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Trevor Brent

Chris Hebb

Commissioner

Chris joined the BCHL in June 2018, the second person to hold the title of commissioner. 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.

Trevor Alto

Executive Director

Trevor is from White Rock B.C. and a product of Semiahmoo Minor Hockey. He went on to graduate from Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Sask. playing for the Hounds for three seasons. Trevor enjoyed a three-year Junior hockey career playing in the BCHL, Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League and Alberta Junior Hockey League. After Junior, Trevor attended the University of British Columbia playing three seasons for the Thunderbird Men’s Varsity program graduating with a degree in Human Kinetics with a focus in Sports Management and Commerce. Trevor is an avid cyclist and an active member of the UBC Men’s Hockey Alumni.

Brent Mutis

Communications Director

Brent joined the British Columbia Hockey League in December 2010 to handle all media services, manage website content and perform editor duties for Smart Hockey Magazine. Brent’s previous experience took him to the Salmon Arm Observer and the Vernon Morning Star where he was a sports, education and news reporter. Prior to that, he was the web broadcaster for Minor League Baseball’s Vancouver Canadians for one season and for the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds mens baseball team for three seasons. From Port Coquitlam originally, Brent is a graduate of both the University of British Columbia and of the journalism program at Langara College.

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Derek Adams

Officiating Director

Derek became the BCHL Director of Officiating in November 2010 and oversees the league’s officiating program. A former Level 5 official, Derek refereed in the BCHL for 15 seasons before becoming a league supervisor 2003. Derek has also refereeed in the PIJHL, WHL and CIAU (now CIS). He moved to Vancouver from Brandon, Man. in 1986 to attend the University of British Columbia where he graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education. In 1990 Derek joined the Vancouver Police Department where he was a front line patrol officer for 13 years. He became a detective in the Special Investigation Section for six years and is now currently assigned to the VPD Traffic Section. Derek and his wife have two sons and a daughter.

Brad Lazarowich

Officiating Director

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. 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 1996 and 2004 World Cups of hockey, 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.

Henrietta Woo

Office Manager

Henrietta joined the British Columbia Hockey League in 2007 and coordinates the office’s accounting operations. A Saskatchewan native, Henrietta moved to the west coast after graduating from Reliance College in Regina. She is married with a son and two daughters, and in her leisure time enjoys painting, gardening and travel.