The Dixie Beehive Award

This award has been established by the Mississauga Senators Hockey Club inrecognition of late Mr. Howard Pallett & Mr. Ronald Rutledge. Their workgreatly developed minor hockey in Mississauga.

Mr. Pallett was the founder of the Dixie Beehives Junior Hockey Club that operated from 1954 to 1986. His volunteer work greatly developed minor hockey in the Mississauga area.  His grandson Kevin Rutledge has continued this passion through his coaching of various teams with the Mississauga Senators and his dedication with the executive of the Senator Hockey Club.

The Dixie Beehive Award will be presented annually ‘to a player, or coach, or volunteer, or parent who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.


Past Recipients:

  • 2019/20 Irena Stewart
  • 2018/19 Chris Stevenson
  • 2017/18 Justin Nolet
  • 2016/17 Sandra Silva Andrade
  • 2015/16 Grama & Grampa Nolet
  • 2014/15 Paul Busuttil
  • 2013/14 Paul Viggers
  • 2012/13 Keith Williams
  • 2011/12 Mark Filippone
  • 2010/11 Mick Reidy
  • 2009/10 Paul Frustaglio
  • 2008/09 Tom & Linda Colman
  • 2007/08 Mike Wedgewood
  • 2006/07 Kevin Rutledge
  • 2005/06 Gary Camilleri
  • 2004/05 Bill “Cap” Wilson
The Dixie Beehive Award