#31 - Tom Renney - CEO of Hockey Canada

We were very excited and privileged to have Tom Renney, CEO of Hockey Canada join us on the Top Cheddar podcast.

Stories from his coaching days in the WHL, the Olympics and the NHL filled the podcast along with some great insight about growing the game of hockey in Canada, growing female hockey and more.

Join us for a great listen!

Tom Renney began his professional coaching career with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League in 1990.  His second season with the Blazers, the team won the 1992 Memorial Cup.

Renney joined the Canadian National Team after the Memorial Cup win, and coached in the 1994 Olympics, where they won the silver medal.  The next step was on to the National Hockey League, first with the Vancouver Canucks from 1996-98.

Renney also coached with the New York Rangers (2003-09), Edmonton Oilers (2009-12) and Detroit Red Wings (2012-14).  Before coaching with the Rangers, Renney was involved on the player development side.  He was the Director of Player Personnel, and eventually promoted to Vice President of Player Development for the Rangers.

After coaching, Renney became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hockey Canada in 2014, in 2017 he stepped down as president, but continued to be CEO.

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Top Cheddar is hosted by Cam Moon (Mooner) & Rob LeLacheur (Lolly) who chat with those who have excelled in hockey and the world of business. The entertainment is plenty as we get to hear some terrific hockey stories from all of the different hockey leagues and some Stanley Cup tales for good measure.

In addition to the great hockey stories, we chat about the career(s) they've enjoyed since leaving the ice and we get to learn how hockey has helped them through their time in business and entrepreneurship.

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