Sunday, January 26, 2014

Brodsky recipient of WHL Governors Award

Press Release

Calgary, AB - Ron Robison Commissioner of the Western Hockey League announced today that the recipient of the 2013-14  WHL Governors Award is former co-owner and Governor of the Saskatoon Blades Jack Brodsky as this year’s recipient.

The WHL Governors Award is presented annually to an individual, who through their outstanding achievements and service to the League, has contributed to the growth and development of the WHL.  The WHL Governors Award is the highest honor the WHL bestows on an individual who has been associated with the League.

As part of one of the longest standing ownership groups in WHL and CHL history, the Brodsky family owned and operated the Saskatoon Blades franchise for 37 years. In 2013, the Brodsky family, sold the Blades to Mike Priestner, the CEO of GoAuto. As President of and Governor of the Blades for the past 20 years, Brodsky played a prominent role on may WHL Committees including the WHL Executive and Finance Committee’s as well as chairing the WHL Education and Canada West University Hockey Committees. He was also instrumental in bringing major events to Saskatoon including the 2010 World Junior Championship and 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup. Brodsky was also influential in the creation of the Saskatchewan Development Model and continues to represent the WHL on the Board of the Saskatchewan Hockey Association.

Now retired, Brodsky is enjoying life after hockey with his wife Shirley, his six children, and four grandchildren .

 (Nathan can be reached at

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