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Petes announce new Board Members

January 23, 2013 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Peterborough Petes News Release

It is with great pleasure and excitement that Petes President Jim Devlin introduces three new members to the Peterborough Petes Board of Directors, while at the same time announcing the resignation of a current member of the Board.

Joining current Petes Board of Directors President Jim Devlin, Governor Dr. Bob Neville, Treasurer Pat Casey and immediate Past President Ken Jackman are three very astute individuals that have extensive backgrounds in education, business, hockey, and as members of boards of directors.

Dave Lorentz is a Petes alumnus from 1987-1990. He is a former Petes Captain and member of the 1989 OHL Championship team. Following his time with the Petes Dave attended Waterloo University where he played hockey while earning a Bachelor of Arts. Dave represented Team Canada at the 1992 Spengler Cup, is a former draft pick of the Washington Capitals, and played in Odense Denmark. Currently Dave is the Principal at Lakefield District Secondary & Intermediate Schools. Dave has been an educator for the past fifteen years holding a teacher's certificate from Canisius College in Buffalo New York and received his Principal's Qualifications from the University of Toronto. Dave is the current Treasurer for Kawartha Food Share where he is responsible for establishing and maintaining a budget of approximately one million dollars. He is also the President of the Peterborough Petes Alumni Association where he works with the Alumni Board of Executives in organizing reunions and an Annual Golf Tournament and Annual General Meeting.

Rod McGillis brings an extensive hockey back ground to the Petes Board of Directors as well as fifteen years as an educator at St. Peter's Secondary School. Rod holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College where he played four years of NCAA hockey and three years of NCAA lacrosse and holds a Master's Degree in Education from Niagara University. His extensive hockey background includes working as an Ontario Hockey League Advance Scout for the Ottawa 67's (2010-2012), and Windsor Spitfires (2003-05) as well as 9 years as General Manager, Head Coach and Assistant Coach in the Provincial Junior A League where his career record includes 341 wins, 172 loses and 36 ties as well as a Jr. 'A' Coach of the Year Award in 2002-03.

David Pogue brings an extension career in business, management, marketing, promotions and communications. He is the current Owner of E.G. Gray Transportation Ltd, Owner of Peterborough Cold Storage, Owner of Morrow Trucking in Cobourg, Owner of Logistics Plus Enterprises and Part Owner/Developer of Black Diamond Golf Club. For the past eight years Dave has been a member of the Ontario Trucking Association Board of Executive while also supporting Five Counties Children's Centre as well as Minor Hockey in Peterborough. Dave is a lifelong resident and supporter of the Peterborough Community.

In October John Oke resigned from the Petes Board of Directors and in August, Wilf Hughes announced that this would be his final season on the Petes Board of Directors. With today's announcement, Wilf's resignation to the Petes Board of Directors is effective immediately.

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