HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA AWARDS
HNSMC, HNSFC and Hockey Canada Award of Merit nomination form (to be used for these awards only)
HNS Awards nomination form (to be used for all awards except Order of Merit/Awards of Merit)
Completed forms can be mailed to:
Hockey Nova Scotia
259 Commodore Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forms must be received by March 25, 2020.
HOCKEY CANADA ORDER OF MERIT (HOCKEY CANADA)
At the Hockey Canada AGM in 1960, approval was given to the institution of annual "Hockey Canada Meritorious Awards" to honour those individuals who for many years have served amateur hockey faithfully, having participated as player, served as coaches and association members and made outstanding contributions to Canadian amateur hockey. The first such awards were made in January and May of 1962. Award winners will have their names placed on a Roll of Honour and become members of Hockey Canada Order of Merit. The Roll of Honour will be located at a suitable site in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA AWARD OF MERIT (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA)
The HNS Award of Merit is presented to an individual who has served hockey faithfully over many years, participating in any capacity (player, coach, official, manager, trainer, volunteer etc.). Through their service, the individual has made a significant contribution to the game, its players, coaches, officials or volunteers. The HNS Award of Merit can be, but is not necessarily, awarded annually. The recipient is selected by the HNS Board of Directors. Individuals may be nominated by HNS Board, Council and Staff members.
HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA MINOR COUNCIL AWARD OF MERIT (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA MINOR COUNCIL)
Each year the Officers of HNSMC search the province for deserving recipients of this award. The award, considered the most prestigious that a person in Minor Hockey can receive has been presented to a person who has made a significant contribution to Minor Hockey in Nova Scotia.
HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA FEMALE COUNCIL AWARD OF MERIT (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA FEMALE COUNCIL)
In 2008, the HNSFC put in place an Award of Merit. This award will be presented by the Female Council in recognition of a deserving individual who has made a significant impact in promoting female hockey in Nova Scotia. This is a very prestigious award and Female Council will accept nominations from all areas of female hockey including players, coaches, administrators, volunteers, etc.
HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA ADULT REC AWARD (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA)
The HNS Adult Rec Award is presented annually to an individual who has devoted many years to the delivery, development, and growth of Adult Rec hockey, through organizing, delivering and administration of the game. Nominees must be involved with leagues, groups or teams registered with HNS and must be nominated through the regular HNS award process.
HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA LIFE MEMBERSHIP (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA)
Life Membership is the highest honour, which may be bestowed by this association and is to be awarded only for very distinctive services to this association. Nominations for Life Membership may be made by the Officers and shall be presented at the AGM for approval by a majority vote. Life members shall act in an advisory capacity to the Officers of the association and are entitled to attend all meetings of the association, exercising all privileges of the Executive (except where otherwise restricted in the Articles, By-Laws, Regulations and Rules), by shall not be eligible to a life pass, entitling such person to admission to any game of games played under the jurisdiction of HNS.
JED RITCEY AWARD - VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR (HOCKEY NOVASCOTIA)
The Jed Ritcey Award was instituted in 1999 in honour of HNS Past President Jed Ritcey. It recognizes an outstanding volunteer who has contributed to amateur hockey and HNS. Volunteer service may include years of participation, administrative contribution or innovation towards the advancement of amateur hockey. The award is to be presented to an individual who has dedicated him/herself to the ideals of HC/HNS and who has worked tirelessly for the improvement of the association.
KEN MANTIN AWARD (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA)
This award was established in 1996 and named in honour of long-time HNS President, Ken Mantin, to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions to the development of amateur hockey in NS at the provincial level. Nominees are from the fields of research, sports medicine, psychology, coaching, officiating, administration or related categories. This award is presented annually.
CLARY MACDONALD MEMORIAL AWARD - COACH OF THE YEAR (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA)
This award was established by the Officers of HNS in recognition of the outstanding service given by the late Clary MacDonald to amateur hockey as a volunteer for many years.
