by Hockey PEI Communications // @HockeyPEI // Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Summerside’s JP Desrosiers has officially joined Hockey PEI’s Board of Directors this week. He will fill the vacant role of Minor Hockey Council Chairman and ultimately lead and develop a strong council that will provide leadership and governance to the operation of Minor Hockey across Prince Edward Island. 

The current Deputy CAO (acting) and Director of Community Services for the City of Summerside has an extensive background with volunteer-driven organizations at the Board of Directors level including previous roles such as President of Explore Summerside, President of Recreation PEI, President of Summerside Accommodations Levy Committee, Board member with Sport PEI, Board member with Event Atlantic and Board member with Boys & Girls Club Summerside to name a few. 

“We are pleased to have a professional like JP joining our team at the Board of Directors table. We believe he will be a valuable asset to have as our organization works through some of the changes and improvements to improve our game on and off the ice. We truly look forward to the leadership he will bring to our Minor Hockey portfolio.”

– Al McIsaac, President, Hockey PEI

Desrosiers holds a degree from UNB and Diploma from Holland College, both in Sport & Recreation Management and has a diverse background in acting as chairman for high-profile sporting events including but not limited to, the 2009 World Jr. A Challenge, the 2012 Hockey Day in Canada event, the 2013 RBC Cup (Jr. A), and the 2023 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Roles which will complement Desrosiers well in his new volunteer role with Hockey PEI. 

Hockey PEI is still searching for interested individuals to sit on its Minor Hockey Council. Positions include Director of U11, U13 and U18 hockey. Those interested can apply to info@hockeypei.com  

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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 follow through social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

For further information, please contact:

Tanner Doiron

Manager, Hockey Operations & Communications

Hockey PEI 

1-902-368-4334

tanner@hockeypei.com