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Nov. 22, 2019

Hockey Nova Scotia’s Minor Council is proud to announce the winners of October’s Bernie Lawlor Memorial Coach of the Month Award

Cape Breton West Minor Hockey Association coach Holly MacInnis and South Shore Minor Hockey Association coach Grant Johnston are the latest recipients of this coaching honour.

MacInnis, a native of Mabou, N.S., is a Baddeck-based coach with the area’s IP program.

Organized and always a positive influence on her young players, one of the first things you notice about MacInnis' practices are the smiles on the faces of those youngsters. With a special emphasis on fun, MacInnis takes great pride in helping those brand new players fall in love with the game.
Aside from her volunteer time with her local IP program, she can often be found on the ice with the Novice program as well.

The second winner of October’s Bernie Lawlor Coach of the Month Award is Grant Johnston.

Originally from the Annapolis Valley, Johnston now calls Bridgewater home. For the past two decades, he has lent his time to developing young minor hockey players and has coached at levels from IP to Major Midget.

As an IP coach of more than 30 players with the South Shore Minor Hockey Association this season, Johnston puts an emphasis on learning the basic skills of the game in a fun and supportive environment.

Through their contributions to their associations both on and off the ice, Holly and Grant are very deserving recipients of this award.

The award is named in memory of Bernie Lawlor, a long-time Hockey Nova Scotia Minor Council regional director for the Halifax zone. It is handed out each month to exceptional teachers of the game who have helped to make our sport better. 
Hockey Nova Scotia and the Hockey Nova Scotia Minor Council would like to congratulate Holly MacInnis and Grant Johnston on their awards and thank them for their volunteer efforts.

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