Katz Group making ‘major announcement’ Friday

Bob Nicholson. (Nathan Denette/CP)

The Katz Group, owners of the Edmonton Oilers, have called a news conference for Friday and it’s speculated Bob Nicholson will be named vice-chairman of the organization.

The expected announcement will take place at 10 a.m. MST.

Nicholson was president and chief executive officer of Hockey Canada for the past 16 years. He stepped down on May 31.

Canadian teams have won 44 gold at world championships, Olympics and World Cups on Nicholson’s watch.

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