About the SIHR

The Society was founded in 1991 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, by a group of seventeen men attending the Canadian Association of Sports Heritage meeting. Click here to learn more.

Objects of the Society
  • To promote, develop and encourage the study of the game of ice hockey as a significant international athletic and popular social institution.
  • To establish an accurate historical account of hockey through the years.
  • To assist in the dissemination of the findings and studies derived from research.
  • To acknowledge and assist in safeguarding the intellectual property of members.

The SIHR is a non-profit corporation which is overseen by an elected board of directors and its activities are entirely operated by members who volunteer their time. Through membership dues, donations and grants, the group hosts events, organizes special projects, produces a quarterly newsletter, an annual research journal and maintains this web site.

The Society is governed by a constitution, which was adopted at Montreal on May 22, 1993, and amended on May 28, 2016, in Kingston, Ontario. Click here to view the constitution.

Board of Directors

Jean-Patrice Martel
Jean-Patrice Martel

Chamby, Québec

Bill Sproule
Bill Sproule

Houghton, Michigan

Wayne Geen
Wayne Geen

Whitby, Ontario

Iain Fyffe
Iain Fyffe

Fredericton, New Brunswick

President Jean-Patrice Martel Chambly, Quebec
Vice-President (Interim) Bill Sproule Houghton, Michigan
Secretary (Interim) Wayne Geen Whitby, Ontario
Treasurer Iain Fyffe Fredericton, New Brunswick
Regional Vice-Presidents and Directors
Vice President Atlantic Ron Leger Moncton, New Brunswick
Vice President Quebec Benoît Clairoux Verdun, Quebec
Vice President Ontario Waxy Gregoire Penetanguishine, Ontario
Vice President Canada West R.J. Pratt Calgary, Alberta
Vice President USA East Ed Norris Lancaster, Massachusetts
Vice President USA West Jayson Hron Colorado Springs, Colorado
Director-at-large Canada Kevin Slater Oakville, Ontario
Director-at-large International Martin Harris London, England
Honorary Presidents
Brian McFarlane   Toronto, Ontario
Bill Fitsell   Kingston, Ontario
Ed Grenda   Kingston, Ontario

View a timeline of past board members