Adam Litteken #6 Scholarship Fund

On Tuesday, October 2, 2007, Spartan hockey player, Adam Litteken, collapsed on the ice while warming up for practice. Adam passed away a short time later at a local hospital. It was later determined that Adam suffered from a condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. HCM is a genetic disease that causes the heart to thicken abnormally.

Adam's death was an unfathomable loss for his family and friends, the FHC Spartan Hockey Club and the hockey community in general. The passion and love for the game that Adam demonstrated was deep and his commitment to his teammates strong. Because of the lasting impression that Adam left on so many, the FHC Hockey Club wanted to ensure that Adam's memory would remain in our thoughts for many, many years.

On Friday, November 9, 2007, the Spartans took the ice for their first game without Adam. While that game was more about healing than hockey, it was a necessary step for the players and family. In pregame ceremonies, the Club officially retired Adam's #6 jersey, forever linking that number to Adam. No future Spartan will ever wear #6 again. The Club also unfurled a banner in Adam's name. The banner will hang indefinitely in the Rec-Plex South arena as a tribute to Adam.

Adam began playing ice hockey for FHC as an eighth grader. He also played roller hockey for FHC and played ice hockey for St. Peters Spirit and St. Peters Central States Hockey Club. He was also a member of the Francis Howell Central Golf Team. Adam was a fun-loving, kind, and caring person that always had a smile on his face. He had a love for animals and the outdoors. He loved to joke and play pranks but was always willing to help others when they needed it.

Adam is the son of Jeffery and Ellen Litteken and brother to Amanda Bond. Amanda Bond is a 2007 alumni of FHC and is a 6th grade language arts teacher at Bryan Middle School in the Francis Howell school district. Amanda’s husband, Robby Bond is a 2008 FHC and Spartan hockey alumni and Hobey Baker winner.

The FHC Spartan Hockey Club established a scholarship fund in Adam's honor at St. Johns Bank & Trust. The annual scholarship will be awarded to a senior FHC Spartan hockey player who demonstrates many of the wonderful characteristics as a player and person that were so evident in Adam. The scholarship is determined by a panel of five evaluators, including the Litteken family, and is announced and awarded at the Club's annual end of season banquet.

Adam Litteken #6 Scholarship winners include:

2023 Nathan Reitz - University of Arkansas

2022 Will Blumenberg - University of Arkansas

2021 Owen Hurlbert - Mizzou

2020 Ethan Taplin - Missouri State

2019 Logan Oliver - Illinois State

2018 Sean Poth - Missouri Science & Technology

2017 Gabe Vendetti - Mizzou

2016 Logan Owens - Missouri State

2015 Graham Nave - Missouri State

2014 Justin Allen - Mizzou

2013 Brandan Strauser - Mizzou

2012 Blake Sneed - UMKC

2011 Chris Vineyard - Missouri State

2010 Blake Ditch - Lindenwood

2009 Chris Tuttle - Brigham Young

2008 Ryan Foerstel - Iowa State


Those who are interested in making a donation may do so by sending to:

FHC Spartan Hockey

Adam Litteken Scholarship Fund

PO Box 278

St. Peters, MO 63376


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