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Apr 02, 2023 | Jenn Cowie | 581 views
We're excited to provide more details on the Mustangs Awards Banquet. Besides celebrating all the fun and successes teams achieved this past year we'd like YOU to contribute to the evening by nominating those individuals you feel went above and beyond to make the year memorable. Below we have several awards up for grabs to deserving Mustang community members. We are now accepting nominations for these awards which will be presented at the banquet May 12th.Check out the categories below and click the Award titles to be taken to the nomination forms. 

Stay tuned for more details and ticket information!

Nomination Award Categories

Growth Mindset Award
This person could be a player who, takes on a new position / role without complaint and works hard to be successful. They look for feedback and are open to suggestions. A new coach who took the team to new and unexpected levels through their desire to grow their own skill set for the betterment of the team and their encouraging leadership. A parent or a volunteer that consistently and selflessly assisted with the growth of the game in the community through their team or the association.

Trailblazer / Promoter Award
For the Hockey Community member who excel at opening new opportunities and consistently shows positive support to all around them. They are always going above and beyond to support their colleagues, team, or association in the venture to bring girls hockey to the community in a positive fashion.

Most Organized Award
Awarded to a member of The Grand River Mustangs who is consistently prepared for everything and everything -- even the stuff you don't think of. This could be a trainer that is always ready, with anything you could possibly need, a player/assistant coach that has drills ready if the event that the head coach is called away in an emergency. A parent/coach/manager that has a backup plan for the team when schedules shift.

Last to Leave
A "last to leave" will be awarded to a member of the Mustangs community who is always willing to go the extra mile. This is the player who will do more than what is expected. That could mean staying late to help others, or working on drills during personal time, even when not in team practice. It could be a coach/manager/parent putting in extra hours to exceed their support for the team or association.

Best Attitude
There is always one player who stands out above the rest for having the most positive attitude. It's the Mustang who cheers everyone else up after a loss, and who comes to every practice ready to learn something new. This award is a great highlight that individual and celebrate a job well done.

Rookie of the Year
Trying something new can be difficult for kids, which is why Rookie of the Year is one of the most important sporting awards categories. This award isn't about celebrating the best player on the team. Instead, it celebrates the bravery that it takes to join the team in the first place.

Student of the Game
While some people have natural talent when it comes to sports, others study the game like it's a subject in school. Awarded to a member of the Mustangs Community who takes the time to learn the fine details of the game and all the can in an effort to elevate the level of competition.

Appreciation Awards

Graduate Awards
A token to all players aging out of the Mustangs Core Program - U18 - these will be determined by the association based on DOB.

Volunteer/ Community Contributor Awards
This person(s) is a player who works to make hockey a community event by volunteering their time supporting the organization in one season. This can be on or off the ice, fundraising, selling raffle tickets, helping with the tournament, collecting for food drives, making cards for seniors etc. All levels of community engagement are encouraged.

Leadership Awards
Awarded to players who support the hockey community by working with younger teams on the ice, helping in the Try Hockey program and making the hockey experience for those younger than themselves a memorable and positive experience.
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