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THE JOHN MARIUCCI AWARD


The great John Mariucci (left) with John Mayasich at Minnesota.

John Mariucci, the former coach of the University of Minnesota, was not only an outstanding college coach, but also a driving force behind the growth of hockey in the United States. In 1987, the AHCA created this award to honor a secondary school association coach who best exemplifies the spirit, dedication and enthusiasm of the "GODFATHER OF U.S. HOCKEY," John Mariucci.

1988 Larry Ross, International Falls (MN)
1989 Eddie Burns, Arlington (MA)
1990 Willard Ikola, Edina (MN)
1991 Henry Hughes, Melrose (MA)
1992 George Akerstrom, Kimball Union (NH)
1993 Bill Belisle, Mt. St. Charles (RI)
1994 Al Clark, Culver Military Academy (IN)
1995 John Chambers, Needham (MA)
1996 Stan Moore, Massena (NY)
1997 Harold "Ben" Foote, Lynn English (MA)
1998 Marty Pierce, Matignon (MA)
1999 Al Godfrey, Hopkins (MN)
2000 Dave Hendrickson, Eveleth (MN)
2001 Peter Melchiono, Barnstable (MA)
2002 Lou Cotroneo, St. Paul Johnson (MN)
2003 Tom Saterdalen, Bloomington Jefferson (MN)
2004 Jeff Kosak, Hotchkiss School
2005 John Sumner, Shattuck St. Mary’s (MN)
2006 Vic Levine, Madison Memorial (WI)
2007 Tom Fleming, Northwood School (NY)
2008 Ray Pratt, Lake Placid H.S. (NY)
2009 Bill Hanson, Catholic Memorial (MA) H.S.
2010 John Gardner, Avon Old Farms (CT)
2011 Chris Gurry, Phillips Academy Andover (MA)
2012 Tom Osiecki, Burnsville High School (MN)
2013 Lorne Grosso, Rochester Mayo High School (MN)
2014 Don Bosco H.S. and Boston College High School (MA)

THE JIM FULLERTON AWARD

Named in honor of the former Brown University hockey coach and AHCA spiritual leader, this award recognizes an individual who loves the purity of our sport. Whether a coach, administrator, trainer, official, journalist or simply a fan, the recipient exemplifies Jim Fullerton, who gave as much as he received and never stopped caring about the direction in which our game was heading.

1992 Bob Johnson, Hockey 2004 Bruce McLeod, UMD, WCHA
1993 Otto Breitenbach, WCHA 2005 Dana Hennigar, Hockey East
1994 Frank Rowe, CCM and Bauer 2006 Frank “Mac” McIntosh, Vermont
1995 Mike Linkovich, Bowdoin 2007 Bill Brophy, Duluth and Madison Media
1996 Bob Olson, WMPL Radio 2008 Charley Holden, NIHOA and NCAA
1997 Joe Castro, Brown 2009 Tom Jacobs, NCAA and CCHA
1998 Bob Crocker, Boston University 2010 John Gilbert, Minnesota Media
1999 Ted Brill, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame 2011 Virg Foss, Grand Forks Herald
2000 Art Berglund, USA Hockey 2012 Wally Odell, Minnesota Hockey
2001 Bill Kipouras, Salem (MA) Evening News 2013 John "Jocko" Connolly, Boston Herald
2002 Steve Cady, Miami University 2014 University of Notre Dame
2003 Steve Reed, Northwood School    

THE JOHN "SNOOKS" KELLEY FOUNDERS AWARD

Named after the famed Boston College coach, this award honors those people in the coaching profession who have contributed to the overall growth and development of the sport of ice hockey in the United States.

1981 Greg Batt, Hamilton
1982 Charlie Basch, St. Cloud State
1983 John Mariucci, Minnesota
1984 Jim Fullerton, Brown
1985 Sid Watson, Bowdoin
1986 Jack Kelley, Boston University
1987 Bill Stewart, Boston English H.S.
1988 George Menard, St. Lawrence
1989 Bill McCormick, Williams
1990 Tom Eccleston, Jr., Providence
1991 Herb Gallagher, Northeastern
1992 Al Renfrew, Michigan
1993 Dave Peterson, USA Hockey
1994 Lou Vairo, USA Hockey
1995 Bob O'Connor, USA Hockey
1996 Charles "Lefty" Smith, Notre Dame
1997 Rube Bjorkman, RPI, UNH, North Dakota
1998 Bob Ferguson, USHL and IHL
1999 Lou Lamoriello, Providence College
2000 Herb Hammond, Oswego State, Plattsburgh State, Brown
2001 Kelvin "Brush" Christiansen, Alaska-Anchorage
2002 Gary Dineen, Springfield Pics/New England Coyotes
2003 Jeff Sauer, Colorado College, Wisconsin
2004 Dick Johnson, Roseau, MN
2005 Mike Sertich, MN-Duluth, Michigan Tech
2006 Carl Marottolo, Yale Youth Hockey
2007 John Matchefts, Colorado College and USAF
2008 John Russo, Minnesota Hockey
2009 Terry Martin, SUNY Canton College
2010 Peter Van Buskirk, Holy Cross
2011 Bruce Johnson, Robbinsdale (MN) High School
2012 Terry Moran, Castleton State
2013 Jim Higgins, Dartmouth, Brown, Colgate and Princeton
2014 Don "Toot" Cahoon, Lehigh, Norwich, BU, Princeton, UMass


