Nelson Minor Hockey handed out hardware to its players Thursday at Mary Hall. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Minor Hockey celebrates its players

Local hockey players were feted during an annual awards banquet

Nelson’s top coaching honour will be shared by two midget house bench bosses.

Dave Zarikoff and Doug Harrison were each awarded the Ted Hargreaves Excellence in Coaching Award at Nelson Minor Hockey’s annual awards banquet Thursday.

Zarikoff, a long-time coach in Nelson, was also handed the Sarge Sammartino Award for a senior referee.

Other awards included:

Barry Pearce Memorial Award: Liam Malpass

John Reichardt Memorial Award: Eliot Rude

Todd Matheson Memorial Award: Sawan Bhabra

Walter Clarkson Award: Cohen Wolbaum

Scotia Bank Achievement Award: Sebastien Conne-Correnti

“Shorty” Malacko Memorial Award: Tyson Hutt

Alf Baker Award: Nathan Bernhardt

Marc Severyn Memorial Trophy: Bryce Sookro

Mike Laughton Sr. Memorial Award: Seamus Boyd

R.C. Wright Memorial Trophy: Ben Price

Barry Geist Memorial Trophy: Brady Stocks

Brian Naka Award: Erik Reitan

Baker Street Esso Award: Bryce Winters

Jackson Hole Three “A” Award: Brody Arjun, Cash Nay, Simon Forrester, Alex Laing

Sarge Sammartino Award (junior): Ben Thast

Robert Jeffs Award: Kate Tate

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Cohen Wolbaum (right) receives the Walter Clarkson Award for the Peewee House player who exhibits skills, sportsmanship and team play. Photo: Tyler Harper

The Nelson bantam rep team showed off its West Kootenay championship banner. Photo: Tyler Harper

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