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2012-2013 Award Winners

 
BOB & KATHY CRYSTAL AWARD
OUTSTANDING TYKE 6 MD
Both have been involved in Minor Hockey for many years in both LNHL & Oshawa MHA. Kathy retired at the end of the 2011-12 season after serving in various capacities – mostly as Ice Manager. Bob is still active as President of Oshawa MHA. He was the driving force to get the Tyke MD program as the first step in Player Development. This was realized in the 2012-13 season with the formation of the Tyke 6 MD team.
 
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  Tyke 6 MD      
  Tucker Williams      
 
 
KEVIN HALE MEMORIAL AWARD
OUTSTANDING NOVICE AE & A
Kevin Hale was an Atom Player in the LNHL with a lot of heart, Kevin lost his life in a car accident coming home from a hockey practice March 24, 1996. A Memorial Award was put in place donated by his parents so the memory of Kevin will always remain. The award began in 1997.
 
     
 
  Novice AE White   Novice AE Red  
  Nathan Hutchings   Jaden Lyons  
 
       
 
  Novice A      
  Quin Doherty      
 
 
ERIC WESSLBY MEMORIAL AWARD
OUTSTANDING NOVICE AA & AAA
Eric Wesslby was a respected coach in the LNHL, AA and AAA Rep Teams in Oshawa MHA. Eric was an Executive Member of both Oshawa MHA and Ontario MHA. He was the Sports Editor of the Oshawa Times daily newspaper. This award began in 1988.
 
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  Novice AA   Novice AAA  
  Ayden Pierce   Nathan Poole  
 
 
GEORGE GRILLS MEMORIAL AWARD
OUTSTANDING ATOM AE & A
This award began as the BJ Demerchant Trophy for the Atom Player with the Most Heart in 1990 and evolved into the George Grills Award in 1993. George was a coach for the Dines Red Wings for many years. He was the recipient of the CAHA award, Mel Bradley. George was a Builder in Oshawa Minor Hockey.
 
     
 
  Minor Atom AE   Minor Atom A  
  Byron Emberley   Tyler Boyle  
 
     
 
  Atom AE   Atom A  
  Kayleb Wooton   George Mellish  
 
 
VIC BURR MEMORIAL AWARD
OUTSTANDING ATOM AA & AAA
Victor Burr was an Oshawa MHA Executive Member in the 1940’s and 1950’s. He served as President from 1947 to 1948. This award began in 1965.
 
     
 
  Minor Atom AA   Minor Atom AAA  
  Aiden Masternak   Tommy Johnston  
 
     
 
  Atom AA   Atom AAA  
  Trevor Scovell   Matt McCullough  
 
 
DOUG SKINNER AWARD
OUTSTANDING PEEWEE AE & A
Doug’s interest in Oshawa Minor Hockey went from 1963 until 1993. In 1993, the Oshawa Little NHL honoured Doug by naming this award after him. It started as the Outstanding Peewee Player in the LNHL and grew to become the award for Outstanding Peewee Players at AE & A.
 
     
 
  Minor Peewee AE   Minor Peewee A  
  Braydon Wraxall   Davis McMillan  
 
     
 
  Peewee AE   Peewee A  
  Nick Komel   Zach Gibson  
 
 
ROBERT WILSON MEMORIAL AWARD
OUTSTANDING PEEWEE AA & AAA
Award began in 1965. He was the driving force for the building of Children’s Arena in 1956. Chair of the Oshawa Ice Distribution Committee in the 1950’s and 60’s.
 
     
 
  Minor Peewee AA   Minor Peewee AAA  
  Parker Pipher   Sean Andrus  
 
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  Peewee AA   Peewee AAA  
  Jarrett Singer   Graeme McCrory  
 
 
DON LEGREE AWARD
OUTSTANDING BANTAM or MIDGET AE & A
Don Legree served in various capacities in the LNHL for more then 20 years, Secretary for 13 years, Peewee Team Manager for 18 years, and many years as co-convenor of the Oshawa LNHL Peewee Tournament. Don received the CAHA Award for distinguished service, LNHL Executive of the Year two times, Life Member in Oshawa MHA. He retired as a Manager in 1987, but carried on volunteering for the LNHL & Oshawa MHA until 1993. This Award began in 1993.
 
     
 
  Minor Bantam AE   Minor Bantam A  
  Garrett Mitchell   Lucas Joliceour  
 
 
MATT LEYDEN MEMORIAL AWARD
OUTSTANDING BANTAM AA & AAA
This Award began in 1976. Matt Leyden was a long time hockey “builder” in Oshawa and the Province. He was Manager of the Oshawa Generals, 1937 through the 1950’s, Memorial Cup Championships in 1939, 1940, and 1944, Past President of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) 1956 to 1967. Life Member of the OHA in 1972.
 
