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Welz Added To NewEdge

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Adam Welz / Professional Trainer has joined the staff of NewEdge Hockey Development Academy. He will work with both the Rochester & Buffalo NY Divisions.

Adam grew up in Rochester, NY playing AAA hockey through as a youth. He graduated from Brighton High School in 1995 where he was a three year starter for the varsity hockey team. He received all county honors during the 1994 and 1995 seasons and was a Team Captain in 1995. He went on to play lacrosse and hockey at SUNY Canton from 1995-97.  He was selected to the All Regional Team for NJCAA  both years and served as Team Captain both years for lacrosse. 

While at SUNY Canton, he was a member of the Men’s National Championship Hockey team in 1997. He is a Level 4 USA Hockey Certified Coach and has been involved with the Rochester Monarchs / new Rochester Junior Americans program as a Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the past 8 years. Adam is a life long hockey and lax player and has a deep passion for Coaching youth players in and around Upstate NY. 
 



I am very excited to be part of the NewEdge Hockey team. I have been following NewEdge Hockey for a while now and I can say with confidence, they are the best hockey development company in Upstate, NY. I am looking forward to contributing to the very high standards they have set as a hockey training company as well as continue to learn, grow, and develop as a coach and trainer.”   Adam Welz

Amerks Defenseman Nathan Paetsch Announces Retirement

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Photo: Micheline V/ Rochester Americans

Two-time Calder Cup winner and veteran blueliner retires after

17 pro seasons, including seven in Rochester

(Rochester, NY) – Rochester Americans defenseman and assistant captain Nathan Paetsch has announced his retirement from professional hockey, ending an illustrious 17-year playing career with nearly 900 games in the National Hockey League, American Hockey League and the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany.

“I was extremely fortunate to play the game for as long as I have and to create so many lasting friendships with teammates, coaches, front office staff and support staff,” said Paetsch. “I couldn’t be happier to have started and finished my career with the Rochester Americans. The city and organization not only gave me a place to play, but more importantly, a home and a family. It was extremely special to begin my career as a teammate of Chris Taylor and end it with him as my coach.

“I also want to thank all the other organizations I was lucky enough to be a part of. Playing in the Stanley Cup Conference Finals with the Buffalo Sabres was truly a dream come true. Winning two Calder Cups with the Grand Rapids Griffins will always hold a special place in my heart. The bonds I share with the city and organization will last forever.

“None of this, though, would have been possible without the endless support of my loving wife, Jaclyn, and two children, Kellen and Mira. I simply cannot thank my family enough for their countless sacrifices for allowing me to pursue my dream of playing this great game.”

A native of LeRoy, Sask., the 37-year-old Paetsch appeared in 258 career games over parts of seven seasons in the red, white and blue, recording 100 points on 23 goals and 77 assists. His seven seasons in Rochester trail only Darryl Sly for the most by a defenseman in the 64-year history of the franchise and he’s one of only 20 defensemen all-time with at least 250 games as an Amerk. He also added four points (2+2) in 26 playoff appearances for Rochester, leading the Amerks to the postseason in each of his first two years with the team.

It was off the ice, however, where Paetsch’s contributions were the most impactful. In his seven seasons with the team, he was unanimously named the winner of the organization’s McCulloch Trophy for his commitment to the Rochester community on five different occasions, the most by any player. He also remains the only Amerk in franchise history to receive the award, coinciding with being named Rochester’s AHL Man of the Year for his community service, in three straight years from 2018-2020.

Paetsch is also a four-time recipient of his team’s AHL Man of the Year award as well as a three-time nominee for the league’s Fred T. Hunt Award, presented annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship, determination and dedication to hockey.

A seventh-round selection (202nd overall) of the Buffalo Sabres in 2003, Paetsch joined the Amerks as a rookie for the 2003-04 season following five years of junior hockey with the Moose Jaw Warriors. The following year, he and the Amerks enjoyed a record-setting season for the most points and longest home win streak while winning the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as regular season champions thanks to an AHL-best 51-19-4-6 record. Paetsch would be the only Amerk to appear in all 80 games that season.

