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2011 Game Day

Press Release

Tomas Holmstrom To Receive The 2011 Novi Youth Hockey Association’s ‘TopCat’ Award

NoviThe Novi Youth Hockey Association (NYHA) has selected Red Wing and long-time Novi resident Tomas Holmstrom to receive its highest honor, the TopCat Award. , MI September 23, 2011: 

Bestowed to those having shown exemplary volunteerism and dedication to the advancement of youth hockey in the Novi community, the 4th annual ‘TopCat’ award will be presented to Tomas Holmstrom during the NYHA’s annual Game Day on Saturday, November 5th at 11:45am during a mid-day ceremony celebrating youth hockey in our community.

   Mr. Holmstrom is being acknowledged for his commitment and support of youth hockey in his adopted home of Novi where he has freely given of his time and talents over many years.

Past recipients of the TopCat award include early association organizers – Jim Lewis and Paul Flavin as well as the father of Novi Game Day, Bernie Crowley.  The annual award was established to honor those advancing youth hockey in Novi.


What: Tomas Holmstrom to receive the 4th Annual NYHA TopCat Award

Where:  Novi Ice Arena (Blue Rink), 42400 Nick Lidstrom Drive, Novi, MI

When:  Saturday, November 5th at 11:45am

More Information:  Contact Bob DeSpirt, NYHA President, 248-892-4183


The Novi Youth Hockey Association was established in 1998.  It has grown to be one of the largest and most progressive youth hockey associations in the state of Michigan.  Over 650 players and coaches from both house and travel divisions call the NYHA their home.  Novi Game Day is an annual celebration of hockey in the Novi community.  During the course of a 15 hour day of exciting youth hockey, every Novi team plays.  Other events include the Mom’s Scor-O competition, off-ice games, vendors, a silent auction, and contests.  The NYHA was the first association in the United States to establish an annual full-day event to celebrate youth hockey in our community.


Contact: Bob DeSpirt

Novi Youth Hockey Association

Phone 248 892 4183


42400 Nick Lidstrom Drive

Novi, MI 48375