The Western Hockey League’s board of governors are giving Ron Robison a new 5 year contract as the league’s commissioner.
The Indian Head product has been the league’s commissioner since the 2000-2001 season.
Under Robison’s leadership, the WHL has experienced unprecedented growth.
The WHL, with 22 member clubs throughout Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest, is a leading supplier to the NHL, Canada’s National hockey teams and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) hockey programs.
The WHL has also continued to expand its broadcast partnerships which has provided more exposure for the League and its member clubs than ever before.
Most recently, the WHL has strengthened its player experience under Robison with expanded support services under the WHL Players First program and also awarded a record number of WHL Scholarships to its graduates in 2015-16.