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AEA Hall of Fame

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Brant Morgan

inducted: 2018

CREDENTIALS: Brant has been part of the Silver Puck Challenge since day one. Stepping on the ice with a group from Caledonia, Michigan known as Tyler Creek. He would later break off and start his own team known as RVO. As the Captain of RVO he would lift his first Silver Puck Challenge cup at SPCIII when he defeated his old team with a final score of 5 to 0. RVO would return to the finals once again in 2009 at SPCV where they would fall short in the finals against Speaker City in the B+ Bracket. In 2009 Brant would move his squad to the 30+ Bracket, and it would be here where Brant would win his second SPC title and secure a foothold in the AEA world as one of the best. Now with two SPC titles under his belt he was eager for more. Brant and RVO would return to the winners circle at SPCXI and lift the cup over his head for his third SPC championship. A new AEA event was started in August of 2015, a tournament known as Hockey Hold'em. Brant would get the "thumbs up" from his wife and he would throw his chips on the table at the inaugural event. He would win in it all and hoist the Kegger Cup in the air and lay claim to his forth AEA crown. Two years later Brant would once again join us at Hockey Hold'em, and he wouldn't be denied glory this year neither. He is now a two time Hockey Hold'em champion and holds five AEA rings. The only titles that is left on the list is a Dekes & Dangles championship where he too can become an All Around Champion in the AEA world. Brant was inducted in his second year of eligibility. (39.00 % of Votes | 12/31)

Tournament Wins: SPCIII (B), SPCIX (30+), SPCXI (JEMC), HHI, HHII

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Dan "Danimal" Collins

inducted: 2018

CREDENTIALS: Dan tied with Adam Copeland with votes, thus they entered the AEA Hall of Fame together. Dan was inducted in his second year of eligibility. (29.00 % of Votes | 9/31)

Tournament Wins: SPCII (A), SPCIII (A), SPCVIII (A), SPCX (JEMC), SPCXI (B+)

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Adam Copeland

inducted: 2018

CREDENTIALS: Adam began his title collecting at Silver Puck Challenge VII (2011) where he won a "B" Bracket title over San Marcos. He would add even more hockey and chances to win when he added his game to the COED Bracket and joined the powerhouse team of VanDam. Adam and VanDam would win the COED championship in the bracket's second year of availability. VanDam was down a player at SPCIX as their team captain missed the the championship game with an alarm clock malfunction. Down a man, VanDam would have to dig deep against a heavily favored Jabackass team. It would be a long morning for Adam and VanDam, but they were able to tie it up in the closing seconds, and win it all in OT. Adam now has his second SPC title in his possession. The winning trend would continue for Adam as he would claim two titles in 2015, he would win the COED title once again at SPCXI and win at the inaugural Hockey Hold'em tournament held at Southside Ice Arena. With four rings to call his own, he focused on SPCXIII (2017) to finish off the set. He would drink from the Rooster Cup and claim his fifth overall AEA championship and become a part of AEA lore. The only title Adam needs to add to his collection is a Dekes & Dangles title, once achieved he too will become an All Around Champion and clearly one of the best in the AEA tournament world. Adam tied with Dan Collins with votes, thus they entered the AEA Hall of Fame together. He was also a first ballot AEA Hall of Famer (29.00 % of Votes | 9/31)

Tournament Wins: SPCVII (B), SPCIX (COED), SPCXI (COED), SPCXIII (COED), HHI

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David Wilmert

inducted: 2018

CREDENTIALS: David started his AEA legacy in June 2005 at Silver Puck Challenge I. He was part of a team known as Fredonia, and with Fredonia he win multiple Silver Puck Challenge championships (SPCI & SPCIV). In the first years of the Silver Puck Challenge the games played in the "A" Bracket were something to watch, let alone to be part of. Fredonia would make it to the finals four times (SPCI, SPCIII, SPCIV, SPCV), claiming titles in Silver Puck Challenge I & IV. The "A" Bracket slipped away and so did Fredonia, but David kept showing up like a dirty penny. His persistence would pay off as he would claim his third Silver Puck Challenge title at SPCXII as member of Maroon Union. The following year David would do it again, this time he would win the JEMC with some alumni teammates that all played for Denny McLean in their younger years. Denny passed away prior to Silver Puck Challenge XIII and this team really worked hard to bring home the victory for their mentor, friend and father. Now known as Uncle Dave, we caught up with him at Dekes & Dangles III where apparently he has set his eyes on new titles and opportunities in the AEA world. David was inducted in his second year of eligibility. (61.00 % of Votes | 19/31)

