The minor hockey season has wrapped up with no shortage of recognition for athletes, families, volunteers and coaches.
The Windermere Valley Minor Hockey Association (WVMHA) hosted an Awards Banquet to mark the end of another successful season at the (place) on Wednesday, April 6th.
“It was a great season for all the kids,” said Chris Prossor, WVMHA co-president. “Our numbers continued to increase slightly and we had great success on the ice as well.”
Mr. Prossor believes that this year’s season proved to be one of the best for athletes in the valley at all levels.
“Our Midgets and Bantams won the East Kootenay League Championship and the Midgets finished second in Provincial Championships,” Mr. Prossor said. “Overall, the season and the awards night was well received. The Atoms parents did a great job coordinating the evening and ensuring everyone had something to look forward too. Huge thanks to those parents for organizing the evening. Not only that, but a huge thanks to all the volunteer coaches, managers, game officials, kids and their parents. Without them there would be no minor hockey.”
However, there were a selected group of dedicated people that stood out the most to the WVMHA this season.
Dace Prymak was presented with the Dave White Memorial Award at the ceremony, which is for the most dedicated player of the season.
Travis Jackson received the George Gibson Memorial Award is for being the WVMHA’s most inspirational player.
Meighan Prosser was rewarded with the Female Player of the Year Award.
Brendan Donahue was presented with an award for being the Volunteer of the Year.
Jye Carder was named the WVMHA Coach of the Year and received an award for his efforts with the team.