Regional Committee Awards

2017 Award Recipients

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Supervision Award: Bob Broomhall (left) for outstanding service to the North Region Officials supervision program; award presented by Chris Despot.

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Mike Bugaida Award: Karen Brown (left) outstanding dedication to the North Region Officials Committee; award presented by Dean Ziegler.

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Duncan MacDougall Award: Chris Rebus (right) for outstanding service and commitment to the North Region; award presented by Colin Watt.

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Chairman’s Award: Lance Hyndman (left) for dedication and commitment to minor hockey in the North Region; award presented by Stefan Brown.

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Ron Panchyshyn Award: Colin Watt (right) for outstanding dedication to the North Region Officials Committee; award presented by Sanjeev Bhagrath.

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George McCorry Award: Lance Hyndman (left) for outstanding dedication and commitment to the North Region Officials senior program; award presented by Denis Poitras

Colin Hackett Scholarship

In November 2016, the North Region lost Colin Hackett, an inspirational mentor and official, after a two-year battle wth colon cancer. Colin became an inspiration to many after his diagnosis, as he would officiate games days after undergoing chemo therapy treatment and continued to mentor younger officials. He also refereed for the World’s Longest Hockey Game while wearing his chemotherapy pack and undergoing treatment during the game. Off the ice Colin gave a motivational speech to more than 2000 people at the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer and then rode for 200 km with the group. During his courageous two-year battle with colon cancer, Colin continued to be a mentor to many officials and volunteered his time as Vice Chair.

Colin Hackett Scholarship Application Form >

Each year the North East Region Officials Committee recognizes officials who have gone above and beyond to make a difference within their hockey community and the development of officials. The Committee would like to congratulate the recent award recipients and thank all of the officials in the zone for their hard work and ongoing dedication to officiating.

Leo Wurtz Award

2014-15: Gary Goreniuk


Ron Centazzo Memorial Award

2014-15: Tanner Makepeace and Avery Kaban



North East Region Award

2014-15: Derek Krys


Chairman’s Award

2014-15: Clayton Brown

George Look Memorial Award

Presented annually to an individual in, or who has been in, the Region who best exemplifies the high standards of continued dedication and leadership to the community and a willingness to work with his peers. It is given in the memory of George R. Look who was a member of the Referee’s Committee and our Zone at the time of his death. George was killed performing his duty as a City of Calgary Firefighter on New Years Eve 1980, while working a shift for a fellow firefighter so that the friend could be with his family on that holiday evening. George Look also exhibited this kind of service and dedication to our Zone and to the Referee’s Committee. A Committee will be struck annually by the Executive, to be chaired by the most recent recipient, and its members will include as many of the past recipients as are available along with representation from the General Membership as deemed necessary.

2016-17 Corey Halford
2015-16 Ross Wylie
2014-15 Doug Brown

Brian Paulichuk Memorial Award

The Central Zone Referee’s Committee and the Paulichuck family present the Brian Paulichuck Memorial Award annually to a member of the Zone who shows great potential and judgement in his/her skills as a Referee and Linesman. Brian Paulichuck was a member of our Zone who himself showed these qualities and had a strong desire to work hard game in and game out, until his death in 1988. The recipient will be chosen by the Executive annually based on all information received through the supervision program and all other means of identifying this official.

2016-17 Michael Stinn
2015-16 Colby Georgson
2014-15 Przemek Iwaniec

Marian Lester Memorial Award

The Central Zone Referee’s Committee presents the Marian Lester Memorial Award annually to an individual in the Zone who has shown outstanding dedication to officiating minor hockey in the Central Zone. The recipient must have gone beyond the normal call of duty in assisting the assignors whenever possible (i.e. repeatedly accepting games on short notice), must be a member in good standing, with no disciplinary issues during the season in question, and have assisted with the supervision program, where possible. The award is presented in memory of Marian Lester, a long-time assignor of Minor Hockey for the Central Zone Referees Committee, who passed away in 1999. The recipient is chosen annually by the Assignors.

2016-17 Chris Lopes & Lisa Walters
2015-16 Brent Tort
2014-15 Ian Calverley

Al Peterson Memorial Award 

The Central Zone Referee’s Committee presents the Al Peterson Memorial Award annually to the Zone’s Most Improved official. The official who has shown the most improvement within their officiating caliber of hockey. This is not necessarily your best official but the one who has progressed the most through their attendance at clinics/seminars and their on-ice efforts. The award is presented in memory of Al Peterson, a long-time supervisor of Hockey for the Central Zone Referees Committee, who passed away in 2008. The recipient will be chosen by the Executive annually based on all information received through the supervision program and all other means of identifying this official.

2016-17 Trevor Tracey
2015-16 Corrie Colter
2014-15 Todd Layton

Supervision Award

This award will be given to the official, either active on non-active, who best dedicates themselves to the betterment of other officials through supervisions.
Considerations will be:
- number of supervisions
- quality of supervisions, and
- the readiness to do supervisions upon the request of the supervisions director.

2016-17 Sandy Kaine, Colby Georgsen, and Derek Bandstra
2015-16 Greg Cole
2014-15 Scott McNabb & Chris Bruce

Ian Anderson Memorial Award (Hockey Calgary Community Official of the Year Award)

This award is given by Hockey Calgary.

2017-18 Logan Parsons
2016-17 Matthew Bacon
2015-16 Peter Bugler
2014-15 Rhys Hoshizaki

City, Community, Rural Zone Awards

Zone Awards are made to someone who has made a significant contribution to the Zone and its operation over the years. 

City Award
2016-17 Mykle Davidson
2015-16 Chris Bruce
2014-15 Geoff DaSilva

Rural Award
2016-17 Brandon Renner
2015-16 Dave Coles
2014-15 Corey Halford

Community Award
2016-17 Ian Calverley
2015-16 Laurie Rutherford
2014-15 Sean Brett