Stanford named new top Dog in Hamilton

Hamilton Bulldogs majority owner and chairman Michael Andlauer announced today that Glenn Stanford has been named president and governor of the American Hockey League club.

“I am thrilled that we were able to add Glenn Stanford to our team”, said Andlauer. “Glenn’s extensive experience and the passion that he possesses for both the sports entertainment business, and for the game of hockey, make him the ideal person to head day-to-day operations of the Hamilton Bulldogs. Throughout his long and esteemed career, Glenn has proven to be a tremendous leader, and I am confident that under his guidance, our organization will continue to progress and prosper moving forward.”

“I’m extremely excited to be joining what is considered to be one of the premier franchises in the American Hockey League”, said Stanford. “I would like to thank Mr. Andlauer for giving me the opportunity to come back to the AHL. I’m looking forward to working with the Hamilton Bulldogs ownership group, coaches, players and staff, as well as with our National Hockey League parent club, the Montreal Canadiens. Together, we will continue to build on the great tradition that the Bulldogs have established during their 10-plus seasons in the City of Hamilton.”

Stanford, 49, has an extensive background in sports management, marketing and national entertainment events, and brings nearly two decades of experience to Hamilton. Before joining the Bulldogs, Stanford was in his second year as president of both the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads and the building that the team played in, the Qwest Arena.

Prior to moving to Boise, Stanford served as general manager of St. John’s Sports and Entertainment Ltd., and vice president of the American Hockey League’s St. John’s Maple Leafs, a position he held for the duration of the team’s 14-season stay in the Newfoundland capital from 1991 through 2005. In these roles, Stanford oversaw day-to-day operations of the St. John’s Maple Leafs, Mile One Stadium and the St. John’s Convention Centre, while also establishing the Maple Leafs Foundation, which raised more than $1.5 million for charities in Newfoundland and Labrador.

During his tenure with St. John’s, Stanford helped build the Maple Leafs into what many considered one of the model franchises in all of minor professional sports.

Stanford has also received numerous awards and professional honors. The St. John’s native was recognized in 2004-05 with the AHL’s Thomas Ebright Award, which is presented annually to an individual deemed to have made outstanding career contributions to the American Hockey League. In 2001-02, Stanford was presented with the James C. Hendy Memorial Award, which is presented yearly to the executive who has made the most outstanding contribution to the AHL. In 1996-97, Stanford won the Ken McKenzie Award, which is given to the individual who accomplished the most in promoting his or her AHL team that season.

In addition, Stanford was named Canadian Special Olympics Sports Celebrities Festival National Volunteer of the Year in 2004, was selected as one of the Top 50 Chief Executive Officer’s in Atlantic Canada in 2004, and was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for significant contributions to Canada in 2002.