Chiefs Dentist Awarded for Service - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Chiefs Dentist Awarded for Service

Posted:
Spokane Chiefs team dentist, Dr. Mary Smith, was given the WHL's Distinguished Service Award on Friday. Spokane Chiefs team dentist, Dr. Mary Smith, was given the WHL's Distinguished Service Award on Friday.

by Spokane Chiefs Media Relations

Calgary, AB - Ron Robison, Commissioner of the Western Hockey League, announced today on behalf of the WHL Board of Governors, that current Spokane Chiefs Team Dentist Dr. Mary Smith, is a recipient of the WHL Distinguished Service Award for the 2013 – 14 season.

Smith has been the team dentist of the Spokane Chiefs since 1985. She routinely works on WHL players, referees and WHL Personnel. Smith has been instrumental in keeping the Chief players safe, by equipping them in the most current protective mouth guards, preventing dental injury. All Chief players are fitted for mouth guards every training camp, at the expense of Smith and her clinic. With almost 30 years as part of the organization, Smith is the longest serving member of the Spokane Chiefs.

"Given her long standing dedication and contribution to the Spokane Chiefs and the WHL, Dr. Mary Smith is a very worthy recipient of the WHL Distinguished Service Award," said WHL Commissioner Ron Robison, "It is individuals such as Dr. Smith who not only provide essential dental care, but go above and beyond by serving countless games and post-game hours for the Chiefs organization and visiting teams. These contributions make Dr. Mary Smith most deserving of this recognition."

The WHL Distinguished Service Award, which was introduced by the WHL in 2004, is presented annually to an individual associated who has made an extraordinary contribution over an extended period of time at the Club or League level.

The WHL will honour Dr. Mary Smith in Spokane on Friday, March 14, in a special ceremony prior to the Spokane Chiefs game against the Tri City Americans.

Previous recipients of the WHL Distinguished Service Award include:

Dennis Coates (Kamloops Blazers – Volunteer Board Member); Judy Seher (Red Deer Rebels – Billet Coordinator); Balzer, Frank, Tony & John Lanz (Medicine Hat Tigers – Off-Ice Officials); Rose Mary Hartney (Moose Jaw Warriors - Education Advisor); Greg 'Spike' Wallace (Kamloops Blazers - Community & Sponsorship Coordinator); Nella Rounsville (Kootenay Ice - Education Advisor); Lorne Frey (Kelowna Rockets - Asst GM/Head Scout); Graham Tuer (Saskatchewan Hockey Association - Volunteer); Jann Boss (Portland Winterhawks - Administration); Ruth “Grams” Pollock (Prince Albert Raiders Billet Coordinator); Dr. Ian Hill (Regina Pats Team Doctor); Dr. Alfred Blue (Seattle Thunderbirds Team Doctor); Doris Rubel (Kamloops Blazers Billet Coordinator); Colleen MacBean (Swift Current Broncos Education Advisor); and Bob Ridley (Medicine Hat Tigers Play-By-Play Announcer).

  • Pro SportsProMore>>

  • Carroll, Seahawks Fined $300,000 For CBA Violations

    Carroll, Seahawks Fined $300,000 For CBA Violations

    SWXRightNow.com -- The Seattle Seahawks and head coach Pete Carroll have been collectively fined $300,000 by the NFL and the team has had two days of minicamp practice taken away next season for violating offseason contact rules of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.>>
    SWXRightNow.com -- The Seattle Seahawks and head coach Pete Carroll have been collectively fined $300,000 by the NFL and the team has had two days of minicamp practice taken away next season for violating offseason contact rules of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
    >>
  • Seattle To Get NHL Expansion In 2017

    Seattle To Get NHL Expansion In 2017

    SWXRightNow.com -- The National Hockey League has had expansion on its mind for a while now and finally hopeful cities like Seattle have had their prayers answered with the news that the NHL will expand to Las Vegas, Toronto, Seattle and Quebec City by a target date of 2017, according to SportsBusinessNews' Howard Bloom via Twitter.>>
    SWXRightNow.com -- The National Hockey League has had expansion on its mind for a while now and finally hopeful cities like Seattle have had their prayers answered with the news that the NHL will expand to Las Vegas, Toronto, Seattle and Quebec City by a target date of 2017, according to SportsBusinessNews' Howard Bloom via Twitter.
    >>
  • Tendler, Indians Comeback Vs. Salem-Keizer

    Tendler, Indians Comeback Vs. Salem-Keizer

    The Indians battled back from a 5-1 deficit, with two Luke Tendler home runs and three straight three-run innings, to run away from the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 10-5 in front of 5,811 fans at Avista Stadium.>>
    The Indians battled back from a 5-1 deficit, with two Luke Tendler home runs and three straight three-run innings, to run away from the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 10-5 in front of 5,811 fans at Avista Stadium.>>
  • Spokane ChiefsSpokane ChiefsMore>>

  • Red Comes Back To Win Chiefs' Red-White Game

    Red Comes Back To Win Chiefs' Red-White Game

    Sunday, August 24 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-08-25 00:17:56 GMT
    Returning forwards Connor Chartier, Adam Helewka and Dominic Zwerger shined as Team Red came from behind to beat Team White, 5-4 in Sunday afternoon's Red-White Game in front of 3,018 fans at Spokane Arena.>>
    Returning forwards Connor Chartier, Adam Helewka and Dominic Zwerger shined as Team Red came from behind to beat Team White, 5-4 in Sunday afternoon's Red-White Game in front of 3,018 fans at Spokane Arena.>>
  • Spokane Chiefs Camp Underway

    Spokane Chiefs Camp Underway

    The Spokane Chiefs Annual Fall camp is fully underway and camp rosters have been announced, honoring three former Chiefs players. Team Sawyer (honoring Kevin Sawyer) will wear blue, Team Cowen (honoring Jared Cowen) will wear white and Team Johnson (honoring Tyler Johnson) will wear red.>>
    The Spokane Chiefs Annual Fall camp is fully underway and camp rosters have been announced, honoring three former Chiefs players. Team Sawyer (honoring Kevin Sawyer) will wear blue, Team Cowen (honoring Jared Cowen) will wear white and Team Johnson (honoring Tyler Johnson) will wear red.>>
  • McIntosh Will Not Return To Chiefs

    McIntosh Will Not Return To Chiefs

    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that 19-year-old defenseman Jeremy McIntosh will not return for the 2014-15 season. McIntosh cited personal reasons for his decision.>>
    The Spokane Chiefs announced today that 19-year-old defenseman Jeremy McIntosh will not return for the 2014-15 season. McIntosh cited personal reasons for his decision.>>