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Canadian Hockey Association

I am pleased to announce the great news that our organization Canadian Deaf Ice Hockey Federation has been accepted by the Canadian Hockey Association as an associate/member on January 8th 2003.

It has been a long struggle for me to get their attention, Our special thanks goes to Larry O’Brien who put up large effort getting CHA officials to invite us at the CHA Annual Congress Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba two years ago. In addition, Team captain Mike Merriman deserved another gold medal “off-the-ice” made a “great impassive speech” during the conference meeting.

Please also read the “Good Luck” Messages from the prominent people such as Wayne GretzkyBob Nicholson and more on the way.
Thanks
Roy Hysen

Letter from Canadian Hockey Association

January 8, 2003

Mr. Roy Hysen
President
Canadian Deaf Ice Hockey Federation

Dear Roy:

On behalf of the Board Of Directors of the Canadian Hockey Association, I am pleased to advise you that your application to become an Associate Member of the Canadian Hockey Association was approved at its Semi Annual Meeting.

Your status as an associate member commences for the 2003-2004 season and as such we would like to express our congratulations to you and your organization for acceptance in to the CHA family.

Please review the attached excerpts from the CHA By Laws and Regulations to familiarize yourself with the applicable information governing the activities of CHA associate members. If you require additional information please contact David Leger, Manager Regulations and Membership Services in Ottawa at (613) 562-5677 or dleger@canadianhockey.ca.

Sincerely

Sheldon W. Lanchbery
Chair of the Board
Canadian Hockey Association

Letter from Wayne Gretzky

March 1, 2003

Roy Hysen
General Manager
Canada Deaflympic Hockey Team

Dear Roy:

I want to wish you and your team the best of luck as you head to Sweden for the 15th Winter Deaflympics Games. Canadians are proud and strong people. Each of you should be very proud of all you have accomplished.

On behalf of me and my family, we wish you all the best! Canada is rooting for you!!

Sincerely,

Wayne Gretzky

Letter from Canadian Hockey Association

Roy Hysen
General Manager
Canada Deaflympics Hockey Team

To all Members of the Canadian Deaflympics Hockey Team:

On behalf of Canadian Hockey Association, I want to take this opportunity to wish you all the best as you prepare to defend your Gold Medal at the 15th Winter Deaflympic Games in Sundsvall, Sweden.

Let the gold medal achievements of our Men’s and Women’s Olympics team Salt Lake City be your inspiration to reach the top as you prepare for this event.

All the best to you all.

Sincerely,

Bob Nicholson
President
Canadian Hockey Association