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State of Awards

05/31/2013, 12:45pm CDT
By MHJ Staff

Five Minnesotans and one Gopher collect annual USA Hockey awards

Once again, the State of Hockey is well represented with USA Hockey's annual awards.

Adult Ironman of the Year Sue Ring-Jarvi (Anoka, Minn.)

Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis./Gophers)

Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Taylor Cammarata (Plymouth, Minn.)

Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year Charlie Lindgren (Lakeville, Minn.)

College Player of the Year Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.)

Distinguished Achievement Award recipient Phil Housley (Stillwater, Minn.)

From USA Hockey:

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey will host its 2013 Annual Congress Wednesday, June 5, through Saturday, June 8, at the Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs, Colo. The four-day event provides USA Hockey's various councils, committees and affiliates the opportunity to conduct the business of the national governing body and celebrate the year's accomplishments. In addition, two dinners will be staged to honor those who have contributed to the success of USA Hockey and celebrate the 2012-13 season.

USA Hockey will honor its service award recipients and various players of the year on June 5 at its annual Night of Tribute Awards Dinner, while other top award winners will be recognized during the President's Awards Dinner June 7.

Wednesday's award recipients include Adult Ironman of the Year Sue Ring-Jarvi (Anoka, Minn.), Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.), Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Taylor Cammarata (Plymouth, Minn.), Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year Charlie Lindgren (Lakeville, Minn.), College Player of the Year Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.), and Disabled Athlete of the Year Christy Gardner (Lewiston, Maine).

President's Awards Dinner honorees will include Adult Member of the Year Tom Cline (Sylvania, Ohio), Bob Johnson Award winner John Gibson (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Distinguished Achievement Award recipient Phil Housley (Stillwater, Minn.), and Chet Stewart Award honoree Kevin Upton (Washington, D.C.).

Also recognized on Friday will be Excellence in Safety Award recipient Doug Abrams (Columbia, Mo.), Walter Yaciuk Award winner Al Bloomer (Red Lodge, Mont.), and Wm. Thayer Tutt Award honoree Doug Ackley (Massena, N.Y.).

Media are invited to attend both awards dinners. Please contact Rob Koch (robk@usahockey.org or 719-538-1169) in USA Hockey's communications department by Friday (May 31) for accreditation and seating. Athletes, coaches and dignitaries will be made available for interviews upon request.

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