Jeff Dover: Winner of the LHA’s 2019-20 Jeff Munn Volunteer of the Year Award

Jeff Dover has been a volunteer with the LHA for over a decade. Jeff has coached both House League and Select teams, as well as served as the House League Convenor for several years.  Jeff also served on the LHA Board and was part of the group that brought the new arena to Leaside. 

Jeff was head coach of the 2002 Leaside Flames Red team for 4 seasons, leading the team to the NYHL championship in 2017.  Before taking on the role of head coach, Jeff was the team manager for several years. Jeff was always supportive of the players and devoted a tremendous amount of personal time to their development. He set an example of fair play, hard work and respect for teammates, coaches, parents, referees, and opponents.  He was instrumental in creating a positive hockey experience for all involved. 

Some of the most memorable comments about Jeff on his many nomination forms included: 

“Jeff Dover has been an incredible influence. We are so grateful for his commitment all of these years.“

“Jeff has always had a positive relationship with Cole, and always brought out the best in him and his teammates.

“I can honestly say that I haven’t met a more devoted parent and coach. Jeff selflessly devoted his time to the kids. He has a rare combination of sensitivity toward the kids and the courage to do and say the right thing.”

“Both my sons, Ryan and Jason have a great deal of respect and admiration for Jeff and his family, and they have developed under Jeff’s leadership.”

Jeff, thank you for all you have done for the LHA and congratulations on your award.