Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) Chairman of the Board Rick Shultz announced today that the SJHL Board of Governors have agreed to a new three-year contract extension along with a 2 year option with SJHL President Bill Chow. Chow is currently completing his 5th season as the SJHL President.
“The SJHL Governors voted to extend Bill’s contract,” commented SJHL Chairman of the Board Rick Shultz. “We are pleased with the job Bill has done in the past 5 years. It is in the best interest of the League to secure him to another term.”
Under Chow’s leadership, the SJHL has accomplished economic growth that has not been attained in the past. The SJHL, with 12 franchises throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba have made strides in supplying players to the NCAA and with Chow’s leadership relationships with the NCAA will continue to grow.
The SJHL has always had a relationship with the WHL with the Saskatchewan Development Model and SHA and those relationships will continue to be strong. The SJHL continues to see its players upon graduation play in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) hockey programs as well.
The SJHL franchises under Chow’s guidance have taken a long look at the economic impact that the SJHL has on its communities and in the Province, collectively which is almost $12,000,000.00 a year. Chow has been able to expand the financial opportunities for the SJHL franchises as costs have continued to go higher, Chow will continue to pursue opportunities that will hopefully benefit the SJHL teams economically.
“It is a privilege to be the President of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. This is the only career in Saskatchewan that is titled as President of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, I take a lot of pride in doing this job, I have been and will be committed in taking the SJHL to new heights. It is a privilege in having been entrusted by the Board of Governors to continue to serve as the SJHL President,” stated Bill Chow.