Over the last 4 months we have been steadily rolling out new websites for each of the regional leagues, teams and special events for our client, the Canadian Hockey League. The combined undertaking encompasses 78 English/French digital properties, which are built on a single platform managed and maintained by Stadium Digital.
The completion of this rollout is a turning point for the CHL, as it now has a fully responsive platform on a common code base that leverages a customized multi-site bi-lingual WordPress theme. Like all projects of this magnitude, reaching the milestone of completion is an accomplishment to be celebrated and a time to reflect on the dedication and collaboration of the project team. I would firstly like to recognize the leadership of the CHL’s Sr. Manager of Digital, Mark Dickie, who has been our partner along this journey, supported by a strong group representing the regional leagues:
- Photi Sotiropoulos, Director of Communications, QMJHL
- Corey St. Laurent, Sr. Manager of Communications, WHL
- Paul Krotz, Manager of Media and Information Services, CHL & OHL
Another key contributor to this project throughout has been Denis Demers, the Head Statistician for the QMJHL. Denis’ singular focus on delivering to CHL fans one of the most comprehensive stats offerings in sports is a critical aspect to the success of the new digital platform.
The sheer scope of this project required Stadium Digital to work closely with several companies, such as Hockey Tech, the statistics provider of the CHL. Other companies involved in this project were: Webonise for hosting and migration, Signal UX for design and user experience, and PairShaped for technology architecture. I would also like to recognize the dedication of 2 employees at Stadium Digital, Mark Banks and Jeff Mugleston, who have been integral to seeing this project through while collaborating with the large stakeholder group assembled for this project.
Thank you to everyone involved in getting to this important milestone. We look forward to now iterating and innovating with this new platform in an effort to grow the fan base and business of the CHL.
President & Founder