The American Hockey Coaches Association has announced its major awards for 2019.
Ten individuals who have made unique contributions to amateur hockey in the United States will be recognized either at a luncheon during the Frozen Four in Buffalo or during the 2019 AHCA Convention in Naples, Fla.
JOHN MACINNES AWARD
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.
2019 Recipient: Red Berenson, Michigan
JOHN MARIUCCI AWARD
John Mariucci, the former coach 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 coach who best exemplifies the spirit, dedication and enthusiasm of the “Godfather of U.S. Hockey,” John Mariucci.
2019 Recipient: Bob Rosen, Williamsville (N.Y.) High School
JIM FULLERTON AWARD
Named in honor of the former Brown 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.
2019 Recipient: Bob Norton, New Hampshire hockey and NESN/ESPN
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.
2019 Recipient: Mike MacMillan, Minnesota hockey and USA Hockey
TERRY FLANAGAN AWARD
Named in honor of the former UNH player and Bowling Green assistant, this award honors an assistant coach’s career body of work.
2019 Recipient: Kevin Patrick, Wisconsin, Bowling Green, Union and Vermont
LOU LAMORIELLO AWARD
Named after the former Providence player, coach and athletic director, this award recognizes a former college hockey player or coach who goes on to success in a professional career, in or outside of athletics.
2019 Recipient: John “Jocko” McLennan, Clarkson
JOE BURKE AWARD
Named after one of the game’s earliest super fans, this award is presented annually to the person who has given outstanding contribution, support, and dedication to women’s ice hockey.
2019 Recipient: Dave and Judy Ferwerda
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.
2019 Recipient: Don MacLeod, Northeastern
ASSISTANT WOMEN’S COACH AWARD
This award honors a women’s hockey assistant coach’s career body of work.
2019 Recipient: Allison Coomey, Connecticut College, Plattsburgh, Niagara, Boston University and Penn State