Fred Heslop

Fred Heslop was born in Trail and played minor hockey through to the junior level.  He spent many years coaching minor hockey, winning the Provincial Juvenile Championship 1968.

In 1992, Fred was invited to become a member of the Board of the BC Amateur Hockey Association, now called BC Hockey.  He served on the Board from 1992 to 2006.  He represented the West Kootenay District from 1992 to 1996 and was then appointed an Officer of the organization, serving on many Board committees until he retired from the Board.  He was elected President of the BC Hockey in 2004, serving in that capacity until 2006.  Upon retirement from the Board, Fred was presented with the Diamond Stick Pin,the highest honor given by BC Hockey.  He was also named the recipient of the 2006 Sport BC Presidents’ Award for his dedication to minor hockey in the province.

In 2015, the BC Minor Hockey Association announced that the Minor Hockey Week awards, which honour volunteers in minor hockey, was being named the Fred Heslop Minor Hockey Awards beginning in April of 2016.

Fred passed away in 2013.