SYHA Award Winners
Hall of Fame Award
Awarded annually to an individual whose outstanding contributions to the sport of youth hockey have left an invaluable mark upon area youth hockey.
Mike Kelly Award
Awarded annually to an outstanding midget player who is devoted to the game both on and off the ice in the memory of Mike Kelly.
Mike Kelly (December 31, 1968 - August 9, 1986) passed away following a car accident. Mike was a devoted hockey player who started playing hockey in 1975 at the age of 6, and developed into an outstanding goalie. On occasion, he also played as a forward or defenseman. At the time of his passing, Mike was going to start his senior year at Glenwood High School where he also played football. He was the son of Dennis and Velma Kelly, who were devoted hockey parents and supported Springfield Youth Hockey and rarely missed any of Mike's games at home or away. Mike also left an older sister, Colleen.
Bill Coombe Memorial Award
Awarded annually to an outstanding referee who exhibits Bill’s passion and commitment to the sport, both on and off the ice.
Bill Coombe was a monumental figure in the world of ice hockey in Springfield dating back to its advent, and was involved in nearly all facets of the game over the course of many, many years.
Awarded annually to an officer or coach who has gone above and beyond in the performance of their duties, far greater than expected of an ordinary officer, coach, or volunteer.
Thank you to the many dedicated coaches, parents, players, and volunteers of hockey seasons past, and to those of the present whose tireless efforts provide for the future!