July 12, 2021
Thunder Bay, Ontario
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Superior International Junior Hockey League is announcing today the appointment of Trevor Iserhoff as the league’s first ever Director of Diversity and Inclusion.
The SIJHL’s Diversity and Inclusion initiative is part of a greater strategy throughout the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) to place itself at the forefront of diversity issues and positive initiatives to eradicate any form of racism and create a reach to support minority participation in hockey.
“I applaud the CJHL for recognizing the importance of a focused strategy to make the game of hockey more inclusive and to welcome, embrace and celebrate players of diverse ethnicity and varied backgrounds.” said League Commissioner Darrin Nicholas. “The SIJHL intends to be a leader in this movement, and we are ecstatic that Trevor has accepted the mandate to help the league build and execute a strategy from the ground up.”
Nicholas continued: “The end-goal is not only to educate our players, team staff and officials as to the sensitivities of equity, diversity and inclusion in our society, but that those associated with our league become future ambassadors for diversity within their own respective communities.”
Iserhoff, 40, a member of Moose Cree First Nation lives in Kenora, Ontario. He is no stranger to the SIJHL as he is currently serving as a scout with the league’s Kam River Fighting Walleye specializing in the evaluation and recruitment of Indigenous players for the team, a role he will continue.
He is eager to apply his knowledge and experience for the betterment of the league, and to represent the league on the CJHL’s National Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Of the appointment, Iserhoff commented: “The SIJHL plays on the land of the Robinson Superior treaty and Treaty 3 Territory so I am honored and excited to be working with the SIJHL. I am looking forward to helping the league and their respective teams in and advisory role in the diversity and inclusion strategy.”
The league will begin formulating its formal Diversity and Inclusion strategy and policies immediately and expect to have further announcements in the lead-up to the 2021-22 season.
Darrin Nicholas, Commissioner, SIJHL. firstname.lastname@example.org
Trevor Iserhoff, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, SIJHL email@example.com