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2021-2022 Justin Yingling Award - Most Improved Player

By Jarrod Hill, 10/14/22, 6:45AM HST


2021-2022 Justin Yingling Award - Most Improved Player

Kyle Kloss

The Justin Yingling Award is presented to the Varsity Team’s Most Improved Player.  Justin Yingling was an integral part of Hershey’s first ever Bears Cup Championships in 1997 and 1998.  Later on, his love for the game of hockey brought him back into the CPIHL as a coach.  After years with the Mechanicsburg hockey program, he returned to his roots in Hershey as an assistant coach.  Justin’s year and half with the Trojans left an indelible mark on the program, players and coaches.  His huge heart with which he loved life was damaged beyond repair, likely due to a congenital heart defect.  He tragically lost his life in January 2017.  Those who knew Justin would describe him as gentle, kind and generous.  His quick wit, contagious smile and compassion for others will be missed by many, especially by his father, Jack, his mother Jane, and his brother Jordan.