Hockey New Brunswick is pleased to award the Vance Toner Hockey Development Award to Brad Jenkins.
The Vance Toner Hockey Development Award was established in 1995 to recognize an individual who has exemplified strong qualities as a teacher, coach and administrator, not only within their community, but throughout New Brunswick.
Brad is an active volunteer with both HNB and the New Brunswick Hockey Officials Association. He has served as the NBHOA technical director since 2013, a job with many responsibilities. Brad organizes all on-ice officials registrations for the province, compiles the curriculum for classroom clinics, and oversees the development and delivery of the Program of Excellence training program and Provincial Level 3 Certifications. He organizes and instructs clinics, supervises younger officials when called upon and communicates with all leagues regarding rules.
As a dynamic and committed leader, Brad was instrumental in developing the association’s Virtual COVID-19 recertification clinic program for its officials. He also spearheaded the design of the new NBHOA logo. He is proactive in communicating and pursuing opportunities.
Additionally, Brad manages the office for the NBHOA and is the first line of contact with the public. This includes managing finances, coordinating meetings and agendas, and handling inquiries. In his role he maintains healthy working relationships with zone directors, League Presidents and various associations across the province and nationally.
In his role as Technical Director Brad manages countless priorities which allow hockey to be officiated at all levels within NB, in addition to being an active level 5 on-ice official. Brad is a full-time as a firefighter for the City of Fredericton, coaches his girls ringette team and has a busy family life with his wife Nicole and children Madison and Olivia.
Congratulations to Brad on his achievements.