Hockey Alberta’s 2014 Hockey Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was attended by over 250 delegates from across the province, concluded Sunday in Edmonton.
The event brought together representatives from regional hockey associations, Hockey Alberta’s board of directors, life members, member organizations, as well as committees that oversee female hockey, junior hockey, minor hockey, senior hockey and hockey development.
- Hockey Alberta hosted the 2014 Hockey Conference, where the membership was presented information on the ‘Player-Centred Approach’ and ‘Building the Ideal Hockey Community’.
- The membership was presented with an update of Hockey Alberta’s Three Year Business Plan and Operational Structure.
- David Sevalrud was acclaimed as Director at Large.
- Fred Horbay was acclaimed as Director at Large.
2014-15 Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board – Terry Engen (Eckville)
Vice Chair of the Board – Fran Zinger (Sherwood Park)
Past Chair – Rob Virgil (Sherwood Park)
Director at Large – Fred Horbay (Crowsnest Pass)*
Director at Large – David Sevalrud (Calgary)*
Director of Finance – Len Samletzki (Edmonton)
Director at Large – Laury Schmidt (High River)
On Saturday, the Hockey Alberta Foundation hosted the Hockey Alberta Awards Gala. Over 400 people attended and over $4,500 was raised for the Hockey Alberta Foundation through a silent auction.
The following people and organizations were presented with a Hockey Alberta Award for 2013-2014:
President’s Award Winner: Earl Reid – Fort Saskatchewan
Minor Hockey Association Executive of the Year: Erron Steele – Leduc Minor Hockey
Minor Hockey Association of the Year: Stettler Minor Hockey
Meritorious Award winners:
- Sherry Haarstad (Bentley)
- Jannie Bettac (Fort Saskatchewan)
- Kim Marsh (Red Deer)
- Ken Vreeling (Manning)
Hockey Alberta Development Award Winners:
- Jody Ginther (Taber)
- Howie Draper (Edmonton)
- Maureen Medori (Onoway)
Investors Group Exceptional Provincials Host Site Award: La Crete Minor Hockey Association
Future Leader Scholarship Winners (Distinguished Leaders):
- Mark Hall (University of Lethbridge) - $4000
- Jeremy Beirnes (University of Alberta – Augustana) - $4000
Hockey Alberta Officiating Award Winners
Ernie Boruk Award: Curtis Nichols (Red Deer)
Dave Ganley Award:
- Brent Woods (Lethbridge)
- Herman Costa (Edmonton)
Future Leader Officiating Scholarship Winners (Distinguished Leaders):
- Noah Bradley (Kings College University) - $2500
- Cole Feth (University of Alberta – Augustana) - $2500
The 2014 inductees into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame were also recognized at the Hockey Alberta Awards Gala.
Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees:
- 1994 Olds Grizzlys Centennial Cup Winning Hockey Team
- Bill Moores (Edmonton)
- Gord Hira (Carstairs)
- Jim Fleming (Beaumont)
- LeRoy Johnson (Camrose)