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SJHL announces its new commissioner

Kyle McIntyre, who once played in the league with Swift Current and Yorkton, will replace Bill Chow.
Kyle McIntyre SJHL commissioner
New SJHL commissioner Kyle McIntyre

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League has announced Kyle McIntyre as its next commissioner.

”Kyle McIntyre embodies everything that we were looking for in a commissioner and in a league. Passion, hard work, reliability and desire to push our game to the next level. With a proven track record in his previous positions, we feel Mr. McIntyre was the best fit to implement our vision as a league. We look forward to working with Kyle with the aim to push our league to a new level under his leadership,” said SJHL board of governors chairman Kyle Adamson.

Adamson also added: “We are grateful to have the leadership of Mr. Bill Chow for the next month to help with the transition and are pleased we have an opportunity to celebrate his previous 11 years as commissioner. A big thank you to everyone involved in this process, and to all the candidates who showed their passion for the SJHL.”

“I look forward to collaborating with our 12 teams and their many volunteers, coaches and players to make the SJHL Canada’s premier junior hockey league,” said McIntyre. “Saskatchewan has a very strong minor hockey community and our AAA midget league is among the best in Canada. The continued growth and development of Saskatchewan players will be paramount.

“In collaboration with governors and coaches, I am eager to continue to have our league known for its exceptional player development and its commitment to its players, its people and to its communities.”

McIntyre, a Saskatoon product, played under-18 hockey with his hometown Contacts and Blazers before playing four seasons in the SJHL with the both Swift Current and Yorkton. He also served recently on the board of directors for the Western Hockey League’s Swift Current Broncos and Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association, and was heavily involved in both minor hockey and minor baseball in Swift Current.

McIntyre holds a master of educational administration and a bachelor of education from the University of Saskatchewan, and recently retired after a 30-year career in education including the past 20 years in a senior leadership position.

He will assume the role on June 1.

Chow announced earlier this year he would be retiring. He has been the commissioner since 2011.