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Awards - AGM

2017 BC Hockey AGM Awards

The 2017 BC Hockey Annual General Meeting Awards were presented at the Awards Gala on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Sun Peak Grand Hotel & Conference Centre.  These 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.

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Coach of the Year – Ernie Gare Award

This award is awarded to BC’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.

 

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 British Columbia. 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.

 

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.

 

2015 - 2016 Winner: Brett Iverson (Richmond)

 
  2014 - 2015 Winner: Bevan Mills (Surrey)  

 

2013 - 2014 Winner: Nick Bilko (Langley)

 

 

2012 - 2013 Winner: Mike Campbell (Cloverdale)

 

Development Award - Officiating

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

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)

High Performance Award (Male and Female)

This award is awarded annually to acknowledge outstanding service by a volunteer to the High Performance Programs.

 

Male 2015 - 2016: Not Presented

Male 2014 - 2015 Winner: Scott Westgate 

Male 2013 - 2014 Winner: Marty Floris

Male 2012 - 2013 Winner: Mitch Pinsky

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

President’s 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.

 

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.

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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.

 

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

 

Fred Heslop Minor Hockey Week Awards

These awards are given by BC Hockey for service to minor hockey.  The purpose of the award is to honor BC Hockey Members who have given outstanding service and who have devoted a volunteer effort and service to a Minor Hockey Program in British Columbia. 

2015 - 2016 Winners    
 

Bill Sidaway

Juan de Fuca Victoria
 

Lewis Kinvig

Thompson-Cariboo Ashcroft
 

Lindsay Thorley

Aldergrove Aldergrove
 

Paul Willing

Vancouver Thunderbirds and PCAHA Vancouver
 

Tim Knight

Squamish Squamish


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