It is with great honor that the Atlantic District (AAHA) of USA Hockey has agreed to setup two high
school scholarships in the name of Lou Manzione.
Lou was a very important part of our District. Not only was Lou the Vice President of the District for
Rules and Regulations for 4 years, but also was President of the New Jersey Youth Hockey League for over 10
In addition to his roles within the Atlantic District and the New Jersey Youth Hockey League, Lou had
an active coaching career both at the high school and travel levels. His high school coaching duties included
Toms River High School East from 1998 – 2003, and Hudson Catholic High School from 1995-1998. For
travel hockey, he coached both at the Brick Hockey Club and for the USA Hockey Festival Program.
Lou gave up many hours of his day to help players of all ages. However, his true passion rested in
coaching the high school player, where he hoped not only to impact on-ice development, but more importantly
the continuation of the player’s education during and after high school.
Lou will not only be missed by his wife of 33 years and his three children, but also by the entire hockey
community in the Atlantic District.
The Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association, known as AAHA and the Atlantic District of USA Hockey,
is pleased to offer a scholarship program in Lou’s name to students who plan to continue their education beyond
the 12th grade. A total of two (2) one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarships are available, one to a New Jersey
High School Senior and the second to a High School Senior from Pennsylvania or Delaware.
The applicants must be high school seniors who are registered with USA Hockey.
Selection will be based on applicants essay score, scholastic achievement, coaches recommendation, teacher
evaluations and extracurricular activities without regard to race, sex, religion or financial need.
The scholarships are not renewable.
The application form must be accompanied by an essay of 500 words or less on “The Value of High School
Hockey to My Personal Development”. It must also be accompanied by the applicant’s high school transcript
showing grades, SAT score, GPA and class rank.
Selection of recipients will be the responsibility of the Scholarship Committee.
All selections are final.
Students must have their scholarship application, teachers and coaches recommendation postmarked by
Selection will be made by March 15. Only applicants selected to receive a scholarship will be notified.
Each recipient must respond to his or her acceptance, in writing, by March 30.
Presentation of the scholarship will be made to each recipient at the annual meeting of the Atlantic District.
Before issuance of the monetary awards the recipients will provide a copy of the letter of acceptance to the
school they plan to attend.
Note: To help out your coach and teachers and expedite their responses, give them a stamped self-addressed
envelope made out to the Scholarship Committee with your name on left hand bottom comer.