Crush Keep Finding Ways To Keep Hockey Fun During The Pandemic
Hockey has returned to Chatham-Kent in less traditional ways.
While we aren’t seeing typical competition, tryouts, and practices, we are seeing people returning to the ice in alternative ways, and having fun.
This week, the Chatham-Kent Crush Midget ‘AA’ program held a costume tournament amongst themselves to celebrate the ‘spooky season’ and to keep the game fun.
“I usually like doing a costume tournament with the girls, it helps them and myself keep hope for a regular season and making it a little normal for them and our coaching staff,” said Diane Peters, the head coach of the Chatham-Kent Crush Midget ‘AA’ team
“It’s hard when there is nothing to play for, but they are all improving with learning about me as a coach and on ice clinics and what I’m expecting them to learn this year.”
The Midget ‘AA’ Crush are Chatham-Kent’s top women’s team, regularly graduating players to the PWHL, USports, and NCAA levels.
For now, the Midget ‘AA’ Crush are doing off ice training, and on ice skills every week while following the COVID-19 restrictions. They hope that the only costume they’ll be wearing at some point is a Crush game jersey.
“I hope for something this year especially for them and hopefully for my seniors,” said Peters. “It’s so difficult right now with all COVID restrictions and this was a little normalcy for them.”