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The Darcy Haugan Memorial North American Coach of the Year Junior Hockey News

Published: Thursday, 4 Oct 2018  
By: Stephen Heisler, JuniorHockey.com


The Darcy Haugan Memorial North American Coach of the Year is an annual award starting this season. The award is named in honor of the coach who led the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Humboldt Broncos until last season. 

The coach won the inaugural Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award, presented to the person who best utilizes hockey as a platform for participants to build character and develop important life skills for a more positive family experience.

Haugan was an unusual junior hockey coach that emphasized helping his players become better people as being more important than wins and losses. He also expected his players to give back to the community. He strongly believed that hockey is not about making players, but human beings, and was a frequent attendee at fundraisers, minor hockey clinics, and spoke with community leaders and schools about family, integrity and respect.

Nominees, current junior hockey coaches that display similar characteristics, will be selected each month during the season leading up to the May announcement.

The winner will be selected at the end of regular season by a panel led by Darcy's wife Christina Haugan.

JuniorHockey.com is honored to have the opportunity to facilitate this award on behalf of Darcy's family, friends, and the game.

Author: Stephen Heisler from JuniorHockey.com
Stephen Heisler has spent a lifetime in the game of hockey. Stephen is also working with individual teams, coaches, and players as a director with Victorious Hockey Company. Stephen, his wife Deysi, and four children reside in Orlando, Florida.


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