“The greatest pleasure I receive is watching the smiling faces of the Minor Atoms when they join the Terriers,” explained Jack. “It’s also a great feeling to see kids graduate and move on to play “AAA” or Provincial Junior levels.” Terriers General Manager Mike Loschiavo states that Jack has impacted over 2500 kids in his time with the Terriers organization.
“His influence over the years has turned our Club into a very family oriented organization,” explained Mike. “Every Monday, our home night, he takes the time to talk to parents about minor hockey, to make sure player siblings are doing their homework, and to reassure grandparents their grandchildren are in good hands.” In addition to his duties with the Terriers, Jack has been involved with numerous committees at the League level including the Committee to address financial guidelines and transparency, the Player Registration Fee Committee, the Tampering Committee, the Hockey Committee, the Safety Committee, and the GTHL Governance Committee.
Jack will be presented with the George Chamandy Memorial Trophy at the GTHL Awards on June 15. The Trophy is presented to the individual (non-GTHL Executive) who, in the opinion of the GTHL Board of Directors, has contributed a supreme effort to the promotion and fostering of minor hockey in Toronto, Mississauga, Vaughan and/or Markham. This trophy is the highest award presented to any individual by the GTHL.