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Hockey Manitoba Volunteer of the Year

The purpose of the Hockey Manitoba Volunteer Awards are to recognize outstanding commitment and significant contributions to the game of hockey in Manitoba.  Each year, literally thousands of volunteers are the driving force behind our great game.  Hockey Manitoba identifies ten (10) recipients annually from each of its ten (10) regions as nominated by representatives from the region.

Hockey Manitoba presents the Frank McKinnon Outstanding Volunteer Award annually to a volunteer that has made exemplary contributions through a long term commitment and dedication to hockey in our province. The award is selected by Hockey Manitoba’s Board of Directors. All award recipients are invited to attend Hockey Manitoba’s annual Season Opener event at Canad Inns Polo Park where they are recognized with a commemorative award, a Hockey Manitoba apparel item and two tickets to a Winnipeg Jets regular season game.

Nomination applications are available from the Hockey Manitoba office or your Regional Director. Nominations must be submitted to the Hockey Manitoba office no later than March 1st of each year.

Hockey Manitoba would like to congratulate all Volunteer of the Year recipients and sincerely thank each and every volunteer for their dedication to hockey in Manitoba.

Past Frank McKinnon Outstanding Volunteer Award Winners

2017-18 George Ulyatt
2016-17 Dale Fossay
2015-16 Doug Orchard
2014-15 Brian Franklin
2013-14 Al Hares

2017-18 Regional Volunteer Recognition Award Winners

Name Region
Terry Popadynetz Brandon
Ferdi Nelissen Central Plains
Paul Magnan Eastman
Darren Bond Interlake
Jerome Conaty Norman
David Hopfner Parkland
Greg Ens Pembina Valley
Corey Anderson Westman South
Guy Jeanson Winnipeg
Bill Brown Yellowhead

2016’17 Regional Volunteer Recognition Award Winners

Name Region
Laurie Clarke Brandon
John Ferg Central Plains
Vicki Clayton Eastman
Brad Emberly Interlake
Dave Colgan Norman
Dave Sigvaldason Parkland
Jim Mutcheson Pembina Valley
Rick Korman Westman South
Jamie Hewitt Winnipeg
Dean Lindenbach Yellowhead