Ottawa, ON - Congratulations to Gary McFarlane who was honoured on Friday, May 31st by Hockey Canada as the 2019 Gordon Juckes Award recipient.
Ottawa, ON - Congratulations to Gary McFarlane who was honoured on Friday, May 31st by Hockey Canada as the 2019 Gordon Juckes Award recipient. McFarlane has dedicated over two decades to supporting minor hockey and continues to play a huge role in ALLIANCE Hockey Development Programs.In honour of Gordon Juckes, Hockey Canada proudly recognizes individuals for their outstanding contribution to the development of amateur hockey in Canada at the national level. Nominees are from the fields of research, sports medicine, psychology, coaching, officiating, administration or related categories. Gordon Juckes was Hockey Canada’s first full-time executive director. His tenure began in 1960 and concluded in 1977 with his retirement. Shortly thereafter, he was inducted as a Life Member of Hockey Canada and an Honorary Member of the IIHF. .McFarlane has held numerous positions in Hamilton along with ALLIANCE Hockey; as a Master NCCP Course Conductor, he has provided NCCP courses, has played a part in developing the High Performance 1 curriculum, overseen the U-16 and U-17 Programs of Excellence and has been an integral lead with the revamped Initiation Program.Congratulations again Gary on this special recognition and thank you for your commitment to minor hockey!
Gordon Juckes Award – Gary McFarlane
The name Gary McFarlane has become synonymous with hockey development in the Ontario Hockey Federation. That’s what spending two decades devoted to the game – and the people in the game – will do. For his outstanding achievement and involvement in the development of amateur hockey in Canada, Gary McFarlane is the recipient of the 2019 Gordon Juckes Award.
Gary’s No. 1 priority has always been development: of the player, of the coach, of the organization. He has served on numerous tournament committees and minor hockey councils, and held innumerable roles for local house leagues: coach, referee, treasurer, president and executive-at-large. He’s currently the Team Alliance U16 Director of Operations.
At the national level, Gary has been equally generous sharing his expertise. He was an NCCP Master Course conductor. And he provided his technical expertise in supporting the rewriting of High Performance 1 written assignments and Development 1 curriculum and program requirements. He has also been an Initiation Program committee member through ALLIANCE Hockey. Amateur hockey in Ontario is better because of his dedication.