Congratulations to Allie MacDonald of the Halifax Mooseheads, who was named the winner of the QMJHL’s Denis-Arsenault Trophy on Monday as the league’s Educational Advisor of the Year. This marks the first time in franchise history that a member of the Mooseheads staff has captured the league trophy.
MacDonald has recently completed his sixth season as the team Educational Advisor but has been with the Mooseheads for more the 20 years. In addition to his education role he also serves as the Assistant General Manager and Chief Atlantic Scout. MacDonald was up against fellow finalists Ryan MacPherson of the Cape Breton Eagles and Josee Frenette of the Val d’Or Foreurs.
“I can’t think of a more deserving person for this award than Allie,” said Mooseheads General Manager Cam Russell.
“He has devoted countless hours to helping these young men reach their goals over the years. He has such a great rapport with the players and we are lucky to have him on our staff.”
The native of Heatherton, NS is a dedicated professional in all aspects of his job. MacDonald, a former educator, works with the Mooseheads’ student-athletes on a daily basis to ensure they have the tools and information needed to complete their assigned work while balancing hockey and education. He arrives at high school each morning to greet the players and answer questions along with checking in with teachers, tutors and the school principal.
MacDonald is a valued member of the organization and the Mooseheads are proud to say Allie is now a QMJHL Award Winner.