47th Annual Sport PEI Awards Recognize Sporting Accomplishments

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Sport PEI hosted the 47th Annual Amateur Sport Awards on Wednesday February 24 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. The major award winner of the night was New Dominion’s Lauren Lenentine who took home the gold medal at the 2020 World Junior Curling Championship. Lenentine won the Manitoba Junior Championship with Team Zacharias, based out of Winnipeg, and finished 1st at the Canadian Junior Championship. For her accomplishments, Lauren was honoured as the DP Murphy Hotels Junior Female Athlete of the Year and the Lieutenant Governor Award winner. Lauren was unable to attend in person, as she is currently in the Calgary bubble competing at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, but did join the Lieutenant Governor in a pre-recorded video call to discuss the award.


The Cox & Palmer Senior Female athlete of the year went to Hannah Taylor, after becoming an Olympic alternate and claiming a silver medal at the Pan-American championships. The Cox & Palmer Senior Male athlete of the year was awarded to Brett Gallant, after claiming his 3rd Brier championship with Team Gushue. Brett was unable to be with us, as he is currently isolating in preparation for the 2021 Tim Horton’s Brier.


The DP Murphy Hotels Junior Male athlete of the year went to Jordan Spence, after winning the QMJHL defenseman of the year and a World Junior Hockey championship silver medla with Team Canada. The Synergy Fitness & Nutrition Intercollegiate Male and Female athletes of the year were awarded to Ligrit Sadiku and Jenna Mae Ellsworth, respectively. Sadiku won the OUA and U-Sports wrestling championship with Brock University, while Ellsworth claimed the U-Sports basketball player of the year, AUS Female athlete of the year, and AUS MVP, among other accolades.


The winners list from the 2020 Sport P.E.I. awards:


Lt. Governor’s Award – Lauren Lenentine, Curling

Cox & Palmer Senior Female athlete of the year – Hannah Taylor, Wrestling

Cox & Palmer Senior Male athlete of the year – Brett Gallant, Curling

DP Murphy Hotels Junior Male athlete of the year – Jordan Spence, Hockey

DP Murphy Hotels Junior Female athlete of the year – Lauren Lenentine, Curling

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition Intercollegiate Male athlete of the year – Ligrit Sadiku, Wrestling

Synergy Fitness & Nutrition Intercollegiate Female athlete of the year – Jenna Mae Ellsworth, Basketball

CBC PEI Team of the year – UPEI Women’s Basketball Team

ADL Administrator of the year – Beryl MacMillan, CanPowerSkate

PEI Mutual Coach of the year – Billy McGuigan, Hockey

SCORE! Event of the year – U-Sport Women’s Hockey Championships, hosted by UPEI

Inspiration Award – Kevin Elliott, Hockey PEI and Charlottetown Islanders

ADL Masters Athlete of the year – Rob Binns, Speed Skate

PEI Mutual Official of the year – Tanner Doiron, Hockey

Premier’s Award – Recreation PEI

President’s Award – Bob Bentley, Biathlon

Award of Honour – Lorie Kane, Golf, Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

PCE Awards

  • Heidi Mallett 5-Pin Bowling
  • Wilbert Murray 5-Pin Bowling
  • Eric Smith 5-Pin Bowling
  • Jennifer MacGuigan 5-Pin Bowling
  • Jamie Trowsdale 5-Pin Bowling
  • Jonathan Watts 5-Pin Bowling
  • Joni Miner 5-Pin Bowling
  • Rolanda Bridges 5-Pin Bowling
  • Christie-Joe (CJ) Snyder-Couchaman Snowshoe
  • Ellen Macnearney Cross Country Skiing
  • Tommy Ling Cross Country Skiing
  • Cameron Gordon Snowshoe
  • Logan Robbins Speedskating
  • Jordan Koughan Speedskating
  • Alyssa Chapman Figure Skating
  • Gold Floor Hockey Team


We would like to thank our esteemed guests in attendance including, the honourable Antoinette Perry, the Lieutenant Governor of PEI, Premier Dennis King, Department of Health and Wellness Minister Ernie Hudson, and the Mayor of Charlottetown, Philip Brown.


We would also like to congratulate one of our emcees, JoAnne Holden, on her 30th year hosting our awards! Thank you for always being there to help us recognize amateur sporting accomplishments on PEI!



For more Information contact:

Lynn Boudreau

Senior Sport Coordinator, Sport PEI