Community Spotlight: Skate With The Beavers
A win for the Beavers Saturday night made the atmosphere an exciting one not only the Men’s Beaver hockey players, but also for the kids who attended the game.
For the past few years for one Saturday night after a Men’s Beaver hockey game, kids of all ages get the rare opportunity to hit the ice with their hometown team. Win or lose the hockey team always hosts the annual skate with the beavers. Providing an opportunity to get kids on the ice and to meet some local role models.
Even for kids who may not have an interest in hockey, the Bemidji State hockey cheerleaders were on hand to skate along side the kids. For the cheerleaders, having an opportunity to connect with kids in the community is extremely important for the university.
For beaver hockey player Jordan Heller, who grew up in Bemidji, this is a golden opportunity to inspire young hockey players to continue with the sport and to continue working hard.
For these college students, it leaves them with a great feeling knowing that they are setting an example and inspiring young minds.
For 30 minutes kids got to skate around and not only meet and greet players, but walk away with that all important autograph of their favorite players.