CSSHL Hire’s Three

The Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) staff has grown by three with the additions of Kai Farenholtz, Carl Michaelson, and Michael Suttnig.

Farenholtz joins the CSSHL in a part time role as Video Editing Assistant. A recent graduate of the Radio Arts & Entertainment program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Farenholtz most recently completed an internship with the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) where he was responsible for creating written, graphic, and video content throughout the 2022 playoffs. Farenholtz will be responsible for assisting the Manager, Media & Communications, Jordan Martin, in all video content creation such as highlight clips and packages.

Current Co-Founder, and Head of Recruitment & Scouting for CSSHL member program Bourget College, Michaelson joins the CSSHL League Staff as Eastern Canada Coordinator. Michaelson comes to the CSSHL with a highly decorated resume, having worked in various roles at both the elite minor hockey, junior stream and a total of six years coaching in the NCAA and European professional leagues. In his new position Michaelson will be responsible for guiding the Eastern division growth and expansion, while providing league insight and standards at showcases and other events.

Having spent one season in the CSSHL last year as head of CSSHL Discipline, Suttnig joins on a full-time basis as Manager, Operations. Suttnig will assist the CSSHL Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Goodwin, with league operations including schedules, rosters, discipline, ensuring league standards are meet and more day to day operations. Suttnig, who was born in Austria and played professional hockey there, was recently Commissioner for the international Junior leagues (U20 and U18) of the Ice Hockey League and Alps hockey League where he was responsible for the development and implementation of new programs such as special sport events, development weekends and international tournaments.