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United States Premier Hockey League Names Bob Turow As Commissioner

By USPHL Staff, 10/22/20, 4:15PM EDT

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The United States Premier Hockey League is pleased to announce the hiring of Bob Turow as its next Commissioner.  Turow is highly accomplished and well-respected in hockey circles.  His founding of Prospects Tournaments (“Prospects”) and his work to establish the United States Hockey League’s (USHL) Combines and Central Scouting Department are a couple examples of Turow’s hockey successes. Current Commissioner Richard Gallant will remain on as USPHL Commissioner through January 1, 2021 to ensure a smooth transition of the Commissioner’s duties to Bob Turow.

Turow can be reached by e-mail at bobt@usphl.com

”Having watched the growth of the USPHL, the decision to join the organization as Commissioner was easy,” said Turow. “My goal will be to continue to provide unmatched value to all in the USPHL family, whether player, parent, coach or owner.” 

In 1995, Turow created the Prospects platform to provide young aspiring hockey players an avenue to showcase their talents to NHL, Canadian Hockey League (“CHL”) and NCAA coaches and scouts. Under Bob’s stewardship, Prospects became North America’s Top Showcase event for nearly two decades seeing more than 500 NHL draft picks, 1,000 NCAA Division 1 and Canadian Hockey League players and 100 NCAA Division 1 Women Hockey players excel in the tournaments. Eight alumni of the Prospects were selected first overall in their respective NHL Entry Draft years: Joe Thornton, Rick DiPietro, Sidney Crosby, Erik Johnson, Patrick Kane, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares and Taylor Hall. 

Turow was also instrumental in the formation of the current USHL Central Scouting (now known as USHL Player Development). Turow created the Central Scouting Showcases (now the USHL Combines) and ran both the Central Scouting and the Showcases for five years for the USHL.  

Outside of hockey, Bob Turow and his wife Lynda have found business success in running several Fantastic Sams Salon franchises.  Bob is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada, and Bob and Lynda split their residence between Palm Harbor, Fla., and Kitchener, Ont. They have four adult children - MacKenzie, a social worker; Corey, a police officer; Allie, an advertising executive; and Kelsey, a school teacher. They also have two grandchildren, Ava and Jamieson. 

The USPHL is proud to welcome Bob Turow as he leads the league into a bright future. 

About The USPHL

The United States Premier Hockey League of 2020/2021 will be the nation’s largest amateur ice hockey league and the only league to span the continental United States and parts of Canada.  The USPHL will field approximately 550 teams representing over 100 organizations comprised of 11,000 players spanning the ages of 6 through 20.  

Overall, across all its divisions, the USPHL had more than 1,200 alumni playing college hockey in 2019-20 and more than 250 playing pro hockey, including in the NHL.