His best season as an Amerk came during the 2005-06 campaign when he posted career-highs in goals (11), assists (39) and points (50) to lead all Rochester defensemen and finish ninth in scoring among all AHL blueliners. For his efforts, he would be named Amerks MVP, becoming just the third defenseman in team history to earn the honors.

That year would also see Paetsch make his NHL debut for the Buffalo Sabres, paving way for a full-time spot in the NHL with the Sabres and later the Columbus Blue Jackets over the next four seasons.

Paetsch played an integral role during Buffalo’s record-setting season in 2006-07, his first at the NHL level, recording a career-high 24 points (2+22) in 63 games. He helped the Sabres set franchise records for the most consecutive wins and road wins to begin a season while also leading Buffalo to the 50-win mark for just the second time in franchise history. The Sabres also tied the franchise mark for the most points in a season on their way to capturing their first President’s Trophy as regular season champions and advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Paetsch would play parts of the next three seasons with the Sabres and Blue Jackets, totaling 42 points (7+35) over 167 career NHL games.

Following a brief return to Rochester in 2010-11 and a season abroad in Germany, Paetsch spent five seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins, where he led the team to five straight playoff appearances and two Calder Cup championships while also serving as team captain during the 2016-17 campaign.

He rejoined the Amerks for his third stint in Rochester prior to the 2017-18 season, playing out the final 43 games of his career with 14 points (2+2) over his final three seasons.

In his AHL career, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound blueliner amassed 259 points (52+207) over 651 career AHL games with Rochester, Grand Rapids and Syracuse, while also adding 34 points (5+29) in 104 playoff contests. During the 2016-17 season with Grand Rapids, he became just the 18th player in AHL history to play in 100 or more Calder Cup Playoff games.

He departs the organization ranked 25th in scoring among all-time defensemen in franchise history, joining the likes of Amerks Hall of Famers Jim Wiemer and Randy Cunneyworth to begin and end their playing careers in Rochester.

Snowbelt Youth Hockey Cancels Season

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The Snowbelt Youth Hockey League Board of Representatives met via Zoom this evening and came to a consensus that the 2020-21 regular season and J.A.M. Tournaments shall be canceled. The safety of players, coaches, referees, fans, and communities is paramount.

While this is a disappointing decision to have to make, we feel it is the correct choice. Multiple factors came into play during the discussion, including the following:

• The Board had agreed upon a latest possible start date of January 2 or 9 if hockey games were allowed at that time. There are no indications that hockey games will be allowed within that timeframe.

• Even with a possible start to the sport in early January and a reduced number of League games, the likelihood of a large number of game cancellations due to team sickness and/or quarantine would likely prevent most or all teams from completing or rescheduling all scheduled games.

• NYSAHA is unable to provide us with a solid start date until the Governor’s office gives the go-ahead.

• The New York State Governor’s office will not allow high-risk winter sports while the infection rates continue to increase (and infection rates continue to increase).

• The NYSPHSAA (high school) has already announced the cancellation of all Winter State Championships and all high-risk sports are postponed until authorization is granted by state officials. (NYSPHSAA has no direct affiliation with the functioning of Snowbelt but the status of high school hockey does impact some associations and rinks.)As an alternative to the 2020-21 season, Snowbelt will collect and publish team contacts from teams that would have participated in the League if the season had been allowed to progress.

If the state allows hockey games between associations, this information will allow teams to schedule pick-up games with each other. This pick-up format will allow teams and associations to schedule games according to their comfort levels and according to the team’s health and quarantine status.

The Snowbelt Board wishes everyone a safe and healthy winter season. We hope to see everyone back on the ice when it’s safe to do so.

Follow Team USA At 2021 IIHF World Jr. Championship

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NHL Network is Exclusive TV Home of Tournament in the U.S.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – With Team USA in Edmonton preparing for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, fans will be able to experience more of the tournament than ever before this year as NHL Network will carry all 28 games of the championship live, in addition to every pre-tournament game. 

Action starts for Team USA on Sunday (Dec. 20) when it faces Switzerland at 6 p.m. ET in the first of two pre-tournament games. For Team USA’s full schedule, click here

The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship officially begins on Christmas Day (Dec. 25) with three games, including Team USA’s matchup with rival Russia at 9:30 p.m. ET. Action concludes on Jan. 5 with the bronze and gold-medal game. 

