Hockey PEI Staff | October 1st, 2021

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Hockey PEI President, Al MacIsaac announced today changes in personnel being made at the Board of Directors level. Recently, Ronnie Hennessey announced his resignation from the seat of Senior Council Chair due to heavier work commitments. Hennessey, a long time serving member of the Hockey PEI Board of Directors has held various roles throughout his long-tenured time on the Board including Senior Council Chair, Discipline & Ethics Committee, Awards & Scholarships Committee and more. Hockey PEI would like to thank Hennessey for his time and commitment over the years and wishes him all the best moving forward. 

Hennessey will be replaced by Summerside native, Adam Stewart who will be joining the Hockey PEI Board of Directors as the Junior / Senior Council Chair. Stewart’s first priority will be to appoint a IJHL Commissioner, and review both the Junior and Senior Hockey portfolios. 

Furthermore, there has been a change in leadership to the Hockey PEI Female Council. Robert MacMillan, Executive Vice-President of Hockey PEI, had been serving in the added role of Female Council Chair interimly for just over a month and will now pass the role onto Erin Ostridge of Alexandra, PEI. 

The Hockey PEI Female Plan will continue as set out and Ostridge and her team have been working hard to get the season up and running. 

The Hockey PEI Board of Directors now comprises of the following nine Directors:

  1. President: Al MacIsaac
  2. Executive Vice-President: Robert MacMillan
  3. Vice-President, Finance & Administration: Tyson Bradley
  4. Past President: Mike Hammill
  5. Minor Council Chair: Barry Thompson
  6. Junior / Senior Council Chair: Adam Stewart
  7. Development Council Chair: Jeremy Pierce
  8. Female Council Chair: Erin Ostridge 
  9. Manager of Officiating: Steven Green 

The above changes made to the Hockey PEI Board of Directors will take effect immediately. 

About Adam Stewart, Junior / Senior Council Chair: Adam Lives in Summerside with his wife Becky, and three kids: Reiger, Dilyn and Millie. Stewart began his minor hockey career at the age of 3 out of Borden Minor Hockey Association. He would then transfer to Summerside Area Minor Hockey Association (SAMHA) to further his minor hockey career, playing levels from rec to AAA. Following minor hockey, Stewart played Jr. B hockey with the Red Wings based out of Crapaud, and Jr. C hockey out of Tyne Valley. Post junior hockey, he began coaching with SAMHA, and recently, still is involved with minor hockey in roles such as manager and/or assistant coach. He is also an active Level 3 referee with SAMHA. Stewart is the Operations Director for the Jr. Caps / Bardown Beauties Spring and Fall hockey programs, operating under the Atlantic Hockey Group umbrella, which focuses on player development, both on and off the ice. He is employed with StandardAero for the past 10 years, currently as Manager, Customer Services and holds a Degree in Business with a minor in Tourism from UPEI. 

About Erin Ostridge, Female Council Chair: Erin lives in Alexandra with her husband Shane, and her two children Nate & Ainsley. She has been involved with Minor hockey for 9 years now beginning as a team manager then joining the Pownal Minor Hockey Association (PMHA) board as a Coordinator, Secretary, Vice President, President and most recently in her second year as Past President. Erin’s drive to be involved with hockey is to volunteer and be active in the community in a sport that her son loved, and she has been hooked ever since! Her move to the female side of volunteering began as a representative for Pownal on the Female Zone committee about 4 years ago where Ostridge realized there was so much that could be accomplished to develop the female side of the game. She views the opportunity with this Female Council to improve the experience and development for all levels of female hockey in PEI. Erin currently works with Grant Thornton LLP as a People & Culture Manager and has been with them for 13 years now. Her education background is in Administration and Human Resource Management

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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.

Media Contact:

Tanner Doiron | Manager, Hockey Operations & Communications

tanner@hockeypei.com or 902-368-4334