The AAA Minor Petes (Peterborough Minor Hockey Council) players, parents, sponsors and council memberscelebrated the 2021-22 hockey season at the Peterborough Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 21, 2022. PMHC President Jef Dueck addressed all of the minor AAA Petes award winners, and thanked parents, volunteers, and sponsors for their dedication to minor hockey over the past year.
Special thanks to the dedicated title sponsors of the 2021-22 Peterborough Minor AAA Petes teams:
Fontaine Source for Sports
Peak Benefits Solutions
Jesse’s Tap and Grill
Ben Smith Sells
Overtime Hockey Company
Boston Pizza Peterborough
Esso Player Achievement Awards, chosen annually by each team's coaching staff:
Most Dedicated – Ethan Colling
Most Improved – Caden Cristini
Most Sportsmanlike – Eason Carleton
Most Dedicated – Griffin Ormond
Most Improved – Marshall Long
Most Sportsmanlike – Myles Element
Most Dedicated – Fisher Kernohan
Most Improved – Zach Walst
Most Sportsmanlike – Max Crowley
Most Dedicated – Evan Fitzgerald
Most Improved – Matty Colling
Most Sportsmanlike Award – Wes Elliott
Most Dedicated – Nate White
Most Improved- Zachary Kinchen
Most Sportsmanlike – Jack Hatton
Most Dedicated – Lewis Chatten & Morgan Hydman
Most Improved – Nolan Buttar
Most Sportsmanlike – Ty Rupnow
Most Dedicated – Cohen Bidgood
Most improved – Max Seon
Most Sportsmanlike – Nathan McHattie
Most Dedicated – Brayden D’Innocenzo
Most Improved – Ben Hansen
Most Sportsmanlike – Sam Corcoran
Most Dedicated – Yanni Karkoulas
Most Improved – Andrew Thompson
Most Sportsmanlike Award – Alex Whitney
The James Johnston Memorial Award
The James Johnston Memorial Award is an organization-wide award that was created in memory and celebration of James Johnston’s life. James was a minor Petes' player who lost his life in a motor vehicle accident. James was a gifted athlete who played hockey and lacrosse. He was a skilled player, a leader both on and off the ice, and wore the Petes sweater with pride. This award is presented annually to a minor Petes' player who exemplifies James Johnston’s character and skill.
2020-2021 Recipient: Blake Brioux
U9 : Nolan Walker
U10: Alec Leahy
U11: Cole McMahon
U12: Blake Brioux
U13: Cam Walser
U14: Caleb Mitchell
U15: Will McFadden
U16): Thomas Donald
2021-2022 Recipient: Thomas Donald U16 Overtime Hockey Company
The Goaltenders' Award is presented to the goaltender or goaltending duo with the best goals against average. This year’s winner is from the U14 Fitzsimmons Garage AAA Petes Lewis Chatten and Morgan Hyndman.
The David James Award
The David James Award was created in memory and celebration of the life of David James, a minor Petes' player, who was tragically taken from us, along with his father, as a result of a motor vehicle accident while they traveled to Guelph for a hockey tournament. David was a goaltender who demonstrated a great deal of enthusiasm and love for the game of hockey. This award is presented annually to a minor Petes player who exemplifies David James’ character.
2020-2021 Recipient: Owen Hickey
U9 : Mason Scollard
U10: Taylor Dalliday
U11: Tyler Martin
U12: Landen White
U13: Cardiff Mader
U14: Declan Ready
U15: Andrew MacNeil
U16: Owen Hickey
2021-2022 Recipient: Taylor Dalliday U10 Fontaine’s Source for Sports AAA Petes
The Chris Fee Award
The Chris Fee Award was created in memory and celebration of Chris’s Fee’s life. Chris was a minor Petes’ player who was tragically taken from us as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The award is presented annually to a U11 player who is voted by his teammates to be a player who plays the game of hockey with passion, skill and is well respected and liked by his teammates.
