IIHF Council

Presidents, Vice Presidents and Council Members 2012 - 2016

The General Congress elects the President, three Vice Presidents and seven Council Members for a four or five-year term. The General Secretary is a non-voting member of the IIHF Council. Click on the links below for biographies of the council members.

René Fasel

 President
 (SUI)
 Biography

Horst Lichtner

 General
 Secretary 
 (GER)
 Biography



Kalervo Kummola

 Vice President
 (FIN)
 Biography

Bob Nicholson

 Vice President
 (CAN)
 Biography



Murray Costello

 Vice President
 (CAN)
 Biography

Frederick Meredith

 Council
 Member
 (GBR)
 Biography



Murray Costello   Close Biography


Born on February 24, 1934 in South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada. Former professional ice hockey player between 1953 and 1958 with Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings in the NHL. After his professional playing career he returned back to school and became lawyer. President of Canadian Hockey Association till 1998. Member of the Board of Directors of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto for 17 years. Inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2006. IIHF Auditor for eight years, member of the IIHF Disciplinary Committee for eight years and Statutes Committee for four years. IIHF Council Member since 1998. Chairman of the IIHF Medical and Junior Committees.



Zsuzsanna Kolbenheyer

 Council
 Member
 (HUN)
 Biography

Frank Gonzalez

 Council
 Member
 (ESP)
Biography



Christer Englund

 Council
 Member
 (SWE)
 Biography

Tony Rossi

 Council
 Member
 (USA)
 Biography



Henrik Bach Nielsen

 Council
 Member
 (DEN)
 Biography

Igor Nemecek

 Council
 Member
 (SVK)
 Biography



Luc Tardif

 Council
 Member
 (FRA)
 Biography

Vladislav Tretiak

 Council
 Member
 (RUS)
Biography



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