Alex Pace was a MOHA house league defenceman who loved the game and loved being with his teammates. He believed that everyone should have a chance to play and enjoy the game if they wished. Following Alex's death one of Alex's former teammates and his parents created a patch with a simple design showing Alex's initials and number. The team wore it on their jerseys for the rest of the season.
MOHA chose to institute a community service award in Alex's name; Alex fervently believed in helping others and hoped that this dream would live beyond him. The first awards were handed out at the end of the 2008-2009 season to members of our hockey community who had gone above and beyond to do good for others. In this spirit of community service, the AMP #10 program was created to assist underprivileged hockey players in Oakville and beyond.
For the initial program teams purchased 16 patches for all players on their team for a total of $160 (roughly the cost of one hour of ice-time, of many your team may use over a whole season). The proceeds were used in conjunction with MOHA's President's Fund, a fund for kids who can't afford hockey. An initial run of 4,000 patches were supplied at no cost.