Congratulations to Shane Peterson of Inver Grove Heights Hockey Association (IGHHA)! Shane has been selected as the Total Hockey Volunteer of the Month for his efforts with IGHHA.
Shane has taken on many different roles since getting involved with IGHHA in 2008. He spent the first season as Tournament Director, overseeing the teams’ away tournaments and organizing each home tournament. Then, Shane spent a year and a half as the association’s Registrar and District 8 Representative.
In January of 2011, Shane took over as the Director of Coaching and Player Development, a position he still holds. Shane has displayed a unique ability to execute fair and effective tryouts, provide constant education and support of coaches at all levels, and passionately apply the American Development Model (ADM) while building a love for the game in IGHHA’s players.
Even more telling of Shane’s dedication as a volunteer, he has continued to serve IGHHA with endless enthusiasm despite his child’s decision this past fall not to play hockey any more.
Shane is a wonderful example of the impact volunteers have on our community based hockey programs in Minnesota. Total Hockey and Minnesota Hockey are excited to recognize Shane’s outstanding efforts. Thank you to all of our fantastic on and off ice volunteers!
Do you know someone that should be considered for the Total Hockey Volunteer of the Month? If so, please visit www.minnesotahockey.org and fill out an application. One volunteer will be featured each month. That volunteer will also receive a $50 Total Hockey gift card. In addition, five sets of starter hockey gear will be contributed in his/her name to their association, courtesy of Total Hockey. Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
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