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

Wayne Geen
President
Wayne Geen

Whitby, Ontario

Bill Sproule
Vice-President
Bill Sproule

Houghton, Michigan

Aubrey Ferguson
Secretary
Aubrey Ferguson

Oakville, Ontario

Iain Fyffe
Treasurer
Iain Fyffe

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Executive
President Wayne Geen Oshawa, Ontario
Vice-President Bill Sproule Houghton, Michigan
Secretary Aubrey Ferguson Oakville, Ontario
Treasurer Iain Fyffe Fredericton, New Brunswick
Regional Vice-Presidents and Directors
Vice President Atlantic Rhéal Robichaud Dieppe, New Brunswick
Vice President Quebec Benoît Clairoux Verdun, Quebec
Vice President Ontario Waxy Gregoire Penetanguishine, Ontario
Vice President Canada West Helen Edwards Victoria, British Columbia
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