Club Awards

Each year at our year end banquet, we honor players who have demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship on and off the field. Our awards are broken down into the following categories.

The Rollie Miles Award

Awarded to the player(s) on each Grizzlies team who have exhibited outstanding heart, effort and leadership

About the Rollie Miles Award

Rollie Miles was a legendary football player and educator who lived most of his adult life in Edmonton. Originally from Washington D.C., his outstanding athletic ability was recognized by Edmonton Eskimo coach Annis Stukas when Rollie was playing minor league baseball in Regina.

He was recruited to play for the Eskimos in 1951 and he went on to have an outstanding career. He played for the Eskimos for eleven seasons (1951-61) and played in five Grey Cup games, winning three. He was a western all star nine times and was elected to the CFL Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Eskimos Wall of Honour in 1983. When he retired from football, Rollie focused his attention on raising his family and teaching.

After receiving a degree from the University of Alberta in 1956 he worked for the Edmonton Catholic School Board where he taught and helped organize High School sports. Rollie passed away in 1995. Rollie’s son Mario Miles co founded the Millwoods Grizzlies Minor Football Association in 1996 and coached from 1996 to 2003 and again from 2007 to the present.

Rollie’s grandson Mario Miles Junior played for the Grizzlies from 1996 to 1999. Rollie’s contribution to football, student athletics and the community was recognized by the City of Edmonton with the renaming of Strathcona Athletic Park to Rollie Miles Athletic Park.

The Rollie Miles Award is awarded to the player or players on each Grizzlies team who have exhibited outstanding heart, effort and leadership.

The award has been awarded every season since 1998.

Past Recipients

  • 2011 – Alex McCartney-Padilla
  • 2010 – Tony Chabot / Teagan Konrad
  • 2009 – Tony Chabot
  • 2008 – Jack Humphrey / Patrick Radvanyi
  • 2007 – Oliver Quecke / Kyle Park
  • 2006 – Ryan Ozga
  • 2005 – Dean Blomquist
  • 2004 – Adian Babuik-Pancyshyn
  • 2003 – Dalton Rairie
  • 2002 – Jesse Neufeld / Taran Osterman
  • 2001 – Thomas Chan
  • 2000 – Stephan Fortier
  • 1999 – Jordan Locke
 
  • 2011 – Jack Humphrey
  • 2010 – Kyle Park
  • 2009 – Kyle Brooks
  • 2008 – Ryan Ozga
  • 2007 – Ryan Ozga
  • 2006 – Robyn Moore
  • 2005 – Robyn Moore
  • 2004 – Ronald Mwamba / Dylan Patton
  • 2003 – Thomas Chan / Jesse Neufeld
  • 2002 – Jordon Locke
  • 2001 – Bohtan VanDenDeren
  • 2000 – Garrett Hollis
  • 1999 – Ryan Dean
  • 1998 – Peter Roccia
  • 1996 – Philip Owen
  • 2011 – Seeon Smith II
  • 2010 – Jonathan Muamba
  • 2007 – Levon Hawreliak
  • 2005 – Joshua Luipasco
  • 2004 – Stephan Fortier
  • 2003 – Lance Huget / Luke Huget
  • 2002 – Ryan Dean
  • 2001 – Shawn Thomas
  • 2000 – Joey Noel
  • 1999 – Brett Russell
  • 1998 – Carson MacWilliams

 

The Bob Dean Award

Awarded to the player(s) on each Maulers team who have exhibited outstanding heart, effort and leadership.

About the Bob Dean Award

Bob Dean was an outstanding football player and an outstanding contributor to our community. Bob was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and was a Tri-state All Star in football. He received a scholarship to the University of Maryland where he played offensive and defensive line and was a place kicker. He received his degree in education in 1953 and was drafted by and played for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

Bob came to Canada in 1954 and was a member of three Grey Cup winning Edmonton Eskimo teams in 1954-55-56. He kicked the winning convert in the 1954 Grey Cup game. Bob retired from playing after the 1956 season but not from football.

He taught at Victoria Composite where he was head coach of the City Senior Football Champions in 1966 and 1967. He moved to Bonnie Doon Composite as assistant principal and won two City Senior Football titles as head coach of the Lancers in 1972 and 1973. He was principal at Victoria and at M.E. Lazerte Composite High School where he coached his teams to four more City Senior Football championships.

Bob retired from teaching but continued to serve the community including membership on the Edmonton Police Commission and the Edmonton Public School Board. Bob passed away in 2007. Bob’s son Matt Dean coached the Peewee and Bantam teams from 1999 to 2002 and was head coach of the 2002 Bantam Tier II champions.

Bob’s grandson Ryan Dean played for the Grizzlies from 1998 to 2002.

The Bob Dean Award is awarded to the player or players on each Maulers team who have exhibited outstanding heart, effort and leadership.

The 2004 season was the inaugural season for this award.

Past Recipients

  • 2009 – Lucas Unrau
  • 2008 – Dylan Thompson
  • 2007 – Seeon Smith Jr.
  • 2006 – Greg Vallee
  • 2010 – Josh Wald
  • 2009 – Janelle Hillstad
  • 2007 – Travis Brooks / Gregory Vallee
  • 2005 – Danny Pringle
  • 2004 – Wylie Karpinski

 

The Most Valuable Player Award

Awarded  to the player(s) who in their coaches opinions is the most valuable player to the team

About the MVP Award

This award goes to the player(s) who in their coaches opinions is the most valuable player to the team.

