By Jensen, Randy on May 23, 2020.
The Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association has been named Minor Hockey Association of the Year by Hockey Alberta.
Hockey Alberta noted in its release that 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,” Hockey Alberta said.
Lethbridge also volunteered at the last minute to host a provincial event because we had a vacancy at the female level.
The Association of the Year award is 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.