Princeton Youth Hockey Association travel hockey program in Princeton, New Jersey

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Princeton Youth Hockey Association Awards
 
Joseph P. Leddy, Jr. Trophy
In Memory of Joseph Patrick Leddy, Jr.
February 11, 1967-March 2, 1984
Princeton Pee Wee Hockey 1973-1981
 
PeeWee Award
 
 
Shortly after arriving in Princeton as a six year old, Joey became a participant in the PYHA. The eldest of five boys, he led the Leddy family through the Princeton Youth program. Growing to an exemplary young man, Joey was not the most skilled player on his teams. He learned the art of hockey through his attention to his development and perseverance which earned him a position as a great contributor to the success of his teams. Joey skated right through the PYHA midget level, while attending the Little Brook School, Princeton Day School and the Lawrenceville School.
 
The Leddy Award recognizes a Pee Wee level player for notable character, sportsmanship and perseverance.

 

1985

Mark Matthews

1986
Charlie Baker

1987
Jay Pastore

1988
Matt Stencel

1989
Patrick Regan

1990
Danny Knipe

1991
Chris Bruno

1992
Alex Gougoutas

1993
Chris Tay

1994
Joe Carney

1995
Craig Weissman

1996
Tim Firth

1997
Brian Whitman

1998
Matthew Ransweiler

1999
Stephen Avery

2000
David Sinclair

2001
Kevin Nunes

2002
Zack Belfer

2003
Brendan Gallagher

2004
Scott Litwack

2005
Roger Mittnacht

2006
Peter Blackburn
Casey Litwack

2007
Christopher Pilone

2008
Taran Auslander
Travis Janiec

2009
Lewis Blackburn
Sam Engel
Spencer Reynolds

2010
Chase Habig

2011
Michael Cowhey

 2012
Liam Keenan

 2013
Coby Auslander
Max Garlock

 2014
Canaan Sharon

2015

Kyle Fisher

2016

Jakob Papiez

2017

William Erickson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 


William S. Smoyer Trophy
In Memory of 2nd Lt. William Stanley Smoyer, USMCR
Killed in Action, Vietnam, July 28, 1968
 
Bantam Award
 
 
Billy Smoyer participated in the PYHA, attended Princeton Day School captaining the hockey and soccer teams, and attended Dartmouth College where he earned six varsity letters and the great respect of those who knew him. Shortly after graduating from Dartmouth, Bill chose to enlist in the Marines officer program recognizing his duty to his country. He was sent to Vietnam in 1968 at the age of 22 where he was killed in action. With his passing, the Princeton community lost a remarkable young man. Bill was a fierce competitor and a gentleman. Bill had a wonderful sense of humor and a quiet concern to understand the people he knew.
 
The Smoyer Award recognizes a Bantam level player for notable character, sportsmanship and perseverance.

 

1969
Buzz Woodworth

1970
Jay Bernard

1971
Peter Bernard

1972
Peter McLouhlin

1973
Steve Judge

1974
Peter Schluter

1975
Mike Budd

1976
Mike Shannon

1977
Jon Drezner

1978
Eric Hamel

1979
Jeff Henkel

1980
Ebe Metcalf

1981
Ned Desmond

1982
Tim McDougald

1983
Chris McCabe

1984
Willy O’Leary

1985
Cliff Hilpert

1986
Neily Reeves

1987
Mike Cook

1988
Charlie Baker

1989
Tad Kinchla

1990
Joe Wagner

1991
Alex Klein

1992
Dan Knipe

1993
Jeff Overman

1994
Drew Warren

1995
Alex Matthews

1996
Steve Firth

1997
Beau Burtnick

1998
Sean Skeehan

1999
Larry Rowe

2000
Mark Hassmiller

2001
Arthur E. Mittnacht, IV

2002
Brendan Douglas

2003
Peter Hahn

2004
Kevin Coffey

2005
Dan Curry

2006
Tug Giovinazzo

2007
Peter Taylor

2008
Kelsey Gallagher

2009
David Crane
Kirby Peck

2010
Brandon Quinn

2011
Tristan Tilghman 

2012
 Stephen Patas

 2013
Robert Ducay

2014
Michael Ricciardi

2015

Logan Harris

2016

Collin Beatty

2017

David Thompson, Jr.

2018

2019

     
     
     
 

 
 
 
 
 
Dave and Peg Firth Trophy
In Honor of David and Margaret Firth
 
 
This goes to a player or volunteer that has gone above and beyond the call
 
Peg and Dave Firth were an integral part of PYHA from 1988 to 2003. During these years, they devoted themselves selflessly to the growth and betterment of the organization. Dave served as President for four years, while Peg served as Treasurer and Registrar for many years. Their two sons, Steven and Tim, participated in the Princeton program from Mite through Midget. This award is presented to a devoted participant in the Princeton Youth Hockey Association.
 
The Firth Award recognizes a PYHA member demonstrating unusual loyalty, dedication and service to the Princeton Youth Hockey Association.

 

2004
Joel Zeeman

2005
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2006
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2007
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2008
Walker Ward

2009
Spencer Forman

2010
Mark Egner

2011
David Clayton

 2012
Brian Cooleen

 2013
Ian McNally

2014
Maureen Thompson-Siegel

2015

Daniel Auslander

2016

Linda and Jim Ducay

2017

Lawrence Shannon

2018

     
     
     
     
     
 

 


Princeton Youth Hockey Lifetime Achievement Award
 
Mite To Midget Dedication to PYHA
 
This award goes to those second year 16U players that have been with the Princeton Youth Hockey Association for their entire youth hockey career.  It acknowledges their loyalty and dedication to the organization.

2011
Garret Jensen
E.J. Leppert
Kirby Peck
Walker Ward

2012
John Egner
Travis Janiec
Edward Meyercord

2013
Lewis Blackburn
Andrew Clayton
Christopher DeMarco
Spencer Reynolds

2014
Ryan Siegel
Mason Ward

2015

Michael Cowhey

Eamonn McDonald

Sawyer Peck

2016

Nolan Banfitch

Liam Keenan

Peter Shannon

2017

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