NANAIMO — As the Clippers wrapped up a three day prospects camp one of their own was honoured by BC Hockey.
Terri Waller is the team's volunteer co-ordinator and was named a Fred Heslop Minor Hockey Week Award winner.
There are five awards given out by BC Hockey hockey under the criteria of going above and beyond, and enhancing a local association or club.
Clippers Marketing Director Paul German says the prospects camp this past weekend is just the latest example of Waller's commitment to the team.
"Terri was the fabric of the event behind the scenes. She was running the score clock, getting water, and helping with registrations. No job is too big or too small for Terri," said German.
Waller has been with the Clippers for 18 seasons volunteering in a number of roles on game days and around the team's hockey office.
She also volunteers for the Nanaimo Buccaneers and Nanaimo Minor Hockey.
German says the Clippers and the entire hockey community are thrilled that Waller is getting this recognition.
"People like Terri, to hear that they're honoured, it just reinforces what a great community we have and an All-Star in Terri," explained German.
Even though the junior hockey season is still five months away Waller spent all of last weekend helping with the Clippers camp, and this coming weekend she'll be giving her time again assisting the Buccaneers with their Spring Camp.
German says the organization took stock of what they had when new ownership took over the team in November of 2017 and he knew that Waller was worth her weight in gold.
He says he can't imagine surviving in the job without her.
On the ice the Clippers Island Prospects Camp was a huge success.
There were six teams for the first two days of the weekend culminating with two select squads playing in a pair of head to head games.
Head coach Darren Naylor and his evaluators were pleased with the talent level.
"We brought a lot of players in from all over the place and it was a very fast, quick paced, highly skilled camp. I was very impressed," said Naylor.
In May the Clippers coach will be assessing talent in Boston and Las Vegas.
The team will also be holding a California Prospects Camp starting on May 19.
They already have enough registrations to put togehter four or five teams that weekend.
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