John Sergnese (Friends of CARHA Hockey) Category
The Friends of CARHA Hockey Category was established as a category in the Hall of Fame to recognize people who, although not members of the association, joined us by dedicating time and effort in the successful production of our programs. The category has been renamed to pay special tribute to a past board chairman, the late John Sergnese. John, who resided in Port Colborne, Ontario, truly exemplified a gentleman and as a hockey person, perfection as a role model whom everyone in our game should imitate. Although small in stature, John had a heart big enough to carry him to the ranks of semiprofessional hockey and to the top of our world as an executive member. It will be John's wonderful approach to life, to people, and to the game that will be used as the guide for the selection process in this category.
As the description suggests, the nominees for selection into this category of the Hall of Fame are very carefully scrutinized to assure that the highest level of credibility for inductees is maintained. There are many friends of our hockey programs who go all the way to assist in promoting and working with us to give recreation hockey in Canada the best service possible. The nominee induction material prepared on your recommended candidate must leave no doubt with the selection committee that this person is deserving of this honour.