Dr. Maurice Roy appointed Hockey New Brunswick, Chief Medical Officer

Media Release June 30, 2020 The Hockey New Brunswick Board of Directors have appointed Dr. Maurice Roy, as the organizations first Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Roy will play critical role in leading Hockey New Brunswick by providing advice to the Board of Directors and staff on medical related issues and situations. Key duties of the position will be to act as medical consultant, to be the medical spokesperson, to give advice on protective equipment, safety programs, risk and safety management issues and other medical related duties. In addition to his medical background, Dr. Roy is a distinguished official. In Canadian and International officiating circles, there are few names that carry as much weight as Dr. Maurice Roy. As an official on the ice and supervisor and administrator off of it, he has been involved in every aspect of the game, earning himself the 2013 Hockey Canada Officiating Award. Dr. Roy began to have more of an impact on officiating on a national scale after taking over as referee-in-chief of Hockey New Brunswick in 1994, and he was appointed to the same position with Hockey Canada in 1997, beginning an 11-year run as a member of the national organization’s board of directors. As a family physician, he served as team doctor for Canada at the 1995 IIHF World Championship, winning a bronze medal, and the 1996 IIHF World Junior Championship, bringing home a gold. In 2002, he was a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his contributions to amateur sport, and he earned induction onto the Sports Wall of Fame in Minto, NB in 2013 and Grand Falls, NB in 2017. “We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Roy to Hockey New Brunswick. His expertise and background in both medicine and hockey will be invaluable as we return to hockey during this unprecedented time”. Todd Pye, Hockey New Brunswick President. Dr. Roy earned his medical degree from Memorial University, and has been practicing Family Medicine for over 32 years. For more information, please contact: Nic Jansen Hockey New Brunswick, Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.