The Powell River Kings Hockey Club Society announced today the hiring of Chad van Diemen as General Manager of the Powell River Kings.
In this role, Chad will oversee all hockey operations for the Powell River Kings working alongside new Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations, Brock Sawyer.
“The Powell River Kings are excited to welcome Chad van Diemen as General Manager of the organization,” said Team President, Rob Villani. “Chad’s experience in hockey operations is unmatched, and his new role is an important step to the Kings achieving the success we all want for the team. The landscape of the BCHL has been forever changing and the board of directors felt that we needed to split the role of Head Coach and General Manager. I look forward to working with Chad and seeing what both he and Brock will do for the organization.”
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue to work with the Kings organization,” said van Diemen. “I look forward to working with our staff and supporting them as best I can as we move ahead in these difficult times. With that being said, I’m excited to work with Brock again on a day to day basis. We share a common vision and passion for this organization. We are working hard with recruiting and want to provide our fans with a competitive team to watch on the ice, and a great group of young men off the ice to be positive role models in our community.”
Chad, who is also a Powell River Kings alum, playing for one and a half season in 2000 and 2001, was the Assistant Coach for the Kings back in 2009 – 2015. Chad moved his young family to Prince George to become the Head Coach of the Spruce Kings from 2015 – 2017 where he played a role in building the foundation of the team that won the Fred Page Cup in 2019. Chad and his family moved back to Powell River in 2017, where he became a Board Member of the Powell River Kings Hockey Club Society.
Please join us in welcoming Chad van Diemen to his new role as General Manager.