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Search for new CHL President underway

David Branch addresses the crowd at the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup. (Photo by Rob Wallator / CHL Images)

Officials with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) announced this week they have started searching for new president.

David Branch, who had served in that role for 23 years, will remain as commissioner of the OHL.

It’s expect the league’s first full-time president will begin their role prior to the start of next season and will report to Branch, as well as the commissioners of the WHL and QMJHL.

“The CHL, our member leagues and clubs are committed to the best interest of our players both on and off the ice, contributing to the communities in which we play and creating a great experience for our fans,” said David Branch, CHL President and OHL Commissioner.

“The time has come for the CHL to have a full-time president who will focus on continuing to grow and expand our programs.”

The CHL’s three Commissioners and Board of Directors developed and approved a plan to enhance this continuing evolution including hiring the CHL’s first full-time president. The President will report to the commissioners of the three member leagues.

“Gilles Courteau, Ron Robison and I look forward to working with the new president and continuing to grow the game and the experience for our key stakeholders: our players,” said Branch.

The OHL says the search for a new president is being conducted by an outside firm.

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