The John Stansik Association of the Year will be presented to the association that best exemplifies these qualities and accomplishments:
Makes outstanding contributions to the growth of the hockey community in Michigan
Supports MAHA and USA Hockey initiatives, programs and strategies designed to grow the game
Invests to grow the game and provide more children the opportunity to play hockey in their local area
Uses/develops creative and effective programs or methods to recruit and retain players at the 8U age category
Demonstrates a strong commitment to the overall development of its players, emphasizes skill development and teaches the fundamentals of the game
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. Please submit your application via email to Larry Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org