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Nominate a Candidate for the New Leader Award

By MAHA , 03/29/20, 1:30PM EDT



Purpose: The purpose of this award is to recognize and motivate young energetic talent to work within Michigan to grow and improve hockey.

Overview: This award will be presented annually to "up and coming" leaders within each affiliate of USA Hockey. 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.


  • The recipient may receive this award only once in his/her lifetime.
  • The recipient must be under age 45 to qualify.
  • There will be one recipient in Michigan each year and up to two honorable mentions
  • The candidates are those in leadership positions or active within an the State or Local Associations.
  • The candidates are considered part of the future leadership team of an affiliate.

Selection & Award Process:
The name of a candidate and a short explanation of the activities and/or leadership shown by the candidate should be submitted to the MHA President  by April 13, 2020. Please send via email to  George Atkinson at