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Penticton's Bob Nicholson steps down as Hockey Canada president and CEO

Bob Nicholson will keep his position at Hockey Canada until June 1.
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April 04, 2014 - 12:18 PM

PENTICTON — Hockey Canada President and CEO, Bob Nicholson, announced Friday his resignation from the organization effective June 1, 2014.

A Penticton native, Nicholson, 60, has been at the head of Hockey Canada since 1998. During those 16 years, Canada’s national teams won 76 medals at world championships, Olympics and World Cups, including 44 gold medals.

“I have mixed emotions in making this announcement, as it marks an end to an extraordinary part of my life, but I think the time is right for me personally to step down,” Nicholson said in a press release.

Nicholson was involved in several elements of Hockey Canada, including hockey development programs, high performance programs, corporate sales and marketing, licensing, insurance and regulations, and communications.

Jim Hornell, chairman of the Hockey Board of Directors thanked Nicholson for his service to the organization and thanked him for a legacy of success and professionalism that he has helped grow at Hockey Canada.

A new president and CEO will be chosen by the Hockey Canada Board of Directors over the coming months.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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