Edward "Ed" Chynoweth

Edward "Ed" Chynoweth

Ed Chynoweth, born in Dodsland and raised in Coleville, broke into the executive ranks in Saskatoon. He became the first full-time president of both the Western Canada Hockey League (now known as the Western Hockey League) in 1972 and the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League (now known as the Canadian Hockey League) in 1976.

Chynoweth held the position in both the WHL and CHL until he was awarded a WHL expansion franchise in 1995.

He was instrumental in the establishment of the Educational Scholarship Program in the Western Hockey League. Because of Chynoweth's efforts, more scholarships are awarded each year in the WHL than any other league in North America.

After years of presenting the Memorial Cup, Chynoweth would become a champion as owner of the Kootenay Ice in 2002.

Chynoweth played a key role in the formation of Canada's successful National Junior Team program. In 2007, the Western Hockey League Championship Trophy was renamed in his honour.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a Builder in 2008.

Chynoweth was also inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2000, the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 2008, the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009, and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

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