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  • (hockey player) an athlete who plays hockey


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Jordan Harold Kocian, age 20

Jordan Harold Kocian, age 20
"The Northern California Junior Hockey Association, (NORCAL), honors the memory of Jordan Kocian each year by presenting the Jordan Kocian Award to a Midget aged player, playing their final season in youth hockey. This player should exemplify desire, determination, dedication, leadership and inspiration in their approach to playing hockey and living. The award is for accomplishments outside hockey as well as inside hockey, for a player who has been a role model to their peers, given their time back to the game and exemplified the spirit of Jordan Kocian.

Jordan Kocian began his hockey career with the Berkeley Bears. As a Midget, he played as a Junior Shark. He passed away in 1996 at the age of 21 from Wolf Parkinson White Syndrome, which causes an abnormal electrical conduction in the heart muscles. Those who knew Kocian have said that he touched their lives in a wonderful way.

Previously, the award was presented at the Jordan Kocian Tournament, which was held annually in Berkeley over New Years where the award was presented in the past by Jordan’s parents, Lois and Craig Kocian. This annual non-competitive event embodies the spirit Jordan Kocian had for giving back to the community. As a young adult he stayed active in guiding and coaching younger players. In recent years, the award has been presented at the annual NORCAL Playoffs held in March, during a Midget 18A game."

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Jewish Wedding Rings.