June 14, 2015
For Immediate Release

Gander, NL- Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador held their 80th Annual General Meeting and Annual Awards Banquet and Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony last night with the following receiving awards.

Hockey Hall of Fame



Player Category: Darren Colbourne, Darren Langdon and Dwayne Norris

Builder Category: James Hornell Jr., Rosemary Marshall and Ken Williams

Brian Wakelin Minor Hockey Executive of the Year Award: Ken Mills of Stephenville Minor Hockey Association

Minor Hockey Association of the Year Award: Labrador West Minor Hockey Association

Minor Hockey Meritorious Awards: Lex Hudson (Northeast), Sharon Pelley (Springdale), Roberta Primmer (Goose Bay) Phil Hancock (St. Anthony)

Junior Hockey Meritorious Award: Doug Tibbo (Junior Celtics)

Hockey Canada Junior Hockey Recognition Award: Greg Ryerson (Portugal Cove)

C.J. McCarthy Memorial Senior Award: Gary White (Gander Flyers)

Female Hockey Promotion Award: Angela Cooper, Bonavista Trinity Minor Hockey Association

Joe Byrne Development Award: Eric Clarke (Trinity Placentia Minor Hockey Association)

Ron Healey Memorial Award: Gary Callahan (Corner Brook)

Gold Stick Pin to George Bursell for 10 years of Board Service

President Award: Bonnie Evans (Mount Pearl) and Murray Roberts (Botwood)

Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador announced their annual scholarship recipients:
Jim Sterling B. F. Lorenzetti & Associates: Matthew Downer (St. John’s)

Wayne Mercer Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Kyle Cronin (South River) or Ryan Kenny (St. John’s)

Minor Hockey Scholarships: Jade Roberts (Twillingate New World Minor Hockey Association) and

Marcus Elliott of the Botwood Area Minor Association.


For more information or for award winner photos of recipients, please contact Craig Tulk Executive Director Hockey NL

(709) 489-5512(O)

(709) 486-0442 (C)