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Awards

2022 - 2023 EBOA Annual Awards [PHOTOS]

 

Congratulations:

Moe Allen Rookie of the Year Award -- Mariana Dzenick

Vlad Eshenko Award -- Most Improved Junior Official (NOCP Level 1) -- Nibras Alam

Ed Tomick Award -- Most Improved Intermediate Official (NOCP Level 2) -- Mitchell Normand

Bob Sexsmith Award -- Most Improved Senior Official (NOCP Level 3 or 4) -- Ryan Donaldson

Ron Bercov Mentorship Award -- Jim Morrow

Herb McLaughlin Development Award -- Arden Spychynski

Howie Farrell "Love of the Game" Award -- Warren Maskoske

Lanny White Personal Excellence Award -- Trevor Barss

Pat Dawson Special Achievement Award -- Kerron Lewis

Service Award -- Will Horner

Honourary Life Member Recognition -- Harry Vink

Honourary Life Member Recognition -- Ed Harasem

Bob Sexsmith Award – Most Improved Senior Official (NOCP Level 3/4)

​Ed Tomick Award – Most Improved Intermediate Official (NOCP Level 2)

​Vlad Eshenko Award – Most Improved Junior Official (NOCP Level 1)

​Moe Allen Award – Rookie of the Year

 

Ron Bercov Mentorship Award

Presented to an individual who has shown ongoing leadership and commitment to the mentorship of officials within the EBOA.  Ron Bercov cared about developing quality referees and spent countless hours mentoring on and off the court during his long and illustrious career.

 

Herb McLachlin Development of Officials Award

Recognizes an individual within the EBOA that has consistently, and for a sustained period of time, assisted with the positive development of officials.  For many in the basketball community, the ongoing support and development of officials is a lifelong commitment.  The recipient of this award embodies what it means to be a supportive, caring role model to developing officials.

 

Howie Farrell "Love of the Game" Award

Howie Farrell "Love of the Game" Award: Presented to an individual who has shown a significant commitment to better the game through passion, service and developing referees, and an uncontested “Love of the Game” through positive contributions on and off the court.

Pat Dawson Award for Special Achievement

Pat Dawson Award for Special Achievement: Presented occasionally to an individual has marked a significant achievement, generally of national or international significance, thereby continuing the tradition of EBOA excellence on the national and world stage.

 

Lanny White Personal Excellence Award

Presented to an individual who has demonstrated personal excellence on and off the court with the highest level of professionalism. Lanny White was known for his service to the game as an official, coach and volunteer -- a dedicated and true professional who made everyone feel valued and respected, the kind of individual who would walk into a room and it would light up. He demonstrated personal excellence on the floor, and the court as well as a friend, mentor and father.

The EBOA Ambassador Award

Recognizes an individual’s or an organization’s contributions to the EBOA through their interactions with the organization or their interactions with referees.  Criteria for consideration include: Exceptional service and positive contributions to basketball in the greater Edmonton area; and Demonstrated a positive ambassadorship between the EBOA and the recipient’s organization.

The EBOA Service Award

The EBOA Service Award recognizes significant volunteer contributions to the EBOA as an organization, generally as a long-serving member of the EBOA Executive or committees, and has spent countless hours serving the greater good of our organization.

2021 - 2022 EBOA Annual Awards

Congratulations to:

Moe Allen Award -- Rookie of the Year -- Cam Stothart

Vlad Eshenko Award -- Most Improved NOCP Level 1 -- Reihen Knysh

Ed Tomick Award -- Most Improved NOCP Level 2 -- Florence Lopez

Bob Sexsmith Award -- Most Improved NOCP Level 3 or 4 -- Doug Morris

Ron Bercov Award -- Leadership and Commitment in Mentorship -- Arden Spachynski

Herb McLaughlin Award -- Development of Officials -- Kathy Ross

Howie Farrell Award -- "Love of the Game" -- Kerron Lewis

Lanny White Personal Excellence Award -- Perry Stothart

Ambassadorship Award -- Ron Hopkins, Swoosh Canada

Service Award -- Volunteer Contribution -- Kent Heine

2020 - 2021 EBOA Annual Awards

Due to the global covid pandemic, no awards were bestowed for 2020 - 2021.

