Awards & Recognition

 

Each year Southwest Hockey recognizes volunteers who go above and beyond.

Here is a list of some very deserving recipients!  Thank you!!

Hockey Calgary’s Volunteer of the Month - FEBRUARY 2020

Meet Hockey Calgary’s Volunteer of the Month for February, Ashley Cardinal! 

Ashley is a mom of three including Caden who plays for the Southwest Cougars Pee Wee 6 Gold.

“Ashley is our team manager for the Southwest Peewee 6 Gold team. She always goes above and beyond her role as a team manager, especially when it comes to motivating the players and making their hockey experience both fun and memorable. She has done things such as made trophy pucks for each player, held team parties with candied apples and Christmas-themed food items, organized a parent party at an out of town tournament with a beverage named for every different Hockey Calgary Association, bought pompoms for all of the parents to cheer at games, comes dressed as our team cheerleader, and takes hundreds of photos of every game and event, uploading them on our Teamsnap so all of the players can see themselves in action. During Esso Minor, our team made it to finals (where we sadly lost), but each game she came more and more extravagantly done up to hype up the team. After we lost and our players were both devastated and heartbroken, she presented them with a song she made called P6G. It really helped to lift spirits of the team and ease the blow of losing. She then put it online and it’s definitely made its way around social media as HipHop Hockey Mom’s P6G. Our Association Facebook page has posted many fun photos she took over EMHW as well as the song that was made, with a special shout out acknowledging what she does to keep our division 6 players motivated and loving the game of hockey. There is a lot of work in just being a team manager, but what she does for the kids is beyond anything I’ve seen in the job description for a volunteer team manager.”

Association Volunteer of the Year

The purpose of this volunteer recognition award is to recognize outstanding commitment and contributions to the game of hockey.

This volunteer does not need to hold a specific role on a team, and rather this individual could be someone "behind the scenes" who puts in countless hours and providing support to all the moving parts of the Association. This person would also represent a positive public image for Southwest.

The recipient of this award is selected by the SW Board of Directors and submitted to Hockey Calgary. 

The deserving recipient is recognized at the annual Hockey Calgary Volunteer Gala held each spring.

YEARRECIPIENT
2019 - 2020** Will this be you? **
2018 - 2019CHRIS BEATON
2017 - 2018SANDY GRANT
2016 - 2017ZACH SMITH
2015 - 2016SANDY FOSTER-MOHR

Joshua Justice Memorial Award

Joshua Justice_Memorial

On December 6, 2014; a tragic accident claimed the life of Joshua (“Josh”) Justice.  Josh was 13 years old, who at the time, was a 1st year Shaw Meadows Bantam player.

Being a fun kid with a great sense of humour, Josh was always a positive influence in and out of the dressing room.  He could be observed in the dressing room making jokes, dancing to music, and including his teammates in the dressing room fun.  One of his best qualities was his genuine care and concern for others, ensuring all were included in the fun especially those who were quiet or shy.  He encouraged all to participate in the dressing room collectiveness.   On the teams Josh played he was kind, supportive, and encouraging to all of his teammates; and was always quick to complement each of them on their game play.

Once Josh ‘hit the ice’ he tried as hard as or harder than anyone else on the ice.  His accomplishments were based on hard work and determination.  While working extremely hard, he continued to encourage his teammates to ensure they were feeling supported and included.

After practice and before Josh left the ice, he would search out each and every Coach that had been on the ice with him, looked them in the eyes, shake their hands and say, “Thank you”. Josh played for all things positive in Sport….Fun, Friendship and Respect for one another.

The Joshua Justice Memorial Award has been established to both recognize the loss of a wonderful young man who had so much promise and never lost sight of what hockey is about and to also celebrate the recipient of this Award; who will be chosen as a player who also plays for Fun, Friendship & Respect to the sport of hockey and their fellow teammates.

With the merger of Shaw Meadows & Southland Hockey in 2015 the new SW board wanted to continue with recognizing Josh's memory.

Nominations are open in February each season. The letters will be reviewed and selected by the SW Board of Directors in conjunction with the family and the deserving recipient is recognized at the Annual General Meeting.

YEARRECIPIENT
2019 - 2020** Will this be you? **
2018 - 2019ETHAN PERRIN
2017 - 2018JACOB HOGAN-MORRISON
2016 - 2017GRADY NICHOLAS
2015 - 2016JAKE MOLDENHAUER
2014 - 2015ANDY ATKINSON

Lloyd Ewenin Memorial Coach of the Year Award

Lloyd Ewenin_Coach Memorial

On November 5, 2018, the Southwest Hockey Association community lost one of its long-time coaches and volunteers, Lloyd Ewenin.

Lloyd coached with Southland and Southwest Hockey Association for many years, and selflessly gave his time, and efforts as a dedicated volunteer.

He shared his knowledge and ability with the players on his teams; with a calmness and enthusiasm that showed his desire to not only teach the players about hockey, but to also guide and support the players so that they could succeed in hockey and to also come away with life skills too.  Lloyd believed that a player was a ‘human being’ first, and a ‘hockey player’ second.

To keep Lloyd's memory alive, the Southwest Hockey Association created the Lloyd Ewenin Memorial Coach of the Year Award in April, 2019.

Every year this award is presented to a SW Coach that exemplifies Lloyd's selfless dedication to his players, passion for the game and an all-round commitment to the game of hockey.  The recipient will receive a keeper plaque and their name added to the Lloyd Ewenin Memorial Coach of the Year plaque that will be kept in the Southwest Hockey trophy cabinet.

Nominations are open in February each season. The letters will be reviewed and selected by the SW Board of Directors and the deserving recipient is recognized at the Annual General Meeting.

YEARRECIPIENT
2019 - 2020** Will this be you? **
2018 - 2019SHANE KIDD

Association Manager of the Year Award

This award is presented to a Southwest Hockey Team Manager who has shown the following;
  1. Dedication to their team through countless hours of volunteer work.
  2. Displays exceptional organizational and planning skills as well as effective communication.
  3. Has a positive impact on their team.
  4. Promotes genuine respect for players, coaches, officials, opponents and parents.
  5. Represent a positive public image for the team and the Association.

Nominations are open in February each season. The letters will be reviewed and selected by the SW Board of Directors and the deserving recipient is recognized at the Annual General Meeting.

YEARRECIPIENT
2019 - 2020** Will this be you? **
2018 - 2019BONNIE JOSIASSE
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