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HOCKEY NL NAMES NEWEST LIFETIME MEMBER

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Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador , presented the association’s newest Life Member during their Annual General Meeting last weekend. 

Murray Roberts, of Botwood, was elected Life Member by the provincial hockey association.  

Roberts began with the Botwood Area Minor Hockey Association in 1995 as the Initiation Director, moving to the association’s President’s position in 1996.   

After serving as President for a number of years for the Central Minor Hockey Association Executive, he then became the Public Relations Officer for the provincial association’s minor council  in 1999. 

 In 2000, Roberts was elected Vice President of Hockey NL, serving in that role until the end of the 2018-2019 hockey season.  

 He was instrumental in bringing in a provincial comprehensive screening process for all volunteers and led the charge in introducing the Safety Towards Others Program (STOP) in NL to protect players on the ice. 

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