All games of the tournament are being played without fans at Rogers Arena in Edmonton. Stephen NelsonDave Starman and Jill Savage will call all Team USA preliminary and medal round games throughout the championship. NHL Network will air a special tournament preview show on Sunday, Dec., 24, at 6 p.m. ET, hosted by Tony Luftman with analysis from E.J. Hradek and Starman, preceded by the re-airing of Team USA’s last three gold medal-winning games (2010, 2013, 2017) starting at 10 a.m. 

Throughout the tournament, NHL Network’s NHL Tonight will include comprehensive previews, highlights, analysis and interviews. In addition to the television coverage, fans can enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of Team USA online at TeamUSA.USAHockey.com/worldjuniors2021 and on USA Hockey’s social media channels.

In addition, the Twitter account of USA Hockey Magazine will be giving away some fun prizes throughout the tournament through its annual trivia contest on game days. 

Cornerstone Hockey Clinics Update

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Hockey Clinics
Cornerstone has added new times for our skills clinics. You can now pre-register by clicking here.
Wednesday 3:30-4:30: Skating and Skills (All Ages) – $15
This clinic will focus on basic and advance skating and skill work which will include edges, over speed and passing. Each day will progress into more advanced skills. Line skating and drills will be done. This clinic makes your player a better skater while working on high end skills.
Wednesday 4:30-5:30: Defensive Skills ( 8 and over) – $15
This clinic is not just for D-men as every player needs to know how to play defensively. We will work on skating with and without the puck, footwork, gap control, angling, shooting and proper stick placement. This clinic will make your player a better defensively sound player along with making them smarter on the ice. The best skill a D-man has is his or her brain and we will focus and train on how to slow the game down.

The cost for offerings is as follows:
Skills & Drills – $15/sessionDefensive Skills – $15/session

Please click here to pre-register. As part of pre-registration, you will electronically sign the Cornerstone CFCU Arena waiver. For us to maintain everyone’s safety, we will require all customers to adhere to our new guidelines. These guidelines will be emailed to customers after pre-registration is complete. Please send money/check in an envelope with participant’s name on it. You can also call in payments by Card. 716-438-7698.

(Cornerstone Photo)

Thomas McCollum Update

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Here is an update on goaltender Thomas McCollum:

McCollum, a native of Sanborn, NY is currently playing for HC TWK Innsbruck of the Austrian Hockey League. He signed with the team back in August.

McCollum was a first-round pick, the 30th player taken overall, of the Detroit Red Wings in the 2008 National Hockey League Draft. The 31 year-old has spent most of his pro career playing in the American Hockey League.

(photo by Grand Rapids of AHL)

2021 US National Junior Team Announced; Two NYS-born Players On The Roster

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Twenty-five players to compete in World Junior Championship
PLYMOUTH, Michigan – USA Hockey named 25 players to the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team set to compete in the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship from Dec. 25, 2020 – Jan. 5, 2021, in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The group features eight members of the 2020 U.S. National Junior Team, including goaltenders Spencer Knight (Darien, Conn.) and Dustin Wolf (Gilroy, Calif.), defenseman Cam York (Anaheim, Calif.), and forwardsBobby Brink (Minnetonka, Minn.), Cole Caufield (Stevens Point, Wis.), Arthur Kaliyev (Staten Island, N.Y.),Alex Turcotte (Chicago, Ill.) and Trevor Zegras (Bedford, N.Y.). Knight was also a member of the silver medal-winning 2019 U.S. National Junior Team. 

“Our players and staff have done everything we’ve asked of them, all of the safety protocols and considerations, in order to make hockey the focus of our training camp,” said John Vanbiesbrouck, general manager of the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team and also the assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. “We had a great week of camp and we have certainly faced adversity, but we believe in these 25 players and we all have the same goal.” 

The roster is comprised of players born in 2001 or later, come from 17 different states. A total of 22 players are currently playing or previously played college hockey. 

