Engen acclaimed as chair of Hockey Alberta board

Terry Engen of Eckville was acclaimed as chair of the board and Rob Litwinski of Red Deer was named executive director during the Hockey Alberta annual general meeting in Red Deer during the weekend.

Terry Engen of Eckville was acclaimed as chair of the board and Rob Litwinski of Red Deer was named executive director during the Hockey Alberta annual general meeting in Red Deer during the weekend.

On Saturday, the Hockey Alberta Foundation hosted the Hockey Alberta awards gala. Over 450 people attended and over $20,000 was generated supporting the Hockey Alberta Foundation.

Among the award winners was Red Deer on-ice official CJ Senkow of the North Central zone.

The general meeting was attended by over 250 delegates from across the province and featured a body checking forum on Friday and Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame inductions.

The 2013 Hall of Fame inductees included Rick Polutnik of Red Deer, the founding member of Hockey Canada’s mentorship program and current IIHF ambassador and coach mentor, and former referee-in-chief and referee council member John (Jake) Jacobs of Stettler.

Also inducted were the 1980-81 SAIT Trojans men’s team, long-time Calgary Canucks coach Don Phelps and the 1947-48 Edmonton Flyers senior men’s team.

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