Tuesday, September 2, 2014
There likely isn’t a player, coach, official or minor hockey volunteer in Scarborough, Ont., that doesn’t know the name Ed Wahl.
Ed has been continuously involved in the game in his community since he started as a player with the Cedar Hill Minor Hockey League in 1961. He was a player (1961-75), referee (1971-92) and coach (1975-85) on the ice, and a director (1985-92) and CHMHL president (1992-2010) off of it.
When it came time for house leagues in and around Scarborough – including the CHMHL – to amalgamate, Ed took the lead, helping create the Scarborough Hockey Association, of which he has served as president since its creation in 2010.
Ed knows the importance of getting new players into the game and keeping them there, so he has spearheaded the Bauer BIG ASSIST program, which ensures a positive experience, and positive introduction to the game, for new-to-hockey families.
He has also taken an important role with the Greater Toronto Hockey League, the world’s largest minor hockey association; he was a member of the GTHL House League Committee from 2011-13, and has sat on the GTHL Strategic Planning Committee since 2013.