Dave Zulla Wins The 2011 AAHA Official of the Year Award
Each year the Atlantic District Officiating Program selects an official to receive its Official of the Year Award. The award recognizes an official who has made significant contributions to the District Officiating Program during the just-concluded season, often going 'above and beyond' what is expected of an official. The presentation is made at the Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association's annual meeting in June. This year's winner is David Zulla.
David Zulla is an experienced on-ice official in our District. In addition, David is an Officiating Seminar Instructor, an Officiating Evaluator and someone who has helped out at various Tournaments. This year he took on the additional task of serving as the Chair of a committee that has produced the first Atlantic District Officiating Program Newsletter. This electronic newsletter, "Tightening the Laces," is sent to all our officials at regular intervals during the season. Information in the newsletter keeps them up-to-date on officiating matters during the year. This is quite an undertaking, and under David's leadership the newsletter had gotten off to a great start.
Previous winners include Philip Mariconda, Jay Watson, Shane Hanlon, Marty Maglio, Vince Scriboni, Bill Maurer and Ryan Honig.