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Haze Sharratt earns Clint Jordan Award

Haze Sharratt is Fort Macleod Minor Hockey’s 2022 Clint Jordan Award recipient.

Presented in memory of a Fort Macleod Minor Hockey player who died suddenly in 1990, the award recognizes commitment, hard work, sportsmanship and team play.

“This is one of the most important awards that Fort Macleod Minor Hockey gives out,” Minor Hockey president Natasha Haluck said.

“This award goes to your best whole-hearted and rounded player that you have on the team.”

Minor Hockey would typically accept nominations from the U18, U15 and U13 teams and choose the winner from among the three players.

This season Fort Macleod did not ice teams in the older categories, so the U13 nominee was the recipient.

Mavericks coach Turner Sharp said his player represents the qualities of the Clint Jordan Award — hard work, dedication, sportsmanship and team play.

“The player we have chosen for this award has displayed these qualities throughout the year, day in and day out,” Sharp said.

“This player was consistently one of the hardest workers in every game and — more importantly — at practice.”

Haze was always encouraging his teammates in practice not to give up when skating laps or engaged in battle drills.

Sharp said Haze’s dedication was unmatched.

“His willingness to ask questions, learn and listen were a few of the qualities that made this player such a joy to coach,” Sharp said. “He truly believed in what the coaching staff was trying to teach and gave his best to try and apply what he learned in every aspect of the game.”

Haze was respectful of his teammates, opposing players and officials, regardless of whether the Mavericks won or lost.

“If he made a mistake he accepted responsibility for his actions and did his best to learn,” Sharp added. “At times, emotions ran high but it was for the love of the game and his never give up attitude that was very entertaining to watch.”

Haze led the Mavericks in scoring in the regular season, counting 14 goals and 13 assists for 27 points in 16 games, while picking up 22 penality minutes.

Haze had a goal and three assists and four penalty minutes in four playoff games, and added another two goals and an assist in three provincial playdown contests.

“The best teammates are the ones who make the people around him better,” Sharp said. “This player helped not only his linemates but the entire team. More often than not, this player was brought up any time work ethic was a topic in the room.”

“He led by example every shift, no matter what the situation.”

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