Kevin Amelotte presenting to Richard Waldroff.
Builder - Hockey
Richard Waldroff has been involved in hockey for over twenty years as a coach, as a team owner and manager, and in the minor hockey boardroom.
His coaching and managing career began in 1973 with an Atom team in Osnabruck Township. From there, he coached at all house league and competitive levels from Novice through Midget. Along the way, he also ran a Learn To Skate & Play program for youngsters, as well as a Summer Hockey program for AAA Atoms & Midgets.
In 1995, Richard and his wife Gloria became owners of the Long Sault Vipers of the Eastern Ontario Jr. C Hockey League, and operated the team until 2000.
His work on the organizational side of hockey began with the South Stormont Minor Hockey Association, where he served as a director for 12 years, and president for 2 years. He's also been director and president of the Lower St. Lawrence Hockey League, the Eastern Ontario Jr. C, the ODMHA District II, and the Ottawa District Hockey Association, which is the administrative board for all hockey in this area under Hockey Canada.
Currently, he is a member of the marketing committee and director with Hockey Canada, where he is directly involved in the organization and operation of events like the Telus and RBC Cup, as well as the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship coming to Ottawa at the end of December.