Awards and Scholarships

Justin Ikebuchi Memorial Award - Volunteer of the Year

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Congratulations: Meghan Roy (2023/24)

Team sports played a pivotal role in Justin’s personal development and fuelled his desire to give back to his community by making a positive impact on the lives of young athletes.  Fostering a love of sport, healthy competition, and having lots of fun while making awesome memories; he strove to make a difference within SMHA.   Justin truly believed that our association was only as strong as its volunteers. In honour of Justin’s passion for giving back to his community, through minor hockey, SMHA has named our Volunteer of the Year Award after him.

This award is given to the SMHA member whose volunteer efforts exemplify the qualities Justin valued. Justin volunteered at every level in SMHA as a Coach, Age Group Coordinator, and Board Member.  He volunteered with integrity, accountability, and made decisions that were in the best interest of all SMHA players.

“You get what you give” – Justin Ikebuchi
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Appoints:

  • Membership submits nominations
  • The Current Board of Executives and President appoints

Award type:

  • Trophy to keep
  • Plaque to hang in SMHA's trophy case (located in Joe Phillips arena)

Past Recipients:

  • Alice Davis 2022/23
  • Tammy Hangs 2021/22

SMHA Coach of the Year Award

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Congratulations: Jon Batchelor (2023/24)

SMHA Coach of the year is awarded to an individual who demonstrates outstanding contribution to our association, team, and players, this individual exhibits dedication and service beyond the normal expectation of a coach and follows Fair Play codes, emphasizing skills development and the fundamentals of the game.

Appoints:

  • Membership submits nominations
  • The Current Board of Executives and President appoints

Award type:

  • Trophy to keep
  • Plaque to hang in SMHA's trophy case (located in Joe Phillips arena)

Past Recipients:

  • Jeff Brodowski 2022/23
  • Ed Bereznicki 2021/22
  • Justin Ikebuchi 2020/21
  • Derek Keller 2019/20
  • Brad Saville 2018/19
  • Mark Connors 2017/18
  • Ken Kunz 2016/17

SMHA Long-Term Service Award

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Congratulations: Mike Masse (2023/24)

This prestigious award is given out to 10 years (+) of volunteering, this volunteer has gone above and beyond in critical volunteer roles. It is usually given to retired or retiring members of the board or membership. Retirement is not a requirement but outstanding long-term service is.

Appoints:

  • The Current Board of Executives and President

Award type:

  • This award is a painting of a hockey player on the pond with his back showing (pictured above), and the recipient chooses the number.
  • Plaque to hang in SMHA's trophy case (located in Joe Phillips arena)

Past Recipients:

  • John Taylor 2022/23 (past Board member)
  • Darryl Tatomir 2021/22 (past Board member)
  • Jason Martin 2019/20 (past Board member)
  • David Jurkowski 2016/17 (member volunteer)
  • Michael Mercier (past Board member)
  • Joanne Juriessen (member volunteer)
  • Kim Beloglowka (past Board member)
  • Tammy Yakemchuck (member volunteer)
  • Lori Black (past Board member)
  • Mark Connors (past Board member)
  • Kerry Tychonick (past Board member)
  • Darren Toews (past Board member)
  • Louis Bontorin (past Board member)

Hockey Calgary's Volunteer of the Year Springbank

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Congratulations: derek keller (2023/24)

 

Hockey Calgary's acknowledgment of an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to their hockey association and to the game of hockey.

Appoints:

  • The Current Board of Executives and President

Award type:

  • Trophy to keep
  • Plaque to hang in SMHA's trophy case (located in Joe Phillips arena)

Past Recipients

  • Kate Pittman 2022/23 (coordinator)
  • Colin Grierson 2021/22 (board member)
  • COVID 2020/21
  • Sonja Saville 2019/20 (board member)
  • Jan Nicholson 2018/19 (coordinator)
  • Dave Findlay 2017/18 (board member)
  • Peter Trutina 2016/17 (board member)
  • Dave Simpson 2015/16 (board member)
  • Nicole Kraljic 2014/15 (coordinator)
  • Lori Black 2013/14 (board member)
  • Tammy Yakemchuk 2012/13 (coordinator)
  • Dave Jurkowski 2011/2012 (coordinator)
  • Sheelagh Wiggins 2010/2011 (coordinator)

 

Scholarships

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KYLE JAMES STUART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Kyle Stuart Memorial Scholarship Fund (KSMSF) was established in 2002. It was then titled the Springbank Minor Hockey Scholarship Fund providing financial assistance to Springbank residents who had enrolled in a secondary education program and participated in the Springbank Minor Hockey Association (SMHA) Junior program. In early 2004 the Scholarship Fund was renamed to honour the memory and spirit of Kyle James Stuart (“Stuey”).

Kyle was highly regarded and respected as a fine young gentleman and a good friend. Kyle was revered by his peers for his commitment to team play and the unwavering support of his friends. Kyle unselfishly devoted his spare time to assisting minor hockey players through evaluations and coaching and spent tireless and dependable hours as a referee. Kyle Stuart, through his actions, represented the true meaning of participation and volunteering.

Applicant – Rules & Qualifications

Eligibility for the Kyle Stuart Memorial Fund depends on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be participating or have participated, in the Springbank Minor Hockey Association as a player or referee for a total of 4 years.
  • Applicants must be attending, or planning to attend, a post-secondary educational institution during the current or next school year.
  • Applicants must take a minimum of three (3) courses per semester and must show proof  - required documents must be sent to director1@springbankhockey.com
    • The DEADLINE to have all documents in is June 30th.
  • Applicants are not required to apply in their first year and can apply anytime during the applicant's post-secondary education.
  • Applicants are eligible to receive one (1) scholarship of $700.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee, led by SMHA Director 1
  • Recipients will receive funds before September 1st via the mailing address provided in the application
  • Applications will be received through the online process and not through email during the acceptance period of March 1st to April 1st

Application opens annually on March 1st and closes on April 1st

  • if you miss this period you are encouraged to reapply the following year

Contributions & Donations

To date, the Kyle Stuart Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded 300(+) scholarships.  Funds for the scholarship are derived from personal and corporate donations, as well as proceeds from SMHA alumni and volunteer efforts (team fundraisers, wind-up dinners, auctions, etc.) over the years.  All contribution dollars will be matched by the Kyle Stuart Foundation.

If you would like more information on the fund, or should you wish to donate, please contact: first.vp@springbankhockey.com

 


 

Addtional Scholarships

additional Hockey Calgary scholarships - https://www.hockeycalgary.ca/page/index/id/525/

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Contact

 

32224A Springbank Road,

Calgary, Alberta T3Z 2L9