2019 COACH OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to TIM MORRIS who is the 2019 Ice Hockey NSW Coach of the Year. Thank you Tim for your dedication to Coaching in NSW.
2019 PLAYER AND GOALIE AWARDS
2019 GREEN JERSEY AWARD
2019 was our inaugural year of the Green Jersey Program. The Green Jersey Officials aged 11 to 17 conducted Mites, Atoms and Squirts games this season with Mentors on ice. Green Jersey Officials were rated on knowledge, improvement, communication and confidence, along with the number of games they Officiated. The 2019 Green Jersey award winner is SCHUYLER RANGANATHA.
2018 ROB DEWHURST AWARD
Rob Dewhurst passed away in 2016. He was an extremely well known and respected ambassador for the game of Ice Hockey throughout NSW and Australia. Rob represented Australia in the Winter Olympics in 1960 at Squaw Valley in the USA. Robs love for the game began as a youngster in South Sydney at Sydney Glacarium and he later played for St George and in later years was a member of the “Stiffies” at Erina Ice rink and played in house hockey at Newcastle. Rob was involved in the game till the age of 82 before Alzheimer’s disease saw him hang up the boots for the last time. Rob lived for Ice Hockey and his family.
Robs involvement in the game was primarily as a coach and player. He was known by many as “Coach Rob” due to his unending selfless dedication to coaching players of all ages especially the young and the novice.
The annual Rob Dewhurst Award is dedicated to the memory of Rob for his longevity of service to the sport of Ice hockey and endless mentoring of players.
The winner of the 2018 Rob Dewhurst Award is MARK BRADFORD.
We believe that Mark exemplifies the spirit of volunteering and service to the hockey community through his tireless work in photographing many IHNSW events. Mark does so much on documenting memories for us through his fantastic photography. He goes to many games, having photographed over 30 IHNSW games this year alone as well as key events held by IHNSW including the McCrae Jamboree for IHA, Tange National Tournament, IHNSW Squirts Round Robin, ECSL Finals and many more junior and senior finals as well as regular season games. Mark gives so much of his time and effort travelling from Newcastle to Sydney to photograph many of these games for the enjoyment of our hockey community.