The best young hockey players (and a couple not-so-young ones) in Nelson were feted Thursday during the annual awards banquet. Photo submitted

Nelson Minor Hockey hands out annual awards

Peter Quinn was honoured as coach of the year

Peter Quinn was recognized last week for coaching the Nelson Bantam Leafs to a silver medal at provincials.

Quinn received the Ted Hargreaves Excellence in Coaching award during the annual Nelson Minor Hockey Association awards Thursday after his team made it to the finals at provincials in Nelson last month.

Quinn’s son Noah also received the Mike Laughton Senior Memorial Award for a player showing dedication.

Bill McDonnell and Mike Laughton meanwhile were presented with life-time memberships for their volunteer work.

Other awards included:

Barry Pearce Memorial Award: Sebastien Conne-Correnti

John Reichardt Memorial Award: Max Jean

Todd Matheson Memorial Award: Owen Ditzel

Walter Clarkson Award: Xavier Tinholt

Alf Baker Award: Liam Ingram

Marc Severyn Memorial Trophy: Kaleb Percival

R.C. Wright Memorial Trophy: Tyler Lakeman

Barry Geist Memorial Trophy: Connor Comishin

Baker St. Esso Award: Shayla Elias

Jackson Hole Three ‘A’ Award: Weston McBeath, Mitchell Erickson, Joseph Davidson and Hailey Elias

Sarge Sammartino Award: Jaden Dyck, Lorne Anderson

Robert Jeffs Award: Cam Paterson

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