The Canadian International Hockey League has named Huntsville, Ont. resident Brent Cooper as its director of internal communications and executive branch secretary.
Cooper, who is a native of Little Current, Ont., has been involved with junior hockey for more than 20 years.
Starting as the director of marketing for the Elliot Lake Vikings in the 1994-1995 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season, Cooper also served on the NOJHL’s board of directors (1996 to 1998) and spent part of the 2000 campaign as assistant general manager of the erstwhile Blind River Barons.
Cooper also served as a scout during the 2006-2007 NOJHL campaign for the old Manitoulin Islanders of the NOJHL.
Cooper also worked within the Greater Metro Jr. Hockey League, first serving as the communications director for the Espanola Kings from 2007 to 2009 and as the director of northern operations for the Toronto Canada Moose from 2009 to 2012.
Since 2012, Cooper has been the director of scouting for the Central Ontario region for the North Bay Trappers and Espanola Rivermen of the NOJHL.
“I am very pleased to be part of the CIHL as it moves forward,” said Cooper. “It will allow more opportunities for communities to embrace junior hockey that might otherwise not have the chance under the auspices of other governing bodies. This changes the landscape in a positive way and can only help to assist players, officials, scouts and communities grow our national game.”