Here’s Roy Hysen with Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning. His father is the Head Coach of Russia Deaf Hockey team.
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The Canadian Deaf Ice Hockey Federation and the General Manager Roy Hysen announced appointed Steve Devine as the Assistant General Manager of the Canada Deaf National Hockey team.
Congratulations to Colin (Zulie) Zulianello of his appointment as the goaltender coach for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Hockey Club of the Ontario Hockey Association. He was one of the assistant coaches of the Canada Deaflympics Hockey Team since 2010. Good Luck and I wish all the best and successes for the Greyhounds Hockey Club.
Canadian Deaf Ice Hockey Federation (CDIHF) truly apologizes for the cancellation of the 2016 Canadian Deaf Ice Hockey Championships (aka Hysen Cup). Timing, funding and setting are the main reasons for the cancellation.
Congratulations to Steve Devine on winning the 2015 Best Winter Athlete!
Way to make us proud!
“Farewell My Friend”
The Canadian Deaf Ice Hockey Federation (CDIHF) has lost a piece of heart and soul last week. Lenyk died at the age of 68, following a massive heart attack while at his office at the Living Arts Centre last week.
Lenyk is well known for his time and contributions to many non-profit organizations including the CDIHF and the Deaf hockey team. He has raised over $200,000 since 1999 and hosted annual golf events from 2001 to 2007. He was also instrumental in hosting Silent Auctions from 1997 to 2000 at various locations in Milton and in Mississauga. Bruce Hood, a former National Hockey League player, was also involved with helping to raise funds for our team along with other N.H.L players.
Lenyk’s community work earned him the nickname “King of the Volunteers”. His passion and generosity touched so many charities and local organizations. He was also a founding member of the board of directors of Credit Valley Hospital and became the first chair of the Mayor’s Gala, and countless other events. Former mayor of Mississauga Hazel McCallion was known as Miss Mississauga, and Lenyk as Mr. Mississauga. They were very close, often working together since Mississauga was incorporated as a city.
He was the CEO of Mississauga ‘s Living Arts Centre and prior to that, he was the publisher of the Mississauga News for 31 years.
Lenyk was also a charismatic Master of Ceremony whose beaming smile and mischievous sense of humour would light up the room. He has brought so many sports celebrities to our golf events. Even Walter Gretzky enjoyed himself and attended our hockey team function during the Winter Deaflympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.
I was proud to present Lenyk with the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame award last June. He also was named sixth most influential person in Mississauga in November 2013.
He loved people, he loved life and most of all loved his family especially his wife Olga for 45 years. He cherished his daughter Trina, son Terry, and granddaughter Madison.
I miss his sense of humour and wise crack jokes about me being Deaf and so many others.
Rest in peace, my dear friend….
The General Manager of the 2015 Canada Deaflympic Hockey team would like to say a special “THANK YOU” to all General Managers of the five Canadian National Hockey League teams, for their generous support of our Canada Deaflympic Hockey team. The five NHL teams are the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers, and the Vancouver Canucks. The Alumni of the Ottawa Senators also contributed towards our team.
Roy Hysen on Steve Devine.
Steve is a unique leader, and a hockey team needs a voice, not only in the community, but more importantly among the PTTG committee and the players. Steve is always there for the team especially the players…