CALGARY, Alberta – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) is pleased to announce the hiring of Rick Morocco as its new Executive Director. The newly-created position is an expansion of the league’s current administration and will be instrumental in the continued growth of the CJHL.
"I am excited and look forward to begin my work with the CJHL,” said Rick Morocco.“I believe that my experiences and expertise will be a positive addition to the organization; a great league that provides amazing opportunities and learning experiences for fine young hockey players across the country."
CJHL President and Chairman Kirk Lamb is confident that this latest expansion of the CJHL office will significantly contribute to the growth of the league.“Rick's work experience and hockey background are a valuable addition to the CJHL, and will assist in the continued success and evolution of the league.”
“Rick Morocco is exceptionally suited for the CJHL and the Executive Director position as he brings a wealth of experience in the sports industry and as a player,” added Lamb. Rick most recently served as the Managing Director of the Niagara Falls International Marathon, and previously held the positions as Executive Director at Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and Director of Player Relations for the Professional Hockey Players Association (PHPA).
Rick Morocco (Niagara, ON) has an extensive playing background including one season in the CJHL, three seasons in the CIAU (now CIS), and professional hockey in Italy for six years.
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