The continued growth and development of USA Hockey would not be possible without the contributions of a network of dedicated volunteer field personnel. These individuals share in USA Hockey’s success and accomplishments year after year. Their selfless work and commitment continue to make a difference in the sport of hockey and in the lives of the people who play the game.
USA Hockey annually recognizes the outstanding contributions of national- and district-level volunteers who have served at least 5 years with the organization as a district registrar, associate registrar, coach-in-chief, risk manager, section representative or member of the board of directors.
Kevin Mann: Adult Council (1999-2002); International Council (2007-2014)
Rich Butera: Risk Manager, Central District (1989-2014)
Tony Rossi: Director Central District (1983-1988); Secretary (1989-1995); Treasurer (1995-2003); Finance & Investment Committee (1999-2003); International Council (2002-2003); Vice President, International Council Chair (2003-2013); Nominating Committee (2004-2006, 2007-2008, 2010-2011), Director Emeritus (2013-2014)
New Leader Awards
USA Hockey annually recognizes select individuals who are deemed up and coming leaders within a USA Hockey Affiliate with the New Leader Award. Started in 2005, recipients contribute to growing and/or improving hockey within the affiliate and have a positive influence on activities within the affiliate.
Mike Barrett, AHAI Referee-in-Chief
Female Honors Awards
The Female Honors Award, established in 2013, annually recognizes one association per USA Hockey District that is a leader in the growth, development and promotion of ice hockey for females.
Chicago Mission ~ Gino Cavallini, Hockey Director, Central District