by Debra Harper, 2017-07-20T11:04:15-07:00July 20 2017, at 11:04 AM PDTThis is a call out for all wayward pinnies / jerseys or other CMHA equipment you may have collecting dust in ... [more]
Irvine "Gigi" KOSTYNIUK
Posted by Debra Harper on Jul 06 2017 at 03:43PM PDT
It is with sadness,respect, and gratitude that CMHA announces the passing of Irv Kostyniuk.
In 2016, CMHA , at the request of our Referee in Chief, changed our Most Promising Official award to a memorial award in Irv’s name. He and his family were in attendance attend the inaugural presentation of the award in his name.
From our RIC:
“Irv was a tireless workhorse where officiating was concerned even (even considering he did not have a child playing in CMHA and couldn’t skate!!!. He laid the foundation for many of the protocols and programs we use today in not only the lower mainland but BC Hockey. I was glad he was able to attend the inaugural naming of the award in his name and I do know he was extremely honoured and humbled by the recognition.
Both Dennis Marsden and I spent many hours working with Irv on his program here in CMHA and while he has been away from the program for many years, he will be missed"