Son * Teammate * Friend
In the summer of 1978, Greg Lehouiller was tragically killed when hit by an automobile near his home in Underhill. Greg was nine years old and an avid hockey enthusiast in the Essex Youth Hockey association. Not only did he display good hockey skills at a young age but, more importantly, he epitomized the philosophy of EYHA. He respected his coaches and teammates; he always worked hard to improve his skills; he demonstrated good sportsmanship toward his teammates and his opponents; and most of all, he was fun to be with.
With the concurrence of Greg's parents, Joan and Marcel, the EYHA Directors established the Greg Lehouiller Award in 1979 to be awarded to a deserving participant who exemplifies Greg's qualities. Each team coach is asked to submit a candidate to receive respectively that team's sportsmanship award. From that list of names, a committee of EYHA Directors selects the recipient of this memorial. His or her name is placed on a plaque that is proudly displayed in the Essex Skating Facility.
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