Riley key component to keeping Jr. Gulls firing on all cylinders
But she’s hardly one to be overlooked when it comes to the day-to-day operations of the program.
“The role of a registrar is an important one to any hockey club,” Riley said. “My role is to make sure all the coaches, players and volunteers meet all the CAHA, SCAHA and USA Hockey credentialing requirements, and I also create team rosters. This is not a 9-5 job, but it’s one that is rewarding, and I get to meet great people along the way.”
Riley, who grew up in Montreal surrounded by hockey, has been involved with the Jr. Gulls since 2005. She started as a hockey mom and that evolved into a team manager role. In 2011, she took over in her current roles.
“When I first moved here and was looking for a club for my son to join, the Jr. Gulls were welcoming, offered competitive teams and great coaching,” said Riley. “Once my family became part of the Jr. Gulls family, I never looked back. My son has moved on from his hockey days, but I stick around because the atmosphere is fun and keeps me involved in a hockey community that I have watched grow from an eight-team club to over 19 teams, four of which are all-girls teams.”
As for being a Jr. Gulls lifer, Riley said that is a very distinct possibility.
“We like to say our Jr. Gulls family bleeds blue and orange,” Riley said. “The Jr. Gulls offer a great hockey program that is built on integrity, success and most importantly, provides a fun, safe environment for players to excel.”
— Matt Mackinder
(April 4, 2019)