USA Hockey recently honored its service award recipients on June 7 at its annual Night of Tribute Awards Dinner during the 2017 Annual Congress. Congratulations to AHAI President, John Dunne, USA Hockey Disabled Chairman, JJ O’Connor, USA Hockey President, Jim Smith, AHAI Board Member, Melissa Rotunno and the Chicago Mission.
USA HOCKEY SERVICE AWARDS
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.
SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS
John Dunne ~ 5 Years
JJ O’Connor ~ 15 Years
Jim Smith ~ 30 Years
USA HOCKEY NEW LEADER AWARDS
Since 2005, USA Hockey has annually recognized select individuals who are deemed up-and-coming leaders within a USA Hockey affiliate with the New Leader Award. Recipients contribute to growing and/or improving hockey within the affiliate and have a positive influence on activities within the affiliate.
NEW LEADER AWARD RECIPIENT
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.
FEMALE HONORS AWARD CENTRAL DISTRICT
BOB O’CONNOR AWARD
The Bob O’Connor Award was created in 2015 to recognize individuals that have contributed to the Coaching Education Program at the district level.
BOB O’CONNER AWARD CENTRAL DISTRICT