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Podcast with Paul Kelly of College Hockey Inc.

by Adam Wodon/Managing Editor

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Paul Kelly, College Hockey Inc.Paul Kelly, College Hockey Inc.
Kelly discusses the various challenges he faces as Executive Director of College Hockey Inc., his limits, and college hockey's potential.

Paul Kelly is the executive director of College Hockey Inc., an organization developed to try to promote college hockey interests across North America. Kelly was formerly the executive director of the NHL Players' Association.

Click on the link at the right to hear a 15-minute podcast with Kelly.

Among the items discussed are his group's attempts — and limits — to get information to potential student-athletes in Canada, and to offset the information machine of the major junior leagues. Among the missions of College Hockey Inc. is to make sure information on the benefits of college hockey reaches players before they have to commit to major junior and lose college eligibility, and to offset whatever misinformation might be out there.

Kelly also touched on potential expansion of college hockey, and said he is optimistic that up to five teams could be added within five years. Part of his group's mission is to provide a road map for institutions to get there, and to help schools weave the various interconnected parts together that would make that happen.

That a much more are in the podcast.

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