Toronto – The Canadian Hockey League (CHL), and its member leagues the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League and the Western Hockey League, are the number one development league for the NHL, Canada’s national hockey teams and USPORTS.
The league and our 60 member clubs are committed to our player experience which includes the leading scholarship program in sport, programs to support mental health, other health and welfare programs and the best coaching and on-ice training in hockey.
The CHL’s three Commissioners and Board of Directors developed and approved a plan to enhance this continuing evolution including hiring the CHL’s first full-time president. The President will report to the commissioners of the three member leagues.
“The CHL, our member leagues and clubs are committed to the best interest of our players both on and off the ice, contributing to the communities in which we play and creating a great experience for our fans,” said David Branch, CHL President and OHL Commissioner. “The time has come for the CHL to have a full-time president who will focus on continuing to grow and expand our programs.”
“Gilles Courteau, Ron Robison and I look forward to working with the new president and continuing to grow the game and the experience for our key stakeholders: our players,” said Branch, who will continue in his role as Commissioner of the OHL.
The search, which is being conducted by an outside firm, is expected to be completed prior to the 2019/20 hockey season.