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Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce the details on those honoured at the Basketball Manitoba Awards on Saturday, April 13 as All-Manitobans, Players of the Year, Coaches of the Year, Carl Ridd, Mike Spack, Jim Bulloch, Ron Meyers Award, Donovan Gayle Scholarship, Morris Glimcher Award, the President's Award and the new Courage Award winners along with special recognition and service awards.

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2019 Basketball Manitoba Awards

All-Manitoba Awards

Basketball Manitoba would like to thank the following for their support of the Basketball Manitoba Awards...
  • Coaching Manitoba
  • Sport Manitoba
  • St. Paul’s High School
  • JJ Ali Photography
  • Kahunaverse Sports
  • Victoria Inn Hotel
  • Wilson Sports
  • Under Armour
  • Rogers
  • Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters
  • Manitoba Association of Basketball Officials 
  • Balling for the Cure 
  • Victoria Inn Hotel    
Basketball Manitoba proudly presents the All-Manitoba Teams, Players of the Year, Coaches of the Year, Special Recognition Awards and Coaching Service Awards to those who have excelled on the basketball court at the high school level this past season.



Male Player of the Year:

  • Kyler Filewich, Vincent Massey Collegiate

Male All-Manitoba Team:

  • Mason Kraus, Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
  • Luke Cardinal, St. Paul’s High School
  • Dontae Alexander, St. Paul’s High School
  • Marcus Foreman, Dakota Collegiate
  • Jackson Tachinski, Vincent Massey Collegiate
Female Player of the Year:

  • Anna Kernaghan, Sturgeon Heights Collegiate

Female All-Manitoba Team:

  • Claire Signatovich, Oak Park High School
  • Lana Shypit, Glenlawn Collegiate
  • Lauren Bartlett, Oak Park High School
  • Emily Johnson, Oak Park High School
  • Aira Abello, Sisler High School


The Carl Ridd Award annually recognizes one graduating male and one graduating female basketball player who excels on the basketball court, in the classroom and is heavily involved in the community. Basketball Manitoba will be recognizing this achievement with a $500.00 scholarship to a male and female recipients to be used towards a recognized post secondary institution the following year.

Male Carl Ridd Award Winner: 

  • Kyler Filewich, Vincent Massey Collegiate
Female Carl Ridd Award Winner: 
  • Claire Signatovich, Oak Park High School


The Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association in partnership with Basketball Manitoba is proud to recognize one outstanding male and one outstanding female grade 12 student who best meets the standards Ron Meyers set as a leader in the community. The MSSA will be recognizing this achievement with a $500.00 scholarship to a male and female recipients to be used towards a recognized post secondary institution the following year.

Male Ron Meyers Leadership Award: 

  • Stefan Buchsmann, Morden Collegiate
Female Ron Meyers Leadership Award: 
  • Lauren Bartlett, Oak Park High Schoo

    The Donovan Gayle Scholarship of $1000.00 each recognize 4 local basketball players who best represent Donovan’s attributes of strength, resilience, positive attitude and perseverance.  The award comes as proceeds from the annual Balling for the Cure basketball tournament which is held annually in August in Winnipeg.

    Since 2014, the cause has raised over $25,000 for supporting both CancerCare Manitoba and now supports these scholarships.  This award is to be used as financial assistance towards a post secondary education for the upcoming school year.

    Donovan Gayle Scholarship

    • Gurleen Dhillon - Kildonan East Collegiate
    • Halle Ilagan - Sisler High School
    • Kyle Tomchuk - R.D. Parker Collegiate
    • Kyana Wonnacott - Kildonan East Collegiate

    A Male Player of the Year:  

    • Noah Parr, Pinawa Secondary School 
    AA Male Player of the Year:  
    • Kevin Dunn, Carman Collegiate
    AAA Male Player of the Year:  
    • Aaron Thomas, Gray Academy
    A/AA/AAA Male All-Manitoba Teams:

    1st Team

    • Joel Dueck, Niverville Collegiate
    • Rylan Vanderwoude, Dufferin Christian School
    • Logan Schreyer, Sanford Collegiate
    • Abdihakim Hedoon, Gordon Bell High School
    • Joe Benoit, St. Norbert Collegiate
    2nd Team
    • Adam Kerr, Pinawa Secondary School
    • Kress Schmidt, Niverville Collegiate
    • Pacifique Jubilate, St. Norbert Collegiate
    • Dylan Kagan, Gray Academy
    • Stefan Buchsmann, Morden Collegiate
    A Female Player of the Year: 
    • Sarah Hallet, Boissevain School
    AA Female Player of the Year: 
    • Alex Chester, Warren Collegiate
    AAA Female Player of the Year: 
    • Assia Delingoma, Neelin High School
    A/AA/AAA Female All-Manitoba Teams:

