704, 2018

Our Deepest Sympathies and Condolences

April 7th, 2018|0 Comments

We are deeply saddened over last night's devastating tragedy. Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the players, families, coaches, the Humboldt Broncos organization, and all those affected.

2603, 2018

BHI Welcomes First Female Student: Cari Duggan

March 26th, 2018|2 Comments

BHI is proud to welcome Cari Duggan as our first female student in the Certified Hockey Professional (“CHP”) program. Cari Duggan is a woman of many; she is a leader and a trailblazer in sport business, an accomplished scholar, and an entrepreneur. Cari completed her undergraduate degree and master’s degree at Saint Mary’s University. She earned a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters of Business Administration, being one of five student managers, and graduating as the Ceremonial Hooding Candidate in 2000. Cari differentiates herself by holding a multitude of designations and certificates including a Project Management (PMP) designation, a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation, and a Certificate in Labour Relations from Queens University. Having a diverse and extensive background in education has assisted Cari in making an impact in the hockey industry. With over 17 years of management experience, Cari leads by example by constantly improving her skill set and broadening her education. Her previous work experience includes holding a senior management position for Bell Aliant for 15 years, and being awarded the CEO Honour Roll Award. More recently in 2015, Cari was one of three management negotiators in Canada with Canadian Blood Services – holding responsibility for [...]

1503, 2018

Hockey MBA Webinar: April 24

March 15th, 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 April 24 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.

2702, 2018

Hockey MBA Webinar: March 27

February 27th, 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 March 27 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.

2102, 2018

Robb Hunter Accepts Role as Director of Business Operations with Bonnyville Pontiacs

February 21st, 2018|2 Comments

Earlier this month, the Bonnyville Junior ‘A’ Pontiacs announced the hiring of Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) candidate, Robb Hunter, as Director of Business Operations; precisely the kind of stepping stone opportunity that Hunter had in mind when he made the decision to pursue the Hockey MBA and CHP designation. Prior to accepting his new role with the Pontiacs, Hunter was a nationally renowned play-by-play announcer, with experience calling games for Hockey Canada at the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships in Alberta; being the “Voice of the Pontiacs” for over twelve years in Bonnyville; broadcasting the 2009 Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) All Star Game in 2009; and hosting the “AJHL This Week” radio segment on the AJHL’s website from 2009-2017. Hunter’s hockey-related experience also transcends the broadcasting realm, as he spearheaded the 2016 World Junior “A” Challenge in Bonnyville, and has volunteered his time to a number of hockey- specific community initiatives including involvement with KidSport, Bonnyville as a Board Member. While he has a deep-routed passion for calling hockey games, Hunter was confident that pursuing the Hockey MBA would open doors to a full-time, management opportunity within the business and allow him to transition out of his other employment [...]

1402, 2018

Meet Our Professors: Dr. Rodney Paul

February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Dr. Paul is a sports economist and professor of Sport Management in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University. He earned his PhD in Applied Economics from Clemson University in 2000, and has considerable experience in sports consulting and research. Dr. Paul’s areas of specialization include the economics and finance of sports, with specific research in attendance modeling; modeling of sports television ratings; market efficiency and sports wagering markets; and the impact of violence in sports. Some of his most notable work has appeared on Buffalo Sabres Gamenight and Forbes.com, and through interviews on National Public Radio. Dr. Paul has also presented at both national and international conferences, and has research published in The Journal of Sports Economics, International Journal of Sport Finance, Applied Economics, Atlantic Economic Journal, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and beyond. Dr. Paul’s consulting experience includes working with NFL teams, Minor League Baseball, and the NHL/AHL – specifically, he has worked with the NHL/AHL on the “Road to the West: A Feasibility Study on the Creation of an AHL Western Division”. This study involved a comprehensive assessment of whether the creation of an AHL Western Division would be sustainable. [...]

102, 2018

HCKY 645: Hockey Operations

February 1st, 2018|0 Comments

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 in behavioral psychology) for scouting talent, negotiating player and coach contracts, and trading players effectively are discussed. The course addresses the impact of free agency, collective bargaining agreements, and salary caps on attaining and maintaining top player talent/personnel and the implications of all of these things on team performance. The role of analytics to improve player and coach performance is explored. Students are exposed to pertinent legal developments as well as negotiation strategies. Throughout the course, connections are made between hockey operations and the franchise’s marketing and business strategies so that senior executives and ownership is equipped to keep hockey ops staff and senior management accountable more effectively and in a more timely manner than has traditionally been the case. Individuals looking to take HCKY 645 as Visiting Students are required to submit a resume and brief essay explaining their interest in the course. Visiting [...]

3001, 2018

HCKY 641: The Business of Hockey

January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Registration is now open for HCKY 641: The Business of Hockey. Visiting students are welcome. This course explores the trends and forces that are defining and influencing the business of hockey. It also explores the forces that determine success off the ice with particular focus on franchises' competitive advantage both within the league and within local markets. The underlying assumption is that hockey franchises businesses and must be managed as businesses. Individuals with general interest in careers in the business of hockey may be interested in registering for HCKY 641. Topics covered in the course include trends shaping the business of hockey at the franchise, league, and international levels; revenue sources and expenses of hockey franchises and the forces that impact them; trade-offs required between team success and franchise profitability; and forces driving league expansion and team relocation. Individuals looking to take HCKY 641 as Visiting Students are required to submit a resume and brief essay explaining their interest in the course. Visiting students may send registration requests to info@businessofhockeyinstitute.com. The registration deadline is April 25, 2018.