Photo Phil Iddon presenting Anita Palmer the George Majic Spiritous Award
Former Rider President Phil Iddon was named as BC Hockey's Junior Coordinator last week. Phil was the Rider's President in the lean times when they were Jr "A" in the America West and North America leagues. The financial burden nearly broke the Riders but between Phil and Treasurer Anita Palmer they kept the Riders afloat. Three years ago Phil moved over to the VP job with the KIJHL. Announcement below.
Iddon Named BC Hockey Junior Coordinator
Friday, September 09, 2016
BC Hockey announced Friday, September 9, 2016 that Phil Iddon (Fernie, BC) has been named BC Hockey Junior Coordinator for the 2016 – 2017 season.
Iddon has been involved in Junior hockey in the Kootenays for over 15 years, serving in various roles. Dating back to the late 1990’s, he volunteered with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) Fernie Ghostriders as trainer and manager. In 2000, Iddon became president of the hockey club, a role he held for 13 seasons, hosting the Cyclone Taylor Cup in 2011. Most recently, he was vice president of the KIJHL Eddie Mountain Division. Outside of the arena, Iddon owns and manages a successful auto parts company in Fernie.
“Phil is an outstanding addition to BC Hockey and will have a positive effect on our Junior Program,” commented BC Hockey Chief Executive Officer Barry Petrachenko. “He brings experience from all facets of Junior hockey, and a passion for improving by bringing people together around common goals - that can only mean even better things for a program that we are already extremely proud of.”
Iddon will work with the Junior Committee and Junior A and B leagues in the operation and development of the Junior programs.
Junior hockey in BC and the Yukon falls under the jurisdiction of two (2) divisions: Junior A and Junior B. The Junior A league in BC is better known as the BC Hockey League (BCHL). Junior B is divided into three (3) leagues: the KIJHL, the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) and the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL).