Award honours late Oilers scout

JASON HILLS -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:34 AM ET

Lorne Davis meant so much to the Edmonton Oilers and made such an impact in the junior hockey world.

The longtime scout was remembered with an award named in his honour, given to the winning team at the Home Hardware Top Prospects skills competition last night.

"It's been a tough week with having these meetings and not have my dad around," said Lorne's son Brad, who also scouts for the Oilers.

"You look across the table and you're ready to go battle for a player and he's not there.

"That's the way it was for 11 years.

"If there was an award presented in my dad's name it should be in regards to junior hockey players with an NHL chance," he added.

"It was his life and it was what he was meant to do."

This is the first time an award of this type was presented at the Top Prospects game and the idea was a nice touch by the Oilers, but the Canadian Hockey League is looking at the possibility of this being an annual presentation.

"Lorne touched the lives of so many people and it would be sad if this was just a one-time thing," said Brad Young, manager of client services and media events for the Canadian Hockey League.

"There is so much focus on the prospects; this is equally important, so to include something like that is something the CHL would have to consider."

Davis passed away in December at the age of 77. He was an NHL scout for 42 years.


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