2019-2020 Volunteer and Coach Awards


Feb. 04, 2020


As we approach the end of another successful season, it is time to once again recognize our volunteers. If you would like to nominate an outstanding Volunteer or Coach for any of the following awards, please send your nomination and a brief explanation on why you believe the individual is deserving of the award by February 18 to communicationsdirector@sturgeonhockeyclub.com.

Please send all nominations prior to February 18, 2020. All award nominations to be reviewed by the Awards Committee made up of members from the Board of Executives. Coach awards will be presented at the last home games of the season and Memorial Awards which will be presented at the AGM in April. 

 

Terry Grykuliak Memorial Award

Outstanding Hockey Volunteer

Terry Grykuliak, born May 17, 1951, passed away tragically en route to his son Tyler’s hockey game in Barrhead on November 19, 1994.  Tyler was critically injured.  Miraculously, Tyler recovered and resumed playing hockey several months later.

Terry was the manager of the Morinville Ice Breakers Atom B team and was an outstanding hockey volunteer for many years.  He served in many capacities as a team manager, assistant coach, equipment manager, and a MMHA executive board member.  Terry will be remembered as being a dedicated person, always willing to lend a hand in any way he could.

 Criteria for the Outstanding Hockey Volunteer:

  • Demonstrates dedication, devotion and a willingness to lend a hand
  • Must serve in an official capacity as an Assistant Coach, Manager, or SHC Board Member

Nominations will be accepted by email (please include the name of the nominee in the subject of the email). Your nominated candidate must be supported by 3 nominators.  Please see the form below to be used for this nomination.

Terry Grykuliak Award Nomination Form

 

 

Brenda Stewart Memorial Award

Family Spirit 

In 2017 Brenda Stewart, Registrar and Director of Communications for the Sturgeon Hockey Club (SHC), passed away unexpectedly from a major heart attack. Brenda not only held a major role in the association but also the greater role of being a loving and devoted spouse to our past president, Wayne Gatza.

When Brenda came into Wayne's life in 2009 with not having any kids of her own, it was far from her mind to ever join or much less be a member of a minor hockey association. However, with her generous nature and kind soul she stood by Wayne’s side and together they lived the “hockey life”.

She learned everything she could about the game while making it her own brand and exceeding all expectations in her volunteer role within the association. She adopted the “hockey mom” mentality and had nothing short of the hockey spirit. There wasn't one family that she didn't know, one name she couldn't remember and very rarely did she forget scores and stats of members of her own loving family. She also stepped up and ran the concession on behalf of the Morinville Kings while spending every weekend out of that window watching any game being played on the ice. Her dedication and devotion to the association was seen through everything she did, all without asking or complaining. If asked, she would simply say she did it all for the kids.

Award: A deserving SHC family will receive this award in honour of Brenda Stewart. The family will have proven that they are committed to the well-being of the association. They will have shown their willingness to help out and assist when needed. The players of this family will also have shown their true hockey spirit on and off the ice. The family as a whole will be viewed as a huge asset and role model to the other families of SHC. Nominations will be accepted by email (please include the name of the nominee in the subject of the email). Also in the nomination email, please include a brief description of why you believe your nominee should be considered for this award!

 

Criteria for the Family Spirit Award:

- Demonstrates dedication and loyalty to the association through their volunteerism

- Must have a child registered in the Sturgeon Hockey Association

- Must be a member in good standing with the association

- Must adhere to Respect in Sport standards

 

Junior Coach of the Year

Initiation, Novice and Atom                                                   

Your nomination for this award should be one who is dedicated, enthusiastic and provides a positive role model for the youth in our organization. Nominations will be accepted by email (please include the name of the nominee in the subject of the email). Also, in the nomination email, please include a brief description of why you believe your nominee should be considered for this award!

 

Senior Coach of the Year

PeeWee, Bantam and Midget

Your nomination for this award should be one who is dedicated, enthusiastic and provides a positive role model for the youth in our organization. Nominations will be accepted by email (please include the name of the nominee in the subject of the email). Also, in the nomination email please include a brief description of why you believe your nominee should be considered for this award!

 

Thank you in advance for your nominations!

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