The PHF will have a new commissioner moving forward, as Reagan Carey has been introduced as the replacement for the outgoing Tyler Tumminia. Carey will take over the position full-time on May 10. Tobin Kelly, who chaired the search committee, released the following statement:
The search committee had the opportunity to speak with many exceptional candidates who were considered for the role of PHF Commissioner over the course of this process. 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. In all of our many conversations, Reagan’s commitment to communication and her values that advocate for what is right and put players first, make her the perfect leader for the next phase of growth in the PHF. We are all excited about welcoming Reagan as she takes the lead in moving the PHF forward.
Carey, 43, has a long career in professional and amateur sports, including nearly a decade with USA Hockey as the general manager of the women’s program. She won gold medals at the U18 World Juniors, World Championship, and the Olympics, and has already worked with many of the athletes, coaches and staff members around the league.
The PHF has already introduced a huge increase in salary cap and benefits for next season, which will essentially begin on May 1 when unrestricted free agency opens for 2022-23.