The John Stansik Association of the Year Award will be given to a Michigan Amateur Hockey Member Association for contributions to the sport and efforts to grow the game.
“We wanted to find a way to remember John Stansik, who was a very influential member of our youth hockey community as a director, a parent and a friend,” said MAHA president George Atkinson. “This award will honor associations working to grow our game – something John did as a passion and as a service to youth hockey for such a long time.”
In 1998, Stansik turned a bowling alley into Plymouth’s Arctic Pond, which led to the creation of the Michigan Nationals, the Ice Dogs and eventually the Victory Honda organization. Stansik’s ownership group also built the Arctic Coliseum in Chelsea and the Arctic Edge in Canton. He was also a founding member and vice president of Hockey Has Heart, a charitable organization with the mission of helping members of the hockey community in need.
The John Stansik Association of the Year will be presented to the association that best exemplifies these qualities and accomplishments:
To apply, the association is asked to provide a brief description that outlines the association’s efforts in meeting the above criteria, describes their efforts and contributions to grow the game and provides age-appropriate development for the players in their association.
A trophy that will be passed from association to association will be created for the new award, and the winning association will receive a reward of $2,500 to use for further growth and development initiatives.
Applications need to be submitted to Awards Committee by April 15 each year.
|2020||Garden City Hockey Association|
|2019||Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey Association|
|2018||Cadillac Area Hockey Association|
|2017||Huron County Hockey Association|
Given annually at the summer meeting, this award recognizes and individual who contributes significantly to the development of youth players. This is an opportunity to nominate an individual who is one of your associations shinning stars. A coach who is the player’s favorite by teaching the game as a fun way of making things interesting. But also, one who exemplifies and teaches the character skills for the player he (she) coaches to live life as a contributing member of society.
Nominations ar due bu April 15 each year and are submitted to the Vice President of Coaches.
The purpose of this award is to recognize and motivate young energetic talent to work within an affiliate to grow and improve hockey.
This award will be presented annually to "up and coming" leaders within each affiliate. It will be awarded for contributions in growing or improving hockey within the affiliate, or for being a very positive person in performing affiliate activities.
This information will be reviewed by the Executive Director and President of USA Hockey. In addition, each Affiliate President can submit up to two (2) additional candidates for honorable mention. USA Hockey will confirm the submission of candidates with the Affiliate President on or before May 1. The President of USA Hockey will announce the New Leader Award’s at the annual meeting of USA Hockey. USA Hockey will create a certificate/award to be presented to the candidate by the Affiliate, at an event or function selected by the Affiliate.
This yearly award is designed to recognize hockey associations that are leaders in the growth, development, and promotion of ice hockey for females.
The award is given annually to one organization In Michigan and each of the other USA Hockey districts, and is chosen by the district under the guidelines established for recognition.
Associations that are considered for the award should meet all or most of the following criteria:
Organizations will submit a minimum one-page document listing their compliance to the stated criteria and an explanation of their leadership in girls’/women’s ice hockey to the MAHA Vice President for Girls’/Women’s Hockey. Applications are due by April 11, 2017.
|2020||Midland Amateur Hockey League|
|2019||HoneyBaked Hockey Club|
|2018||Grand Rapids Amateur Hockey Assoc.|
|2017||Grand Traverse Hockey Assoc.|
|2016||Trenton Amateur Hockey Assoc.|
|2014||Kensington Valley Hockey Assoc.|
Mr. Kellogg was a former outstanding MAHA officer from Port Huron. The Kellogg family has donated a memorial plaque to be given to a member of the Board of Directors for outstanding achievement and dedication to amateur hockey. Each year the members of the Board of Directors vote for whom they wish to merit this honor. Mr. Kellogg was selected the first honored member.
|1969||Lawrence Cain||1997||Kerin Wear|
|1970||Carl Schwartz||1998||Karen Lundgren|
|1971||J. Yohn||1999||Dave Wiitanen|
|1972||William Gill||2000||Jim Beiswanger|
|1973||Charles Autore||2001||Susan McDowelll|
|1974||Jack Broesamie||2002||Greg Mingay|
|1975||Richard Houtteman||2003||Grant Helms|
|1976||Don Randle||2004||Jack Witt|
|1977||William Gill||2005||Clem Wldmann|
|1978||Ferris Steinhauer||2006||Roger Mauritho|
|1979||Sam Greenblatt||2007||Sal Giacalone|
|1980||Ken Williams||2008||Larry Johnson|
|1981||Carl Schwartz||2009||Richard Frescura|
|1982||Mike Kaminski||2010||Mike Cruickshan|
|1983||Bill Barstow||2011||Bob Yohe|
|1984||Fred Dahl & Dick Larzelere||2012||Gordon Bowman|
|1985||Len Smith||2013||George Atkinson|
|1986||John Vargo||2014||Carol Schwanger|
|1987||Wes Danielson||2015||Mickey Jesue|
|1988||Ralph Bammert||2016||Dorthy Ballard|
|1989||John Beadle||2017||Jean Laxton|
|1990||Joe O’Leary||2018||Judy Niemi|
|1991||Jerry Ludden||2019||Ron Brasseur|
|1992||Ron Hayes||2020||Don Wright|
At each Summer Meeting the Wes Danielson Award recognizes an individual who, like Wes, overcomes a major handicap or diversity and continues to participate in or make a major contribution to ice hockey.
At each Summer Meeting, the Carl Schwarz Award is presented to the Immediate Past President.