Annual Awards, News (Whitchurch Stouffville Minor Hockey Association)

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Annual Awards
Submitted By webmaster on Thursday, March 18, 2021
At the end of every season during the Annual General Meeting, the WSMHA presents 3 awards to players and volunteers that have made a difference in our community. We are now accepting nominations/applications for these awards. The deadline for submitting is Friday April 02, 2021. All submissions should be sent to [email protected] 

Steve Wright Award

Several years ago, we lost a member of the Stouffville hockey family. Steve Wright was a long -time coach in our Association and in his memory an award was created to recognize the efforts and contributions of other volunteer coaches, managers, or trainers.

Nominees should be a coach, assistant coach, trainer, or manager who has consistently demonstrated his/her commitment to the interest of the players of our Association and Stouffville Minor Hockey in general.

Typically, nominees are people who have been involved with the Association for several years and have gone “above and beyond” in their team official duties.

Steve Wright Award Nomination Form

Dan McNeil Award
The award is presented to a Minor Midget/Midget aged player (Rep or House League) in memory of Dan McNeil who played for our Association.  While playing for the Uxbridge Junior “C” team in 1992, Dan was killed in a car accident on his way home from a game.

This award goes to a player who stands out amongst the crowd. 

The criteria for this award include leadership (on and off the ice), work ethic, perseverance, contribution to the team, and community involvement. The award is not based solely on player’s skill or on-ice performance (although these can be considerations).  Their academic standing is not a consideration.


Kids First Bursary
The directors of the WSMHA and the Kids First Fund present a yearly bursary to a current member of our Association registered in the first year of a program at a Canadian post-secondary educational institution.

If you are planning to enroll at a recognized Canadian university, community college or trade school, you could be eligible for a bursary of up to $3000 designed to recognize an individual who has “demonstrated a commitment to the Game, our association and the Community.” The recipient of this award will be announced at the Associations Annual General Meeting.

If you are interested in being considered for this bursary you can apply or be nominated by a third party. All Applicants will be required to submit an essay outlining how they have demonstrated their commitment to hockey, the WSMHA and/or Whitchurch-Stouffville and may be asked to attend an interview with the Selection Committee. The WSMHA will contact any Nominee to request the same documentation.

The identities of all applicants and nominees will be held in strictest confidence.


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