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May. 27, 2020

The West Colchester Minor Hockey Association’s Jamie Blair is the first recipient of this year’s 2020 Hockey Nova Scotia Award of Merit.

The Hockey Nova Scotia Award of Merit is presented to an individual who has served hockey faithfully and made a significant contribution to the game.

Jamie and her husband Greg were committed and loving hockey parents and they were a big part of their association. They shared a love of the Montreal Canadiens and owned a hockey card collection that would be the envy of any collector.

Tragically, the couple lost their lives during the shootings in Portapique, N.S. in April.

As the mother of four hockey-playing boys, Jamie spent countless hours at the rink in Debert. It was that time in the arena that inspired her to get more involved with her local association. Her skills in accounting made her an ideal candidate for the position of treasurer on the West Colchester board.

As treasurer, Jamie helped to ensure that her small hockey association remained financially stable so that 150 budding hockey players could remain on the ice in her area. 

Jamie's love of the sport was evident to anyone who ever cheered alongside her. Her laugh was infectious and she is being remembered for her vibrant personality.

This past season, Jamie was integral in helping to coordinate the acquisition of new hockey sweaters for her association’s teams. She was also a leading contributor in the design of the association’s new Cobras logo. 

Her friends on the West Colchester executive take some comfort in knowing that her sweaters will be seen and worn with pride by all of West Colchester's members for many years to come. 

The Blairs were a hockey family in every sense of the word. Jamie and Greg will be deeply missed.

On behalf of everyone at Hockey Nova Scotia, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to all of Jamie and Greg’s family and friends, as well as the entire West Colchester Minor Hockey Association.

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