Regional Committee Awards
2017 Award Recipients
Supervision Award: Bob Broomhall (left) for outstanding service to the North Region Officials supervision program; award presented by Chris Despot.
Mike Bugaida Award: Karen Brown (left) outstanding dedication to the North Region Officials Committee; award presented by Dean Ziegler.
Duncan MacDougall Award: Chris Rebus (right) for outstanding service and commitment to the North Region; award presented by Colin Watt.
Chairman’s Award: Lance Hyndman (left) for dedication and commitment to minor hockey in the North Region; award presented by Stefan Brown.
Ron Panchyshyn Award: Colin Watt (right) for outstanding dedication to the North Region Officials Committee; award presented by Sanjeev Bhagrath.
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.
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
2014-15: Clayton Brown
BILL CARGILL AWARD
NEIL GARVIN AWARD
Hockey Alberta Region Award
STU HITMAN AWARD
Presented annually an active North Central Region official who demonstrates extraordinary dedication and commitment to officiating Red Deer Minor Hockey. In addition to having his/her name engraved on the Award plaque the recognized official also receives a personalized Region-sponsored referee bag.
|2010-11||Blair Morgan||2009-10||Shane Schuster|
|2008-09||Phil Pattison||2007-08||Matt Zilinski|
|2006-07||Bill Cargill||2005-06||Matt Cassidy|
|2004-05||Jim Claggett||2003-04||Grant McCarthy|
|2002-03||Kyle Ouellette||2001-02||Don Scott|
|2000-01||Don Scott||1999-2000||Jason Ketch|
|1998-99||Jim Reynolds||1997-98||Andy Odenbach|
|1996-97||Paul Coad||1995-96||Bill Charlton|
|1994-95||Greg Weik||1993-94||Paul Molgat|
|1992-93||David Guy||1991-92||Dale Sipko|
|1990-91||Ron Russell||1989-90||Angie Mudry|
|1988-89||Robert Cermak & Fred Liddell||1987-88||Stephan Soucy|
|1986-87||Chris Pelletier||1985-86||Keith Small & Don Routley|
|1984-85||Dave Brotherton||1983-84||Earl Bowie|
|1982-83||Gerry Johnston||1981-82||Gerry Winia|
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||Ross Wylie||2015||Doug Brown||2014||Karen Kane|
|2013||Mark MacIssac||2012||Dave Brotherton||2011||Darrell Martindale|
|2010||Scott McNabb||2009||Jason Clark||2008||Don Roberts|
|2007||John Blake||2006||Kendall Waiting||2005||Rob Archambault|
|2004||Dave Routledge||2003||Rick Davidson||2002||Burke Wilson|
|2001||Dave Shaw||2000||No Selection||1999||Todd Anderson|
|1998||Mike Gillett||1997||Al Peterson||1996||Chuck Doughty|
|1995||Dave Descent||1994||Gord Lee||1993||Dan Duffy|
|1992||Dave Ganley||1991||John Bright||1990||Gerry Befus|
|1989||Wayne Krausnick||1988||James Stuart||1987||Gary Groves|
|1986||Lawrence Feary||1985||Barry Brown||1984||Jim Curr|
|1983||Jim Beckman||1982||Rick Bracko||1981||Doug Mcdougall|
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.
|2017||Michael Stinn||2016||Colby Georgson||2015||Przemek Iwaniec|
|2014||Mason Stewart||2013||Brendan Balagus||2012||Chance Sundquist|
|2011||Cody Pollock||2010||Reid Anderson||2009||Kevin Webinger|
|2008||Geoff Da Silva||2007||Ryan Bonnett||2006||Nick Yaskiw|
|2005||Russ Berdusco||2004||Devon Briceland||2003||Jeff Jobson|
|2002||Brad Hunt||2001||Dan Cowley||2000||Ryan Thompson|
Marian Lester Memorial Award
The Marian Lester Memorial Award is presented annually to an individual who has shown outstanding dedication to officiating minor hockey in the Central Region. 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, who passed away in 1999. The recipient is chosen annually by the Assignors.
2016-17 Chris Lopes &and 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
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 and 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 Region Awards
Region Awards are made to someone who has made a significant contribution to the Region and its operation over the years.
2016-17 Mykle Davidson
2015-16 Chris Bruce
2014-15 Geoff DaSilva
2016-17 Brandon Renner
2015-16 Dave Coles
2014-15 Corey Halford
2016-17 Ian Calverley
2015-16 Laurie Rutherford
2014-15 Sean Brett