EDMONTON, AB - The Canadian Hockey Association handed out its annual awards on Monday, May 22, 2000, the Canadian Hockey Association announced.
Roger Neilson, of Toronto, ON, received the Gordon Juckes Award, which recognizes the outstanding contribution of an individual to the development of amateur hockey in Canada at the National Level. Neilson, of the Philadelphia Flyers, was selected for the many years involved in the enhancement of hockey development programs in Canada.
Dana Dickenson, of Tracey Mills, NB received the Volunteer of the Year Award, which recognizes an outstanding volunteer who has contributed to amateur hockey and the CHA.
Susan Dalziel, of Borden-Carlton, PEI, was the recipient of the Female Breakthrough Award, which is in honor of an individual who has made a significant contribution to the promotion and/or development of female hockey in Canada. Dalziel is the Chairwoman of the PEIHA's Female Council and has devoted her energies and attention to women's hockey for the past 25 years.
Doug Steeves, of Saint John, NB, and Ken Corbett, of Nepean, ON were named as the CHA Order of Merit recipients. The Order of Merit was instituted in 1960 to "honor those individuals who for many years have served amateur hockey faithfully, having participated as players, served as coaches and association members, and made outstanding contributions to Canadian amateur hockey."