Alea Ladika

Alea Ladika, 12, from Richland, is the recipient of this year’s Ziggy Award, named in honor of the late hockey enthusiast and equipment specialist Dave “Ziggy” Ziegler. The award is given to one player each year based on overall effort, sportsmanship and dedication to the sport of hockey. Ladika, a goalie on the 12-Under Johnstown Warriors boys and girls teams, is the first female, youngest player and first athlete to be nominated by two coaches to win the award.