2018 HEO Award Winners
Richard T. Sennott Development Award
From I.P. to Midget AA Bob is a longtime coach that has always strived to create and develop the best programs for player on and off the ice. He has stood fast to the thought that if you respect yourself, your teammates, and your coaches, you will enjoy yourself in the process and you will succeed not only on the ice but in life. Bob has been involved in District B and the Ottawa Sting organization for close to 20 years. He has brought teams to 4 League Championships, has been actively involved in teaching Checking clinics, ran skills sessions for the Bell Capital Cup, but most of all was a major part in the overall Development of many player’s and fellow coaches over the years. Please welcome this year’s recipient of the Richard T. Sennott Development Award Mr. Bob Saikaley.
HEO Volunteer of the Year Award
The name Senecal is one that has been involved in ODHA/HEO for over 50 years. Rene’s father Roger was a man who dedicated his life to Minor Hockey not only in D9 but all of HEO. Rene grabbed that torch and ran with it. We believe Rene and his father are the first father and son combination to win this award. Rene at times does not appear as a volunteer, as the number of hours he puts into his passion is astounding. Rene is always ready and willing to help, to work, to just be involved in any capacity, and never says no when asked. Please welcome this year’s recipient of the HEO Volunteer of the year award Mr. Rene Senecal.
Councilor Monette Orleans Ward Bursary ($500.00)
Carter is currently attending the Telfer School of Business Management at Ottawa University. Carter will be pursuing a career as a Chartered Accountant. Carter has played for the Casselman Vikings for the last two seasons and has won League/Branch Championships with them. This past playoff he was so motivated he actually scored a winning goal by using his face!!!!!
Councilor Wilkinson Kanata North Ward ($500.00)
Simon grew up playing in the Kanata MHA and has been an on-ice official since 2013. Simon is pursuing a diploma in Business Marketing at Algonquin College. Most recently Simon was awarded the 2018 KMHA Volunteer of the year award for his commitment as a referee supervisor.
Councilor Qaqish Gloucester/South Nepean ($500.00)
Davide grew up in the Nepean MHA as player and as an Off-Ice Official. Davide is graduating from Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School this summer and will be pursuing a career as a Sports Play by Play announcer and is enrolled in the Radio-Broadcasting Program at Algonquin College.
Ottawa 67’s Bursary ($1000.00)
Brant played his Minor Hockey Career between South Stormont and the Seaway Valley Rapids MHA’s, he then played AAA with the Upper Canada Cyclones, and the Eastern Ontario Wild, and has spent the last three seasons in the Cornwall Colts organization, 2 with the Midget AAA team and this past season with the Junior A squad. Brant will be attending Ottawa University this coming year pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering.
Play it Again Sports Bursary ($500.00)
Ryan grew up in the Canterbury MHA, he will be graduating from Canterbury H.S. this summer as an Honor Roll student. Ryan has had an interest in many different sports including Baseball, and Tennis. He ran winter development baseball clinics for youth when not playing hockey. Ryan will be attending Carleton University this fall pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (History) degree.
Hockey Eastern Ontario Bursary #1 ($1000.00)
Justin played his minor hockey career with the North Dundas MHA. He became the Captain of his Bantam Team and was an Assistant Captain for his years at the Midget Level. At age 13 Justin became on on-ice official. Justin is graduating from the North Dundas District High School and will be attending St. Lawrence College this fall training to become a Firefighter.
Hockey Eastern Ontario Bursary #2 ($1000.00)
Zach played his minor hockey in South Stormont, he became an on-ice official at age 13, he also volunteered with their I.P. Program. At 15 Zach was invited to attend the NHL Officials Amateur Exposure Combine in Buffalo N.Y. He is also a rink attendant at the long Sault Arena. Zach will be attending Loyalist College this fall taking a diploma program in Community and Justice Services. Zach hopes to become a Police Officer, Park Ranger, or Conservation Officer.
Hockey Eastern Ontario Bursary #3 ($1000.00)
Kyle actually graduated from Highschool in 2015, he then attended St. Lawrence College and received a diploma for the Personal Support Worker Program. Kyle now wants to further his education and will be attending St. Lawrence College once again in the Mental Health and Addictions worker program. Kyle grew up playing minor hockey in South Grenville, he decided at age 12 to take up officiating and has been an on-ice official ever since. Kyle volunteered so many hours while in Highschool he was awarded the Lt. Governor’s Award for having the most community hours in his graduating class.
Dwaine Barkley Bursary ($2000.00)
Danny Played Junior B with both the Ottawa Canadians and the Arnprior Packers, he also worked with the Nepean MHA’s I.P. Program. Danny will be attending Carleton University in their Commerce Program starting this fall. Danny is also hoping to be working with the Carleton University Camp for Kids program.
Councilor Cherushenko Capital Ward Bursary ($500.00)
Josh is graduating from Glebe Collegiate this summer, he has been an On-Ice official throughout his High School years. Josh will be attending Laurentian University and pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce – Sports Administration Degree
Councilor Tierney Beacon Hell/Cyrville Ward Bursary ($500.00)
Pierce grew up playing in the Gloucester MHA. He has also been an On-Ice Official for the last 5 years. Pierce has played Junior with Clarence, and most recently the Ottawa Canadians and Embrun Panthers. Pierce is pursuing his College Diploma in Electrical Engineering at Algonquin Colle. He is currently entering is second year.
Councilor Mitic Innes Ward Bursary ($500.00)
Collin grew up in the Blackburn MHA. Collin attributes his hockey playing career to the leadership qualities he has acquired. Collin will be graduating from Lester B Pearson this coming summer and was awarded the Lester B Pearson award for his Leadership abilities. Collin will be attending the University of Waterloo next year pursuing an Honors degree in Mechanical Engineering.
B.F. Lorenzetti/Jum Sterling Bursary ($1000.00)
Sam is a product of the Gloucester MHA and D9 Officiating Team. Sam is going into his third year at Carleton University Commerce program, pursuing a career in investment banking. Sam is playing in the CCHL2 as well as Officiating at Midget AAA, and Junior Levels. Sam has been a Mentor within the D9 officiating community and is a valuable asset to their organization.