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Awards - AGM

BC Hockey Awards

The BC Hockey awards recognize members and volunteers that are dedicated to the development and governance of our game. Nominations were reviewed and winners were selected by a committee.

Nominations are open until April 15, 2021.


Indigenous Impact and Legacy Award

The award will be presented to an individual, team, league or Association that has demonstrated a commitment to increase Indigenous inclusivity and participation in the sport of hockey.  

2019 - 2020 Winner: Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation (Fort St. James)

2018 - 2019 Winner: Ryneld Starr (Hazelton Minor Hockey Association)

Coach of the Year – Ernie Gare Award

This award is awarded to BC Hockey’s top coach who shows leadership to players, demonstrates skill development and has a sound philosophy. Winning is a consideration but not the only one and not the most important one. This Award is given in memory of the late Ernie Gare of Nelson who demonstrated what BC Hockey feels are the ideal elements of a coach.

2019 - 2020 Winner: Nigel Creightney (New Westminster MHA)

2018 - 2019 Winner: Katie Yuris (Greater Trail MHA)

2017 - 2018 Winner: Ian Birnie (Saanich MHA)

2016 - 2017 Winner: Gary Bowsher (Langley) 

2015 - 2016 Winner: John Batchelor (Burnaby)

2014 - 2015 Winner: Phil Grieff (Richmond)  

2013 - 2014 Winner: Mike Squire (Parksville)

2012 - 2013 Winner: Ken Koshey (Trail)

 Development Award - Coaching

This award is for service to the National Coaches Certification Program in BC Hockey. The purpose of this award is to annually acknowledge outstanding service by a volunteer who has devoted his or her time to assist coaching within BC Hockey.



2019 - 2020 Winner: Brendan Hutchinson (Smithers)


2018 - 2019 Winner: Jordan Moore (Whitehorse)


2017 - 2018: Not presented


2016 - 2017 Winner:  Rick Schievink (Port Alberni)


2015 - 2016 Winner: Jim Weicker (Duncan)


2014 - 2015: Not presented



2013 - 2014: Not presented



2012 - 2013 Winner: Dr. Peter Moyls (Kamloops)


Official of the Year

This award is given to an official that exemplifies dedication and support for the BC Hockey Officiating Program, BC Hockey and Hockey Canada Rules and Regulations. He or she also contributes to hockey in ways other than the on-ice requirements and combines leadership and ability both on and off the ice. This person must also be carded for the year.


2019 - 2020 Winner: Danika Kroeker (Prince George)


2018 - 2019 Winner: Brett Mackey (Cloverdale)


2017 - 2018 Winner: Ward Pateman (Kelowna)


2016-  2017 Winner: Nathan Vanoosten (Vancouver)


2015 - 2016 Winner: Brett Iverson (Richmond)


2014 - 2015 Winner: Bevan Mills (Surrey)



2013 - 2014 Winner: Nick Bilko (Langley)



2012 - 2013 Winner: Mike Campbell (Cloverdale)


Mike Landucci Development Award - Officiating

This award recognizes outstanding service by a volunteer who has devoted his or their time to assist officiating in BC Hockey.

2019 - 2020 Winner: Darren Mahaffy (White Rock)

2018 - 2019 Winner: Brett Rafferty (Burnaby)

2017 - 2018 Winner: Dairobi Paul (Vancouver)

2016 - 2017 Winner: Shawn McCaskill (Abbotsford)

2015 - 2016 Winner: Doug Swaine (Kamloops)     

2014 - 2015 Winner: Trevor Boudreau (Surrey)

2013 - 2014 Winner: Jacqui Harrison (Campbell River)           

        2012 - 2013 Winner: Cam MacBean (Terrace)

Program of Excellence Award (Female and Male)

This award is awarded annually to acknowledge outstanding service by a volunteer to the Program of Excellence.