Tournament Wins: SPCI (A), SPCIV (A), SPCXII (B), SPCXIII (JEMC)

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Jabez Waalkes

inducted: 2017

CREDENTIALS: Jabez was one of the first women champions at the Silver Puck Challenge. She was able to grab back to back titles with Team Irish in SPCII & III. After the Women's Bracket was unable to get teams to fill the bracket, it would be a five year wait until she would hoist the cup again at the Silver Puck Challenge. Along with team Jabackass, she would win the very first COED Bracket championship. Ms. Waalkes has lifted a Silver Puck Challenge trophy over her head five (5) times (SPCII, SPCIII, SPCVIII, SPCX, SPCXII). In 2017 at Hockey Hold'em III, Jabez would lift the coveted Kegger Cup and claim her first Hockey Hold'em title. The only championship that has eluded her reach at this time is a Dekes & Dangles championship. Jabez is as far as we know, the only "Aussie" to have participated and won an AEA tournament. She was also a first ballot inductee into the AEA Hall of Fame. (32.03% of Votes | 41/128)

Tournament Wins: SPCII (W), SPCIII (W), SPCVIII (COED), SPCX (COED), SPCXII (COED), HHIII

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Brent A. Belanger

inducted: 2017

CREDENTIALS: Brent is the creator of the AEA, the Silver Puck Challenge, Hockey Hold'em and Dekes & Dangles hockey tournaments. Originally a foot fairy, he joined the ice hockey world in 2000. Missing out on his first shot at an SPC title in 2011 with a torn ACL, he worked hard to get his skates under himself again. Brent hoisted his first SPC cup in 2013 as a member of the Kentwood alumni and family SPC team. Their win was one of the most dramatic wins in SPC history, an overtime/shootout thriller against the power house boys of DU (with players of their National Champion teams; 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011). The following weekend he would win again in the COED bracket with the men and women of VanDam. He officially became the first player to win back-to-back weekends. In 2014 he was part of the back-to-back championship team (Kentwood) that successfully defended their B+ Bracket title against Speaker City. Brent also currently holds the record for most consecutive SPC championships in a row with three (3), three (3) consecutive weekends. In 2017 at Hockey Hold'em III, Brent would win the Kegger Cup. On January 6th, 2018 Brent would finally complete the trifecta of AEA tournaments and become an "All Around Champion" by winning with the Rez Lounge at Dekes & Dangles III. He was also a first ballot AEA Hall of Famer. (32.81% of Votes | 42/128)

Tournament Wins: SPCIX (B+), SPCIX (COED), SPCX (B+), HHIII, DDIII (C)

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David "Rooster" Rue

inducted: 2017

CREDENTIALS: Dave 'Rooster' Rue was inducted into the AEA Hall of Fame on June 2, 2017, a beloved official in the greater Grand Rapids area, Dave worked a large majority of Silver Puck Challenge games. Always a fan favorite, because while he was officiating, he added his own color commentating/play by play as the game were in progress. He always had a smile on and off the ice, always stood by his calls and was fair while handing out minutes to the sin bin. A trophy was constructed in his name and is the center piece of the COED Bracket. After his passing in 2017 the COED Bracket had an official name change, it is now known as the "Rooster Cup" in honor of the man that shared so much love and respect to the men and women of hockey, on and off the ice. In Loving Memory, February 11, 2017. Quote: "We're Good Here."

Tournament Wins: Multi-Year Official at the Silver Puck Challenge. Worked many finals games in the first 12 years of the SPC.

