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REGIONAL AWARD WINNERS

Hockey Manitoba would like to recognize regional award winners for Most Promising, Most Deserving and Most Improved Officials. Without our on-ice officials, quite simply, we do not have a game. Officials at all ages and levels of hockey work tirelessly to ensure our game is safe, fair and played within the rules.

Hockey Manitoba’s regional award winners are proudly sponsored by the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

Award Biographies

The following are biographies of the actual people whom the awards are named.

MOST PROMISING – DICK DAVIS

Richard “Dick” Davis – Inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame on March 28, 1992 as a referee. Born October 26, 1902 in Lachine, Quebec. After a fine amateur hockey career, Dick began his officiating career in Winnipeg in the 1930’s with local leagues. He rapidly advanced to the junior, senior, and intermediate leagues both locally and to their national championships. His career also included refereeing in the United States Hockey League, the Pacific Coast Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. He refereed more Memorial and Allan Cup play-down games than all but a select few other referees did. He retired in 1962 for health reasons. Dick Davis died March 20, 1970.

MOST IMPROVED – WINDY LYNDON

Lorne “Windy” Lyndon – Inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame on May 6, 1989 as a referee. Born March 7, 1907 in Dunrae, Manitoba. Lorne was one of Canada’s most renowned officials for 20 years, 1933-1953. He officiated Allan Cup finals in 1936, 1937, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1953; Memorial Cup finals 1950-1952 and the Alexander Cup in 1951. As a player he was a member of Winnipeg’s 1932 World champions and Allan Cup winner in 1931. Lorne was an all around athlete and was on an all star soccer team chosen to play against England touring side in 1931. Only the famous Winnipeg toilers bested his Westbrook basketball team three years running. Lorne Lyndon died May 9, 1965.

MOST DESERVING – VICTOR LINDQUIST

Victor “Vic” Lindquist – Inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997 as a player. Vic Lindquist was born on March 22, 1908 in Gold Rock, Ontario, Canada. He played his minor and junior ice hockey career in Kenora, Ontario and later joined senior the Winnipeg team that won the Allan Cup in 1931. His team represented Canada at the Olympic Winter Games in 1931 in Lake Placid and won the Olympic Gold by winning five games and tying only one. The goals scored for and against for Canada were 32-4. He then later joined the Winnipeg Monarchs representing Canada at the IIHF World Championship in 1935 in Davos. He was crowned as World Champion after Canada won all its games with total goals of 44-7. Vic Lindquist was a respected for over 30 years after his retirement as a player at national and international levels. In 1960 at Squaw Valley, Lindquist participated in his second Olympic Winter Games, this time as a referee, an accomplishment he was particularly proud of and was also referee at the IIFF World Championship in 1963 in Stockholm. He once surprised a visiting Swedish player with his ability to understand Swedish due to the fact that he had coached a Swedish National Team in 1935 before turning to officiating. Vic Lindquist passed away in November 30, 1983.

2018-2019 Regional Award Winners

Brandon

Most Deserving

Gary Ward
Brandon Minor Hockey
Years Officiating: 13
Leagues: Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam, High School


Most Promising

Carson McDonald
Brandon Minor Hockey
Years Officiating: 5
Leagues: Male U18 AAA, U17 AAA, Westman High School Hockey League, Male Bantam AAA and AA

Most Improved

Carter Baranyk
Home Minor Hockey Association:
Years Officiating:
Leagues currently officiating:

Central Plains

Most Deserving

Erik Sigurdson
Gladstone Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 7
Leagues: Manitoba Female U18 AAA, WHSHL, Zone 4 HS Hockey, B1 AAA, B2AAA, St James Minor Hockey

Most Improved

Spencer Reimer
Portage Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 3
Leagues: Novice, Atom, Peewee and Bantam

 

Most Promising

Ava Matthews-McCulley
Portage Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 2
Leagues: Central Plains Minor Hockey League and Winnipeg Hockey League

 

