Calgary, AB (February 9, 2016) – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Tuesday that Kirk Lamb will be stepping down as the organization’s president and chairman. Lamb, a lawyer and a former junior, college and professional hockey player, has been at the head of the CJHL since 2010, overseeing all elements of the organization. Prior to his time with the CJHL, Lamb served in various executive positions with the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) since 2002. He is an alumnus of the CJHL (AJHL) and he also played in the CHL (WHL), NCAA Division I (ECAC) and ECHL, and is a graduate of Princeton University.
“I certainly have mixed emotions in making this difficult decision as it marks an end to a part of my life that has been both personally and professionally very rewarding. However, after 14 years in Junior A hockey, now is the right time for me to explore new opportunities to contribute and be involved in this great game,” said Lamb. “I want to thank the 10 member leagues, the CJHL Board of Directors, and CJHL staff Rick Morocco and Charla Flett for their continued support over the past number of years. I have been very fortunate to have met so many extraordinary people over 14 years and I am proud to count many of them as friends. Finally, I want to thank my family for their commitment and understanding throughout this entire journey.”
“While Kirk’s resignation caught us all by surprise he will continue to work with the CJHL Board in order to ensure that there is a smooth transition towards new leadership,” said BCHL Commissioner John Grisdale. “We were very fortunate to have Kirk’s foresight and guidance over the last 14 years. He will be very hard to replace, however, his friendship will last a lifetime. We wish Kirk and his family all the best moving forward.”
Lamb and his wife Kara have three daughters, Lucy, Maggie and Molly, and live in Calgary, Alberta.
The CJHL Board of Directors and Lamb will work closely together over the coming months to establish a process and timeline for the transition to new leadership.