Charlottetown — Concluding an extensive search, Hockey PEI is very pleased to announce that Geoff Kowalski has been selected as the provincial governing body’s new Executive Director and Connor Cameron has been selected as the new Technical Director.
“We are pleased to welcome both Geoff and Connor to Hockey PEI. We look forward to having them join our team and help lead the organization as we assist and support our membership in the development and growth of the game on PEI”, stated Hockey PEI President Mike Hammill.
Geoff Kowalski comes to Hockey PEI from the University of Prince Edward Island where he was the Risk and Contracts Officer, responsible for supporting the operational risk management needs of the University, including review of contracts and the development, interpretation and maintenance of administration policies.
Kowalski is a graduate of the University of PEI in which he obtained a Business Degree and later obtained a Law Degree from the University of New Brunswick. Kowalski has a passion for sport which has influenced both his personal and professional life. He has been part of the rising success of the sport of Rugby on PEI as he recently completed a term as President and CEO of the Prince Edward Island Rugby Union.
Kowalski replaces former Executive Director Rob Newson who held the position for 13 years before leaving in November to join Hockey Canada as the Atlantic Regional Director of Member Engagement Department.
Connor Cameron brings to Hockey PEI an extensive coaching and hockey development background including experience within the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and in Europe. Cameron who is a High Performance 1 trained coach also has participated with the Hockey PEI Program of Excellence. Cameron will be working closely with Hockey PEI’s Development Council, Program of Excellence and Minor Hockey Associations to grow the game at the grass roots level.
Cameron is a graduate of the University of PEI with a Bachelor of Arts degree and is also a small business owner as Co-owner of Rawsome Juice Bar in Charlottetown.
Cameron replaces Mike White who held the position of Technical Director for 12 years before leaving for a position with the City of Charlottetown as Arenas Superintendent.
Kowalski’s first official day with Hockey PEI will be January 14th and Cameron will begin on January 17th.
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