Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Tennyson staff involved in community

The Tennyson Chevrolet junior hockey club is wasting no time having its presence felt in the community.

Shortly after making the announcement that the team would be making the Ice Box Sports Center their home, general manager Dan Vasquez and team president Keith Lang announced affiliations with Midget, Bantam and Mite programs in the area.

“We don't take the word ‘affiliation’ lightly,” stated Lang. “Our staff and players are going to be part of these teams’ development and instruction process both on ice and off ice. We believe that we have a responsibility to be mentors and examples. Our goal is to create a self-cycling system that will create a development system of training, mentoring and support for children of all ages, but the emphasis of the program is not just about hockey; it's about school and giving all of the kids in the area a sense of community."

Teams that have been selected as affiliated programs thus far include the Hurricanes Midget A Hockey Club, Motor City Machine Bantam AA Hockey Club and the Tennyson Chevrolet Mites.

 In addition, the club also is involved in the “Learn to Skate” and “Learn to Play Hockey” programs that began its summer session this past week at the Ice Box. The program, which takes place Thursday evenings, is open to any beginner who wishes to learn to skate and learn the basics of playing hockey. The program is being headed up by the Tennyson coaching staff and several of the team’s players.

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