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CAHA president, Clovis native Hancock named USA Hockey’s John Beadle Adult Member of the Year


USA Hockey will honor 12 deserving individuals at its President’s Awards Dinner on June 7 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center as part of its four-day Annual Meeting that begins on June 5.

Among the winners is Tom Hancock, named the John Beadle Adult Member of the Year.

Hancock exemplifies what dedication and leadership looks like in the adult hockey community throughout the state of California.

As the president of the California Amateur Hockey Association, Hancock has advocated for the advancement of adult hockey in the Golden State and has shown a proven commitment to growing the game at all levels.

An active member of USA Hockey’s Adult Council, the Clovis native has proactively engaged adult players and teams across the state resulting in the exponential growth of CAHA’s adult leagues.

Amongst his most successful and innovative initiatives has been the resurgence of the annual CAHA Adult Hockey State Tournament, which has seen unprecedented success in the years since the pandemic. From inception to puck drop Hancock has spearheaded remarkable participation levels from teams around the state. In light of the event’s success, CAHA was able to start to organize two tournaments in the state each season, one for northern California and one for southern California, both in partnership with the area’s local NHL team.

To keep pace with the increased level of adult participation throughout the state, Hancock helped implement beneficial oversight that assists teams and leagues around the state to compete at a standard that is consistent at every level.

A staunch advocate for all facets of hockey, Hancock has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the continued growth of the sport and ensuring playing opportunities for all who want to lace up the skates across California.

(June 3, 2024)

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