Ken Neeb Memorial Award - Rob Dearing, Gore Bay, Ontario


The Ken Neeb Memorial Award will be presented to those individuals, other than athletes, who have made an outstanding contribution to minor hockey in Northern Ontario. The award was established in 1975 in memory of the late Ken Neeb, NOHA convener for the Noranda district.


The 2021 recipient of the Ken Neeb Memorial Award is Rob Dearing of Gore Bay.


Rob Dearing has been involved with Manitoulin Island minor hockey for over 20 years. Rob has volunteered as a coach, assistant coach and/or trainer with various divisions and island associations for the past 13 years. Rob has 3 sons with the oldest starting hockey in 2003 and the youngest finishing U18 in 2020.


Rob is the first to volunteer to help with arena maintenance and has donated his time and equipment on numerous occasions to make sure jobs get done so the kids have a safe environment to play.

Congratulations, Rob, for winning the Ken Neeb Memorial Award!



The NOHA Awards will continue to be announced over the next two weeks:


Friday, May 7th: Angus Campbell Merit Award

Tuesday, May 11th: Most Improved Official Award

Wednesday, May 12th: Most Deserving Official Award

Thursday, May 13th: Keith Barton Memorial Award

Friday, May 14th: Jim Conners Memorial Award


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