Tom Korpolinski Class of 2018

Tom Korpolinski


Tom Korpolinski started his hockey career as countless others did. In 1966 his six (6) year old son said “I want to play hockey”, so he took him to a clinic where the Niagara Falls league was renting ice. Tom volunteered to help coach and began his service to his local association, the NYSAHA, and USA Hockey.

When he became a coach, he attended the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program. He also did some officiating and ultimately became a director, then president of his local association. He was elected NYSAHA Vice President (West Section) followed by his election as NYSAHA State Tournament Director.

In 1981 USA Hockey appointed him to the position of New York State District Registrar.  As Registrar he initiated the transition from paper registration to electronic registration.  He retired as USA Hockey District Registrar in 2000.

His hockey coaching and administrator career spanned 33 years. 

This induction recognizes Tom as a Builder of New York State Amateur Hockey Association.