NFHCA Junior Hockey Award

The purpose of the Junior Hockey Award program is to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the maintenance and/or development of a junior hockey program. A junior hockey program is defined as one that involves athletes under the age of 13.

Nomination and Selection Details

The NFHCA Awards and Hall of Fame Committee, chaired by the First Vice-President, accepts nominations for the Junior Hockey Award every spring. Nominations are considered by the committee and recommendations are submitted to the Executive Board for final approval.

Award

Junior Hockey Award winners are presented with a trophy and a check — made out to their youth program — during the NFHCA Awards Dinner at the Annual Convention.

Honorees

If you would like to share a photo of any of the award winners, please email Kirstin Gebhart at kirstin@nfhca.org.

Winners’ names and titles appear as they were at the time they were presented with the Junior Hockey Award.

Kerri Withrow Valentine

Kerri Withrow Valentine

2019 Honoree

Founder and director of East Greenwich Youth Field Hockey.

Chrissy Summers

Chrissy Summers

2018 Honoree

Founder and director of Beyond Sticks and Play Beyond the Game.

Lauren Cornthwaite

Lauren Cornthwaite

2017 Honoree

Director of AIM Field Hockey.

Vincent Collins

Vincent Collins

2016 Honoree

Shrub Oak Field Hockey

Donna Stephenson

Donna Stephenson

2015 Honoree

Pine-Richland Youth Field Hockey

Megan Dudek

Megan Dudek

2014 Honoree

Potomac Field Hockey

Angela Bolduc

Angela Bolduc

2013 Honoree

Sydney Bowers

Sydney Bowers

2012 Honoree

The Hill School

Kathy James

Kathy James

2011 Honoree

Denver Field Hockey Club

Kelly Vegliante

Kelly Vegliante

2010 Honoree

Darien YMCA Youth Field Hockey Program

Starr Karl

Starr Karl

2009 Honoree

Southwestern Youth Association

Kent Harshman

Kent Harshman

2008 Honoree

Weed Wackers, Palmyra, Pennsylvania

Laurie Zeiders

Laurie Zeiders

2007 Honoree

Central Dauphin Middle School/Linglestown Middle School

Cathy Swartz

Cathy Swartz

2006 Honoree

Lionville Youth Association

Cathy Paduda

Cathy Paduda

2005 Honoree

Youth Field Hockey in Madison, Connecticut

Kelly Yates

Kelly Yates

2004 Honoree

Gateway Field Hockey

Linda & Steve Burghardt

Linda & Steve Burghardt

2003 Honorees

Whitney Point Youth Field Hockey

John Kovach

John Kovach

2002 Honoree

Ocelots Field Hockey

Michelle Kilcomins Guinee

Michelle Kilcomins Guinee

2001 Honoree

Towsontowne Recreation

Bob Derr

Bob Derr

2001 Honorees

Warwick Youth Hockey

Penny Calf

Penny Calf

2001 Honoree

Bay State League Youth Field Hockey