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ARIZONA HOCKEY UNION

Arizona Hockey Union salutes end of ’18-19 campaign By Sean Phillips

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he end of the season is always bittersweet. The Arizona Hockey Union awards ceremony is a time when we celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of everyone involved with AHU (players, coaches, managers, family, etc.) and do something we can’t do all season. We gather everyone up in one room to revel in our club, team and players that are more than a youth hockey league to most of us. It feels more like a family. Some of us who used to see one another a couple times a week maybe a season ago, haven’t seen each other all season since our kids have moved up to other Knights teams. The awards ceremony rekindles those friendships and celebrates why we are all here doing what we do, day in and day out. The youth travel season is almost six and a half months long. This means we spent 28 weeks together, or 196 days, or 4,704 hours, or 282,240 minutes or finally, 16,934,400 seconds together. And in that time, which has gone by in what feels like the blink of an eye, we recognize that we have actually made friendships and memories that will last us a lifetime. It is very important to look back retro-

spectively and celebrate those memories, even for a brief few moments. We have three club level awards: MVP, Coaches Award and Sportsmanship. Coaches Award - Given to the athlete on a team whom the coach feels contributed the most to the team during the season taking into account things as sportsmanship, dedication, character,

personal improvement, leadership and contribution to the team. The winners include 8U White: Jace Byrd; 8U Silver: Luke Phillips; 10U Silver: Reed Brown; 10U White: Trevin Vargo; 12U Silver: Jordan Scofield; 12U Black: Luke Kampman; 12U Gray:

Alex Huber; 12U Purple: Carter Charron; 12U White: Jackson McCutcheon; 14U AA Black: Nathan Graybill; 14U AA Silver: Garrett Falcone; and 18U AA Silver: Max Chase. Sportsmanship Award - Given to a player who promote the values of sportsmanship, ethical play in competition, commitment to their team, and charity through service to their community. These winners were 8U White: Quinn Cheslea; 8U Silver: Owen Lacoste; 10U Silver: Jake Lentz; 10U White: Rory Weekly; 12U Silver: Hayden Heinrichs; 12U Black: Brandon Brown; 12U Gray: Spencer Morgan; 12U Purple: Hunter Hinds; 12U White: Lucas Paliwodzinski; 14U AA Black: Tyler Shin; 14U AA Silver: Alex Walsh; and 18U AA Silver: Luke Yubeta. MVP - The MVP is the player on your team who has performed best throughout the season. The team Continued on Page 8

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