Hockey East extends Bertagna’s contract three more years

Hockey East commissioner Joe Bertagna has been given a contract extension through the 2013-14 season.

Bertagna, who is already the longest serving commissioner in the conference’s 28-year history, is beginning his 15th year with Hockey East after serving in a similar
capacity with the ECAC for 15 years.

“This contract extension is well deserved and signals our excitement about the work that Joe and his staff have done to position Hockey East as the premier hockey conference in the country,” stated Hockey East executive committee chair Peter Roby in a statement. “We are excited about our future with Joe as our commissioner and look forward to working with him for many years to come.”

Bertagna is the longest current tenured conference administrator in college hockey with his upcoming 30th season of service.

“I am very pleased that the directors have seen fit to extend my service for three more seasons,” added Bertagna. “I will take this as an endorsement
of what our entire staff has been doing to advance the interests of not only Hockey East, but college hockey as a sport.”