Virden Hockey Ventures Inc. announced today that former hockey pro and local product Jamie Hodson has been appointed to the position of Director of Business and Hockey Operations of the Virden Oil Capitals Junior A Hockey Franchise. The 37-year old native of Lenore Manitoba will begin transitioning into his new role immediately.
Hodson joins the Oil Caps to oversee and be responsible for all team operations for the 5-year old franchise after a 16-year Junior and Pro career as both a player and coach. His position will report directly to the board.
Hodson was drafted in the 3rd round 69th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1998 while playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings and went on to play in the Maple Leafs farm system as well as winning gold medals with Team Canada in the 2002, 2003 Spengler Cup in Davos Switzerland.
Hodson has most recently been with the Moose Jaw Warriors staff for the past 6 years as their goalie coach as well as learning other faucets of the game with their experienced hockey personnel. Hodson has spent a combined 10 years of Junior Hockey with 2 storied franchises in the Brandon Wheat Kings and Moose Jaw Warriors from his playing days to getting his feet wet in coaching over the past number of years.
Jamie will bring his experience and hockey acumen to the table in helping this franchise move into the future.
Over the years, Hodson has established himself as an important voice for the game of hockey, not only for his on- ice achievements, but for his leadership qualities off the ice. Hodson brings with him a tremendous sense of community, hockey knowledge and business knowledge that will benefit the Oil Capitals organization for many years to come.
Jamie, his wife Lindsey, and their 4 young children reside in Virden. Their family continually looks forward to being part of the community and raising their children in SW Manitoba.
Hodson looks forward to working with all individuals involved within the organization, the fans, and the community in his new role and is excited about what lays ahead for the team into the future.