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  Minor Bantam AA   Bantam AAA  
  Parker Browne   Tyler Hutchinson  
 
 
KEITH WILSON AWARD
OUTSTANDING MIDGET AA & AAA
This Award began in 1980. Keith Wilson was an Executive member of Oshawa MHA and Ontario MHA. Life Member of Oshawa MHA. Respected sponsor for years, Parkway TV Midgets.
 
     
 
  Midget AA   Midget AAA  
  Scott Gardner   TJ Melancon  
 
 
ADAM KNIGHT MEMORIAL AWARD
OUTSTANDING GOALIE DUO – NOVICE to Minor PEEWEE AE & A
Adam Knight was a promising young goaltender, playing in the LNHL during the 1988-90 seasons. In late 1989, Adam, his Mother, and Grandmother, were killed in a car crash. This Award was donated in 1994 to remember Adam as a very happy and committed goaltender, always giving his best with a smile.
 
     
 
  Atom A  
  Irelyn Gaskin & Owen Daws  
 
     
 
  Minor Peewee AE  
  Tristan Anderson & Jacob Rutledge  
 
 
DARRELL WALKER MEMORIAL AWARD
OUTSTANDING GOALIE DUO – PEEWEE to MIDGET AE & A
Darrell Walker was a goaltender with the LNHL Midget Bruin. During the 1989-90 season, Darrell passed away due to an unfortunate accident. His family donated this Award in Darrell’s memory, to be awarded to the best goaltender team in the LNHL Midget Program in 1990. This Award has evolved from the best goalie team in the LNHL to the Outstanding Goalie Duo in the Oshawa MHA Peewee to Midget, AE and A Programs.
 
     
 
  Peewee AE   Minor Midget A  
  Kane Dale & Alex Marchment (NA)   Sean Cook & Anthony Gabourie  
 
 
DUTCHY TURNER MEMORIAL AWARD
OUTSTANDING GOALIE DUO – NOVICE to MIDGET AA & AAA
This Award began in 1957. Dutchy was the goaltender on the Oshawa MHA All Ontario Championship 1937-38 Juvenile Team. He was the goaltender of the Oshawa Generals Memorial Cup Team of 1939-40, Oshawa MHA Executive member in the 1950’s & 60’s. Dutchy coached the Oshawa MHA All Ontario Championship 1957-58 Juvenile Team. He is an Oshawa MHA Life Member. The award is presented to goaltenders from Novice to Minor Peewee and Peewee to Midget at AA & AAA.
 
     
 
  Minor Atom AA  
  Bennett Elmhurst & Andre Tremblay  
 
     
 
  Minor Atom AAA  
  Tyler Robichaud & Anson Thornton  
 
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  Minor Midget AA  
  James Hack & Aaron Esposito-Mularchuk  
 
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  Midget AAA  
  Cameron Zanussi & Luc Lalande  
 
 
GERALD MACBETH MEMORIAL AWARD
OUTSTANDING DEFENSE – PEEWEE to MIDGET AE & A, AA & AAA
Trophy began in 1957. Gerald MacBeth coached and assisted coaching staffs in the original Oshawa Minor ‘City League’. He was a long time hockey supporter and fan.
 
     
 
  Peewee AE   Bantam A  
  Duncan Connor   Curtis Collins  
 
     
 
  Midget AA   Midget AAA  
  Jeremy Toupin   TJ Melancon  
 
 
MARILYN LEGREE MEMORIAL AWARD
OUTSTANDING FORWARD – PEEWEE to MIDGET AE & A, AA & AAA
Marilyn was the Treasurer of Oshawa MHA for many years until she passed away in 1991. She was regarded as an ‘Outstanding Hockey Mother’. This Award began in 1991.
 
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  Peewee A   Peewee AA  
  Corey Windatt-Landry   Matthew Sinnott  
 
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  Minor Bantam AE   Minor Midget AAA  
  Garrett Mitchell   Ryan Heeps  
 
 
JACK ARMSTRONG MEMORIAL AWARD
MOST IMPROVED – PEEWEE to MIDGET AE, A, AA & AAA
This Award began in 1975. Jack Armstrong served as a longtime coach in Oshawa MHA. He also was the coach of the Jr. B affiliate – Oshawa Crushmen.
 
     
 
  Peewee AE   Minor Midget A  
  Alex Leckie   Byron Renkiewisz  
 
     
 
  Minor Midget AA   Midget AAA  
  Jordan Steeves   Jimmy Allen  
 
 
STEVE KISIL MEMORIAL AWARD
MOST SPORTSMANLIKE – PEEWEE to MIDGET AE & A
Steve Kisil was a long time sponsor of the LNHL, Local businessman and Supporter of Oshawa Minor Hockey. This Award is presented to the player from Peewee to Midget that exemplifies sportsmanship and fair play in AE & A.
 
