Two National Awards for Bagotville
The Canadian Armed Forces ( CAF) Sports Awards Ceremony was held on October 18th in Ottawa, where members of CFB Bagotville won two of five awards.
The Bagotville Men's Ball Hockey Team won the CAF Team of the Year award, while its coach, Captain Gerard Caron, was named Coach of the Year for his hard work and dedication to many hockey and ball hockey teams in Bagotville. This is the first time since the award was created in 1990 that a team from CFB Bagotville has won this honor. The men's ball hockey team had a great2017- 2018 season, winning the gold medal last spring. It was the Bagot- ville team’s fourth victory in five years at this championship. The coach, Capt Caron, contributed to this victory, but it was also his work with both the men's and women's ice hockey teams ( 2nd and 4th place at the regional championships), as well as his dedication to the Officer’s Mess hockey team and his participation in the CAF Regional Veterans Hockey Championship that contributed to him being chosen for the Coach of the Year award. The CAF Sports Awards Ceremony is organized by the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services. It is intended to honor the CAF's best athletes, coaches, officials and teams of the year.