2009 Top Cat Award Winner
Last year, the NYHA Board decided to start honoring those who have displayed a history of making significant contributions to the advancement of the Novi Youth Hockey Association. This year we are honoring Bernie Crowley.
Known as the father of Novi Game Day. Bernie borrowed an experience from his childhood playing hockey in
Outside of Bernie’s long-time contributions to NYHA through his work on Novi Game Day, other initiatives such as the ‘Battle Over I-275’ (Mini-Mite Division) and other activities within the Board during our formative years are apparent and enduring. Bernie’s enthusiasm and love of the hockey is obvious in this work with NYHA and its members.
Bernie’s contributions to NYHA and the youth hockey experience within our association will be felt for years to come. Given these contributions well beyond the norm, I feel Bernie Crowley should be a recipient of the NYHA Volunteerism Award.