THE JOHN MACINNES AWARD


John MacInnes

Established by the AHCA in 1982 to honor former Michigan Tech coach, John MacInnes, this award recognizes those people who have shown a great concern for amateur hockey and youth programs. The recipients have had high winning percentages, as well as outstanding graduating percentages among their former players. The winners of this award have helped young men grow not only as hockey players, but more importantly, as men.

1983 Amo Bessone, Michigan State
1984 Jack Riley, Army
1985 Bob Johnson, Wisconsin
1986 Murray Armstrong, Denver
1987 Ned Harkness, RPI, Cornell, Union
1988 Vic Heyliger, Michigan, Air Force
1989 Charlie Holt, New Hampshire
1990 Murray Murdoch, Yale
1991 Bill Cleary, Harvard
1992 Len Ceglarski, Clarkson, Boston College
1993 Don Roberts, Gustavus Adolphus
1994 Herb Brooks, Minnesota
1995 Bob Peters, Bemidji State
1996 Ferny Flaman, Northeastern
1997 Bill O'Flaherty, Clarkson
1998 Bill Selman, UND, UMD, St. Louis, LSSU
1999 John "Gino" Gasparini, North Dakota
2000 Bill Riley, Jr., Lehigh, Lowell
2001 Jim Cross, Vermont
2002 Ed Saugestad, Augsburg College
2003 Ron Mason, LSSU, BGSU, and MSU
2004 Don Brose, MSU Mankato
2005 Mike Gilligan, Salem State and Vermont
2006 Rob Riley, Babson and Army
2007 Tim Taylor, Yale and USA Hockey
2008 Doug Woog, Minnesota
2009 Steve Stirling, Babson, Providence
2010 John Dunham, Trinity
2011 Terry Skrypek, University of St. Thomas
2012 Phil Grady, Hamilton College
2013 Tony Fritz, Lake Forest College
2014 Joe Marsh, St. Lawrence University


THE TERRY FLANAGAN AWARD

Terry Flanagan

Named in honor of the former UNH player and Bowling Green assistant, this award honors an assistant coach's career body of work.

1997 Terry Flanagan, Bowling Green
1998 Bob Saunders, HC, RPI, UMB, NU
1999 Glenn Kulyk, Minnesota-Duluth
2000 Mel Pearson, Michigan
2001 Brian Durocher, Boston University
2002 Kevin Houle, Plattsburgh State
2003 Stu Irving, Merrimack
2004 Tom Newton, WMU, MSU
2005 Grant Standbrook, Wisconsin, Maine
2006 Bill Powers, Michigan
2007 David Lassonde, UNH, Miami, Wisconsin
2008 Dave Peters, Providence and Dartmouth
2009 Steve Miller, Miami, Denver
2010 Andy Slaggert, Notre Dame
2011 Brian Hills, RIT and Bowling Green
2012 Drew Famulak, Ferris State University
2013 Mike Cavanaugh, Boston College
2014 Steve Mattson, Norwich University


THE LOU LAMORIELLO AWARD

The Lamoriello Award is given by the Retired Coaches group within the AHCA to honor a former college coach or player who has distinguished himself in his profession after college. It is named after the former Providence College player, coach, and athletic director, Lou Lamoriello, who currently serves as President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils.

