Monday, June 14, 2021
Safety Recognition Award
Robyn Hucik had been the Safety Person for her child’s hockey team but decided to take on the responsibility as the Risk Manager for Elk Valley Minor Hockey Association (EVMHA) for the 2020-21 season. This is a daunting job in a normal year, but given the global pandemic the analysis of safety and risk was a massive undertaking and the top priority for everyone. Robyn took the job on with the goal of getting the kids on the ice and keeping them there.
EVMHA utilizes three arenas for hockey, and Robyn had to ensure that each of them had the appropriate safety requirements in place and developed a return to hockey guideline for EVMHA. Robyn and several others formed a committee to focus solely on the safety of the young athletes and making sure COVID protocols were clear and adhered too. Robyn was always available to answer questions or add insight for anyone within EVMHA. This was extremely important as this season was difficult and confusing beyond compare. During a season such as this, to have a person like Robyn who was completely committed to the players’ health and safety provided comfort and assurance for many parents and allowed the kids a chance to play. Great work and congratulations Robyn!