Chris Hebb – Chief Executive Officer
Chris joined the BCHL in June 2018. From 2006 to 2013 he was the Senior Vice President of Content and Communications for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment in Toronto. Hebb oversaw all broadcast and digital properties for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC of Major League Soccer and the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies. Before joining MLSE, Hebb spent 11 years with Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment, owners of the Vancouver Canucks, the Vancouver Grizzlies and General Motors Place. In that role, he launched the Canucks first website and streamed some of the first NHL games to ever be viewed online. Originally from Prince Rupert, B.C., Chris is graduate of the University of Victoria where he was a member of the varsity basketball team, winning a national title in 1980.
Steven Cocker – Chief Operating Officer
Steven joined the BCHL in June 2019. He also formerly served as an amateur scout for the Buffalo Sabres from 2017 to 2020. Steven is not new to the BCHL as he was previously the Assistant General Manager with the Penticton Vees from 2015 to 2019, winning a Fred Page Cup in his tenure. Originally from Orangeville, Ont., he holds a Bachelor of Sport Management from Haaga-Helia University in Finland where he worked with organizations such as the Finnish Ice Hockey Association, Lahti Pelicans and Zurich Lions.
Dave Cannon – Executive Director, Business Development
Dave joined the BCHL team in December 2018 with 25+ years of business experience in sales, marketing and management working with a host of companies, events, leagues and teams, including Hockey Canada, the Seattle Seahawks and the Air Canada Championship. Dave also formerly worked with the Vancouver Canucks and was responsible for premium hospitality sales for the Canucks Loge and Champions Clubs on the Executive Suite level at Rogers Arena. Prior to this, Dave was the Canadian Director of the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race series for two years and a partner in a Vancouver-based sponsorship sales agency called Game Day International. Dave spent 10 years with Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment and assisted various Canucks community initiatives such as the Fishing Derby, Jake Milford Golf Tournament, Canucks Family Carnival and Dice & Ice Events. He sat on the Board of Directors with the Vancouver Canucks Alumni for nine years helping them raise money and enhance community relations with the Alumni each season.
Brad Lazarowich – Director of Officiating & Player Safety
Brad is responsible for monitoring, mentoring and developing BCHL referees and linesmen. He handles the scheduling of officials for all BCHL games and he maintains open communication with coaches across the league on all officiating inquiries. He is also head of the league’s Department of Player Safety. One of the longest-serving officials in NHL history, Brad joined the NHL in 1986 and worked 1,971 games before retiring in 2016. He was assigned to three Stanley Cup Finals, highlighted by a Game 7 in 2003 between Anaheim and New Jersey. He also worked the World Cup of hockey in 1996 and 2004, the 1996 NHL All-Star Game in Boston and he spent 16 years in the NHL Officials Association where he played a key role in collective bargaining, officials’ contracts and the NHL Pension Society. Brad joined the BCHL in the 2012-13 season as co-director of officiating while still active as an NHL linesman.
Jesse Adamson – Manager, Media & Communications
Jesse started with the BCHL as an intern in 2014 and continued doing freelance work for the league’s website and magazine up until 2018 when he was brought on as a part-time employee. He transitioned into the full-time head of the communications department in July of 2019. Jesse has a background in journalism having earned his diploma from Langara College in Vancouver. He has experience working in communications and public-relations roles for several different outlets, including political campaigns, organizations in the senior’s care sector and other small businesses across B.C. He has been involved in sports for most of his life, having played hockey and lacrosse competitively since the age of five.
Jake Baker – Manager, Finance & Events
Jake joined the BCHL in July of 2019. He played in the BCHL for the Merritt Centennials , Nanaimo Clippers, Victoria Grizzlies and Trail Smoke Eaters from 2008 to 2011. He obtained a full-ride scholarship to Northern Michigan University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2015. After graduation, Jake went on to play two years of professional hockey, suiting up for the Quad City Mallards (ECHL), Manitoba Moose (AHL) and Florida Everblades (ECHL). After his retirement, he went on to pursue a career in accounting at lululemon before rejoining the BCHL.