Family and friends came together to celebrate accomplishments and excellence in hockey at the 2017 Minor Hockey Awards. Chris Bignell, President of the 2016/17 season, congratulated everyone on their team accomplishments. He also had players extend a round of applause to their parents or guardians to show their appreciation for the time and energy given throughout the season.
Esso Achievement Awards were handed to the players by their coaches, along with handshakes and high fives on a well played season.
Initiation - coached by Jace Moon, Chris Mckennitt, Troy Deciccio
Novice1 - coached by Cory Coughlin, Chris Bignell, Cody Gomuwka, Troy DeCiccio and Grace Lutz
Novice2 - coached by Ian Chwok, Rick Rector
Atom - coached by Ian Chwok, Don Sather and Lennus MacRae
PeeWee - coached by Tyler Scobey, Brad Peavoy, Colin Bartlett and Stacy Hanlon
Bantam - coached by Mike Davidson and Corey Coughlin
Steven Harding Referee of the Year Award - presented by Tyler Scobey
The Steven Harding Referee Award recipient is chosen from our group of local referees who show the best example of character, fair play, teamwork and consistency. Steven Harding was a young referee who was taken from the world four years ago. He was a much-loved son, student, athlete and referee. Tyler Scobey presented a plaque to this year’s recipients, Matthew Pasula and Braeden Roddick.
Offensive Player sponsored by 3Boys Tank & Vac Truck Services - presented by Chris Mckennitt
Defensive Player sponsored by Rival Trucking - presented by Chace Lamb
Most Dedicated sponsored by Oshanek Inspection Services - presented by Donald Hailes
Most Sportsmanlike Player sponsored by Kodiak Oilfield Services - presented by Mike Davidson
Most Improved Player sponsored by Fox Creek Legion Branch #280
Heart & Hustle sponsored by ProFoxx Energy Services - presented by Alex Macaulay
Derald Palmer Citizenship Award - presented by Bryce Palmer
Derald Palmer always encouraged fair play and excellence, both on and off the ice, so in keeping with his spirit, an award was made in his honor.
The Lyle Young Award - presented By Lena, Peyton and Breanna Young
The Lyle Young Award is presented to a parent whose dedication and volunteerism goes above and beyond.
This years' recipients were Chace and Robyn Lamb as well as Chris Bignell.