Cee­bees mi­nor hands out awards, rel­fects on year

The Compass - - OPINION - BYWENDY PEN­NEY SPE­CIAL TO THE COM­PASS

The Cee­Bees Mi­nor Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion held its annual awards ban­quet on May 21 with close to 600 par­ents, players and coaches in at­ten­dance.

This year Cee­Bees mi­nor hockey rec­og­nized all players from the be­gin­ners – novice with tro­phies for their year with the Cee­Bees. Th­ese players are the foun­da­tion of our pro­grams and the grass­roots of mi­nor hockey.

We also wished success to our grad­u­at­ing midgets who have been in­volved with mi­nor hockey and are leav­ing us to pur­sue other chal­lenges. We ask you al­ways re­mem­ber the re­spect and sports­man­ship Cee­Bees mi­nor hockey have in­stilled in you and keep in touch. Also mem­bers from the Cee­Bees bingo group were present and made pre­sen­ta­tions to all the players within the Cee­Bees or­ga­ni­za­tion. Their ef­forts in fundrais­ing all year were rec­og­nized and greatly ap­pre­ci­ated by the as­so­ci­a­tion. Con­grats was also given to the medal win­ners at the provin­cial and mega tour­na­ments for 2012.

The Cee­Bees re­ceived a to­tal of six medals in var­i­ous provin­cial tour­na­ments and all players are con­grat­u­lated for the sports­man­ship shown across the prov­ince.

In at­ten­dance were Dec Le­Cour, east­ern direc­tor. Also present were mem­bers of the late Craig Shute’s fam­ily, and mem­bers of the Thoms fam­ily.

It was a busy year with lots of growth in players. We would like to con­grat­u­late all players from our youngest to our old­est for a great year in hockey. To all our coaches, vol­un­teers and par­ents, we would like to send a huge thank you. We have a great group of vol­un­teers within the Cee­Bees or­ga­ni­za­tion and with­out your ef­forts the praise we re­ceive about the Cee­Bees would not be pos­si­ble. Wendy Pen­ney is pres­i­dent of Cee­Bees mi­nor

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CEE­BEES MI­NOR AWARD

WIN­NERS:

• Bobby and Jerry Thoms player of the year (male) — Ja­son Pen­ney; • Bobby and Jerry Thoms player of the year (fe­male) — Ashley Riggs; • Gord Dean of­fi­cial of the year — Daniel Lam­bert; • Cee­Bees mi­nor bingo of­fi­cial of the year schol­ar­ship (in memory of Gord Dean) — Gre­gory Don­nelly; • Vol­un­teer of the year (in memory of Craig Shute) — Michelle Pike; • Hockey New­found­land and Labrador most promis­ing of­fi­cial — Bradley Pen­ney.

Sub­mit­ted pho­tos

Ja­son Pen­ney and Ashley Riggs took home male and fe­male players of the year awards at the Cee­Bees mi­nor hockey ban­quet held at the Til­ton Bingo Hall, May 28. The awards are in memory of Bobby and Jerry Thoms, two former pee­wee players who passed away. Pic­tured are, from left, Majorie Thoms, Ja­son Pen­ney, Ashley Riggs and Olive Thoms.

Cee­Bees’ par­ent Michelle Pike was named the as­so­ci­a­tion’s vol­un­teer of the year, in memory of Craig Shute. Here, mem­bers of the Shute fam­ily ( left) and Cee­Bees mi­nor past­pres­i­dent Val Slaney (right) present Pike (cen­tre) with her award.

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