Hamilton re-elected/New season starts Oct 2nd

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Kelowna Rockets President and General Manager Bruce Hamilton has been re-elected as Chairman of the WHL Board of Governors for a new two-year term the Western Hockey league announced on Wednesday as it concluded its Annual General Meeting via conference call.

"It's a privilege to have the role of the Chairman of the Board," said Hamilton. "It's an honour to be elected and supported by your 21 partners. This being my tenth term, it's been a role that I've really enjoyed all of the challenges this position presents daily.

"Granted, we're going through unprecedented times right now. I think that continuity is important and that we all work together as a league on everything we do with trying to get our business back on its feet; most importantly getting our players in a safe environment to play and for our fans to feel comfortable and safe to come and watch us once we get started again."

Hamilton has been the active Chairman of the WHL Board of Governors since 2008. He previously served as Chairman of the WHL Board of Governors from 1998 to 2004. Hamilton is the longest-serving Chairman in WHL history.

The league also announced they plan to start the 2020-2021 regular season, if health authorites permit, October 2nd.