Geoff is the former Executive Vice President and General Manager of Easton Hockey. As EVP and GM of Easton Hockey – a key business unit within Easton-Bell Sports – Sadowy has overseen all aspects of Easton's hockey business. He has been in the sports business for 15 years, and previous to this he worked in public accounting (KPMG) and in the financial institution sector (TD Bank), and is a chartered accountant and MBA. He is a graduate of both York University and University of Toronto.
"The equation is very simple. Make hockey available, affordable and safe, and you will be rewarded with youths who are happier, healthier and have a true sense of accomplishment. I am thrilled to be part of that."
Graham Watson joined the OneGoal Board of Directors in 2007, while also acting on the board of the
International Hockey Industry Association. Graham became President of the IHIA in 2008, furthering his
close association with OneGoal. In 2010, Graham broadened his commitment to OneGoal by leading the
organization's fundraising effort.
Currently, Graham is the President of Watson Sports Associates, a Michigan-based sports sales and marketing agency specializing in hockey products and services. In addition, Graham is the Business Development Manager for Brian's Custom Sports in Ontario.
"Funding is critical for OneGoal as we try to provide substantial support to local associations for their Grow the Game initiatives. The more programs we are able to support, the more players we can introduce to hockey."
Pat Kelleher is USA Hockey's Assistant Executive Director of Membership Development, and serves as the Chair of OneGoal's US Outreach Committee. Pat oversees all growth and retention initiatives for the organization with a focus on participation in the 8 & under age category. In two years, USA Hockey's 8 and under player membership has increased by over 6% to include more than 95,000 boys and girls.
"As a parent of two 1st year hockey players, I have experienced many thrills this year watching them take the ice. With each time on the ice I've been able to see their growth, and their newfound confidence. OneGoal is directly related to the growth of youth hockey, but more importantly is tied to the development of strong children."
Manon, an Olympic silver medalist, is the only woman to ever play in an NHL exhibition game. She was signed as a free agent to Tampa Bay Lightning and played games against the St. Louis Blues in the 1992 preseason and the Boston Bruins in the 1993 preseason. She played on the Canadian silver-medal winning Olympic women's hockey team in 1998, and won Gold Medals as Team Canada's goaltender at the 1992 and 1994 World Hockey Championships. In 2008, she formed the Manon Rhéaume Foundation as a way to give back to the community and to the game of ice hockey. The Foundation provides scholarships for young women, assisting them as they seek to fulfill their aspirations.
"I've had the privilege to break many glass ceilings for females in hockey. Thanks to OneGoal, I now have the opportunity to introduce the next generation of girls to the game that's brought so much to my life."
Kenneth Martin, Jr., Vice President of Community Affairs and Diversity Programming for the NHL,
began his NHL career with the Buffalo Sabres (1993-2000) where he was responsible for the development
of the community relations department. He joined the NHL Corporate Office in 2000 as the Director of
Community Relations and was promoted to Vice President in 2007.
Martin is credited with leading a renewed brand and player participation focus to the NHL's philanthropic and cause-related marketing efforts. During his tenure at the NHL, the League has experienced outstanding visibility for its initiatives "Hockey Fights Cancer" and youth hockey initiatives "Hockey is for Everyone" and "NHL Street" impacting over 50,000 youths annually.
"Through my participation in NHL philanthropic initiatives, I have seen firsthand how involvement in hockey can lead to involvement in the community. I'm proud to support OneGoal, and help foster family activity."
Devin is well schooled and well traveled in the world of hockey. The former PR Manager for the Vancouver Canucks, Devin has also served as the NHL Players' Association Manager of Communications and was named Chairman of the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund, which he worked to develop. Devin's travels to deliver equipment and develop hockey programs include trips to Bosnia, Siberia and Romania. In September 2006, Devin was named the Director of Marketing & Community Relations.
"Children worldwide deserve the opportunity to experience new and exciting activities, regardless of their financial situation. I am honored to help bring the sport of hockey to them."
Glen spent three years working with the Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, before moving
to the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, where he served as Manager of Health Benefits before
eventually being named Senior Director of Insurance and Member Services.
A hockey enthusiast, Glen played up to the Senior AAA level, coached for 15 years and spent a number of years as a Level 3 Official. He has been involved in all of Hockey Canada's high profile legal issues over the past 20 years.
"I've been around the game for many years. To this day, I'm still coaching and still play three times a week. Throughout the hundreds of games I've been a part of, I've watched thousands of children actively participating in minor hockey. It doesn't get much better than that."
Mark won WHA rookie of the Year in 1976 before being selected in the first round of the 1977
NHL draft by the Montreal Canadiens. He quickly established himself as one of the team's top
snipers and in 1979 won his first of two Stanley Cup Championships. Mark continued his NHL
career for 11 seasons with the Minnesota North Stars, Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres.
Mark finished his playing career in Europe after having played professionally for 18 years. He is currently the Executive Director of the NHL Alumni Association overseeing 28 local Alumni Chapters and over 2,500 members.
"I was so lucky to have played with some of the greatest players and teams in history. I want to make sure I do everything I can to provide the next generation with those same opportunities."
Robert was born in Flint, Michigan and played hockey throughout his childhood. After graduating from the University of Dayton in 1996, Robert returned to work alongside his father for the family business, now known as Perani's Hockey World. When Robert's mother passed away in 2006, he assumed a larger role in the daily operations of the company, while also sitting on the board for the Kris Perani Hockey Foundation, named in her honor.
"My family has an obvious love for hockey. Our business has always been focused on sharing our knowledge of the sport with our customers, and bringing the family perspective to the game. We like helping fit new players with their first set of gear, and we like helping parents understand their child is going to be safe."
Tom has been recognized by The Hockey News in each of the past four years as one of the 100 most
influential and powerful people in the sport. Now in his 12th season as the Commissioner of the
CCHA, Tom's unrequited passion for the game and blend of business and communication skills provide
progressive vision and leadership for college hockey.
Prior to his appointment, Anastos served as president of the North American Hockey League, a Tier II junior league, for four seasons. He is also a member of USA Hockey's Junior Council, which guides the direction of junior hockey, as well as the International Council, which oversees U.S. international programs.
"I've spent the majority of my professional life focused on hockey, and had success with grassroots initiatives in my own community. With OneGoal, I'm now able to expand my reach, and help positively lead the direction of the sport."