National Collegiate Hockey Conference Seeks First Commisioner

National search initiated for first Commissioner of National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC)
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Aug. 31, 2011 - PRLog -- Colorado Springs, CO, August 31, 2011 – The National Collegiate Hockey Conference has begun a national search for its first Commissioner.

The Conference, which will begin its inaugural season in 2013-14, has six founding members: Colorado College, University of Denver, Miami University, 2011 NCAA champion University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Nebraska Omaha and University of North Dakota.  The Conference recently announced its headquarters will be in Colorado Springs.

The search for a Commissioner is being spearheaded by the Conference’s consultants, The Goldwater Group, of Bethesda, MD, and Stafford Sports, of Medford, NJ.

“We are looking for an outstanding executive who has the experience, leadership qualities and enthusiasm to work with the participating schools and help make the National Collegiate Hockey Conference the premier league in all of college hockey,” said Colorado College Athletic Director Ken Ralph, a member of the search committee. The other members of the search committee are University of Denver Senior Associate Athletic Director Ron Grahame and Carl Hirsh, the managing partner of Stafford Sports. According to the search committee, persons interested in applying for the position should send their information to

The Conference hopes to hire a Commissioner before the end of the year.

In addition to coordinating the selection of a Commissioner, The Goldwater Group and Stafford Sports are working on several other Conference initiatives, including the research and assessment process of prospective, additional members with no specific, pre-determined limit on the final number of institutions; investigating the best-possible media platforms, including a broadcasting package, to be in place before the Conference’s inaugural season; and identifying viable venues for a post-season championship tournament.
Source:National Collegiate Hockey Conference
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