Greater Vernon Minor Hockey didn’t have its year-end banquet but they have announced all the award winners for 2019-20. (Morning Star - file photo)

Greater Vernon Minor Hockey didn’t have its year-end banquet but they have announced all the award winners for 2019-20. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon minor hockey hands out year-end hardware

Organization couldn’t hold annual banquet because of COVID-19

In a normal year, Greater Vernon Minor Hockey would host a banquet to announce its year-end award winners.

But, of course, 2020 has been anything but normal.

Like many sports organizations, minor hockey had to cancel its year-end banquet due to COVID-19, but it doesn’t mean they didn’t announce the award winners.

“All of us at GVMHA would like to congratulate our award winners,” administrator Michelle McCrea said. “From the players and goalies that worked hard this past season for their teams, way to go everyone. To our coaches for giving their personal time and leadership, and our dedicated officials who work to keep the game safe for everyone, thank you.”

Two very deserving individuals were honoured with the Volunteer of the Year award, each spending long hours of their personal time to complete the volunteer jobs as well as other special projects for minor hockey that have come up over the years they’ve been volunteering. The winners are Michelle Godard and Les Hobenshield.

Coaches of the Year winners were Jerred Smith (junior); Rob Johnson (senior) and Lance Johnson (rep).

Goalie of the Year was Austin Seibel from the Vernon Vipers’ Tier 2 bantam squad.

Haylee Gosselin was named Referee of the Year, Terry Johnson was chosen as Most Dedicated official and Jace Collard was selected Junior Referee of the Year.

All house and rep leagues handed out awards. The winners include:

ATOM HOUSE

Most Improved: Jordan Toews;

Most Sportsmanlike: Cadel Simms;

Most Valuable Player: Kobe Menzies;

Best Defenceman: Nixon Whieldon;

Best Goalie: Ben Dobernigg.

PEEWEE HOUSE

Most Improved: Jeffrey Brown, Tyler McInnes;

Most Sportsmanlike: Tarran Tepper;

Most Valuable Player: Nick Brandner;

Best Defenceman: Gavin Johnson, Charlie McGinty;

Best Goalie: Isaac Brisco.

BANTAM HOUSE

Most Improved: Jackson Donnelly;

Most Sportsmanlike: Ashton Rysen;

Most Valuable Player: Rory O’Brien;

Best Defenceman: Pwalxken Joe;

Best Goalie: Kohen Molde.

MIDGET HOUSE

Most Improved: Jakob Aeichele;

Most Sportsmanlike: Paige Brayshaw;

Most Valuable Player: Caleb James;

Best Defenceman: Bradley Halvorsor;

Best Goalie: Jared Ross.

ATOM DEVELOPMENT A/C

Most Improved: Emma Ward, Dalton Lawrence;

Most Sportsmanlike: Alexander Sharman, Paisley Kasper;

Most Valuable Player: Mathis Paull, Carter Wallace.

ATOM FEMALE REC

Most Sportmanlike: Addison Boal;

Most Improved: Maci Lameoureux;

Most Valuable Player: Mikayla Bishop.

PEEWEE TIER 2

Most Sportsmanlike: Hailey Sitter;

Most Improved: Caden Oliver, Lyndon Tung;

Most Valuable Player: Hudson Kibblewhite.

PEEWEE TIER 3

Most Sportsmanlike: Mena Bhatt;

Most Improved: David Calder;

Most Valuable Player: Teigan Kelley.

PEEWEE A FEMALE

Most Sportmanlike: Keiscia Maleniza;

Most Improved: Allyson McAvoy;

Most Valuable Player: Isabella Huston.

BANTAM A FEMALE

Most Sportsmanlike: Parker Davidson;

Most Improved: Hannah Robertson;

Most Valuable Player: Holly Magnus.

BANTAM TIER 2

Most Sportsmanlike: Logan Killingbeck;

Most Improved: Bogdan Savelyev;

Most Valuable Player: Austin Seibel.

BANTAM TIER 3

Most Sportsmanlike: Ryan Cox;

Most Improved: Zachary Bouchard;

Most Valuable Player: Austen Vandenbrand.

MIDGET TIER 2

Most Sportsmanlike: Maisun Ang-Hamilton;

Most Improved: Gage Stoll;

Most Valuable Player: Aidan Spraggs, Thomas Burton.

READ MORE: Vernon battling to save Rep hockey teams



roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

BC Minor Hockey

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A Vernon man's faith in humanity has been restored since his lost wallet was returned, credit cards, cash and all, to the RCMP station. (Contributed)
Good Samaritan turns in cash-filled wallet to Vernon Mounties

Owner’s faith in humanity restored following a tough few weeks

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a single-vehicle rollover Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, after a vehicle came into contact with a pedestrian light pole at Kalamalka Lake Road and 14th Avenue. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Minor injuries in rollover after vehicle hits Vernon crosswalk pole

The vehicle flipped onto its side, closing Kalamalka Lake Road

Vernon's Noric House long-term care facility is dealing with an influenza outbreak amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Two more deaths at Vernon care home

Noric House case numbers remain steady, but death toll rises

A petition to spare the Mount Rose Swanson area from logging later this year has eclipsed 21,000 signatures as of Jan. 20, 2021. (Rose Swanson Mountain/Facebook)
Controversial logging will cut 4% of ‘sensitive’ Armstrong forest area: Ministry

A petition to spare the Rose Swanson area from logging has eclipsed 21,000 signatures

The BC SPCA is adapting its fundraising after cancelling events due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
BC SPCA gets creative with fundraising as pandemic continues

The non-profit’s in-person fundraising events all had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions

Vancouver Canucks’ Travis Hamonic grabs Montreal Canadiens’ Josh Anderson by the face during first period NHL action in Vancouver, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Horvat scores winner as Canucks dump Habs 6-5 in shootout thriller

Vancouver and Montreal clash again Thursday night

Interior Health has declared the Cariboo Chilcotin a community cluster. (Angie Mindus photo)
Interior Health declares Cariboo Chilcotin region a COVID-19 cluster, 215 cases since Jan. 1

Most cases are related to transmission at social events and gatherings in Williams Lake

Penticton city council heard from Dhorea Ramanula, of Paid Employment for People with Lived Experiences Tuesday, Jan. 19. Ramanula’s organization has operated public washrooms in Kelowna staffed by community support workers since April, she says Penticton could benefit from a similar facility. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)
Penticton interested in new public washroom concept to combat vandalism

Public washrooms with on-site support staff have been operating in Kelowna since April

Canada Post had remove a lot of letter boxes around Penticton after they were vandalized. This letter box at the United Church on Main St. remains unscathed. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Street mailbox vandals strike Penticton drop boxes

Canada Post had to remove a bunch of the vandalized units

Esa Carriere, 23, was the victim of a 2018 Canada Day homicide. (File)
Youth sentenced in Kelowna Canada Day killing

Young woman pleaded guilty to lesser assault charge, sentenced to 15-month intensive support and supervision program

A rendering of UBC’s planned downtown Kelowna campus. (Contributed)
Kelowna’s new downtown campus to help alleviate UBCO’s space crunch

The sizable development is anticipated to be completed by the fall 2024 semester

Eighteen-year-old Aidan Webber died in a marine accident in 2019. He was a Canadian Junior BMX champion from Nanaimo. (Submitted)
Inadequate safety training a factor in teen BMX star’s workplace death in 2019

Aidan Webber was crushed by a barge at a fish farm near Port Hardy

Most Read