2020-2021 Recipients: Thomas Dalliday and Ryder Evans
2021-2022 Recipient: Colton Adams U11 Peak Benefits Solutions AAA Petes
The Wally Beavis Award
The Wally Beavis Award was created in memory and celebration of Mr. Wally Beavis’s life, a wonderful volunteer with our U13 team who was tragically taken from us in a motor vehicle accident on the way to a hockey game. The award honours the volunteer contributions of Mr. Beavis and is presented annually to a U13 (Peewee) player who has demonstrated sportsmanship, strong team play, and places the interests of their team and teammates ahead of himself.
2020-2021 Recipient: Jacob McMahon
2021-2020 Recipient: Rocco Williams U13 Peterborough KIA AAA Petes
The Shane Norris Award
The Shane Norris Award was created in memory and celebration of the life of Shane Norris. Shane grew up playing in the minor Petes system and was taken from us as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The award is presented annually to a U15 player who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in scholastic and sportsmanship. The winner of this award is presented with a cheque for $300.00.
2020-2021Recipient: Sam Corcoran
2021-2022 Recipient: Josh Avery U15 Ben Smith Sells AAA Petes
The John Leahy Award
The John Leahy Award was created in memory and celebration of the life of John Leahy, a minor Petes player who succumbed to cancer at age 18. The award is presented annually to a player on our U18 (midget) team, who has demonstrated great dedication, leadership and sportsmanship.
2021-2022 Recipient: Michael Carter U18 Boston Pizza AAA Petes
The OHL Peterborough Petes “Steve Richey” Scholarship/Bursary Award
The OHL Peterborough Petes “Steve Richey” Scholarship/Bursary Award presents a $500.00 bursary to a graduating AAA Petes player. The recipient of the award is a deserving student who has given back to their community and has demonstrated an excellent work-ethic on and off the ice and is an ambassador of the minor Petes organization.
2021-2022 Recipient: Michael Carter U18 Boston Pizza AAA Petes
Coaching/Team Staff Awards
Technical Coach of the Year
This award is presented annually to a head coach who has demonstrated a high level of coaching ability with a focus on technical skills and a proven commitment and dedication to his players both on and off the ice.
Winner of the Technical Coach of the Year Award goes to Wayne Clark coach of the U11 Peak Benefits Solutions AAA Petes. Congratulations Coach!
Coach of the Year Award
This award is presented annually to a head coach who is admired for dedicating his time and energy, works hard making sure that the team's success is both on and off the ice, leads by example and gives effort above and beyond what is necessary.
The winner of the Coach of the Year Award goes to Ryan Ready of the U14 Fitzsimmons Garage AAA Petes. Congratulations Coach!
Manager of the Year
Vali Ali Memorial Award is presented annually by the Lions Club to recognize the PMHC’s Manager of the Year. Vali Ali in was one of the Lions Club's hardest working members. Vali was a dedicated volunteer who held many positions in the club, and could always be counted on to help out where ever needed.
Manager if the Year Vali Ali Memorial Award goes to Donna Johnston of the U15 Ben Smith Sells AAA Petes. Congratulations Donna!
The “Jim Burchell” Trainer of the Year:
This award is presented annually to the team Trainer who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and service in the areas of safety and risk management as well as a commitment to the values of safety and enjoyment. Jim Burchell was a long time trainer within our organization.
The “Jim Burchell” Trainer of the Year Award goes to Chris D’Innocenzo of the U16 Overtime Hockey Company AAA Petes. Congratulations Chris!
Len Warriner Award is presented to honor a volunteer in the Peterborough Minor Hockey Council who has provided many hours of dedicated Service to the Council. The award is named after Len Warriner who has been and still is an active member of the minor Petes organization with over 48 years of service to minor hockey in Peterborough.
The winner of the Len Warriner Award goes to COVID Committee of Theresa Woodward, Patricia Campbell, Kateri Josaitis, and Liana Brown. Congratulations!