The Wayne Gretzky Award is awarded annually during Quikcard Edmonton Minor Hockey Week to a Hockey Edmonton registered participant in the EFHL, Elite and Junior programs. The recipients are nominated and chosen based on sportsmanship, scholastic achievement and community involvement.
There are only five Wayne Gretzky miniatures statues in the world. In 1989 three of them were presented to George Dermott, President of the Edmonton Minor Hockey Association. These trophies are miniature replicas of the Wayne Gretzky Statue in front of Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. Mr. John Weaver is the master artist who created the limited edition bronze statues.
It is understood that once the statues were created the mold was destroyed and no more will ever be made. Presented annually to the players who best exemplify sportsmanship and dedication to the game, the Gretzky Awards embody those qualities that mark a true rising hockey star. Each player is nominated and chosen for scholastic achievement, community involvement, sportsmanship and dedication to the game of hockey.
The awards are announced and presented during Quikcard Edmonton Minor Hockey Week.
Winners this year will also be presented with a scholarship.
2020 Awards Eligibility
• EFHL Program Midgets on an Edmonton EFHL Team
• Elite Program Bantams and Midgets on Elite Council Teams
• Junior Program Edmonton Athlete playing on a Noralta or Capital Junior Hockey League team