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Shawn Osborne Receives Dr. Pashby Trainer of the Year Award
wednesday september 17, 2014

L-R Mike Kelly, Shawn Osborne, Derek Rannie

Local Police Officer Shawn Osborne was presented with the Dr. Pashby Trainer of the Year Award Tuesday night by Lambton AAA President Mike Kelley and 1st Vice President Derek Rannie.  The official announcement of the award was made at the 2013-14 Alliance Annual Meeting held earlier this year.

Shawn was nominated by the Alliance Hockey through the Lambton Jr. Sting Major Midget AAA Players and Staff for his significant involvement with hockey and the HTCP in the Alliance. 

"It was a big surprise to me."  Osborne said "It was initiated through the coaching staff and of course the players on my team.  Pretty humbling experience."

The Dr. Pashby award signifies outstanding achievement in the area of safety and risk management and contribution to the Hockey Trainers’ Certification Program. (HTCP)

Shawn is describe as a positive role model and is highly respected by players, parents and peers and has brought his influence of loyalty, respect and honour to each team he has been involved with.

Shawn's involvement with hockey started when his son began hockey in Tyke twelve years ago. 

I was never professed to be a coach that's too much stress for me." Osborne said  "I had a keen interest in helping the boys out in a different way and that was through looking after their health and safety with the team.  I've been very blessed to be a part of my son's life in the terms of hockey and part of the lives of all the boys that I've been involved with over the years it's been a lot of fun."

Today his son is playing with the Mooretown Flags Jr. C team and Shawn is continuing to volunteer his time in strength and conditioning with the Flags.

I gladly accepted. Once it get's in your blood it's hard to say no to this stuff. It's just an opportunity to try and do the best you can for guys that are up and coming."

About the Dr. Pashby Award
Dr. Pashby was an advocate of safety in ice hockey in Canada and helped push the use of safety equipment for hockey players including mandatory helmets and face guards. He also led the push for penalties for cross checking and other actions that could lead to back or eye injuries.

Dr.Tom Pashby’s name is synonymous with safety throughout the sports world.  His pioneering work to prevent catastrophic sports and recreational injuries earned him the Order of Canada and election as a builder to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.




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