The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Griffi to the role of Director, Communications effective immediately.
Lee grew up in Stratford where he played his minor hockey and became a fan of the junior game. He graduated from the Broadcast Journalism program at Fanshawe College, and his first full-time career was with that city’s CJCS Radio where he eventually became News Director and started broadcasting hockey games. Lee possesses a wealth of experience within the GOJHL with 13 years calling Stratford and St. Marys games in addition to 10 years as Marketing and Communications Manager with the Inter-County Major Baseball League.
He eventually made the switch to the world of corporate communications and spent nearly 20 years working in health care. The Tavistock resident currently handles communications strategies for several clients and has extensive experience in crisis communications. He is also a freelance writer and journalist and supplies content to several radio stations and newspapers across the country.
“Some of my best hockey memories of the GOJHL came in high school. Walking the halls with future superstars like Chris Pronger, Rob Blake and Eddie Olczyk and watching them on the ice was special,” he says. “I have a tremendous passion for this league and one thing I am particularly looking forward to is telling stories about the people who make it happen.”
Lee’s hockey experience also includes stints in minor hockey as a coach, executive member, and he is a Level III referee with 15 years experience.
“Lee will be a valuable asset to the GOJHL, and we are thrilled to welcome him aboard,” stated Commissioner Brent Garbutt. “Lee’s journalism background, experience and extensive prior involvement within the GOJHL will greatly assist in sharing our players, teams and communities’ stories.”
ABOUT THE GREATER ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE (GOJHL)
The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League is a Canadian junior ice hockey league based in Southern Ontario, Canada. The league is sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association, Ontario Hockey Federation, and Hockey Canada.