Fort Nelson Community Sport Hero Award Winners

Fort Nelson Community Sport Hero® Award Winners


Dean Larson – Hockey
Dean has been actively involved with Fort Nelson Minor Hockey Association since coaching his son in Mites in 2000. As a coach he always arrived early with a well thought out plan for the practice or game. He has been a constant at the rink; always there and ready to step on the ice to play and offer advice. In the past few years he has taken his dedication and commitment further by joining the executive as Equipment Manager, Ice Coordinator, and Risk Manager as well as coaching and assistant coaching 2 minor hockey teams. I have watched my son as well as his team mates grow and improve throughout their minor hockey careers under the direct supervision of an extremely dedicated and talented coach says Karla Hodgson.



Becky Froese – MultiSport

Becky has volunteered in this community for  years and previously the years before Fort Nelson she volunteered in Fort St John and Lillooet.  She has dedicated countless hours every year ensuring that young people in our area are given an opportunity to participate in sports. She has done Volleyball and Basketball Coaching and Refereeing, She organizes a softball tournament for all Grade 7 students. She was a key organizer in the Track and Field day overall she is an outstanding individual who has been a leader in this community by encouraging everyone to be their best. She encourages other teachers to join her in after school running programs and cross-country skiing during the winter. Becky has gone beyond the call of duty by her commitment to youth and ensuring that every year they are given options to explore their talents.


Stephen Carmichael – Hockey
Stephen has been involved with Fort Nelson Minor Hockey as long as we can remember.  He has served as the President of Fort Nelson Minor Hockey League and has served on the executive for the past 9 years. Stephen has been a constant on the ice as well as an active executive member always lobbying for the good of the sport and the players locally. As the executive changes year to year he has been one of the constants to look to for advice, information, rules and regulations. He even came out and sat on the bench last year after he had an injury that kept him off the ice for a season.


Jason Rowley – Hockey
Jason has been the minor hockey league coach for 5 plus years now and much of his time is spent at the rink coaching.  He also fills in for coaches across the Peace Area, and was named Coach of the Year this year in Fort Nelson.  Jason’s dedication to the kids of Fort Nelson and the sport is definitely going beyond the call of duty and has made an impact by producing some really great hockey teams, and kids that are proud of their accomplishments.  Jason devotes this time in addition to a full time demanding job and a young family at home.