Hartley Award For Lapierre

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Patricia Hartley Administrators Award is given in recognition of exemplary service in the field of sports administration. This award reflects the achievements of a local executive board member or volunteer staff person towards the efficient operations of an association and the betterment of hockey.

Dean Lapierre of the Windsor Minor Hockey Association [WMHA] was the recipient of this year’s award.

Lapierre enters his 14th year as President of the WMHA & 21st as a WMHA Board member and is a true leader in his community. He has organized an annual Christmas food and clothing drive, lead a group that had the city’s outdoor ice rinks refurbished as well as sitting on various advisory committees.

Lapierre’s twenty five years of involvement in minor hockey as the more remarkable considering he has no children playing the sport. He is a dedicated volunteer with true passion and love for the sport of hockey.


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