Minor Hockey Association of the Year Award
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.
Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association
Lethbridge Minor Hockey has been a leader in its attempts to grow the game in Alberta, especially with their Female program. Lethbridge has shown growth at all levels of Female hockey, with the increased registration numbers coming from a combination of player development and retention.
A prime example of Lethbridge’s commitment to growing the game came in January 2020 and hosting Female Hockey Day. The event on-ice and off-ice activities for players, coaches and officials, and finished off with a USPORT match-up between the Mount Royal Cougars and the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.
Lethbridge also volunteered at the last minute to host a Provincial event because we had a vacancy at the female level.
Lacombe Minor Hockey Association
In the 2018-19 season, Lacombe Minor Hockey Association undertook a number of training opportunities to help in the growth and development of their players and coaches. As an association, Lacombe was very engaged and accessed Hockey Alberta’s Central Regional Centre numerous times.
Activities included: hosting coach and NCCP clinics, hosting six professional development coach clinics, utilizing Hockey Alberta’s Central Regional Centre for a checking session with Lacombe players, and accessing a number of Power Edge Pro training sessions through the Hockey Alberta/PEP partnership.
2017 - Marwayne, Dewberry and Kitscoty Minor Hockey Associations
2016 - Hockey Calgary
2015 - Killam MHA
2014 - Stettler MHA
2013 - Slave Lake MHA
2012 - Smoky River MHA
2011 - Glendon MHA
2010 - Cold Lake MHA
2009 - Fort McMurray MHA
2008 - Fort Saskatchewan MHA
2007 - Knights of Columbus
2006 - Manning MHA
2005 - Siksika MHA
2004 - Lethbridge MHA
2003 - Rimbey MHA