Mandan Hockey participated in the USA Hockey 2 and 2 challenge. The 2 and 2 Challenge is a call-to-action for hockey associations. It is a blueprint that guides youth hockey leadership through national programs and tools to realize their goal of acquiring 2 additional players and retaining 2 additional players than the previous season's total. There are three levels of achievment. Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Mandan Hockey has achieved Gold Level.
By completing the 2 and 2 Challenge, our program accomplished two things:
With our success in the 2 and 2 Challenge, Mandan Hockey Club recieved 12 free sets of One Goal Gear, along with a 2 and 2 Banner to hang in our arena, and a Gold Level Web Banner for our web site.
Here is an Email sent from Kevin Erlenback, Director of Membership Development for USA Hockey
Mandan Hockey Club:
Congratulations again on achieving the Gold level of the 2 and 2 Challenge in 2012-13. By now you should have received your 12 sets of OneGoal equipment as a reward for your accomplishment.
To further recognize your achievement, banners are being shipped to you this week. These banners are great for display in your rink to show everyone about your commitment to growing youth hockey. Attached is artwork for a web banner that can be added to your association webpage.
Thanks again for the great work, please let us know if you have any questions.
Kevin Erlenbach | Director, USA Hockey Membership Development
1775 Bob Johnson Drive | Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Back in June, Mandan Hockey was nominated for the USA Hockey Female Honors award. This is an award that is given by USA Hockey (one per district) to an Affiliate that has demonstrated the dedication and drive to grow girls Hockey. It stems from programs USA Hockey offers to grow girls hockey; Girls Hockey Weekend, Girls Hockey Weekend across America, Intro to Hockey programs, Put the Biscuit in the Net, USA Hockey 2 & 2 challenge, as well as other avenues Affilates take to grow Girls Hockey.
This past weekend in Devils Lake at the NDAHA meeting, Bob Gillen, USA Hockey Northern Plains Representative, presented Mandan Hockey Club with the USA Hockey Female Honors Award for the Northern Plains. This is a huge accomplishment for our little Affiliation, and a very solid sign that Hockey is growing in Mandan.
This is something to be very proud of, as USA Hockey awards are not something that are just given away. MHC was presented with a framed certificate from USA Hockey that will hang poudly in our arena.
Along with our 2 & 2 Banner showing we completed our 2 & 2 goal, our web banner that will be placed on our Web site, and now this Female Honors Award, the year sure is starting our great for Mandan Hockey!
Congrats Mandan Hockey, leading the way in growing the sport of Hockey!!