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Annie Devaney

inducted: 2017

CREDENTIALS: Annie quietly has been adding hardware to her trophy case since 2006. She has won at SPCII, III, XII and Hockey Hold'em II. She is one of our most decorated female players in the AEA hockey world. Annie was a part of Team Irish when she lifted her first two of three SPC championships. The Women's Bracket would eventually leave the SPC and so did Annie along with the women competitors . . . it wouldn't be until in SPCVIII and the birth of the COED Bracket that women would return to the ice at the Silver Puck Challenge. Annie would lift her third SPC title as a member of Jabackass in SPCXII. In 2016 she would take on the hockey gambling world in Hockey Hold'em II and lifted the Kegger Cup as a champion. She's a quiet leader that knows how to get things done. There was only title left on Annie's list of AEA accomplishments needed to be an All Around Champion and it was the coveted Dekes & Dangles championship. In January 2018 Annie would win the D&D III crest after a very long and intense double elimination final at Dekes & Dangles III and become one of the elite champions in the AEA realm . . . She was also a first ballot inductee into the AEA Hall of Fame. (32.03% of Votes | 41/128)

Tournament Wins: SPCII (W), SPCIII (W), SPCXII (COED), HHII, DIII (W)

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Jammin' John English

inducted: 2016

CREDENTIALS: Jammin' John English was inducted into the AEA Hall of Fame on December 1, 2016, he was a first ballot inductee. He is the first official member of the AEA Hall of Fame. John has one SPC championship to his credit. He was a winner of the B Bracket at SPCVI with Bob's Bar. John's involvement reached much further than that of just an annual competitor. He jumped in where he could to help out at these events. John played in many tournaments and assisted with the Silver Puck Challenge from 2005-2013. John also suggested, developed and delivered the 30+ Bracket to the Silver Puck Challenge world. Jammin' John was taken too soon from us, but he will live forever in us and the spirit of the Silver Puck Challenge. After his passing in 2013 the 30+ Bracket had an official name change, it is now known as the "John English Memorial Cup" or "JEMC" for short. In Loving Memory, June 30, 2013.

Tournament Wins: SPCVI (B)

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currently eligible for the aea hall of fame

4 or more aea titles

Neil Roelofs

CREDENTIALS: 4 Titles, All Around Champion
Tournament Wins: SPCXI (COED), SPCXIII (COED), HHII, DDI (COED)
eligible: 2017

Peter Noto

CREDENTIALS: 4 Titles
Tournament Wins: SPCII (B), SPCIV (B+), SPCV (B), SPCX (JEMC)
eligible: 2017

Jerre Coretti

CREDENTIALS: 4 Titles
Tournament Wins: SPCIII (B), SPCVIII (B), SPCIX (30+), SPCXI (JEMC)
eligible: 2017

3 aea titles

The following players currently meet all the requirements of the AEA Hall of Fame. These players would be strong 'write-in' votes for the AEA Hall of Fame. There are other AEA Hall of Fame eligible players with better credentials.

Stu McLean

eligible: 2019
Tournament Wins: SPCX (B), SPCXIII (JEMC), D&DIII (B)

Nate Bouwkamp

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCIII (B), SPCIX (30+), SPCXI (JEMC)

John Bonney

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCIII (B), SPCIX (30+), SPCXI (JEMC)

Joe Dombrowski

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCII (B), SPCIV (B+), SPCX (JEMC)

Eric Friar

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCIII (B), SPCIX (30+), SPCXI (JEMC)

Dave Morgan

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCIII (B), SPCIX (30+), SPCXI (JEMC)

Dana Berkeley-Thiebout

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCIX (COED), SPCXI (COED), SPCXIII (COED)

Brad Keuning (G)

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCIII (B), SPCIX (30+), SPCXI (JEMC)

Aric Guppy

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCIII (B), SPCIX (30+), SPCXI (JEMC)

2 aea titles

The following players currently meet all the requirements of the AEA Hall of Fame, but there are other AEA Hall of Fame eligible players with better credentials.

Luke Jonkman (G)

eligible: 2019
Tournament Wins: SPCIX (B), HHI

Wes Baughman

eligible: 2019
Tournament Wins: SPCV (A), SPCVII (A)

Will Snyder (G)

eligible: 2019
Tournament Wins: SPCV (A), SPCVII (A)

JP Grover

eligible: 2019
Tournament Wins: SPCVII (B+), SPCXII (JEMC)

Pete Bortignon

eligible: 2018
Tournament Wins: SPCV (A), SPCVII (A)

James Bond

eligible: 2018
Tournament Wins: SPCXIII (COED), DDI (COED)

Tom Briggs

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCI (A), SPCIV (A)

