Reagan Carey named Commissioner of Premier Hockey Federation

 | April 26, 2022

Cary served as the USA Hockey Director of Women's Ice Hockey from 2010 to 2018

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On Tuesday, the Premier Hockey Federation announced the appointment of Regan Carey as commissioner. During her time as the Director of Women's Ice Hockey for USA Hockey, Carey oversaw the U.S. women's national teams that won Olympic silver in Sochi and gold in PyeongChang.

Carey was also the General Manager of the Women's National Team. In league history, Carey becomes the third commissioner, succeeding Tyler Tumminia. Tumminia served for two seasons and oversaw the organization's rebranding from the National Women's Hockey League to the PHF.

Carey worked as a consultant outside of hockey after stepping down from USA Hockey in 2018. She also volunteered to help the sport at a grassroots level during her time away from USA Hockey.

In a statement to ESPN, Carey said: "It wasn't something I was pursuing. But when the opportunity came and people shared with me a little bit more about what they were looking to do, I got more involved."

She continued: "I understood what they were looking to do and some of the needs they had. My career experience and my passion for growing the sport align really well with what the board has already started here."

Tobin Kelly, of the Premier Hockey Federation's Board of Governors, chaired a search committee to find the group's next commissioner. Kelly said: "What stands out about Reagan Carey is not only her incredible depth of experience in the world of women's hockey but the collaborative approach she brings to the position."

Carey will take over the position on May 10 as the league enters its 8th season and is expected to add two more teams. The salary cap for 2022-23 will be a record of $750,000 per team, with a floor of $562,500.

In regards to additional teams, Carey said: "I don't have an answer for you at the moment, but I know it's something that's a priority and hopefully we'll be able to provide some updates in the near future here."

 

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