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Minor hockey celebrates the season that was

Posted on April 4, 2019 by Taber Times
HOCKEY HARDWARE: With the end of the minor hockey season, Taber Minor Hockey honoured several of their best at their annual year-end banquet held at the Taber Community Centre late last month. TIMES PHOTO BY COLE PARKINSON

Taber Minor Hockey Association held its year-end awards banquet early last week at the Taber Community Centre Auditorium.
The following is the full list of winners as submitted by the hockey association:

“Gordon Hacking Memorial Award” – Brian Planger
Sponsored by Taber Ladies Auxiliary

“Frank Koncz Manager of the Year Memorial Award” – Catherine Kerkhoff
Sponsored by Margaret Koncz

Coach of the Year Award. – Jim Eldridge

Most Promising Official – Spencer Phillips


The “Lewis Tudor Memorial Atom CAHL MVP Award” – Chase Stronge
Sponsored by Bob and Sharon Bassett

Most Dedicated – Avery Remfert

Most Improved – Heston Hansen

Most Sportsmanlike – Carter Kerkhoff


“Jean Bowman Memorial Award” PW Player’s Player – Sam Tolsma
Sponsored by the Bowman Family

Best Defenseman Award – Hayden Span

MVP Award – Kellen Lauwen

Most Improved – Blake Rabusic

Most Dedicated – Ryan Gray

Most Sportsmanlike – Rex Bell


Most Sportsmanlike – Jared Huvenaars

Most Improved – Evan Friesen

Most Dedicated – Chase Plumb

“E.E. ‘Butch’ O’Donnell MVP Memorial Award – Connor Eldridge
Sponsored by the O’Donnell Family

Best Bantam Defenceman Award – Ashton Lukacs
In memory of Brett Forchuk. Sponsored by the Forchuk Family.


Most Dedicated – Dawson Hendricks

“Cliff Passey Most Improved Player Award” – Nolan Tams
Sponsored by the Passey Family

“Les & Molly Marriot Most Sportsmanlike Memorial Award” – Jack Murphy

“Perry Brandics Best Defenceman Award” – Braxton Kinniburgh
Sponsored by Marge Brandics and Family

“Bruce Wills Scholastic Achievement and Hockey Proficiency Memorial Award” – Brylan Span

“Freda’s Trailer Court Midget MVP Award” – Spencer Phillips
Sponsored by Freda’s Trailer Court

“Tessa Sparks Memorial Award” – Nixen Miller
Sponsored by the Randy Sparks Family.

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