Two women elected to council

Grupp re-elected, Scheier-Schneider new member

27.09.2008
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MONTREUX, Switzerland – Beate Grupp (GER) and Monique Scheier-Schneider (LUX) were elected to the IIHF Council, the executive body of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

The election took place at the Semi-Annual Congress in Montreux. The two women will complement the 11 men on the council and bring the total number of members to 13.

Beate Grupp, who served as doctor of the German women’s national team in the late 90s, has been on the council since 2003.

Monique Scheier-Schneider has worked for the Luxembourg Ice Hockey Association since 1974. She has been the general secretary of the association since 1992, as well as managing various Luxembourg national teams since 1999.

Grupp received 72 votes, while Scheier-Schneider received 47 votes. Norway’s Anette Boe, the third candidate, received 32 votes.

Sweden’s Doris Högne Rydheim, who was a council member since 2003, will leave the council.

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