Manitoba’s Basketball Best Honored at Athletes Wear All-Star Banquet

(April 27, 1998)  The following awards were presented at the 1998 Athletes Wear / Manitoba Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Banquet, Saturday April 25 at Tec Voc High School.  Over 300 athletes, coaches and supporters, making the best-attended event in the Association’s history, attended the banquet.  Prior to the banquet the AAA, AA, A Graduating All-Star Games tipped off featuring the top Manitoba basketball players in those levels.  The Girls game saw the North take on the South at the Tec Voc Gymnasium at 11:00 AM with the North taking the game 75-62.  Tammy Mahone (Treherne) and Holly Johnson (Teulon) were named the Most Valuable Player and Player of the Game respectively.  At 1:00 PM, the Boys Game saw the South triumph, 91 - 84 over the North.  POG for the North was David Barrit-Flatt of St. John’s Ravenscourt and Jeff Lewis of Elmwood High School (South) picked up the MVP honors.

Following the Banquet was the AAAA Girls & Boys games showcasing the AAAA Graduating All-Stars from Winnipeg and Brandon.  In the Girls game, the North bettered the South, 68-60.  Players of the Game were Delissa Johnson (Vincent Massey), Michelle Smith (Glenlawn) and Heidi Schwartz of MBCI was awarded as MVP.  The Boys game saw the South squeak out the win 98-97.  Top performers were MVP Kevin Williams (Kelvin) and POG John Penner (River East). 

Each Player of the Game received a $50.00 gift certificate donated by Athletes Wear Co. and each MVP received a pair of NIKE Air Sleep Hoop basketball shoes, provided by NIKE Canada Ltd.  The MBCA would like to thank Athletes Wear, NIKE, Spalding, Basketball Manitoba, Greg Bouchard and Tec Voc High School for their support over the weekend!

Boys All-Manitoba Team            Girls All-Manitoba Team

1. Maciej Mikulec – College Jeanne Sauve             1. Heidi Schwartz – Mennonite Brethren Coll.

2. Reynold Marcelline – Kelvin High School         2. Jennifer Parisian – Oak Park High School

3. Adam Friesen – John Taylor Collegiate             3. Jayne Legal-Antoniuk – Glenlawn Collegiate

4. Paul Alao – Murdoch MacKay Collegiate            4. Cara Braun – Vincent Massey (Wpg.)

5. Dan Shynkaryk – College Jeanne Sauve             5. Andrea Wilkie – Oak Park High School

Player of the Year

AAAA    Boys – Maciej Mikulek – College Jeanne Sauve    AAA    Boys - David Barrett-Flatt–St. John’s Rav.

    Girls – Heidi Schwartz – Mennonite Brethren        Girls – Kristin Davis – Neelin High School

AA    Boys – Mark Loewen – W.C. Miller Collegiate    A    Boys – Jon Arseniuk – Lac du Bonnet Sch.

    Girls – Jackie Willis – Teulon Collegiate         Girls – Tammy Mahon – Treherne Coll.

Carl Ridd Award

    Awarded annually to a male and female graduating player who demonstrates outstanding achievements in basketball, academics and citizenship.

Boys – David Barrett-Flatt – St. John’s Ravenscourt     Girls – Andrea Wilkie – Oak Park High School

MBCA Bursary - $250.00 each

    A $250.00 scholarship award presented annually to a female and a male player entering a post secondary educational institute.

Boys – Alex Dyck – College Jeanne Sauve             Girls – Vanya Drobic – Glenlawn Collegiate

                                                                              Kaili Dale – Hamiota Collegiate

Coaches of the Year

Level            Boys                        Girls

Junior High        Cathy Sharrow – Sargent Park School    Larry Marquardson – Sargent Park


Junior Varsity    Ritchie Jacobson – Neelin High School    Krista Bolton – Mennonite Brethren Coll.

A            Russ Reid – Lac du Bonnet School        Jim Hoger – Treherne College

AA            Terry Braun – W.C. Miller Collegiate    Merv Roller – Morden Collegiate   

AAA            David Bard – Elmwood High School        Pam Danis – St. John’s Ravenscourt

AAAA            Bob Reid – College Jeanne Sauve         Murray Brown – Oak Park High School

Open             Charlene Mash-Hadlow – MWSA        Coleen Dufresne – University of Manitoba

Mike Spack Coaching Award

    Awarded to a Manitoba basketball coach who has dedicated their time to develop the sport throughout the province.

Bill Anthony

Presented by Ernie Gaudreau

Jim Bulloch Coaching Awards

These awards are awarded annually to allow Manitoba basketball coaches to upgrade his or her knowledge and expertise in basketball, which will directly impact on player and program development.

1. Sara Gillis – R.D. Parker Collegiate            2. Erwin Hildebrandt – River East Collegiate

MBCA Special Recognition Awards

Awarded to teams or individuals that have over-achieved or have provided exceptional service over the past year.
    1. Anne Smith – University of Manitoba (CIAU Player of the Year)

2.     Coleen Dufresne – University of Manitoba (CIAU Coach of the Year)


3.     Patricia Wood – Brandon University (CIAU Tracy McLeod Award)

4.     Mike Ruta – President & Founder, Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association

University Camp Scholarships

                        Grade 9            Junior Varsity

Brandon University     Boys –    Chad Jacobson – Neelin HS        Aaron Peterson – Swan Valley Collegiate

            Girls – Jen Lopez – Neelin High School    Janelle Knispel – Swan Valley Collegiate

U of Manitoba    Boys – Eric Wallace – St. Adolph School    Jordan Kuo – Fort Richmond Collegiate

            Girls – Melissa Heim – Shamrock School    Johna Bendo – JH Bruns Collegiate   

U of Winnipeg    Boys – Glenne Manling – Sargent Park    Lawrence Malone – Glenlawn Collegiate

            Girls – Melissa Almonte – Sargent Park    Tanya Jarvis – Neepawa Collegiate

MBCA Service Awards

25 years

Lorna Robertson (28)

20 years

Neil Buller (24), Karla Gould (20), Jerry Hemmings (20)

15 years

Kevin DuCharme (15), Lorne Kornelson (17), Ken Opalko (16), Ernie Koop (17)

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