Bringing key experience to the League, Brent Garbutt is officially recruited to the GOJHL as new commissioner
CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO | APRIL 6 2021 – Announced today with an official start date of April 12th, the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) would like to welcome Brent Garbutt as commissioner. With years of experience working directly with junior hockey, Brent offers a unique skillset to the league. “With Brent Garbutt’s expertise and drive, the GOJHL will continue to support player development and act as a vital source of opportunity and growth for young players,” says Scott Miller, GOJHL Chairman. “We are highly confident in Brent’s ability to navigate the needs of the League and provide integral solutions and innovations. I look forward to working with him moving forward.”
“I am honoured and thrilled for the opportunity and trust the GOJHL Board of Directors has afforded me states Garbutt. The GOJHL is a tremendous league with a great product, a vast alumni network and very talented players, coaches and staff. I am very excited to work with Scott Miller and the rest of the Board along with all other League Governors in further building the GOJHL brand and executing the GOJHL’s vision.”
Garbutt comes to the GOJHL from Ontario University Athletics (OUA) as their Manager of Sport, while also currently working as a Video Coordinator in the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Situation Room. He possesses extensive experience within the junior hockey and Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) landscape from his time with the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). Garbutt began as the OJHL’s Manager of Hockey Administration in 2011 before being promoted to Director, Hockey Operations. Previously, Garbutt served two stints as Team Canada East’s Director of Operations at the 2014 & 2016 World Jr. ‘A’ Challenge.
Garbutt was awarded his Bachelor of Commerce in Sports Administration from Laurentian University in 2008.
The Nepean, ON native got his start working with the Ottawa Senators in 2002-03 and 2003-04, before interning with NHL Central Scouting in 2007 and beginning his career as the ECHL’s Manager of Hockey Operations in 2009. Garbutt now resides in Burlington, ON with his wife, Nicole and son, Reichen.
For more information, visit https://www.gojhl.ca/.
ABOUT THE GREATER ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE (GOJHL) The Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League is a Canadian junior ice hockey league based in Southern Ontario, Canada. The league is sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association, Ontario Hockey Federation, and Hockey Canada.