PAGE 04 MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER As we look ahead to the 2016-2017 season with enthusiasm it is also a time to look back and reflect on another successful campaign. An important step was taken at the 2015 BC Hockey Annual General Meeting with the adoption of the new BC Hockey Governance Structure. While we had to work through a few new items we made it through the first full season and are moving forward positively into year two 2. BC Hockey players continued to excel on the provincial national and international stages over this past season. The West Kelowna Warriors won the Fred Page Cup emblematic of the BC Hockey League BCHL Championship and then went on to capture their first RBC Cup marking the thirteenth BCHL team to win the national Junior A championship. For the first time in franchise history the 100 Mile House Wranglers captured the 2016 Cyclone Taylor Cup and the 2016 Keystone Cup the Western Canadian Junior B Championship making it the sixth time in seven 7 years that a BC team has won the championship. The Female Midget League Northern Capitals went undefeated and won the prestigious Macs Midget AAA World Invitational Tournament. Burnaby Winter Club won the 2016 Western Canada Bantam Championship bringing the trophy back to BC for the fifth time in six 6 years. Twenty-six 26 BC players competed on Team Canada at various international events including World Junior A Challenge 7 IIHF World Championship 3 World U17 Hockey Challenge 8 World Junior Championship 3 Womens U18 World Championship 2 Four Nations Cup 1 and Nations Cup 2. BC Hockey worked with Hockey Canada to develop a Road to Worlds initiative to promote female hockey development in the days leading up to and in partnership with the Womens World Championship in Kamloops BC. The tour visited five 5 communities for six 6 events over eight 8 days impacting over 350 female athletes from all corners of the Branch. Kamloops was an outstanding host to the 2016 Womens World Championship in April welcoming the world and showcasing our great province. The event was an inspiration to young female athletes confirming our need to continue to improve and expand our grassroots female development programming. It is due to the hard work and dedication of countless volunteers across BC and the Yukon that we are able to put smiles on the faces of our youth throughout the season and to share in the great accomplishment of providing the joy of hockey to our participants. Each season brings new challenges but by working together we can continue to meet them head on in our efforts to lead develop and promote positive lifelong hockey experiences.