Student Life

NHL Draft

Students and members are invited to BHI’s annual trip to the NHL Entry Draft. Attendees have the unique opportunity to network with and hear from industry executives in an intimate environment in BHI’s suite while the Draft takes place. Most recently during the 2019 Draft, students were fortunate enough to interact with Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager, Julien BriseBois, Winnipeg Jets Executive Chairman and honorary CHP, Mark Chipman, and Sportsnet insider and broadcaster, Elliotte Friedman, amongst others.

Primetime Sport Management Conference and Tradeshow

All BHI students are invited to attend the Annual PrimeTime Sport Management Conference and Tradeshow, the largest sports management conference in Canada and one of the largest in North America. As a sponsor, BHI hosts the conference’s welcome reception, during which it recognizes an industry executive for his/her outstanding contributions to the business of hockey through the awarding of the honorary Certified Hockey Professional (“CHP”) designation.

HCKY 646: Applied Franchise Management

The capstone course for students enrolled in the MBA in Hockey Management or Certified Hockey Professional education program is HCKY 646: Applied Franchise Management. In this course, students are afforded the opportunity to consult directly for a Major Junior or USHL hockey franchise and present the franchise with a business improvement plan. Students typically visit the franchise and are given access to the inner workings of how it is run, before providing their own recommendations for the franchise’s business operations. In previous years, participating franchises have include the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League.