Kealy Lambert has been a key leader in the Bow River Association for years and this season is no different! She has been instrumental in developing programs for both players and coaches with a focus on education and providing opportunities for growth. Her skills on the development side are only a drop in the bucket! Kealy created an efficient and fun way to communicate complicated regulations and updates through the “Talk COVID to Me” social media series. Deemed a “COVID Guru”, Kealy has been a guiding light through a very challenging season. Congratulations Kealy!
Justin Ikebuchi embodied the term “committed” in the hockey community. Acting as the Timbit Coordinator prior to becoming Vice President of Hockey Operations with Springbank MHA, Justin was always willing to go the extra mile to lend a hand where needed. Arriving each day with a smile, he showed genuine interest in each player, parent and coach at the rink. “Associations need people like Justin who are beyond selfless and willing to give their time to the sport. Justin Ikebuchi passed away on October 13, 2020. He leaves his wife, Jamie and their four children, Sydney, Raiden, Calder and Devin. We would like to again extend our deepest condolences to the Ikebuchi family on the loss of Justin.Ikebuchi, a great volunteer and leader in the hockey community.
Jolene Davies has been a volunteer for Crowfoot since her oldest son started playing and now has 3 out of 4 boys playing hockey. Not only is she an incredible hockey mom, she also took on the volunteer roll of U9 Coordinator this season. throughout the season, she spent so much time at the rink and at home making sure the U9 Division followed all rules to ensure kids stayed safe. Her ability to communicate quickly and efficiently has been a huge asset to our group and she is always the first to raise her hand when tasks need to be completed.
For the 2020-2021 season, Robin Latajka holds the position of Vice President, Off Ice for the Knights Hockey Club. Along with her outstanding efforts during this season, she played an integral role last season when the legacy associations of Lake Bonavista and Mavericks Hockey came together to form the Knights. During this unprecedented season, Robin has demonstrated tremendous leadership through supporting our communication channels and her unwavering commitment to keep our players engaged despite being unable to be on the ice. Her passion and creativity have been on display all season and KHC is lucky to have such a dedicated volunteer like Robin.