DeGregorio to step down as USA Hockey president on June 6

Ron DeGregorio will mark the end of a 12-year run as USA Hockey’s president on Saturday during the organization’s Annual Congress in Colorado Springs.

“We’ve had so many great people involved in this organization,” said USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean in a statement. “It would be hard to come up with anyone that has had more impact and done more for the overall growth and development of the game than Ron. His legacy is immense and will positively impact the sport for generations to come.”

“With the help of the great people in our organization and beyond, I think we’ve been able to get a lot accomplished over these last 12 years,” added DeGregorio. “While I did think it was time for pass the torch to someone else as president, I look forward to continuing to be involved with USA Hockey and the sport in general.”

DeGregorio is credited with instituting the National Team Development Program, the American Development Model and the Progressive Checking Skill Development Program.

USA Hockey will elect a new president, just the fifth in its history, at its Board of Directors meeting on Saturday.

“Ron has been an extraordinary president of this organization,” concluded Ogrean. “While he is passing the baton as president, the good news for all of us is that he will continue to be actively involved.”

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