The Vancouver Canucks, BC Hockey and the entire Coaching staff of the Peewee Team C4 Vipers are proud to make this year's winner of the Pavel Bure Award their team captain Keira Wong. Keira has shown exceptional character, sportsmanship and leadership throughout the 2015/2016 season.
With close to a 1000 members in the Semiahmoo association, Keira stood out from the crowd demonstrating the values of Sportsmanship and Leadership on and off the ice. On the ice she displayed leadership by demonstrating a hard work ethic every shift no matter the score. Her dedication to teamwork is evident by leading the team in cheers and thanks to referees shows integrity and respect for the game. Equally impressive is her off ice community service achievements as a Girl Guide and self-starter fundraising for BC Children's hospital. Over the last few seasons, the Semiahmoo minor hockey community has had the opportunity to watch Keira develop into a great Player and a great person. She is a caring player/person who personifies leadership by example.
With her "never give up attitude" and passion, she was the only female in the Atom division to be playing on an all boys rep team. Keira is a great kid and never gives less than 100%. Keira, being a multi sport athlete, also plays softball where she is a great role model for other players and pleasure to coach. In January, Keira was injured by a skate blade near her achilles tendon. This injury was very serious and required 13 stitches inside and out. In order to return for the playoffs, Keira felt her team needed their "Captain" so she did extra rehabilitation exercises. Five weeks later, she returned to play against the same opponent. Her demonstration of heart, perseverance and courage to overcome this injury exemplifies great character at a young age.
Once again on behave of the Vancouver Canucks and BC Hockey, congratulations to Keira Wong this year's Pavel Bure award winner.
The Pavel Bure Award rewards young BC hockey players who display leadership and sportsmanship both on and off the ice through demonstrating values such as integrity, passion, teamwork and courage.
The Pavel Bure Award recognizes British Columbia Minor Hockey Players who are between the ages of 11-17 and play in PeeWee, Bantam or Midget that have made exceptional contributions to:
Each applicant is reviewed and award recipients are chosen based on those who most closely display leadership and sportsmanship on and off the ice. In addition, two letters of reference will be reviewed and taken into consideration in the process as well. Award winner will be announced at the start of the 2018/2019 Canucks Pre Season. The winner will receive a 2018/2019 Pavel Bure award along with two tickets in the 500 club to a 2018/2019 regular season Canucks home game.
* date of game will be mutually agreed upon
To nominate a player, please include two letters of reference: one from the nominating coach and a second from a member within the Minor Hockey Association. Please email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Pavel Bure Award" as the subject or mail to 89 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V6B 0N8 attn: Bure Award.