PEI and its programs visit www.hockeypei.com or contact:
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