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Growing and governing the game of hockey in Wisconsin.
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Congratulations Pat Webber, Butch Johnson, Matt Walsh, Jeff Sauer, Guy Gosselin and Brianna Decker - USA Women's National Ice Hockey Team. We are proud to have in the Wisconsin Hockey Family!

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.) and Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.) of the U.S. Women's National Team have been named 2013-14 Team for Tomorrow Athlete Ambassadors by the United States Olympic Committee.

Team for Tomorrow is a humanitarian outreach program that was initiated in 2008 and has since featured 33 athlete ambassadors who have combined with their Olympic and Paralympic teammates for more than 400 volunteer hours.

Along with 10 additional ambassadors in the 2013-14 program, Decker and Duggan will serve as philanthropic captains of the 2014 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. They will act as advocates and champions of the effort by spreading awareness about Team for Tomorrow’s causes and leading the way through volunteerism and goodwill.

This class of Team for Tomorrow athletes will work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the YMCA, as well as other local sport and community organizations to coordinate athlete visits and sport equipment donations on behalf of the program both leading up to and following the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Women's Sports Foundation Names Amanda Kessel Finalist for 2013 Sportswoman of the Year Award – Team Sport Category

Winners Announced at Salute to Women in Sports Awards Gala on Oct. 16
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.), a forward on the U.S. Women’s National Team, has been named a finalist for the 2013 Sportswoman of the Year Award – Team Sport Category by the Women's Sports Foundation.

She is one of six finalists to have distinguished themselves between Aug. 13, 2012 and July 31, 2013. Over the past year, Kessel achieved significant success, including helping the U.S. Women’s National Team win the gold medal at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship and capture first place at the 2012 IIHF Four Nations Cup, as well as leading the University of Minnesota to a historic unbeaten season and the NCAA Division I national title in women's hockey. She was also honored with several awards.

Kessel's Highlights

• 2013 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award as the top player in NCAA Division I women's hockey

• 2013 USA Hockey Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year Award

• 2012-13 WCHA Player of the Year 

• 2012-13 AHCA/CCM Hockey First-Team All American

• 2013 NCAA All-Tournament Team

• Led NCAA in 2012-13 with 101 points (46-55)

Finalists for the Sportswoman of the Year awards will be voted on by the Foundation’s Awards Committee and the public. Fans can now vote for Kessel until Sept. 9.

Sportswoman of the Year honorees will be unveiled during the 34th Annual Salute to Women in Sports awards gala on Oct. 16 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Kessel's teammate, Jessie Vetter (Cottage Grove, Wis.), won the award in 2009.

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Good luck to everyone participating in WAHA play-downs this weekend. Play smart, play safe!

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Just received word that Wisconsin has more Let's Try Hockey sites than any other USA Hockey affiliate for the November 3rd event. That's awesome! And a big thank you to all the Wisconsin rinks and youth hockey associations helping to arrange or host an event!

Also need to thank the event sponsors like Total Hockey, Liberty Mutual Insurance and the NHL for their support of this great USA Hockey program.

Now, if you know anyone who would like to participate, please share this post or have them visit this link to register. It's going to be a great day for hockey in Wisconsin!

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USA Hockey's Board of Directors Endorses SafeSport Program

Organization Aggressive in Moving Forward Multiple Initiatives to Improve Hockey
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Hockey’s Board of Directors unanimously endorsed moving forward the USA Hockey SafeSport Program as its Annual Congress last week in Colorado Springs.

The comprehensive program is focused on creating an environment that will deter abusers and assist those in the hockey community in recognizing, reducing and responding to allegations or suspected abuse.

“We’ve long been a leader in providing a safe environment for all involved in the game,” said Ron DeGregorio, president of USA Hockey. “As an example, we first began screening adults involved with children in the 1990s . The USA Hockey SafeSport program packages our long-standing policies with some updates and includes the excellent video training our partners at the USOC have produced.”

Highlighting USA Hockey’s SafeSport Program are more defined standards for the required background screening of coaches and other volunteers having access to youth participants and guidelines for USA Hockey programs in reporting and responding to abuse and/or suspected abuse.


USA Hockey’s Board of Directors also voted to:

1. Change the legislation cycle so that the playing rules can be modified once every four years, instead of every two years. Playing rules changes will be considered in 2013 and then every four years.

2. Set the standard of the playing surface for games and scrimmages at the 8U age level as either cross-ice or half-ice, or on a surface that is equal to or less than the dimensions of cross-ice or half-ice, beginning with the 2013-14 playing season, with a provision that allows affiliates an opportunity to apply for an exception for a limited number of full ice games or scrimmages.

USA Hockey’s coaching education program also reported that revisions to the online coaching education modules and classroom curriculum will be in place for the beginning of the 2012-13 season to address many of the concerns of those in the field. In addition, a new coaching app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices is expected to be ready for the start of the 2012-13 season and will be available to USA Hockey registered coaches for free.

“We continue to be diligent in providing the best possible materials and delivery mechanisms to our coaches,” said Mike MacMillan, USA Hockey’s coach-in-chief. “Coaches are the lifeblood of our sport and it’s exciting to see the continued progress we’re making. A lot of people deserve credit for the terrific things that are happening.”

USA Hockey’s officiating education program is expected to have a national online system in place for the start of the 2012-13 season that will provide a mechanism to report and track the most serious infractions in games.

“There are some one million USA Hockey-sanctioned games each year and to be able to have a nationwide database and reporting system of egregious fouls is a significant step forward,” said Dave LaBuda, USA Hockey’s referee-in-chief.


• USA Hockey’s final registration report for the 2011-12 season showed an overall increase of 2.01%, including a record 107,387 participants at the 8-and-under age level. “In a tough economy, our sport continues to grow,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. “Our Board continues to push the envelope with its appetite for more education and training programs to help hockey and through our membership registration fee, support from others like the NHL and USOC, we’ve been able to deliver programming as good as any amateur sports organization in the world.”

• USA Hockey has launched an online Parents' Community at to specifically assist parents of four-to-eight year-old players in the sport. “We’ve started by focusing on the parents of our youngest players and will expand this over time to be more far-reaching,” said Pat Kelleher, assistant executive director of membership development for USA Hockey.

• While in place since 2009, language was adopted that recognizes the American Development Model as USA Hockey’s model hockey program. The ADM provides specific guidelines for all age groups and levels.


Three USA Hockey officers were unanimously re-elected to new three-year terms, including President Ron DeGregorio; Vice President/Adult Council Chair John Beadle; and Vice President/Youth Council Chair Dave Klasnick.

In addition, Donna Kaufman was elected to a three-year term to serve as director representative to the executive committee, while Shelley Looney was elected as the athlete representative to the executive committee.

Further, Phil Verchota and Sarah Fraser were elected to three-year terms as director at-large and Joan Mariconda was elected to a one-year term as director at-large, filling the seat left by John Vanbiesbrouck, who is now a vice president of USA Hockey and chair of the organization’s Junior Council.

Six athlete directors were also elected to three-year terms, with Ted Drury, Jamie Hagerman, and A.J. Mleczko being re-elected and Julie Chu, Bill Guerin and Dan LaCouture earning a spot on the Board for the first time. Hagerman was re-elected as USA Hockey’s representative to the United States Olympic Committee’s Athletes Advisory Council.


USA Hockey President Ron DeGregorio bestowed President’s Award on six individuals, including Dave Klasnick, Mike MacMillan, Jim Smith, Kevin McLaughlin, Mark Tabrum and Bob Weldon.

The Board unanimously honored Dick Coombs, Jerry Edwards, and Jack McCatherin with director emeritus status.
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