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McLachlan, Jewell take top awards

Port Hardy Minor Hockey hosted its annual awards night last week.

PORT HARDY—Luckily he chose a seat at the front, or Logan McLachlan could have been be the first skater to get a workout in an awards gala.

The midget skater was the only one in attendance for his age group at the Port Hardy Minor Hockey Association’s AGM and awards presentation, held last Wednesday at the Civic Centre. So, when he rose to collect his certificate, association president Graeme Richards jokingly awarded him the team’s most sportsmanlike, most dedicated and most improved medals.

But it was purely on his merits that he was called back up to receive the Hugh Fraser Memorial Award as the Most Dedicated Official for his tireless refereeing throughout the season.

And McLachlan was forced to rise for yet another tour of the hall when his name was drawn to receive the annual door prize of free registration for the next season.

The night’s other big winner was Owain Jewell, who was awarded the Robbie Burns Memorial for Most Dedicated Mentor for his efforts in helping coach the novice team.

Bantam coach Jeff Cowles selected medal winners for his side, with Patrick Traverse taking most improved, Kate Gough picking up the most sportsmanlike medal and Clayton McDonald awarded most dedicated.

Several positions on the executive were left open as former members stepped down and volunteers could not be found in the crowd. The association is in search of a secretary, treasurer, ice coordinator and a junior tournament coordinator for the upcoming season. To volunteer, or for more information on the positions, contact Richards at 250-949-9588.

New members include Brian Heller as head coach and Rob Lind in the newly created director of fundraising position. Returning members include Michel Therrien, Aaron Miller, Joe Jewell, Tracy Ranger, Sabrina Dent, Lynea Borg and Angela Krawietz.

Triport Minor Hockey, the umbrella organization over each of the North Island’s house and rep programs, will host its annual AGM May 8, beginning at 7 p.m. at Seven Hills Golf and Country Club. Everyone is welcome.

 

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