Team USA will face Russia in its first preliminary matchup Dec. 25 at Rogers Place with opening faceoff set for 7:30 p.m. local time/9:30 p.m. ET. In its 13th year televising the tournament, NHL Network will provide live game telecasts of all U.S. games, including the team’s two pre-tournament matchups, plus comprehensive previews, highlights, analysis and interviews within its studio programming. 

NOTES: Nate Leaman (Providence, Rhode Island) is the head coach of the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team with Ted Donato (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Kris Mayotte (Ann Arbor, Michigan), and Steve Miller (Columbus, Ohio) serving as assistant coaches, and Theresa Feaster (Providence, R.I.) as video coach … The United States enters the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship seeking its fifth medal in six years after earning a record four consecutive medals: gold in 2017, silver in 2019, and bronze in both 2018 and 2016 … Team USA will play its preliminary games against Group B opponents Austria, Czech Republic, Russia and Sweden … For more information about the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship click here

NYSPHSAA Cancels All Winter State Championships

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NYSPHSAA Announces the Cancellation of All Winter State Championships;

High-Risk Sports Postponed Until Authorization is Provided

LATHAM, NY –The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announces the cancellation of all 2021 Winter State Championships and the postponement of all high-risk sports until authorization is granted by state officials. The NYSPHSAA Officers rendered these decisions with input from the NYSPHSAA membership and the 11 Section Executive Directors.

“When examining the feasibility of Winter State Championships, it became apparent that travel and overnight accommodations would create a unique challenge for our member schools,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “At this time, we must prioritize maximizing student participation without a focus on championship events.”

The Association’s decision to postpone all high-risk sports until authorization is granted was reinforced by the increase in infection and hospitalization rates across the State. The New York State Department of Health has determined the following NYSPHSAA-endorsed sports to be high risk: basketball, boys lacrosse, competitive cheerleading, football, ice hockey, volleyball, and wrestling.

The cancellation of the Winter State Championships (bowling, basketball, boys swimming & diving, competitive cheerleading, gymnastics, indoor track & field, ice hockey, skiing, and wrestling) addresses membership concerns associated with increased travel, hotel accommodations, transportation logistics and the planning for meals.  Furthermore, venue capacity limitations and social distancing restrictions make it increasingly difficult to ensure the safety of student-athletes, coaches, and families. 

“As an educator, I am witnessing first-hand the challenges our member schools are facing each day in addressing this pandemic,” said Julie Bergman, NYSPHSAA President. “It is important we continue listening to the concerns being expressed by our membership when making decisions impacting interscholastic athletics.”

Low- and moderate-risk regular season sports continue to be permitted. The 2021 NYSPHSAA Spring State Championships remain scheduled at this time.

ECC Men’s Hockey Has A Start Practice Date

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Erie Community College’s men’s hockey team now has a return to practice date of February 1. The following announcement came from college administration:


“The college’s ice hockey and cheerleading teams, which are not NJCAA sponsored sports, will be able to begin practice February 1 but will have to await updated state guidance on competition.”

Clemons Named A CHA November Award Winner

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Although in the early stages of the 2020-21 season, but with a handful of games under their belt, College Hockey America has awarded one of its November honors to Rayla Clemons.

Rookie of the Month

Rayla Clemons – Syracuse 
Freshman, Forward – Franklin, MI/Pittsburgh Pens Elite

Rayla Clemons scored points in all three Syracuse games to start the season totaling four points, on two goals and two assists. In her first game, she scored a goal on her first collegiate shift, just 1:07 into the game, and followed that up with another goal 14 minutes later to give Syracuse a 2-0 lead. She tied for 13th nationally in goals per game, and tied for 3rd nationally in points per game by a freshman. 

Fairport, NY Native Wins Weekly CHA Award

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After months of planning, the CHA got fully underway last week with a handful of league games. Following that, College Hockey America is pleased to announce the first weekly winners of the 2020-21 season.


Rookie of the Week
 
Kiara Zanon – Penn State
Freshman, Forward – Fairport, NY/Kingston Jr. Ice Wolves


Kiara Zanon tied for the CHA lead in points with three in three games played last week. She scored two goals and added an assist as the Nittany Lions went 2-0-1 against CHA foes Lindenwood and Syracuse. Zanon had two points in Penn State’s 4-1 win over Lindenwood to start the week, then came back with the game-winning goal in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Syracuse.

