2021 Brian McFarlane Award winner Tom Telaar                                        2021 Brian McFarlane Award winner Tom Telaar

Brian McFarlane Award

2021 winner Tom Telaar

The winner of the award for 2021 is Tom Telaar. Tom’s media is digital, initially with a website http://theehl.com/ which is naturally devoted to the long defunct Eastern Hockey League.
 
About the award

In 1995 the society created the annual Brian McFarlane Award, named for its first honorary president in appreciation of his support for SIHR and his ongoing contribution to the preservation of hockey history.

Each year, the award recognizes a SIHR member for continued outstanding research and writing in any media, including the Hockey Research Journal and presentations at SIHR meetings.

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2021 Paul Kitchen Award winner Don Pillar and Aubrey Fergsuson                   2021 Paul Kitchen Award winner Don Pillar and Aubrey Fergsuson

Paul Kitchen Award

2021 winner Don Pillar and Aubrey Fergsuson

The winners for this year are Don Pillar and Aubrey Ferguson for the publication of The Golden Years: Beehive Golden Corn Syrup Hockey Picture Promotion 1934-1968.
 
About the award

SIHR created this award in 2016 to honour past-president Paul Kitchen, in recognition of his efforts to promote and preserve hockey history within and outside of the SIHR.

The award recognizes the best research project produced during the past calendar year.

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2019 Ernie Fitzsimmons Award winner Benny Ercolani                                    2019 Ernie Fitzsimmons Award winner Benny Ercolani

Ernie Fitzsimmons Award

2019 winner Benny Ercolani

NHL statistician Benny Ercolani was announced as the inaugural winner of the Society's Ernie Fitzsimmons Award, honouring Ercolani's 40+ years as the NHL's Head Statistician.
 
About the award

Created in 2019, the Ernie Fitzsimmons Award is presented for excellence in the field of hockey statistical research and publication.

The annual award was established in honour of founding SIHR member Ernie Fitzsimmons of Fredricton, New Brunswick, who originally proposed and championed the SIHR stats database and contributed a lifetime of research as the seed data.

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* The Ernie Fitzsimmons Award was not awarded in 2020 or 2021


2021 Bill Fitsell President's Award winner Greg Oliver                                       2021 Bill Fitsell President's Award winner Greg Oliver

Bill Fitsell President's Award

2021 winner Greg Oliver

The SIHR is happy to announce this year’s winner is Greg Oliver. Many of you will know Greg through his regular online column “Two Minutes for Reading So Good” - an absolute must read.
 
About the award

The President's Award was created in 2011 and is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Society. The winner is selected by the sitting president.

At the 2016 annual general meeting, it was renamed to honour founding president Bill Fitsell.

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