Castlegar minor hockey presents awards

Castlegar minor hockey association held their annual awards banquet on April 4 at the Community Complex.

Jesse Cooper (right) receives the Castlegar Minor Hockey Association Player of Distinction award from her coach Jeremiah Benbow.

Jesse Cooper (right) receives the Castlegar Minor Hockey Association Player of Distinction award from her coach Jeremiah Benbow.

Castlegar minor hockey association (CMHA) held their annual awards banquet on April 4 at the Community Complex.

The association thanks Dale Donaldson for MCing the event and gives thanks to all the executive board, coaches, officials, and parents for making the 2011-12 hockey season a success.

List of award winners:

Most Inspirational Player awards for each division:

Atoms – Grayson Dietrich, Caleb Carlson, and A.J. Roberts; Pee Wee House: Nate Laberge and Matthew Zwick; Pee Wee Rep – Luke Madge; Bantam House – Bonn Johnston and Greg McLean; Bantam Rep – Kadrian Klimchuk and Eddie Lindsay; Bantam Female – Stephanie McAuley.

CMHA major awards:

Official of the year – Drake Voykin

Most Improved – Bantam – Kirsten Renz and Kali Horner

Coach of the Year – Jason Simpson

Team of the Year – Bantam House – Jason Simpson’s team came out of nowhere to win the West Kootenay banner.

Player of Distinction – presented to the player who goes beyond just playing to be a leader in every other area and also represents the CMHA values throughout the year – Jesse Cooper

Outstanding Contribution to CMHA – Devon Reid – Devon is not only an executive member but also stepped up to coach two teams this year. He also helped organize and implement and lead a goaltending program.