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Virtual AGM

2020 Fall Virtual Meeting

SIHR is planning a virtual fall meeting using Zoom on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

More details will be made available as the date approaches. Bill Sproule is helping coordinate the meeting and if you are interested in making a presentation (15-20 minutes) and sharing your work, please contact Bill ( with a presentation title or topic by September 30th.

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SIHR Authors Take Note!

New Association with HF Boards Announced

SIHR member authors now have the opportunity to promote their books one of the foremost hockey related discussion forums on the internet — HF Boards — via the new "SIHR Book Feature".


2020 Fall Meeting

Hershey, PA

In response to travel restrictions and ongoing health risks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the executive committee has decided to cancel the 2020 fall meeting which was to take place in Hershey, PA, in October.

Arrangements are being made to conduct an online video meeting with research presentations. More information will be made available on this website and our Facebook page in the coming months.

Annual Fall Meeting in Hershey, PA, Cancelled

Guest Speaker Series

Visit the Society's YouTube page to view recordings of past meeting guests and presenters such as Dave Burrows, Gilles Gratton, Red Kelly and many more.

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2019 Ernie Fitzsimmons Award Recipient Benny Ercolani


SIHR is proud to announce the creation of the Ernie Fitzsimmons Award for excellence in the field of hockey statistical/research publication. NHL statistician Benny Ercolani was announced as the inaugural winner on October 19, 2019.

Learn more about each of the awards presented annually by the Society here.

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