Klimek Earns Player of The Week Honors

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Senior Victoria Klimek is the College Hockey America Player of the Week after scoring all three goals for the Orange in a weekend series at Penn State. The Orangeville, Ontario native scored the lone goal in Syracuse’s 2-1 loss on Saturday and both goals in the 2-2 overtime tie on Sunday. Klimek started the scoring in both games, scoring eight minutes into the first game and tallying a pair of goals within six minutes of each other to give the Orange a 2-0 lead in the second game.

Klimek, who has scored at least two goals in a game three times in her career, is the first Syracuse player to score in back-to-back games since Jessica DiGirolamo in 2018. In 2020-21, Klimek leads the team with six points, including four goals and two assists.

Klimek’s goal on Saturday was unassisted, and on Sunday, Anna Leschyshyn and Tatum Whiteassisted on the first goal on a power play, and DiGirolamo and Sarah Thompson recorded the assists on the second score.

Syracuse will host Penn State in their second CHA series of the season in Syracuse on Friday, Dec. 11 (7 pm) and Saturday, Dec 12 (3 pm). Both games will be streamed on Cuse.com.

USA Hockey Updates Preliminary US National Jr. Team Roster

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Roster Remains at 29 Players, Camp Began Today at USA Hockey Arena
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey announced the addition of defensemen Tyler Kleven (Fargo, N.D./University of North Dakota) and Hunter Skinner (Pinckney, Mich./London Knights), and goaltender Logan Stein (Suwanee, Ga./Ferris State University) to the preliminary roster for the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team to replace forward Robert Mastrosimone (East Islip, N.Y./Boston University), defenseman Alex Vlasic (Wilmette, Ill./Boston University) and goaltender Drew Commesso (Norwell, Mass./Boston University), who are not available to participate. 

The U.S. began a week-long camp today at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich., in preparation for the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, set for Dec. 25-Jan. 6 in Edmonton, Alberta. The 29 players participating in the camp include 10 who played on the 2020 U.S. National Junior Team. 

The final 25-player U.S. roster will be announced on Dec. 13 prior to the U.S. departing for Edmonton.

 “It’s certainly heartbreaking for Robert, Alex and Drew to not have the chance to make our team and we feel for them,” said John Vanbiesbrouck, general manager of the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team and also the assistant executive director of hockey operations for the USA Hockey. “But it’s great to have the depth we do and we’re pleased to welcome Tyler, Hunter and Logan. We’re excited to get our camp underway and continue to work with our medical staff, the IIHF and the government of Alberta to help provide the safest possible environment for everyone associated with our team.” 

NHL Network is the exclusive home of the IIHF World Junior Championship and will televise every Team USA game, in addition to a full slate of preliminary round, quarterfinal, semifinal and medal round games. 

NOTES: The U.S. training camp in Plymouth is closed to the public … Nate Leaman (Providence, Rhode Island) is the head coach of the 2021 U.S. National Junior Team with Ted Donato (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Kris Mayotte (Ann Arbor, Michigan), and Steve Miller (Columbus, Ohio) serving as assistant coaches, and Theresa Feaster (Providence, R.I.) as video coach … The United States enters the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship seeking its fifth medal in six years after earning a record four consecutive medals: gold in 2017, silver in 2019, and bronze in both 2018 and 2016 … Team USA will play its preliminary games against Group B opponents Austria, Czech Republic, Russia and Sweden … For more information about the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship click here

Beauts Coach Reaches Out to Help Teens

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by Janet Schultz, NY Hockey OnLine Magazine

The loss of a parent is hard no matter what age you are. As an adult many times we are responsible for their affairs, deal with the personal grief and comfort our immediate family.

For a teen, losing a parent is even more devastating.

First, children feel their parents will live forever. Teens are especially at risk because many times they want to be the strong family member, they want to help the surviving spouse, and often they just “shut down.” This can go on for a long period of time undiagnosed as depression. It’s during these times that teens can change the path they are taking and end up on the wrong one.

