Greetings HGH Community –
As you may know, last year we launched the Bruce Haas Sportsmanship Award. No one embodies the spirit of sportsmanship more than Bruce. He is the epitome of patience, grace and kindness while simultaneously transforming our girls into better hockey players from Learn to Play to the Harborwomen and Harbormoms.
We challenge all the participants of Hingham Girls Hockey to do their best. While this applies to their hockey skills, more importantly, we push all girls to demonstrate the very best sportsmanship to their coaches, teammates, other teams and officials. We recognize one girl at each age level who exemplifies this spirit each year with this award.
This year’s honors go to:
U8 : Claire Parker.
Claire had by far the best attendance of anyone, and she had a smile on her face 100% of the time. She never missed our practices or games, and she jumped on every single opportunity to skate with the other U8 teams when they needed a sub (boys and girls). In fact, we actually told her parents she may need a day off. She never questioned the coaches when it was her turn to sit out, she smiled her way through a game as our goalie against all boys, taking a number of shots off the face mask. Claire also scored a huge goal for us on the way to Lobster Pot glory.
U10 : Gracey McCormick
Gracey is an unbelievable kid with a great work ethic and attitude. Most notably, she was a terrific liaison between the younger and older girls on our team early in the year. Throughout the season, she was always there with a motivating pep talk before a game and willing to share kind words with everyone after the games, win or lose. We are thrilled to give her the nod on this recognition.
U12 : Mia Fabrizio
Mia stepped up for the program when we were in tough situations finding goalies. She joined 12 White as a part-time goalie and helped across the teams, including 14 White. She lead 14 White to the regular season title and to the championship game while backstopping the 12 Red team to the title.
Mia often played 3-4 games on the weekends and always showed up early, and with a positive attitude. All the girls played confidently knowing she was behind them.
She has great work ethic, commitment to the team and a great teammate. It’s not often you see a player like Mia who is grounded, she has a bright future both on and off the ice and I know I’m excited to see where she takes it!
U14 : Grace Chen
All the girls love Grace, she competed hard in every practice and every game. In many situations she battles hard against other teams and then made sure to check that the other player was ok afterwards. Graces hard work, extraordinary talent and infectious attitude bring smiles and fun to everyone around her. I can’t think of a more wonderful person, player, teammate that deserves this award more than Grace.
Congratulations – we’re so proud of all of you! We will deliver your award within the next week!