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Annual Banquet - 2024
Toronto Marlboros Hockey Club 
Annual Awards Banquet
15 April, 2024

2023 – 2024 Annual Banquet

 

Five-Year Awards

 

U14– Joshua D’Addario, Jaden Licastro, Jacob Mussche,

Michael Mussche, Michael Colagiacomo

U15 – Lucas Balanyk

U16 – Denis Houlahan, Breanne Norris

 

7 Year Award

 

Weston Cameron

Jake DiCapo

Mario Boscarino

 

 

Blue & White Award

Mario Boscarino

 

The Blue and White Award is presented in recognition of outstanding character and contribution to the Toronto Marlboros Hockey Club.

These recipients showcase dedication, sportsmanship, respect for others, and a true love of the sport of hockey.

This year’s recipient has been with our organization for over 7 years and along the way has had a positive impact on many families and players within the 2008 birth year. He has been a role model for his players, a leader for other coaches, and a trusted representative of the Marlboros every step of the way.

 

 

Jim Nicoletti U18 Award

Spencer McMurter

 

2024 marks the inaugural year of a new award for the Toronto Marlboros organization as we have created the Jim Nicoletti Award in recognition of a U18 player who has demonstrated outstanding loyalty and dedication to our club.

Since joining the organization in 1983, Jim’s mission has been to nurture the complete player and develop well-rounded citizens while focusing on family and school before sports.

 

This philosophy will be remembered in this new award and with it comes a $500 scholarship to any post-secondary education. This year’s recipient of the Jim Nicoletti award goes to a 2 year U18 player who his coaches describe as the ultimate team 1st player. After winning the Red Hats in the OMHA with York Simcoe, our U18 staff knew that they needed to recruit this proven winner and leader,   as he became a big contributor to the outstanding 47-15 record with the Marlboros over the past two seasons. A fast and physical player who finished 3rd on his team in scoring, this recipient has always presented themselves with a high standard of dedication to the sport and his education.

 

 

Past Executive Acknowledgment

 

Al Findlay - 27 years with the Marlboros - was a Police Officer by profession and a terrific volunteer who worked on special projects for the Marlboros like the remembrance day presentations as well as Police Checks - Integral in setting up and working tournaments.

 

John Cotrell -  26 years with the Marlboros

Started as a coach in the 1990's and with a significant background in finance and forensics with the government, John worked on the Marlboro finances and team budgets for many years.

 

Domenic Sgulia - 13 years with the Marlboros - was a nationally recognized rugby coach who brought his two boys to play with the Marlboros as they were excellent players for the organization. Dom was a loyal contributor to Marlboro hockey as a team manager for many years. He continues to work at the Holiday Classic with his two boys. His wife Kim, along with Kim Findlay initiated and organized the Christmas clothing drive for the poor for many years.

 

 

Frank J. Selke Award

U13 - Lucas Young

 

The Frank Selke Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding on-ice performance, leadership, and loyalty in the U10 to U13 age groups.

This year’s recipient has been a leader on his team ever since he first put on the Marlboro jersey 4 years ago. Constantly one of the hardest workers on his team, this player not only loves to be challenged but does it with a smile on his face.

No matter the drill, or the situation, he is always eager for more challenges and more work.

A true leader by example, this athlete is a competitor and hates to lose more than he loves to win.

 

 

 

Harold E. Ballard Award

 

U18 Coaching Staff

 

Presented in recognition of outstanding service, loyalty, and contributions to the Toronto Marlboros Hockey Club.

 

Mike O'Shea - Head Coach

Darcy O’Shea - Assistant Coach

Nolan O'Shea - Assistant Coach

Sarah Hampton - Trainer

 

 

Buck Houle Award

 

U16 Weston Cameron & Adam Valentini

 

Weston Cameron started his minor hockey career 7 years ago with the Toronto Marlboros AAA

Hockey Club. Weston has captained the 2008 team for the past 4 seasons demonstrating strong leadership on and off the ice. Weston represents the Marlboros crest with respect, pride and humbleness. Watching Weston interact with his teammates, peers and younger athletes is admirable.

Over his 7 year tenure, Weston has led the 2008 team to two league championships, one city

championship, a silver stick championship and most recently the Toronto Titans Minor Midget

Showcase. Weston was selected to the 2023/2024 Top Prospects game representing Team Blue

which succeeded 3-2 over Team Red. Weston graduates as a 7-year Marlboro and most

recently selected in the 3rd round 49th overall of the 2024 OHL Priority Selection draft to the

prestigious Kitchener Rangers of the OHL.

Off the ice Weston is a strong academic student and a loving brother to Liv and son to parents

Emina and Daniel Cameron. Weston’s character and kindness to others is exemplary – treating

everyone with the utmost respect.

 

 

Adam Valentini spent his first two seasons of minor hockey playing for the 2008 Vaughan Kings. Following his second season with the Vaughan Kings Adam was recruited to play for the 2007 Mississauga Reps. Adam spent the remaining four seasons sharing his time with the 2007

Mississauga Reps and 2007 Mississauga Senators – leading the Mississauga Senators in points

as an underage at the 2023 OHL CUP.

Adam joined the U16 Toronto Marlboros for the 2023/2024 season and went on to have a

decorated U16 season. Adam lead the U16’s with 52 goals and 82 assists in 57 games. Adam

was named to team blue of the 2024 Top Prospects game winning the game with a score of 3-2

recording two points. Adam went on to be selected to represent Team Canada at the Youth

Olympics in Gangwon, South Korea. Adam was named 2023/2024 GTHL Player of the Year and

most recently selected in the 1st round 13th overall of the 2024 OHL Priority Selection Draft to the Mississauga Steelheads.

Adam carries himself with respect, humbleness and dignity, allowing him to excel in all aspects

of life. Adam is a great teammate and even better friend - complimenting those around both on

and off the ice. Off the ice Adam attends the Toronto French School currently completing grade 11 curriculum while maintaining honour roll status. Adam is the son to Paula and Sam Valentini.



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