Winners of the Lou Lamoriello Award
2004 Lou Lamoriello, Providence College
2005 Tom "Red" Martin, Boston College
2006 John Mayasich, University of Minnesota
2007 Dave Metzen, University of Minnesota
2008 Tom Coakley, Brown University
2009 Laing Kennedy, Cornell University
2010 Dr. Michael Collins, University of Notre Dame
2014 Joe Battista, Penn State University


THE JOE BURKE AWARD:

The Joe Burke Award was established in 1994 to honor those individuals who have shown great support and dedication to Girls/Women's hockey. Joe Burke has been an avid fan of Girls/Women's hockey since the late 70's. Joe Burke, a Dedham resident is a life-long hockey fan, who never actually played the game himself. He became hooked on the women's game when he attended the game vs. the University of New Hampshire and Boston College in 1978 at McHugh Forum. SInce this game Joe can be seen at every major Girls/Women's hockey event in the New England area. He is a true friend of the women's game and the people associated with it.

1994 Joe Burke, Women's Hockey Supporter, Fan
1995 John Donley, Harvard University
1996 Bernie McKinnon, St. Lawrence University
1997 Joe Bertagna, ECAC/Hockey East, Harvard
1998 Carl Gray, Assabet Valley, USA Hockey
1999 Award not given out
2000 Award not given out
2001 Russ McCurdy, University of New Hampshire
2002 Bette Blair, USA Hockey, volunteer
2003 Jane Ring, St. Paul, MN
2004 George Crowe, Dartmouth
2005 Bill Cahill, Rensselaer
2006 Charlie Stryker, MN Hockey
2007 Sue Ring-Jarvi, MN Girls’/Women’s Hockey
2008 Maurice FitzMaurice, CT Polar Bears
2009 Bob and Kathleen Ridder
2010 Kelly Dyer Hayes, USA Hockey
2011 Kush Sidhu, Washington Pride
2012 Bob Allen, USA Hockey and Lake Placid Olympic Center
2013 Brian Schulz, USCHO
2014 Mary Ann Robinson, Wisconsin Amateur Hockey


THE WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY FOUNDERS AWARD

This award honors a member of the hockey community or college coaching profession who has contributed to the overall growth and development of the sport of women’s ice hockey in the United States through their enthusiasm, passion and selflessness.

2010 Helen Bert, Providence College
2011 Laura Halldorson, Princeton, Colby College and Minnesota
2012 Walter Bush, USA Hockey
2013 Jill Pohtilla, Augsburg College
2014 Margaret "Digit" Murphy, Brown University


THE WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY ASSISTANT COACH AWARD

This award recognizes the career body of work of an assistant coach in women's ice hockey.

2011 Amy Bourbeau, Princeton University
2012 Bob Bellemore, Providence College
2013 Katie Lachapelle, Boston University
2014 Danielle Bilodeau, Cornell University


SID WATSON AWARD
AHCA College Division Player of the Year

Winners of the Sid Watson Award
AHCA Men’s Ice Hockey College Player of the Year
1993 Frank Cirone Wisconsin-Stevens Point Forward
1994 Ray Alcindor Middlebury Forward
1995 Charlie Gaffney Bowdoin Forward
1996 Ian Smith Middlebury Defense
1997 Steve Toll RIT Forward
1998 Mark Spence Middlebury Forward
1999 Rob Smillie St. Norbert Forward
2000 Steve Aronson St. Thomas Forward
2001 Keith Aucoin Norwich Forward
2002 Jerry Galway RIT Defense
2003 Maris Ziedins St. Norbert Forward
2004 Kevin Cooper Middlebury Forward
2005 Kurtis McLean Norwich Forward
2006 Adam Hanna St. John's Goalie
2007 Andrew Gallant Manhattanville Goalie
2008 Kyle Jones St. Norbert Goalie
2009 Jeff Landers Amherst Defense
2010 David Martinson Gustavus Adolphus Forward
2011 Chris Berenguer Hamline Defense
2012 Jonathan LaRose Amherst Goalie
2013 Paul Rodrigues SUNY Oswego Forward
2014 David Jacobson St. Norbert Goalie

Winners of the Laura Hurd Award
AHCA Women’s Ice Hockey College Player of the Year
2000 Sylvia Ryan Middlebury Forward
2001 Michelle Labbe Middlebury Forward
2002 Sarah Moe Gustavus Adolphus Forward
2003 Angela Kapus Middlebury Forward/Defense
2004 Molly Wasserman Williams Forward
2005 Laura Hurd Elmira Forward
2006 Emily Quizon Middlebury Forward
2007 Andrea Peterson Gustavus Adolphus Defense
2008 Danielle Blanchard Plattsburgh Forward
2009 Kayla Coady Elmira Forward
2010 Isabel Iwachiw Trinity Goaltender
2011 Sarah Dagg RIT Forward
2012 Julie Fortier Norwich Forward
2013 Teal Gove Plattsburgh Forward
2014 Sydney Aveson Plattsburgh Goaltender
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