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Nicholson resigns as Hockey Canada president and CEO

Bob Nicholson
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According to CBC Sports on Friday, Bob Nicholson has resigned as president and chief executive officer for Hockey Canada.

Nicholson, a native of Penticton, British Columbia, had been in the position since 1998. Over the last 16 years, Canada has won three gold medals in men's hockey at the Olympic Winter Games (2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi) and four gold medals in women's hockey at the Olympic Winter Games (2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi).

A major part of Nicholson's duties was to hire a general manager for the Canadian men's Olympic hockey team. In 2002 and 2006 he selected hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and in 2010 and 2014 he selected Steve Yzerman.

Originally the technical director of the British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association, Nicholson has also been the vice-president of the International Ice Hockey Federation, a position he will continue.