CLYDE RIVER’S KRIS MACPHEE NAMED TO THE POSITION.

 

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Hockey PEI is pleased to announce the newest addition to its team. Clyde River, PEI native, Kris MacPhee has been named new Technical Director of Hockey PEI, replacing Connor Cameron who is now in the role of Executive Director. 

 

The 40-year-old MacPhee has had vast playing experience from his Minor Hockey days with the North River Flames right up to his Junior and professional Hockey career. MacPhee joined the Summerside Western Capitals of the MHL (formerly MJHL) in 1997-98 where he was named MHL Rookie of the Year that season. From there, he would go on to play with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League in the CHL during the 1998-99 season where he was drafted 133rd overall in the OHL priority draft. MacPhee would return to the Western Capitals of the MHL from 1999-2001, but not before spending a short time with the Rimouski Oceanic during the 1999 season. In the 2000-01 season, MacPhee was named to the First Team All-Star, League Leader with most points at 107pts and Most Valuable Player. He would then join the UPEI Men’s Hockey Panthers from 2001-2005 before beginning his pro career in the East Coast Hockey League where he played with the Dayton Bombers and Charlotte Checkers from 2005-06. MacPhee’s playing career would come to an end in 2007, playing with the Laredo Bucks of the Central Hockey League. 

 

Kris’s work experience began prior to his playing career ending, starting up the Breakaway Hockey Conditioning Inc in 2004 which he Owned and Operated until 2008, and trained players amongst the likes of NHLers Joel Ward and Mark Flood. From there, he became Director of Andrews Sport Conditioning from 2008 to 2014 before becoming the proud owner of the familiar Charlottetown business – Synergy Fitness and Nutrition. MacPhee is also a current Sessional Lecturer at UPEI within the Kinesiology Department. 

 

MacPhee also comes to Hockey PEI with experience in Hockey Operations, being Head Coach of the former Major U18 club, The Cornwall Thunder from 2006 to 2008 where they would fall short in the finals of the 2008 Atlantic Championships, but was named Head Coach of the Year for the NB/PEIMU18 Hockey League. MacPhee would then join the UPEI Men’s Hockey Team as an Assistant Coach from 2009-2011. Scouting would then be added to MacPhee’s resume – joining the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) as PEI Regional Scout in 2011, working under the likes of Gerard “Turk” Gallant and Mike Kelly. The team would win two (2) Presidents Cups and one (1) Memorial Cup Championship during his four (4) seasons with the club. 

 

“After a thorough search and interview process, it became clear that Kris’s background, experience, and professionalism would be the best fit for our organization,” said Hockey PEI President, Mike Hammill. “We are extremely pleased to have him join our staff and look forward to putting his talents to work. 

 

MacPhee graduated from UPEI with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History, and would then go out and obtain his Masters in Sports Science majoring in coaching from the United States Sports Academy. He currently resides in Charlottetown – West Royalty with his wife Anne Marie and two daughters Lucy (Age 9) and Elena (Age 3).

 

“Our team here at the Hockey PEI Branch office is excited to welcome Kris and look forward to having his leadership working on the technical forefronts of our operations including our High Performance Program” – Hockey PEI Executive Director, Connor Cameron.

 

MacPhee is set to begin his position with Hockey PEI on Monday, February 8th, 2021, and can be reached in his new position by emailing kris@hockeypei.com 

 

Hockey PEI Staff Directory: https://hockeypei.com/contact-us/staff-directory/ 

 

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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, and Instagram. For further information, please contact:

Tanner Doiron

Manager, Hockey Operations & Communications

902.368.4334

tanner@hockeypei.com