The Joe Burke Award was established in 1994. It is presented annually to the person who has given outstanding contribution, support, and dedication to women’s ice hockey. Joe Burke was a Dedham, Massachusetts resident but never actually played the game himself. The first game he attended was the University of New Hampshire and Boston College in 1978 at McHugh Forum. Since that game, Burke has been at every major Girls/Women's hockey event in the New England area.
The namesake and the first winner Joe Burke passed away on May 13, 1995.
|1994||Joe Burke||Women's Hockey Supporter, Fan|
|1995||John Donley||Harvard University|
|1996||Bernie McKinnon||St. Lawrence University|
|1997||Joe Bertagna||ECAC/Hockey East, Harvard|
|1998||Carl Gray||Assabet Valley, USA Hockey|
|1999||Award not given out|
|2000||Award not given out|
|2001||Russ McCurdy||University of New Hampshire|
|2002||Bette Blair||USA Hockey, volunteer|
|2003||Jane Ring||St. Paul, MN|
|2006||Charlie Stryker||MN Hockey|
|2007||Sue Ring-Jarvi||MN Girls’/Women’s Hockey|
|2008||Maurice FitzMaurice||Connecitcut Polar Bears|
|2009||Bob and Kathleen Ridder|
|2010||Kelly Dyer Hayes||USA Hockey|
|2011||Kush Sidhu||Washington Pride, Northeastern|
|2012||Bob Allen||USA Hockey and Lake Placid Olympic Center|
|2014||Mary Ann Robinson||Wisconsin Amateur Hockey|
|2015||Lynn Olson||Minnesota Hockey, USA Hockey|
|2016||Bob Ewell||Colby, Princeton, New Hampton|
|2017||George Griggs||Women's Hockey Supporter|
- ↑ https://www.uscho.com/2018/05/16/ahca-award-namesake-longtime-girls-womens-hockey-supporter-burke-passes-away/
- ↑ AHCA Awards. American Hockey Coaches Association. Retrieved on December 11, 2017.
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