Hockey awards go to familiar faces

Repeat winners at Port Hardy Minor Hockey Association awards event.

  • Thu Apr 18th, 2013 9:00am
  • Sports

PORT HARDY—The Port Hardy Minor Hockey Association made life easy on its engraver last week when it selected both Sarah Case and Robby Heavenor as repeat winners for the club’s two major awards for the 2012-13 season.

The two were presented their plaques during the Port Hardy Minor Hockey Annual General Meeting and awards dinner, held last Tuesday at the Civic Centre.

Case earned the Hugh Fraser Memorial Award as Most Dedicated Referee for the second straight year, officiating minor hockey games while also playing for two teams — the Triport Bantam girls Wild Onez and the Port Hardy bantam house squad.

Heavenor was honoured for the second time with the Robbie Burns Memorial Most Dedicated Mentor plaque. Heavenor, who captained the North Island Eagles midget squad to within one game of the provincial finals, found time in his schedule to also serve as an assistant coach for some of Port Hardy’s younger skaters.

Awards for Most Sportsmanlike, Most Dedicated and Most Improved players were handed out for the association’s atom, peewee, bantam and midget teams. Novice and peanut/pre-nut (initiation) skaters each received certificates, but no individual awards were given at those levels.

The AGM saw the election of officers for the coming 2013-14 season, and the bulk of the current executive will return, including president Graham Richards, vice-president Michel Therrien, secretary Sabrina Dent and treasurer Nadine Gough.

Jackie Hunt, Tracy Ranger, Lynea Borg and Aaron Miller also will be back in leadership roles, joined by newcomers Jamie Harrison (head coach) and Joe Jewell (equipment manager).

 

Port Alice hockey

Tyler Roper, who averaged nine goals per game during tournaments in both Port Hardy and Port McNeill, was an easy choice as MVP as Port Alice Minor Hockey presented its novice team awards following taping of a promo for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada this month.

Dawson Twamley (Most Improved) and Taylor Spafford (Most Sportsmanlike) were also presented awards at the ceremony, which included a pizza dinner.

The novice skaters will be featured introducing Hockey Night in Canada this Saturday, Apr. 20, after being selected in Scotiabank’s Hockey Kids promotion earlier this year.

Video of the team’s taping is available at northislandgazette.com.

 

HOCKEY

 

 

 

Port Hardy Minor Hockey AGM and 2013 Awards Dinner

 

 

 

Hugh Fraser Memorial Award

Most Dedicated Referee

Sarah Case

 

 

 

Brian Burns Memorial Award

Mentor of the Year

Robby Heavenor

 

 

 

Midgets

Most Improved: Drew Robertson

Most Dedicated: Troy Cadwell

Most Sportsmanlike: Mason Irvine.

 

 

 

Bantams

Most Improved: Patrick Traverse, Riley Nelson

Most Dedicated: Logan McLachlan

Most Sportsmanlike: Sage Hanuse

 

 

 

Peewees

Most Improved: Seth Hanuse

Most Dedicated: Tim Alfred, Bree-Anna Henderson

Most Sportsmanlike: Saphron Purdy

 

 

 

Atoms

Most Improved: Madyson Harris

Most Dedicated: Owain Jewell

Most Sportsmanlike: Noah Doyle, Avary Miller

 

 

 

Novice, Peanut

No individual awards presented

 

 

 

Executive elections 2013-14

President: Graham Richards

Vice-president: Michel Therrien

Secretary: Sabrina Dent

Treasurer: Nadine Gough

Head manager: Sabrina Dent

Ice coordinator: Jackie Hunt

Referee coordinator: Tracy Ranger

Tournament coordinator: Lynea Borg

Registrar: Aaron Miller

Head coach: Jamie Harrison

Equipment manager: Joe Jewell

 

 

 

Port Alice Minor Hockey

2012-13 Awards

 

 

 

Novice

Most Improved: Dawson Twamley

Most Sportsmanlike: Taylor Spafford

Most Valuable Player: Tyler Roper