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Lane Moore named Red Deer Minor Hockey’s new general manager

A fresh start for the association
Red Deer Minor Hockey’s new GM Lane Moore, left, is joined by his son Cooper, middle, and wife Kathleen, on th right. (Photo submitted by Red Deer Minor Hockey)

Red Deer Minor Hockey has found their new general manager.

On Friday the Board of Directors announced Red Deer’s Lane Moore has accepted the role and will start in the new year.

Moore explained he’s been in athletics and education for nearly 30 years so when the opportunity came up he knew he had to apply.

“It seemed like a really good fit. I’m pretty passionate about my hockey and it still allowed me to be involved in the education of youth and development,” he said.

Moore comes to Red Deer Minor Hockey after serving as principal at Bentley School for the last 17 years.

In the game of hockey, he’s been involved in various aspects since 2002.

He helped coach the U17 AAA Red Deer North Star Chiefs the last two seasons and this year has helped co-manage the U18 AAA Optimist Chiefs since his youngest son Cooper is captain of the team.

Before that, Moore also served as president of Rimbey Minor Hockey for multiple seasons.

“I’m excited now to be involved across the board with all the teams,” he said. “Sports has been a big part of my life, degrees, and schooling. I try to help out with youth sports as much as possible.”

Moore said his first order of business will be to get a full understanding of the organization before anything else.

“I want to reach out and communicate with all the players and parents. Get feedback about what’s been going well and what needs a couple of tweaks,” he said.

“My big goal is to get in the building, talk to the coaches, and those people who have been involved. Then I’ll sit down with the board to try and determine what areas we could change.”

Moore, his wife Kathleen, and their three children call Red Deer home. Their oldest son Easton is currently playing post-secondary hockey in Massachusetts.

The position became available after former GM Dallas Gaume stepped down after over a decade in the position to join the NHL’s Florida Panthers as an amateur scout.

President of Red Deer Minor Hockey Al Sim said they had 55 applicants who were narrowed down to seven considered for the position.

“He has a long hockey background and an administrative background as a principal. He’s dealt with teachers, staff, and parents. We knew that would be a great characteristic that we were looking for to work with our 1,300 athletes and parents,” he said.

“He’ll be a great asset to our association.”

Ian Gustafson

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Ian began his journalism career as a reporter in Prince Albert, Sask. for the last three years, and was born and raised in Saskatchewan.
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