Character and Sportsmanship Award
To nominate a player, all you need to do is submit your nomination form to: BCLBoard@aol.com by the deadline. It is our intention to honor selected players at a SCAHA board meeting with our "Honoring the Game" award.
Nominations should include some reference to the following criteria
Rules keep the game fair. If we win by ignoring or violating the rules, what is the value of our victory? Athletes that honor the game, honor both the letter AND the spirit of the rule.
Without an opponent, there would be no competition. Rather than demeaning a strong opponent, an athlete should honor strong opponents because they challenge us to do our best. Athletes can be both fierce and friendly during the same competition (in one moment giving everything to get to a loose puck, and in the next moment helping an opponent up).
Respecting officials, even when disagreeing with their calls, may be the toughest part of Honoring the Game. We must remember that officials are not perfect (just like coaches, athletes and parents!). An honorable athlete thinks about the best way to approach an official and role models for his teammates how to interact with officials.
Athletes should always bear in mind that being part of a team requires thinking about and respecting one's teammates. This respect needs to carry beyond the ice/rink into the classroom and social settings. Athletes need to be reminded that their conduct away from practices and games will reflect back on their teammates and the league, club, and family.
Athletes should be encouraged to live up to their own highest personal standard of "Honoring the Game", even when their opponents are not. Athletes" respect for themselves and their own standards must come first.
Selection Schedule and Nomination Due Dates
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