Monday , 20 September 2021

The Official

Gary Goreniuk is known in the local hockey scene for calling the shots on the ice, as one of the top referees in the Lakeland area. This year, Gary has been honoured for his dedication and commitment to reffing with the Dave Ganley Award.

The Dave Ganley Award is presented to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to Hockey Officiating in Alberta.

Bonnyville Minor Hockey (BMH) reported that Gary, “began officiating at the age of 28 with no prior hockey experience, and is now in his 22nd year of officiating in the North East Zone.” He quickly moved up to become a Level 4 Official, working lines in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

“Gary has served as RIC for Bonnyville for a number of years, and still assigns all of the hockey in Bonnyville and for some regional teams,” stated BMH. “He also supervises and mentors upcoming officials, and has acted as the Tournament RIC for a number of Provincial Tournaments.”

Gary is now in his second year as the Zone’s Vice Chairman.  He’s no stranger to the executive, he’s served time in multiple roles on the North East Zone Executive.

As an association we are very fortunate to have such a dedicated person who not only loves the game but loves officiating. He always goes above and beyond what is required and works tirelessly to ensure come Friday we have every game covered for the weekend. – Bonnyville Minor Hockey Asssociation

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