     
 
  Peewee AE   Minor Midget A  
  Nick Komel   Alex Pelletier  
 
 
EDWARD CRAWLEY MEMORIAL AWARD
MOST SPORTSMANLIKE – PEEWEE to MIDGET AA & AAA
Edward Crawley, an avid hockey and rugby player, died in combat off the Dutch coast in 1944 while serving with the RCAF. This Award was started in 1947.
 
     
 
  Minor Bantam AA   Midget AAA  
  Matt Hiemstra   Mitch Mulder  
 
 
CAW AWARD
HARDEST WORKING & DEDICATED PLAYER – PEEWEE to MIDGET AE or A, AA or AAA
This award was started in 1954 by United Autoworkers Local 222. Now CAW Local 222, they have been a longtime sponsor in Oshawa MHA.
 
     
 
  Peewee A   Minor Bantam AAA  
  Zach Gibson   Greg Arnburg  
 
 
“ARMY” ARMSTRONG SCHOLASTIC NOMINEES
 
“Army” Armstrong was an OMHA & OHA Referee. He served as President of Oshawa MHA from 1943 to 1945. The award was started in 1988. This Award recognizes outstanding ability in combining Education and Hockey at the Secondary Level. Each Rep Team at Minor & Major Midget nominates two players per team to be recognized for the Oshawa Minor Hockey Scholastic Award. Each of the nominees receives a plaque. From these nominees, the Awards Committee will select the Overall winner. All nominees are selected based on the following criteria:
Academic standing – minimum 75 % grade average  
School Program participation  
Sportsmanship & Leadership  
Hockey ability  
 
 
  Minor Midget A   Minor Midget AA  
  Spencer Brolly & Sean Cook   James Hack & Charlie Mason  
         
  Minor Midget AAA   Midget AA  
  Tayler King   Jeremy Toupin  
         
  Midget AAA      
  Jordan Duncan & Kevin Middaugh      
 
 
“ARMY” ARMSTRONG SCHOLASTIC AWARD
OVERALL WINNER – Minor & Major MIDGET – A, AA & AAA
The recipient of this award represents all it stands for. He gives his all at AA & AAA Rep Hockey, at school, as well as extra curricular activities. A student at RS McLaughlin CVI, he has kept his grades average in the high 87% area while in grade 12. He plans to attend University in the Bachelor of Science – Nursing Program. His extra curricular activities include working with the school Athletic Association, Leadership Camp and playing various school sports. His teachers at RS McLaughlin give him the highest recommendations. His Midget AAA Team staff say that Kevin is a pleasure to coach. He is a team player in every sense of the word. He leads on the ice, in the classroom, and in the community.
 
   
 
  Midget AAA  
  Kevin Middaugh  
 
 
  HARRY DYAS AWARD THOMAS GRAHAM AWARD
  MANAGER AE or A   MANAGER AA or AAA  
  This award began in 1986. Harry Dyas has held many positions in Oshawa Minor Hockey. He has been a Dedicated Volunteer as a Manager, Director and President of the LNHL. He is the recipient of the Mel Bradley Award, Life Member of Oshawa Minor Hockey and Certificate of Merit.   This Award began in 1987 as the President’s Award. Tom Graham was involved with the following in Minor Hockey: Coach / Manager in the OCHL and LNHL, 1970 to 1996. Past President Oshawa MHA, 1980 to 2006, Past Chair of the Eastern ‘AAA’ League (ETA), 1997 to 2004, Life Member of Oshawa MHA.  
 
     
 
  Minor Atom AE   Minor Peewee AAA  
  Kimberley Parchment   Jeff Laird  
 
 
  ART MOREAU   KEN PASSFIELD  
  MEMORIAL AWARD   MEMORIAL AWARD  
  TRAINER AE or A   TRAINER AA or AAA  
  Art was a Coach, Director for Oshawa Minor Hockey, OMHA Contact, Rules Committee for Oshawa Minor Hockey. Recipient of the Mel Bradley Award and a Life Member of Oshawa Minor Hockey. This award began in 1998.   Award began in 1996. Ken was the Referee in Chief / Referee Assigner for many years in Oshawa MHA. Active Builder and Executive member of the NASC.  
 
     
 
  Minor Midget A   Midget AAA  
  Brian Taylor   Dave Mokedanz  
 
 
OH LUKE MEMORIAL AWARD
COACH STAFF AE or A
O.H. Luke, known as OH Luke, known as Harold, was from Oshawa and worked at General Motors. He was President of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association from 1945-1946 and 1946-1947 and was active with the executive of the Ontario Hockey Association as well. This award began in 1970.
 
   
 
  Minor Midget A  
  Garry MacLean, Mike Todd & Matt Reed  
 
 
BILL KURELO AWARD
COACH STAFF AA or AAA
This Award began in 1980. Bill Kurelo is Past President of Oshawa MHA, 1951 to 1960. Life Member of Oshawa MHA and longtime Manager of the Civic Auditorium.
 
   
 
  Minor Peewee AA  
  Greg Latin, Richard Snowden & Tim Dolighan (NA)