The Premier Hockey Federation officially has a new commissioner.
The PHF announced on Tuesday morning that Olympic gold medalist Reagan Carey has been appointed to the role of league commissioner, replacing Tyler Tumminia, who adorned the title for the past two seasons before stepping down in March.
Carey brings extensive experience to the role as an executive on the international stage.
Prior to joining the PHF, Carey served as the director of women's hockey for USA Hockey and as GM for the United States women's national team, achieving incredible success by winning 11 Women's U18 World Championships and capturing Olympic gold at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang.
Carey will begin her full-time duties as commissioner on May 10, hoping to bring stability and success to a league filled with exciting talent
“Throughout my career, I have been fortunate and honored to have played a part in growing and improving the landscape of women’s hockey at all levels,” Carey said in a statement on Tuesday.
“I continue to be energized and committed to moving the needle in the right direction and will be dedicated to the work required to build trust and elevate the PHF into a beacon for professional women’s hockey. I’m excited for the opportunity to continue making history with a relentless pursuit of success on all fronts. Through our work, we will aim to honor past pioneers of our sport, and inspire young girls to see a vibrant future in the game by ensuring that athletes who want to train and compete at the highest professional levels will always have a home at the PHF.”
Carey joins the PHF at a critical time in the league's history, with reports of a second women's professional league headed up by the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association making national headlines in recent weeks. The PHF, however, seems intent to operate as its own entity, and Carey will be the central figure to guide the league on its intended path.
For now, the PHF's leadership is set.