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RONALD "RON" BOILEAU MEMORIAL

RONALD "RON" BOILEAU MEMORIAL

RONALD "RON" BOILEAU MEMORIAL

Passed away in the presence of his wife; after a courageous battle with diabetes on February 16th, 2009 at the age of 61 years. Lovingly remembered by his wife Carolyne and three children: Kimberly Jensen, Thomas Tillyer and Jennifer Nash; two grandchildren: Danielle and Wyatt and sister Diane (Bob) Boileau. From 1990 to 2003 (13years) Ron was the president of the BCHL, the longest running president in league 45 year history. No formal service will be held by Ron's request. Memorial tributes may be made in Ron's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 12013 Stn Brm B, Toronto, ON, M7Y 2L3. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Providence Funeral Homes. Condolences may be directed to the family; parkview at vip.net.

Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/20/2009

Ron Boileau

BCHL mourns the passing of Ron Boileau

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - Submitted by Dan Marshall

Former British Columbia Hockey League President Ron Boileau has passed away at age 62 after a battle with diabetes. He will be remembered as a builder of the BCHL and Junior A hockey in Canada and as an ardent researcher and statistician.

Boileau's relationship with the BC Hockey League began in 1988 when he served as Vice President and statistician. Ron then served as League President from 1990 to 2003. That span of 13 years makes him the longest running president in league history. In Canadian Junior A Hockey only Saskatchewan Junior A President Wayne Kartush lasted longer at 26 years.

Ron spent much time researching the BCHL back to its roots in 1961 and much of that data was contained in the 500 page League Media Guide which was used from 1997-2003 and was heavily supported by the media. He also compiled all BCHL stats from 1987 to 2003, and his last season in the BCHL was the 2004-2005 campaign in which he worked as Administrator for the Penticton Vees.

Ron Boileaus CJAHL Logo Ron Boileau was voted unanimously as an Honoured Member of the BCHL. He was also credited with starting the Canadian Junior A Hockey League. The CJAHL was formed from the Canada West Association of Junior 'A' Hockey which had been operating since 1990. The Canada West Association included the BCJHL, Peace Cariboo Junior Hockey League in B.C., AJHL, SJHL and MJHL. The CJHL became a member of the Canada West Association in 1991-92.He was named the CJAHL's first President and stats man from 1993 to 1998 when he had to step down due to cancer. Ron developed a league logo and forged a list of By-Laws to present to the League Presidents. He was unanimously voted an Honoured Member.

The Pacific Coast Hockey Association (1911-1926) was one of Ron’s passions. He became interested in the league because a number of today’s rules came from that Association. Everything from the forward pass to the playoff format, the awarding of assists, the penalty shot, and numbering on all player jerseys came from the PCHA. Ron tabulated all the stats for the PCHA which the Hockey Hall of Fame have taken as the true stats.

During his hockey career Ron also worked with the New Westminster Bruins of the WHL and the Delta Flyers of the Pacific Coast Junior B Hockey League. His collection of media guides and memorabilia is one of the most extensive in Canada and dates back to the 1920’s.

Ron Boileau lived in Penticton with his wife Carolyne and spent many of his final days at the Andy Moog Hospice House.

RON BOILEAU MEMORIAL TROPHY

Formerly known as the Chevrolet Cup, the Ron Boileau Memorial Trophy is awarded to the British Columbia Hockey League team that accumulates the most points during the regular season.

Past winners of the trophy are: Here

CJHL LIFE MEMBERS

RON BOILEAU

Ron Boileaus CJAHL Logo

Former British Columbia Hockey League President Ron Boileau is remembered as a builder of the BCHL and Junior A hockey in Canada and as an ardent researcher and statistician.

Boileau's relationship with the BC Hockey League began in 1988 when he served as Vice President and statistician. Ron then served as League President from 1990 to 2003. That span of 13 years makes him the longest running president in league history. In Canadian Junior A Hockey only Saskatchewan Junior A President Wayne Kartush lasted longer at 26 years.

Ron spent much time researching the BCHL back to its roots in 1961 and much of that data was contained in the 500 page League Media Guide which was used from 1997-2003 and was heavily supported by the media. He also compiled all BCHL stats from 1987 to 2003, and his last season in the BCHL was the 2004-2005 campaign in which he worked as Administrator for the Penticton Vees.

Ron Boileau was voted unanimously as an Honoured Member of the BCHL. He was also credited with starting the Canadian Junior A Hockey League. He was named the CJAHL's first President and stats man from 1993 to 1998 when he had to step down due to cancer. Ron developed a league logo and forged a list of By-Laws to present to the League Presidents. He was unanimously voted an Honoured Member.

The Pacific Coast Hockey Association (1911-1926) was one of Ron's passions. He became interested in the league because a number of today's rules came from that Association. Everything from the forward pass to the playoff format, the awarding of assists, the penalty shot, and numbering on all player jerseys came from the PCHA. Ron tabulated all the stats for the PCHA which the Hockey Hall of Fame have taken as the true stats.

During his hockey career Ron also worked with the New Westminster Bruins of the WHL and the Delta Flyers of the Pacific Coast Junior B Hockey League.

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