Alberni Valley Minor Hockey Association

OCTOBER 28, 2010

2009-2010 Season Summary
from awards banquet

(Click on any of the small pictures to view in full size.)


MITES - Penguins - Tim Horton's

All Players received Tim Horton's Gift Packages

MITES - Flyers - Tim Horton's

All Players received Tim Horton's Gift Packages

NOVICE - Blues - Dr. G. Trees

All Players received Tim Horton's Gift Packages

NOVICE - Islanders - GD Auto

All Players received Tim Horton's Gift Packages

NOVICE - Flames - MacDermott's Insurance

All Players received Tim Horton's Gift Packages


Sharks - Magic Moments

Most Improved - Nathan Banks, Most Dedicated - Emily Rathbone,  Most Sportsmanlike - Joshiah Anderson

Bull Pups -Scotiabank

Most Improved - Zack Hayes, Most Dedicated - Jimmy Hassel,  Most Sportsmanlike - Garrett Welsh

Stars - Haggard Trucking

Most Improved - Kylie Scott,  Most Dedicated - Reilly Kozacari,   Most Sportsmanlike - Nicole Gagnon



Avalanche - Dievert's Roofing

Most Improved - Marina Kidd, Most Dedicated - Aden Webber, Most Sportsmanlike - Sara Dawson

Rangers - P A Firefighters

Most Improved - Brian Michel, Most Dedicated - Jessica Williams, Most Sportsmanlike - Kyla Ursel


Coyotes - Tremblay Orthodontics

Most Improved - Greg Palmer, Most Dedicated - Stuart Murray, Most Sportsmanlike -Erick Clarke

Wild - Scotiabank

Most Improved - Eric Tranfield, Most Dedicated - Giordano Corlazzoli, Most Sportsmanlike - Joel Larsen


Canucks - Canadian Tire

Most Improved - Chris Nookemis, Most Dedicated - Brendon Antonichuk, Most Sportsmanlike - Taylor Heck

Hurricanes - Buy-low

Most Improved - Geoffrey Neufeld, Most Dedicated - Bradley Hamelin, Most Sportsmanlike -Katlin Berard


Kozlowski Const - Coach Dallas Ward - Mgr-Darin Oscienny




BANTAM - Thunder - JAL Designs

Most Improved - Gina Grumbach, Most Dedicated - Faith Lariviere, Most Sportsmanlike - Sierra Green

MIDGET - Thunder - Jowsey's

Most Improved - Alyssa Savard, Most Dedicated - Jessie Vissia, Most Sportsmanlike - Kendal McLellan






  ATOM DEV. -  Bulldogs - Iris Optometrists -  

 Coach -Dan Sexton  - Mgr-Stefanie Weber

Most Improved -  Jaysen MacLean, Most Dedicated - Shaylee McConnell, Most Sportsmanlike -Nico Somerville



  PEEWEE A - Bulldogs - Best Western Barclay & Smitty's Restaurant  

  Coach - Dave Beecroft - Mgr-Alison Sundstrum

Most Improved - Cole Haider, Most Dedicated - Ryan Price,  Most Sportsmanlike - Logan Henson



  PEEWEE B - Bulldogs - Dairy Queen, Co-op, West Coast Cutting & Coring  

 Coaches - Rick Geddes, Shawn Elder, Scott Clydesdale - Mgr-Lori Terryberry

Most Improved - Jakob Gitelman, Most Dedicated - Brayden Ward, Most Sportsmanlike -Nick Ross



  BANTAM A - Bulldogs - Sure Span Construction Ltd, Dave Koszegi

Coach - Kevin Somerville - Mgr-Ron Buse

Most Improved - Tyler Ibsen, Most Dedicated - Nathan Read, Most Sportsmanlike - Chase Gaudreault


  BANTAM B - Bulldogs - AV Drag Racing Society

 Coaches - Bryan Neufeld, Jan Lavertu

Most Improved - Colin Kumagai, Most Dedicated - Jason Brunt, Most Sportsmanlike -Tyrell Terryberry