2019 - 2020 EBOA Annual Awards

Due to the extraordinary year of the global pandemic, the EBOA annual awards that would have been celebrated in May were instead presented online December 19, 2020.

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Past Award Recipients

The EBOA congratulates and salutes all award recipients.

Bob Sexsmith Award – Most Improved Senior Official (NOCP Level 3/4)

2023 - Ryan Donaldson

2022 - Doug Morris

2021 - [No basketball due to Covid]

2020 - Warren Maskoske

2019 - Jackie Auch

2018 - Frankie Billingsley

2017 - Matt Rowan

2016 - John Irvine

2015 - Lisa Waschuk

2014 - Derek Sorenson

2013 - Lisa Giesinger

2012 - Rick Shinkaruk

2011 - Frankie Billingsley

2010 - Stephane Labonne

2009 - Kathy Ross

2008 - Neil Pollard

2007 - Pat Bruney

2006 - Neil Pollard & Melanie Gray

2005 - Kevin Hamel

2004 - Richard Kwok

2002 - John Mair

2001 - Stan Krawitz

2000 - Terry Kindrat

Ed Tomick Award – Most Improved Intermediate Official (NOCP Level 2)

2023 - Mitchell Normand

2022 - Florence Lopez

2021 - [No basketball due to Covid]

2020 - Rolan Latorre

2019 - Emily Davies

2018 - Brooke Briscoe & Kim Davies

2017 - Tanner Ferguson

2016 - Tony Deluca

2015 - Edwin Manahan

2014 - Robert Mah

2013 - Ryan Donaldson

2012 - Diane MacAlpine & Rick Stoltz

2011 - Shannon Taylor

2010 - Bruce Baergen

2009 - Jim Morrow

2008 - Kerron Lewis

2007 - Jackie Auch

2006 - Kathy Ross

2005 - Derek Sorenson

2004 - Alex Kim

2002 - Warren Maskoske

2001 - Dan Desmarais

Vlad Eshenko Award – Most Improved Junior Official (NOCP Level 1)

2023 - Nibras Alam

2022 - Reihen Knysh

2021 - [No basketball due to Covid]

2020 - Brett Roughead

2019 - Calvin Kha

2018 - Drew Hansen

2017 - Doug Morris

2016 - Emily Davies

2015 - Luke Jansen

2014 - Branislav Stojic

2013 - Frazer Bykowski

2012 - Ashlee Lay

2011 - Evelyn Stol

2010 - Krystal Hong

2009 - Lisa Giesinger

2008 - Bill Duncan

2007 - Sarah MacApline

2006 - Robin Joy

2005 - Andrew Melney

2004 - Lana Kuzyk

2002 - Darren Dekinder & Vic Magnum

2001 - Patrick Martin

2000 - Dean Rootsaert

Moe Allen Award – Rookie of the Year

2023 - Mariana Dzenick

2022 - Cameron Stothart

2021 - [No basketball due to Covid]

2020 - Reihen Knysh

2019 - Shane Ross

2018 - Katia Davi-Digui

2017 - Janelle Jager & Mitch Normand 

2016 - Hyrum Sutton

2015 - Mike Trites

2014 - Sean Baergen

2013 - Trevor Durie

2012 - Brendyn St. Germaine

2011 - Hunter Olsen

2010 - Ryan Donaldson

2009 - Nick Reinhardt

2008 - Shannon Taylor

2007 - Frankie Billingsley & Matt Kallio

2006 - Leo Mangano

2005 - Peter Shepert

2004 - Charles Cruz

Ron Bercov - Mentorship Award

Is awarded to an individual who has shown ongoing leadership and commitment to the mentorship of officials within the EBOA.  Ron Bercov was known across the entire Country as someone who cared about those coming up the system after him.  He spent countless hours mentoring on and off the floor during his long and illustrious career. 

