As Hamre discovers (and we agree) the success of Edina hockey can’t be attributed to a single action, thing or individual. It’s a collective effort from the entire community including:
Our success is not measured by the number of banners hanging in Braemar. It’s measured by the fun our kids have — that they learn the game the right way, get involved through community-service projects, and to enjoy playing the game for many, many years. That’s why we have quality programs for kids from pre-K to their senior year in high school because not every player will play for their high school team.
It’s up to the entire Edina community to keep this model of excellence alive for future generations and for kids of all abilities. We hope you enjoy the article. Perhaps pick up a printed copy at one of the rinks around town.
USA Hockey is implementing a new set of policies starting with the 2012-13 season called The SafeSport Program. The purpose of this program is to create the safest possible environment for participation in hockey. There will be a new position created to oversee the implementation of this program for each association. Tom Chorske will fill this position.
The comprehensive program is focused on creating an environment that will deter abusers and assist those in the hockey community in recognizing, reducing and responding to allegations or suspected abuse. You can read about the program by clicking on the link below.
If you observe anyone violating a SafeSport Program policy, contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Eastview Hockey Association has created a web page, http://www.eastviewhockey.net/playforpatrick with more information on how you can support Patrick Schoonover's family and the EVHA.
Thank you Edina Orthodontics for sponsoring our Edina Mites