BGHC 2019/2020 AWARDS NOMINATIONS, News (Burlington Girls Hockey Club)

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Submitted By Jenn Wagar on Friday, February 28, 2020
The BGHC is now accepting nominations for the following awards/scholarship for the 2019-2020 Season

Vern Neal Award

In 2012, the Barracuda hockey community lost one of its most dedicated and tireless volunteers. His name was Vern Neal and we want to ensure his memory stays alive. As such, the Vern Neal Award is presented annually to an individual that has demonstrated a long-term time commitment to the Barracudas organization.


Pauline Vasiliaskas Spirit Award

During the 2004-2005 hockey season, the Barracuda hockey community was hit with a tragedy when one of our very own hockey Mom’s passed away suddenly.  Her name was Pauline Vasiliaskas and she was a dedicated hockey Mom, fan and supporter. From the time her daughter joined the Barracuda’s organization, Pauline was involved in the team in some capacity whether it be a parent rep, volunteering or providing financial contributions. Pauline exemplified the true SPIRIT of a volunteer, always wanting to do for others and expecting nothing in return accept for the girls to have fun.  The Pauline Vasiliaskas SPIRIT Award is presented to a deserving female volunteer that has embraced Pauline's team spirit during the season.


The Team that Rockx Award!

Barb Rockx was a long-standing CUDAS volunteer who generously donated her time to the BGHC, having

a profound and lasting impact on our organization.  Her willingness to give selflessly to help advance women's hockey in Burlington speaks to both her strength and quality of her character.  Our organization is stronger with her leadership.  To carry the torch that Barb lit so brightly — and leverage her awesome last name — we have created The Team that Rockx Award!  This award recognizes a team that has shown the biggest commitment to our community while embracing the true meaning of team spirit.


To nominate an individual for the Vern Neal Award, the Pauline Vasiliaskas Award and a team for The Team that Rockx Award, please prepare a brief letter to the BGHC with the following content:


1. Name of award for which you are nominating.

2. Name and contact information (email address and phone number) of individual/coach of the team you are nominating

3. A brief paragraph describing why you believe this individual/team is deserving of the particular award. Please reference the award criteria above.

4. Email your nomination to Gail Marcos at [email protected] no later than Sunday, March 22nd 2020.


To apply for the BGHC Scholarship Award, please complete the applicable form (copy attached).


BGHC Scholarship Award ($1,500)

Scholarship Award Eligibility Criteria:

i)    Must be currently a player or member of the coaching staff of a team in the Burlington Girls Hockey Club.

ii)   Must have a minimum of 3 consecutive years with the BGHC as a player and/or member of a coaching staff.

iii)  Must be intending to pursue post-secondary education in the coming academic year.


Scholarship Award Selection Criteria:

The scholarship winner will demonstrate evidence of a history of involvement within the BGHC organization beyond that stated above for eligibility, including but not limited to volunteering, mentoring, assistant coaching, and/or refereeing.


Nominations for all awards should be submitted via email to Gail Marcos at [email protected] no later than March 22, 2020.   Winners will be announced the week of April 6th.

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