SAMHA Award Winners

Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association will present the following annual awards to all recreation and rep teams:

  • Most Dedicated Player;
  • Most Improved Player; and
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player.

The deserving players will be presented with an annual trophy as well as an Esso Medal of Achievement at the Annual Awards Ceremonies held in April.

Salmon Arm Minor Hockey also recognizes the contribution of our volunteers and referees with the following annual awards:

  • President’s Award;
  • Volunteer of the Year;
  • Coach of the Year;
  • Most Dedicated Referee;
  • Most Promising Referee;
  • Unsung Hero; and
  • Safety Award.

Please find the criteria (pdf) for the above awards for the 2019-2020 season.

Please find below our previous award winners:

Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Scholarships

SAMHA will present two or more scholarships to a graduating member of any midget rec, rep or female team. Please see Amy Witt at Salmon Arm Secondary (SAS) for more info.

  • Reagan McAlpine Memorial Scholarship to graduating member of any midget rec, rep or female team. Please see Amy Witt at SAS for application.
  • Lloyd Johnston Memorial Referee Scholarship Award. Please see Amy Witt at SAS.
  • Lloyd Johnston Memorial Referee School Award. Please see contact your RIC. Indicate your interest.

SAS has new format of thanking those groups that donate scholarships to their students. A special tea and cake event was held June 10 in the SAS library. Opportunity to thank all donors.It was a nice and meaningful format where the students shake hands and thank minor hockey. Personal letters also are given as thank you.

The following were winners for the 2018-19 Season:

  • Taylor Thomlinson and Landon Quilty; SAMHA scholarships. (These funds were donated by Parent Group who ran the last bantam provincials.)
  • Schannie Watson: Won the Reagan MacAlpine scholarship. Gord Mackintosh gave input. He is good friends with the MacAlpine family who now reside in Cultus Lake area.
  • Tyler Bushell: Lloyd Johnston Memorial Referee scholarship. He also won the OMAHA scholarship.

As much as we advertise this info to all our teams that have potential grads, we did not get many. They are all aware of all scholarships available, not just minor hockey. Thanks to committee for input.

OMAHA Scholarships and Awards

  1. Margie Moss Award: Presented to most valuable female midget player in midget rep or recreation.Teams to submit one name from each team to OMAHA Central Office with brief write up of nominee. Deadline is March 15. Send to Sherry Wakelin
  2. Nonie Miyazaki Volunteer of the Year Award:  Presented to individual who has gone above and beyond the role of a volunteer in OMAHA District. Deadline: March 15 Send to Sherry Wakelin.
  3.  OMAHA/RCTO Scholarship/bursary: Are awared to players or officials who apply and best combine the qualificattions.
  4. Jack Koteles Award to one player in Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget. Rep or rec. Deserving individual or team who shows a strong commitment to community service. Outline the player or team community service and send to Sherry Wakelin. Deadline March 15.
  5. OMAHA Association of the Year. Submit summary outlining contribution to community, development programs. Initiation and Novice program adoption, scholarships, tournaments and clinics offered. Future developments, Communications, Educational programs for coaches and officials. Policies in place for addressing disputes, discipline and appeals. Deadline March 15 Send to Sherry Wakelin OMAHA Scholarship Application.
  6. BC Hockey Referees School in Osoyoos, B.C. Must be born 2003-2007. Contact Referee in Chief. OMAHA will send three officials to attend school.
  7. SAMHA officials...SAMHA will send two officials to the BC Hockey Referees School in Osoyoos. Contact Referee in Chief for more info.
  8. SAMHA Referee Scholarship awarded to Salmon Arm grade 12 graduate. See SAS for further details and application form.