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2016/17 Tough finish to a great season
Submitted By JJewkes on Thu 03 23, 17
"Hockey isn't just a game. It's a lifestyle. A dedication. A dream inside every player who laces up their skates and plays their hearts out. A hockey team is a family. They share blood, sweat and tears together but more importantly share their victories. Once they get older and better, they move on. But this teams and those players will always be in their hearts."  Unknown 

Tough finish to a great year. This team has grown together and come together as a team.
 It may not have come to the finish that we were all hoping for, but it was a successful one!
 From all the parents I would like to give a big thank you to all the coaching staff you went above the call of duty helping our kids grow into the hockey players and better young men.
 Coach Bryan to you thank you for the miracles you worked, when ever our boys would get hurt. You would glide across the ice and whisper something magical into their ear and then up and off they would go as if nothing had ever happened.
"Don't quit. You're already in pain. You're already hurt. Get a reward from it."- Unknown
 Coach Brad to maintaining the calm on the bench. I am not sure how you do it but some how you corral all that youthful energy and manage to focus it on the ice.
"It's amazing. how far you can go. Just because someone believed in you."- Unknown 
 Coach Norm holding down that fort on the defensive end. Seeing those boys that you directed and coached you manage to keep them smiling no matter what happened on the ice. 
 "A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what the are." -Ara Parseghian This best sums up Coach Norm Hackett
 Last but not least our Head Coach
" A coaches someone who tells you something you don't want to hear, who has you see what you don't want to see, so you can be who you knew you always could be." - Tom Landry
You created a team out of a mixed bunch of kids. Some had played competitively some had not. You were able to see the players that they could be even before they knew what the could accomplish.
 Thank you for the excellent development of our boys skills and hockey knowledge, but more so thank you for teaching them to be humble when winning and gracious in defeat. It has been a fantastic year!

"A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life." - John Wooden

A sport where teammates are more than teammates. Friends are more than friends. The game is more than a game. Brothers, Sisters. A community. It gives us the opportunity to turn a frozen pond into memories. A road tournament into a family getaway. It's a tradition. It's a pastime.
It is our life!

Thank you!
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