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BC HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTION 

Player Category:

  • The Player category is intended to recognize those Players that have shown sportsmanship, character, passion, and high-level playing ability during his or her playing career in hockey
  • The Player must have been a permanent resident in British Columbia for a period of ten (10) years during their minor hockey, junior, or professional careers
  • The Player may have been born in BC and developed their skill while a permanent resident of BC, but may have played outside of BC for an extensive period of time during their hockey careers
  • Only Players who have been retired for a minimum of 1 year are eligible to be nominated (the BCHHF Board of Directors has the right to waive the mandatory one (1) year waiting period under certain circumstances)

Referee or Linesman Category:

  • The Referee/Linesman category is intended to recognize those Officials that have shown sportsmanship, character, passion and high-level capability as an official during his or her career in hockey
  • The Official must have been a permanent resident in British Columbia for a period of ten (10) years during their minor hockey, junior, or professional careers
  • The Official may have been born in BC and developed their skill while a permanent resident of BC, but may have worked outside of BC for an extensive period of time during their careers
  • Only Officials who have been retired for a minimum of 1 year are eligible to be nominated (the BCHHF Board of Directors has the right to waive the mandatory one (1) year waiting period under certain circumstances)

Builder Category:

  • The Builder category is intended to honor those individuals who have made a significant impact or contribution to the sport of hockey (outside of being a player or official)
  • The Builder may be a person who supports athletes in a leadership capacity at the managerial or executive level, a coach, a trainer, a medic, a media person, an administrator, a volunteer or a person in some other significant off-ice role
  • The Builder is evaluated on their personal achievements, awards, accomplishments, dedication, innovation, and contributions to the game of hockey
  • The Builder may have originally been from BC but made significant contributions to the game of hockey outside of BC. Or the Builder may be from somewhere other than BC, but has made significant contributions to the game of hockey in BC
  • The Builder must have been a permanent resident in British Columbia for a period of ten (10) years

Team Category:

  • For a Team to be eligible for nomination/induction, more than half of the team must be retired from national, international, or professional play
  • The Team will be evaluated on its overall achievements, awards, accomplishments, contributions to the community, and dedication to the game of hockey
  • The Team category is intended to honor any British Columbia based hockey team that has achieved greatness by winning a championship at the national or international level


BC HOCKEY HALL OF FAME ANNUAL AWARDS

The D.N. ‘Dunc’ Jamieson Award

This award is presented annually to a volunteer who exemplifies their dedication to – and the enjoyment of – the game of hockey. Awarded to a volunteer whose contributions are significant, of lasting impact and generally, above and beyond.

It is presented in the memory of Dunc Jamieson, a long-time supporter of minor hockey in Penticton and throughout British Columbia. In addition to receiving lifetime memberships in the Penticton Minor Hockey Association and the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association, Dunc was also a member of the B.C. Amateur Hockey Association. Dunc Jamieson was also one of the founding members of the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame Society.

The Patricia Carter Bursary

The Patricia Carter Bursary is presented each year in the memory of Patricia Carter, the first ever member of the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame Society and long-time supporter of the society.

This bursary is awarded to help a young hockey player advance their education. Those chosen for this award will have shown perseverance and dedication to both hockey and schooling with the desire to succeed academically and acquire additional education or training.

The Larry Ashley Award

The Larry Ashley Award is a humanitarian award and is presented each year to an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to the game of hockey by helping young players in achieving their goals and aspirations. Those eligible for this award are trainers or equipment managers – professional or amateur.

Larry Ashley spent 16 years in the NHL as a trainer, 14 of which were spent with the Vancouver Canucks. Sadly Larry passed away in September of 1995, and this award is presented in his honor.

Minor Hockey Player of the Year Award

The Minor Hockey Player of the Year Award honors individuals who best exemplify sportsmanship & leadership, hockey ability & performance, and school & community participation, serving as inspiring role models for people involved in (or interested in) hockey

Okanagan Hockey Group – Pioneer Award

The Pioneer Award is presented annually to an individual that has made substantial contributions to the game of hockey, or who has paved the way for the future of the game. This person will have had a significant impact on the game and this award recognizes them for their past achievements. This award is not reduced to any specific categories in hockey

Bernie Pascall – Media Award

The Bernie Pascall Media Award is presented annually to an individual in the media who demonstrates passion, commitment, and dedication to the promotion of the game of hockey

Pat Quinn Coach Award

In memory of Pat Quinn, the coach award is presented annually to an individual (regardless of their level of coaching) that has helped and shared excellence by educating players in the sport of hockey