The Kimberley Minor Hockey Association introduced a new award in honour of Mr. Gary Pearson who sadly passed away in October 2015.
The Gary Pearson Memorial Award will be awarded annually to the "Most Inspirational Player" in Kimberley Minor Hockey, a player that inspires their teammates with Work Ethic, Leadership, Positivity and Love of the Game.
This year's Nominees are:
Each of these nominees were given an engraved medal as their team's "Most Inspirational Player". Just look at those smiles!
The Winner of the 2016 Gary Pearson Memorial Award as the "Most Inspirational Player" in Kimberley Minor Hockey was Isaac Sommer. Isaac is also Gary Pearson's grandson, what an emotional moment for the debut of the award.
Special thanks to Fortis BC for their support of this award.