    1st Team 

    • Trinity Blair, Neelin High School 
    • Brialyn Rydman, St. John’s Ravenscourt
    • Trinity Billaney, Boissevain School
    • Grace Goodman, Warren Collegiate 
    • Ashley Williams, R.D. Parker Collegiate
    2nd Team 
    • Hope Dixon, The Kings School 
    • Emma Deibert, R.D. Parker Collegiate 
    • Rachel Waldner, Rosenort School 
    • Alyssa Patterson, Hapnot School 
    • Daylynn Bahniuk, Goose Lake High School


      Boys Coach of the Year: 

      • Brent Berry, Pinawa School
      Girls Coach of the Year: 
      • Keith Forsyth, Boissevain School
      AA Boys Coach of the Year: 
      • Larisa Ens, Carman Collegiate
      AA Girls Coach of the Year: 
      • Kevin Braun & Kirby Hearn, Warren Collegiate
      AAA Boys Coach of the Year: 
      • Jamie Kagan, Gray Academy
      AAA Girls Coach of the Year: 
      • Jody Rock, St. John's Ravenscourt
      AAAA Boys Coach of the Year:

      • Nick Lother, Vincent Massey Collegiate

      AAAA Girls Coach of the Year:
      • Murray Brown & Holly Kitchen, Oak Park High School


        Junior Varsity Boys Coach of the Year:

        • Mitch Catacutan, Glenlawn Collegiate
        Junior Varsity Girls Coach of the Year: 
        • Adam Khan, Vincent Massey Collegiate


        Junior High Boys Coach of the Year: 

        • Jeff Prosken, General Wolfe School
        Junior High Girls Coach of the Year: 
        • Ralph Backe, Sargent Park School


        This $1,000 scholarship is sponsored by retired MHSAA Executive Director Morris Glimcher and is presented annually to a student manager form the basketball community.   The scholarship has been presented by the MHSAA since 1998 and will now join the other awards and recognitions made annually by Basketball Manitoba.  Morris retired from the MHSAA after over 40 years as its Executive Director in 2016 and was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.  

        The award recognizes a student manager with a varsity high school basketball team that is currently in grade 12 in Manitoba that has a minimum average grade of at least 65%.  

        • Deepinder Dadiala, Garden City Collegiate

        The Jim Bulloch Award annually recognizes a basketball coach with financial support to allow them to upgrade his or her knowledge and expertise in basketball which will directly impact on player and program development including sponsorship to a major coaching clinic outside of Manitoba).

        • Eric Sung, Dakota Collegiate


        The Basketball Manitoba President's Award was created in 2017 to annually recognized the contributions of groups or individuals who have used the the sport of basketball as a vehicle for social change over a sustained period of time.  

        • Spence Neighbourhood Association / Magnus Eliasson Recreation Centre


        The Lena Wenke Courage Award’ has been developed to recognize an individual who has overcome a number of obstacles and challenges in their life while staying involved in the sport of basketball.   The award is being named after its first recipient Lena Wenke and will be presented in future years carrying her name with it indefinitely.  

        • Didi Deng, Kelvin High School


        The Mike Spack Award annually recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the growth and development of basketball in Manitoba over a sustained period of time.

        • Don Thomson, Neelin High School


        The Basketball Manitoba Coaching Service Awards recognize coaches who have a sustained long-time commitment to to coaching in the sport of basketball.

        15 Years
        • David Day, Nelson McIntyre Collegiate
        20 Years
        • Christy Steeves, Stonewall Collegiate
        • Jeff Shaddock, Miles Macdonell Collegiate
        • Jo-Ann Leighton, The Kings School
        • Tricia Hallson, Selkirk Regional School
        • Chiranjit Goswami
        30 Years
        • Carey Lasuik, Neelin High School
        • Terry Beazley, Killarney School
        • Trevor Beals, Neelin High School

        Game Results from 2019 Manitoba Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games from St. Paul's High School will be updated by the end of the day at

        Basketball Manitoba Awards A, AA, AAA Girls All Star Game

        Team Rogers 60 Team Wilson 42
        Kahunaverse Sports Wilson Players of the Game - Kaylyn Roe (Neepawa) 12 pts; Alyssa Paterson (Hapnot) 10 pts 

        Basketball Manitoba Awards A, AA, AAA Boys All Star Game

        Team Kahunaverse Sports 76  Team Under Armour 70  
        Kahunaverse Sports Wilson Players of the Game - Kaed Aslan (Churchill) 17 pts; Ethan Thacker (Dauphin) 10 pts

        Basketball Manitoba Awards AAAA Girls All Star Game

        Team Wilson 64 Team Rogers 51 
        Kahunaverse Sports Wilson Players of the Game - Faith Clearsky (Crocus Plains) 16 pts; Anna Kernaghan (Sturgeon Hts) 17 pts 

        Basketball Manitoba Awards AAAA Boys All Star Game

        Team Under Armour 117 Team Kahunaverse 100
        Kahunaverse Sports Wilson Players of the Game Isaiah Cole (River East) 17 pts; Kalen Reyes (Garden City) 18 pts

        All game results and POG's will be updated by the end of the day at

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