Coach of the Year
One award presented annually to a coach who has made an outstanding contribution to amateur hockey during the current season. The recipient will have obtained all necessary certifications, operated his/her team over and above the minimum guidelines and standards set out by Hockey Alberta, provided a fun and safe learning environment for the players, and made an outstanding contribution to the community through the team.
Kent Beagle (Rimbey)
Kent Beagle has worn multiple hats each year – coaching a team, running clinics, and assisting other coaches with practice plans and drills. He has also served on the Rimbey Minor Hockey Board for more than 8 years, as coach liaison, or in player development or manager assistance.
In 2018-19, Kent coached the Rimbey Atom A Tier 3 Red Team. In his nomination, it was noted that it was “an absolute treat to watch the kids and watch how awesome of a coach Kent is, helping kids develop and showing them on the board if they made a mistake or even a positive he would show the kids to help them see it. His countless volunteer work has made our association an awesome one to be a part of and help wherever it is needed."
2018 Recipient: Kyle McLaughlin (Canmore)