Worthington Hockey fills girls' team; no merger necessaryPublished by on
WORTHINGTON – It seems a merger between the Worthington and Windom Hockey Associations to preserve girls varsity hockey will not be necessary.
Worthington Hockey Association President Kevin Black sent an email today to members stating a recruitment committee has added enough girls to the squad that it appears they will now field a team of 17 to 20 skaters.
When it looked as if there wouldn’t be enough girls to form a team, the association called a meeting to weigh interest in a merger. It was attended by about 50 members, the majority of whom expressed a desire to remain autonomous as Worthington Hockey. The board’s recruitment committee got busy, led by the hard work and determination of Jared Foster, Black stated. With the commitment of the added girls and because of their desire to remain independent, the merger with Windom’s program will no longer be pursued.
The biggest positive to come from the situation, Black said, is the wake up call to the association as to how important recruiting is to maintaining a strong, viable program.
Black thanked everyone who has supported the hockey association, and encouraged members to continue promoting the program to children and parents.