Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Allan Matthews was the president of the BC Amateur Hockey Association (now BC Hockey) for three (3) years from 1991 to 1994.
Matthews has been heavily involved in hockey, both in British Columbia, and beyond. He has been Chair of the Board for Hockey Canada and has also served as an education consultant for World Junior teams. Allan has even worked with the International Ice Hockey Federation, as Hockey Canada’s delegate, as a member of the insurance committee, and on the in-line hockey committee.
He was a member of the management team for the 1979 Canada Winter Games Team BC that won gold.
Matthews has been elected an Honourary Life Member of both his home Association of Williams Lake, as well as BC Hockey. He has also won a number of other awards, including the Fred Heslop Minor Hockey Award in 1995, the Life Member’s Award in 2016, and the prestigious Diamond Stick in 2015.
Allan Matthews was inducted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008.