2023 - Jim Morrow

2022 - Arden Spachynski

2020 - Ken Kha

2019 - Barry Schwartz

2018 - Kristen Hutchinson

2017 - Kathy Ross

2016 - Stephan Melnyk

2015 - Kerron Lewis

Herb McLachlin Award - Development of Officials

Is awarded to an individual with in the EBOA that has consistently and for a sustained period of time assisted with the positive development of officials within our organization.  For many in the basketball community, the ongoing support and development of officials is a lifelong commitment.  The recipient of this award embodies what it means to be a supportive, caring role model to developing officials. 

2023 - Arden Spychynski 

2022 - Kathy Ross

2020 - Perry Stothart

2019 - Stephane Labonne

2017 - Terry Kindrat

2015 - Ron Bercov

2013 - Karen Lasuik

2010 - Jake Steinbrenner

2006 - Bob Sexsmith

2005 - Barry Dunkley

2002 - Fred Goldring

1998 - Bob Sexsmith

1997 - Vlad Eshenko

1996 - Darryl Paustian

1995 - Ron Bercov

1994 - George Stothart

Howie Farrell Award - Love of the Game Award

Is awarded to an individual who has shown a significant commitment to better the game through passion, service, and developing referees. This individual shows an uncontested “Love of the Game” through positive contributions on and off the floor.

2023 - Warren Maskoske

2022 - Kerron Lewis

2020 - Stephan Melnyk

2019 - John Mair

2018 - Al Ward

2017 - Jake Steinbrenner

2016 - Brian Anstice

2015 - Bob Pollard

2014 - Angie Celino 

2012 - Lanny White

2010 - Bob Butlin

2007 - Henry Matera

2006 - Bob Pollard

2005 - Terry Kindrat

2004 - Jack Rudd

Pat Dawson Award for Special Achievement

Is awarded occasionally to an individual within the EBOA that has had a significant achievement in the preceding year. This achievement is generally one of national or international significance and continues the tradition of EBOA excellence on the National and World stage.

2023 - Kerron Lewis 

2019 - Matt Kallio

2018 - Trevor Barss

2013 - Matt Kallio

2005 - Rino Filippelli & Perry Stothart

2002 - Karen Lasuik & Bob Sexsmith

Lanny White Personal Excellence Award

Lanny White was a dedicated individual known for his service to the game as an official, coach and volunteer. He was a true professional that knew how to make everyone feel valued and respected. The type of individual that would walk into a room and it would light up. He demonstrated personal excellence on the floor but off the floor as a friend, mentor, and father. Lanny’s legacy lives on and the Lanny White Award is tailored to an individual who has demonstrated Personal Excellence, on and off the basketball floor, with the highest level of professionalism.

2023 - Trevor Barss

2022 - Perry Stothart

2018 - Lisa Waschuk

2017 - Karen Lasuik

2016 - Matt Kallio

EBOA Ambassador Award

Is awarded to an individual or an organization's contributions to the EBOA through their interactions with the organization or their interactions with referees.  The following criteria is also to be considered - any individual or organization who demonstrated exceptional service and positive contributions to basketball in the Edmonton basketball and Capital Region communities.  The recipient will have demonstrated a positive ambassadorship between the EBOA and the recipient’s organization.

2022 - Ron Hopkins, Swoosh Canada

2019 - EYBA

2018 - Rick Stanley, Rocky Mountain Hoops

2017 - Paul Sir, Basketball Alberta

2016 - Norma Smith, Metro Athletics

EBOA Service Award

The EBOA Service Award recognizes significant volunteer contributions to the EBOA as an organization.  Generally, this individual is a long-time member of the EBOA Executive, Executive Committees and has spent countless hours serving the greater good of our organization.  

2023 - Will Horner

2022 - Kent Heine

2020 - Ed Harasam

2019 - Dave Buffie

2018 - Gil Desmarais

2017 - Leo Mangano

2014 - Orville Chubb

2012 - Stephane Labonne

2007 - Perry Stothart

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