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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 (using the form at the bottom of this page). 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. Previous Recipients >

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. Previous Recipients >

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. Previous Recipients >

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. Previous Recipients >

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. Previous Recipients >


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