Hockey Alberta Awards Program

Hockey Alberta recognizes the amazing work done by groups and individuals in the game of hockey every year through the Hockey Alberta Awards Program.

The following awards are open to nominations from any Hockey Alberta Member Minor Hockey Association, Member Club Team, Hockey Alberta Volunteer or Staff Member. Nominations are accepted annually but are not carried over to subsequent years.

Volunteer of the Year: One award presented annually to a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to amateur hockey during the current season. Whether as a Team Official, Official, or Administrator (team executive member, Minor Hockey Association executive member, Hockey Alberta volunteer, league executive Member), the recipient will have dedicated significant effort, time, and leadership to growing and/or developing hockey in their local community and/or provincially.

Coach of the Year: One award presented annually to a coach who has made an outstanding contribution to amateur hockey during the current season. The recipient will have obtained all necessary certifications, operated his/her team over and above the minimum guidelines and standards set out by Hockey Alberta, provided a fun and safe learning environment for the players, and made an outstanding contribution to the community through the team.

Player of the Year: One award presented annually to a player who has achieved significant achievements, performances and contributions within amateur hockey during the current season. The recipient will have attained high levels of achievement both personally and with the team. S/he will have acted as an outstanding role model and displayed leadership qualities for his/her team as well as for other players within the community by helping to grow and develop the game while ensuring a fun and safe learning environment for all players.

Official of the Year: One award presented annually to an official who has made an outstanding contribution to amateur hockey during the current season. The recipient will have obtained all necessary certifications, is looked upon as a “leading” official within his/her community and is dedicated to the development of officiating by assisting with supervision, mentoring and/or training of younger and lower level officials.

Team of the Year: One award will be presented annually to recognize a Team’s significant achievements, performances and contributions within amateur hockey during the current season. The recipient will have attained high levels of achievement as a Team. Team members will have acted as outstanding role models within their community and displayed leadership qualities focused on growing and developing the game while ensuring a fun and safe learning environment for all players.

Order of Merit: A maximum of two (2) awards presented in each category, annually, to recognize exceptional leadership and distinguished service to amateur hockey in Alberta for ten (10) years or more. Awards may be presented in the categories of Administration, Coaching/ Development, and Officiating. Whether as a Team Official, Official, or Administrator (team executive member, minor hockey association executive member, Hockey Alberta volunteer, league executive member), recipients will have dedicated significant effort, time, and leadership to growing and/or developing amateur hockey, not only in their own community, but across the Province.

2018 AWARDS NOMINATION FORM >

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS MAY 31.


The following awards are determined by Hockey Alberta through a review of all eligible candidates and are not open to nominations.

Zone Award: Awards presented annually in each minor hockey and officiating region to recognize individuals or organizations (MHA/Team, MHA/Team Volunteer, Community Member, Business, etc.) that have made an outstanding contribution towards amateur hockey during the current season. Whether it be through volunteer effort and time, financial aid, or leadership, recipients will have made a significant impact on the growth and/or development of the game in their community.

Provincial Championships Exceptional Host Site Award: One award presented annually to recognize the Minor Hockey Association/ Host Committee judged to have implemented the most outstanding Hockey Alberta Provincial Championship during the current season. The MHA/ Host Committee will have operated the tournament over and above the minimum guidelines and standards set out by Hockey Alberta, made an outstanding contribution to its community and left a legacy within their community and/or MHA to further the growth and development of minor hockey in the future.

Minor Hockey Association of the Year: One award presented annually to recognize a Minor Hockey Association (MHA) judged to have made a significant impact on the game through their day to day operations. The MHA will have participated as a member in Hockey Alberta meetings, operated over and above the minimum guidelines and standards set out by Hockey Alberta, provided hockey options dedicated to growing the game locally, and made an outstanding contribution to its community.

Lifetime Achievement Award: This award may be presented annually to recognize outstanding individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, service and a passion for excellence. Through their actions and contributions they have helped to make Hockey Alberta the outstanding organization that it is. Individuals will have:

  1. Demonstrated exceptional service / leadership over twenty (20) or more years. This award is for lifetime achievement rather than a single contribution.
  2. Displayed significant effort, time and leadership to providing service that has made a significant difference to individuals or groups within the hockey community.
  3. Exemplified the core values of Hockey Alberta through their interaction with players, parents, teams, association, volunteers and staff.
  4. Contributed to growing and/or developing amateur hockey as a volunteer with Hockey Alberta.
  5. Promoted excellence within their local community, within the hockey system, and within Hockey Alberta.