Daniel was a Level 2 official who lost his life after an automobile accident on June 15, 2016. He was 17 years old.
Daniel was born and raised in Kenilworth, NJ. In addition to his being a referee, he also played for the New Jersey Devils Youth Club for 12 years and was a 3-year varsity player for Jonathan Dayton High School ice hockey team. Daniel volunteered as a junior coach with the New Jersey Dare Devils, a team made up of special needs players.
Daniel was a loving son and brother, a wonderful teammate and a friend to all who knew him. He was a compassionate soul. From the way he lived his life, we are sure he would want everyone to remember to respect and be kind to one another.
The Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association, known as AAHA and the Atlantic District Officiating Program of USA Hockey, is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship in Daniel's name to students who plan to continue their education beyond the 12th grade. A one-thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarship is available, to a High School Senior from the Atlantic District.
A) The applicant must be high school seniors who are registered with USA Hockey as both a player and an official.
B) Selection will be based on applicant's essay score, scholastic achievement and extracurricular activities without regard to race, sex, religion or financial need.
C) The scholarships are not renewable.
D) The application form must be accompanied by an essay of 500 words or less on "The Value of Officiating Hockey to My Personal Development". It must also be accompanied by the applicant's high school transcript showing grades, and SAT score.
E) Selection of recipients will be the responsibility of the Scholarship Committee.
F) All selections are final.
A) Students must have their scholarship application postmarked by April 15.
B) Selection will be made by April 22. Only applicants selected to receive a scholarship will be notified.
C) Presentation of the scholarship will be made to each recipient at the annual meeting of the Atlantic District.
D) Before issuance of the monetary awards the recipients will provide a copy of the letter of acceptance to the school they plan to attend.