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Fred Heslop Minor Hockey Week Awards
Monday, April 8, 2019

BC Hockey announced Monday, April 8, 2019 the five (5) winners of the 2018 - 2019 Fred Heslop Minor Hockey Week Awards.  The awards recognize significant contributions made to hockey within BC and the Yukon by individuals who have gone beyond expectations.  In total, five (5) awards will be presented during National Volunteer Week, April 7 – 13, 2019.

The Fred Heslop Minor Hockey Week Award winners are:

Mike Bell

Tri Port Minor Hockey Association

Danielle Drummond

Haines Junction Minor Hockey Association

Rod McInnes


Amarjit Sander

Richmond Female Hockey Association

Leanne Smith

Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association


Over 100 nominations were accepted during Minor Hockey Week and a selection committee chose the five (5) winners based on the following criteria:

  • Has made significant contributions to minor hockey

  • Has enhanced hockey programs within their Association

  • Has made remarkable achievements

  • Has gone beyond expectations

  • Demonstrated the compassionate character that Fred Heslop brought the game through his contributions to hockey

Fred Helsop’s involvement with BC Hockey spanned two (2) decades, serving the membership on the Executive Committee (now Board of Directors) from 1992 – 2006.  The Trail, BC native served in many different roles including Officer at Large, Vice President, President and was chair of numerous committees.  In 2007, BC Hockey awarded him the highest honour when he was presented with the Diamond Stick Award.  Fred passed away in 2013, leaving a legacy behind him.

National Volunteer Week pays tribute to the millions of volunteers who share their time and talents with community organizations across the country.  The week of celebration is a wonderful way to shine the spotlight on volunteers who share their time to make their community a better place.

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