Hockey Canada Order of Merit - Ed Pupich Interview


Order of Merit (Central) – Ed Pupich

As an administrator, few people can claim the same level of impact on the game as Ed Pupich. For over 25 years, Ed has had a leadership role in hockey with the Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA), the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) and Hockey Canada.


A life-long resident of Schumacher, Ontario, Ed started contributing to the game as a coach in 1965, even appearing at the 1969 all-Ontario Juvenile championship with the Schumacher Bears. When his coaching days came to a close, Ed found another way to give back.


Holding a variety of board positions with the NOHA, including president from 1994-97, he then served as president for the OHF from 2001-05, which included a seat on the Hockey Canada board. In 2007, Ed was elected vice-chair at large and served in that position until 2014, at which time a new constitution was brought in at Hockey Canada. He continued to serve as a director until 2020.


Ed sat on every council with Hockey Canada and all major committees. He acted as a Hockey Canada representative at International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) events and national championships.

From a small town in Northern Ontario, Ed Pupich has made a big mark on hockey in this country.


Congratulations, Ed!


View the Hockey Canada Awards Recipients of 2021


Check out our interview with Mr. Ed Pupich below:






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