Eastman

Most Deserving

Thunder Penner
Steinbach Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 4
Leagues: Eastman Bantam AAA major and minor, Bantam AA, Peewee AA


Most Improved

Joseph Bernardin
Eastman Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 4
Leagues: Up to Bantam AA

 

Most Promising

Cynthia Cote
La Broquerie Minor Hockey
Years Officiating: 6
Leagues: Peewee, Bantam AA, Bantam AAA, Midget AA, Midget AAA, MWJHL

Interlake

Most Deserving

Amber Monk
Lakeside Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 13
Leagues: Interlake minor and Seven Oaks minor leagues

 

Most Promising

Ethan Spalding
Lakeside Minor Hockey
Years Officiating: 3
Leagues: Interlake Minor Hockey, Stonewall Minor Hockey, Hockey Winnipeg

 

Norman

Most Deserving

Donnie Mitchell
Thompson Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 7
Leagues: Novice, Bantam AAA, AAA U18, Jr.B

 

Most Improved

Lauren Fox
Flin Flon Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 3
Leagues: Atom, Pee wee, Bantam (including AAA), and Midget

 

Most Promising

Nathan M’lot
Home Minor Hockey Association:
Years Officiating:
Leagues currently officiating:

Parkland

Most Deserving

David Pulock
Grand Plains Minor Hockey
Years Officiating: 13
Leagues: Minor hockey, High School hockey, AAA bantam boys and girls, senior hockey

Most Improved

Dawson Seib
Russell Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 3
Leagues: Parkissaimo Hockey League, Russell Barley Queens female rec hockey league

Most Promising

Colbey Reichmuth
Home Minor Hockey Association:
Years Officiating:
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Pembina Valley

Most Deserving

Scott Beattie
Morden Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 16
Leagues: MJHL, MMJHL, Keystone Junior B, SEMHL, THHL

Most Improved

Zeke Fehr
Winkler Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 6
Leagues: Midget AAA Male, Midget AAA Female, Bantam AAA, Zone 4 High School Hockey


Most Promising

Carson McConnell
Rock Lake Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 7
Leagues: Tiger Hills Hockey League (Senior), Manitoba U18 AAA, Zone 4 High School Hockey, Eastman Bantam AA League, CSSHL, Winnipeg AAA,  Pembina Valley Minor Hockey

Westman South

Most Deserving

Paul Vanbeselaere
Melita Minor Hockey Assoication
Years Officiating: 14
Leagues: MJHL, MB AAA Midget Male & Female, WHSHL, Senior & Minor Hockey

 

Most Improved

Ethan Miller
Home Minor Hockey Association:
Years Officiating:
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Most Promising

Steven Nay
Souris Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 6
Leagues: Bantam AAA, Midget AAA, High School, Senior, Minor hockey

 

Winnipeg

Most Deserving

Tom Boughen
St. Vital Minor Hockey Association, Pembina Trails
Years Officiating: 25
(Recently retired from officiating)

 

Most Improved

Mateo Fruck
Assiniboine Park/St James Minor Hockey Association (APSJ)
Years Officiating: 5
Leagues: Bantam AAA, Midget A1, CRJHL, Junior B, CIS-W, Manitoba Female Provincial Midget AAA, MFMHL, Manitoba Women’s Junior, MWJHL and more

Most Promising

Jordan Guberman
Assiniboine Park/St James Minor Hockey Association (APSJ).
Years Officiating: 5
Leagues: U18 AAA, U17AAA, B1AAA, as well as the Women’s Junior league, CIS Women’s league and Female Midget AAA league

Yellowhead

Most Deserving

Riley Brennand
Elkhorn Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 12
Leagues: MJHL, MBAAAU18 League, North Central Hockey League, and various other leagues in the area

Most Improved

Ryan Heino
Minnedosa Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 6
Leagues: Westman High school Hockey League, Hockey Winnipeg Bantam AAA and U18 AAA

 

Most Promising

Konlyn Nemetchuk
Minnedosa Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 5
Leagues: Bantam, peewee, and atom age divisions in the Parkismo hockey league as well as AAA female bantam.