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BC Hockey Announces Female Hockey Roles
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

BC Hockey has announced the Female Hockey Coordinator, Female Hockey Association Liaison, and Female Zone Leads for the 2019 – 2020 season.

Jennifer Loewen (Williams Lake, BC) will assume the position of Female Hockey Coordinator. This new position will be a combination of the previous Female Hockey Programming Coordinator and Female Hockey Development Coordinator roles. In this role, she will:

  • Organize delivery of the Female Hockey Model
  • Assist with conducting seminars and meetings on female hockey programming
  • Assist with executing programming alongside Female Zone Leads
  • Work with Female Zone Leads and District Associations to create annual female hockey goals for each Zone and report to the BC Hockey CEO

Cindy Secord (Surrey, BC) will take on the newly created position of Female Hockey Association Liaison, where she will:

  • Advise the Female Hockey Coordinator on the operation, strategic planning, and delivery model within existing Female Hockey Associations (FHAs)
  • Liaise with existing FHAs and Leagues, as well as prospective FHAs in all areas of BC and Yukon
  • Develop best practices for existing and prospective FHAs

Finally, five (5) Female Zone Leads have been named:





Michael Conci

Trail, BC

Lower Mainland

Chris Burns

Delta, BC


Val Kloska

Salmon Arm, BC


Theresa Philips

Vanderhoof, BC

Vancouver Island

Laurie Wishart


These Female Zone Leads will work with District and Minor Hockey Associations in their Zones to deliver female hockey programming, including:

  • Organizing delivery of the Female Hockey Model within their Zone
  • Assisting with facilitating meetings on female programming in their Zone
  • Creating annual goals and targets for female hockey in their Zone (in conjunction with the Female Hockey Coordinator)

Organization Chart


“This is a significant step forward in our efforts to enhance our female hockey programming”, says Barry Petrachenko, Chief Executive Officer of BC Hockey.  “This is an exceptional group of volunteers who are eager to do what it takes to support and grow female teams and Associations across BC Hockey.”

The Female Hockey Model will be a key topic at the upcoming 2019 BC Hockey Annual Congress that will be held June 7 – 8, 2019 at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre in Sun Peaks, BC.  The Congress will include dynamic workshops to help grow hockey in BC and the Yukon. All MHAs are encouraged to have a representative attend this female workshop as we will be planning and training for the 2019-2020 season.

Annual Congress Info

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