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Ice Hockey - 01. June 2009.

Jessie Vetter Among Honorees at Annual Congress Award Ceremony

 


 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey will host its 2009 Annual Congress from Wednesday, June 3, through Saturday, June 6, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colorado Springs. The four-day event provides USA Hockey's various councils, committees, and affiliates the opportunity to gather to conduct the organization's business. In addition, two dinners will be staged to honor those who have contributed to the great success of USA Hockey.

USA Hockey 2009 Annual Congress

"A Night of Tribute"
Award Dinner Honorees


Adult Ironman of the Year,
presented by Labatt Blue

Rodger Moy (Burnsville, Minn.)

Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year,
presented by Qwest Communications

Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.)

Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year
Andrew Miller (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)

Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year,
presented by Bauer Hockey

Mike Lee (Roseau, Minn.)

College Player of the Year,
presented by Bauer Hockey

Colin Wilson (Greenwich, Conn.)

Disabled Athlete of the Year
Lonnie Hannah (Boerne, Texas)

President's Awards Dinner Honorees

Chet Stewart Award
John Robinson (Towson, Md.)

Bob Johnson Award,
presented by Nike

2009 U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team
2009 U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team
2009 U.S. Women's National Team
2009 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team

Walter Yaciuk Award,
presented by Easton

Ed Gosek (Oswego, N.Y.)

Adult Member of the Year,
presented by Labatt Blue

Ed Nickey (Woodridge, Ill.)

Distinguished Achievement Award
Lou Nanne (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Wm. Thayer Tutt Award
Ron Hayes (South Lyon, Mich.)

USA Hockey will honor its service award recipients and present the player of the year awards on Wednesday, June 3, at an awards dinner tabbed "A Night of Tribute." The event will be staged in the Crowne Plaza's Grand Ballroom beginning at 7 p.m. MDT.

The award recipients include Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis./University of Wisconsin/WCHA),and Disabled Athlete of the Year Lonnie Hannah (Boerne, Texas).

The President's Awards Dinner will take place on Friday, June 5. Among the honorees are Chet Stewart Award winner John Robinson (Towson, Md.), Walter Yaciuk Award winner Ed Gosek (Oswego, N.Y.), Adult Member of the Year Ed Nickey (Woodridge, Ill.), Distinguished Achievement Award honoree Lou Nanne (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Wm. Thayer Tutt Award winner Ron Hayes (South Lyon, Mich.). Also to be honored as Bob Johnson Award honorees are the four gold-medal winning teams from 2009 -- the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team, the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team, the U.S. Women's National Team and the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.


Award-winner bios follow


  • Jessie Vetter, a senior goaltender from the University of Wisconsin, is the Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year. In 2008-09, she led the Badgers to their third NCAA title in four years, became the first goaltender in history to start four consecutive NCAA championship games, set a new NCAA record with 14 shutouts, owned a 33-2-5 record and garnered a national-best .942 save percentage. Additionally, Vetter led the U.S. Women's National Team to tournament titles at the 2008 Women's Four Nations Cup and the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship, marking the first time Team USA earned championships at both international tournaments of the season.

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