News and Announcements
The 2023 Brant Snow Memorial Award winner is Claude Desjardins.
This award is in recognition of dedication and commitment to the Goulding Park + North York Rangers organization.
Claude has been a part of our family for 20 years at Goulding + North York. He has had many different roles over the years within both organizations. He is currently the President/General Manager of the North York Rangers (AAA) and previously General Manager of our North York Rangers Jr A team for 15 years. Claude’s experience, knowledge and wisdom is always shared with others, he is a true mentor to everyone in the organization. He is a natural leader and for 20 years he has dedicated much of his time for minor hockey, and continues to focus his time on making minor hockey better for everyone.
The 2023 GPR Competitive Divisions Appreciation Award Winner is Brendan Howe.
Since the 2019-20 season, Brendan has been the head coach of the 2009A team at Goulding Park. Over the past 5 years, Brendan has shown an extremely high level of commitment and dedication to his players and their families. At Goulding Park, we are very fortunate to have such a great leader and mentor for his players. We appreciate all your hard work and time to develop your players and lead my example on and off the ice,
2023 GPR Award of Excellence winner: Christian Nicholson
Christian started off in our Learn to Play program 13 years ago, then played in our house league program, select hockey, and then moved on to the GTHL. This award is in recognition of someone who truly goes above and beyond expectations. Christian volunteers his time to help in any manner needed. For years he has been an instructor for our Learn To Play programs, helps coach house league teams, helps on the ice with select teams, has been a house league referee, and has been an on ice instructor the past 2 years for our First Shift Programs. At 18 years of age, Christian is the youngest winner of a major award at Goulding Park!!