With the countless hours of work put in by both our players and volunteer staff, the Marlboro Hockey Club honours selected individuals each year at its season ending banquet. The three major awards are named after individuals who have played prominent roles in the building of the club over its formative years.
- Harold E. Ballard Award
- Buck Houle Award
- Frank J. Selkes Award
- Blue / White Award
- Five Year Award
- Seven Year Award
Presented in recognition of outstanding service, loyalty, and contribution to the Toronto Marlboro Hockey Club.
Growing up in Toronto as the son of a renowned skate manufacturer, Harold participated in a wide variety of sports including hockey and speed skating.
As a young adult he would switch his focus to the management side of sport and lead the “Toronto Sea Fleas” to a National Senior “A” hockey title, winning the Allan Cup in 1932.
Turning his attention to the Marlboro hockey Club as it’s President and Chief Financial Officer, he contributed to another Allan Cup victory in 1950, and two Memorial Cup titles in 1955 and 1956.
It was in 1962 that Harold, along with partners Stafford Smythe and John Bassett, purchased the Maple Leafs from Major Conn Smythe before taking over full control in 1972 where he owned the club up until the time of his passing in 1990.
Mr. Ballard and his family will always be remembered for their outstanding support of the Marlboro Hockey Club.
|2018-2019||Mike Devine – Posthumously|
|2001-2002||John Cottrell / Ed Bajon|
|2000-2001||Keith Carrigan / Al Ford|
Presented annually in recognition of outstanding on ice preformance, leadership and loyalty, in the Minor Bantam through Midget age groups.
“Buck” Houle truly was a Marlboro pioneer. As a member of the first ever Marlboro minor team (Bantam) in 1931 Buck went on to play for the Midget and Junior “B” teams before being called to serve in Conn Smythe’s famed 30th Battalion in World War II.
Upon returning to Canada in 1948 he along with Smythe’s son, Stafford, were given the task of building a strong local feeder system for the Maple Leafs through the Marlboro minor and Junior “A” teams. The Leafs had no Toronto born players on their roster at the time.
His success can be evaluated in the steady flow of prospects that made their way through the system to play integral parts in Maple Leaf Stanley Cup victories in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
“Buck” would spend a total of 27 years in hockey as a manager and scout with the Marlboro and Leafs organizations and was directly responsible for the development of some of the club’s most legendary stars.
|1989-90||Claudio Orlando||2010-2011||Jordan Subban|
|1990-91||Ryan Mittleman||2011-2012||Connor McDavid / Roland MCKeown|
|1991-92||Michael Mann||2012-2013||Dylan Strome|
|1992-93||Roy Gray||2013-2014||Michael McLeod|
|1993-94||David Anfuso||2014-2015||Ryan McLeod / Matthew Strome|
|1994-95||Ryan Crane||2015-2016||Akil Thomas|
|1995-96||Ryan Ward||2016-2017||Jack Hughes / Daniel D’Amico|
|1996-97||Jeff Milroy||2017-2018||Jamie Drysdale / Ryan Alexander|
|1997-98||Jason Spezza||2018-2019||Wyatt Johnston / Ethan Del Mastro|
|2004-05||Bryan Cameron / John Tavares|
|2008-2009||Michael Curtis / Ryan Strome|
Presented annually in recognition of outstanding on ice performance. leadership, and loyalty, in the Minor Atom through Pee Wee age groups.
Hockey began at an early age for Frank Selke. Realizing that his own hockey skills were only going to take him so far as a player, he began his managerial and coaching careers at the tender age of 13 years old in Kitchener, Ontario, leading a team made up of friends and neighborhood kids.
One of his early rivalries was with a young Conn Smythe who would eventually go on to own the Toronto Maple Leafs and build the legendary Maple Leaf Gardens.
After a brief stint as coach at the University of Toronto Schools where he won the first ever Memorial Cup in 1919 Selke moved on to work with the Toronto Marlboro juniors winning another national Junior title in 1928.
It was in the year of 1929 that his old rival and friend, Conn Smythe, hired Selke to help manage his Toronto Maple Leafs and he would prove to be invaluable in the Leaf’s run of three Stanley Cups during his stay.
In 1946 Selke switched to the rival Montreal Canadiens where he was the architect of six more Stanley Cup championships and a couple more Memorial Cup titles with the Junior Canadiens.
Elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1960 Mr. Selke passed away in 1985.
|1999-00||Brendan Smith||2010-2011||Kyle Maksimovich|
|2000-01||Andrew Scuglia||2011-2012||Brendan Smith|
|2001-02||Brian Cameron||2012-2013||Allan McShane|
|2002-03||Corey Trivino||2013-2014||Nicholas Zabaneh / Brendan Sellan|
|2003-04||Michael Catenacci||2014-2015||Jamie Drysdale|
|2004-05||Nathan Chiarlitti||2015-2016||Joshua Orrico / Wyatt Johnston|
|2005-06||Luke Juha||2016-2017||Isaiah George|
|2006-07||Scott Laughton||2017-2018||Christopher Grisolia|
|2007-08||Braxton Andrews / J.P. Subban||2018-2019||Nathaniel Adams / Marko Bilic|
Presented in recognition of outstanding character and contribution to the Toronto Marlboro Hockey Club.
2016-2017 Jack Devlin, Peewee Volunteer
2015-2016 Jaden Peca, Midget Captain
2018-2019 Justin Law Cobb, Midget
The Marlboro “Five Year Award” is presented annually to players, team staff and executives who have completed five years of service with the organization.
The loyalty shown in this day of the twelve team “AAA” League is an exceptional achievement, and this commitment is recognized with the awarding of a commemorative plaque at our year end banquet.
Following the same criteria as the five year award, the seven year Marlboro award winners are honoured with the presentation of a watch at the year end banquet.
Players falling into this category are also eligible for a $500.00 scholarship bursary, to be used towards their post secondary school tuition if they choose to attend.