CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – Hockey PEI is pleased to announce the appointment of Doctor Ron Whalen as its first Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Whalen has been providing consultation around Return to Hockey and will be an asset and resource for Hockey PEI in areas that require medical expertise.


Dr. Whalen has been an Emergency Physician at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown since 2004, and Medical Director of CPM Charlottetown/PEI Pain Institute since 2010. Ron spent the last seven years as Chief of the QEH ER Physician Group and Assistant Medical Director of the QEH, along with his role as a Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Physician


Ron graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 1995 and went on to complete his Medical Doctorate at the University of Alberta. He completed both his Family Practice and Emergency Medicine Residency through Dalhousie University.


Additionally, Ron served as a Platoon Commander for the Canadian Armed Forces Infantry Reserves from 1996 to 2004 with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment and the Nova Scotia Highlanders.


Ron was born and raised in Vernon River, PEI where he now resides with his wife Tracey, and four kids (Sean, Hannah, Ciara, and Eireann) who all play within the Pownal Minor Hockey Association (U18, U15, U13, and U9). Ron himself played hockey in Montague, Souris, and Pownal growing up and has coached at the “A” and “AA” level for the Pownal Minor Hockey Association.


Hockey PEI is excited to welcome Dr. Whalen to our team and look forward to his contribution and expertise to our branch this season.



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 or contact:


Tanner Doiron

Coordinator, Operations & Communications

Hockey Prince Edward Island