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OMHA Excellence in Development Award Goes to... Derrick Burrows!
Submitted By Angela Tanner on Friday, April 28, 2017
The Kincardine Minor Hockey Association would like to congratulate Derrick Burrows on being awarded the OMHA Excellence in Development Award for outstanding contribution to hockey development programming in minor hockey as well as the WOAA 75th Anniversary Community Sports Legend Award honoring individuals in WOAA communities who have assisted in promoting, organizing and maintaining hockey in their area.

The winners of these awards have been selected from candidates all over the province in recognition of the incredible contributions they have made to the sport of minor hockey. Derrick became involved with minor hockey over 30 years ago and has filled a variety of hockey executive and volunteer roles in the community always ensuring that no one is left without a place to play, team to play on or equipment to do so with. He has tirelessly led our initiation/tyke development program for many years producing a multitude of fine players advancing to the elite ranks and beyond. Long after his children had grown up and moved beyond the ranks of minor hockey Derrick continues to lace up the skates for hours at a time passing on all the things he has learned to a new generation of players. It is not an uncommon sight at our local arena to witness upwards of 40 small children crowded around centre ice while he carefully explains one drill after another in details simple enough for them to understand and perform in a manner that nurtures development and enjoyment of the game. Never once has he raised his voice, expressed displeasure or singled a player out for lack of skill or ability while on the ice. As is obvious in Derricks eyes there is no boy or girl, big or little, fast or slow, just players wanting to learn and excel. Many a small child has held his hand while he guides them around the ice for the first time all the while filling them with confidence through his positive coaching techniques. He has been involved with teams of all ages helping to lead a parade of champions in a number of tournaments as well as both WOAA and OMHA playoffs. The number of trophies in centres across Ontario which bear his name as a team member or associate is most likely too great to count. Regardless of age or skill level Derrick applies the same level of perseverance in ensuring that no one is left out or made to feel like they don't belong. Despite the long days spent at the arena Derrick has never once asked for any payment, reward or recognition for his service and dedication. There is no pot of gold at the end of the each season, no negotiated lucrative contract, yet he returns every year to help develop another group of potential NHL all-stars. Some will go on to score hundreds of goals in their hockey career, some will go on to score only a few, but all will have started in the same place, at centre ice, looking up at a person who will tirelessly returns every season to teach them to love and respect each other and the game. Derrick will be receiving these awards at the OMHA Annual general meeting in June in Richmond Hill as well as the WOAA 75th Anniversary gala in Goderich in July. Please join us in congratulating Derrick on this incredible achievement and his continued dedication to minor hockey in Kincardine.
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