Georgetown Hockey Heritage Council

Recognizing Outstanding Contrbution to Georgetown's Hockey Heritage Since 1978



HELLO, here you will find the info on the next RECIPIENT ...
For 2020 JOHN BOYCE ... Congrats

The Georgetown Hockey Heritage Council (GHHC) is pleased to recognize John Boyce as the recipient of the 2020 Georgetown Hockey Heritage Award.
After playing hockey at Northeastern University in Boston, John arrived in Georgetown in [INSERT YEAR], looking for a place to play senior hockey. He was essentially a walk-on to the Intermediate ‘A’ Raiders in the fall of 1972 and played for the team for the next nine seasons. During that time, the team went to six provincial finals and captured four, as captain of the team from 1974 to 1978, John led the team to three Ontario titles and to the Canadian Hardy Cup semi-finals.
He continued to support Raider hockey after his career ended, and went on to formed an outstanding old-timer team that included many of his former Raider teammates. Boyce continues to play old-timer hockey some 36 years later and his teams, like the Raiders, have won many league championships and tournaments, including the GHHC tournament.
John, and with his Beaver Lumber/Sports Unlimited teammates ran an outstanding old-timer tournament in Georgetown for over 25 years, raising more than $20,000 for autism research and the Georgetown Minor Hockey Association. Thousands of old-timers from across the region – even a team who came all the way from Newfoundland – have played in this tournament over the years.
For more than a decade, John shared his hockey knowledge and leadership skills by coaching and assisting house league and rep teams in Georgetown. He coached the Major Atoms reps to the Ontario semi-finals and was selected the Georgetown Junior Rep Coach of the year.
He was inducted into the Halton Hills Sports Hall of Fame in 2009 as both an athlete and builder.
In 2009, John and his old-timer hockey buddies ventured into the Ontario 55+ Winter Games arena, where they won gold. He has participated in the Ontario Winter Games five times since, then capturing an impressive four gold medals, as well as a silver and a bronze. Since 2010, his teams have gone on to represent Ontario in the Canada 55+ Games five times, capturing an amazing three gold, a silver and a bronze. John is looking forward to representing Ontario in Kamloops, British Columbia, at the 2020 Canada Games.
John continues to be active as a member of the Georgetown Hockey Heritage Council and helps organize the annual Heritage Oldtimers Tournament every November. He is also on the Board of the Halton Hills Sports Museum and Resource Center, and is an advisor to the Ontario Senior Games Association.
John and his wife Betty settled down in Georgetown in 1974 and continue to reside in town. Their daughter,  Megan Maschke, and her family also live in Georgetown, and their son, Jeff, and his family live in Milton.
The 2020 Hockey Heritage Award will be presented to John Boyce at the 43rd Annual Hockey Heritage Dinner on Monday March 2, 2020, at the Acton Legion at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from Dave Kentner at 905 877-6710 or at kentnerskottage@cogeco.ca.
 
 


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