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Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association

Association Awards

Thanks to all those who submitted nominations for our Association Awards. We had many players, coaches and volunteers who were nominated, which goes to show just how amazing KPHA really is!

Although we would have loved to share our Association Award winners with our entire KPHA hockey family at an End of Season Party, we will have to settle for announcing them here on our website and over on our Facebook page for now.

We will acknowledge these winners and award them with their plaques at a future KPHA event!


Jason Peterson Memorial Goalie Award for Outstanding achievement in goaltending this season!

10U & Under Award Winner: Carter Wertanen

Carter was part of the 8U House program as well as the 8U Red Comp team!

Lance Hammarstrom Award for Outstanding sportsmanship & leadership this season!

10U & Under Divisions: Mason Vermette

Mason was part of the 10U A team this season. He was also chosen as his team Captain. 

The Frank McLlargey ‘Silverskate’ Award for Outstanding commitment to KPHA is being awarded to two individuals this season.

First up: Jamie Larsen

Jamie currently serves on the KPHA Board as the Registrar and Web Administrator. Her desire to help keep parents, players and our community ‘in the know’ for all things KPHA led her to step into volunteer roles that turned into a one year board position as Web Administrator and then was voted onto the board last year for a two-year term as Registrar. This season she was also our Tournament Director and put together the two tournaments that KPHA hosted. All the Facebook posts and reminders- kudos to her for staying on top of things and keeping us all in the loop. She goes above and beyond to help keep KPHA going and desires to make things even better in any way she can! She has three kids that play hockey and loves cheering them on and just watching any and all ages play the game they love!

Volunteer of the Year Award for countless hours of involvement and dedication to benefit KPHA. 

The KPHA Volunteer Award Winner this season is Heather Stuyvesant! 

Anyone involved with the 8U program in any capacity this season knows how well deserved this award is for her! 

Thank you Heather for all of your time, effort and dedication to KPHA hockey!

Jason Peterson Memorial Goalie Award for Outstanding achievement in goaltending this season.

12U & Up Divisions: Jayden Stuyvesant

Jayden was part of the 12U AA Team. Not only did he spend time between the pipes this season, but he also had opportunities to skate out as a player.

Lance Hammarstrom Award for Outstanding sportsmanship & leadership this season!

12U & Up Divisions: Avery Martin

Avery was part of the 12U AA team and was chosen to lead his team to state as Captain. Unfortunately, their season was cut short and their State Tournament was cancelled. 

The Frank McLlargey ‘Silverskate’ Award for Outstanding commitment to KPHA is being awarded to two individuals this season.

Our second recipient: Coach Steve Hallam

Coach Steve has been a big part of KPHA for a number of years. Holding different board positions and helping coach as well. This season Coach Steve helped out with multiple teams as assistant coach and just to help out when and where he could, on and off the ice. With two kids who play hockey, there was a good chance that you would catch Steve at the rink almost every night. Coach Steve always encourages those he’s on the ice with. Many players, not just those on the teams he coaches, look up to him. He’s a great example off the ice as well. Many know him for his big, contagious smile! Thanks Coach Steve for your hard work and dedication to KPHA as a whole this season!

Coach of the Year Award for leadership and dedication; being an instructor, trainer and friend. 

This years winner is our 12U AA Head Coach- Kyle Witt

Here are some snippets taken from the nominations we received:
*This season his team grew in their knowledge and love of the game. 
*He did a great job of developing the team as a whole, teaching them to play as a team first and foremost.
*His dedication to growing his team this season never faltered. 
*Coach Kyle really shares his love of the game with his players. His desire to grow his players in more ways than one was evident this season! 

Thank you for your dedication! We appreciate you!


KPHA is considering revamping, updating or possibly changing our current logo. We are looking for ideas from you! 

We are holding a contest for anyone age 10 and up. Winner will receive a $200 gift card. The winning design will be considered for use on KPHA promotional items, jerseys, gear, etc. 

To our younger artists (ages 9 and under): you are welcome to submit a design for KPHA to share on our Facebook page. These will not be considered as contest submissions- we would just love to see your creations as well!

Please spread the word and let's see what talent we have in our community. 

*Artist must be at least 10 years old. 
*Limit ONE submission per person. 
*Submissions must be in full color.
*Submissions can be either hand drawn or computer designed. (Keep in mind that a hand drawn image, if chosen, will have to be converted to a digital image in order to be used for printing purposes)
*Submissions must include our name 'Ice Hawks'. Kenai Peninsula or KPHA are optional for inclusion. 

*This contest is being held since the KPHA board is CONSIDERING the idea of a new logo. There is NO GUARANTEE that the winning design will be used by KPHA or will become a future logo. 
*If your design is chosen, you will be recognized as the contest winner. You are giving permission for the design to be used by KPHA in the ways they see fit. 
*Possible uses for the winning design would be: images on KPHA website & Facebook page, used as part of KPHA hosted tournament logos, used for advertisement for our association on flyers, mailers, etc. and possibly on new jerseys and gear. 

All submissions must be received by 10pm on June 1st, 2020. Email all submissions to 
Information to include along with your submission: Artist full name, artist age and date of birth, full name of parent or guardian of any artist that is under the age of 18, artist or parent(if under 18) phone number and email address. 
If you need to submit your design in another way, please contact the above email to make other arrangements. 

Again, please spread the word and let's see what amazing ideas we get from our community!

End Of Season Party CANCELLED

Unfortunately, we had to CANCEL our End of Season Party that was scheduled for April 17th. We understand the health concerns in our community surrounding the COVID-19 virus, so we are doing what we can to keep our community healthy.

We are looking to hold a 2020-2021 SEASON KICKOFF PARTY in it's place. This party is tentatively planned for the first part of October 2020. Keep watching for more details to come!

We know this is not the way we wanted to end our season but we wish you all the best! Stay healthy and we will see you next season for sure!!! 

Currently, all KPHA board meetings are being held via Zoom to help with precautions regarding COVID-19. If you have anything to add to a board meeting agenda, please email

KPHA members are invited to attend all general board meetings that are usually held twice a month. Click on  'Board Meeting Info' on the Home tab to see upcoming meeting dates. 

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