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2010 World Hockey Summit

World Hockey Summit looks to improve the game

Monday, 08.23.2010 / 9:39 AM / 2010 World Hockey Summit

Shawn P. Roarke - Senior Managing Editor

"The goals of the Molson Canadian World Hockey Summit are to provide an inclusive forum to table the most pressing questions surrounding our game and work together to find implementable solutions." -- Hockey Canada President Bob Nicholson

TORONTO -- Last week, the National Hockey League gathered here -- in one of hockey's capital cities -- to undergo an examination of its game in the form of the 2010 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp fueled by G Series. It turned out to be an enlightening two-day exercise for the League's movers and shakers.

Now, it is the global game's turn to put itself under the microscope.

Starting Monday, many of the sport's luminaries and power brokers will convene in Toronto for four days of introspection and dialogue about ways to improve the sport at virtually every level during the Molson Canadian World Hockey Summit.


Fans equal to hockey's elite at World Summit

Wednesday, 08.18.2010 / 12:35 PM / 2010 World Hockey Summit

"We're looking for input from all levels of hockey -- from governing bodies, leagues and players to parents, coaches and fans. If you have a strong opinion or ideas to help improve the game, we want you at the World Hockey Summit."
-- Bob Nicholson, Pres. of Hockey Canada

Fans who want to speak directly to the world leaders in hockey will have the chance -- for real, up close and personal -- next week at the Molson Canadian World Hockey Summit from Aug. 23 to 26 in Toronto.

Each session at the four-day event will feature a fully interactive session in which attending fans can ask questions and make suggestions to top administrators, coaches and players.

A sampling of the who's who that will be in attendance: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly; IIHF President Rene Fasel; Hockey Canada chief operating officer Scott Smith; NHL GMs Brian Burke, Ken Holland and Darcy Regier; NHL players Daniel Alfredsson and Jamie Langenbrunner; and Team Canada women's gold-medal coach Mel Davidson and captain Hayley Wickenheiser.

Interactive sessions highlight World Hockey Summit

Thursday, 07.29.2010 / 12:00 PM / 2010 World Hockey Summit

The Molson Canadian World Hockey Summit, to be held in Toronto from Aug. 23-26, will be highlighted by seven sessions that will help highlight the summit's theme: Global Teamwork Promoting the Growth of the Game.

Each session will be fully interactive and feature guest speakers and panelists from across the hockey world.

The Player Skill Development session will include discussions on long-term player development strategies, a review of current youth development programming best practices, addressing the developmental shortcomings in youth hockey, and current trends and issues concerning player safety. The discussion will be led by Dr. Steve Norris, Director of Sport Physiology and Strategic Planning at the Canadian Sport Centre for 2002, 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics, and Dr. Mark Aubry, IIHF and Hockey Canada Chief Medical Officer. Panelists include Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette; Columbus Blue Jackets assistant coach Bob Boughner and Brendan Shanahan, NHL vice president of hockey and business development.


Bettman, Daly, Shanahan, Burke, Regier, Yzerman to attend Molson Canadian World Hockey Summit

Friday, 07.02.2010 / 9:25 AM / 2010 World Hockey Summit

TORONTO -- Commissioner Gary Bettman, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, VP Hockey and Business Development Brendan Shanahan and three current general managers -- Toronto's Brian Burke, Tampa Bay's Steve Yzerman and Buffalo's Darcy Regier -- will represent the NHL when the top thinkers and decision-makers in the hockey world come together to discuss the game at all its levels Aug. 23-26 in Toronto for the Molson Canadian World Hockey Summit.

The Summit's Steering Committee has announced the first group of executives and current and former players who will play instrumental roles at the first international hockey summit in 14 years. The initial list of confirmed speakers, presenters and panelists includes 26 men and women who were listed among The Hockey News' most recent edition of "One Hundred People of Power and Influence."
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