Kelowna Rockets president and general manager Bruce Hamilton has been re-elected as chairman of the WHL Board of Governors for a new two-year term, the Western Hockey league announced on Wednesday as it concluded its AGM via conference call.
"It's a privilege to have the role of the Chairman of the Board," said Hamilton. "It's an honour to be elected and supported by your 21 partners. This being my tenth term, it's been a role that I've really enjoyed; all of the challenges this position presents daily.
"Granted, we're going through unprecedented times right now. I think that continuity is important and that we all work together as a league on everything we do with trying to get our business back on its feet; most importantly getting our players in a safe environment to play and for our fans to feel comfortable and safe to come and watch us once we get started again."
Hamilton has been chairman since 2008. He previously served as chairman of the WHL Board of Governors from 1998 to 2004. Hamilton is the longest-serving chairman in WHL history.
Bobby Brett of the Spokane Chiefs and Brent Sutter of the Red Deer Rebels have been re-elected to the Executive Committee. Brett and Sutter join Ron Toigo of the Vancouver Giants and Gord Broda of the Prince Albert Raiders on the executive.
WHL commissioner Ron Robison, who will be entering his 21st season at the helm of the WHL, is an ex-officio member of the executive.