Tom Cross

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCI (A), SPCXI (B)

Karen Cardwell

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCII (W), SPCIII (W)

Steve Skalandis

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCIII (B), SPCXI (JEMC)

Ron Monroe

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCII (B), SPCV (B)

Aaron Ozark

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCII (B), SPCIV (B)

Jon Byker

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCV (A), SPCVII (A)

William McSween

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCV(A), SPCVII (A)

Fred Iacovoni

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCVI (A), SPCVIII (B+)

Andrew Frozley

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCVIII (B), SPCXII (JEMC)

Derek Jelsema

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCIX (B), SPCXII (B)

Sean Hanify

eligible: 2017
Tournament Wins: SPCVI (A), SPCVIII (B+)

Fredonia (2), RVO (3), Competitive Edge (2), WIFC (3+), SPC (3), VanDam (3), Team Irish (2), Jabackass (3); (or any variance of names, these teams have won multiple titles)

players to watch - currently not eligible

The following players currently are not of age, need events, need the five year wait from their first event, or have not registered. Once they have completed all of the requirements they will be allowed to be eligible for the AEA Hall of Fame.

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Monique Squiers

eligible: 2023
Tournament Wins: SPCXIII (COED), DDI (COED)

Tyler Copeland

eligible: 2024
Tournament Wins: SPCVII (B+), SPCIX (B+), SPCX (B+)

Zach Fowler

eligible: 2024
Tournament Wins: SPCVII (B+), SPCIX (B+), SPCX (B+)

Jared Breuker

eligible: 2024
Tournament Wins: SPCVII (B+), SPCX (B+)

Tyler Bergin

eligible: 2024
Tournament Wins: SPCVII (B+), SPCIX (B+), SPCX (B+)

Craig Fulco

eligible: 2024
Tournament Wins: SPCXIII (C), HHI, HHII

Caitlin Harrison

eligible: 2024
Tournament Wins: SPCIX (COED), SPCXI (COED), HHI

Chaslyn Duffek-Gofton

eligible: 2024
Tournament Wins: SPCIX (COED), SPCXI (COED, SPCXIII (COED) HHIII

Katelyn McLean

eligible: 2024
Tournament Wins: SPCIX (COED), SPCXI (COED), Needs Events

John Habel

eligible: 2024
Tournament Wins: HHI, HHII, Needs Events

Nick Pelon

eligible: 2025
Tournament Wins: SPCVII (B+), SPCIX (B+), SPCX (B+)

James Hoyt

eligible: 2025
Tournament Wins: SPCVII (B+), SPCIX (B+), SPCX (B+)

Troy Meiners

eligible: 2025
Tournament Wins: SPCXII (C), DDII (C)

Jordan Steger

eligible: 2025
Tournament Wins: SPCIX (B), SPCXIII (B+)

Kerri Rozeboom

eligible: 2026
Tournament Wins: SPCX (COED), SPCXII (COED)

Lisa Hustosky

eligible: 2026
Tournament Wins: SPCVIII (COED), SPCX (COED)

Johann Hauswald

eligible: 2026
Tournament Wins: SPCIX (B+), SPCX (B+)

Zach Feldt

eligible: 2027
Tournament Wins: SPCIX (COED), SPCXI (COED), SPCXIII (COED), DDI (COED)

become eligible for the hall of fame

Please scroll down to see the requirements to make it into the AEA Hall of Fame, and when you and others might be eligible for the hall.

As in all of the great professional and amateur sports leagues around the world there is a special home for the greats. So we got to thinking, and thought, why shouldn't the participants of our tournaments not have the same opportunity to be enshrined as well. So we have decided to open the halls to you, the An Edge Above legends! We at AEA want to honor you and your commitment to our tournaments. If we missed anyone, it was not intentional, please let us know if you know of someone that needs to be added to the list below or if we have made a mistake (we're not perfect). Thank you.

Once a year we will open the polls for you, the participants of our tournaments, to nominate/vote your fellow teammates into the AEA Hall of Fame. Your nominations/votes will be reviewed and posted online for a public vote of your peers. We will be inducting only three (3) members a year, with the exception of 2016 where there was one person entered without the voting of the public.

Below you will find the criteria required for someone to be inducted into the AEA Hall of Fame:

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