Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) Vice-President Fran Gow and Bonnyville Pontiacs GM / Head Coach Rick Swan have both been awarded an Order of Merit from Hockey Alberta.
The awards enable Hockey Alberta, as well as the entire Alberta hockey community, to recognize outstanding individuals and teams for their contributions in making a positive difference for all who participated in hockey during the 2019-20 season.
The Hockey Alberta Awards program are open to nominations from Hockey Alberta member organization, staff member or volunteer and others that are determined by Hockey Alberta.
- Coaching/Development – Fran Gow (Sherwood Park). Fran serves as the Coach Mentor in Hockey Development for Hockey Alberta.
- Coaching/Development – Rick Swan. Rick has been the Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL) Head Coach and General Manager since 2013 and was named Head Co-Coach for Team AJHL (AJHL All-Stars) at the 2019 Junior Club World Cup in Sochi, Russia winning a silver medal.
For a full list of award recipients and bios, click here.