06/20/2014 11:48 EDT | Updated 08/20/2014 05:59 EDT

Scott Salmond named Hockey Canada's VP of hockey operations and national teams

CALGARY - Hockey Canada gave Scott Salmond a promotion Friday, naming him vice-president of hockey operations and national teams.

The native of Creston, B.C., previously served as manager of high performance, director of men's national teams and most recently as senior director of hockey operations and men’s national teams. Salmond takes over from Brad Pascall, who stepped down this month to take a position as assistant general manager of the Calgary Flames.

"Hockey Canada is very fortunate to have Scott Salmond in place to take over as vice-president of hockey operations and men's national teams," Hockey Canada chief operating officer Scott Smith said in a statement. "In his role as senior director, he played a key role in supporting the vice-president in growing our high performance department and our teams through great success."

Salmond originally joined Hockey Canada in 2001 after five years at BC Hockey. In his most recent role, Salmond assisted the vice-president in overseeing hockey operations for Canada's men's teams, the national junior team, under-18 and under-17 programs and the sledge team.

"I would like to thank Hockey Canada's leadership group and the board of directors for entrusting me with this great opportunity and responsibility," said Salmond. "I look forward to working with everyone at Hockey Canada, our staff, branches and partners, in continuing to grow our high performance area and leading our teams to continued success on the international stage."

Hockey Canada has yet to name a replacement for president Bob Nicholson, who stepped down May 31. Nicholson was recently named vice-chairman of Oilers Entertainment Group.