Mark has been working with the team in an advisory capacity for a number of months and his appointment helps solidify the management of the organization.
"We are very pleased to have Mark formally on board" said Rick Siemens, one of the team Owners who resides in Hong Kong. "Our ownership group brings a strong passion and commitment to the sport of hockey and we've been happy to dedicate our energy and resources in partnership alongside supporters and groups in the surrounding communities. With Mark as our President, with his history and community track record, we now have terrific local leadership to help us make our Express the hockey experience of choice in the Tri-Cities."
"We are confident that Mark's local leadership will further cement the team's partnership with the community, creating a magnet for community initiative and, at the same time, providing a unique opportunity for young players to pursue their hockey dreams while achieving a first rate academic education", added Gary Lawrence, another of the team Owners.
Pettie is a local businessman and a long time resident of the Tri Cities. Mark has a long history of community involvement and project management with a number of organizations such as the Tri Cities Chamber of Commerce and the Terry Fox Foundation. He has played and been involved in hockey for more than 45 years.
“The Express and the BCHL play an important role in our communities and not just on the ice. The team has done a great job as ambassadors throughout BC, Canada and even North America, but also does a lot of grass roots work at home. I have always been impressed with the work that the organization has done supporting local charities and groups and I look forward to being a part of it.”
The next Express home game is Friday November 13th at 7 PM , Poirier Arena. At the November 13th game the Express will be hosting Veterans Night in recognition of those that have served our country.
Tickets available at the door or at the Austin Safeway.
For more information please contact
Jr A Hockey Club604 936-4625