Paul Loicq Award

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The Paul Loicq Award is presented annually by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) to honour a person who has made "outstanding contributions to the IIHF and international ice hockey". [1] Named after Paul Loicq, who was president of the IIHF from 1922 until 1947, it is the highest personal recognition given by the world governing body of ice hockey. [2] The award is presented during the annual IIHF Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The International Ice Hockey Federation is a worldwide governing body for ice hockey and in-line hockey. It is based in Zurich, Switzerland, and has 76 members. It manages international ice hockey tournaments and maintains the IIHF World Ranking.

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Award recipients

List of recipients of the Paul Loicq Award:

YearWinnerNationality
1998 Wolf-Dieter Montag Flag of Germany.svg Germany
1999 Roman Neumayer Flag of Germany.svg Germany
2000 Vsevolod Kukushkin Flag of Russia.svg Russia
2001 Isao Kataoka Flag of Japan.svg Japan
2002 Pat Marsh Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
2003 George Nagobads Flag of the United States.svg United States
2004 Aggie Kukulowicz Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
2005 Rita Hrbacek Flag of Austria.svg Austria
2006 Bo Tovland Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
2007 Bob Nadin [5] Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
2008 Juraj Okoličány Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia
2009 Harald Griebel Flag of Germany.svg Germany
2010 Lou Vairo Flag of the United States.svg United States
2011 Yuri Korolev Flag of Russia.svg Russia
2012 Kent Angus [6] Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
2013 Gord Miller [7] Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
2014 Mark Aubry [8] Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
2015 Monique Scheier-Schneider [9] Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg
2016 Nikolai Ozerov Flag of Russia.svg Russia
2017 Patrick Francheterre Flag of France.svg France
2018 Kirovs Lipmans Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia
2019 Jim Johannson Flag of the United States.svg United States

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Rita Hrbacek is an Austrian retired ice hockey administrator. She joined the Austrian Ice Hockey Association in 1964 working as a secretary until 1976. She then transferred to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) working as a secretary until 1983. She returned to the Austrian Ice Hockey Association as its secretary general in 1989. She retired her position on 31 May 2004 after 40 years of service to ice hockey, and was succeeded by Christian Hartl as the secretary general. The IIHF made Hrbacek the Paul Loicq Award recipient in 2005, for her services to international ice hockey.

References

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