As much as we all love the game of hockey, some of the most valuable lessons we learn playing the sport also come in handy off the ice.
Daniel Triano was a player who was always kind, always gave back, and loved hockey. Before he tragically lost his life in a car accident in 2016, he 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.
He also spent his free time volunteering as a junior coach for the New Jersey Dare Devils, a special needs team, and was a level 2 official.
Triano was only 17 when he passed.
The AAHA and the Atlantic Affiliate Officiating Program of USA Hockey are offering a $1,000 scholarship in Dan Triano’s honor to any player in the Atlantic Affiliate looking to continue their education beyond 12th grade.
Applicants must be high school seniors who are registered both as officials and players. There is also a short essay requirement and applicants must email or have their submission postmarked by April 15.