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CONGRATULATIONS TO 2021 WINNER TAMARA DEE!

Audrey Truth was President of the Richmond Ravens, then called Richmond Girls Ice Hockey Association (RGIH), from 1998-2002. In the early years of RGIH, board was very small so Audrey wore many hats. This mother of five young kids was instrumental in driving female hockey community in Richmond and across the Lower Mainland. All of us owe a lot to Audrey for creating the Richmond Ravens that we enjoy today, including launching the Ice Classic Tournament. And she never stopped! Audrey was the longest-serving Ravens board member until she retired in 2020 (after serving for 25 years).

To honour Audrey and her contributions to the association, this award will be given to one Ravens player each year who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and involvement within the association. This award will be by nomination only, not application.

The Ideal Winner

The ideal winner of this award is a Ravens player (of any age) who:

  • Demonstrates inclusiveness, strong teamwork, and leadership on their own team.
    • e.g. they stick around after practice to help move nets and clean up pucks
    • e.g. they are the encouraging voice who picks up their teammates if they're feeling down
  • Contributes to making the Ravens a great association by volunteering, refereeing, coaching a younger team, and/or simply being a great Ravens ambassador.

While we commend strong community involvement outside the Ravens too, that will not be a factor for this award.

Who Can Nominate?

Member of a Ravens team coaching staff or Board of Directors.

How to Nominate?

Send a nomination letter by April 15  to presidentrichmondravens@gmail.com. The letter should include the player's name, team, and why you think they deserve this award (referring to "The Ideal Winner" criteria).

We are really looking for a player who embodies Audrey's legacy. So we would love to hear about how you think the nominated player has created a positive hockey experience for others and how they have strengthened our association as a whole.

The winner, selected by the President and Vice President, will receive a plaque, have their name engraved on a plaque in the trophy case, and be featured on the Ravens website & social media.

Download the full pdf below:

From the Ravens archives...

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"The efforts of past-president Audrey Truth has been paramount in the growth of the game locally."

"She's put in a lot. of hours that people sometimes don't appreciate or understand."