Congratulations Mike Spadafora recipient of the 2023 ALLIANCE Hockey Award of Merit!
Spadafora has been a staple in Hamilton hockey for over two decades serving in various roles. With a passion for the game, a unique vision and strong leadership abilities, Mike is a driving force in the hockey community.
CONGRATULATIONS Mike, well deserved.
This award is given to individuals to
recognize their outstanding contributions, involvement and service to Alliance
20-year involvement in hockey has been vast.
It began with the Hamilton Huskies Hockey Club, where Mike served as a
AAA coach for 10+ seasons; over the years, Mike joined the Huskies executive
team under the mentorship of Yosh Kitamura, which led him to become the General
Manager of the hockey club, a title he has served since 2013. The Hamilton Huskies celebrated their 50th
anniversary this past season with a 900-person Huskies Hall of Fame & team
banquet in April; celebrating this milestone was made possible because of
people like Mike in minor hockey.
While serving as
GM of the Huskies, Mike also began his Jr Hockey involvement. He joined the Brantford Golden Eagles Jr.
B’s as the Assistant GM & Assistant Coach (2009-2011) and became the
Co-Owner and GM - Brantford 99ers (2013-2015).
Mike later joined the Dundas Blues Jr. C Hockey Club from 2018-2020 as
the clubs' GM. His new chapter in Jr
hockey includes being the President of his hometown Hamilton Kilty B’s. Mike joined this team in Dec of 2022 and has
quickly turned this hockey club around, winning the Golden Horseshoe
Championship in 2023. Mike’s leadership
as the president of this club will allow local players a vertical pathway to
aspire to once again play for their local Jr. B Club, much like it was during
the 1990s in Hamilton. With his most
recent success with the Kilty B’s, Mike was named as one of the directors of
the GOJHL last month.
busy in the Jr Hockey world, Mike again showed his leadership and vision for
the City of Hamilton as one AAA centre in Hamilton formed this past winter when
the Hamilton Huskies and The Hamilton Jr. Bulldogs created the new Hamilton
Steel AAA Hockey Club. His new role as
the President of the Steel will allow him to successfully guide this program in
its inaugural season.
recently became an elected City of Hamilton Ward 14 Councillor in Sept
2022. He looks forward to serving his
constituents during his four-year term and sits on the various City of
Hamilton, committees to help improve his community.
Mike is also a
dedicated family man helping raise his three young children with his wife,
Joanna. His family's support allows Mike
to continue his leadership roles across the city; his family gives him
incredible strength to make a difference daily.
Mike's passion for the game, vision and leadership abilities are second
to none, and he will continue to be a driving force in the local hockey
community for years to come. Thank you, Mike, for all
your hard work and commitment to all your organizations over the years.