Kevin

Mann

President/CEO

Kevin has served as the CEO and President of 200x85 LLC since its inception. His responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations and all business aspects of the company, including but not limited to tournaments, player development, expansion, and marketing initiatives.

Kevin has been involved in hockey virtually all his life. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Kevin played his youth and junior hockey in Canada and then went on to attend the University of Maine on an athletic scholarship, playing varsity hockey for legendary coach Shawn Walsh, including serving as captain his senior year, when he was also named Hockey East Academic Player of the Year.

Following a stellar playing career at Maine, Kevin spent five (5) years coaching at the collegiate level, assisting Walsh at Maine before joining Jerry York’s staff as a Graduate Assistant at Bowling Green. He eventually arrived at the University of Illinois – Chicago where he coached for three seasons. In 1990, Kevin left the college coaching ranks and began conducting youth hockey training programs, a career move that eventually led him into consulting positions in not only hockey but rink management and ownership.

For the last thirty-two (32) years, Kevin has either created or helped to create: a) the Chicago Blues Tier 2 program; b) the Chicago Steel USHL Jr. Team; c) the Chicago Mission AAA Hockey Club; d) the CCM Selects; e) the CCM World Invite (the largest AAA hockey tournament in the world); and f) the CCM 68.

Kevin has also been an active member with Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois and USA Hockey. In January, 2012 Kevin was inducted into the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame. His involvement with USA Hockey included serving as a member of USAH’s International Council from 2007 to 2021. Over the years, he has assisted and worked with hockey federations in Slovenia, Sweden, Germany, Russia, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Austria.

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