Buffalo Beauts Associate Head Coach Rhea Coad understands all of that. She went through it. Now she want to help teens through the tough times, not just the death of a parent but now a pandemic that takes away school and athletics and can also lead the youth down a sorted road.

Coad started Buffalo Believes last season, and even with COVID she plan to keep it going this season.

The program gives teens someone to talk to who has been there and can give guidance and support when they most needed. The program is based on Coad’s own experiences.

Coad’s mother died of cancer when she was 16 years old. She admits that she was the strong one. She knew exactly what her mother wanted for a funeral and Coad made sure that was exactly what happened. Working on those arrangements gave her an escape, something to do, a way to not deal with the grief. Or so she thought.

“I didn’t cry at all, not at the funeral and not after,” said Coad. “I felt stuck.”

However, she didn’t realize all this until seven years later.

Coad was playing hockey in Buffalo and twos months after her mothers death she decided to head off to the Ontario Hockey Academy. Not a bad choice for a hockey player, but now she realizes she was running away from her situation.

Coad admits that she grew up in a family where her mother did everything for her. She admits to her mother actually putting the toothpaste on her toothbrush. So imagine heading off to school on your own with not having to wash your clothes, make you bed, tidy your room and having room checks to make sure those things were done. Coad had to learn a lot more than hockey and academics!

“Not only that but I was in another country,” she adds.

“It was a real awaking,” she says.  “I went from 16 years to 20 years really fast.”

“My Dad worked really hard to pay for that training and drove eight hours to watch me play,” said Coad.

But even her father didn’t see what was really happening. 

“Even to this day I think he still sees me as that 16 year old, who took charge and went off to pursue her hockey career” said Coad. “Parents often get caught in seeing their children at a certain age.”

Following the OHA she went off to play four years at Canton University and then took the coaching job at Nazareth in Rochester to be closer to home. This was part of the healing process.

Now with the Buffalo Beauts she sees Buffalo as her home once again.

That is what Buffalo Believes is all about.

Coad will help teens work through all those emotions she went through without a lot of help.

“You grow up so quick when something like this happens,” she continues. “This is where you need help from someone who has gone through it and can help guide you down the right path.”

“We will help you learn how to work through it.”

“I learned it a little late, but luckily before I veered down a wrong path,” she said. 

Buffalo Believes will work with the teen to guide them through the deep depression, teach them how to love themselves and gain confidence to help them understand things will be alright.

“A coach once told me that you have to love yourself before you can love anyone else,” she explained. “I didn’t believe it when I heard it but I have learned how true that is.”

“The most important is that you will never get over losing a parent, but you will learn how to live with it.”

Last season Coad made contact with two sixteen year olds that lost their mother. The stories were so similar to hers she knew she could help.

First they provided the teens with ticket to a game, provided them the opportunity to get autographs after the game, along with all fans, and then Coad gave them a tour of the facility. Following that they sat down and talked. From that point they exchanged telephone numbers and Coad made it clear they could call her at any time to talk.

“That first day was the beginning of a long-standing relationship,” said Coad. “These girls are still in touch with me.”

The teens had the opportunity to open up to someone who had the experience, had the same interest–hockey, and saw Coad as a role model. Not only because she lost her mother, but she was a student, a hockey player and now a coach.

This season, with no fans in the stands, Coad wasn’t sure how Buffalo Believes would work. She knew there was a way and with the help of the NWHL she will connect via ZOOM. Not only her, but she has enlisted the help of other teammates on the Beauts and the other NWHL teams who will work with teens in their areas.

“We can now add more people to the mix,” said Coad.

Not only that but with the Pandemic teens are facing another situation that they have no control over and can’t even be told what the future holds.

“Sports and school define our children,” explains Coad. “Without that there is a cause for concern. They don’t know how to handle it.”

“I had hockey taken away for a year due to academics,” said Coad. “It was awful, I didn’t know what to do with myself. I felt lost.”

Buffalo Believes will work with teens who are in need of help dealing with the changes caused by the pandemic.

Buffalo Believes is a program that gives teens a chance to talk to someone who has been there, who knows how they feel about what is happening to them and in an arena they are familiar with–hockey!

Once again, the hockey family is there to help each other.

(NYHOL and the Buffalo Beauts will release ZOOM information shortly.)