Wednesday, January 2, 2019
BC Hockey has been run for 100 years and not without the help of many great contributors.
Leo Atwell worked with BC Hockey for 14 years as secretary treasurer, and eventually president. Atwell was named an Honourary Life Member of BC Hockey, won the Diamond Stick Award in 1966, was awarded the Hockey Canada Order of Merit and wrote “A History of the British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association” in 1989.
Don Freer was the secretary manager, and later the Executive Director for BC Hockey (then called the BC Amateur Hockey Association), where he worked for 27 years from 1974 until 2000. Don Freer is also an Honourary Life Member with BC Hockey.
Ivan Temple served for three (3) years as president of the BC Amateur Hockey Association, and was also secretary manager for a number of years. Temple was awarded the Diamond Stick Award in 1974 and was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.
Cam Kerr has contributed to hockey in the province for over 40 years. He has conducted National Coach Certification courses and was a part of the BC High Performance Program during its early stages. Cam has won the Development - Coaching Award from BC Hockey.
Paul Carson is a Hockey Canada vice-president and was a hockey coach for the University of BC (UBC) Thunderbirds for several years. Paul Carson won a Development - Coaching Award from BC Hockey in 1991. Carson has been a leader in coaching development in Canada and co-wrote a series of children’s hockey books.
Leo Margolis is a doctor of parasitology, however he also had a large involvement in hockey. Margolis became the BC Amateur Hockey Associations youngest president in 1964, and has been awarded the Diamond Stick, as well as Honourary Life Membership. Margolis has scholarships named after him from both the hockey and science worlds.
Brad Pascall has worked as the vice president of Hockey Canada and now works as an assistant general manager with the Calgary Flames. Pascall worked for Hockey Canada for 18 years and was an integral part of the many successful Canadian National Teams.