(May 3, 1981 - September 27, 2007)
The KMHA PeeWee Tier 1 (AAA) Tournament has been dedicated to the memory of Darcy Robinson. The PeeWee AAA year was Darcy's breakout year; he was theCaptian of the team, coached by Peter Doyle. A memorial trophy was created and presented at the first annual memorial tournament held October 17th - 19th, 2008.
Darcy Robinson was born in Kamloops, BC on May 3rd, 1981, and he played his entire minor hockey with the Kamloops Minor Hockey Association.
As a Canadian playing professional hockey for Asiago of the Italian Hockey League, he died September 27, 2007 during the season-opening game. He was just 26 years old. The native of Kamloops, BC., fell to the ice without being hit during the first period of a game against Renon and was rushed to a local hospital where he passed away. Robinson was beginning his second season with Asiago. Robinson played with six teams in the North American minor leagues before transferring to Asiago in 2005.
The defenseman, who held dual Canadian-Italian citizenship, played junior hockey in Saskatoon and Red Deer, and was selected 233rd overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1999 draft.
Prior to playing in Italy, Robinson played for the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers.
Darcy was described as a "fierce competitor" who skated well and loved to win. Darcy's brother, Daniel, said he had a kind heart. "He's a pretty strong player on the ice, but he was a big softie off the ice - a big. teddy-bear-type deal."
On Oct. 22, 2010, KMHA officially retired Darcy's #16 Jersey from the PeeWee Tier 1 roster. In honor of Darcy memory, his number will be worn by every player on the team.
(April 24, 1980 - December 1995)
In the brief time that we given with Randy, hockey was a huge part of our relationship. The game brought us together to share moments and create wonderful memories, that we now cherish. Randy immensely enjoyed his hockey, his buddies, and the whole minor hockey experience. So to the coaches, players, player's parents, and Kamloops Minor Hockey, people who were a part of our son's playing days, we sincerely thank-you. Naming this tournament in Randy's memory is an honor that we share with all who came to know the champion he was.
In closing, we strongly urge every parent to simply enjoy the game for what it is . . . a game! Put aside any negative and enjoy all the positive. Savour the early morning drive to practice, the four day break-your-budget tournament, and the smile that lets you know the game was fun. . . win or lose. Delight in every moment that hockey brings you and your child together.
Gregg and Lucy Lindros.
On Nov 5th, 2010, KMHA officially retired Randy's #17 Jersey from the Bantam Tier 1 roster. In honor of Randy's memory, his number will be worn by every player on the team.
(May 6, 1984 - August 9, 1999)
This tournament is dedicated to the memory of an outstanding young man who lost his life tragically. Todd's life was filled with promise and enthusiasn for the future, abd brought great joy to his family and friends.
Todd's passion for the game started at a very early age. He enjoyed it so much that getting up for the dreaded 6:00am'ers, games or practices was never a problem. Road hockey games on the street and air hockey games at Grandma's always included many of his closest friends. One too tired to play outside, Todd and his friends would enjoy the game on Nintendo 64 or NHL 99 inside.
Todd always liked being around people, adults included, and he loved to make everybody laugh. Todd loved his family and more importantly maintained an open and honest relationship with his parents. Birthday parties and vacations were his most treasured memories.
Todd displayed a great desire to play Hockey. In memoriam the Todd Campbell Trust Fund was established to encourage Minor Hockey youth to continue playing and enjoying the game and most of all to have fun!
On Nov. 12th, 2010, KHMA officially retired Todd's #17 Jersey from the Bantam T3 roster. In honor of Todd's memory, his number will be worn by every player on the team.