Male 2019 - 2020: Jamie Jackson 

Male 2018 - 2019: Steve O'Rourke 

Male 2017 - 2018: Trevor Sprague 

Male 2016 - 2017: Craig Carter

Male 2015 - 2016: Not Presented

Male 2014 - 2015 Winner: Scott Westgate 

Male 2013 - 2014 Winner: Marty Floris

Male 2012 - 2013 Winner: Mitch Pinsky


Female 2019 - 2020: Greg Hermiston

Female 2018 - 2019: Katie Greenway 

Female 2017 - 2018: Christina Sharun (Saanich MHA)

Female 2016 - 2017 Winner: Troy Weil

Female 2015 - 2016 Winner: Jim Fetter

Female 2014 - 2015 Winner: Carol Worsfold

Female 2013 - 2014 Winner: Cam Kerr

Female 2012 - 2013 Winner: Roy Jukich

Safety Recognition Award

This annual award acknowledges outstanding service by a volunteer who has devoted his or her time to assist safety and risk management within BC Hockey.


2018 - 2019 Winner: Dr. Stu Gershman (Victoria)


2017 - 2018: Not presented


2016 - 2017: Not presented


2015 - 2016 Winner: Dr. Shelina Babul


2014 - 2015: Not presented



2013 - 2014 Winner: Squamish Minor Hockey Association



 2012 - 2013: Not presented


Diamond Stick Award

This award honours an individual who has provided outstanding service to the game of hockey for 10 or more years. The meritorious service may be provided to national or international hockey programs, BC Hockey or its member clubs. 


2019: Bill Ohlhausen (Okanagan Falls)


2018: Bill Ennos (Victoria)


2017: Not presented


2016: Not presented


2015: Al Matthews (Williams Lake)


2014: Bob Nicholson (Penticton)


 2013: Not presented

Outstanding Player Award

This award is presented to a BC Hockey player that has performed with or assisted a club registered with BC Hockey for 10 years or more. Individuals who receive this award must exhibit clean and skillful play, value to the club and assist in the development of minor players. This award was last presented in 1989-1990.

Chair of the Board Award

This award is given to a minor hockey association showing the greatest percentage increase in player registration over the previous year registration or to an individual, team, league or association that has brought honour to the amateur hockey fraternity through an outstanding humanitarian endeavor.


2019 - 2020 Winner: Dr. Bonnie Henry


2018 - 2019 Winner: Vancouver Pee Wee Spirit


2017 - 2018 Winner: Fort St. John Pee Wee Flyers


2016 - 2017 Winner: Myles Mattila (Quesnel)


2015 - 2016 Winner: Bailey Monteith (Kamloops)


2014-2015 Winner: Jack Edwards (Summerland)


2013-2014 Winner: Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey Association


2012-2013 Winner: Sunshine Coast Minor Hockey Association   

Life Members’ Volunteer – Executive Award

This award is awarded by BC Hockey Life Members to an amateur hockey administrator who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and growth of amateur hockey.


2019 - 2020 Winner: Gary Mizuno (Surrey)


2018 - 2019 Winner: Lee Holland (Prince George)


2017 - 2018 Winner: Karen Jacobson (Vancouver)


2016 - 2017: Not presented


2015 - 2016 Winner: Al Matthews (Williams Lake)


2014-2015 Winner: Nigel Shackles (Richmond)



2013-2014 Winner: Gladys Hewson



2012-2013 Winner: Chuck Campbell   


MHA of the Year – Frank Spring Award

Each year, a Minor Hockey Association is recognized by BC Hockey in honour of Frank Spring, past president and life member of BC Hockey. Awarded annually to the minor hockey association judged to have made an outstanding contribution to its community by providing a properly organized program where a youngster can learn the basic skills and the fundamentals of good hockey.


2019 - 2020 Winner: Surrey Female Hockey Association


2018 - 2019 Winner: Sunshine Coast Minor Hockey Association


2017 - 2018 Winner: Vancouver Female Hockey Association


2016 - 2017 Winner: Mission Minor Hockey Association


2015 - 2016 Winner: Fort St. John Minor Hockey Association


2014 - 2015 Winner: South Okanagan Minor Hockey Association



2013 - 2014 Winner: Thompson Cariboo Minor Hockey Association



201 - 2013 Winner: Kelowna Minor Hockey Association


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