RON CONRAD AWARD - FEMALE TEAM OF THE YEAR (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA)
The Ron Conrad Award was founded in 1996 by HNS and named in honour of HNS Past President, Ron Conrad. This award is presented annually to an HNS registered Female team deemed to have had the most successful season in the past year.
FRED FOX AWARD (MALE TEAM OF THE YEAR - HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA)
The Fred Fox Award was founded in 1996 by HNS and named in honour of long-time HNS President, Fred Fox. The award is presented annually to an HNS registered Male team who excelled during the past season.
HAL LEWIS AWARD - OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA)
The Hal Lewis Award was instituted in 1999 in honour of the late Mr. Hal Lewis who was involved for many years with HNS and later on with HC. To be considered for the award, an individual must have been involved as an active official and/or served in an administrative role. The individual must exemplify the standards of both HC and HNS. He/she must give back to the officiating program as an instructor, supervisor or mentor.
OFFICIATING DISTINCTION AWARD - FEMALE (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA)
This award is presented annually to the Female official who has shown significant promise within the officiating program. The official has shown the initiative to further develop her officiating skills and has been identified as a positive rold model within the program.
OFFICIATING PROGRAM BRANCH AWARDS (HOCKEY CANADA/HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA)
The Hockey Canada Officiating Branch Awards are presented annually to the Most Promising, Most Improved and Most Deserving Official in the Branch. The guidelines established for these awards are as follows:
(1): Most Promising: A young official in their first, second or third year of officiating as being the best rookie.
(2): Most Improved: The official who has shown the most improvement within their officiating caliber of hockey. This is not necessarily the best official but the one who has progressed the most through their attendance at clinics, seminars and on-ice efforts.
(3): Most Deserving: The official who is rated on their own officiating skills and what they put back into the Branch/Division.
DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR AWARD (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA)
This award is presented to the association who has best demonstrated a strong commitment to the overall development of its players, coaches, officials, administrators and parents.
DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA)
This award is presented to the minor hockey association Development Coordinator who best supports the concept of development at the association level.
JACQUES COMEAU COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD - REP (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA)
The Jacques Comeau Coach of the Year Award is give at the conclusion of each season to the rep team coach who best demonstrates dedication, respect and fair play at the minor hockey level.
The award is present annually in memory of Jacques Comeau who passed away in 2014. Jacques was a long-time coach and volunteer with the Halifax Hawks Minor Hockey Association who always exhibited those qualities of dedication, respect and fair play while behind the bench.
COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD - HOUSE (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA)
This award is presented to the house team coach who best demonstrates dedication, respect and fair play at the minor hockey level.
LAUCHIE MACISAAC DIRECTOR'S AWARD (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA MINOR COUNCIL)
The Director’s Award was established by the HNSMC Board of Director’s in 1987. It is presented annually to associations and/or leagues that have achieved outstanding success or progress in the administration of minor hockey during that year. Dedication, hard work and cooperation are the qualities that are used as criteria in determining winners of this award.
REGISTRAR'S AWARD (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA MINOR COUNCIL)
The Registrar's Award was established in 1983 to recognize an association for its cooperation, preciseness, efficiency and expendiency to ensure that all eligible members within that association are duly registered and that all registration cards are in proper order and forwarded to the Director of Operations.
OUTHIE MORIARTY AWARD (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA MINOR COUNCIL)
The Outhie Moriarity Memorial Award was established in 1988 by the estate of the late Outhie Moriarity. Mr. Moriarity was an avid minor hockey fan who usually could be found at one minor hockey rink or another in the Halifax/Dartmouth area watching the kids playing the game. He had a particular fondness of House League hockey. The award honoring him is presented annually to the house league player who most epitomizes the objectives of minor hockey through dedication, responsibility and reliability.
DENNY DEVEAU AWARD (HOCKEY NOVA SCOTIA FEMALE COUNCIL)
The Denny Deveau Award was instituted in 2004 in honour of HNS Past President Denny Deveau. This annual award is presented by HNS in recognition of an individual for outstanding leadership and contribution to the advancement of Female hockey in Nova Scotia. Nominees originate from the fields of coaching, officiating, research and administration.