by Hockey PEI Communications // @HockeyPEI // Thursday, September 15th, 2022

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The PEI Junior “C” Hockey League is getting a new commissioner. Charlottetown’s Morgan Rice has been named to the position following the departure of former Commissioner, Chris Hedefine. 

Rice, a member of Hockey PEI’s Development Hockey Council has been involved with hockey as a coach for 16 years now. Having coached all categories from “A” to “AAA” from the Under-11 division up to Junior. Furthermore, he has been involved with the former Hockey PEI Program of Excellence and now the High Performance Program. 

In addition, Rice has served on the Charlottetown Minor Hockey Association board as Director of Development for 4 seasons. He is entering into his ninth year as a Youth Worker / Social Service worker having experience working in group homes, hospitals, and the Public-School sector. 

“Our council is very much looking forward to welcoming Morgan to our team. He has been around the game for many years but will bring a fresh perspective to Junior “C” hockey on PEI. We feel he is a good fit for the position and a person who can work with our teams collectively in improving the league overall.”

– Adam Stewart, Junior/Senior Hockey Council Chair

As commissioner, Rice will work to build a strong relationship with the league’s five teams (North River Flames, Pownal Ice Dogs, Sherwood Metros, Southside Lynx, and Tignish Aces). He will also look to strengthen existing and new sponsorship opportunities along with the general operations and governance of the league. 

For more information on the PEI Junior “C” Hockey League, please visit: www.peijuniorc.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