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2020 – 2021 REGIONAL AWARD WINNERS

Hockey Manitoba is proud to recognize Regional Award Winners annually 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.

2020 – 2021 Regional Officiating Award Winners

Brandon

Most Promising

Carter Loewen

Hockey Brandon

Years Officiating: 5

Leagues: U15, U18, High School

Most Improved

Justin Galatiuk

Hockey Brandon

Years Officiating: 5

Leagues: U11, U13 AA, U15 AA, U15 AAA

Most Deserving

Kirk Graham

Hockey Brandon

Years Officiating: 10

Leagues: Provincial U18, High School, KJHL, THHL, NCHL, MJHL

Eastman

Most Promising

Thunder Penner

Steinbach Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 5

Leagues: Male U13 AAA, Male U14 AAA, Male U15 AAA, Female U15 AAA, Female U18 AAA

Most Improved

Alex Joyal

Île-des-Chênes Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 4

Leagues: U13 AA, U14 AAA, U15 AAA, U17 AAA, MFHL, U18 AAA

Most Deserving

Cynthia Cote

La Broquerie Minor Hockey

Years Officiating: 7

Leagues: Male U15 AA, Male U15 AAA, Female U18 AAA, MWJHL

Interlake

Most Promising

Owen Tataryn

Warren Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 7

Leagues: Male U18 AAA, Male U15 AAA

Most Improved

Josh Finnbogason

Gimli Minor Hockey Association

Most Deserving

Dave Harrisko

Stonewall Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 23

Leagues: Various levels of minor hockey

Norman

Most Promising

Matthew Baker

The Pas Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 2

Leagues: U9, U11

Most Improved

Preston Sinclair

Opaskwayak Cree Nation Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 5

Leagues: KJHL, Senior Hockey

Most Deserving

Ernie Foster

The Pas Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 43

Leagues: Various levels of minor hockey

Pembina Valley

Most Promising

Dayne Bruce

Macdonald Minor Hockey

Years Officiating: 5

Leagues: U11, U13, U15

Most Improved

Bob Reimer

Winkler Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 3

Leagues: U15 AAA, High School

Most Deserving

Eugene Fillion

Red River Wild Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 39

Leagues: Junior A, B and C, Southeastern Hockey League, Carillon Senior Hockey League

Winnipeg

Most Promising (Co-winners)

Josh Miko

St. James Assiniboia Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 5

Leagues: Male U18 AAA, Male U15 AAA, CSSHL, MWJHL, Female U18 AAA

Jacob Cramer

St. James Assiniboia Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 3

Leagues: Male U15 AAA, Male U18 AAA, MWJHL, Female U18 AAA

Most Improved

Camille Forbes

St. Boniface Minor Hockey Association, St. James Assiniboia Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 6

Leagues: MWJHL, Female U18 AAA, Female U15 AAA

Most Deserving

Bob Vanstone
North Kildonan / River East Minor Hockey Association
Years Officiating: 45 + (Timekeeping)
Leagues: MJHL, MMJHL, AAA, Various levels of minor hockey

Westman South

Most Promising

Dayson Geddes
Souris Minor Hockey
Years Officiating: 10
Leagues: Male U15 AAA, Male U18 AAA, Female U18 AAA, THHL, High School

Most Improved

Emily Planetta

Shilo Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 2

Leagues: U7, U15

Most Deserving

Mike Hole

Boissevain Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 10 (Manitoba), 6 (British Columbia)

Leagues: THHL, U18 Male AAA, U16 Male AAA, U18 Female AAA

Yellowhead

Most Promising

Kyle McDonald

Neepawa Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 12

Leagues: U15 AAA, U18 AAA, High School

Most Improved

Rudy Pedersen

Strathclair/Shoal Lake Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 11

Leagues: Male U15 AAA, Female U18 AAA, Male U18 AAA

Most Deserving

Mike Foulliard

Tri-Valley Minor Hockey Association

Years Officiating: 5

Leagues: Male U15 AAA, Female U18 AAA, Male U18 AAA, WHSHL, Parkissimo Hockey League, NCHL