  MIDGET A - Bulldogs - HFN Forestry, Rain Coast Erosion, GDM Boom & Sort

 Coaches - Brent Demerais, Bryce Abbott -  Mgr-Brenda Read

Most Improved - Taylor Smith, Most Dedicated - Jeffrey Dagg, Most Sportsmanlike - Dylan Haugen





  FEMALE MIDGET A - Fusion - Breakers Marine, Tofino Tug & Barge

 Coaches - Diane Moore, Brenda Oscienny - Mgr-Gayle Hawkins

Most Improved - Jessie McMeekin,  Most Dedicated - Hayley Dowling, Most Sportsmanlike - Samm Moore




Other Awards

Coach of the Year Volunteer(s) of the Year

Jessica States Award

Referee of the Year

Kevin Somerville - Rep Team

Paul Manhas - Recreation






Gary Check

Carolyn Jefferson

Sonia Somerville


Sophie Vanderlee







Jory Cole



Jordan Lavertu - Rookie Referee


AVMHA hosted the annual banquet on Saturday, March 27th 2010 at Glenwood Centre and welcomed approximately 600 players, coaches, parents and families.

The outstanding work of "Dave's Catering" fed all in less than 45 minutes!

Presentations were made to each team in every division, as well as individual awards in various categories.



2010 AVMHA Graduates

Haley Anderson Alberni Valley Bulldogs - Nolan Graham Abby Hawkins Breakers Marine - Gayle Hawkins Geoff Neufeld LB Woodchoppers - Bill Kirchner
Brent Baltus JAL Designs - Rob Thompson Katie Isherwood Hockey Academy - ron Behnke Becki Nookemis Thunder In The Valley - Bill Surry
Katlin Berard Western Stone Works - John & Tracey Coney Ashley Jones Aaron vissia Financial Inc - Aaron Vissia Danielle Otte Frame Pro - Mike Mowat
Dionne Bouchard Brian & Trish Diemert Mike Kraneveldt Canadian Tire - Jim Oliver Andre Savard Rain Coast Erosion Control - Mike Savard
Krista Callow Tim Horton's - Stefanie Weber Matt LaRose Beaver Creek Bobcat - Wayne Bilodeau Nicolette Savard Western Forest Products - Kevin Somerville
Jared Crema Folwell Creek Construction - Sharon & Marc Price Taylor Lee Dragon Martial Arts - Karen & Warren Lee Kyla Schafer RE/MAX Mid Island Realty - Lance Engstrom
Jeff Dagg Coleman Meadow Farms - Russ & Jennifer Dyson Jordan Love AVMHA Referees - Chris Canuel Justin Sketsch Port Boat House - Rob Cole
Edward Dyson Home Hardware - Jan Lavertu Kim Maedel Magic Moments - Darren & Brenda Oscienny Taylor Smith Sassco Excavating - Joe Dame
Blake Frechette Nicklin Waste Disposal - Wade Nicklin Creigh McCulloch CUPE Local 118 - Ryan Foster Jenna Tewinkel CUPE Local 118 - Ryan Foster
Gus Grumbach Serious Coffee - Clay Edghill & Catlin McLeod Canada Safeway - Chad McLeod Sheldon Trees IRIS -  Gerald & Julie Trees
Brad Hamelin AV Times - Eddy Galenzoski Jessie McMeekin VCR Construction - Johnny Versteeg Josh Versteeg VCR Construction - Johnny Versteeg

Congratulations to the AVMHA Midget Grads of 2009/2010! Good luck to you all!

This was the third season that AVMHA presented the "Midget Grad Jerseys" as this marks the Graduating players last year in Minor Hockey.  AVMHA cannot do this without local support from our sponsors and we thank you very much!



Copyright 2009-2010 AVMHA

Stacey McCulloch, AVMHA Public Relations