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Awards - Honour our volunteers and Coaches
Its that time of the year where we take the opportunity to ask our members (parents and players) whom they would like to nominate for coach of the year.  Our third award is for Neil Barker


Neil Barker1963-2007 Neil was a dedicated coach, trainer, volunteer and LMHA board member who started with the association in 1992 in the Myte division (Initiation). He coached every year, in every division (sometimes more than 1 in the same year) until his sudden passing in 2007. He worked diligently on practice plans for his teams as well as others. During the hockey season, Neil devoted countless hours on the many tasks required (or requested) and could always be found in one arena or another. One of Neil’s passions was hockey. The development of the players was a goal he strived for on and off the ice. Through his years involved with LMHA, he formed many relationships not just with the players but their parents and families as well as other coaches and board members. A testament to him and his involvement with LMHA was the number of coaches, board members and players (many from years past) that have spoken with our family on how Neil inspired and changed their lives. Criteria for this Award This annual award is given in honour of long time coach, volunteer, and Board member. It is presented to a Bandits coach OR volunteer that best exemplifies what Neil believed in & stood for, during his many years with our Association.Recipients are only eligible to receive the award once in their lifetime. The winner of this prestigious award is someone who best displays the following criteria; instills and exhibits good ethical and moral principles through positive behaviour and sportsmanship, demonstrates an unconditional commitment to all players and the growth of the sport, volunteers with numerous aspects of the program & displays an outstanding dedication to the Association & its members.

The Following Individuals have been recognized over the years.
2009 Kathy Breen
2010 Gary Chenier
2011 Kevin Scanlan
2012 Greg Schauss
2013 Dave Powell
2014 Beau Chaffee
2015 Ryan Grigg
2015 Nancy Putzer
2016 Chris Ferguson
2017 Craig Loyst
2018 Don Drown
2019 Brandon Hubbard
2020 - Allana Watson
2021- Luisa Gould
2022- Mark Lamont
2023- Kim Tilford

Please take the opportunity to nominate someone who fits this criteria 
2024 Neil Barker Award
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