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Pontiacs’ Business Operations Flourishing Under Robb Hunter

In February, 2018, the Bonnyville Pontiacs announced the hiring of Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) candidate Robb Hunter as their Director of Business Operations. They have been reaping the rewards of this decision ever since. In his new position, Hunter has overseen off-ice operations for the Pontiacs, including their business and financial strategy. On top of [...]

July 24th, 2019|0 Comments

FEATURE: Patrick Garland, Certified Hockey Professional and Edmonton Oilers’ Hockey Engagement Program Director

Patrick Garland, one of four BHI graduates conferred the Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) designation in 2018, has been in the hockey industry since 2002. His initial success with Hockey Canada enabled a quick transition to the Edmonton Oilers, where he has been working for over 13 years. As the Coordinator of the Men’s National Team [...]

December 6th, 2018|0 Comments

BHI announces academic partnership with Chicago Blackhawks

The Business of Hockey Institute (BHI) and the Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to an academic partnership that will provide Blackhawks employees with unprecedented professional development opportunities through BHI’s Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) education program. BHI, a non-profit think tank dedicated to improving the business of hockey, was co-founded in 2015 by Brian Burke and Ritch [...]

October 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Mark Chipman to Receive Honorary CHP Designation

The Business of Hockey Institute (BHI) announced today that Mark Chipman, Executive Chairman and Governor of True North Sports + Entertainment and the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club, will be recognized for his outstanding contributions to the business of hockey through the awarding of the honorary Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) designation. Upon receiving notice that he [...]

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

HCKY 645: Hockey Operations

Registration is now open for HCKY 645: Hockey Operations. Visiting students are welcome. The course delves into the essentials for making hockey teams more competitive on the ice with a focus on the costs of being competitive both on and off the ice. Both traditional and new techniques and tools (i.e., information technologies and recent developments [...]

September 7th, 2018|0 Comments

HCKY 644: Game Day Management & Marketing

Registration is now open for HCKY 644: Game Day Management & Marketing. Visiting students are welcome. This course examines game day operations for franchises and the successful production of live hockey games. More so than in other sports, the majority of a hockey franchise's revenues are derived from home games and as a result, it is [...]

September 6th, 2018|0 Comments

FEATURE: Brett Barnes, Player Agent & Certified Hockey Professional

Brett Barnes, one of four BHI graduates that was recently conferred the Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) designation, has been intimately involved with hockey from an early age. He started playing when he was six, refereed from 12 through his 20s, and eventually went on to work as an equipment salesman.  More recently, Brett leveraged his [...]

August 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

CHP Webinar: September 13

Want to learn more about the Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) designation and the world’s first hockey-specific executive MBA program? If so, think about joining Manav Deol, Managing Director of the Business of Hockey Institute, for an hour long webinar on September 13 at 10:00am MT (12:00pm ET). Everyone welcome. No special equipment required. If your device lacks a microphone, you [...]

August 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Nathan MacDonald Accepts Role as Director of Business Operations with Swift Current Broncos

In 2015, Chartered Accountant (CA), Nathan MacDonald, decided to pursue BHI’s MBA in Hockey Management and the Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) designation in hopes of seeking out a senior management opportunity in the game. Now, within months after officially graduating from the program, Nathan has been hired as the Director of Business Operations for Western [...]

July 24th, 2018|0 Comments

FEATURE: Keith Fong, Certified Hockey Professional & Trailblazer in the Asian Hockey Market

For as long as Keith Fong can remember, hockey has been a big part of his life. His love for the game solidified at age seven when he attended his first live game. Watching ‘The Great One’, Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers, play against his home team, the Vancouver Canucks, he knew some form [...]

July 23rd, 2018|1 Comment