Please take a few minutes to nominate a deserving individual for one of the many SDMHA Awards offered. Recipients of these awards will be honored at our end of year banquet.
Deadline for Submissions is March 3rd.A direct link to our on-line Awards Nomination Form is below:
2023-2024 Awards Nomination Form
A list of the Awards and a brief description is provided below.
Deke Tyler Goalie Awards Jr. & Sr.
This award is named after Deke Tyler, a goalie who played his minor hockey in Strathroy.
Jr. Award = J10-U14, Sr. Award - U15-U18
Pat "Whitey" Stapleton Annual Achievement Award
(formerly the St. Mikes Midget Award)
Present to the outstanding U16/U18 player both on and off the ice, the recipient of this award has positively contributed to his team on the ice and the community, school and work, off the ice.
Wes McLeod Memorial Award
This award is named after Wes McLeod a long time player in SDMHA. Nominated by the coaching staff, the Wes McLeod Memorial Award is presented to a player U8 and above who demonstrates the following characteristics: Displays a love for the game of hockey, works hard in practices and games, comes to play each and every time, a team player who displays a positive attitude, good sportsmanship, respectful of coaches, referees, parents, and fellow players.
The Quinn Derbyshire Memorial LL TEAM Award
Awarded to the SDMHA Local League team that best exemplifies growth as a team throughout the season by demonstrating the following:
a. Respect for all aspects of the game both on and off the ice, with particular regard to attitude towards coaches and officials, and sportsmanship in both victory and defeat.
b. Developing camaraderie among players by encouraging one another and being supportive of one another’s efforts
c. Demonstrating resilience and perseverance throughout the season.
Coach of the Year
Presented to the coach that has done an exceptional job with all of the players on his/her team both on and off the ice.
Robert McFarlane Memorial Spirit Award
(formerly the SDMHA Adult Spirit Award)
Presented to an adult member of SDMHA who embodies the association's Missions Statement: "Provide a fun, safe and positive experience that encourages our kids to develop as hockey players, grow as individuals and gain experiences in a team environment"
The next three service awards are for involvement in SDMHA as well as minor hockey in general:
Stan Long Award - 5 years service
Presented to a past or present member of SDMHA who has demonstrated commitment to the association for a period of no less than 5 years
Industrial League Award - 10 years service
Presented to a past or present member of SDMHA who has demonstrated commitment to the association for a period of no less than 10 years
Bev Mackey Long Term Service Award - 15 years +
Presented to a past or present member of SDMHA who has demonstrated commitment to the association for a period of no less than 15 years