Ripley was named the Ontario Hockey Association’s Trainer of the Year. The former Chatham Maroons and Windsor Spitfires trainer, has been working as the Head Trainer for the Great Lakes Junior C champion Essex 73s.
Ripley also umpires baseball in Chatham.
Patrick Myers, a Pain Court product, was named the Ivan Locke Award winner. This award is given to the OHA’s Most Improved Official.
Myers, who refs in the OHL, also called games at the World Under 17 Hockey Challenge in Windsor this year.