Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association VIAHA presents awards during its Annual General Meeting. These awards recognize members and volunteers that are dedicated to the development and governance of our game. Recipients of the awards are nominated by an individual, teams and MHA’s. Nominations are reviewed by a committee appointed by the President that shall have an Officer as Chairperson.
VIAHA Awards are:
MHA of the Year
The MHA of the Year is presented annually to the Minor Hockey Association judged to have made an outstanding contribution to its community by providing a properly organized program where a youngster can learn the basic skills and the fundamentals of good hockey. This is awarded annually to the MHA judged to have made an outstanding contribution to its community by providing a properly organized program where a youngster can learn the basic skills and the fundamentals of good hockey. The committee guidelines for selecting the successful Association will include:
Coach of the Year
The Coach of the Year is presented to a coach who shows leadership to players, demonstrates skill development and has a sound philosophy. Winning is a consideration but not the only or most important one. This Award is given to those who demonstrate what VIAHA feels are the ideal elements of a coach. The nomination shall detail the coaching background of the nominee and be attested by the MHA President.
Official of the Year
The Official of the Year is presented to an official that exemplifies dedication and support for the VIAHA Officiating Program, VIAHA and Hockey Canada Rules and Regulations. He or she also contributes to hockey in ways other than the on-ice requirements and combines leadership and ability both on and off the ice. This person must also be carded for the year. Awarded to an official that meets the following guidelines:
The President’s Award is presented to an individual, team, or MHA that has brought honour to the amateur hockey fraternity through an outstanding humanitarian endeavor or have made a significant contribution to VIAHA during the preceding year. Nominations shall be submitted in writing outlining details of the endeavor.
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