“There may be not a single one who has performed extra for the worldwide development of girls’s hockey than Mel Davidson, and it’s a true privilege to welcome her to a brand new management position on the PHF,” Carey mentioned Wednesday in a press release.
“She has turn into legendary for her capability to create profitable applications on the Olympic and nationwide team degree, however her dedication to mentoring and training others is solely exceptional and unrivalled.
“Mel displays the integrity, expertise, and success we worth within the PHF and her affect will certainly elevate the bar for our league in all sides.”
Gamers on the Canadian and U.S. Olympic groups don’t play within the PHF.
They’re affiliated with the Skilled Girls’s Hockey Gamers’ Affiliation (PWHPA) that’s working towards an expert league that pays them a dwelling wage with the aggressive and medical helps male execs get.
The NHL not too long ago requested the 2 sides to satisfy, however talks reportedly didn’t progress.
“Mel has been a mentor of mine from the very starting of my skilled profession and I used to be lucky to work together with her all through every of my experiences with the Canadian nationwide ladies’s team and at numerous IIHF high-performance camps,” mentioned Haley.
“I’m so happy to get one other alternative to work together with her on the PHF.
Davidson was an honorary coach on the PHF’s all-star game in Buffalo in January.
“I consider the PHF has constructed a stable basis and I’m actually wanting ahead to working with Reagan and Lisa to assist advance the game ahead for elite athletes who need and need to proceed creating and competing on the highest skilled degree.”
The PHF’s board of governors introduced in January the intent to take a position over $25 million in direct participant enhancements over the following three years to offer “aggressive compensation and advantages that may proceed to differentiate the PHF as a pacesetter amongst skilled sports activities leagues.”