Michael Brind’Amour steps down as Hockey Canada board chair

Hockey Canada said Saturday that Michael Brind’Amour is stepping down as chair of its board of directors, effective immediately.

The federation said in a statement that the board will meet in the coming days and appoint an interim chair with the next board election scheduled for the annual meeting in November.

His term as board chair was set to expire in November. Hockey Canada said it was informed of Brind’Amour’s decision Friday evening.

Brind’Amour issued the following statement upon his resignation:

“I have listened carefully and intently to the comments of Canadians about the culture of our sport and our organization, and about our actions and leadership. I understand that the actions we have taken in recent weeks are part of the solution.
My final term ends in November 2022, and I know that there is no need to wait for a new era. Immediate action is essential to address the important challenges facing our organization and our sport, which our Action Plan works to accomplish. I would not be able to see this renewal through and have therefore announced my resignation to the Board of Directors.

I am reassured that The Honorable Thomas Cromwell, CC, has agreed to lead a governance review of our organization that will help us make the changes that are needed. I am confident the recommendations will guide the organization into a future of desired change.

I wish the best of success to those who will succeed me.”

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