The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Friday June 16th that Kirk Lamb has stepped down as Chairman of the national organization composed of the 10 leagues and 132 team Jr. A teams across the country and pockets of the U.S.
Among his many duties during his tenure with the CJHL, Lamb was instrumental in the completion of the CJHL’s Partnership Agreement with Hockey Canada as well representing the CJHL on the National Hockey League’s Development Group.
Lamb first joined the CJHL back in January of 2011 as volunteer chairman before being appointed into a full-time role in October of 2012.
Along with his time with the CJHL, he has also practiced law for the past decade with the Calgary firm of Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP.
An Alberta native, Lamb played Jr. A in the AJHL and is an alumnus of the CJHL, CHL, and NCAA where he went on attend and graduate from Princeton University before moving onto a minor pro career and eventually law school.
As part of the transition, the CJHL has also announced that current president Brent Ladds will add the Chairman’s role to his duties, until further notice, as they work towards the commencement of the 2017-18 season.
“We at the CJHL certainly regret Kirk’s decision to step down, however we are extremely grateful for the dedication, leadership and vision he brought in his role,” stated Ladds.
“The entire CJHL would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Kirk for his time and extensive efforts he brought in fostering the growth of Jr. A hockey across the country and wish him nothing but continued success in all future endeavours,” added Ladds.