CeeBees mi­nor cel­e­brate an­other year

As­so­ca­tion holds year-end ban­quet; cel­e­brates grad­u­at­ing mid­gets

The Compass - - SPORTS - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER nmercer@cb­n­com­pass.ca

The Til­ton Bingo Hall was a hive of ac­tiv­ity on May 19. It was time for CeeBees mi­nor hockey to hold its an­nual awards ban­quet.

Di­vided into two cer­e­monies, the event brought to­gether play­ers from the youngest di­vi­sion (pre-novice) to the old­est di­vi­sion (midget).

Some 900 people filled the hall in ad­vance for the cul­mi­na­tion of the 2013-14 sea­son.

For the younger banguet held at 2 p.m., the as­so­ci­a­tion brought in a ma­gi­cian as some pre-event en­ter­tain­ment.

The Har­bour Grace-based CeeBees had a ban­ner year, so to speak. The as­so­ci­a­tion sent 11 teams to provin­cial tour­na­ments this sea­son, with nine of them re­turn­ing with medals.

There were four teams that cap­tured provin­cial ti­tles in the atom, pee­wee, fe­male un­der-12 and ban­tam di­vi­sion.

The as­so­ci­a­tion had a big sur­prise for the cham­pi­onship teams when they ar­rived at the ban­quet. Each player re­ceived a per­sonal replica of the ban­ner that will hang from the rafters of the S.W. Moores Me­mo­rial Sta­dium in Har­bour Grace. All as­so­ci­a­tion play­ers also re­ceived a CeeBees wa­ter bot­tle to com­mem­o­rate the year.

For nine play­ers in at­ten­dance, it was to be their fi­nal event as a mem­ber of CeeBees mi­nor hockey. They re­ceived a cer­tifi­cate and a tro­phy to com­mem­o­rate their time spent wear­ing a CeeBees jersey.

“It was a great sea­son,” said pres­i­dent Wendy Pen­ney.

Some nine midgetaged play­ers with CeeBees mi­nor hockey saw their mi­nor hockey ca­reers con­clude at the an­nual awards ban­quet May 11 at the Til­ton Bingo Hall. They are: front (l-r) — Tyler Pike, Bran­don Lynch, Colin Thomas and Mitchell Ped­dle; back — Matthew Mur­phy, Adam Slade, Brian Tet­ford, Bradley Riggs and Patrick Jayne.

Pho­tos sub­mit­ted by Pam Whelan

Daniel Lam­bert (right) was the re­cip­i­ent of the Gord Dean Me­mo­rial Schol­ar­ship. Shown here with Lam­bert is Mar­i­lyn Pen­ney.

Joe Haire (sec­ond from right) was named re­cip­i­ent of the Craig Shute Me­mo­rial Vol­un­teer of the Year award. Here, Haire shown with mem­bers of Craig Shute’s fam­ily (l-r) Stephanie, Kelsey and Kris­ten.

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