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CENTRAL HOCKEY LEAGUE NAMES IHL'S BERRY AS NEW COMMISSIONER
Published August 6, 1997
The CHL named IHL Senior VP/Hockey Ops Tom Berry as its new commissioner, replacing Monte Miron, who resigned in June. Berry had been with the IHL for 12 years, where he originally served as the league's first Dir of Officiating in '86 and was commissioner from '89-94. Berry is the third major addition to the CHL league office this summer, joining new President/CEO Ray Compton and the league's first-ever VP of Marketing Clyde Smoll. The CHL will operate 10 franchises next season in GA, KS, NC, OK, TN and TX (CHL).