When your standing outside the bus, counting heads getting ready to leave, this is the kid that your looking for, and if he’s not there, you hold the bus.

Past Recipents

  • 2011 – Jaxon Hume
  • 2010 – Patrick Radvanyi
  • 2009 – Jack Humphrey / Kaden Donnelly
  • 2008 – Kyle Park
  • 2007 – Kyle Brooks
  • 2006 – Jeremiah Varghese
  • 2005 – Taylor Osterman
  • 2004 – Max Bateman
  • 2003 – Ian Isherwood
  • 2002 – Derek Jones / Thomas Chan
  • 2001 – Derek Jones
  • 2000 – Danny Brokop
  • 1999 – Eddie Foreman
  • 2009 – Josh Wald
  • 2008 – Jamal Hinds
  • 2007 – Julien Rivera
  • 2006 – Zack Squire
  • 2011 – Patrick Radvanyi
  • 2010 – Duncan Houssian
  • 2009 – Jake Butler
  • 2008 – Fabian Johnson
  • 2007 – Taylor Osterman
  • 2006 – Hyder Kahn
  • 2005 – Ian Isherwood
  • 2004 – Thomas Chan / Anthony Myroon
  • 2003 – Jordan Coulombe / Joshua Luipasco
  • 2002 – David Berg
  • 2001 – Lance Huget / Nicholas Goodridge
  • 2000 – Ryan Dean
  • 1999 – Ryan Matheson
  • 1998 – Jermaine Moses
  • 1997 – Will Luipasco
  • 1996 – Mario Miles Jr. / Matt Luipasco
  • 2010 – Mike Rea
  • 2009 – Mather Zawrowny
  • 2007 – Jesse Schneider
  • 2005 – Tyson Hankey
  • 2004 – Tyson Hankey
  • 2011 – Jeremiah Varghese / Julien Rivera
  • 2010 – Fabian Johnson / Jeremiah Varghese
  • 2007 – Brandon Amato
  • 2005 – Nick Demas
  • 2004 – Jessie Anderson
  • 2003 – Bryce Suder
  • 2002 – Kyle Brown
  • 2001 – Kyle Brown
  • 2000 – Ben King
  • 1999 – Will Luipasco
  • 1998 – Matt Luipasco
  • 1997 – Matt Luipasco

 

Wall Of Honor

Recognizes players who have played for the Millwoods Minor Football Association for 5 years or longer.

About the Wall of Honor

The Wall of Honour recognizes players who have played for the Millwoods Minor Football Association for 5 years or longer. This award is given at the annual year end banquet.

Past Recipients

  • Ben King [1996 to 2000]
  • Keith Montgomery [1996 to 2000]
  • Peter Roccia [1996 to 2000]
  • Ryan Dean [1998 to 2002]
  • Jessie Anderson [2000 to 2004]
  • Stephan Fortier [1999 to 2004]
  • Craig Moore [2001 to 2005]
  • Aric Martin [2000 to 2005]
  • Joshua Luipasco [1999 to 2005]
  • Dylan Patton [2002 to 2006]
  • Austin House [2002 to 2006]
  • Anthony Mayfield [2002 to 2006]
  • Ronald Mawamba [2002 to 2006]
  • Lewis Stanford [2002 to 2006]
  • Nelson Adkin [2002 to 2006]
  • Chase Goebel [2001 to 2006]
  • Thomas Chan [2000 to 2006]
  • Brandon Ammato [2003 to 2007]
  • Kevin Barnes [2001 to 2007]
  • Ian Isherwood [2001 to 2007]
  • Kieran Thomas [2004 to 2008]
  • Sean McConnell [2003 to 2008]
  • Aidan Pancyshyn [2002 to 2008]
  • Trent Hurteau [2005 to 2009]
  • Travis Brooks [2004 to 2009]
  • Gord Poliak [2004 to 2009]
  • Aaron Erl [2004 to 2009]
  • Colton Bloudoff [2004 to 2009]
  • Dean Blomquist [2003 to 2009]
  • Taylor Osterman [2002 to 2009]
  • Duane Corkett [2006 to 2010]
  • Zachary Havens [2006 to 2010]
  • Frederic Muamba [2005 to 2010]
  • Jonathan Muamba [2005 to 2010]
  • Brant Shultz [2005 to 2010]
  • Gregory Vallee [2006 to 2010]

 

Each year we also hand out the following awards to all team levels

Rookie of the Year

Awarded to the most outstanding rookie(s) on the team that year. 

Most Improved Player

Awarded to the player(s) who shows the greatest improvement over the course of the season.

Most Sportsmanlike Player

Awarded to the player(s) who demonstrate an exemplary level of sportsmanship throughout the season – both on and off the field.

Outstanding Offensive Lineman

Awarded to the player(s) who perform outstanding on the offensive line throughout the season.

Outstanding Defensive Lineman

Awarded to the player(s) who perform outstanding on the defensive line throughout the season.

Outstanding Offensive Player

Awarded to the player(s) who perform outstanding on the offense throughout the season.

Outstanding Defensive Player

Awarded to the player(s) who perform outstanding on the defence throughout the season.

Outstanding Special Teams Player

Awarded to the player(s) who perform outstanding on special teams throughout the season.