Hall of Fame
MEI Hockey Alumni
Players that have attended MEI schools before going on to higher levels of hockey.
Mike Funk – Vancouver Canucks / Buffalo Sabres
Nathan Lieuwen – Buffalo Sabres
Brad Thiessen – Pittsburgh Penguins / Calgary Flames
Grayson Downing – Minnesota Wild / UNH NCAA Div 1
Chris Ickert – U Mass Lowell
Darren Olson – R.I.T / Langley and Coquitlam BCHL
Cassie Hooge – Colgate University
Devon Toews – Quinnepeac / New York Rangers
Alexandra Chutskoff – Finlandia University / Eastern Kentucky University
James Reimer – Prince George Cougars
Jordan Funk – Everett Silvertips
Travis Walton – Kamloops Blazers
Tyler Esau – Lloydminster / Prince Albert Raiders
Brandon Potomak – Moose Jaw Warriors / Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL1
Trevor Esau – Prince George Spruce Kings
Nathan Wiebe – Briercrest College / Jr. A
Jayden Gilding – Abbotsford Pilots Jr. B
Joel Balzer – Abbotsford Pilots Jr. B
Noah Wiebe – Aldergrove Kodiaks Jr. B
Chris Trendall – Briercrest College / Coach of Trinity Western University
Travis Dyck – Abbotsford Pilots / Sanniach Braves Jr. B
Jeff Hooge – Hope Ice Breakers Jr. B
Craig Thiessen – Delta Ice Hawks Jr. B
Sarah Potomak – Canadian Women’s National Team
Amy Potomak – BC Hockey Female Team
Most Improved Award
This is awarded to the students from each grade who improved the most from the September test to the June test in their scores and times. This player made great strides in their ability as they were dedicated to learn, work hard, and listen. This player had obvious growth in their skating and puck skills.
NHL Prospect Award
This is awarded to the student from each grade that have been the top of their grade among the many test scores and records. This player demonstrates the desire to take their hockey to an elite level. This is someone who everyday does what it takes to get better and has the skills and work ethic to advance into a top prospect.
College Scholarship Award
This is awarded to the students from each school that demonstrates the determination to balance both high level hockey with their academics. The high standards of honors and excelling efforts are displayed in both the ice rink and classroom.
Work Ethic Award
This is awarded to the student from each school that puts forth the most energy on a daily basis. This player work hard even when nobody is watching them. Their work ethic is engrained in their genetic make up.
This is awarded to the student from each school that other students look up to as a role model. This student has demonstrated responsibility both on and off the ice and in the classroom. They show leadership in all activities they take part in and conduct themselves as positive citizens in the Hockey Academy.
This is awarded to the student from each school that portray sportsmanship, dedication, and is a model to the community of Abbotsford. This player is witnessed as going above and beyond the expectations of an individual at this age while displaying character valued in the Hockey Academy.
The Golden Glove Award
This is awarded to the goalie from each school with the most improvements from the september test to the June test. This goalie will also demonstrate a high level of ability in all goaltending skills while displaying the attitude to want to grow in their goaltending development. The goalie will have great agility, speed, flexibility and effort to stop the puck. There is daily evidence of their dedication to their position
Academic Improvement Award
This is awarded to the student from each school who has had the most improvement in their academic classes from their first report card to the end of the year. This student might have had a tough start but with dedication and a strong work ethic has managed to be successful at improving their grade(s).
Academic Performance Award
This is awarded to the student from each school who has the highest percent average in their academic classes. This student prides themselves on going above and beyond expectations. This student is very academically strong and works very hard in the school to maintain school excellence.
Gladiator Fitness Award
This is awarded to the student from each school who has improved the most in their dryland programs. This student takes great pride in their physical health and fitness levels. This student showed great improvement from their first test to their last test which displays a high level in speed, agility, and quickness. For the younger players they show great effort and attitude in their P.E. class and for the older players they show daily improvements and dedication to their hockey specific training.