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Nominations for BC Hockey Awards Now Open

We know that there are many amazing volunteers in BC and Yukon who work hard everyday to ensure hockey happens and kids are having fun.

BC Hockey wants to recognize these deserving people for all they have done to help hockey in their community.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, April 15, 2022.

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About the BC Hockey Awards

CHAIR OF THE BOARD AWARD

This award is given to a Minor Hockey Association (MHA) showing the greatest percentage increase in player registration over the previous years registration or to an individual, team, league or Association that has brought honour to the amateur hockey fraternity through an outstanding humanitarian endeavor.

2020 - 2021 Winner: Harold Bloomenthal (Victoria, BC)

 

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 is not the only consideration. This award is given in memory of the late Ernie Gare of Nelson, BC who demonstrated what BC Hockey feels are the ideal elements of a coach.

2020 - 2021 Winner: Coty Haikonen (Gibsons, BC)

 

DEVELOPMENT AWARD - COACHING

This award is for service to the National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP) 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.

2020 - 2021 Winner: Robin Deitch (Burnaby, BC)

 

DEVELOPMENT AWARD - MIKE LANDUCCI OFFICIATING

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

2020 - 2021 Winner: Dan Hanoomansingh (Vancouver, BC)

 

INDIGENOUS IMPACT AND LEGACY AWARD

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

2020 - 2021 Winner: Charles Ghostkeeper (Northern BC)

 

LIFE MEMBERS' VOLUNTEER - EXECUTIVE AWARD

This award is presented by BC Hockey life members to an amateur hockey administrator who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and growth of amateur hockey.

2020 - 2021 Winner: Leann Smith (Cranbrook, BC)

 

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 in the current year.

2020 - 2021 Winner: Mark Pearce (North Vancouver, BC)

 

MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR - FRANK SPRING AWARD

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

2020 - 2021 Winner: Whitehorse Minor Hockey Association

 

PROGRAM OF EXCELLENCE AWARD - MALE AND FEMALE

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

2019 - 2020 Winner (Male): Jamie Jackson (Surrey, BC)

2019 - 2020 Winner (Female): Greg Hermiston (Kamloops BC)

Not presented in 2020-2021

 

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.

2020 - 2021 Winner: Robyn Hucik (Sparwood, BC)

 

DIAMOND STICK AWARD

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

2020 - 2021 Winner: Laurie Wishart (Victoria, BC)

 

For more information about BC Hockey Awards, visit the Awards age on the website, or email info@bchockey.net