AHCA Announces 2005 Award Winners
Division I coaches Mike Sertich, Mike Gilligan and Grant Standbrook
are among the American Hockey Coaches Association's 2005 award winners,
the organization announced today.
Sertich, a head
coach for 21 years at Minnesota Duluth and Michigan Tech, earned
the John "Snooks" Kelley Founders Award, given annually
to the member of the coaching profession who has contributed to
the overall growth and development of the sport of ice hockey in
the United States.
former Vermont coach who also spent time at Salem State and Yale,
was named the recipient of the John MacInnes Award. Established
in 1982, the award recognizes those people who have shown a great
concern for amateur hockey and youth programs.
the legendary Maine assistant coach who was previously an assistant
at Wisconsin and the head coach at Dartmouth, has been honored with
the Terry Flanagan Award for his career as an assistant coach.
A complete list
of the award winners follows. They will be honored at the AHCA convention
this April in Naples, Florida.
"Snooks" Kelley Founders Award: Mike Sertich,
Minnesota Duluth and Michigan Tech
John MacInnes Award: Mike Gilligan, Salem State
Terry Flanagan Award: Grant Standbrook, Wisconsin
John Mariucci Award: John Sumner, Shattuck-St.
The Jim Fullerton Award: Dana Hennigar, Hockey
Joe Burke Award: Bill Cahill, Rensselaer