CHICAGO Jr BLACKHAWKS BRICK
Chicago Brick Evaluation Camp
Chicago, IL – December 26-28, 2017
ANNIE CAMINS – CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS LIAISON
Annie Camins is in her eighth season with the Chicago Blackhawks as Director of Youth Hockey.
Camins’ department contributes to the overall growth of youth hockey in Illinois by introducing MinorHawks Learn to Play programs, serving kids who otherwise wouldn’t have the means to play the sport. MORE…
RYAN TAYLOR Hockey Director eMail
Ryan is one of the most widely respected coaches in Illinois hockey who has spent the past four seasons with the CCM Selects. Ryan previously coached with the Chicago Mission and is currently the Falcons Central States Program Director. Ryan is originally from Burlington, Ontario, Canada, where he grew up playing for the Burlington City Reps AAA Hockey Organization from Squirts to Bantam Major. He then made the jump into the OPJHL Jr. A hockey league, playing for the Burlington Cougars for two seasons. MORE…
Jim Smith – USAH President
Jim Smith was named just the fifth president of USA Hockey on June 6, 2015. Smith has a long history in the sport, including nearly 45 years as a player, coach, referee and administrator. His first involvement with USA Hockey came in 1985 as a member of the Player Development Committee, where he as served for 30 years, including his last nine as chair (2006- 2015). During his involvement, Smith helped expand opportunities for boys, girls and sled players offered through USA Hockey’s summer player development camps, including MORE…
Former NHL Player, head coach and current ambassador for the Chicago Blackhawks
Denis Savard was drafted in the first round, 3rd overall, in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. Denis began his career during the 1980–81 NHL season in which he had three assists in his first game. He scored 75 points his rookie season. Denis was known for his trademark move, the ‘Savardian Spin-o-rama’, which entailed Savard whirling around with the puck in a full rotation. MORE…
KEVIN MANN – PRESIDENT 200×85 eMail
Kevin has been involved in hockey virtually all his life. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Kevin played his youth and junior hockey in Canada under former Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson and current AHL president Dave Andrews. Kevin then went on to attend the University of Maine on an athletic scholarship playing varsity hockey for legendary coach Shawn Walsh, including serving as captain his senior year, when he was also named Hockey East Academic Player of the Year. . MORE…
PETE HASSEN – CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS SENIOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MARKETING
Pete Hassen is in his 10th season with the Chicago Blackhawks and his third as Senior Executive Director of Marketing.
Hassen assists in all aspects of the team’s marketing, fan and brand development and player relations, and oversees the day-to-day operations of Chicago Blackhawks Charities. He conducts research and manages projects to push the Blackhawks brand into the mainstream and develop the team’s overall fan base. MORE…
Tony Rossi –IIHF
Tony Rossi was born on April 9, 1941 in Illinois, USA. He began his administrative career in hockey in the 1970s in Illinois when he started a local hockey club for kids. Rossi was elected to the USA Hockey Board of Directors in 1983, and was named a director of the Central District in 1989.
In 1995, Rossi was named USA Hockey Treasurer where he helped develop the USA Hockey Foundation to promote the growth of hockey in the U.S. Rossi was elected USA Hockey Vice-President in 2003 and most recently was elected to the IIHF Council in 2008. He was re-elected to the Council at the 2012 IIHF General Congress in Tokyo, Japan.