908, 2018

CHP Webinar: September 13

August 9th, 2018|0 Comments

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 can still ask questions via text. Advance registration is required so, if you’d like to participate, click here. If this date and time won’t work for you, stay tuned for future webinars.

2407, 2018

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

July 24th, 2018|0 Comments

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 Hockey League franchise, Swift Current Broncos. Prior to accepting his new role with the Broncos, Nathan earned his CA designation in 2011 and accumulated ten years of experience in public accounting and assurance with two national accounting firms. Most recently, Nathan served as a Manager at Crowe MacKay LLP, where he led various audit and review engagements, while managing numerous other annual engagements including being the business development and recruitment lead for the firm’s Calgary office. During the CHP program, Nathan learned from professors with extensive research experience at the CHL level, had the invaluable opportunity of working directly with a CHL franchises as part of the BHI curriculum, and networked with various hockey executives at three NHL drafts. Nathan feels that the CHP program played an integral role in providing him with the skillset needed to obtain and excel in his new role: “The [...]

2307, 2018

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

July 23rd, 2018|1 Comment

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 of hockey was going to be part of his life forever. Fast forward to 2018 and Keith has dedicated countless hours to expanding the game of hockey in Asia as an official, tournament organizer, senior advisor to South China’s first ever ice hockey league, and an equipment retailer. As the Director of Asiasports Ltd., Keith was responsible for organizing the largest ice hockey tournament in Asia, the World Hockey 5’s, which welcomed hockey legend, Gordie Howe, as an attendee in 1999.  He also assisted with the organization of the first hockey tournaments and exhibitions in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia. Today, all four of these countries are members of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Keith has also represented Hong Kong as a Game Official in several IIHF’s events such as the Asian Winter Games and the Challenge Cup of Asia; acted as a senior [...]

2906, 2018

Meet our Professors: Mark Francis

June 29th, 2018|0 Comments

As BHI’s professor for HCKY 644: Game Day Management & Marketing, Mark Francis brings a wealth of academic and practical experience at all levels of sports and entertainment to BHI, with significant interest and expertise in fan/guest engagement technologies, large-scale event management, and marketing. An advocate for advanced education in sport, Mark holds an MBA and MA in Sports Administration, as well as a Diploma in University Teaching from the University of New Brunswick. Mark currently serves as Principal and Founder of MARK ONE Sports & Entertainment in Los Angeles where his clients are hi-lighted by Edwards Technologies International, Panasonic, BaAM Productions, California Center and most recently with sports technology company KiwiNet out of New Zealand. He also serves as a Lecturer in Sports Business at UCLA Anderson’s Center for Media, Entertainment, and Sports and has had the privilege of acting as the Lead Instructor for UCLA Extension’s Custom Programs in Sports & Entertainment Marketing in Shanghai, China in 2016.  Mark also served in a similar capacity for Jiaotong University’s MBA program of Shanghai in 2018. Prior to becoming a renowned sports consultant and professor, Mark had a successful coaching career in hockey. He won 2 CIS (Canada) National Silver [...]

2606, 2018

FEATURE: Certified Hockey Professional, Earl Jessiman, gets back in the game

June 26th, 2018|1 Comment

In the mid-1980s, Earl Jessiman’s hockey coaching career was on the rise – after playing varsity hockey for the University of Pennsylvania, he had coached his way up through the Canadian university system, into the AHL as the youngest coach in professional hockey at the time, and then the WHL. After one season in the WHL, he decided to leave the hockey world and pursue a career in the financial services industry. Now, after receiving the Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) designation, and with over 35 years of experience as a coach and manager to elite athletes, financial advisors, and high net worth clients, Earl is getting back into the game. Earl’s hockey career began in Canada, where he coached Dalhousie University and Western University, before becoming the Head Coach of Brandon University. He then made his mark in the AHL and the Western Hockey League (WHL), serving as the Head Coach/General Manager for the Fredericton Express and the Head Coach/Assistant General Manager for the Lethbridge Broncos. In 1986, Earl transitioned into the financial services industry, where he spent 31 years serving as both an investment advisor and branch manager with several national firms. He managed high net worth client financial [...]

2006, 2018

CHP Webinar: July 17, 2018

June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

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 July 17 at 10:00am MT (12:00pm ET). Everyone welcome. No special equipment required. If your device lacks a microphone, you can still ask questions via text. Advance registration is required so, if you’d like to participate, click here. If this date and time won’t work for you, stay tuned for future webinars.

1106, 2018

Graduation: BHI’s Inaugural Cohort Walks the Stage

June 11th, 2018|2 Comments

BHI is proud to announce the graduation of its inaugural cohort of students. Seven students were officially awarded their MBA in Hockey Management this weekend, while four students also received their Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) designation. Congratulations to the following individuals on walking the stage after years of dedication and commitment: Brett Barnes, MBA, CHP Brett Barnes works as an associate and player agent for RWG Sport Management, an agency that represents junior and professional hockey players. With RWG, Brett assists with the negotiations and execution of standard player contracts for players in National Hockey League (NHL), American Hockey League (AHL), and East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). In addition to his role with RWG, Brett is a Territory Account Manager with Nike Golf. His prior experience includes working as a Sales Manager for a hockey equipment manufacturer and as a referee for Hockey Canada. Brett receives his MBA in Hockey Management and the CHP designation. Doug Ferguson, MBA Doug has nearly two decades of experience implementing business and software solutions and currently works as an IT Project Manager with Royal Dutch Shell PMO. At Royal Dutch Shell, Doug is responsible for leading technical teams in installing and decommissioning IT operations [...]

3105, 2018

FEATURE: Dave Cowan Accepts Role as Manager of Player Development with O2K Worldwide Management Group

May 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Earlier this month, premier NHL player agency, O2K Worldwide Management Group (“O2K”), announced the hiring of Certified Hockey Professional (“CHP”) candidate, Dave Cowan, as Manager of Player Development. Cowan brings extensive experience in the game, both on and off the ice, to O2K. After a successful career as a hockey player, which included four years in the NCAA with Robert Morris University, stints in the AHL and ECHL, 2 professional tryouts with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and 5 NHL Camps, Cowan transitioned into the business side of the game, working with Bauer Hockey as an Elite Athlete Service Manager. In his 3 years with Bauer, Dave negotiated and executed merchandising contracts with NHL players and agents; serviced and managed accounts with NHL, CHL, and Team Canada teams; and planned and managed events at the NHL Combine and World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. In 2017, Dave enrolled in BHI’s CHP program in pursuit of further education that would expand his career opportunities within the sport. Now, a year after enrolling, Dave is joining a player agency that boasts clients such as TJ Oshie, Jared Spurgeon, Troy Stetcher, Derek Stepan, and Vincent Trocheck: Being part of the MBA/CHP program assisted me greatly [...]