John Murphy Honoured by OHF and HDCO
Friday, September 28, 2012
Richmond Hill, ON: -
The Ontario Minor Hockey Association would like to congratulate John Murphy, 2012 recipient of the Ontario Hockey Federationís Bill Richmond Memorial Award and the Hockey Development Centre for Ontarioís Barrie Davis Award.
During the course of his involvement within the Ontario Minor Hockey Association, John Murphy has earned the well-deserved respect of players, coaches, officials, Board Members, and his peers. Johnís lengthy record of service to hockey, the OMHA and the Development is exemplary and his professionalism, integrity, and ongoing contributions to the game and Development make him an ideal and most deserving recipient.
Murphy has been a long time contributor to Georgetown MHA serving in a variety of capacities and roles. He has also had a wealth of involvement with the delivery of the OMHA programs including Clinic facilitation, Parent education and ice session delivery at Safe and Fun and IP Festivals. John has served on various steering and working committees providing curriculum development and leadership. He has also represented the OMHA Coaching Program at numerous OHF and Hockey Canada Seminars/events. John was instrumental in the implementation of all aspects of Mentorship in the OMHA, from its inception to his current role as Regional Development Leader.
In 1996, the OHF established the Bill Richmond Memorial Award to recognize outstanding achievement and involvement in the area of hockey development within the OHF. For over 20 years, Mr. Richmond was a leader in the development and delivery of the National Coaches Certification Program [NCCP]. He passed away suddenly in 1995, but left a legacy of hard work and commitment to the development of the game in our Branch.
The Barrie Davis memorial award was created to honour the past Chairman of the HDCO and President of the ODMHA for his commitment and spirit towards making the game of hockey a positive and safe experience for all participants. The award also recognizes Barrie for his fairness and ability to bring people together to solve issues within the game of hockey.
For more information, please contact Matt Rhodes, Communications Manager at 905.780.2155 or by email at [email protected]
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