Maine Junior Black Bears
Bear Claw Awards
Nomination deadline Feb 7th
At the conclusion of each season the Maine Junior Black Bears awards two program-wide awards that honor individuals with an exemplary commitment to the values expressed in our Mission Statement. Recipients are announced at our annual Ice Out Event, Feb 27th
Bear Claw Award—Player
This award is presented each year to a second-year Bantam player who has best exemplified the qualities of sportsmanship, perseverance, and dedication to hockey during his/her career in BYH/PVHC and MJBB.
Bear Claw Award—Volunteer
This award is presented each year to a MJBB volunteer whose long-time devotion to the promotion of youth hockey best exemplifies the values expressed in the MJBB Mission Statement.
Bear Claw Award—Community Service
This award is presented each year to a local area business or individual, whose long-time commitment to the promotion of the youth hockey experience and has impacted our program and community in a positive manner.
Coach of the Year - Tier IV and Tier II/III
These awards recognize all the hard work and time our coaches put in throughout the season. The awards will be presented to one Tier II or III and one Tier IV or Learn to Skate / Learn to Play coach who exemplifies our mission.
Our mission: The Maine Junior Black Bears are committed to providing a high-quality competitive Tier II, III and IV hockey program to our youth while focusing on instilling the values of respect, sportsmanship, self-esteem, teamwork, discipline, and responsibility in its players. The MJBB will provide a positive environment on and off the ice, to challenge its players to grow to their fullest potential in all aspects of the game and as individuals. Our program will foster an appreciation for youth hockey among the Greater Bangor Area children, along with life-long lessons that include discipline, competitive spirit, team play, an appreciation for rules, safety, and a love of the game!