June Pearce Award
The June Pierce award is chosen by the Coaching Committee and Bantam Local League Coaches through a vote. The winner is chosen for embodying sportsmanship, fair play and for being an all-around achiever of the game. When June Pearce passed away she belonged to the Hockey Moms, as she had done for several years. June’s family chose to honour her memory with this award.
Dan Snyder Unsung Hero Award
In October 2003, local hockey hero Dan Snyder succumbed to injuries as a result of a car crash in Atlanta, Georgia. Shortly thereafter, using funds raised by the NHLPA and other donors, the Dan Snyder Memorial Scholarship Fund was born. Each year, the Dan Snyder Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one or more Woolwich Township residents who display the same characteristics that led Dan to a successful athletic career
The Dan Snyder Unsung Hero award is chosen by the Coaching Selection Committee through a vote and presented to a graduating Midget forward or defenseman. The winner is selected because of their consistent hard work throughout their minor hockey career, their strong sportsmanship, skills development, team building qualities, community involvement and all around love of the game.
This award is donated by the Snyder family in memory of Dan who played his minor hockey with Woolwich and through his hard work and all around love of the game, made it to the NHL before he suddenly passed away.
Todd Shannon Award
The Todd Shannon Award is presented every year to a graduating Midget Goaltender as selected by Coaching Selection Committee through a vote. The winning goaltender is selected for their commitment, hard work throughout their minor hockey career and for displaying strong team qualities. The award is donated by the Shannon Family in memory of their son Todd, who passed away far too early. Todd was a goaltender and played his minor hockey here in Woolwich.
Bob Waters Volunteer Award
The Bob Waters Award is chosen by the Waters family and presented at the Coach & Manager appreciation dinner to recognize one individual within our association who has made a significant contribution to Woolwich Minor Hockey. Bob was the Mayor of Woolwich for 9 years serving on council from 1982-1994. Bob’s love for the community was exhibited through his generous sharing of volunteer time with the Sugar Kings and Woolwich Minor Hockey. Bob served on the Woolwich Executive in all capacities for several years including a term as President. Bob furthered his contribution by co-founding Friends of Hockey in 2008 to help financially support community families in need to make hockey more affordable.
George Parson Coach Award
The George Parson Coaching Award is chosen by the players and the Parson family and presented to one individual within our association who holds a volunteer position on a coaching staff. This award comes with a cheque for $250 and is a thank you to the recipient for their commitment and dedication to the Woolwich Minor Hockey Association, for sharing their love of the game and ensuring the hockey season was an enjoyable and special experience for their players. The award is named after George Parson, a long time WMHA hockey Dad and former WMHA coach. George always demonstrated a passion for hockey and enjoyed imparting a lifelong love of the game to those he was involved with. He made many contributions to Woolwich Minor hockey over several years and always had a positive and memorable impact on the staff he worked with and players he developed, both on and off the ice.
Elmira District Referee Association – Coach Award
This award is presented to a coach that exemplifies excellence in sportsmanship and integrity behind the bench. The award is voted on by the Elmira District Hockey Referee Association at their Annual meeting.
Brandon Nickel Memorial Scholarship
In July 2013, Brandon Nickel lost his life in a car accident at the age of 20. Brandon enjoyed playing for Woolwich Minor Hockey for many years. He demonstrated strong teamwork, sportsmanship, and a love of hockey. A $500 scholarship fund has been established for one successful candidate who displays the same characteristics that Brandon demonstrated.
Anyone wishing to apply for this scholarship must be registered with Woolwich Minor Hockey, be 13-17 years of age, and demonstrate a strong commitment to team, good sportsmanship, and great work ethic on the ice. The scholarship funds must be used towards hockey-related expenses. The successful candidate will be chosen by the Nickel family after reviewing all of the applications. The successful candidate will be rewarded the scholarship at the Woolwich Minor Hockey Coach/Sponsor Appreciation Dinner. Applicants are required to submit:
The application form
A one page letter stating how they feel they demonstrate the required qualities (described above).
Two reference letters from either a coach, or a teacher, or a teammate stating why they believe the candidate should be awarded this scholarship.
For more information please contact: Corey at (519)846-8914 Or Angie at (519)699-4325
Dan Snyder Scholarship
In October 2003, local hockey hero Dan Snyder succumbed to injuries as a result of a car crash in Atlanta, Georgia. Shortly thereafter, using funds raised by the NHLPA and other donors, the Dan Snyder Memorial Scholarship Fund was born.
Each year, the Dan Snyder Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one or more Woolwich Township residents who display the same characteristics that led Dan to a successful athletic career:
Desire to Succeed
All candidates must be enrolled in a qualified accredited post-secondary institution. The recipients receive the scholarship funds in the fall to be used toward their post-secondary education. Funds are deposited directly to the school the recipient will attend that fall, under the direction of the K-W Community Foundation.
Candidates can apply in one of three categories:
Elmira Sugar Kings
Woolwich Minor Hockey
Woolwich Community Open