The Brantford Sports Council held its 17th annual awards and recognition celebration on Saturday, March 11th.
Among the award winners were numerous minor hockey volunteers and contributors.
Congratulations to all the award recipients and finalists!
Special stick taps to those who have contributed to ALLIANCE Hockey:
Dave Levac Award (excellence in sports officiating):
Sue Grinton (2013 ALLIANCE Hockey Referee of the Year recipient)
-both Officials have dedicated many years of service in the area of officiating.
George Churchill Memorial Award (sports volunteer of the year):
-dedicated contributor to minor hockey and current General Manager/Registrar/Treasurer for BCHL
The Jack Calbeck Memorial Award (lifetime sports sponsorship):T
-Brantford Community Hockey League Title Sponsor for multiple years
George Jones Memorial Award (lifetime sports volunteerism):
Thom J. Foster
-long-time contributor and friend to minor hockey with experience wearing many hats such as Official, Association President, Committee Member, etc.
-currently the Region 4 Vice-President and Maltreatment Committee, Chair with ALLIANCE Hockey
Frank Tomlin Memorial Award - Brantford’s Sportsperson of the Year:
-played minor hockey with both the BCHL and BMHA
-won Silver medal for Team Canada at the 2022 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China
"It was an honour to be recognized for Lifetime Sports Volunteerism - Hockey by the Brantford Sports Council along with so many other deserving volunteers, coaches, officials and athletes this past Saturday. It was made super special to be there when Garrett Riley was recognized as Sportsman of the year. Garrett played his Minor Hockey in Brantford with both Brantford Community Hockey League and Brantford Minor Hockey 99ers then later on played sledge hockey where he went on to play for Team Canada at the 2022 Beijing Olympics winning a Silver medal. Congratulations to all finalists and winners!" - Thom J. Foster
G. Riley & T. Foster - courtesy of Thom J. Foster